Create a Simple, Awesome Browser Start Page with Fav4

I recently asked my friends on Twitter what they used for their browser start page, and it seemed like most people used about:blank, Google/Firefox Start, or iGoogle.  I personally use iGoogle because I can combine a lot of information into one page, but I often find myself wanting something a little simpler.  Fav4.org is an browser start page that offers just that.

Fav4 is very simple – you can choose four of your favorite sites to have displayed on your browser start page.  When you first visit Fav4, you’ll be greeted with four very large buttons for Facebook, Flickr, Gmail, and Twitter.

Changing the four sites displayed is very easy, just click the Site Settings button in the bottom right.

You can then click the Config tab to select which four sites you would like to display.  Fav4 currently supports over 130 different services, and if your favorite service is missing you can click the Suggest tab to let them know.

When you’ve finished selecting your favorite sites, just click Save Settings and your custom page will be created.  All you need to do then is set fav4.org as your browser homepage.  Check out this link for instructions on how to do this with your browser.

What do you use for your browser start page?  Share it with us in the comments below!


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7 responses to “Create a Simple, Awesome Browser Start Page with Fav4”

  1. Jacob Avatar
    Jacob

    Fav4.org looks nice all right. But in practice I think it is to simple. Four links – you might as well make have them as link buttons on your bookmark toolbar. I like zenstart – it has a search box and the top 150 links:
    <a href="http://www.zenstart.com” target=”_blank”>www.zenstart.com

    1. Evan Wondrasek Avatar

      Thanks for the tip! Zenstart looks very cool.

  2. Jacob Avatar
    Jacob

    Fav4.org looks nice all right. But in practice I think it is to simple. Four links – you might as well make have them as link buttons on your bookmark toolbar. I like zenstart – it has a search box and the top 150 links:
    http://www.zenstart.com

    1. Evan Wondrasek Avatar

      Thanks for the tip! Zenstart looks very cool.

  3. Kate Litaker Avatar

    Four is defiantly not enough. I am a Fast Dial user or any similar Firefox add-on with around 12 big block links on my home page. Not the 3D ones though, those are not simple enough for my taste.
    For awhile Pat had one that automatically updated his most visited sites. Turned out that half of them were porn. Ha. He changed it soon after I saw that.

  4. Kate Litaker Avatar

    Four is defiantly not enough. I am a Fast Dial user or any similar Firefox add-on with around 12 big block links on my home page. Not the 3D ones though, those are not simple enough for my taste.
    For awhile Pat had one that automatically updated his most visited sites. Turned out that half of them were porn. Ha. He changed it soon after I saw that.

  5. MichaelPoynter Avatar
    MichaelPoynter

    You could also try BrowserStartPage.com to store your bookmarks. http://www.browserstartpage.com.

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