My Protopage

August 18, 2005 in 4 out of 5 stars, Free, Hosted software

What is it? Customizable, AJAX driven webpage where you can add "sticky notes", web link lists, to-do lists, etc.  Kind of like a 1-page, edit on the fly version of BackPack (although quite different from backpack).  Great to use as a home page where you can leave yourself reminders, lists, important links, etc. You create the page when you first arrive, set it as your browser's home page and use it for whatever.


Who makes it?


Why is it the killerest?

With it's AJAX driven editing and clean interface, it makes for a great one-page organizer, and it's free. Amazing technology at work here.

What could be improved?

Perhaps more customization and pre-built "modules".  Although, the current version is described as "Pre-release." It's somewhat confusing as to what it does when you first arrive. It's kind of busy looking. Unclear revenue model.

How much does it cost?

Free, Nada


Reviewed by Russ Thornton

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INCREDIBLE. I love this thing. At first I was like... wth? (because I just visited the link). Then I started dragging/dropping and DROOLING. I don't USE bookmarks, I just keep all of the links that I care about on a simple .htm page located on my local machine and when I want to add another one, I drop it into a section based upon the type of link (news, searches, etc).

MyProtopage is an amazing replacement for my old home page. I love this thing.

The only thing I want now is a way to interact with it through a web service or other api so that I can write an article about how to interact with it through XML. Technically, this thing is so sweet I won't be able to shut up about it for days...

Posted by: Michael K. Campbell | Aug 18, 2005 4:03:05 PM

Apparently the London based company that designed Protopage is looking for input so they can deliver not just a cool, well-designed webapp, but also something that's super functional.

No doubt, MyProtopage is great (once you figure out what it is . . .)

Posted by: Russ | Aug 18, 2005 4:39:36 PM

This doesn't work in Safari. Error message:

"Your web browser software is out of date or unsupported. This site may not work correctly for you.

Please use Firefox on the Mac - Safari support is coming in the next few weeks."

Posted by: Lorraine | Aug 18, 2005 5:34:58 PM

Great stuff. All you want and more here, for your one stop shopping and transporting stuff back and forth between work and home.

Posted by: Phil Gerbyshak | Aug 18, 2005 7:19:57 PM

Just tried this. Love it especially the ability to customise my wallpaper to look exactly like my desktop. Thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by: PrincessE | Aug 19, 2005 12:34:42 PM

Hmmm. I didn't quite get it. An app for link lists and sticky notes? I already have a place for my links, and sticky notes are a terrible way to organize information. Didn't work for me...

Posted by: patrick | Aug 27, 2005 10:52:09 AM