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New custom search buttons

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

It’s always been possible to configure the list of search buttons available on your Protopage’s search bar. We’ve now made it easier for you to add your own search buttons, which only return Google search results from a particular web site. For example, in the screenshot above you can see custom search buttons that return […]

New YouTube, Market Indices and Sports Scores widgets

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

We’ve been listening to your suggestions, and have released three new widgets: 1. A YouTube widget, which makes it easy for you to embed a YouTube video into your Protopage 2. A market indices widget. We use a third party provider for our stock price widgets, because licensing the data feeds ourselves would be prohibitively […]

Disaster recovery procedures and encrypted off-site backups

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

A few people have recently asked about our backup procedures, to ensure that the contents of their Protopages are safe. We have a dual layer backup mechanism in place. Firstly, we have continuous live backups of the Protopage databases through a process called ‘replication’. This means that if the main Protopage servers were to suddenly […]

Stopwatch and Countdown timer

Friday, September 9th, 2016

We’ve just released two new widgets that are useful for time management – a stopwatch and a countdown timer. You can add them to your page using the “Add widgets” menu at the top of your screen. Enjoy!

Widget Transparency, Retina Wallpapers and Twitter Enhancements

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

By popular demand, we now support configurable widget ‘transparency’. This can be configured via the Colors/Settings button at the top of your Protopage. We’ve also updated our list of wallpapers with nearly 100 new options, now in retina quality. (Mac Chrome users only – please note that the current version of Chrome has a bug […]

‘Mark all read’ toolbar button

Friday, October 16th, 2015

We’ve added a new toolbar button to make it easy to mark all news feed widgets on your page as “read”. This will make it easy to see what is new when you return to your page later. There is also a keyboard shortcut to do this. If you want to mark all widgets on […]

New feature: Mark all as read for widgets

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Have you ever wanted to mark all of the headlines inside a widget as read? You can now do this by holding the left mouse button down inside any widget and tapping the “X” key on your keyboard. If you want to mark all widgets on your page as read, you can hold the left […]

Welcome Google users

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Welcome to those of you that are migrating from iGoogle to Protopage this month. For those of you that are not aware, iGoogle is a Google competitor to Protopage that is being shut down by Google in a few week’s time. We’re very proud to have outlasted our competitors, and have been able to do […]

2013 design refresh

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

We’ve just released a new version of Protopage featuring a new lightweight design that will speed up your page load by 20-40%. We’ve also added a new search bar, which will make it easier for you to access all of your favourite search engines. We’ve also released a new Twitter timeline widget that will display […]

Protopage is 7 years old and outlasts iGoogle!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Google announced today that it is shutting down iGoogle, which was a Protopage competitor. Protopage launched in 2005 and is still going despite nearly every other start page shutting down or becoming derelict. We were one of TechCrunch’s first ever posts on August 18th 2005 (after seeing we were the #1 most bookmarked site on […]