I know many of you probably don’t use homepages anymore — I know I don’t, but iBigBang might give you a reason to use them again. It’s a free tool that gives you your own desktop on the Web. With that desktop, you can create bookmarks and projects that will make it easier for you to access your favorite and most used websites. Your desktop can be customized to your liking and you can even share bookmarks and projects with friends.
After signing up, the first thing you’ll want to do is go to “settings” to customize your desktop. If your bookmarks are already saved in your browser, you can download and important them to your desktop. You can also do things like customize the color of your menu bar and add your own wallpaper/background or use a predefined one.
Adding bookmarks is done from the “menu” on your desktop. Once you click “new bookmark,” you can enter the URL, title, section (which are like tags or categories), add it to a project (described below) and add a note or two about the website.
Once added to your desktop, icons can be arranged anyway you like by just clicking and dragging around the screen. You can click on the title to go to the website or click the section/topic (that you added) to display other sites that are related to it (see image below). Also, from the menu bar you can search the Web from within the iBigBang interface.
A nice feature they have for organizing your desktop even further is the ability to create projects. Projects are folders that you can use to organize your bookmarks by type, alphabetical order or any other way you choose. These projects can also be shared with friends or kept private. Every time one of your bookmarks is saved by a friend, a message will appear on your desktop letting you know. You can also allow projects to be visible to everyone, which will automatically create a link for you to share on any site.
The only issue with iBigBang is that some instructions and buttons are often displayed in Spanish. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any way to fix this at the moment. Other than that, it’s definitely a very useful tool for organizing your bookmarks in style.