Stuttgart/Germany (PRWEB) December 7, 2006
Pageflakes, a leading player in the rapidly-growing personalized startpage space, today announced that it has extended its suite of productivity widgets by adding a calendar and a word-processing application. With the addition of the new widgets, Pageflakes now offers a web-based counterpart for most office applications.
The new calendar widget - or "flake", as the company calls it - gives users a convenient way to manage their calendar online. The new Notepad Flake offers a rich-text editor which lets users create, save and print documents. The two new flakes complement Pageflakes' existing Address Book Flake, Mail Flake and To-Do-List Flake. Taken together, Pageflakes users can now access their contacts, calendar, tasks, documents and emails from any computer. What's particularly compelling is that users can put these flakes on a shared page which they use together with their friends or family.
"Setting up a family address book or calendar online has never been easier," said Christoph Janz, co-founder and CEO of Pageflakes. Janz conceded that traditional office suites like MS Office* are still way more sophisticated, saying that in most cases the online applications would be a complement rather than a full replacement.
Richard MacManus, who frequently covers the online office space on his influential blog Read/WriteWeb, wrote recently: "Think of a start page as like an Intranet dashboard, where you have the documents and files you use regularly either open - or a click away - in your dashboard."
Pageflakes is a leading player in the rapidly-growing personalized startpage space. At http://www.pageflakes.com, the company provides a convenient one-stop access-point to a user's favourite internet applications and content such as blogs, news feeds, Del.icio.us bookmarks, Flickr photos and numerous other web services and applications. Since its beta launch in February 2006, Pageflakes has been adding new features at record speed. One of the latest innovations is the ability to share pages with friends or publish them for anyone to see. In May 2006, the company announced that it has secured seed funding from Benchmark Capital.
*"Word", "Outlook" and "Office" are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Pageflakes is not affiliated with Microsoft Corporation.
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