iGoogle is a personal homepage for your browser that can be customized in many different ways by adding or removing modules with varied online services. Now iGoogle Sidebar enables you to always have this personalized webpage opened in your browser's sidebar.
You can have the latest news headlines, weather forecast, Google calendar, direct access to your Gmail inbox and many other tools, each one of them with their own settings. They can be arranged in any order just by dragging and dropping them with the mouse. Depending on the sidebar's width, you may need to reduce its font size or hide tabs if you don't want to have a messed up layout.
Of course, this extension implies giving up some precious web browsing space. On the upside, iGoogle Sidebar offers such a wide variety of modules to customize it that you may find this sacrifice worth it.
This extension enables you to view your iGoogle (formerly known as Google Personalized Home page) modules in the sidebar with an optimized layout.
This extension was inspired by a tip posted by Erica Joy on her blog. She suggested creating a bookmark to your Google Personalized Home page and to opening it in the sidebar using a built-in feature of Firefox.
The trick worked great -until either Google changed the code of the page or the new Firefox 220.127.116.11 changed the actual layout, making it unusable (squeezed 3 times horizontaly).
This extension aims at reproducing the feature initially described in the trick, with additional features such as un-squeezed modules and an optimized layout with removed header, search box and footer, removed margins and optionally reduced font size.