Joining the Google’s multi-month design refresh bandwagon, iGoogle today jumped and rolled out a sleek and simple new Google+ inspired user interface.
“In addition to the visible design changes like new colors and spacing, we’ve made some changes to functionality to showcase the content that really matters to you: we’ve hidden buttons and navigation links until they’re actually needed. Now you can collapse the left panel to give yourself room for more gadgets, or pop it back out when you want to chat with a friend,” informed iGoogle team.
There’s an option to hide the sidebar and a bigger search box that supports voice search if you use Chrome. The links to the advanced search page and language tools page have been removed, while the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button is only displayed below the list of suggestions.
For those of you using Google Chrome, you can now search simply by speaking out loud, right from your iGoogle homepage. Just click the microphone icon to get started.