Fav4.org: A clean – yet elegant – candidate worthy of being your homepage/start page

Originally started by Opera, and popularized by Chrome, the “multiple homepage” concept is commonly used by people (whether by add-on or built in browser functionality) who can’t decide on one single website to be their homepage. However, what if you want something simple, clean, yet elegant and want it without any hassle, or third party add-on (assuming the browser you use doesn’t have it built in)? Well then, let me introduce you to Fav4.org:

Fav4.org is a website that allows you to set links to 4 of your most favorite websites. After configuring Fav4.org (no registration required, btw), you just need to set Fav4.org as your homepage and every time you visit you will have quick access to the four websites you selected.

Using Fav4.org is very simple:

  • Visit Fav4.org.
  • Click on “site settings”.
  • Go to “config” and select the four websites you desire:

  • Click “save settings” after you have finished (you must select all four otherwise you won’t be able to save).
  • Make Fav4.org your homepage.
  • Enjoy.

Currently, these are all the websites supported by Fav4.org:

Unfortunately, you can only add the websites supported by Fav4.org. However, you can suggest more websites to be added and hope the developer’s Fav4.org listen.

One thing to keep in mind when using Fav4.org is that your preferences are saved in a cookie. So if you are one of those people that constantly clear your browser surfing data (which includes cookies) Fav4.org probably is not for you.

Now, I realize Fav4.org won’t be for everyone. Some people will not like the four site limitation, while other be turned off by the inability to add your own website (for these people I recommend looking into an add-on for your browser that can make you happy). However, Fav4.org is a fairly attractive service for those that want or need it. You can access Fav4.org from the following link:

Fav4.org homepage

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  • http://www.HealthierLife.ca Pete Szekely

    I love Netvibes for my home page. Highly customizable. Many useful features.


  • http://www.keyF11.com Pete

    I use keyF11.com I think it is better than fav4.org
    Keyf11 is nontraditional online bookmark manager, on-line browser with sticky notes  (you can save and share – bookmarks as thumbnails with notes, browse and arrange websites (size, position and save the layout of windows – ideal for HDTV) , active previews (title and favicons) of all panels, sticky notes…)

    After registration you have own address for your favourite web pages (keyf11.com/nickname) and you can send your own link to anybody and simply share your favourite pages with notes notes.
    You can share everything except your private panels, which are password protected and hide. keyfF11 is free web application I recommend.

  • Rock

    I use Symbaloo. It lets me add as many links as I like to the home page


  • Jacob

    Fav4.org is nice, but there is a slightly more sophisticated site with the same basic idea, with a Google search box and the 150 most popular links – http://zenstart.com

  • Samer

    Speed Dial for firefox is another popular choice :)

  • Refpeuk

    I guess this could take over my google homepage as now I can just type in my search query into the address bar.

  • Frank Ylagan

    What is the advantage of using Fav4.org over closing Firefox with your 4 favorite sites open in tabs so that they open automatically when you run Firefox the next time?

  • Ashraf

    I agree with all of you: there are many other appealing options. But once again, as I stated, they are options. Some people may prefer Fav4.org over alternatives.

  • Brett

    I use Firefox and I only discovered last night that I could open more than one webpage when I click on the “Home” icon.

    It took me a little while to work what happened. By going to Tools -> Options… -> General I noticed in the “Home Page” box that I accidentally added two URLs.

    I had not changed any options recently so I assume it was always possible to do this multi-page homepage function in FF.

  • http://www.GoToBALL.org Ted

    I fail to see an advantage over the stock multiple tabs, or even a simple start page like my.yahoo.com.

  • OldElmerFudd

    Interesting. I use Google.com as a home page on all my machines. Can’t find a reason to change, but thanks for the suggestion.

  • Adrian

    Hey man, IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera all have multiple homepage! Why do we need this ?:)

  • http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard Locutus

    For those that want more customization, use Fast Dial for Firefox.