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Published 11/17/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

There are many resources on the internet that people visit daily. However, compiling them all into one personalized web space is not always easy. Protopage simplifies the process by allowing users to put together their own personalized page consisting of content they find interesting. Users can post images, articles, and media that they can reference whenever they want. Protopage eliminates the digging around to find these items later. They are condensed into a single, convenient virtual storage space that is easily organized so the user can quickly access pieces they want. Users get to choose the sorting and design of their page so it suits their needs.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Based out of London, England, Protopage 2.0 was released in December of 2005. Since then, the application has made significant changes and updates, following user feedback. The creators started with simple updates, such as the ability to add personal wallpapers and images to backgrounds. Protopage was also updated for browsers like Firefox so users can enjoy compatibility regardless of which browser they use. Later, mobile device compatibility was added so that by July of 2008, iPhone, Samsun, Motorola, Nokia, LG, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices could support Protopage. Today, the site offers a similar service but with many beneficial enhancements that improve the user’s experience.

What are the differences to other apps?

Protopage doesn’t offer a service that is completely unique. There are other internet applications that can serve a similar purpose. However, Protopage offers many helpful features and very flexible layout that allows users maximum control over their finished page. The site has made great strides since it was first launched, and may continue to improve as technology advances. Protopage really stands out because of its many features and easy to use design, even if the concept isn’t a new one.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

A new visitor may find the Protopage homepage a little off putting. There is quite a bit of information and content at once. After spending a few seconds reviewing the information, the individual menus are well designed and generally organized, if a little closely spaced. Navigational tabs at the top and middle of the homepage make it easy to move around to the individual tools. A new user can adapt after spending a short time exploring the site and its features.

How does the registration process work?

To get started, users can click the bold “Click Here” link found in a white box along the left hand side of the homepage. The registration page asks the user to choose a desired Protopage URL, private or public page sharing settings, a password, name, email address, optional zip code and country location, and terms and conditions agreement. After submitting the information, the user is emailed an activation link which must be clicked to complete registration and begin using all Protopage features.

What does it cost to use the application?

The service Protopage provides is not a new one, nor is it one that would justify a subscription fee. Anyone can stop by and create an account for free. There are no premium paid account options and users get access to all features currently available. This is definitely a plus that makes Protopage more appealing for new users.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who spends a great deal of time exploring the internet and visiting their favorite online resources can really get into Protopage. The site allows users to quickly add content and save items. Users can even include bookmarks and notes for future reference.

  • Organize your Protopage as you see fit
  • Save content from all over the internet
  • Add notes for future reference
  • Organize pages using tabs so topics remain separated
  • Use to do lists to finish tasks with quick reference to related resources

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