Would you upgrade or would stick to the default browser homepage?

ayushp.eth
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Hey, there community! I would love to know your thoughts about changing your browser homepage. Most of you might be using the default Google or Duckduckgo homepages which already make a lot of requests to the web before you even start browsing which eats up a lot of time and a lot of internet without any extra benefits. Now keeping this in mind, and assuming there's this new homepage in market with the following features, answer the question. Features: Inbuilt Text Editor Inbuilt Static Site generator Inbuilt Timer Inbuilt Games Loads in 0.7sec Max and takes just 30kb to load Doesn't track you at all Option to use any search engine you want, including Google An inbuilt tool to test color palette for your site Inbuilt full-feature image editor 100s of useful shortcuts Watch YouTube without ever leaving the browser homepage All the features will be accessible to you, without the need for you having to leave the default browser homepage. Will, you still fix it to Google, or would you upgrade? P.s. Some of them will still stick just because they think this is too technical. Also assume you'll get an in-detail guide to make it your default homepage. Thanks❤️
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I will upgrade

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Project Management Specialist
My two cents: 1)First question will always be whether your 'homepage' can be trusted not to track searches. 2)I'd be interested to see how you plan to integrate "any search engine you want" without assuming their defects. 3)"100s of useful shortcuts" probably means the majority are pointless. 4)If games (or potentially youtube) are on the homepage, that is somewhat NSFW.
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@arseniyw Hi Arseniy! Thanks for the in-detail feedback. I would love to address your concerns. (1) The homepage will be free of any trackers. We are giving up the analytics just to make it safer for you and me. In fact, the fact that Google actually sends more than 10 requests before even you start browsing is one of the reasons I'm working on this. (2) As for integrating search engines, it's going to be similar to Duckduckgo bangs, which you might be aware of. (3) 100s of useful shortcuts definitely means the majority are pointless, but that's for you. Let me explain it with an example. For me, Producthunt, GitHub, TechCrunch, BetaList, Reddit, and Twitter are a constant back and forth. For you, they might be different, and for a third person, there might be others. This is the reason we are going to have a feature request page where you can request a shortcut and we will incorporate them within 48 hours of the request. (4) Games and Youtube might make it NSFW sometimes but they are just two features. Thanks for pointing this out to me, I'll start working on a safe for work version for this. But these features are sick when you use it at home. Do let me know what you feel about the product now. Also, I can provide you with the link to the beta version so that you can review it first hand. Would you like to get a link?
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Project Management Specialist
@ayush_pathak Thanks for the detailed response, I appreciate it. Please do chuck that link my way, I'm intrigued.
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@arseniyw sure! You can send me an email at techieayushp@gmail.com since I guess there isn't any way to DM on PH
Indie Maker @apivis.com
I'm using PH as a home page, and I wouldn't call it upgrade or home page.
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@bror Thanks for the answer! Did you know you can add multiple pages as your default homepage?
Indie Maker @apivis.com
@ayush_pathak Ah yes in Safari I think! Trying to focus on the backend at the moment!
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@bror it's available in all browsers. Thanks for the answer 😊
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Veteran failure, engineer, founder
I use the default Firefox home screen (would not call it a page as such) and it shows a search bar, my top visited sites (2 rows of 8 each), and then the most visited snippets (2 rows, 4 each). All that is configurable and works really well for me. For a browser and I would stick to this because I find it easy to go back to a routine.