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A decade of dashboarding: Netvibes turns 10!

Ten years ago, we began our mission of helping people to listen, learn and act on what matters. Today Netvibes turns 10, we want to thank you for making Netvibes your favorite dashboard.


Netvibes’ 10th year has been pretty busy, with above all the release last spring of a feature that set a new milestone in our history: the Dashboard of Things.

With DoT, you can now create Potions to automate interactions between your data, app and devices connected to your dashboard. If A and/or B triggers happen, then do X and Y actions; otherwise, do U and T.

To launch the Dashboard of Things in the best conditions possible, we also revamped the Add panel. You are now certainly used to it, but click here if you want to take a tour and make sure that you have not missed out on any of its features.

We also made sharing easier with the introduction of Quickshare —a tiny update for greater convenience. Set up the third-party services of your choice and share any article in one click.

And should you want to keep an eye on some articles, we created an app that allows you to display your saved articles in app view. Click on the star icon on any item and find it at any time in the Saved Articles app. You no longer need to use the reader view to display your favorite articles. Add this app to your dashboard now.

For Twitter aficionados, we added support of Twitter lists. Click on the list button and select the list you want to display on your dashboard. You can add as many Twitter apps as you want to follow several lists simultaneously. On top of that, VIP and Premium users can use Universal Search to search in their lists.

And these are only the best features that we released in the last 12 months. Keep an eye on all of our releases by adding our blog’s feed to your dashboard:

If you want to go further back in back and take a look back at the changes we made over the past decade, you can read this article.

Now let’s get to the fun part! To celebrate our 10th birthday and thank you for using Netvibes, we are giving away 10 one-year VIP passes. To participate, just give us one example of a Potion you set up in the comments below, for instance, “When I like a post on Instagram, upload it to my Dropbox account”.

Ten happy winners will be randomly selected on Tuesday 09/22 (5 from the English version of the blog and 5 from the French version).

Good luck!

09/22 edit: The 5 lucky winners have been drawn and are:

  • Pedro uses a potion that sends him an email whenever there is a new article in a specific feed of his.
  • Nicolai uses a potion with multiple action ingredients: “WHEN a certain topic is mentioned in one of my feeds, THEN create a Webnote on my main page AND send a push through Pushbullet”
  • Oliver uses a Potion to make the most of his midday break: “If we have good Weather konditions between 13:00 and 13:30 send me an E-Mail that it is a good Day for Archery”
  • Artur uses potions that are business oriented, like “add to pocket when “company name” is mentioned in feed.”
  • Michel is taking full advantage of the Internet of Things with a potion that works hand in hand with his Nest device.
  • Thank you all for your potions examples, your birthday wishes and for using Netvibes.


103 Responses to “A decade of dashboarding: Netvibes turns 10!”

  1. #1 | Yuri | September 15th, 2015 at 12:34 pm   Reply

    Dear Netvibers –

    I was been with you from the very start and think you were and will be the Top Convenient Dashword in the Web. Extremely thankful to you for hard work and rock stabile code!

    Congrats, guys!

  2. #2 | Deepesh S | September 15th, 2015 at 12:37 pm   Reply

    Congratulations !! for awesome 10 years.

    and thank-you for giving us a wonderful utility which helps me to track my favorites things daily.

  3. #3 | Andy Pardue | September 15th, 2015 at 12:40 pm   Reply

    My finest potion: Send me an email anytime my employer is mentioned in any of my news feeds.

  4. #4 | videocookie | September 15th, 2015 at 12:48 pm   Reply

    what is a “Potion” ?

  5. #6 | Max | September 15th, 2015 at 12:51 pm   Reply

    Grats gyus!

    Netvibes was a cure for me after the google reader collaps. Reader was really good, but Netvibes even better!

  6. #7 | Aaron | September 15th, 2015 at 12:58 pm   Reply

    I too have been using Netvibes from the very beginning and it’s still one of my most used online resources. I start every day on Netvibes and save a ton of time every month with the Social Media Automation potion which eliminates the need to manually post our articles on Facebook and twitter.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for the great service.

  7. #8 | Mike | September 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm   Reply

    THANKS Netvibes and a very Happy Birthday from a private user since almost 10 years. Your are serving my news every day since then!

  8. #9 | Gwendolyn Chapman | September 15th, 2015 at 1:02 pm   Reply

    I used igoogle and when I found out they were going away, I panicked thinking I would not be able to find anything like that. Well, I found something much better…Netvibes. I wish I had done more research when I stared using igoogle and I would have chosen Netvibes from the beginning. It is so convenient…everything I need when I log into the internet right at my fingertips. Thank you! And congratulations on your tenth anniversary.

  9. #10 | Kristian | September 15th, 2015 at 1:10 pm   Reply

    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for keeping up the service and quality for 10 Years! Awesome new features, I’ve set up a Potion to sind an email to me if a rarely updating RSS-Feed gets new content… let’s see if it works 🙂

    LG from Berlin


  10. #11 | Daley | September 15th, 2015 at 1:11 pm   Reply

    I like the “When I like a Tumblr post, add it to Pocket” potion!

    Thanks for being so great, Netvibes, you’re the best Google Reader alternative and I love you.

  11. #12 | Paro | September 15th, 2015 at 1:16 pm   Reply

    My Potion example: “When I like a sound on soundcloud, upload the download to my”

  12. #13 | Tim L | September 15th, 2015 at 1:19 pm   Reply

    When the title on article on one of my forums has a keyword, send a link to the forum post to my smartphone via Pushbullet.

  13. #14 | Viddy | September 15th, 2015 at 1:42 pm   Reply

    My potions sends me an email whenever Raspberry Pi’s are mentioned on Hackaday!

  14. #15 | Jason Wen | September 15th, 2015 at 1:42 pm   Reply

    My Potion example: “When my website goes down, send me a email.”

  15. #16 | Xavier | September 15th, 2015 at 2:24 pm   Reply

    Happy birthday!
    Glad to have been a part of it! 🙂

  16. #17 | Mikel Arzak | September 15th, 2015 at 2:31 pm   Reply

    One os my potions: “When my work website goes down, send me a email.”

  17. #18 | Skye Barry | September 15th, 2015 at 2:50 pm   Reply

    The magic potion: When the temperature outside reaches 29°C, set my Nest to 22°C and email my fiancé, “Bring margarita mix!”

  18. #19 | Artur | September 15th, 2015 at 3:03 pm   Reply

    My potion is, add to pocket when “company name” is mentioned in feed.

  19. #21 | Oliver Schuler | September 15th, 2015 at 3:05 pm   Reply

    My most used potion is: “If we have good Weather konditions between 13:00 and 13:30 send me an E-Mail that it is a good Day for Archery”

  20. #22 | Thanasis Pountzas | September 15th, 2015 at 3:06 pm   Reply

    When my account in twitter is mentioned, send me an email.

    Member since June 12, 2006!

  21. #23 | Jo | September 15th, 2015 at 3:07 pm   Reply

    I too was a user of igoogle and love netvibes! It’s so nice to have my home page with everything I want at a glance.

  22. #24 | Jo | September 15th, 2015 at 3:11 pm   Reply

    As I very often have netvibes open and other tabs too, my potion would be a small balloon popup at the corner of the browser to let me know there is more news etc. with options to set the notification for each app

  23. #25 | uoutubbers | September 15th, 2015 at 3:21 pm   Reply

    My potion is, when feed adds item send me an email.

  24. #26 | Clemen | September 15th, 2015 at 3:30 pm   Reply

    When a article contains my company name send me a email and push notification

  25. #27 | Tim | September 15th, 2015 at 3:35 pm   Reply

    I’ve also use the keyword ‘flag’ and have the relevant results delivered to me via Pushbullet.

  26. #28 | Nicholas | September 15th, 2015 at 3:49 pm   Reply

    Congratulations on reaching the 10 Year Milestone! May there be many more to come! Joined Netvibes when MyMSN changed to its current nonsensical all video format. I actually like to ‘read’ the News; and the Stories versus listening/watching the video ‘talking heads’. Netvibes has enabled me to custom tailor my Home Page delivering the Feeds that I want and how I want them. Simply Outstanding!! Thank you Netvibes.

  27. #29 | Cons | September 15th, 2015 at 3:53 pm   Reply

    My potion: When weather forecast for the day changes to rain at my city, send me a text message.

    My regards to Netvibes for a very successful and helpful 10 years!!!

  28. #30 | Philip Kaso | September 15th, 2015 at 4:01 pm   Reply

    When all of those happen
    Feed: There is a new article
    on feed

    Email: Send an email
    to [email address hidden]
    Pushbullet: Push a note
    to account “Philip Kaso”
    PotionID: b413107a-5bb1-11e5-99d6-842b2b1905a4

  29. #31 | Dan Coutu | September 15th, 2015 at 4:42 pm   Reply

    I have been using Netvibes for many years and it’s still one of my most used online resources. I start every day on Netvibes and save a ton of time every month

  30. #32 | Lynn Newcomb | September 15th, 2015 at 4:42 pm   Reply

    When the words Snohomish County Real Estate are mentioned, email me.
    By the way, I love Netvibes! You are the top notch. Thank you!

  31. #33 | Gustavo Monasterio | September 15th, 2015 at 4:47 pm   Reply

    My Potion example for the draw: “When I see a web article I find interesting but I do not have time to read promptly, I send it to my Evernote account inbox”

  32. #34 | Mike | September 15th, 2015 at 5:14 pm   Reply

    When a stock price hits a certain price change, it puts the alert in a webnote. Pretty neat!

  33. #35 | Michel | September 15th, 2015 at 5:32 pm   Reply

    I have potions to send me email when:
    – There is a Nest alert in my house
    – One of my stock is below or above a certain price range
    – One of my website is down

    Neat stuff. Been using Netvibes for ever to aggregate all my news, and use it every (week)day 🙂

  34. #37 | Jim Newman | September 15th, 2015 at 5:37 pm   Reply

    I have a potion that alerts me when the stock market makes a big move down or up to my email.

  35. #38 | Theo | September 15th, 2015 at 5:37 pm   Reply

    Netvibes is excellent. Thank you. I use it every day and gladly said “bye” to iGoogle homepage on 20131101. Netvibes Weather widgets are my favorite.

  36. #39 | Richard Adams | September 15th, 2015 at 5:53 pm   Reply

    I like the “Share Stock Prices”. It’s always keeping me updated on my stocks.

  37. #40 | Gougueule | September 15th, 2015 at 5:57 pm   Reply

    When the weather changes then send an email to my concierge, thus our entire usual discussion becomes useless.

  38. #41 | Mason | September 15th, 2015 at 6:14 pm   Reply

    My potion is when my company is mentioned on Twitter, send me an email.

  39. #42 | Rick | September 15th, 2015 at 7:01 pm   Reply

    Congrats! Love Netvibes. My potion sends me an email whenever there’s an new story on my favorite sports team. Keep up the great work.

  40. #43 | MiKE | September 15th, 2015 at 7:02 pm   Reply

    Have a wonderful, happy, healthy birthday now and forever. Happy Birthday Netvibes!

  41. #44 | Andree | September 15th, 2015 at 7:17 pm   Reply

    I haven’t any potions but have been a Netvibes user since about 2006 when I was introduced to it as a doctoral student. I use Netvibes as the start page on all my machines. Love it!

  42. #45 | Wendy | September 15th, 2015 at 7:18 pm   Reply

    When igoogle was canceled I searched all over the web for a similar home page format. I am very happy I found Netvibes, I can create all sorts of widgets on different tabs. I use it everyday, because it is my opening browser homepage. Very Cool! Thanks so much.

  43. #46 | Pradyut Ranjan Dey | September 15th, 2015 at 7:23 pm   Reply

    I have been using Netvibes for many years and it’s still one of my most used online resources. I start every day on Netvibes and save a ton of time every month

  44. #47 | Darin Graves | September 15th, 2015 at 7:44 pm   Reply

    I’ve been using Netvibes for 8+ years now and have helped numerous friends/family/coworkers create their own customized dashboards. I mainly use it as an RSS reader but recently have started a Potion to save articles to my Pocket account.

    Love the service and would love to explore the possibilities of a VIP account. Keep up the great work and here’s to another 10 years!! See you in 2025!

  45. #48 | Jesse Rifkin | September 15th, 2015 at 8:32 pm   Reply

    When there is a new article in the RSS feed for the website Oddee, email me. (Solves the problem now that they seemed to have recently gotten rid of their email list.)

  46. #49 | Rey Sanchez | September 15th, 2015 at 8:41 pm   Reply

    For years I use this Dashboard, I recommend it to all my friends..simple, easy to use and always friendly Congratulations for 10 year of success.

  47. #50 | Tapio T | September 15th, 2015 at 8:41 pm   Reply

    I’ve been using Netvibes ever since Google announced they we’re gonna shut down iGoogle. The transformation to Netvibes wasn’t as easy as I hoped but I made it. The GUI is awful. The font for the RSS feed text is too small. There still are a lot of issues for my liking.

  48. #51 | Richard | September 15th, 2015 at 8:48 pm   Reply


    ;D i´m glad you already turned 10! i´ve been here i don´t know for how many years.. 7, 8? and you still have the best RSS agregator, with tons of fuctions. THANKS

    I would suggest a potion with a bottom, whenever any user press it, somebody appears with cake in your office ;D

    Once again, thanks!

  49. #52 | Baci | September 15th, 2015 at 9:14 pm   Reply

    Thanks, I used you so much and loved it 99% of the time!

  50. #53 | vitor | September 15th, 2015 at 9:44 pm   Reply

    Obrigado e parabens pola vossa iniciativa e o trabalho colaborativo. Moitas décadas de vida para Netvibes e a sua equipa.
    Félicitations et merci pour tout.

  51. #54 | Scout | September 15th, 2015 at 10:15 pm   Reply

    Dear Netvibes-Team!

    Since many years netvibes is the first page in the internet, better then google as startpage :).


  52. #55 | krishnan | September 15th, 2015 at 10:39 pm   Reply

    The best alternative I found when google reader dumped us! happier now. Thank you for all your efforts.

  53. #56 | qognoz | September 15th, 2015 at 11:01 pm   Reply


    I hate summer of my city. It’s too humid. So, when temperature is over the degrees I consider liveable a potion alerts me (through a SMS in my mobile) to stay in my desktop/home. There’s no way i’ll go outdoors with that sun.

  54. #57 | Chris | September 16th, 2015 at 12:11 am   Reply

    One of my potions scans a particular rss feed for a couple of key words and texts me when a new article contains them. Now if I could only have a potion that scans the weather and determines what I should wear for the day!

  55. #58 | Ted | September 16th, 2015 at 12:51 am   Reply

    Netvibes is indeed the number 1 DoT. And getting better
    Congratulations !!

  56. #59 | Dave H | September 16th, 2015 at 1:00 am   Reply

    I’m another happy Netvibes user who’s been here from very early on. It was and still is the best RSS feed aggregator I’ve ever used. Keep up the good work. 😉

  57. #60 | SJO3RD | September 16th, 2015 at 1:13 am   Reply

    I am using it for many years now.
    Its the best aggregator in the world.
    Please keep up the good work

  58. #61 | winkmom | September 16th, 2015 at 2:39 am   Reply

    Congratulations on a job WELL done!!!

    I have been with you for a couple of years and actually took you to work for my computer there. Your work is amazing. My Netvibes homepage keeps me organized and up to date on the world in a glance. Thanks!!!!!

  59. #62 | Feyd_Ruin | September 16th, 2015 at 3:16 am   Reply

    My most used potion: When my own website goes down, Netvibes texts me to let me know.

  60. #63 | Florian | September 16th, 2015 at 4:33 am   Reply

    My portion alerts me via email when the stock market makes a big move on certain stocks! Very useful!

  61. #64 | Jack Ross | September 16th, 2015 at 5:03 am   Reply

    I have been using Netvibes as my homepage for years!!!

    Keep up the good work!


  62. #65 | Nakki | September 16th, 2015 at 6:25 am   Reply

    Any time the business I work for gets mentioned online, I get an email.

  63. #66 | Daniel Vasilev | September 16th, 2015 at 8:06 am   Reply

    My potion is: whenever I like something in tumblr, pinterest and netvibes add it to separate folders on google drive (for instance).

  64. #67 | Gabor | September 16th, 2015 at 8:28 am   Reply

    Great to get all Beatles news first through Potion. Happy B-Day Netvibes!

  65. #68 | joseph gichuhi | September 16th, 2015 at 8:46 am   Reply

    hey am 23 years old i was searching for things on the internet but they were loading at a slow rate so i was exploring how to keep a list of all the websites in one place i came a cross NETVIBES at the timei didnt know what it was since you know africa wasnt well informed on how to use the internet back on 2008 and in kenya to be specific we werent there yet interms of the internet and stuff anyway i started to put all the websites in one column and my life changed for ever ive been able to be more informed and can get real time feeds by just a click of a button even though i havent known how to analyze data i just want to tell you guys what you are doing is amazing keep up the good work so 10 years well spent VIP or not it feels good to use the dashboard

  66. #69 | Sara | September 16th, 2015 at 9:28 am   Reply

    I’m still experimenting with potion, i’m a classic feed reader so every day i go to read them, no need to email me when something happens cos i already know it XD But i think it’s an amazing tool full of potential, i just have to find a good way to use it! Happy Birthday.

  67. #70 | Andrea | September 16th, 2015 at 9:46 am   Reply

    When i receive a email on my gmail account, the attachment is saved directly on my google drive account.

  68. #71 | Kirsu | September 16th, 2015 at 9:47 am   Reply

    Potion smotion! I’m using Netvibes from 2007 and loving it! Great work, you guys!

  69. #72 | Sonia | September 16th, 2015 at 10:13 am   Reply

    Congratulations, my potion:

    When A new post appears in my timeline on Instagram
    name of author contains “x” and ( content of post contains “a” or content of post contains “b” or content of post contains “c” ) and type is ‘image’, Send me an email.

    x, a, b, c are examples of words, 😉

    good luck!!

  70. #73 | Marko | September 16th, 2015 at 10:52 am   Reply

    When I see interesting news on any of my news feeds and I mark that as “collect similar”, all similar posts from ALL my news feeds are gathered together. For example if I see announcements from conference or new product announcements from vendor, I would like to see all news around that to understand all aspects of that.

    Needs a lot of background processing, correlation and “google” stuff, but good luck 🙂

  71. #74 | Nicolai | September 16th, 2015 at 11:48 am   Reply

    Haaappy Birthday Netvibes.
    It has been my homepage for several years for a reason.

    My favorite potion is:
    WHEN a certain topic is mentioned in one of my feeds, THEN create a Webnote on my main page AND send a push through Pushbullet

  72. #76 | Peter Turner | September 16th, 2015 at 12:00 pm   Reply


    I’m about 15 years into my career as a coder and specialise in low-level apps (ie the stuff no-one sees) and spend most of my time alive in ffont of 3 screens each just running a black and white terminal.

    A portal type home page was the last thing I was looking for. But I’m glad I stumbled across it. The delicate balance of mess vs accessible information is just right.

    Happy birthday guys and def respect from me on the whole design/implementation to date



  73. #77 | Pedro Hevilla Ternero | September 16th, 2015 at 12:40 pm   Reply

    Great Netvibes! congrats on all these years.
    My potion its for malaga cf news feed on, when something new appears, i get an email

  74. #80 | Fabricio Biazzotto | September 16th, 2015 at 1:13 pm   Reply

    When there is something about Petrobras, and the “Car Wash Operation”, archive the article with Pocket + Readability and send it to my mobile phone.

  75. #81 | Mano Co | September 16th, 2015 at 2:48 pm   Reply

    When there is an article I wanted on ZackZack, I get an email.

  76. #82 | Kevin | September 16th, 2015 at 5:25 pm   Reply

    When someone tags me in a photo on Facebook I get a text saying “Facebook stalker alert!”

  77. #83 | Jennifer | September 16th, 2015 at 5:31 pm   Reply

    When an article cites myself or keywords related to research, I get an email.

  78. #84 | Paula | September 16th, 2015 at 6:40 pm   Reply

    I´ve been using Netvibes from the beginning. Best dashboard ever.
    My favorite potion is sending favorite articles to Pocket, and favorite images to Pinterest.

  79. #85 | nicolas | September 16th, 2015 at 6:46 pm   Reply

    Congratulations! I’m using Netvibes as my feed manager since 2005, but I’m not interested enough in the VIP features to enter the contest.

    Anyway, I’ll probably try in some way to connect a Netvibes potion with an IFTTT recipe to make a loop and create a blackhole.

  80. #86 | Marcelo | September 17th, 2015 at 2:14 am   Reply

    Well, guess what is the first site that I open when start browsing internet? Yes, you’re right, Netvibes. I was invited by a friend to sign up the service and wow! Since the very first time I started using I got the conclusion that I couldn’t be away from Netvibes. That’s simple. It’s complete and really useful.
    Thaks Netvibes, DoT. (4 real)

  81. #87 | Amit | September 17th, 2015 at 10:43 am   Reply

    Using netvibes for past 9 Years. Almost since started my career in IT …

  82. #88 | l0rd | September 17th, 2015 at 6:29 pm   Reply

    Using Netvibes almost from beginning, big thank you & congratulations for your anniversary. My potion usage is an alert push to my devices via PushBullet when triggered a mention in feeds.

  83. #89 | Michael | September 17th, 2015 at 9:39 pm   Reply

    When I like a post on Instagram, upload it to my Dropbox account

  84. #90 | Humberto | September 18th, 2015 at 11:23 pm   Reply

    When my favorite RSS feed post anything, I receive e-mail. Yeah….

  85. #91 | Suzanne Accashian | September 19th, 2015 at 7:58 am   Reply

    I like the ecosystem tool. I can’t creat a potion because I just have the basic subscription.

    • #92 | Mylène | September 21st, 2015 at 10:23 am   Reply


      Basic users can create an unlimited number of potions but only have 5 of them simultaneously enabled. Click on the “Add” button in the top left-hand corner of your dashboard and then select “Potion app” to create your first potion.

  86. #93 | Mark | September 19th, 2015 at 2:01 pm   Reply

    Started using in 2013 and STILL finding things that make my online life better. Netvibes ROCKS

  87. #94 | RobZ | September 20th, 2015 at 1:44 am   Reply

    Another iGoogle refugee here!
    Thanks a lot for this great service.

    Start pages are **NOT** obsolete, no matter what deluded Larry Page says.

  88. #95 | Sidney | September 20th, 2015 at 9:07 am   Reply

    Congratulations, i really like netvibes,
    My potion would be: “If I didnt read any feed of a blog, send me an email with all the updates from the day, or weekly”
    I would really like a windows 8 app of netvibes, or a desktop app with notifications, so i can get all new posts from feeds automatically.

  89. #96 | KNTRO | September 21st, 2015 at 7:30 am   Reply

    First of all, congratulations! Have a happy decade there, guys! 😉

    Netvibes is one of the few best dashboard services available right now, without any doubt.

    The potion I need doesn’t exist… yet. You’ll see — It’s 2015 but there are still some websites that update their content often but don’t have webfeed enabled! So this mean you have to visit them manually! Yeah, shame on them‼ >:( So I have to use a web browser’s add-on named “Update Scanner” [ ] that automatically visit those sites and tell me if they’ve changed something and what are those changes.

    I’d love to have a potion that monitors a webpage and, if there’s any change, notify me by email, for instance.

    I’m sure you’ll able to do such a thing. 🙂

  90. #100 | andy miller | September 21st, 2015 at 9:40 am   Reply

    A super useful Potion I have setup is when a team member posts a new piece of content to one of our social channels, an email is sent to everyone in our team, reminding them to share the post through their own networks.

    This saves us a lot of time and makes our social posts more effective!

  91. #101 | Gina Davis | September 21st, 2015 at 2:57 pm   Reply

    Hey, I’ve been a Netviber for awhile now.. I’m not really sure how long. Before Google Reader went down.

    I hadn’t tried potions yet, but your article triggered me to try it out. I work from home and storms usually shut down my work day.

    So my potion notifies me of upcoming storms.

  92. #102 | Netvibrator | September 21st, 2015 at 10:28 pm   Reply

    Whenever I come across a site I want to follow I place a feed order to Netvibes and forgetting about an important site is avoided.

  93. #103 | | September 22nd, 2015 at 8:44 am   Reply

    it’s amazing! 10th birthday! it’s worth celebration

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