Zeadoo gives users their own, functional start page. Users can search their favorite websites through Zeadoo. The application also includes bookmark features and website sharing capabilities. When sharing websites, the user’s recommendations remain private. Zeadoo start pages are also customizable. The user can quickly set up their start page so it is both functional and visually appealing. The site boasts a minimal two minute set up time, which includes creating a start page, adding favorite websites and getting them organized. The web based design enables Zeadoo users to access their personal start page from any computer with internet access. Zeadoo also provides users with a number of original design options created by the application’s artists.
Zeadoo was developed by Double Dot Media, which is based out of Christchurch, New Zealand. Double Dot was founded in 2005. The company earned a number of awards and recognitions, including the Air New Zealand Cargo Canterbury Export Award in 2010, the Champion Canterbury Award in 2008 and 2009 and the Deloitte Fast 50 award for being the 44th fastest growing company in New Zealand in 2010. The current team includes developers Dave Yabut, Martin Grenfell and Richard Sentino, Senior Developers Paul Webster and Jeremy Lawson and Managing Director Simon Slade.
Zeadoo makes it easy for users to create a personalized, functional start up page. The application allows its users to share websites, add their favorite bookmarks and search their most frequently visited sites in a few clicks. Zeadoo is also appealing because it allows the user to keep all of their sharing activity private so other internet users cannot see what they shared and who it was shared with.
The Zeadoo website includes a green color scheme contrasted by a white background. The application’s features are easily accessible using navigation tabs that are found near the top of the site after the user accesses their start page. The look of each individual start page will vary based on which template the user chose.
Zeadoo is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for using the application. The user can add their favorite sites and access all the current Zeadoo features for free. It is important to note that the application is currently in a beta status. It is possible that there may be additional features added later that could come with a subscription fee. At this time, there is no indication that this will occur.
Zeadoo offers users a personalized start page like many other sites. The application is aimed at those who want to get organized and access their favorite online resources. There are better start page services available.