Google Dashboard is here to let you be in control over all your data

November 5, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


In case you were looking for greater transparency and better control over your own data, the new Google Dashboard is for you. Simple in design, the new feature lets you be in control over whatever data you store across the wide array of Google services.

What we find unique is that, the Google Dashboard summarizes data for each product that you use when you sign in to your account, and provides you direct links to control your personal settings. Mind you, if you are not signed in, then the data isn’t associated with you.

Covering a range of services, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts or Latitude, it aggregates these services to your advantage in the maximum way possible. More services are to be featured by next week, and Google says services such as Checkout, Google Groups, and Sidewiki could be the new ones to be incorporated.

Basically a cool view into the data associated with your account from one location, the Dashboard is one way of protecting all your important data. Features have been positioned in such a way that account summaries are showcased on left, with links to manage delete data on the right panel.  The number of Gmail conversations, including details on attachments would be at your disposal with the help of the Dashboard.

Similar would be the case with Docs you create, the details of iGoogle gadgets you carry, info on Reader, and even YouTube history. In effect, the Dashboard comes across as manna from Google for those who wanted all their data stored securely in one vault.

(via Official Google Blog)

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