What do you like best?
Netvibes allows me to gather all my reading sources in one place for easy access. In addition to the RSS modules, it has a multitude of apps, from accessing email to checking the weather, including to-do lists, twitter access, bookmarks and even a HTML editor. The user has a lot of freedom to organize and configure how these modules will appear in her page and it is also possible to create additional tabs. Finally, Netvibes allows users to create "potions" that automate tasks, similar to the functions of IFTTT (https://ifttt.com/).
What do you dislike?
The mobile app still can be a bit confusing to use. This is understandable, since typically netvibes users will have a lot of content, which is hard to fit in small screens. Still, it is clear that the company should revamp its mobile app in order to give mobile users a more complete experience .
Recommendations to others considering the product
Despite the current focus in social media monitoring, Netvibes can be much more flexible, for example, acting like a research ambient with the right reading sources and access to writing tools It excels as a way to have a broad idea of what is being said in different channels.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
It allows me to focus on my research, since I don't need to leave the page for reading different sites. The fact that netvibes includes access to twitter and Gmail helps even more to stay focused on my work without outer distractions. Any company can customize a start page for their employees using netvibes, making easier to present important information.