Yahoo Aims to Reduce the Number of Sites You Frequent

    June 5, 2009
    Chris Crum

Yahoo announced today that users of Yahoo Mail, My Yahoo, Yahoo Connected TV and Zimbra email will find a number of new third-party apps and widgets that will give them quicker access to things they do online everyday.

To put this in perspective, Yahoo says that in the US, an average of 85 sites are visited per person, per month. The idea is that if you use these apps and widgets on Yahoo sites, you won’t have to go to all of those other sites. The company offers the following slideshow:

Late last year, Yahoo introduced apps in Yahoo Mail, but now they have added more. These specifically include:

Edit Photos By Picnik, which allows you to crop, touch up, and add effects to photos that you have in your inbox or online. You can then easily send them to people, save them, or post them to Flickr/Picasa.


My Photos by Xoopit, which lets you organize and share photos from within one view, and upload new photos.

My Photos

PayPal, which essentially just lets you request and send money with PayPal right from your inbox.

PayPal app

Share It by Zumo Drive, which allows you to send and share large attachments like videos, photos, and entire folders.

Share It

– Also included are Photobucket and OtherInbox apps. 

A Day in the Life of a Yahoo! Mail app @ Yahoo! Video

There are 14 apps available for My Yahoo, which can be found at the My Yahoo Gallery. These include WordPress QuickPress, Flood-it, Books weRead, Time Zone Planner, Simply Get Things Done, What’s Cookin’ Food&Wine Pairing, Green Lifestyle,, Hey Einstein, kaChing Stock Investing, GreatSchools, GasPrices, Today on, and My Medication Record.

There are new widgets for Yahoo TV for YouTube, Showtime, and eBay (coming soon). There are also new "zimlets" for Zimbra, Yahoo’s open souce email software. These are similar to the apps announced for Yahoo Mail.