Google has really extended the number of modules that are available for users to add to their own personalized homepage. Many of the newly added modules have been written by people that do not work for Google, which is good and bad. It is good because the ability to extend the homepage has greatly increased. The bad thing is that I don’t feel my information is as secure as if Google was managing it.
I am sure Google will continue to add modules they make themselves, but to conquer the competing site, GoogleModules.com, they didn’t have much other choice but to add modules from other people. I am sure that the Sudoku module pictured above will be one of the most popular, along with the torrent searcher, Del.icio.us bookmarks manager, and the Google Calculator.