Surfpack has now gone freeware.
It's similar to Google Personalized Homepage http://www.google.com/ig
and maybe that's why it has gone Freeware but you may want to check it out for a comparison.
Surfpack is your local homepage with everyday favorites, news, and search tools.
"Welcome to Surfpack
Meet Surfpack, the lifesaver for people who know what they want on the Internet and regularly visit the same web sites!
Surfpack is a desktop application that gathers up information from your favorite web resources into a dynamic HTML pages, which then presents it in whatever form or shape you might like - favorite URL links, newsfeeds and even entire web pages! Surfpack's DHTML interface works under Internet Explorer 5.0+, Mozilla Firefox 1.0+, and Opera 7.5+."http://www.surfpack.com/