Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Bookmark This! April 15, 2014 posted by

Cosmopolit Home – skip vacation hotels, just nightswap instead

As if life for the vacation business wasn’t tough enough, what with services like airBNB and Couchsurfing, there’s a new kid on the block which wants to make things tougher for the hotels. Cosmopolit Home is a crowdsourced service which lets you swap vacation nights in your own home, for nights around the world. All you need is the airfare to get there.


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Cosmopolit Home – skip vacation hotels, just nightswap instead
Bookmark This! April 9, 2014 posted by

Peek – get a random user video review of your website done for free

One of the hard things about running your own website is getting any really objective feedback as to whether the design works as it should. Sure you can ask your mom, but chances are she won’t want to hurt your feelings if it’s really bad, and probably won’t be interested in giving you an in-depth overview anyway. But now there’s a free option available which works pretty well.


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Peek – get a random user video review of your website done for free
Cool Web Apps & Sites April 3, 2014 posted by

Kaspersky Cyberthreat Real-Time Map – the map mashup that will scare you rigid

How’re ya doing? Good? Excellent. Well let’s have a go at dampening that enthusiasm by introducing you to a new little map which displays a real time view of all the global cyber attacks currently being logged by Kaspersky Labs right now. Feeling a little uneasy yet? You will be.


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Kaspersky Cyberthreat Real-Time Map – the map mashup that will scare you rigid
Cool Web Apps & Sites April 3, 2014 posted by

Sharefest – send and share any size file in an instant with your browser, no sign up

Despite all the advances in modern technology it’s still too hard to send files from one place to another, especially if they’re larger than average. You either have to set up an account somewhere like Dropbox, or sign up for services such as Mega, which add hassle to what should be a simple process.


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Sharefest – send and share any size file in an instant with your browser, no sign up
Bookmark This! March 17, 2014 posted by

Freerice – help feed the hungry by playing games and learning stuff

Perceptive readers will notice that we have been running a water charity ad in our main header for a while now, which harks back to our original site when we had a permanent charity ad in prime position to help feed the hungry. So it’s nice to report on a new initiative to help the world’s hungry.


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Freerice – help feed the hungry by playing games and learning stuff
Cool Web Apps & Sites March 10, 2014 posted by

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Game – 30th anniversary edition now available for free

Woo-hoo, the BBC has just released a free online 30th anniversary edition of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Game and it is v. good. For those living under a rock for the past few decades, the radio play and book from the late Douglas Adams was an awesome combination of wacky and funny, with weird thrown in, and the game was one of the most popular text adventures of its time.


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Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Game – 30th anniversary edition now available for free
Cool Web Apps & Sites March 7, 2014 posted by

Flawk – this Twitter integrated instant Q & A chat service is going to be huge

There’s no doubt that Twitter has changed the way people, celebrities and brands interact with their fans, but Tweets are not exactly the most engaging way to hold a proper conversation, even if they’re great for connecting with your whole fan base. But now a brand new service promises to add some instant sizzle to the procedure, and it’s great.


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Flawk – this Twitter integrated instant Q & A chat service is going to be huge
Cool Web Apps & Sites March 4, 2014 posted by

Trusted Housesitters – got a pet? Need care during vacations? Try this service.

It’s a brilliantly obvious idea. There are people who own pets who occasionally enjoy vacations, but can’t take their loved ones. Or the pets. And on the other side, there are those who are foot loose, but reliable folk, who would enjoy vacations in different parts of the country/world, even if it means feeding the loved ones. And pets.


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Trusted Housesitters – got a pet? Need care during vacations? Try this service.