Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Cool Web Apps & Sites October 30, 2014 posted by

World State App – taking the fluff out of delivering the news

I was in a public bathroom when I overheard two ladies talking about Ebola. Both of them said they had heard about it on the news and they both confessed they had no real idea what it was but they were defiantly afraid of it. The World State App hopes to keep that from happening with their innovative way of news delivery and dissemination.


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World State App – taking the fluff out of delivering the news
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 27, 2014 posted by

Wunderlist – power through your To-Do lists with this cool sharing system [Freeware]

To do lists are so helpful. Have a million things to do? Make a list! Cross things off! Feel accomplished! This post is on my to do list, and when I’m done, I’ll feel great. But what if you have multiple people who need to be involved? Well Wunderlist lets you share your lists with others, so productivity becomes a group effort.


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Wunderlist – power through your To-Do lists with this cool sharing system [Freeware]
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 16, 2014 posted by

How Technology Has Changed Our Lives – 114 years of ‘progress’ in a very cool video cascade

Hey, you know all this stuff we’ve got around us now, like the gadgets, healthcare and incredible advances in transport? Well they all started somewhere, and if you’re at all interested in watching the people who kind of made our modern world happen, you should definitely pop over to this How Technology Has Changed Our Lives site. Be warned though, it’s a bit addictive, so make sure you’ve got some free time.


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How Technology Has Changed Our Lives – 114 years of ‘progress’ in a very cool video cascade
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 6, 2014 posted by

Emergent – real time rumor tracker from Columbia University is a great way to debunk media hysteria

There’s a constant flood of rumors on the Internet, some outlandish, some quite reasonable. The problem is it’s really hard to tell which is which, and it’s easy to be fooled by media hysteria during crises or important global news events. Now there’s a quick and very neat way to verify what you’re hearing about as it happens.


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Emergent – real time rumor tracker from Columbia University is a great way to debunk media hysteria
Awesome October 2, 2014 posted by

Kutiman: Thru You Too – more YouTube magic from the absolute music master

Way back in 2009 we featured a brilliant new YouTube artist who goes by the name of Kutiman. His work involves micro editing YouTube clips of musicians playing various instruments, to produce stunning polished songs. Explaining it doesn’t do it justice, and at the time we called it ‘probably the best thing on the web at the moment‘. Well he’s back with a new album, and the same sentiment applies. It’s amazing.


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Kutiman: Thru You Too – more YouTube magic from the absolute music master
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 30, 2014 posted by

Duty Calculator – find out instantly how much you’ll pay when importing an item from another country

Thanks to the power of couriers and online stores, we’re now increasingly buying our stuff directly from factories and Far Eastern wholesalers, rather than relying on local stores. This is very bad news for national retailers, but very good news for buyers and shippers. Or is it? Because the hidden sting in the tail of most of these transactions is the duty and tax you have to pay when the item lands in your country. Now there’s a way to…


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Duty Calculator – find out instantly how much you’ll pay when importing an item from another country
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 26, 2014 posted by

Forekast – keep track of your favorite events and entertainment so you don’t miss anything cool

Have you ever missed a cool event in your area, or online, because you didn’t know it was on? Annoying isn’t it? We recently missed the annual Wheeltappers Club cheese tasting and plum rub event, and it really rankled. Well now there’s a way to keep up to date with all the events you may be interested, which is actually a pretty cool idea.


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Forekast – keep track of your favorite events and entertainment so you don’t miss anything cool
Awesome September 25, 2014 posted by

Polarr – awesome free photo editing app will make your boring shots look amazing all the time, seriously [Editors Choice]

Every so often we get hit in the face with a corker of a product, and we know within seconds this is something we’re going to use a lot from now on. It’s hard to explain what makes those products so compelling, but if we had to dissect it, we would put it down to a) a clearly great implementation of a core function and b) the ability to get it to do what you want instantly, without having to…


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Polarr – awesome free photo editing app will make your boring shots look amazing all the time, seriously [Editors Choice]
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 17, 2014 posted by

Mixee Bobbler – create a 3D printed bobble head of yourself, the ultimate 3D selfie!

Bobble heads are everywhere. On desks, in cars, windows, just everywhere! Cartoon characters, actors, and mini versions of yourself. Well that last one may not be as plentiful, since you’re clearly in a class of your own. But now, thanks to Mixee Labs and their Mixee Bobbler service, you’ve got the chance to make your very own real life WeeMe avatar. Ooohh…we hear you say.


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Mixee Bobbler – create a 3D printed bobble head of yourself, the ultimate 3D selfie!
Bookmark This! September 15, 2014 posted by

Coffee Break Grooves – these backing tracks are the next best thing to having your own jam band in the bedroom

Whether you’re a learner or a pro musician, you can never practice too much. In fact, the brutal truth is, unless you practice regularly, you’re probably never going to be fully satisfied with your playing, no matter what instrument you favor. That’s why it’s great when we find services which offer to help you practice and have fun at the same time.


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Coffee Break Grooves – these backing tracks are the next best thing to having your own jam band in the bedroom
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 11, 2014 posted by

What’s The Fare? – new free online service lets you compare fares between Uber, Lyft and a taxi cab in an instant

The taxi business is under threat from lots of places, but the worst has to be the new upstarts like Uber and Lyft. These crowd-sourced transport services use clever computer algorithms to compute fares and make pick ups really easy, and really cheap. No wonder that the conventional cab companies are going nuts. But it tends to be hard to know which service is actually going to be cheaper for you per trip, except now there’s a way.


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What’s The Fare? – new free online service lets you compare fares between Uber, Lyft and a taxi cab in an instant
Bookmark This! September 4, 2014 posted by

Have I Been Pwned? – instantly find out whether your email address or username has been hacked

Every day we hear about yet another attack on some part of the net or another, whether it’s huge breaches like the one at Adobe last year, or smaller attacks on shopping sites. The result each time is a little bit more information goes into the cracker database, a username here, a password there. Now you can find out whether your details have been breached, and if so where.


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Have I Been Pwned? – instantly find out whether your email address or username has been hacked
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 28, 2014 posted by

Local Fu – hate being a tourist? Then get some real local help for just a fiver

Traveling is great fun, but sometimes it can be hard to really experience a new place without ending up doing all the conventional ‘touristy’ stuff. And even if you try and go off the beaten track, it’s hard to find out what’s worth doing and what’s not. Now there’s a new service which aims to connect locals with visitors to help you discover great places and things which tourists won’t know about.


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Local Fu – hate being a tourist? Then get some real local help for just a fiver
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