Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Cool Web Apps & Sites October 17, 2007 posted by

Fuser – manage your email and social networks from a single web screen

Fuser dot com. A new service which lets you read and manage your email and social networking communications from one place. The idea is that instead of hopping around from Facebook, to MySpace to your web inbox and POP3 client, you just log into Fuser and read everything there. Cute idea and nicely presented. I can see this being really quite useful when you’re on the road and need to keep up with stuff without lots of log on hassles…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites October 15, 2007 posted by

ZiiTrend – predict the future with friends, aka polls on steroids

ZiiTrend. A kind of social network for wannabe futurologists? The idea is that you get together with others and stick your finger in the air to predict what will happen tomorrow, next month, next year or in the next decade and beyond. On first glance it’s easy to write it off as a huh?, but it’s actually quite well designed, and once the numbers start to rise it might well be useful as a statistically significant – albeit screwed by web/tech bias –…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites October 5, 2007 posted by

Disposable Web Page – build it, play with it, watch it disappear

Disposable Web Page dot com is a wiki disguised to look like something else. That doesn’t take away from its novelty factor though. Set up a Web site, allocate a period of time from 1 day up to 90 days duration, after which the site is vaporised. Well heck, we’ve got disposable emails, why not web sites? It’s supposed to be useful for projects, special occasion planning, personal challenges, team events etc etc. You also get a private key which you can…


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Bookmark This! October 1, 2007 posted by

Fluther – ask a question, get an answer

Fluther is a free ‘question answer’ service. What makes it different is the straight up, no nonsense interface and the fact that it features instant chat to discuss answers. Whether these answers are any use is another matter entirely of course, which means that it has some way to go before it beats the venerable and much loved Ask Metafilter.   Imagine having five Uncle Franks to answer your car questions, eight Aunt Marthas to ask about astronomy and six…


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Bookmark This! September 25, 2007 posted by

Longjump – DIY business applications for small and medium sized companies

I’ve been playing with the new Longjump business application service over the past couple of days and I like it. Think Ning meets Salesforce meets DabbleDB. What makes it stand out for me is the fact that you can easily work out how to get the system up and running in a matter of moments, since all the heavy lifting database work is hidden behind a very user friendly interface. With a potentially powerful application like this, it’s important not to…


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cool tech September 21, 2007 posted by

Veodia – the live TV studio in your browser

Veodia is a new video broadcast service which is a direct competitor to Neokast in that it lets you stream live videocasts from your PC webcam or a DV camera. Unlike Neokast, however, this product supports Firefox out of the box, which is a very good thing. It also streams to 3G mobile phones, AppleTV and Video iPods as well as PCs running Quicktime 7.0. The interface is simple but very usable, and it’s easy to get up and running with…


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Bookmark This! September 20, 2007 posted by

CSS Menu Maker – superb new free menu designer

CSS Menu Maker is a fabulous new web design tool which lets you create navigation menus for your web site in 3 fast steps. Choose the style you want to use – lots of cool Web 2.0 type designs available already – customise it with your own labels and tabs etc, then download the HTML and CSS code. Voila, done. Make a cup of tea. Profit! Oh and you can win an iPhone for designing a cool menu too. Lovely lovely….


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Bookmark This! September 19, 2007 posted by

Loudtalks – web based instant voice chat

Loudtalks. A free VoIP walkie-talkie service. Hmm…this is an intriguing idea. Is there a market for an instant voice chat IM service? Is standard text based IM too slow for some uses? The idea is that you hit a hotkey (e.g. F7) and voice chat away to your buddy or buddies. No dial up, no wait. Just like a walkie-talkie except you’re using your computer. There’s a mobile phone version coming soon apparently, which could be very cool indeed. For some reason…


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Bookmark This! September 14, 2007 posted by

Open Source Food – Web 2.0 recipes done to perfection

Open Source Food is a simply delicious recipe and foodie site. If anyone asks you what Web 2.0 is about, point them here immediately. It’s not about style, although that has a lot to do with it (and this site oozes style from every succulent pore). Nor is it about content alone, although it’s hugely important. And no, Web 2.0 is not just about the social folksonomy either (whatever *that* means). What makes this site, and the few others like…


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Bookmark This! September 13, 2007 posted by

Paspic – passport photos get an online photobooth

Paspic.com is a new US and UK passport photo service which guarantees to supply totally compliant photos for your passport application or your money back. In the UK they also feed you through to the official online application form to speed up your passport request, which is pretty neat. You can also use it for visa shots, drivers licenses and ID cards. From £3.50 per set of photos.  Paspic.com is the online solution for all passport size photographs, just like a regular…


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cool tech September 12, 2007 posted by

Phonevite – quick and easy voice broadcasts via your phone

Phonevite. ‘Broadcast your voice’. VoIP meets Web 2.0 meets megaphone. Use it to broadcast announcements, invitations, reminders and other stuff to lots of people via the telephone. The whole thing centres around a slick administration panel on the Web site, through which you organise your address and groups list, as well as view responses to your broadcast etc. Record your message – using either your phone or a special IE browser recording plugin – and then either schedule it for a…


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Bookmark This! September 5, 2007 posted by

Animoto – wild punk video slideshows hit town…Powerpoint surrenders

Animoto is wild, man. Like really. A funky, punk hatch video slideshow service with attitude. And we’re like totally hooked. Choose your video length, upload your images, choose your own sounds or from their library of stuff and like, rock out man, as your video is created and the link emailed to you. The results are cool, well crafted and totally like watchable. If they sold a professional version of this to advertising departments, a whole class of business would be instantly…


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cool tech August 29, 2007 posted by

Network27 – bolt an online booking system onto your business fast

Network27 is a great idea. Need a booking system but can’t be bothered to create one yourself? Well fret no longer Mrs Busy Business Person, for help is at hand. Conferences, hotel rooms, lessons, hire, you name it. If you run a business which schedules customer services then this is one fast and easy way to replace your paper system or move it online. Priced from £9.99 per month for one business location.  Create your booking website by completing the signup form….


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Cool Web Apps & Sites August 27, 2007 posted by

20 Minute Nap – online power nap service refreshes the body and blows the mind

20 Minute Nap. Log on to the site, click the play button and lay back while soothing sounds from your computer help you drift off for a well deserved power snooze. OK, we’ll go with the flow here. Anyone seen the eye shades?   A power nap has many benefits for the mind and body and can provide many benefits to an individual’s life. The art behind the time constraint of “20 minutes” has been studied for many years and is…


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Bookmark This! August 27, 2007 posted by

Preezo – Powerpoint clone for the web

Preezo is a new presentation service on the Web. There’s nothing spectacular on offer here, but what’s interesting about this genre of web application is the fact that suddenly you don’t need to cart around your computer from place to place. Just find a local connected machine and off you go, present and profit. Or something.  Create professional quality presentations using an ultra-fast Ajax user interface… Access your presentations from any computer with an Internet connection and a modern browser….


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