Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

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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cool tech August 24, 2007 posted by

RescueTime – time management gets superb automation tool

I’ve been beta testing RescueTime for the past week and it rocks. We first mentioned it back in June and now that I’ve had a chance to play with it I can honestly say that this is one of the coolest web applications I’ve seen in a long time. Strictly speaking it’s a hybrid web app, since you need to install a small client side proglet to do the actual monitoring of your activities, but whatever the tech, this could…


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Bookmark This! August 22, 2007 posted by

14 Web 2.0 Design Tools – everything you need to make your fortune online

We’ve mentioned most of them individually before, but here’s a collection of 13 Web 2.0 design tools grouped in one place. If you need to jazz up your web UI presentation this is a great place to start. For completion let me throw in the Fresh Badge Generator. Because you can never have too many groovy badges, man. Yeah! Tags: web+2.0, web+design


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