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Bookmark This! April 18, 2006 posted by

Podcast Ready.

Podcast Ready. A clever site and software combo which lets you easily schedule and download podcasts onto a bunch of non-iPod devices, including memory cards and USB drives. The software – myPodder – seems to have the smarts, the site is just the content portal. Nice one. [Thanks Marc]  The podcastready.com portal gives podcast users feature-rich and easier-to-use tools for managing podcast subscriptions and content. The myPodder podcast management software available in beta on the podcastready.com site allows for complete podcast portability,…


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Bookmark This! April 13, 2006 posted by

Portable Playlist.

Portable Playlist. Love it. Lots. An online audio player which lets you create playlists you can access from any machine, anywhere. A kind of Netvibes for audio if you will. But what is standout is the interface. Simple, easy and fast. Very Ajax Web 2.0 glory-licious. Check it out!


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Bookmark This! April 5, 2006 posted by

Schmap.

Schmap. Superb travel tool built around an uber clever player which you download and which combines detailed information on city features with Flikr photos, animated tour guides and a places of interest search engine etc. Limitation – not that many maps as yet, and performance could be better. But once it’s fully populated it will be an awesome resource for travellers. They’ll need to make it mobile phone friendly at some point too.


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Bookmark This! April 5, 2006 posted by

Bluebottle spam killer.

Bluebottle. 100% effective spam protection. It says here. Free and premium versions. Worth a look.  Bluebottle’s Email Verification (Challenge/Response) feature is similar to having your own gatekeeper. It works by not allowing any email to be delivered to your inbox unless the sender.s address is on your allowed list. When an email is received from an address not on your allowed list the email is held and a verification request is returned to the sender. Once the sender responds to…


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Bookmark This! March 27, 2006 posted by

Scaredy mail.

WillSelfDestruct.com. Free, anonymous, single view, self destructing online email service. I’m not sure that I understand the logic behind trusting your private messages to a remote server outside your control, but hey, we’re open minded here at Ferret Towers. Absolutely  Okay, so what do I use this for? A: To be honest with you, we‘re not precisely sure. Here are some ideas: * Sending out passwords? it‘s much better than your password sitting in someone else‘s mailbox for eternity, or *…


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Bookmark This! March 24, 2006 posted by

World music finder.

Calabash Music. Billed as the world’s first fair trade music company, this cool site features…er…world music. Excellent, about time, nice one! Offers a limited range of free tracks for download – c’mon guys don’t be so mean, shove some more tunes up there – and a great selection of stuff to buy from all sorts of obscure villages and villes. And artists get…gasp…paid!  Through our digital network, independent artists are able to sell directly to you. Our artists earn an ‘equal exchange’…


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Bookmark This! March 24, 2006 posted by

Attensa online RSS reader.

Attensa Online. It’s hard to get excited about RSS readers any more, two a penny really, eh? But stumbled across this puppy a few days ago and quite liked it. Nice feel, very quick and accessible from any computer. Worth a look-see. And it’s free.  Attensa Online is a Web based RSS reader that works like a dedicated RSS reader application to make keeping on top of RSS information easy. Attensa Online is a free online RSS reader that you…


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Bookmark This! March 23, 2006 posted by

User scripts.

Userscripts.org. One of the most astonishing things about the Firefox browser is how powerful it is. I now have over 35 extensions installed which have literally transformed my working and browsing habits. So it’s with astonishment that I report an even larger body of add-ons for this mighty tool, in the shape of Greasemonkey scripts. This site has nearly a million of them. Does that sound like a lot to you? Yeah me too. The only problem is that I’ve found they can…


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Bookmark This! March 22, 2006 posted by

Classifieds come to Google.

Block Rocker. Google maps meets classified adverts, with RSS feeds tagged to your local area. It’s a bit kludgy at the moment, but you can see the potential of this kind of geo-targeted stuff can’t you? Of course it needs heaps more data, and surely it’s only a matter of time before one of the big boys (Yahoo!, eBay, Craig’s List, the big G. themselves?) launches this type of app or tech? Still, very cool indeed. Nice one.  Zoom in…


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Bookmark This! March 17, 2006 posted by

Email Tracer.

Email Route Map. A lovely little Google Maps mashup which lets you trace where your email messages have come from geographically. Just enter in the header information from the message you want to trace and off it goes. For some strange reason, some of my stuff is going through an obscure European town before arriving here. Fascinating.   Paste an email with full headers (we need the ‘Received’ lines — we don’t need your email addresses, digg). The app will…


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Bookmark This! March 15, 2006 posted by

Bubbleshare.

I want to say again that I’m loving Bubbleshare. It’s just about the fastest, easiest, most usable photo sharing tool I’ve come across. Ever. It’s had a couple of performance glitches recently, no doubt related to an upsurge in users, but it’s fab nonetheless. There’s no frills but it’s fast fast fast. I can get an album uploaded in literally 5 minutes from scratch. Try it.


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Bookmark This! March 9, 2006 posted by

Snap, crackle, crop.

The improbably named Pixoh. Edit your photos online. I’ve got to say, I’m not *that* sure about these kinds of services. I don’t really get the user value proposition here. Is it that I’m wandering around needing an online image editor whilst travelling? Or what? Anyhoo, worth a look, if only…


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