Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Bookmark This! January 14, 2010 posted by

Turn your Google Docs account into a Dropbox clone…

The recent announcement by Google that you can upload and store any kind of file in your free Google docs account is likely to spawn a raft of new services offering additional functionality. One such contender is likely to be the Cloud Hero service which offers a free mass file upload service to manage the files between your desktop and the Net. The $10.00 Cloud Hero Sync version gives you automatic synching of your Google Docs files and desktop machine. Every time you modify…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites January 14, 2010 posted by

6Rounds – online meetings get some fun style glitter

They’re pitching 6Rounds as a ‘social webcam experience’, which basically means you get to watch each other with live video while indulging in games, social events or other online activities. Sharing the moment, see? I guess it’s a reasonable supposition, but you can’t help feeling that all this trendy social engagement would be so much more meaningful if you could just leave the house occasionally and become less remote and more in-yer-face. Anyway, interesting idea.  6rounds is a live meeting…


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Bookmark This! January 14, 2010 posted by

YouTube does Hulu – and so the seventh dimension pops into existence…

Wow, colour me late to the party, but YouTube now does television and movies? No way! Way? Wow! Not just cheesy Net knock-offs either, but also fave mainstream TV stuff like The IT Crowd, Fawlty Towers and Wallace & Gromit. Sure the video quality ain’t comparable to Voddler or regular broadcast, but hey, it’s free and stuff. And there are movies too. Wow again. Tags: youtube, movies, hulu


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Bookmark This! January 13, 2010 posted by

CometBird – the new web browser with more cool

CometBird is a new web browser – no wait, come back – which sports a few cool features which might even make you switch. Prove it? OK. Automatic online bookmarks. Synch your bookmarks and access them from any computer and browser. Built in online video downloader. Simple right mouse click download of video, audio and Flash files. Based on Firefox. Worth a look? Your call.  CometBird is a powerful and fast web browser. The outstanding CometBird Web browser is totally free…


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Bookmark This! January 6, 2010 posted by

Cacoo – create diagrams the gorgeous way

Cacoo may have an unfortunate sounding name, but the service itself comes over as beautiful, polished and sincere. Sure it’s yet another diagram drawing tool thingy, but it’s done with style and craftsmanship. The Japanese designed app offers multi-user collaboration as well as team annotation and easy ‘live’ embedding in blogs, web pages and applications. A good part of the allure comes from the use of lovely looking icons and components, which is guaranteed to make any layout look good,…


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Bookmark This! January 5, 2010 posted by

Iconizer – superb free icon maker with added sparkle and dash…

Iconizer is a very cool new online service which gives you the power to create your very own icons. For web, for software for any little reason. You get to select from a nice range of different types, play with colours and transparency and size, then generate and download in a variety of image formats. Whooeee, excellent stuff.  You are encouraged and legally entitled to copy and modify any images, generated by http://iconizer.net web-site. —All images are completely free to…


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Awesome December 23, 2009 posted by

Web 2.0 Suicide Machine – kill off your social networking and live again

Aaargh what happened to the brilliant Web 2.0 Suicide Machine service? The world desperately needs a single place from which to delete all that time sucking, useless social networking sludge and breathe free again. And now it looks as though it’s gone. Wiped by ruthless gang-lord social network VPs, banished to the land of crushing commercial interests. We’re all a lot poorer because of this loss. Gah!! Tags: web+2.0+suicide+machine, social+networking


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Bookmark This! December 10, 2009 posted by

FrostWire – open source P2P freeware combines iTunes with BitTorrent

 FrostWire is a cool freeware program for sharing files with your nearest and dearest. Or indeed other people. Based around the original Limewire code and firmly wedded to Open Source principles, this new product still centers around the Gnutella protocols, but adds in some super new sauce to make it even more useful. Like the ‘Automatically Add to iTunes’ feature which adds downloaded tracks to your iTunes account without you having to lift a finger. Neat.  FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer…


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Bookmark This! December 10, 2009 posted by

Woya – the very cool way to find some *real* bargains on the web

Woya is super cool new shopping comparison service which lets you compare prices from unusual places like Craigslist, eBay and Overstock as well as the standard Amazon type retailers. The ability to check classified used prices alongside new in the tabbed interface is neat, as is the instant access to multiple product reviews from various sources. The interface is a tad too cluttered for my liking – the devs could easily remove a few features from the front page and still…


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announcement December 3, 2009 posted by

New Free Red Ferret iPhone App – read it and weeple people…

Listen up and don’t say we don’t give you nuffing, ‘K? My chum Marc Kawam from Odiogo (which provides the spiffy audio version of our Ferret posts) has gone and created a free Red Ferret iPhone app for you all to enjoy.   Not only does it give you a beautifully formatted Ferret for all your reading pleasure and let you instantly email posts to a friend, but also offers an extremely awesome spoken audio version of the posts, so you can listen along while washing…


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Awesome November 27, 2009 posted by

Ripple – could this open source P2P payment system one day cut banks out of the loop?

Ripple is an ingenious Peer to Peer payment system which relies on a network of trust and relationships – community if you will – whereby people grant each other a certain level of credit worthiness in order to facilitate transactions. It’s all very high level theory at the moment, but what makes it interesting is the fact that it goes beyond mere virtual currencies and barter to offer a real possibility of moving value from place to place irrespective of nationalities or…


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Bookmark This! November 26, 2009 posted by

Public Earth – the public wiki resource for cool places everywhere

Public Earth aims to provide an alternative to all the proprietary maps and location based services on the Net by offering a completely free to all wiki based site where you can add your favourite place, service or area. Think Wikipedia for locations. The open ended nature and geographical scope of the site make it a very ambitious project, but that’s a good thing right? It’s already possible to see the potential of a free service which can offer guidance…


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Awesome November 17, 2009 posted by

CouchSurfing – Facebook meets Lonely Planet for a fun filled weekend of mirth

CouchSurfing is a super cool social network which takes social interaction off the computer monitor and returns it firmly back into the realm of real life. The non-profit works by helping travellers hook up with locals to share accommodation – or sometimes just a friendly chat and drink – on their journey, but it seems to go much further than just finding a cheap place to crash. According to the site they’ve helped facilitate 1.25 million stays, 1.5 million new friends have…


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Bookmark This! November 13, 2009 posted by

Twitcritics – Movie reviews from Twitterers

Twitcritics is an aggregator that scours the Twitterverse™ looking for tweets referring to current movies. It then determines whether the tweet is positive or negative and adds them all up giving the movie a rating. All the tweets are linked and visible so it’s easy to click through and check to see if it’s a genuine Twitter account or shameless astroturfer. It’s not perfect though, that’s what the Beta bit is all about I guess. For instance Amelia is currently…


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Bookmark This! November 10, 2009 posted by

Maggwire – sample magazines online

Maggwire is an online link list of glossy mainstream magazine articles presented for our reading pleasure in a trendy social networked way. Surprisingly it works. The format is easy to browse (a la Digg.com) and the idea that the system learns from your reading habits which articles to push up the page, might just make the whole thing quite valuable. It’s all very wisdom of the crowds, with voting, sharing and discussion of course, but overall the combination of simple interface and…


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