Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Bookmark This! October 20, 2009 posted by

SeaMonkey – a cute but strangely irrelevant all-in-one Internet suite from Mozilla

Back in the day web browsers were not content to stay simple but bloated into huge sprawling products called Internet Suites. Well hey ho, here we are a decade later and what do I spy – why the SeaMonkey Internet Application Suite. My how time flies…in a circle. This suite of net tools contains a browser (based on Firefox ‘natch) an email client, HTML editor for creating web pages, IRC chat client and some web dev tools. It’s a lovely…


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Bookmark This! October 15, 2009 posted by

Google Wave Add-on For Firefox – free plugin brings Wave to your browser

I’ve been playing around with Google Wave for a few days now, and it’s definitely a fascinating piece of technology. The idea is to drag email and text communications into the 21st century by restructuring the way we chat with each other. As with all innovative tech, it’s going to take a while to see what benefit this initiative will bring to the table, but I’m tending to agree with Daniel Tenner in his view that at the very least…


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Bookmark This! October 6, 2009 posted by

Setster – swiftly embed an instant appointments calendar onto your site

Setster is a very cool new application to let you embed a fully functional appointment calendar on any website with just a few lines of code. There are other appointment services around – e.g. BookFresh.com – but this is the first time I’ve seen one which uses this cool widget type interface as a user interface. By doing it this way, the service immediately becomes more attractive to small companies with a web presence who don’t want to ‘offshore’ their service…


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Bookmark This! September 8, 2009 posted by

Wishpot – manage your wishlist across multiple websites

There are at least as many wish list services out there as there are shopping sites. What makes Wishpot different is that they not only provide a single consolidated location for your entire wishlist from Amazon to Zappos, they also will let you know when one of the merchants on their list has the item you want on sale. You can add stuff from any website via the IE Toolbar or Firefox plugin. And if you’re strapped for ideas you…


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cool tech August 20, 2009 posted by

Pixorial – Archive your youth

I’ll hazard a guess that just about everyone has boxes of old non-digital movies or video lying about the place. Film of backyard barbecues, or you and your siblings fighting over ice creams in front of historical landmarks. All safely locked away on Super8 or VHS. The only real way to preserve this old footage is to get it converted to digital and the best way to share it is to stick it on YouTube or Facebook. But that’s all…


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Bookmark This! August 10, 2009 posted by

Brandstack – new brand marketplace says yah boo to ad agencies

Brandstack is a new online marketplace for logos, domain names and anything else you might need (like a ready built website) to create your new business empire. Need a hot domain name like weturtle.com? You got it. It also copes with your print needs too, or it will do sometime soon. And it’s got a community and forum too, how awesomely awesome is that peeps? We’re liking anything that helps to spread the design and branding love, so we’ll give…


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Bookmark This! July 24, 2009 posted by

Quirky – the product development community with smarts

Quirky is a clever new community portal based around the idea of product development. Submit an idea, other members of the community vote on it and the winner product gets made in a factory and everything. The site promises to deliver a new product every few days, which is a pretty ambitious goal. The catch? You’ve got to hand over $99.00 to get your product idea on the board. Everything else is free.   I particularly like the fact that…


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Bookmark This! July 20, 2009 posted by

Wakoopa – discover new software and games

Wakoopa is certainly something new. It’s a software and games community sharing tool which looks at what you like and then starts to recommend the same kind of tools that others in the community are using. Download and install the free program and it monitors which programs you use. It also, rather scarily, uploads this information to the community server so it can be analysed, so if you’re a little worried about letting the world know you use MS Paint,…


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Bookmark This! July 16, 2009 posted by

Grouply – all your Yahoo! and Google groups in one place

Grouply is a cool way of managing your Google and Yahoo! groups all from a single login. Not only can you read all your messages in a handy collated digest form, but you can interact with friends, post Facebook type messages and generally mess around with your groups from a single nicely arranged location. You can’t create or join groups directly from within Grouply yet, that’s apparently coming later, but as anyone who’s ever suffered through the Google Groups interface will know, anything that makes…


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Awesome July 15, 2009 posted by

Minimum Noise – awesome crowdsourced music marketplace offers cash opportunities for musicians

Minimum Noise is a superb new online marketplace which connects musicians with people looking for custom created music. It’s based on a conventional marketplace meme such as you’ll find on all those freelance coder and designer sites like Rent-a-Coder, in that the buyer posts a need for a piece of music, and the musicians bid to win the contract. The musos can also upload clips to show the type of music they would/can supply and there’s a nice comments area where everything can…


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Bookmark This! July 15, 2009 posted by

Goofram – Google vs WolframAlpha

Still unsure whether the results WolframAlpha is coughing up are any good? Worried that Google isn’t giving you the full story? Fear no longer netizen, cos now there’s Goofram. Google results and WolframAlpha results side by side, although you may have to wait a little longer for the WolframAlpha results in my experience. There’s even a Goofram add-on for Firefox. Bookmark this and carry on. Search results are copyright their respective providers. All other content © 2009 Goofram.com Goofram.com is…


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Bookmark This! July 14, 2009 posted by

FriendShopper – because shopping online is boring by yourself

FriendShopper allows you to share and shop with your friends while online. You can search for stores via the FriendShopper website and add them to your list and you can add and save items via the bookmarklet as you surf. You can add items to your FriendShopper folder using the browser bookmarklet, chat to your friends while you surf and send items to them for perusing whether they’re on-or-offline. I was up and running in less than 20 seconds, registration…


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Bookmark This! July 10, 2009 posted by

The Public School – super cool DIY online school

The Public School is the kind of online service which really makes me sit up and take notice. The idea is that anyone can suggest or teach a class and once there are enough interested pupils the class starts. Super cool. At the moment pupils attend a physical location (in LA) to learn, but why couldn’t the idea be extended to online education, via Skype or some other remote communication technology? I just love the idea of crowdsourced education, delivering…


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Bookmark This! July 7, 2009 posted by

Open Meetings – open source conferencing software

Open Meetings is a free open source program which comes with all the stuff you need for maintaining your own web conferencing system. The interface is rather Teutonically Spartan [huh…? – Ed] but it looks as though the software will get the job done. If you don’t have friends you’re going to find it tough to test out, but the demo is worth a look anyway. You can run conferences with up to 16 people with audio and video, or an…


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