Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Cool Web Apps & Sites June 22, 2009 posted by

Tune Depot – sell your music online without the big boys

Tune Depot empowers the modern musician allowing them to sell their music and merchandise online without the bigwigs and without losing their hard-earned to commissions. The monthly or yearly fee entitles you to 500Mb of storage space for your music, unlimited bandwidth from Tune Depot for music samples and a music player widget for your MySpace page or website. US$24.95 per month or US$269.45 per year. * Sell from MySpace or your social media page * Sell from your website…


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Tune Depot – sell your music online without the big boys
Bookmark This! June 19, 2009 posted by

AirBnB – crowdsource your vacation or business lodging rental

AirBnB is a new online service which offers direct links to people and organisations willing to rent out their premises for short term stays. So it’s kind of like a hotel booking service, but without the hotels. Rentals vary from own room in a private house to a full rental of a luxury villa, and the prices as you would expect compete nicely with hotel rates.  Nice folks, folks like you, list their guest rooms, futons, and even couches on…


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Bookmark This! June 18, 2009 posted by

POW – Opera Unite for Firefox users

POW (Plain Old Webserver) is a free downloadable utility and add-on for Firefox combo that turns your browser into a web server, a la Opera Unite. Of course it’s nowhere near as slick, polished and functional as the Opera product, but with a bit of manual tweaking you can get something up and running pretty fast. All it really needs is some determined open source development love and I can see this becoming a righteous competitor for the Unite product, which…


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Bookmark This! June 18, 2009 posted by

TorrentTwitter – share your favourite Torrent files

TorrentTwitter. Share your favourite torrents with friends and family via Twitter posts. What else is there to say, other than the fact that you can also create groups of people to share interests? There’s absolutely no stopping this technology stuff, is there?  TorrentTwitter is a micro-blogging service that allows people to share their favorite torrents with their friends, families and fans. More cool torrents that they share, more popular they become. Users post short (140 character) notices which are broadcast to people that…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites June 17, 2009 posted by

Nokia Sports Tracker – don’t get lost getting fit

Sports Tracker is a Fitness Diary application for Nokia phones (N, E or Symbian 40) that does everything fitness fans need. Firstly it uses the GPS in your phone to record your run/cycle/walk including distance, position and speed. If you take photos with your camera along the way it logs where you took them. If you’re listening to music it records what you were listening to during the workout. Finally if you’ve purchased the optional bluetooth Polar heart rate monitor…


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Bookmark This! June 16, 2009 posted by

Opera Unite – super cool tech turns the web browser into a web server

I’ve been playing around with the new Opera Unite technology, and it is indeed very cool. Not so much because it’s new – the features and ideas behind it have been around in different forms for years – but because it brings these services together under one roof and makes them ultra simple for web newcomers and those who just want fire and forget simplicity in their lives. The Opera people have basically turned their web browser into a system which can share…


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Bookmark This! June 12, 2009 posted by

Da Button Factory – pretty web design buttons all in a row…

Da Button Factory lets you create pretty buttons for your trendy website quickly and easily. Total flexibility and very stylish results make this a keeper if you’re a design type. Font, colours, shadows, gradients…it’s all there. Nice. Tags: web+2.0, da+button+factory, web+design, online+application


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Awesome June 11, 2009 posted by

Indaba Music – browser based online music mixing and collaboration

Indaba Music is a online community where musicians can mingle, upload their music, share ideas and even collaborate as if they were together in a recording studio. The heart of the system is the Digital Audio Workstation which allows you mix and edit music in your browser from any computer. It’s completely browser based so there’s no software to download but data is cached locally so you don’t need to continually download stuff you’ve edited. [Click to enlarge] You can…


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Indaba Music – browser based online music mixing and collaboration
Bookmark This! June 9, 2009 posted by

Futz.me – send stuff from your browser address bar to your phone or email

Futz.me is a new online service which lets you send stuff to your email address or mobile phone (US only) via a URL command in your browser address bar. Copes with images, links, text and to-do notes etc. So instead of firing up your email client to send a photo to your cell, just type in futz.me/username and then the web address of the pic. Simple, fast and effective. No more futzing around indeed!   Whatever you send from your address bar…


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Bookmark This! June 4, 2009 posted by

PulpTunes – freeware lets you stream your iTunes library across the Internets

PulpTunes is a free open source program which allows you to stream your iTunes library across the Internet from any browser. You can either install it to a remote server or onto your own computer, which seems nicely flexible. It works on Mac, Windows and Linux and supports MP3 and AAC files. Nice one!  Take your iTunes with you. You’ve got a huge music collection in your iTunes at home. You want to access that music from the office, at…


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Awesome May 29, 2009 posted by

Posterous – make sure you take another look at this amazing tool…

Just a quick note to y’all to say take another look at Posterous. We covered it in January when it launched, and my how it’s grown. Just send an email to [email protected] and bingo, you’ve got an instant multimedia distribution system which is incredibly, amazingly powerful. Video, music, photos, blog posts, you name it, and with auto distribution to Twitter, Facebook et al. Superb! [And don’t get us started on its ability to automatically transcribe URLs into YouTube videos etc. Sheesh!] Tags: posterous,…


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Bookmark This! May 25, 2009 posted by

Bdule – cool Windows based Twitter and Facebook freeware looks v. healthy…

Bdule is a new Windows freeware program for Twitter and Facebook users. The Windows only software is basically a desktop client, and it looks pretty nice. You get to set up multiple accounts of Twitter in different template layouts, and the ability to search Twitter directly from the page is great.   Unfortunately it looks like it’s been released just a tad too early, which is a shame. First, there’s no way to add more account instances once you’ve set things up…


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Awesome May 19, 2009 posted by

Google Street View Trike – the awesomest high tech low tech solution ever

This Google Street View Trike is designed so the company can grab images from off-road footpaths and other inaccessible terrain in Europe for the Google maps application. First deployment will be Italy and then the UK. It is just wonderful what those guys come up with, although we’re feeling just a tad sorry for the poor geek dude who has to pedal the rig around the hedgerows. We’re assuming there’s electric pedal assist buried in there somewhere?  The so-called Google Trike, which…


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Bookmark This! May 7, 2009 posted by

Wiki Alarm – email alerts when your Wikipedia page is edited

Wiki Alarm sends you an email alert if/when your selected Wikipedia pages are edited. You can track unlimted pages, monitor keywords like product and company names and send notifications to as many people as you want. Lovely idea, simple but effective.  Wikipedia pages are monitored every hour and email updates will be sent as soon as we detect a change. The email contains full information on the changes as well as the IP address of the person making the changes –…


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Awesome April 29, 2009 posted by

Miro Adopt – adopt a line of code and help fund open source

Miro Adopt is a brilliant scheme to help fund one of the neatest open source projects around. Miro is an excellent free HD video player and TiVo type program grabber which will automatically download Internet video programming of your choice and store it on your hard disk for later viewing. Great for grabbing a whole series or must-have items like GeekBrief TV and TED Talks. It’s also BitTorrent friendly via LegalTorrent which makes it even more useful. Now the devs have…


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