Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Bookmark This! April 8, 2009 posted by

Compfight – great new Flickr search engine

Compfight is a brilliant new Flickr search engine which lets you search through the billions of images via tags or text. You can also specify result filters like Creative Commons only or originals only, which makes it a very valuable tool if you’re hunting for a quick image to drop into your creative. Fab resource. Tags: compfight, flickr, search, image+search


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Bookmark This! April 6, 2009 posted by

No Frames – remove 3rd party browser frames from your WordPress blog

Got a WordPress blog? Getting a bit fed up with companies like Facebook and Digg hijacking your posts inside their marketing frames? Well take a look at No Frames, a handy little WordPress plugin which removes these frames so you retain the metrics and SEO juice of your site, not them.  No frames removes the browser frames sometimes imposed on your site. It has become a trend for top sites especially news and content aggregrators to show your site inside…


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Bookmark This! April 6, 2009 posted by

Mobaganda – event planning done simple

Mobaganda is a new event planning service which cuts out all the fluff and provides the bare minimum you need. You set up the event details in seconds (date, time, place), email the event to your friends and they RSVP as necessary. After 60 days the event data is totally wiped. Simple, no mess no fuss. Refreshing (and a huge contrast to evite.com). The only thing is the name. Hard to remember in a hurry.  Mobaganda is a simple way…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites April 2, 2009 posted by

Small Worlds – ignore life, play game

Small Worlds is an online role playing game. It’s kind of a cross between the Sims and Habbo, with bigger more realistic avatars and various locations to hang out in. It’s nice looking, and seems as if it could be addictive but at the end of the day to get the most out of it, you’re going to have to spend money, because shopping is the reason for living. Right? It’s free to join, and seems to be fairly well populated…


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Bizarre April 1, 2009 posted by

Omegle – grab a random chat with someone you don’t know

Omegle is a new and rather strange online chat service which automatically hooks you up with a random stranger when you log in. In one sense this is the ultimate Web 2.0 pop, sharing your time with the world, on the other hand it can be very disconcerting to log on and discover some stranger at the other end asking you where you’re from. Maybe it’s a personality thang? Anyhoo, it’s an interesting experiment, and just a tiny weeny bit creepy. Not…


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Bookmark This! March 31, 2009 posted by

TenderWarehouse – new job auction service makes it easy to find local contractors

TenderWarehouse is a brand new job auction which focuses on providing a marketplace for small contractors and it does it very well. The no frills service is a cinch to use, and offers lots of value for both sides of the equation, those looking for services and those offering.   People looking for work can add a ‘tender’ in a matter of a couple of minutes, by entering details, location and if they want, a target price. Registered contractors then are…


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Bookmark This! March 25, 2009 posted by

MixTape.me – sweet new playlist service delivers music loveliness on demand

MixTape.me is a great new online music service which lets you create playlists, share them and learn about artists and music too. The service comes with a bunch of cool features, including an excellent liner notes facility which gives you artist info, lyrics and videos of a track you’re listening to. You create playlists by either using the inbuilt search engine to find what you want, or dragging and dropping from the playlists of others. It’s quick, clean and you…


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Awesome March 24, 2009 posted by

Omgili Stream – awesome tool tracks real time Twitter and message board discussions

Omgili Stream is a simply awesome update to the super Omgili discussion search tool, which delivers real time live discussion from around the Internet on your choice of topic. Just enter in a search term, e.g. AIG bonuses, and up pops all the discussions currently happening on messages boards, Twitter and online forums relating to the search. The system updates itself automatically in real time, so you can literally have it sitting on your desktop feeding you information all day….


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Bookmark This! March 18, 2009 posted by

DimDim – free open source web conferencing

DimDim is a new open source web service which provides full featured web conferencing from within a Web browser. What makes it interesting is the fact that you can not only use it via their own servers, but also download and install your own open source version on your own servers, which takes web conferencing to a whole new place in terms of availability. Another remarkable thing about the service is the interface. The developers have actually made web conferencing easy…


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Bookmark This! March 17, 2009 posted by

Bionic Books – small business accounting gets a slick Web 2.0 makeover

Bionic Books is designed to bring small business accounting into the modern age. It offers multi-national, secure online accounting functionality, all wrapped up in an easy to understand interface. The cool thing about the service is the fact that the devs have thrown in all the features you’d want as a small business, it’s not just an invoicing package, or only cash flow or whatever. It’s not easy to make fully featured applications easy to understand and use, but this…


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Bookmark This! March 16, 2009 posted by

Oovoo – free video conference calling for up to six people

Oovoo is a free video chat service which offers conferencing for up to six people. It’s the kind of thing that you probably don’t need, until you need it. We use Skype video for all our one on one calls, and it works great, but for multiple people it’s back to audio only. I haven’t had a chance to try this in anger yet – video performance with 6 people on a call will be interesting to see – but…


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Bookmark This! March 12, 2009 posted by

17 Wonderful Free Web Design Tools – make it easy on yourself

Smashingapps has brought together 17 Wonderful Free Web Design Tools for y’all, and it’s quite a nice list. As well as more conventional stuff like Stripe Generator and Reflection Maker (whatever happened to Web 2.0 anyway?) there’s some interesting stuff like Product Planner which lets you share and compare user flows for web sites/applications, which is a very nice idea indeed. Anyhoo, it’s a neat list, so enjoy.  This is the wonderful list of 17 free and online web based…


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Bookmark This! March 10, 2009 posted by

OpenTTD – the open source Transport Tycoon Deluxe port

OpenTTD is an open source port (geddit?) of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It’s been enhanced too, with bigger maps, multiplayer, auto-build features, contours and re-worked infrastructure elements. If you’ve ever wanted to craft your own transportation empire, here’s your chance.  OpenTTD is an open source clone of the Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe”, a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features. OpenTTD is licensed…


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Awesome March 10, 2009 posted by

Socialect – awesome global information wiki languishes with style

Socialect is proof once again that building a quality product is no guarantee of overnight success in an over abundant web world. The site provides local geo-tagged information on events, places, classes and groups all wrapped up in a stunningly designed social calendar and wiki metaphor. It’s a superb example of how to craft something valuable without ramming technology down your user’s throats. The first thing you do is define your location via the Google map on the front page,…


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