Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

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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Bookmark This! March 5, 2009 posted by

Hour Town – feature rich small business online scheduling

Hour Town is an online scheduling service designed for small businesses and upwards. It looks like a great way for small biz service professionals, like plumbers, dentists, teachers etc, to set up an inexpensive and efficient way for their clients to book time slots. What I particularly like about it is the way the designers have included a bunch of useful features which add value. For one thing, it copes with multiple members of the service staff, and gives each…


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Bookmark This! February 26, 2009 posted by

MyVishwa – earn money from social networking

MyVishwa is a social network with a difference. For one thing, it is the first that I’ve seen which is browser based, in that it runs within a Firefox windowed tab environment. It is also the first time I’ve come across a social network where you earn money from using it. Uh-oh I hear you mutter. The basic premise of the site is sound. You set up your social network based around different ‘circles’ of people, ranging from the inner circle of…


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Bookmark This! February 24, 2009 posted by

Winkbill – cute online invoicing service

Winkbill is a ‘simple online invoicing system’, which offers billing, contact management and online reporting to help you keep track of your financial flows. It comes with yer typical web service dashboard which in this case gives an overview of your invoice universe, and the interface is simple enough to be useful. The UI is also full of Ajax cuteness, which means you should spend less time waiting for the page to refresh and more time getting on with your business….


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Cool Web Apps & Sites February 23, 2009 posted by

JetPhoto Studio – freeware photo management for the Flickr generation

JetPhoto Studio is a free image management program which comes with a neat selection of features for editing, organising and enhancing your photographic library. You can use it to create screensavers, wallpapers and Flash powered web albums, as well as tweak EXIF data and add location information from GPS data (which integrates with Google Maps and Google Earth!). The program also has an automatic image calendar function which is very cool and will display your collection chronologically to make it easier…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites February 23, 2009 posted by

Pipl – scarily effective deep web people search

One of the scary things about social networks like Facebook et al, is just how much information we’re happy to upload for the world to see. So much for long term privacy, eh? Especially with tools like Pipl around, which scan through these networks to gather whatever information they can. Do a search for someone on Pipl and you’ll receive a shed load of information culled from just about every deep web source and social network in the universe. White Pages,…


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