Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Bookmark This! April 28, 2008 posted by

Dipity – create an interactive timeline for anything

Dipity gets our prize of the week for the funnest product name, and maybe even the most interesting application. Creating a timeline is not something that probably crops up in your mind every day, but with this tool, when it next does you’ll know what to do. Just roll up your sleeves and get to it. You can create personal timelines using your social network feeds like Facebook or Twitter, or start from scratch and manually add a slew of events…


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Bookmark This! April 23, 2008 posted by

Snoop – receive alerts when something happens on your web site

Snoop looks like a clever bit of tech which streams alerts to your desktop when anything occurs on your website. Unlike the basic alert systems like Hyperspin et al, which are there to tell you when your site goes down, this service can be set up to deliver notifications for just about anything, including a sale on your site, when someone comments, a forum post etc etc. I can see it being very useful, but I do wonder how it will fare with high traffic sites. Definitely worth…


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Bookmark This! April 7, 2008 posted by

Utterz – simultaneously post video, audio, text and images to multiple social sites

Utterz is a new service (beta) which lets you distribute your news and views in a variety of different media formats across all the major social networking and blog platforms. What’s more it’s totally integrated with the mobile phone network, so you can send stuff from your phone as well as post directly from the site. The reason I like it is the ease of set up. There’s not a lot of configuring to do, just set up an account,…


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Awesome April 2, 2008 posted by

Drop.io – awesome new online share engine adds speed privacy and innovation to file sharing

Drop.io. On the face of it, this new service looks like just another file sharing service, but don’t be fooled, peeps. Under the hood, the developers have thrown together a bunch of very cool tools which make this a very cool application indeed and way way beyond just file sharing.  For starters it’s instant to use, if you just want to share a file fast with someone without sending it via email or FTP. Just give the share (aka a drop)…


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Bookmark This! March 28, 2008 posted by

Buddyfetch – the search engine for friends

Buddyfetch. Interesting new search engine which trawls social networking, IM and community sites to locate people who share the same tastes as you do. The idea is you can find friends from amongst the zillions of community users by entering your favourite hobbies and suchlike and the system will match you up instantly. The site covers just about every community out there, from the obvious ones like Facebook and Bebo to more obscure offerings such as Blurty and Vox. It even covers Skype, Youtube and Stumbleupon, which is what I call…


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Bookmark This! March 26, 2008 posted by

ShiftEdit – live blogging done minimalist

ShiftEdit. This new live blogging service is a complete contrast to the lush and fully featured CoveritLive. Where CiL is high eye candy geared, this service relies on fast bare bones delivery. Sign up, click on Start New Live Event and you’re…well live. Once you’re up and running it’s just a matter of entering in your text, URLs or video links and you’re live blogging to the world. No muss, no fuss. You get an invite code to send to others…


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Awesome March 21, 2008 posted by

Slicethepie – or how to bind the fan and artist ever closer together and make money

Slicethepie. I’ve been banging on about Sellaband for a while now, but I’ve got to say that this effort knocks it out of the park. Again it’s a new style artist label community play, but with some lovely features and significant differences to the Sellaband model. For a start, this bunch don’t take away the artists publishing or copyright (Sellaband take away the publishing rights on every track they help produce). It’s a smallish point, but important. Secondly, the interaction and…


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Bookmark This! March 20, 2008 posted by

Vzaar – free video adverts for your eBay listings

Vzaar is a free video player application which you can use to embed videos in your eBay auction listings. It’s an obvious application when you think about it, so should come as no surprise. They’ll need to keep on top of the scalability issues with hosting large numbers of videos, but it’s a decent idea all right. In fact it really sings with some items, like this Eric Clapton guitar. Weird name though, eh (video bazaar?)   Tags: vzaar, video, online+application, ebay


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Bookmark This! March 19, 2008 posted by

Taaz – online makeover tools get Web 2.0…er…makeover

Taaz. A new women’s makeover application which lets you upload a photo and tweak hairstyles, makeup and stuff. It’s not a new idea, but this one comes with all the shiny Web 2.0 stuff, including mandatory shiny black interface, a voting gallery with user comments and lots of beauty hints and tips. The controls are very easy to use, and surprisingly flexible, unlike some which only allow a limited range of changes. You really can fiddle with your look and…


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Bookmark This! March 18, 2008 posted by

Checkser – the to-do list wiki that lets you find and build online checklists

Checkser is an intriguing new take on the whole online to-do list concept. It’s basically a super fast, no registration application that lets you create checklists and to-do lists. It’s still too early to say how useful this will be, but judging from a few of the offerings up there, it could turn out to be extremely cool for some types of needs. The fact that it’s based around a wiki model means that anyone can edit or improve checklists,…


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Bookmark This! March 17, 2008 posted by

Sprout – roll your own interactive web widgets quick and easy like

Sprout. Very cool interactive widget maker goes way beyond most alternatives like Yourminis or MuseStorm. In fact it’s probably safer to say that these are mini-websites that you can design, build and embed on your site in minutes. There’s a huge selection of content and design components you can use, and although it’s early days, it’s clear that the developers have plans for lots more template and content material as time goes on. The editor/builder is a straightforward WYSIWYG layout tool with full…


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Bookmark This! March 13, 2008 posted by

ReQall – cool memory tool links phone and web in one seamless reminder system

ReQall. Use your phone, web panel or instant messenger to keep track of things you need to remember. Shopping lists, to-dos, capturing ideas, whatever you need to store and recall. Just ask the system to remember, and set it up to remind you or forward the data via email, SMS text message or RSS and iCalendar. Just start your message with the right keyword (e.g. ‘buy’ to have the item automatically added to the shopping list) and tell it what…


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Awesome March 13, 2008 posted by

Google Ad Manager – 600 pound gorilla stretches, yawns, advertising forest quakes in terror

Google Ad Manager. Hot on the heels of the Doubleclick acquisition announcement, we get news that Google is testing their new display advertising engine for delivering direct client ads on your website. That’s incredible news and it’s astounding that they’ve moved so fast to re-package the Doubleclick tech. If Google can do for display ads what they did for text ads with Adsense/Adwords, then it could revolutionise the World Wide Web. Really! Why? It integrates completely with Adsense. If you don’t have any banner ads…


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Bookmark This! March 11, 2008 posted by

Twing – superb forum search tool looks great and works great too

Twing is a new forum and community search engine which comes in a nice Web 2.0 wrapping and with some interesting features which make it stand out from the rest. There’s a few of these things out there that we’ve reported on before, like Omgili and Boardtracker, but this one now becomes the engine to beat for a number of reasons. For starters the user interface is great. The front page is clean and features just enough info to keep you interested…


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Bookmark This! February 28, 2008 posted by

Fundability – helping startups find investors and investors find startups

Fundability. New marketplace aims to help investors and startups find each other for mutually beneficial relationships based around cash. And options. Super slick interface, very cool feature set and a solid business model (startups pay $49.99 a month for their listings) mean that this one should run and run (if a nasty little recession doesn’t get in the way that is). Exactly the type of online community service that adds credibility to the whole sector.  We created Fundability as a marketplace where entrepreneurs…


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