Cool Websites and Tools [November 7, 2009]

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web apps 27   Cool Websites and Tools [November 7, 2009] Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. All listed websites are FREE (or come with a decent free account option). No trials or buy-to-use craplets. For more cool websites and web app reviews subscribe to MakeUseOf Directory.

 

(1) Yast.com – Innovative online application that lets you keep a track of how much time you spend doing certain tasks. In its simplest form it works like a stopwatch, you create task  and press the “ËśPlay’ button to start tracking the time and then press “ËśStop’ when you’re finished. However it’s not that basic, and there are some cool additional features. Read more: Yast.com – Free Web Based Time Tracker & Logbook

(2) [NO LONGER WORKS] Measy – Useful online service for frequent gadget shoppers. It helps you customize your gadget search by asking questions about your budget, size, brand and various other questions that are specific to the type of gadget you are buying. Once you are done with questions, it presents you with what it thinks would be the perfect gadget for you. Read more: Measy – Customized Online Gadget Search

(3) BudgetBytes – Cool website about inexpensive food recipes which are simple to make and fast to prepare. It gives you various details for instance, a cost breakdown of each ingredient, the number of people the dish will serve, and the total preparation time. Read more: BudgetBytes – Provides Tasty & Inexpensive Food Recipes

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] GoogleTranslateTools – Another service from Google that offers some cool translation tools for both webmasters and the average internet user who wants to read webpages in different languages. The three tools offered by this service are Google’s website translator, translation bookmarklets and the translation feature in Google toolbar. Read more: GoogleTranslateTools – Translate Your Site Using Google

(5) GroupBoard – Website that provides embeddable and multifunctional group-boards which come with online drawing, chatting, messaging tools and games. You can easily integrate these group-boards onto your site or personal webpage and let participants collaboratively interact, chat and play games together. The app can come in very handy for things like distance tutoring or training, collaboration or interacting with your website visitors. Read more: GroupBoard – Cool Embeddable Whiteboard For Groups

 

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Sneha

The problem with the folks like Google & Yahoo is that they have created many tools which have been loosely coupled. The challenge with such a solution is that the the information gets locked into multiple silos. With Google Wave they are trying to integrate all the conversations (discussions) but what would be truly desirable is a platform built form ground up using social networking at the base and business apps on top of it. I have tried Injoos Teamware (www.injoos.com) and found it captures both informal and formal knowledge like documents in one single workspace on the cloud.

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