There are still a few independent, small webapps out there that don't get the attention they should for their useful functionality. Here are 10 underhyped webapps that should get more attention than they do.
Cameraphone image scan to PDF via email
Snap a photo of a whiteboard or document with your cameraphone and email it to Qipit.com, a webapp that scans your photo to a PDF document and stores it online automatically. You can also fax images of documents from Qipit, too.
Social network creator
Build your own social networking community site with Ning, a WYSIWYG web site creator that offers user registration and profiles, polls, blogs, photo albums, and boards at your own URL for free.
Voice to text reminders, blog posts, and calendar events
If you ever call your answering machine to leave yourself a reminder message, Jott's for you. Call Jott to leave your message instead, and get it transcribed and sent to your email address. You can also call Jott and send your voice message to your blog, Twitter account, or add events to your Google Calendar via Jott as well as other services.
Music library hosting and web playback
Stop toting your iPod or entire iTunes library around on your local hard drive: instead, upload unlimited MP3's to Anywhere.FM and listen from your web browser from anywhere.
Group polling for scheduling large events
When organizing a recent reunion event that involves upwards of 80 people trying to figure out what the best date was for everyone, Doodle's group polling app saves the day. Set up a Doodle poll with possible dates and times for any kind of gathering with lots of attendees, and email out the Doodle URL, where each person can enter what times they can make it, and see who else is available when.
Browser start page
Set up your web dashboard at Netvibes, a sleek, drag and drop, customizable start page that gets all your crucial information in one place the moment you launch your browser. Here are a few ways to trick out your Netvibes.
4. Zoho Suite
Web-based office suite
While Google Docs seems to be the first product people think of when online office suites come up, the lesser-known Zoho Suite offers more apps and features. See how Zoho stacks up against Google Docs.
Web-based instant messenger
Chat with your buddies across multiple IM services without installing a thing using the Meebo web-based chat client. Great for folks in IT lockdown, Meebo lets you log in and chat with buddies on AIM, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, and Jabber/GTalk.
Personal, one-page wiki
While TiddlyWiki isn't a hosted webapp like the others, it uses a web page to store your information locally. TiddlyWiki has to be seen to be believed, and it's also spawned many offshoots like GTDTiddlyWiki. See how to get organized with GTD TiddlyWiki.
1. Remember the Milk
Task manager, reminder system, personal organizer
Among the slew of web-based task managers that have flooded the internet in the past couple of years, Remember the Milk stands head and shoulders above the rest: its modern interface and deep feature set make organizing your to-do's actually fun. Here's how to organize your life with Remember the Milk.