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10 Useful Web Applications You Don’t Know About

January 01, 2009 | 78,784 views

web sites, web apps, webapps, organizing, time management, applications, web applicationsThere 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.


10. Qipit

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.

9. Ning

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.

8. Jott


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.

7. Anywhere.FM


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.

6. Doodle

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.

5. Netvibes

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.

3. Meebo

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.

2. TiddlyWiki

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.

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