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20 Super Useful Web Apps That Can Ease Your Work

A web application is an application that is accessed over a network such as the Internet or an intranet. The term may also mean a computer software application that is hosted in a browser-controlled environment (e.g. a Java applet) or coded in a browser-supported language (such as JavaScript, combined with a browser-rendered markup language like HTML) and reliant on a common web browser to render the application executable. Web applications are popular due to the ubiquity of web browsers, and the convenience of using a web browser as a client, sometimes called a thin client. The ability to update and maintain web applications without distributing and installing software on potentially thousands of client computers is a key reason for their popularity, as is the inherent support for cross-platform compatibility. Common web applications include webmail, online retail sales, online auctions, wikis and many other functions.

With this app you can generate HTML/CSS code and images for rounded corners.

websnapr lets you capture screenshots of (almost) any web page. Allow your visitors to instantly visualize any web page before clicking. Increase site traffic, click-through rate and site stickiness.

This dashboard displays the last week of health status for selected remote computing services. This view is dynamic. For services with recent outages, a health bar is shown. Given no recent outages in a provider’s services, key indicator charts are shown. Click a Service in the left panel for detailed service health status, metrics, and more history.

Simply add items to your day’s agenda, and specify how long each will take. Timeslot will automatically generate start and end times for each item, so when you have to make a change, your entire agenda will update to flow around it. makes it incredibly easy to create embeddable coupon badges for your website. Use these badges to engage your visitors’ curiosity, reward them with discounts and add their names to your mailing list.

Slideshow presentations have a reputation for being boring. Spice them up with Slidebomb, a new app that makes it easy to add images, add YouTube videos and embed Google Maps.

SocialCompare is an innovative comparisons sharing community. It is a flexible and free online solution to create or import easily your tables with your own criteria. Find and vote for the best ones.

LucidChart combines pre-made shapes and templates with a drag-and-drop interface, making it a breeze to generate attractive and professional diagrams.

EmbedPlus is an awesome little app that makes embedded YouTube videos infinitely more useful. Have you ever wanted to zoom in on a video to get a closer look at what’s on the screen? Have you ever wanted to be able to instantly replay just a particular scene? With EmbedPlus, you can do all of that and more.

Pressmo is a professional on-line application allowing you to automatically change PDF files into interactive digital editons with simple navigation and advanced look.

Discover real-time hot topics everywhere, share them on your social networks.

Do you have a new website or application under construction? Start off on the right foot by using Capturely to create a fully functional, customizable “Coming Soon” page to advertise your site and get a list of potential users.

VisitorsCafe enables you to socialize your content by allowing the members of your community to meet one another via video chat. By adding to the user experience, visitors are incited to not only visit your site more frequently, but also to remain on your site longer. In addition, by opening your VisitorsCafe application to that of similar sites, new visitors are automatically being lead to your site. This increases your site’s virality and potential for word-of-mouth marketing.

iClippy is an app that lets you bypass your local Windows clipboard in favor of an online clipboard with a bunch of nifty features. You can use it to do screen grabs or just copy pictures that you find online. Once you clip the pictures, they are stored on your iClippy clipboard, which is viewable as a sidebar on the right-hand side of your screen.

Lists are an easy way to manage your Twitter followers, but they can take time to compile. Formulists gives you a head start by creating lists automatically based on parameters you set.

Threddie lets you brainstorm using a post-and-comment system everyone’s familiar with. Just start a brainstorm, add a briefing and some topics, then invite people to discuss. It’s better than email, yet much more intuitive and lightweight than the alternatives.

With PandaForm, creating forms is a no-brainer. Just add the fields you need, size them according to your preferences, and drag and drop to rearrange them if necessary. Once you have the form set up the way you like it, you can link to the URL or share it on social networking sites, grab the embed code to embed it on your website or Facebook page, or email it.

Flisti lets you create online polls that can be shared over Facebook or Twitter or embedded in a blog or website. It’s free to use, and no registration is required: just type in your question and the answers you want your respondents to be able to select from. Once your poll is set up, share buttons make it quick and convenient to post it on Facebook or Twitter, and a cut-and-paste embed code makes it a snap to post to a blog or website.

One of the reasons Twitter is growing in popularity so quickly is that it is such an excellent source of information. However, to really make that information useful, it needs to be curated and formatted. MyTweetmag lets you create a collaborative “magazine” with other editors.

Headmagnet is an awesome app for students, or anyone else who needs help memorizing important facts or little tidbits of information. Basically, Headmagnet lets you create lists of the things you need to know and then turns them into online flashcards and quizzes.


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