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Sunday
Jan132013

BFTP: Web apps I use meme

A weekend Blue Skunk "feature" will be a revision of an old post. I'm calling this BFTP: Blast from the Past.  Original post January 6, 2008. In this update, I've stuck out the items I no longer use, italicized those I moved, and have added new ones in bold. Not as much change as I would have guessed, and most change is the result of now using both an iPhone and iPad...

Following a meme started at TechCrunch and shared by Will Richardson, I'll list my online apps I use. I'll group them by use frequency:

Daily (or more)
Gmail (via Entourage usually) Now for both personal and school communications.
GoogleSearch
GoogleReader
iGoogle - while it lasts
Squarespace (blog and website ASP)
Firefox browser
Chrome browser
GoogleDocs (both personal and work)
GoogleDrive
Dropbox
Evernote
Facebook (OK, I admit it.)
Twitter (OK, I admit this one, too.)
Kindle app on phone and iPad 
The Weather Channel/WeatherBug
The phone app function of the iPhone 

Weekly 
Amazon
Del.icio.us (Easier to look things up again or store websites in Evernote)
Wikipedia
School website
Online bank
YouTube 
Netflix
IMDB 
GoogleMaps 
Messaging on iPad and iPhone
Camera on iPhone
Facetime
Skype
 

Monthly
SmugMug (a commercial variant of Flickr)
Wikispaces
PBWiki
Slideshare
Zamzar (Not since it no longer downloads YouTube videos)
Second Life
MapQuest
NWA Delta online flight booking
Travelocity/Kayak/Orbit etc.
TripAdvisor
iTunes
Shutterfly
Motivator
ImageChef
CoPilot Live (GPS app for iPhone and iPad)
GoogleVoice 

can use on Pain of Death
Google+
Linked-IN

Ning

All things considered, I expect I am still a fairly moderate user of Web2.0-ish tools compared to most tech bloggers, at least one standard deviation from the norm of most educators. And like most of us, I see more and more of what I do move online, especially when using highly-portable devices like the XO and ASUS Eee tablets and smartphones. And I don't see the direction changing.

And like Will comments, the list is pretty Google-centric. Hey, even though they are evil, they provide useful and simple to use services. I've gone over to the dark side.

Readers, what's on your list? And how has it changed over the past five years?

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Reader Comments (1)

LOL "I can use on Pain of Death" section

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterleo

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