Category: Web Apps
Just wanted to share a great tool I discovered about 3 months ago – CrashPlanPro http://www.crashplan.com/
They offer a 30 day trial, so I would recommend giving it a test drive if you are looking for a easy way to back up data.
Making Forms – Looking for a easy way to create forms without coding??? look no further than Wufoo.com
I’ve been using Wufoo for a little over a year and love how easy it is to use and setup new forms that you can share with your team, clients or customers. Wufoo provides a simple interface to quickly drag and drop fields onto a page and allows you to focus on the information you need to gather rather than how you need to code or design the form. If you need a little more power, flexibility and reporting than what Google Docs forms offer, this web app now owned by SurveyMonkey provides a great experience and power to grow. There API offers several ways to integrate into other components such as credit card transactions or the ability to attach files. We’ve used it for client projects, support forms, surveys and order forms. Forms can easily be setup without ay prior knowledge of coding and quickly launched without any special server or software since they are hosted within their servers.
Creating Polls for Mobile or Desktops with PollEverywhere.com using Web, Twitter or Text Responses #mlearncon
If you need a simple way to gather feedback from a audience or a team on the go, checkout polleverywhere.com. The tool works great with a class or group of people and provides a simple way to gather feedback or enhance your meeting with participation that everyone can see. They offer a free plan for up to 30 people or and offer inexpensive plans for person, corporate and even educational pricing. We discovered this site last year and started using and recommending to clients.
You can integrate the polls into PowerPoint or Keynote and even delivery data to your web or blog site.
One of the coolest features they introduced is the ability for a presenter to have a audience of web devices that now auto-update when the user is logged into the event url and allows them to provide feedback or participate. Having used other physical devices, the usability is simple and everyone can participate, granted they have wifi or a mobile device with a modern browser such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, etc.
GOfundme.com is going into a public beta and it looks to be a great way to instantly setup a site to collect and raise funds for your event, dreams and causes. Check it out at http://www.gofundme.com/. The site charges $9 per month and does not take any additional fees per donation. The site utilizes the PayPal API for transactions. Learn more at: http://www.gofundme.com
If you are looking for a tool that can help you track your web sites and alert you if your site is having a problem then you need to check out http://www.aremysitesup.com. The site offers several options, including a free service. Based on your needs they offer an iPhone app for monitoring as well as e-mail, Twitter and SMS support for getting an alert if your site goes down. You also get a follow-up alert once the site is back-up and running to confirm the service has returned. I had been running an older Mac based service which no longer is support and we had tested several web based solutions over the last several months and I loved the options, pricing and solution here. Monitoring can be setup to test a particular url or for a word on a particular page. You can also get warning if the site times out or does not respond.
A look at services:
If you need a quick site checker, try the Instant Site Checker at: http://aremysitesup.com/sitechecker
Alltop.com is a website launch by Guy Kawasaki, its described as an online magazine rack for the internet of popular topics. The design is clean and easy to use and allows for easy viewing of your favorite subjects from design, technology, medicine, gadgets to specific products with hundreds of listings. Content is updated hourly.The interface starts with a menu where you can select a hot topic, look under a list A-Z or use the search topics field. I would suggest checking it out for an alternate way to view a specific topic and a breadth of content from one central location without having to google or search each day.
I selected Tech as the categories and you can see a list of topics.
Once you find a topic of interest you can bookmark that url such as http://gadgets.alltop.com and you can visit the updated content daily. Moving the mouse over a headline displays the opening of the web site.
Check out from an web 2.0 application stand point, this site is amazing. It takes the concept of blogging or maintaining a web site to a whole new level by allowing you to easily e-mail just about any type of content and it will auto build the page or entry for you. It could not get any easier. The design of the site is beautiful and clean. It the first major web site that has truly amazed me in the past couple of months and its a great new tool to use to share, blog or post content. The site will auto post the same info, if you want to twitter, flckr, as well as all major blogging tools. I highly recommend giving it a test drive and I’m sure you’ll jump on board. http://is.gd/eNfP