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Last checked 7/1/2006

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  • New Kind of Web Sites is a review of very new Web sites services. Most are very imaginative.
  • Webware Blog - finds and evaluates Web service sites.
  • 10 Minute Mail gives you an email address that you can use for 10 minutes. Useful for when you have to give a commercial site an email address. The email is sent to the Web site where it is accessible for about 10 minutes.
  • Glide is a Web based suite including a Web site builder, word processor, and graphics editor.
  • Writer is a very simplistic word processor that lets you type notes and then either save the text or email it. Handy in a pinch.
  • Writely - Google's full blown word processor. You need register to have an account but the services available through the account make it worth the loss of privacy.
  • ZOHO Writer - word processor. You need to have an account.
  • BaseCamp - project manager.
  • Think Free - full office suite.
  • Google Spreadsheet You need to have an account.
  • Google Docs You need to have an account but you get access to some pretty cool Web services from anywhere.
  • ThinkFree - is a Web based 'office suite' alternative.
  • Best Subscription Boxes is a list of 47 subscription services where you pay a periodic fee for a periodic box of goods.
  • ajaxSketch - graphics application.
  • Gliffy - graphics diagrammer.
  • Thumbstacks - presentation application.
  • ZOHO Show - presentation application.
  • Prezi - presentation application.
  • Gmail - Web based email application.
  • Yahoo Mail - Web based email application.
  • Mail2Web Get your mail over the Web from anywhere.
  • 10 Minute Mail This site gives you a throw-away email address that links to your real email address for 10 minutes.
  • Maildrop gives you a temporary, disposable email address when you need one to get something from a site that requires an email address.
  • MediaMax - file storage and backup service - 500Mb file transfer per month for free.
  • PasteBin lets you post text (aka 'pastes') and share the access to specific folks. Various levels of service, starting at free, allow for additional capabilities like limiting access and expanding limits on the number of 'pastes' one can post.
  • Paste.ee lets you post text (aka 'pastes') and share the access to specific folks. The material is encrypted and the service is totally free.
  • Calendar Services This is a review by PC Magazine of a handful of free, online calendar services.
  • Calendar Services This is a review by PC World Magazine of a hand full of free, online calendar services.
  • Cozi - is a free Web based calendar service. It allows you to check your calendar from any PC and you can even have it read your appointments, lists, etc. over a mobile phone.
  • MeetingWizard - is a very nice service that allows you to send a set of alternate meeting times to participants who then identify the times that they are available. All for free and you don't need an account unless you want to set up a meeting (participants do not need an account).
  • When Is Good - is a Web service that allows you to identify free meeting times. A 'template' is sent to you which you then send to your invitees who go to the Web site and identify their free time preferences.
  • Box.net - online file storage.
  • 4Shared - file sharing service - free with some generous size and total space limitations.
  • Dropboks - is a stripped down, minimalistic file storage service limited to 1Gb.
  • Openomy - is a file sharing service limited currently to 1Gb. You can secure the files using 'tags' that replace 'folders'.
  • YouSendIt - allows you to transfer up to 100Mb for free, temporarily store it, and send an email to the person of your choice announcing the availability of the files.
  • Meebo - instant messaging over the Web to various IM providers.
  • Media-Convert converts your audio, video, text, or spreadsheet files from one format to another - for free. Results are emailed.
  • Zamzar converts your audio, video, text, or spreadsheet files from one format to another - for free. Can do multiple files as a single batch.
  • Mux converts video files. You upload a file or give the URL location and it converts it and sends you an email with the URL location of the converted file.
  • Cloud Convert converts a lot of different format files including graphic and text files. It's free with no sign up.
  • Virus Total You upload a file, it scans it with multiple antivirus programs and then displays the results from each of those programs.
  • Rememberthemilk is a free to-do list.
  • Bluetie - is a Web service that offers email, calendaring, etc. It's free for groups of less than 20.
  • Doodle is a free Web service that assists in setting up meetings. You send a URL to the participants who respond via the Web. Does not require signing up for an account.
  • Ink2 - kind of like the CreatAcard software only its online. You design a card and they will send it for you. $$
  • SharedBooks - lets you create a flip book or document from material that you send them and then makes it look all spiffy. $$
  • Zamar converts files from on type to another. You upload the file and they send the converted file via email.
  • Media-Convert converts files from on type to another. You upload the file and they send the converted file via email.
  • Send Text Messages for Free is a short article on sending text messages from your computer to a cell phone.
  • How to Send SMS Messages to Mobile Phones
  • How to Send Text Messages Using Email shows you how to send a text message to a phone using any email program.
  • ForeverSMS - free SMS text messaging - good privacy policy.
  • SMSEverywhere - free SMS text messaging - good privacy policy..
  • Joopz - free text messaging service lets you send messages to a computer or mobile phone or both (group messages).
  • Bloove - free text messaging service - you need to register but it will keep a phone book for you.
  • GizmoSMS - free text messaging service - no registration required. Firefox doesn't show the secret number that you have to type in to send the message. Use IE.
  • Group2Call - free broadcast of voice or text message to a group of telephone numbers - requires registration.
  • Google Hangouts is part of Google Plus and allows users to call and message each other for free. Conference calls with up to 10 callers is also supported.
  • OhDontForget - free text messaging service lets you set the time when a text message will be sent to your phone or someone elses. Requires no registration but message includes 5 to 10 words of advertising.
  • YellowPipe - free text messaging service requires no registration but does require that you enter a 'from' number in addition to the 'to' number. (Why???).
  • Only Free SMS Text Messaging - free from computer to phone.
  • Bubbl.us - free mind mapping (aka brain storming) software on the Web.
  • WebWare has a continually expanding collection of reviews of Web applications.
  • OpenDNS is a free DNS service that prevents you from connecting to phishing sites by policing the DNS process (where your Web site address in English is translated to the numeric address that determines where you really end up).
  • The Web's Most Useful Sites is a collection from PC World. Web based applications. Mostly free.
  • PortableApps.com This service lets you load a small client on your portable device that allows you access a bunch of Web based applications. You can load it on your PDA or even a memory stick.
  • Crossloop - free (beta) service that connects any two PC's through a VNC connection. Encrypts the traffic. Allows one user to see what the other is doing. Great for training and support.
  • Num Sum is a free Web-based spreadsheet application.
  • Ajax13 Free Web-based office apps.
  • NetJaxer - has a collection of Web based services (Web 2.0?) with ratings and descriptions.
  • Go2web20 - has a collection of services but it is very hard to navigate as all you see is a logo and a five word description that appears when your mouse hovers over the logo.
  • Seomoz.org - has a Web 2.0 section that tries to define what it is. They also have an award page that has the best of sites in various categories.
  • Xcellery - free Web-based Excel tool that supports collaboration.
  • Wufoo - free, Web-based forms and database service. Advanced services are fee-based.
  • Jimbo - free Web site host with a pretty easy site constructor allows you to put up a pretty good looking site quickly.
  • Teleflip delivers your e-mail from any e-mail account or service, personal or business, POP, Webmail or Exchange, directly to your cell phone regardless of your wireless carrier or mobile handset.
  • Weebly hosts your Web site for free but it's real value is in the page design tools that it makes available to the nontechie.
  • GrandCentral lets you record your phone numbers (wireless and landlines) and then any call to any of those numbers will ring all of the phones. Basis service is free. Advanced features require a fee.
  • OhDontForget lets you record a short message and a cell phone number. The service then will send the messages as text to the cell phone at the time you selected.
  • 37Signals has a bunch of free services like a note taker, calendar, file backpack, etc.
  • CNet Web Services Blog
  • Zoho Creator offers free database creation.
  • PBWiki hosts free wikis.
  • Picture2Life - free online photo editing service.
  • Snipshot - free online photo editing service.
  • Splashup is an online image editor service.
  • 6 Web-based Image Editors
  • 15 Web-based Online Photo Editing Services is a comparison review of online photo editing sites. Most are free.
  • Animoto - lets you submit a few photos and then the site generates a Flash video presentation of the photos including music if you selected it. They will host the resultant file or you can download it and embed it in your own Web page. Free
  • FamilyPost - is a free photo sharing service that includes password protection.
  • Only2Clicks - You send a list of links to them and they create a home page that has pictures of those sites. Works better than it sounds.
  • No More Hard Drive has a list of free Web services listed with a short description.
  • YouConvertIt - is a free online service that converts audio, video, text, etc. files from one format to another. You supply your email address and the file to be converted and they send you the converted file.
  • Rutomail is a collection of Web services in various categories. Extensive list.
  • Picnik - is a photo editing site. Most functions are free. More advanced features are part of annual fee subscription.
  • 10 Sites to Add Amazing Effects to Your Photos - from the MakeUseOf folks.
  • Netvibes lets you create your own home page. Very easy to put it together.
  • Yourminis lets you create your own home page. Very easy to put it together.
  • Skype is free software that allows you to communicate by voice with other Skype users for free. You can also use it to send and receive regular telephone calls but this is fee-based.
  • Basecamp is a free online project management system.
  • Planzo - free Web-based calendaring application.
  • rsizr This is a free online service. You upload a picture and it can resize the picture without squishing stuff. You can reduce the size of screen shots without losing fidelity.
  • Geezo - free Web-based home accounting application.
  • Mint - free Web-based home accounting application.
  • Spendview - free Web-based home accounting application.
  • pForms is a free forms generator that lets you create attractive forms for your Web page with the HTML that pForm generates.
  • RSVP Form Tools - five Web based services that allow you to build forms for free.
  • uTipu - records the activity on your screen with narration so you can share it with others. It uses some software that you need to install on your local desktop, unlike Jing. Free
  • Floorplanner allows you to create floor plans. It's free but you have to register.
  • PlanningWiz - is a Web based room planning application. It lets you set the size of the room, place objects, etc. No registration required (Yea!!!).
  • Autodesk Homestyler - is a Web based room planning application. It lets you set the size of the room, place objects, etc. After designing the room in two dimensions, you can see the result in three dimensions. You have to sign up to be able to print the design.
  • Anyclient is a Web service or a downloadable program. Either way, you can use it to FTP files.
  • SurveyMonkey - Web survey service - free and subscription version.
  • SurveyAnywhere - Web survey service - free and subscription version.
  • SurveyGizmo - Web survey service - free and subscription version.
  • PotluckBuddies is a free Web service that promises email privacy and helps a group of folks plan and execute a potluck meal.
  • Signup Genius is a free Web service helps a group of folks plan and execute a potluck meal. Privacy may be an issue.
  • SquidNote - is a service that lets you add a note to a group/office note. The service distributes the note around to your list of recipients for them to add their personal message.
  • BitDefender Online Scanner - scans your PC for malware and viruses.
  • FlyPaper - is a free Web service that lets you create a Flash presentation from slides or photos. Requires some software to be downloaded and installed on the local PC.
  • Jiffle - lets you coordinate appointments and meetings with folks. It is free for less than 10 meetings a month. It can also interact with Outlook and Google calendars. Haven't tested it but that's what they say.
  • The Time Machiner allows you to enter an email which will be sent at some future date. Great for sending reminders to yourself.
  • OhDontForget allows you to enter a message that will be sent to a phone at some future date. Great for sending reminders to yourself.
  • Printable Paper has a whole bunch of templates that you can download and print. You can print blank music sheets, graph paper, ledger paper, etc. Free
  • DimDim allows you to set up Web meetings. You have to download a client for the presenter machine, but all others don't need anything but a browser with Flash. You can converse, share your desktop, etc. Kind of like WebEx without the license fees.
  • Web Site Tools is a collection of sites that can augment your Web site by adding chat rooms, surveys, etc.
  • Zamzar - online file conversion. Free. One of the conversions is pdf to doc.
  • PDF to Word You upload a PDF document and the site converts it and sends the conversion to you by email. Free
  • Dropio4 out of 5 - allows you to transfer large files to their servers and then alert others who can access it and transfer it. No registration. Free. Easy.
  • reep.io allows you to share files with others - similar to Dropio. You select a file, share a URL, and wait while the file is transferred via your browser.
  • JustBeamIt allows you to share files with others - similar to Dropio.
  • FileSharing24 - you transfer your file to their server and it remains there for 24 hours so others can access it.
  • 15 Ways to Share Files Without Cloud Storage
  • Groupcard is an online card service that lets you send an ecard from a group of people. Each adds their own message.
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  • Vizu is an online poll creator. The code can be put on your own Web site.
  • polls.io is a Web-based poll creator. You create the poll question and the possible responses and then send the URL to those who you want to poll. Free.
  • IzzyMenu allows you to create a CSS menu and add it to your site.
  • Webgrader grades your site on its marketing effectiveness and gives you some pointers on how to improve it.
  • ButtonGenerator generates menu buttons for your site.
  • ButtonBoost generates menu buttons for your site.
  • Buttonator generates menu buttons for your site.
  • ButtonMaker generates menu buttons for your site.
  • eConsultant Index of Web 2.0 Servers Go to the bottom of the page. Huge collection.
  • Teamviewer allows you to share your desktop with others. Free. Good for troubleshooting, training, etc.
  • Evernote is a free online note manager. More useful than it sounds.
  • yEd lets you create graphical diagrams for free.
  • 52 Incredibly Useful Sites as described by PCWorld.
  • Shrink the Web is a Web service that provides a thumbnail image of a Web page. Useful for Web page construction.
  • join.me lets you share your screen with up to 250 other users.
  • PlanCruncher walks you through the steps for creating a concise business plan.
  • Blogger is provided by Google and lets you create and maintain your own blog - free. You have to have a Google account which is also free.
  • Snapguide - is a site that lets anyone create a guide or simple how-to. You can browse the guides of others.
  • WikiMatrix - reviews wiki services. You can select a couple to compare and the information on each is significant and useful.
  • SlyDial is a service that lets you send a message directly to your recipient's voice mail without having to call them. You dial the SlyDial number and then the recipient's number, leave you message, and the service sends the recorded message to the recipient.
  • Did They Read It lets you add a tracker image to an email that then tells you when, or if, the email was actually opened.
  • IFTTT 'If this then that' is a programming concept that causes something to happen when something else precedes it. This site will let you create events like sending you an email when a weather app predicts rain. It sounds more complicated than it is but requires some imagination to do useful things.
  • Flow is Microsoft's answer to IFTTT.
  • MyDirectives assists you in creating a health directive.
  • Speek lets you set up a conference call over the Web. It lets you create a short URL that all the participants log into.
  • file2HD accepts the URL of a YouTube video that you like and downloads a free standing equivalent set of video and audio files to your local computer so that you can view the video outside of YouTube.
  • Unroll.me intercepts all of the junk emails that you have enrolled in such as Facebook updates, and rolls them up into one email list. Reduces the noise in your inbox.
  • e.ggtimer is a free Web site that provides simple countdown timers with many possibilities. Easy to use.

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