Online presentations service becomes “”, adds PRO accounts, a personal favorite of mine, as been rebranded as the much more logical and user friendly ‘’. What it is is an online presentation engine that lets you create sophisticated, Powerpoint-style presentations in the browser, including uploaded images and media, and then view (or share) them via a single link. I first experienced

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Three FREE alternatives to ‘Google Alerts’

Imagine if you got an email every time the name of your business, brand, your own name, or a keyword or phrase you were interested in were mentioned on the internet, and you have a pretty good idea what an email alert is. While Google has not discontinued ‘Google Alerts’ yet, there is a lot

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‘SEO Auditor’: new Google tool helps you boost your site search ranking

You may have heard about a number of Google products being discontinued recently (Google Reader, Google Alerts); the good news, however, is that Google is releasing a number of new services including the Evernote-beating ‘Google Keep’ and now ‘Google SEO Auditor’, due to be released on May 27th. ‘Google SEO Auditor’ is unusual in that

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Three sites that seek to cultivate your OPINIONS and convert them to user generated content

Opinions – everyone has them. And although they  have somewhat of a negative connotation on the internet, where they can be easily conflated with ‘facts’, having ‘something to say’ largely means marrying educated opinions with facts. Opinion is the new black, apparently, which is why it is not surprising to see a slew of new

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Hunch wants to be your all-in-one recommendation engine for everything

By now we’re used to music discovery and recommendation engines, but what if I told you that there’s a site that learns your tastes and makes recommendations on everything: music, movies, books, websites, restaurants, and everything else. Two interesting things are: (1) that the items in the Hunch database are submitted by the users themselves,


‘Social Media Image Maker’ makes it easy to create profile and cover images for Facebook and other social networks

Facebook cover photos (i.e. the large image that you open a Facebook profile) have become popular lately. If you’ve tried to add one you know that they have to be of specific sizes for the cover photos to look good. And if you try to make one yourself, you will realize that its not as


Analyze choices and make better decisions with ‘Odesys’

All of us have important decisions we need to make, but can a piece of software help us make better ones? Odesys, a free online web app, wants to be exactly such a tool. Created by self described ‘decision theory researches’, Odesys takes you through a step-by-step process where you can lay down the different

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Three awesome online RSS aggregators that you (probably) didn’t know about

Now that everyone is looking for an RSS aggregator to replace the outgoing Google Reader, there’s been a host of articles published on the best services that you can migrate to. Aside from the usual suspects that everyone is talking about (Feedly, The Old Reader, and Newsblur), we wanted to showcase three lesser known alternatives:

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Groupnotes lets you annotate any web page and have on-the-spot conversations with collaborators

Groupnotes is a cross between a web clipper and social-media style note taking app. It will let you have a conversation with your team right on top of any webpage, which can be useful in all manner of collaborations such as web design or research projects, etc. You can create notes by highlighting text and


Why Springpad is better than Evernote for managing your information

The past ten years or so has transformed the way we take notes and organize information. It is no longer sufficient to jot down notes on desktop sticky notes; we now need to access notes, bookmarks, clips, and tasks on our mobile devices as well as our computers, and make them accessible to others that

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Writer is a word processing alternative that strips away all the clutter

As a professional writer, I am always on the lookout for new tools that can make my work easier or just more interesting. Writer is one that happens to do both. If you’re the type of person that uses a word processor on a regular basis, you may occasionally long for the good old days

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Draw diagrams and flow charts with LucidChart

Human beings are highly ‘visual’ thinkers, and whether you love diagrams and use them for every facet of your life, hate them but have to do them for work, or even if you’re somewhere in between … if you need to create a diagram then you will appreciate LucidChart, a web app which integrates with