A Handy Collection of Apps for the Web Professional
This handy collection of apps and websites may be of use to the busy web professional looking for a little help getting through their busy day. Click on a few and take them for a test run.
Cyfe – The all-in-one business dashboard.
The Cyfe dashboard helps you monitor and analyze data scattered across all your online services like Google Analytics, Salesforce, AdSense, Amazon, Facebook, WordPress, and Twitter from one single all-in-one dashboard location. It does it in ‘real-time’ too. You can pull data from services like Google using their pre-built widgets and display practically anything you want on your custom dashboard. If you’re sick of having to click to multiple places to get all your daily info, Cyfe might be just right for you.
Best Feature – You can even pull data from your company’s internal databases using custom widgets.
tn3Gallery – Photo editing and presentation made simple.
Whether you’re a budding photog or a professional with thousands of images, tn3Gallery will help you to store, crop, enhance and share those photos with ease and simplicity. A WordPress plugin with slideshows, transitions effects and multiple album options, you can use the photo editing directly through the program with no need for external tools and they have other high end features that will make anyone look like a pro. They have a free version or a paid version, depending on just how far you want to take your photography.
Best Feature – tn3Gallery has help guidelines throughout to get you up to speed fast.
SocialBro – Manage your Twitter universe.
I’ll be honest; I don’t ‘get’ Twitter, but there are some people that live and die by this social site. If that‘s you then SocialBro may be a great help. You can do just about anything you want to do with Twitter using their app, from ‘unfollowing’ people who annoy you to knowing when the best time is to Tweet your message to get the best response. There are maps, interactive lists and widgets galore. Of course if you’re like me and Twitter isn’t your cup of tea SocialBro won’t be either, but if you adore Twitter it’s a good bet you’ll love this app.
Best Feature – You can use SocialBro to target potential clients on Twitter.
Mighty Deals – Daily deals on professional web tools.
The reason I like Mighty Deals more than all of the other deal websites is that they have deals on tools that the web professional can actually use and not just the usual junk that has no value. Graphics, vector, fonts, icons and much more are to be found on the site, and the ‘daily deal’ is usually pretty darn good so check back every day.
Best Feature – They have a freebies page with my favorite thing; free stuff.
Hopper – A simple way to save content.
Saving stuff that you see while surfing the net on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone can sometimes be a real chore and very tedious. With Hopper you have a ridiculously simple way to save anything, from virtually anywhere, right to your Hopper account online and access it whenever and wherever you want. Now, to be honest, I found it to be too simple and I also had trouble logging in after I had made an account, so check it out but don’t expect miracles.
Best Feature – It’s super easy, fast and free.
GoCal – Make your Google Calendar more productive.
The GoCal app for iPhone and iPad takes the normal Google calendar, which I like, and gives it some extra capabilities like being able to scroll through your calendar more quickly and alerts through different portals like IM and text. It’s also optimized for all the different iPhone and iPad versions so there’s no need to have the most recent phone in order to use the app. I like it, but honestly it doesn’t do all that much more for me than I was already doing with Google calendar.
Best Feature – You can invite people to events directly through the app.
Boomerang–Scheduling email and email reminders made easy.
Boomerang is a cool app. It lets you do a lot more with email than just write and send. Remember to pay bills. You can schedule birthday or holiday notes for when you have time to write them, get reminders to follow up on sales leads, know when the best time is to communicate in different time zones and clear out travel confirmation emails too. I have to say it’s quite well-rounded and I think I’ll be using it myself. I like that it does this with Firefox too.
Best Feature – You can write notes to yourself and schedule them to arrive at the perfect time to remind you.