You’ve got thousands of photos sitting on your computer and phone, with obscure names that’ll be long forgotten. If you’re like most of us, it’s just too much trouble to turn them into something beautiful to share and enjoy. But that’s no longer the case with Evver, our sponsor this week.
Evver is, hands-down, the simplest way to turn your photos into an artistic creation. Just select your photos from your computer or smartphone, then choose a song from their great collection of music from indie artists, then go grab a drink. In less than a minute, you’ll have a choreographed video of your selected pictures and music ready to enjoy and share. It’s that simple — and it’s 100% free.
It’s incredibly impressive from your computer, but even more impressive from your iPhone or iPad, where you can upload, rearrange, and rotate pictures instantly in your mobile browser and turn photos into a video on the go. You’ve got to go check out their featured videos to get inspired, then go turn your own pictures into a beautiful video for free.
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For the low, low price of free, you can turn your summer videos — and older pictures from years gone by — into beautiful music vidoes with Evver in seconds. So go try it today! Just got to Evver.com, create an account or login with Facebook, and you’ll have a video ready to share in less time than it’d take you to figure out how to import photos in iMovie.
And if you make any videos you’d like to share, we’d love to see them in the comments below!
Box is one of those enterprise-focused startups that’s never made tons of sense from a consumer perspective. They’ve offered generous amounts of free storage just for signing in with their mobile apps, but that’s never been enough to get most of us to move away from Dropbox — especially since, originally, their desktop sync app wasn’t included for free. That hans’t stopped them from being the document sync tool of choice for many businesses, where the clunky UI didn’t matter as much as did the security and syncing features.
Then, there’s the apps, that great equalizer that stands to make or break any platform. Most of our consumer mobile apps are integrated with Dropbox, not Box, but on the web, Box has a solid library of apps that let it do much more than just sync files. It’s had a basic office-type app for some time now, along with a Mac and PC app that syncs Office document changes in real-time. But now, it’s going even further, with a brand new app aimed to compete in the collabortive writing space that’s taking off this year.
With Microsoft’s former Office VP Steven Sinofsky now on the Box team, it seems they’re more than ready to take on Microsoft — as well as Google and other online collaboration tools. And this time, they’ve got an app that looks nice enough, it’ll likely attract more than just enterprise customers.
Two years ago, Evernote bought out Skitch, the popular Mac screenshot annotation tool, and promptly ruined it. Perhaps it wasn’t that bad, but most Skitch fans were frustrated over the new version’s lack of features, and it took quite some time for Evernote to win us back to Skitch.
But now, they’ve taken Skitch’s best annotation features, mixed them with the original Evernote web clipper and their Clearly extension (which itself was another purchased app, Readable), and made the best tool to save online content yet. The brand-new Evernote Web Web Clipper 6 for Chrome is amazing, whether you’re wanting to save text-only copies of articles to Evernote or want to annotate sites and share them with others.
Just under a week ago, Google officially launched the Chrome Desktop Apps in the non-beta version of Chrome for Windows and on Chromebooks. It’s not officially in Chrome for Mac or Linux just yet, but if you install Chrome Beta, you can use the Chrome desktop apps across all your computers today.
The desktop apps are actually really nice — in fact, they almost feel exactly like native apps on your Mac or PC, if it weren’t for the fact that they have to have Chrome running at the same time. The Chrome desktop apps work offline, can integrate with your peripherals, be launched individually from Launchpad or your Windows 8 start screen, can send push notifications, and in general just work like a native app. But then, when you’re on your PC at work, or hacking on Linux, you’ll have the same apps there too, at least if you’ve got Chrome syncing. It’s a really neat concept, one that’s already boasting support from Wunderlist, Pocket, and more with apps that look practically just like their native Mac counterparts.
Now, on the Mac we’ve had Fluid for years to turn web apps into quasi-desktop apps, and Chrome for Windows has let web apps run in their own chromeless window for quite some time. That’s nothing new. What is new is how native-app-like the new Chrome desktop apps are. They really don’t feel like web apps anymore.
So, will you be using them, or are you already using Chrome desktop apps? Or do web apps belong in a tab alongside your other sites? We’d love to hear your thoughts about Chrome desktop apps in the comments below!
Ever lost track of how much time you’ve spent on a project? Or do you waste hours each month making invoices for all of your clients? Sounds like you need to start using Harvest, the simple and lightning fast time tracking and invoicing tool.
You won’t waste any time trying it out, since it lets you start tracking time in one click, no matter where you’re working. It’s online, so there’s nothing you’ll have to install — but you can get their new Chrome extension to automatically track time you spend working online, or use their Mac, iPhone, or Android app to quickly track time from anywhere. You can even integrate it into the apps you already use like Google Apps, Basecamp, Asana, Xero, or your own in-house app through its catalogue of Harvest add-ons.
At the end of your projects, Harvest makes it simple to pull everything together into an an invoice for your client, and lets you see detailed reporting on your work time across all of your projects. Whether you’re a freelancer or work in a team of creative pros on client projects, Harvest is the perfect app to help you bill for every minute you spend on projects and focus on what you do best without worrying about tracking time and invoicing.
Start Tracking Your Time with Harvest Today!
Time is money, so make the most of yours with Harvest. Start your free Harvest 30 day trial, and see how much easier it makes your life. Then, you can keep using it for free forever with up to 2 clients, or upgrade to paid accounts to keep track of all your client work and track your whole team’s time starting at $12/month.
We’d like to say a special Thank You! to our sponsors from August. If you would like to feature your app on our site with an advertisement, be sure to check out our available slots on BuySellAds or register for a weekly sponsorship for your app.
If you haven’t already checked out our the great apps that sponsored our site last month, be sure to check them out now!
SquadMail can best be described as “Dropbox for email”, since it lets you share synchronized Gmail labels (or any IMAP email folder) with others. Instead of constantly CCing your entire team on every email, you can simply assign a shared label to it and it’ll show up in just the right place in your collaborators’ inboxes. If your team changes, you can simply add a new person to a label and they’ll have access to all the old emails. It’s the app your team needs to make email your killer collaboration app again.
We loved Bitrix24 when we reviewed it recently, and it’s added a ton of new features since then. You can now add polls in your team discussions to get quick feedback on everyone’s thoughts. You can keep up with the your team anywhere, with native apps for your iPhone and Android, as well as your Mac and PC. You can even virtually meet your team in your browser with voice and video calls right in Birtix24, keep track of everyone in the CRM even on the go, and make invoices straight from the time you’ve tracked in the app. It’s the one app your team needs to bring all of your team’s info together.
123RF.com is one of the leading microstock photography sites online, with more than 21 million high-quality creative works for sale. And now, it’s easier than ever for you to list your own photos for sale on their stock marketplace. Just snap a photo, tag it so people can discover it easily, then list it on 123RF.com directly from your iPhone. It doesn’t get any simpler than that to start selling your pictures.
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When browsing through my RSS feeds during a regular April workday (and prior to Google killing off its most beloved RSS tool), I came across an image that made me quadruple-blink. My rapidly blinking eyes were, in fact, trying to process the fact that Robert Scoble — the renowned tech evangelist and Rackspace spruiker — had just posted online a naked photo of himself wearing Google Glass in the shower. Now don’t get me wrong: I’m neither a Luddite nor a prude, but there was something heavily cringe-worthy about seeing a guy like Scoble nude-it-up for the sake of rampant page views… (more…)
It’d be easy to levy the same accusation against the internet that the iPad has withstood ever since it was originally released: it’s only for consumption. The iPad seemed perfectly designed for reading and watching videos and social networking, not writing books and designing buildings and crafting animation and more that people do every day on PCs. It’d be obvious to say the same thing about the internet — it’s the place we go to waste time and read and watch videos of cats and update our status on Facebook.
If you’re a frequent reader of our articles at Web.AppStorm, though, you know for a fact that there’s thousands of ways to be productive and get things done online. You could write a book, or tweak photos, or paint a masterpiece, or code a new application, or design a new building, all without leaving your browser. The web’s a powerful place for collaboration, or for working on your own.
The web is also the best place to sell stuff. You can sell your old stuff you never use on eBay or Craigslist, sell a book on Amazon or an app on the App Store, or make your own online store and sell anything you make from your own site. There’s dozens of ways to easily open an online store, from Gumroad’s simple digital download eCommerce to Etsy’s simple tools to sell your handicrafts.
I personally sell a digital magazine online through the App Store and Gumroad, and my wife sells craft supplies on eBay. How about you? Do you sell stuff online, either just to get rid of older stuff or as your business? What apps do you use to help you sell online? We’d love to hear your eCommerce experience in the comments below!
You started your business to do what you love, but instead, you end up spending a good portion of your time getting your client’s appointments scheduled correctly and following up with them. Sound familiar? Then it sounds like you need to start using BookerLooker.
BookerLooker is a new appointment management app that’s designed to make scheduling appointments easy for you and your clients. It’s got a beautiful calendar that makes keeping up with your schedule simple, with your client’s names and pictures prominently displayed near their appointments. Your clients will find it equally simple, with your online booking system that’s ready for them to use anytime — and that’s even integrated into Facebook, so they can schedule services directly from your Facebook page and pay online via PayPal. They’ll even get automatic text message and email reminders from BookerLooker so they won’t forget their appointments.
Then, BookerLooker will help you provide the best services for your customers, by automatically keeping track of everyone who’s booked an appointment, along with info about their preferences and more. It can automatically send Happy Birthday messages to your past customers, and you can use it to promote upcoming sales and more. With support for 7 languages, great customer support, and more, it’s the booking app you need.
Try BookerLooker Today!
Ready to simplify your appointment scheduling? Then go start a free 30 day BookerLooker trial and see how it can help out your team. With plans starting at just $15/month, it’ll easily pay for itself as it frees you up from having to worry about appointments and helps you focus on doing your best work.