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While cloud applications give you freedom to work from anywhere, remembering login credentials for all of them can be a challenge. If you’re working alone with each of your apps, you can perhaps keep track of the most important ones, and rely on an app like 1Password or LastPass to keep up with the rest. But what if you’re working with a team, and everyone needs access to the same app accounts for your company?

OneLogin offers a brilliant solution for managing logins for a multitude of apps. With the service, you can authorize all your apps and launch them without having to enter user names and passwords for each. Let’s take a look.

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When I come across a site that asks me to login with my Facebook or an app that needs access to my Google details on my Android phone, I just grant the permission and move on. It’s become so common for web properties to ask for these hook-ups to my personal accounts that I and many others like me have stopped even noticing which ones have access any more.

Now, it goes without saying that this isn’t safe, nor is it advisable. Think about it this way: if a bunch of people had the keys to your private locker, wouldn’t you want to know who they were, why they had the keys, and stop them if you feel like?

But most web apps don’t offer an easy way for you to see these permissions and edit their access. These pages are usually tucked away deep in the recesses of your settings. But MyPermissions.org provides a one-stop easy access for all your app allowances, and gives heightened control to Chrome users with the MyPermissions Cleaner. Let’s check it out. (more…)

Tablets and smartphones have homescreens filled with apps, while more traditional computers have start menus or docs or search tools to find the apps you need. With web apps, though, it seems the best way for most of us to find apps is with random links in our bookmarks or just by googling the app every time we need it.

Users of Google’s excellent browser Chrome know how fundamental the new tab page is for keeping up with web apps, especially as Google’s focused more on the Chrome Web Store. However, while the standard new tab page is useable, it is lacking in terms of customization and is missing some pretty basic features. Speed Dial 2 is a free Chrome extension that not only fixes these problems, but makes the new tab page beautiful.

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If there’s one major problem with web apps, it’s that it’s incredibly hard to get them to work together. For the most part, they don’t. Microsoft Word and iWork Pages work with Dropbox automatically if they’re all installed on the same computer. Now try getting Google Docs and Dropbox working together without relying on your computer’s operating system to handle download a file from Dropbox and then uploading it to Google Docs. Odds are, you won’t get it to work.

There are some web apps that work together. Instapaper and Pinboard are great examples of web apps that have built in options to pull in and push data to and from other apps. But most web apps exist in their own island, and being able to run different apps in different browser tabs is about the closest we get to web app multitasking.

ifttt is a new web app that aims to change this. Similar to Yahoo Pipes, but much simpler to use, ifttt lets you tie your favorite web apps together in unique ways. Whether you want to get a txt message when your best friend posts a new blog post, or save your Instagram pictures to Dropbox, or post your Tweets to Google+, ifttt’s got what you need, and more. In this article, we’ll look at how you can put ifttt to use quickly, and we’ve got more tutorials planned to show more ways you can put this powerful tool to use.

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In this cross platform, web app driven, fully integrated world, we are always looking for ways to get our information faster, get notified quicker, get up-to-the-second updates, and do more without having to bounce around to different websites. It’s why we use RSS, it’s why we use Twitter, and it’s why we have a ton of apps on our phones and a bunch of widgets on our desktops. In my search for better integration, I overlooked a fairly simple solution for accessing my web apps- the browser. Yes, I still go to facebook.com or groupon.com to get my updates, but I never thought of looking to the browser for a tool that integrates my webapps together.

ALOT offers exactly that- a simple, browser driven solution for easily checking your favorite web apps and bringing information to you.

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Would you like to have secure, guaranteed access to all of your bookmarks anytime? With Del.icio.us closing soon (or not?), Ma.gnolia losing all of its members bookmarks last year, and more of us using multiple browsers and devices, we need a better way to keep track of bookmarks wherever you are.

Pinboard is a newer bookmarking site that’s received a lot of attention lately. Co-operated by one of De.licio.us’ founders, it’s fast, simple, and includes many of the same things fans loved about Del.icio.us. You can import all of your bookmarks, including tags and notes exported from Del.icio.us, then quickly add new bookmarks with the bookmarklet, share your bookmarks with friends or keep them private, and find them easily on your desktop or mobile device.

Let’s look at how you can consolidate all of your bookmarks with Pinboard and keep your favorite websites easily accessible.

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Just like Android apps, Facebook apps are growing exponentially in number. But just like the Android platform, Facebook app platform is also bogged down by the lack of a great centralized repository from where people can find, read about & install apps and comment on the usefulness apps as well.

Enter Appbistro. Appbistro is a great place to find third party Facebook tab apps. They have partnered with the best Tab Application developers to be the online destination of choice for Fan page admins. Each and every app has a professionally written review accompanied in most cases with multiple screenshots. Users can add their own thoughts on the apps and can also rate them. Let us go check out some cool apps from the Appbistro stable.

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