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LaCuenta is a powerful, new invoicing and business management application from Luxembourgian company BeeWee. The first time I read the name I didn’t put two and two together, but after a couple of minutes I realised that the name is Spanish for ‘the bill’. I think the name is rather fitting and well thought out.

You will be able to see from the screenshots that the design of the app is very slick. Often design for invoicing or financial apps suffer as they are primarily seen as function over form. LaCuenta shows that they are not mutually exclusive, there’s no reason why you can’t have function and form in the same application. (more…)

Cloud has made our lives so easy on many fronts. A secure storage mechanism and robust collaboration options are star attractions of embracing the cloud. What’s disheartening is the fragmentation of services that cloud solutions offer. While Google Drive, Box and Dropbox are big players in the cloud space, they all stand for totally different things.

What one needs to stay productive is a solution that’s a combination of the three. From what I hear, Onehub comes close to what I am looking for. I immediately jumped on the opportunity to take it for a test drive. Care to know about results? Read on!
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The cloud is fast becoming the default storage system for most of us who are hooked into the web. It’s where our photos, documents, music and other important files live. The convenience of saving data into the cloud is as easy as clicking a button. However, keeping track of what we send out to the cloud is not so easy nor convenient.

I first came across Hojoki a few months back, and wrote a review about it here in Web.Appstorm. Although Hojoki is a great app that puts all cloud apps together, its focus is more on collaborating with other users or team members. Enter CloudKafé, a multi-app solution to accessing all your cloud-saved data from one simple web app.

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By now you likely know that Google has made its popular Reader app an upcoming victim in the company’s infamous Spring Cleaning massacre of services. The news spread around the internet like wildfire and generated quite a bit of bad publicity and hard feelings against the search giant.

It also generated a ton of new traffic that suddenly began swamping alternative apps such as Feedly, which had to add ten-times the bandwidth and additional servers to keep up with its new-found popularity.

Another service, The Old Reader, has also been under heavy pressure since the Google announcement. In fact, as of this writing, there is a wait time of almost one week to import your OPML file into the service. In fact, when I first signed up, I received the following message on my screen:

I finally got a in, though, so let’s take a look at it together and see what The Old Reader brings to the RSS reader market. (more…)

It really shouldn’t be that hard to make a form to get feedback online. You just need a way to ask some questions, let people choose from multiple choice options and perhaps add their own feedback, and then let you easily get the data for your own analysis. There’s a ton of tools: Google Spreadsheets, Wufoo, Polldaddy, and more.

Plenty of them are decently easy to use to make forms, but usually they’re confusing and frustrating for users wanting to give feedback. On a computer, they’ll take a ton of back-and-forth between the mouse and keyboard to get the form filled out, and on mobile devices they can be maddeningly difficult to get filled out on a touch screen without tapping the wrong button.

Typeform, a new tool for creating online forms, might just be what we’ve been waiting for. It’s still in beta, but is far more interesting than any other online form tool we’ve ever seen. Here’s why.

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Tests and exams don’t stop at the school or college level. One has to go through multiple rounds of filtration to step into the corporate ladder and a couple of the rounds would include written tests. Even when pursuing a career, it isn’t uncommon for businesses to evaluate the skills of employees by way of administering tests.

Now, with the recent online education revolution with the likes of Skillshare, Udemy etc. tutors need a way to give their students test and evaluate their learning. I could go on explaining the needs to have a flexible online platform that eclipses the cumbersome pen and paper method of evaluation.

Exam Professor is one such web app that allows you to build, embed, and manage your own exams, tests or quizzes quickly and easily. Time to test it out!

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Infographics: the original viral graphics, widely abused, but still loved. Infographics can be a great way of showing off data – or making yourself look extra smart without as much data – but they still take a fair bit of work to put together.

Today, I will introduce you to a new service called Infogr.am that lets you create charts and infographics in few simple steps. All you have to do is select your desired template, input the information you want to display and you are done. It’s that simple.

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It is difficult to imagine a world in which bookmarks did not exist. Without them we would have to resort to memorizing the URLs of countless websites or individual pages and type them out in full every time we wanted to visit the site in question.

Being able to save quick links to frequently visited sites is a great time saver, and it’s something that we take for granted. It would be easy to dismiss the humble bookmark, but they’re something we use on a daily basis. Listango has been designed to make them even more useful by offering a number of helpful additional features.

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It’s one thing to write, code, paint or create. It’s another thing to pay the bills. I guess thats why many people abandon projects in favour of a steady, nine to five job.

That might all seem a bit dramatic, and maybe it is, but beneath the main economy of white collar workers flows an undercurrent of online enterprise desperate to find its feet. Individuals and groups, creating and sharing.

Sellbox, by way of its simplistic features caters to this underworld yet keeps the style and professionalism of the main market. By enabling users to sell their Dropbox files, they’ve created an ingenious marketplace with no start-up overheads for the creators. But how is it really any different from other online file markets? And, in business terms, is it worth your while? (more…)

If you’re a writer of some sort, you’ll have no doubt come across the often cluttered and distracting interfaces of some word processing applications. But it’s 2012 — web apps are popping up left and right to ensure that we can manage our documents online without having to worry about losing them or endure the slow update process of traditional desktop apps. However, even some of these apps contain over-designed and clunky interfaces that make it near impossible to just sit down and get some writing done. We often see simple, uncluttered writing apps for Macs, so surely there’s a new and better way to write and manage documents online?

Quabel just might be that better way. It’s a new and promising distraction-free writing web app that weilds several interesting features that are sure to set it apart. It ensures that writers can get on with what they do best and not have to worry about getting easily distracted. Keep reading to find out more!

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