Christmas Giveaway Day 24: The Grand Prize

It’s been a long month of prizes, and my thanks to all of you who participated. Giving away free stuff is fun — and even better when the quality of the prizes to so high.

Today we’re wrapping up the giving just in time for Christmas Day. Our grand prize is a collection of software, hardware and some other items all aimed at the web working freelancer. Keep reading for more details.

Our Christmas Present to You

Thanks to the generous folks at Envato, we’ve been able to put together a nice list of prizes for our grand finale. As well, a few of the memberships we’ve been giving away all month — thanks to the generosity of all the development teams on the web — have been held over for the grand prize.

Here’s the full prize list.

iPod Nano

iPod Nano

iPod Nano

This product doesn’t really need any introduction, does it? Apple’s newest iteration of the Nano is the best yet, featuring the ability to capture video and play FM radio.

MX Revolution

MX Revolution

MX Revolution

The MX Revolution from Logitech has been a favourite mouse for many over the past couple of years. Whether you’re on Windows or a Mac, it’s a great device.

mStand

mStand

mStand

If you work on a laptop on your desk, there’s a good chance your neck is a little sore. This great looking laptop stand will give your desk a professional look and get your head and eyes on the correct level.

Bluelounge

Bluelounge

Bluelounge

And one thing that always gets me is a mess of cables. After my last move, I made sure this wasn’t an issue with some handy products from Bluelounge. We’ve included the aesthetically pleasing Cablebox and a Notebook Kit in this grand prize.

And to Round it Off

As I mentioned, we’ve kept some memberships around for the grand prize as well. The lucky winner will also receive the following:

  • CrashPlan: one year of free syncing to CrashPlan’s online storage tool.
  • Carbonmade: one free year of Whoo access to the best portfolio service on the web.
  • Upload Robots: one free year of Pro access to this great file sharing tool.
  • Campaign Monitor: the lucky winner will also win a great Campaign Monitor t-shirt, as well as a $300 credit to a Campaign Monitor account.
  • Setster: Lastly, we’ve got one free year for a business level membership to Setster.

All in all, the grand prize comes in over a $1000 in value. A Merry Christmas for one reader of Web.AppStorm.

How to Enter

How do you get a chance to win this great package of prizes? It’s simple today — leave a comment and let us know how you’d like to see Web.AppStorm improve in 2010. It’s been a great five months since the site launched, but we know there’s room for improvement. We’d like to hear your thoughts on how we can make the site even better.

The winner will be announced tomorrow morning!

And a big congratulations to all our winners from Day 1 on — thanks for joining in the fun.

Today’s Mac.AppStorm Giveaway: The Finale!

Don’t forget to check out what’s going on over at Mac.AppStorm! Today they’re giving away 2 iPod touches, 3 iPod shuffles, and copies of Things, Pixelmator, CSSEdit, Espresso and Daylite. Don’t miss out!

Read more and enter the competition

Announcing iPhone.AppStorm

iphoneappstormWe’ve been listening to your pleas and requests for more iPhone app reviews, and are thrilled to announce the launch of a new website in the AppStorm network – iPhone.AppStorm. We have a feeling that you’re going to love what we have in store for the site, including regular iPhone app reviews, roundups, tips and competitions.

Be sure to bookmark us, follow us on Twitter, friend us on Facebook, and generally check the site out!

We’d love to hear what you would like to see on the site, so feel free to email David with your ideas, thoughts and suggestions. Let’s turn iPhone.AppStorm into the go-to place for hearing about the latest and greatest iPhone apps.


  • http://joshboulton.co.uk Josh

    I think you’ve got a great site going here – my only way I could think of improving it is to do less “freelance business” type articles and open up to a wider market.

  • http://www.sonaliagrawal.com Sonali Agrawal

    I think I would love to see more of Web related news and lots of giveaways with lots of chances of winning.

  • bthanki

    I would like to see more articles on topics such as Web Hosting E.G How to run a dedicated server from home.
    Topics like this would really grab my attention.
    Also it would be nice if there was a community forum for both mac appstorm and web appstorm just like the Envato marketplace for the web appstorm and mac appstorm community to talk, help one another and to be able to discuss new blog posts on web appstorm and mac appstorm.
    Nice of the people at web appstorm to give this away.
    Good luck to everyone else who enters this competition as well.

  • http://www.macmylife.de Luke

    Screencast and some graphic improvements …
    Maybe some interviews, hardware giveaways and maybe some tutorials

  • Ankit Sharma

    Although I’m not a designer or in the creative business, the whole appstorm suite has been helpful in helping me get a taste of the culture surrounding the business. I just want to say thanks for that!

    As for how to improve Web.AppStorm, maybe it would be cool to have weekly app “themes”, in which contributors could mention their favourite apps for that specific “theme”. Also, maybe some articles on clever or non-conventional uses of some web apps (in a positive way of course), since web apps are growing more and more and are capable of more and more.

    Other than that, webappstorm is awesome! Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

  • Nathan Crenshaw

    You guys are doing a great job. I’d like to see some more “show down” type articles. There are a ton of apps out there. It’d be nice to see them compared to similar apps.

  • http://veneergraphics.com/ Will Dawson

    Similar idea to Josh. Try opening up to more people, and involve their interest :)

  • Nathan Crenshaw

    You guys are doing a great job! I’d love to see more “shoot out” type articles. There are a ton of apps out there and it would be nice to see similar apps compared! Thanks and keep it up!

  • Vincent

    I like this site. There’s not much I can think of to make it better. Just keep shinning light on great web apps! :D

  • http://mikesewell.net Mike S

    I’d like to see more how-to articles for example rather than simply a review of a new webapp maybe a tutorial about how to use it or ‘two weeks using —– web app’. I guess what I’m saying is I’d like some articles on how to integrate a lot of the amazing webapps you feature into our daily routines.

    Thanks for the site and Merry Christmas!!

  • http://www.fairheadcreative.co.uk Adam Fairhead

    Web Appstorm is bringing great awareness to new web apps; it’s my one-stop to see what’s going on in the web app world. It would be great if you could leverage that position and bring sneak-peeks into what is next, upcoming services, insider information on where services are going, etc.

    I’m also always keen to know about integration between web apps. A more defined outline as to what works with what, how, would be invaluable.

    Cheers guys :)

  • http://twitter.com/Josso000 Johan Jensen

    Well…
    I would love to see some useful sites for example some that can convert html to pdf or pdf to images etc.

    I would also love to see a comparison of various sites that can track traffic (both free and those we have to pay for). :)

    Cheers, and Merry Christmas,
    – Johan K. Jensen

  • mkwigglesworth

    Firstly, thanks for all the work you do and for the freebies. It’s been an amazing month!

    I really enjoy your site because it is simple and direct, relative and informative. The site design and layout work well, not detracting from the most important information. The fonts and colours are appealing.

    I have noticed that many of the reviews are based on apps that help developers be organised. This is great, regulation brings about effective work.

    As a suggestion for improvement, apps that work together reviews, freelance work opportunities for development and design. Also an opportunity for developers & designers to get together to work on projects, a bit like an entrepreneurs meeting place for work. Perhaps an area that focuses on trends and movement for the future. Also what about a best of [app] review and comparison section.

    Thanks again for all you efforts and hard work to enlighten us…

  • Paul Riley

    Hi

    I’ve only recently found this site due to these giveaways. I like the look of it now so maybe my only improvement would be getting your name out there with some more promotions and ads. Sorry, its kind of hard to improve on what’s pretty much perfection as it is.

  • Torkild

    I would like to see a more app based database, not article based. With that i mean there should be 50 items, browsable, searchable and filterable, instead of one article with “50 Essential Web Apps for Freelancers”.

    I know the review part is supposed to do this, but rather than having the review as the only entry, the review could be attached to the app.

    None of this should at all interfere with the blog structured process of the page, as that is the easiest way to read and stay updated. It could be a side-kick, a trusty helper. One that connects the editorial content with the hard facts about the app.

    It would also be great with a user based rating under the reviews (or if implemented, the app database), for rating of the app it self, not the article. If this is solvable with the user base you have, with both lack of scoring and bad scoring in mind, only you know, if even so.

  • http://www.benmacgowan.co.uk Ben

    @urbenkeach

    I would want Web.Appstorm to start reviewing less well-discovered apps. Whilst I think it is great that you do, but it would be nice to discover apps which I haven’t seen before.

  • http://dev4stat1on.deviantart.com Deva

    I must say that I like the site as it is now, but you could improve in several areas.

    First of all I think it would be nice to have some more tutorials instead of mostly reviews. I can understand that this could be a little trickier than for desktop software, but maybe when you review something you could add some tips and tricks or something like that at the end, something that makes that application stand out from the others (somehow like the articles about Gmail, where you reviewed the shortcuts or the most useful extensions). It would be nice to have some opinions and suggestions from people who already use the app that you are reviewing or maybe directly from the developers. After all, who can know the application better than the ones that created it? :)

    I would like to see some roundups of free stuff or reviews of free applications because I’m sure there is a ton of interesting stuff out there that is completely free but I don’t know about.

    Also, I would like to see a bit more variety in your articles, because most of them focused on managing a business online. It would be nice to talk more about graphic software (there are several free online tools that you could review in depth: Aviary, Pixlr, Splashup etc.).

    There are different tools online that allow you to catalogue the things that you own (the ones that I’m thinking about right now are Anobii for books and Playfire or GamerDna for videogames). I think it could be nice for you to have a deeper look into those for the ones who don’t know them very well or don’t know them at all. Maybe they could find something very useful for them.

    This are the suggestions that I’m able to give you. The site is very good anyway and I’ve been following you since the beginning, therefore you can understand that I like it also how it is. If it could improve even more, though, it would be even better ;)

    I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Abe Jellinek

    I would like there to be more roundups. Maybe you could do podcasts and more How-To’s also. I love this site, and Mac.AppStorm. They’re the first place I go on the web in the morning (especially during giveaways). Thank you for being such a great site.

  • Nathan Crenshaw

    You guys are doing a great job! I’d love to see more “shoot out” type articles. There are a ton of apps out there and it would be nice to see similar apps compared! Thanks and keep it up!

  • http://www.kulturka.net/wystawa/page1/page8/page8.html Matto

    This is a great site. I’d love to see screencasts here too.

  • Nathan Crenshaw

    You guys are doing a great job! I’d love to see more “shoot out” type articles. There are a ton of apps out there and it would be nice to see similar apps compared! Thanks and keep it up!

  • Nathan Crenshaw

    You guys are doing a great job! I’d love to see more “shoot out” type articles. There are a ton of apps out there and it would be nice to see similar apps compared! Thanks and keep it up!

  • http://twitter.com/kiero kiero

    You can review app which can be popular in the future, but now a small group of people know about this app.

  • EdifyYo

    Great site, I really like the layout, but may I suggest that in 2010 you make the header a bit shorter? It’s fairly large and not super-friendly to small screens.

  • Ethan Wright

    I would love to see the community grow, it seems pretty small…..

  • Ethan Wright

    I would love to see the community grow, it seems pretty small…..

  • http://www.ajobi.net/arthurlockman Arthur Lockman

    Thanks for putting on this giveaway! I really appreciate what you guys did for everyone! I’d like to see the site review some more web RIA’s, like Acrobat.com. I’ve seen a ton of them out there, and not many have been reviewed here.
    Thanks again, and I hope you do this again next year!

  • http://wsbeorchids.org.uk Luke Barnes

    Roundups, roundups, roundups! Easily my favourite bit of webappstorm, but also the other appstorm sites. More of them more frequently would be an awesome improvement and make me spend even more time on here!

  • Robin Lundgren

    Screencasts and more free-to-register reviews would be nice. And just keep it going strong! Webapps are growing more popular each day and your reviews and such are needed.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gwardwell Greg Wardwell

    Just keep telling us about the awesome webapps! This site, when combined with NETTUTS, is fantastic already!

  • J. Gart

    Keep doing what you’re doing! Great job. More comparison articles would be great!

  • http://twitter.com/ubershinysheep Ben Tattersley

    screencasts and a lot more awesome free services are what we need, but regardless, you guys do a fantastic job!

  • http://www.trifunk.com Ariel

    love the site but some more screencasts would be great. as well would love the site to have a mobile/iphone version as I am mostly on the go.
    and thanks again for a great month. happy holidays

  • John

    What would I like to see Web.AppStorm do to improve in 2010? More articles (but not more authors), and continuing to hold to the same standards of content that most other sites don’t even bother to have.

  • http://cossincalc.com Molte

    If you are looking for improvement in 2010, you could try the following method:

    1. choose a application category (eg invoice apps)
    2. review each application
    3. round up/compare them all

    Merry Christmas!

  • Bob

    More direct comparisons, whether revisiting previously reviewed ones or shoot-outs where you review them all together.

  • Mihai Neacsu

    The number of web applications is growing exponentially every each 6 months, so there’s always a good chance you’ll find more apps that do the same thing. What’s hard sometimes, is choosing the right web app. I hate it when I purchase a monthly plan and after a few weeks I find another, better, more suitable app for my needs that does the same thing. That’s really nerve cracking. So my suggestion to you guys make more round-ups and compare apps, so we can what’s best out there for a certain taks.

    I love what the web.appstorm and Envato team is doing, keep it up guys!

    Happy Hollidays guys!!!

  • http://www.russe.de Russe

    Big thanks to your work here!
    Maybe there could some improvement with creating some tutorials or how tos about reviewed web apps.

  • Philip

    How about an alert section when the web applications have some sales?

  • http://www.animhut.com/ sriganesh

    wow, really huge giveaway…. :D like to have tips and tricks and how to , category will be more helpful and interview of some pro :)

  • Motocyk

    Twitter username: motocyk ;-) Merry Christmas

  • Snow

    Hmm.. with more articles and a few tutorials would be so great :D

  • Motocyk

    Twitter username: motocyk ;-) Merry Christmas

  • sami23

    I would like to see some more entries on social media. Productivity tools review would be terrific too.

  • http://twitter.com/lprunk Leonardo Prunk

    Web.Appstorm is already a great site! Maybe some more variety of apps and some roundups would make it even better!

    Keep up the good work!
    Happy Christmas!

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TylorSkory Tylor Skory

    I think you guys could improve your articles and reviews by adding video demonstrations of the applications. I sometimes like to see what it looks like in a more detailed form than pictures and images and video would really help. It would also be cool to see some interviews with the developers because typically they are fascinating people and have some interesting stories to tell. Thanks! Keep up the great work! It’s been an amazing december!

  • Andrew D

    How do you improve something thats pretty darn good already? haha… er… hoho
    Similar to Luke, I’d like to see a screen-cast section. For example, you find a good application to write about, and then do a small screen-cast showing us a tutorial of how to use it. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words, so how much is a movie worth?
    happy holidays

  • David Torres

    More in depth interviews with web app developers would be great. Maybe giving chosen authors some screen cast time where they speak about the development process.

  • Windy Phillips

    All the envato sites are really great resources. My only request for 2010 would be having some articles geared towards inhouse designers. All the freelance pieces are great for when I do things on my own, but I’m one of we humble folk who also has a day job.

    I’d really love to get at least a few pieces geared towards helping me with the special challenges of being an inhouse design team of one!

    Thanks for all you do. Hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas.

  • Jason A.

    I’ve loved web.appstorm since the launch. How about some screencast reviews with examples of the products you are reviewing?

    Happy Christmas everyone!!

  • Dan

    Great site and great giveaway! How to improve? I’d love to see more interviews and tutorials. Happy Holidays!!

  • http://bigevilempire.com Ronnie

    More application comparisons, interviews with developers and perhaps having a list of Web.AppStorm’s handpicked list!

  • Eric

    I would like to see more tutorials than actual articles or maybe a more in depth look into a website

  • http://cspiegl.com Christoph Spiegl

    I’d like more posts comparing and concluding differences in Web.Apps.

    Love it so far. Hold up the great work in 2010!

  • Abhijeet

    This is awesome You guys are simply Great.

    My advice for web.appstorm.net :

    1 : make reviews on useful plugins for particular application .
    2 : Start the forum on appstrom so everybody can discuss there tips and useful information on application.
    3 : And give a Alternatives application for windows user.
    4 : And make comparison section ” means there is 5-6 same application so user can choose which is best”

    And keep it awesome work and last but not in list make as possible as to giveaway useful hardware’s in every month.

  • Abhin

    I would love to see screencast on web apps usage etc and reviews :)

  • http://www.wajig.com Jason

    First of all — I love the envato and appstorm networks!!! Great job guys and girls.

    Secondly, one cool thing might be to have theme weeks. Such as a week of reviews for free online services, another for invoicing, another for video and graphics, and so on.

    Maybe even segment an area of your site for specific jobs and applications that those jobs would use.

    Just a few thoughts I had, otherwise have a great holiday and best wishes to you and your families

  • http://levisan.co.cc/ Levi Breederland

    I like the idea of something like a prizefight between two apps that do the same thing…

  • Dennis S.

    You have done a great job here — there’s not much you need to improve upon :)

    Web apps are an integral part of this whole idea of “cloud computing”. What would be interesting to me would be interviews with businesses/people who have switched over, something like a case study. You could find out why they decided to use web apps rather than more traditional methods, what the advantages are, what (if any) problems they encountered while switching over, what they like and don’t like about it, how web apps changed the approach to how they do business, etc.

    Otherwise, keep up the good work!

    Happy holidays!

  • Delan

    Web.AppStorm had a great year and full of great content. Would love to see more comparison articles of web apps, as all of us don’t have time to compare and test out each one. Something that outlines strengths and weaknesses of each and perhaps recommends one over the other depending on a certain category of user (developer, designer, project manager, etc).

    Looking forward to 2010 on Web.AppStorm and new and interesting content!

  • Hbiloo

    I love to see som more applications review. Maybe some great open-source web applications.

  • http://www.hrescak.sk Matej Hrescak

    You’re great, I would love to see a “directory” to browse all apps and filter them so that I don’t have to scroll and paginate a milion times:)

    merry Xmas and happy MMX:)

  • http://www.evardsson.com/blog/ Sjan Evardsson

    I think the concept and format are great. However, I would like to see more reviews of apps aimed at individuals (non-business related), students and developers.

  • http://www.maxbreakwell.com Max Breakwell

    It seems like most of the application that you review are geared towards freelancers. I’d like to see this site review more apps that aren’t intended to help invoicing or collective project management.

    And thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  • http://reciprocity.be/ Keith S.

    One thing I’d like to see is more “emerging trends” articles. Even if you spend all day reading about web apps, you’re bound to miss something along the way…

    And more giveaways wouldn’t hurt, either ;)

  • fmayakos

    The only way Web.Appstorm could improve is having this kind of giveaways all year long… Apart from that, its perfect. Perhaps if you posted more often nice services, without necessarily reviewing them!

  • http://www.tilomitra.com Tilo Mitra

    I would love to see web.appstorm dedicate a portion of the site to help promote new web applications created by startups or other individuals.

  • http://www.wajig.com Frédéric Soler

    Maybe you talk about web apps but also the business of the web?
    Maybe with this concept you could make interviews of well know actors of the web and talk about the jobs of the web.
    That could be a good idea.

  • http://www.favetec.de Tobias R.

    It would be great to see some screencasts here.
    - merry Christmas :)

  • Paul

    I think it’s great already

  • http://www.macftw.com rickey

    The site is pretty well rounded and very well executed. If there were some things I would like to see more of it would have to be:

    -screen-casts
    -comparisons
    -interviews

    That’s about it!

    Happy Christmas!

  • Tove

    I think Web.AppStorm already is doing a great job, and at the moment I don’t have many suggestions for improvements. Should I however see something during 2010 that I think can be improved upon – I’ll be sure to tell you.

    What I can tell you, is what I prefer as a user – and this may clue you in to what to provide:
    I actually prefer step by step guides written and with screen shots rather than screen casts so I’ll plea for you to make sure that future tutorials won’t be screen cast only (I see a few people beg for more).

    I come here for tutorials, rarely for reviews.

  • http://www.andreapalermo.tk Paletta

    Well guys you’re doing a great work…but I will improve the review section of this site (I know that are the hardest articles to write and they take so much time). Detailed reviews is what a user need because no one is offering such good reviews as your blog!

    Merry christmas everybody!

  • Drew

    I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed WebAppstorm. I’m not kidding when I say I go to this site every day to see what the latest Web App is you are going to review. The one thing I would like to see more of is more reviews! What I mean is I’d love to see a review for Saturday and Sunday. Weekends are boring b/c I don’t get to read any of your reviews. Maybe do the reviews during the week and put them in the hopper for the weekend. So you can have days off too. :)

  • Maxim

    Hey :)
    it would be nice to know how to develop/create amazing web app ! Just some tutorials, articles, some thing interesting to know not about how to code it or design it but more like advices to make it awesome !

  • Stefan

    I would like to see more Screencasts in 2010.

    Also some blog or CMS roundups which should be be updated regularly when one of these apps released a new version.

  • apod

    Screencasting the features of the web applications you are reviewing.

  • http://www.optimalupgrades.ca Elie Kochman

    Discovered your site yesterday, thanks to a friend. As an occasional freelancer, I immediately bookmarked the site as you provide great resources. However, I have a little concern about degrading usefulness as my business grows – if there was one thing to add to the site, it would be to provide a helping hand to moving to the next level (for example, if I use an icon set, and now I need another one that isn’t available, a resource that points me in the right direction would be incredibly useful.

  • Dixon Crews

    Great job so far, but I would like to see more interviews and tutorials.

  • markus

    as i’m a mac newbie! got my first mac yesterday and discovered appstorm just a few hours ago, i’m more than happy with this page! next year i will have some ideas! :-)

  • Joshua Garnham

    So far it’s great, just a few suggestions:
    Interviews; Like you can see of MacStories (www.macstories.com).
    Group Comparison; Group of products that do similar things but find the best out of all of them.

  • http://www.vikingkarwur.com Viking KARWUR

    Enjoyed WebAppstorm… In the next coming Year, new design and more apps review / giveaway… Thanks…

    Merry Christmas Everybody!

    Warm greetings from Indonesia.

  • T. Storm

    For 2010, I’d like to see tablet.appstorm.net for reviews of how the new apple tablet apps are working. :)

  • http://maxtarkhov.com mtarkhov

    maybe some “how to’s” for interesting apps. and more reviews of great free apps would be nice :) more interesting videos.. :)

    thanks!

  • LOSTman

    I would like Forum to solve user problems and share tips.

  • Hussein Baghdadi

    Hey,
    I would like to see more topic regarding Rich Internet Applications and social networking.
    Keep the good work, it was an amazing five months :)

  • http://briix.morelevel.dk Simon Brix

    In 2010 I would like to see some more articles with something else than freelance related web-apps. And also some articles for web-apps you don’t have to pay for, to use. Keep it up! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/troyenne Troyenne

    I would like more articles about free webapps, you should also introduce new ones that are unknown by the large public.
    Maybe some cool tutorials, because the reviews are great, but a screencast on how to use the tool can be useful.

  • http://drakenix.com Drake Nix

    I don’t know if you’re covering all that is out there or not, but for the most part, I don’t hear of too many new things through you guys. I do hear a lot of detailed information about sites I’ve heard of before. A lot of which I have been hesitant to check out until you’ve reviewed them. I don’t hear too much about new things I haven’t heard of before. But, like I said, maybe that is all that is out there. I just have a hard time believing it though.

    The reviews you do though, I get a lot of valuable information from, and I respect your rating system and those that rate. I tend to agree, and therefore trust your ratings.

  • http://dominikporada.com Dominik Porada

    I like it the way it is, but I agree with Josh—less “freelance business” type articles.

  • Birmacher

    Screencasts would be nice.

  • http://lilx.com.br Lilx

    More video tutorials!
    Nice work nonetheless!

  • http://kielrene.posterous.com René

    A little less focus on non-business web tools would be cool. Some stuff is usable for private use too, of course, but we’ve seen many collaboration and invoicing apps so far and little that has use for someone who doesn’t need small business tools.

    Yet, Web.Appstorm and Mac.Appstorm are some of my favorite sites on the web these days. Keep up the good work!

    Merry Christmas!

  • http://realmedia.it Tekaya Mehdi

    I would like to see more free webapps reviews !

  • http://whoactuallyknows.blogspot.com Ben Pettis

    I would like to see more posts on out of the box things that you can do with commonplace web-apps such as Google Docs, etc.

  • Jack

    I am not a designer / freelancer myself. I learned a lot of web apps due to the promotion and it was quite interesting what is there on the market. Thanks for that one. Have a great 2010.

  • http://www.digitaldata.ca Jonathan B

    I agree about the screencasts, it would give a good idea on how the interface is used.

    Thanks for great 2009, looking forward to more great articles in 2010.

  • http://ledioo.de massa

    It would be cool if there was a way of doing this:

    1. Let us submit apps with short descriptions
    2. Have votes for these apps
    3. You review the top5 or something like that :)

    But am happy with your service right now and i hope you guys keep up your good work!

    merry christmas :)

  • http://Mil-an.co.uk Bosser

    I’d like to see more screenshots/screencasts in 2010.

  • aifonit

    Agree with Rene’, something for non-business will be great

  • http://akhilsasidharan.com Akhil Sasidharan

    I’d like to see giveaways everyday! Yes, every single day. Needn’t be any big or anything, something that’ll keep the excitement in everyday!

    Also, freebies would be good.

    Yes, screencasts and podcasts would be awesome things to look forward to. Another thing, that I’d love is Interviews with App Developers and small-time companies. I’d also like Tutorials in the Web App development section.

    Anway, it’s been a fantastic ride until now. I’m waiting for more, as always!

  • http://wind-up-toy.com Matt

    I would love to see more on open source and web apps that you can roll on your home server.

  • http://ilmaistro.com il maistro

    Oh man I want to win one of those!
    I discovered you guys this year, a couple of months ago, after I bought my first Mac and wanted to get involved in this great community!
    The blog is excellent, maybe for next year you could include video tutorials, starting with basic ones for Mac newbies.
    Merry Christmas!!!

  • http://www.dn-y.de Danny

    more reviews and screencasts! And you can introduce some beautiful webapps and services who we can use!

    Thanks for your awesome website – wish you happy holidays!

  • Robert

    More articles and some how-to’s

  • http://www.arcticwebdevelopment.com Stefan

    Love the site, great articles, roundups etc. Only thing I can think of is a mobile version.

  • Bennett W.

    This site is awesome already but I would love it if you added some more screencasts as well as some more comparison articles. Keep up the great work and happy holidays!

  • Michael

    You guys are doing a great job, i don’t have any idea for improvements, maybe more articles about software and hardware.

  • http://akhilsasidharan.com Akhil Sasidharan

    I’d like to see giveaways everyday! Yes, every single day. Needn’t be any big or anything, something that’ll keep the excitement in everyday!

    Also, freebies would be good.

    Yes, screencasts and podcasts would be awesome things to look forward to. Another thing, that I’d love is Interviews with App Developers and small-time companies. I’d also like Tutorials in the Web App development section.

    Anway, it’s been a fantastic ride until now. I’m waiting for more, as always!

  • http://twitter.com/wimbussels Wim Bussels

    Web.AppStorm can’t be beter, it’s already great!

    Count me in!

  • http://dafizilla.sourceforge.net/ dafi

    I would like to see many open source and free reviews.
    More comparisons free vs commercial softwares.

  • http://www.designer.rs Milan

    More prizes, more free stuff, more of everything :)
    Keep it up!

  • http://jramsay.com.au James Ramsay

    Web.AppStorm has such amazing standards in quality of writing, but I would love to see more articles. However, I definitely prefer quality over quantity!

  • Michael X.

    I wish me interesting reviews of great webapplications to improve my business productivity. Also some interesting articles about cloud services would be great, cause these are the future.

  • http://mfgiammona.carbonmade.com/ Topy

    i’m studying graphic design but this site is really useful as I must learn lot of web stuff. In my case, i would like to see more tutorials,freelance business and, of course more giveaways for the future :D
    Merry Christmas!

  • Tyago Neres

    You guys are doing a great job with the site, this became my number one web “manual”.

    I would like to see a “ultimate hosting service review” article, featuring a in depth comparison between the major hosting services. I know this is a complicated issue to address, but the reviews and comparison charts out there look so “sponsored”, even the supposed independent ones. This has been a major issue for me, so a hosting service review from you guys would be the best.

    Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas! Keep up the good work!

    Tyago Neres

  • Stuart Kennedy

    Some mac related hardware reviews would be great to see and keep up the wide area of different mac apps that you review. Finally more giveaways would be always be welcomed! :)

    Everyone have a great Christmas!

  • http://phz.groov.asia PHz

    comment via facebook or twitter or open id is great for new feature ;P

  • VK

    I love Web.AppStorm. Great Giveaway!

    One way to possibly improve Web.AppStorm may be to review more webapps which are not so orientated towards designers and other creative professionals.

    Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

  • http://jonaspelzer.de Jonas

    I think you’re doing everything right, I really like reading your web app reviews. Maybe you could post more giveaway postings even after christmas.

  • Jason R

    I would like to see more articles/reviews on open source software together with some examples of what people are doing with open source software.

    I really appreciate all of the great information.

  • Alexander

    I’m pretty sure that hi-quality roundups of web applications will be the best for webapp.

  • http://www.digiplicity.com Justin

    I would love to see side-by-side, feature-for-feature service comparisons!

  • http://akhilsasidharan.com Akhil Sasidharan

    I’d like to see giveaways everyday! Yes, every single day. Needn’t be any big or anything, something that’ll keep the excitement in everyday!

    Also, freebies would be good.

    Yes, screencasts and podcasts would be awesome things to look forward to. Another thing, that I’d love is Interviews with App Developers and small-time companies. I’d also like Tutorials in the Web App development section.

    Anway, it’s been a fantastic ride until now. I’m waiting for more, as always!

  • JuliaInOR

    I love the site… just a couple things I’d recommend. First, I agree with this “do less “freelance business” type articles and open up to a wider market.”

    Also, I would love to see more articles that deal with people’s workflow and how they use various apps within that workflow.

  • http://www.tominc.nl Tom Inc

    I think you’re doing a great job so far. Changing will result in gaining AND loosing followers and visitors. So keep on rocking!!

  • Thibaut Ninove

    The different Appstorm web sites are realy great. To me, “Web” is the best one because of my www-related job. Freaking good news and reviews everyday.

    My biggest wish for 2010 : just stay like that. The only thing that would be cool is screencast with the team. Show us your faces guys ! ;-)

    Merry Christmas to you.

  • http://www.keft.se/ Alexander

    I would love screencast and more reviews. Thanks for a good site!

  • http://johnathanbarrett.me Johnathan Barrett

    I’d love to see some interviews with the developers of the web apps, great idea Akhil. I’d also love to see some more comparisons with the different web apps out there, Drobox and iDisk sort fothing or comparing a web app with a desktop app e.g. Grooveshark vs Spotify etc.
    Also as well as just reviews and things how different web apps can be used in conjunctions with each other, time management stuff and task scheduling or something like that.

  • Cristian

    I’d like to see more cloud computing real solutions using current services (dropbox, google docs, etc) .
    And off course more giveaways!

  • http://www.twodoorscreative.com Adam

    I have really enjoyed the site. As a freelancer, I would just suggest keep to keep the open source apps coming. Also, I think it’s great to offer trials of licensed apps too.

    Keep up the awesome work!

  • http://kwivia.co.uk Jack

    Hi,

    I’d prefer if you’d did some freebies, maybe some scripts that’d help web developers?

    Thanks,
    Jack

  • http://mike.peay.us/blog Michael Peay

    I’m a new follower of AppStorm. So far, I don’t have any suggestions other than perhaps more stuff! ;-)

  • http://www.dinofranke.de Dino

    Just One Little wish: Screencasts!
    Merry X-Mas!

  • http://www.nosoynormal.com Peter

    Add screencasts and some community functions to the site. (add to favorites, friends, private messages, job board)

    You are actually doing a great job, congratulations, merry christmas and happy new year.

  • drallex

    Hey,

    i would like to see in 2010 on appstorm a big forum, that the community can discuss about apps and so on :).

    Bye

  • http://webdesignutopia.net andreeib

    More How-To’s will be great, maybe having something like an app directory whith rating systems will be awesome.

  • http://www.basrak.hr Srdjan Basrak

    I would like to see more tutorials, how-to’s and tips and tricks.

  • Gerardo Aguilar

    I have enjoyed your site for about 4 months and now is part of my daily reading. What I would like to see is a new category that lists and reviews all the apps that have a desktop and Iphone version.
    Thanks for all the work that you do to keep is informed us through your website.

  • Eric

    Its been great finding out about more of these great web services. Things that I would have never found on my own.

  • Ricardo

    Hi! I would loved a podcast and the newest open source apps.

  • Michael Polak

    It is hard to improve when you are the best, but more comparison articles would be great, I mean, choosing the best app from similar ones.

    Keep up with the best work!

  • cabell delong

    Gee, this is a hard one. How can Web.Appstorm improve? Maybe by adding more videos/screencasts so we could get to know how to use these awesome web apps more! Thanks for being a great site, and doing all the cool giveaways. By the way, the giveaways are a great way to promote your site, as they are how I found out about the whole AppStorm network!

  • Lee

    This is a really useful site—as a non-freelancer, I skim past a number of posts, but I’m sure those are valuable to those who can use them. So that’s not much of a suggestion, just an acknowledgment that some kinds of content are more applicable to me than others.

  • http://eugen.io/ Eugenio Grigolon

    Freelance business would be nice.

  • Antonio

    I like this site so much!
    I’m very interest reading more and more about free services or commercial ones which offers a free basic alternative.

    Keep up the good work.
    Thanks a lot!

  • Mihkel

    I agree with some of the above – more “how-to” stuff and a podcast… but even without those you have one of the best sites out there when it comes to web apps :)

  • http://www.caseybradford.com casey

    I would like to see more reviews and less round-ups.

  • OSX BOY

    Hi the only area I think can be improved is to get more user interaction maybe supply software to select visitors for real world reviews

  • http://ashrafali.net Ashraf Ali

    I’d love to have more dandy web tutorials alongside tricks and tips. (i.e. Firefox plugins for a morning person, etc).

    Personally, I feel like envato designed this website so well, there isn’t much to complain about, just lots of love :)

    Best of luck to the rest of the participants :)

  • http://andrewpossehl.com Andrew Possehl

    The reviews are awesome, but I am also a fan of seeing the product in action too. Maybe some screencast reviews for the future? That would be pretty cool.

  • Per

    I think you’ve been doing great this year. I especially like your web app comparisons. More of those please! :)
    Next year you could perhaps review more apps for developers (issue tracking, svn, wikis, collaboration etc)

    Have a nice christmas and a very happy new year!

  • http://www.poshblogs.com Digigirl

    Thanks for the great giveaways this year. It’s been lots of fun seeing them every day.

    For 2010, you might consider doing some more in depth articles – case studies of how apps are used in specific businesses. Someone else mentioned doing face-offs between similar apps – I like that idea, too.

    Thanks again!

  • Hannes

    It’d be great to have more How-To tutorials and tips&tricks. Tips & tricks for certain, reviewed applications would be really interesting – you could publish them in the format of “x things you did not know about some web app”. Some tutorials and tips on general web-related things would be nice too, as most of WebAppStorm articles are reviews. A bit more variety in topics would be appreciative too, because a lot of articles are focused on web business management.

    It would also be nice to have roundups of web applications that are free or maybe even reviews for them. You guys are great at finding the best stuff on the web so readers don’t have to :p Freebies and give-aways are always cool too – everyone loves free stuff!

    Screencasts (Jeffrey way’s screencasts are the best!) would also be an awesome addition to the site as well – video content always spices up everything and adds a little more variety to the blog.

    Maybe you could even attempt to do a mega Envato cross-site tutorial that spans over WebAppStorm, Nettuts, PSDTuts, VectorTuts, WorkAwesome and TheNetSetter. That would be a really, really, really fun project. Possibly something like using a couple of web apps (WebAppStorm) to help build your own site/app (Nettuts/PSDTuts/VectorTuts), marketing your newly created app (TheNetSetter) and efficiently doing your daily work for the site/managing it efficiently (WorkAwesome).

    So yeah, just a couple of ideas that I thought of. Merry Christmas, WebAppStorm! Keep on bringing quality content!

  • Viktor

    The site is really great!. I’d like to see the articles translated to other languages, like russian for example :) It could bring lots of new people to the community.

  • http://kochman.me Sidney

    I’d like to see more how-to articles. Keep up the great work!

  • cjmegatron81

    i want obscure sites reviewed

  • http://twitter.com/Qonstrukt Stefan

    I’d love to see more dedication to the back-end of those webapps, what are they based upon. As a developer I’d be very interested.

  • Donovan

    I think you started all well, but I agree with some comments above like «More Reviews», «more interviews» and «Open source stuff».

    But, great job anyway!

    —Albé

  • Mari Ohira

    Definitely more articles. Maybe you could bring some more people in as contributors. As I see it, the reviews section is just too small – only one app reviewed in Graphic Design doesn’t hold me to the site. But I gotta say that the reviews here are highly detailed and got quality content, something that is rare to find these days. Keep up the quality, raise the volume!

  • Valter Fatia

    Thanks for all good work.

    I think a big improvement on the current system would be more diversity and maybe a bit of focus on opensource counterparts.

    Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.twitter.com/L1TheProducer L1

    I think website breakdowns and reviews would be a good idea, where you take a website, and discuss how you think it could be improved or how it was made.

    L1

  • Zach

    Loving the content so far, but would be great to see a deeper dive into the applications via screencasts. The other way you could make these articles a bit more special would be to compare the usefulness of paid features to free features. This means spending a bit more on a one month subscription, but I think it would be worth it.

  • http://www.schwebdesign.com Cameron Hess

    Web.AppStorm is GREAT so far, but i would love to the apps you reviewed displayed in simple lists orderable by price (although i realize this could get sticky with all the variables), by category, by ratings (ratings you set or even we set ), etc. Thank you for your generosity! Merry Christmas everyone!

  • http://www.collegestartupblog.com Chris S

    I really like this site. I forget how it came to be in my Google Reader, but I’m a fan.

    If there was one thing you could do to improve the appstorm site as a whole, I’d recommend maybe adding an Android site since you just announced the addition of an iPhone site.

    If the improvement was just for web.appstorm, I honestly can’t think of anything. I’ve found many new great web apps via your reviews. I love the writing and having screenshots is a big plus in my book (I don’t care how well something works, if it doesn’t look nice, and the UI isn’t well-designed, I’m not going to choose to use it).

    So my improvement suggestion – just keep doing what you’re doing. ;-)

    Happy Holidays.

  • http://pelhampalmer.com Pelham Palmer

    Just keep doin what you are doin.

  • Adam

    I would love to see more screencasts!

    With screencasts we can get a quick feel for how the application works and how you use it.

    Thank you for the great holiday season!!

  • http://www.gason.com.ar Gason

    One interesting thing would be to have some behind the scenes on the webapps like interviews with the designers and developers to see whats coming soon, how they solved X problem, and thing to help potential webapp developers who visit web.appstorm to learn and be inspired by others and webapp fans to learn a little bit more about whos behind that great tool they use everyday

    And keep the giveaways going… Its nice to see the chance to have pro account after a review

    +1 to the screencasts ideas

    Thanks for all this christmas presents again =)

  • http://www.free-translator.info/ Catalin

    I think some screencasts reviews would be very usefull!

    Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.njwebdesign.co.za Nicole

    All Envato sites are great! I would try and improve the site in terms of possibly starting an Adobe Air Apps section so that we can get a great feel for what Adobe Air apps are good and not so good.

  • http://www.njwebdesign.co.za Nicole

    What about some reviews on some great web based CMS’s, as not many people know which ones are great to work with and which ones are not so great to work with.

  • http://owais.ca Owais

    I think I would appreciate more information, articles and reviews about free and open source web apps, as not all of us can afford to pay for premium apps all the time… apart from that you guys have been doing a great job!

  • http://akhilsasidharan.com Akhil Sasidharan

    Hey, I’m sorry for my multiple comments. There was some problem and the comments weren’t getting through. :)

  • Omair Ahmad

    I just found out about web.appstorm, and I have loved it all about three months ago and it has bee WONDERFUL. Adding some screen casts would be the only thing i could say.

  • Max

    more reviews and more giveaways :-) keep rocking!

  • http://amperspectives.com/blog Andy M

    First your site is awesome as is, but if you were to add anything maybe screen casts and some web apps you can run on your own hosting server?

    Thanks and Happy Christmas

  • http://www.twitter.com/mikecase @MikeCase

    I would like to see less business oriented apps. I noticed a lot of the giveaways this month have been apps to help manage business elements.

    Other than that, it’s been a great past couple months!

  • http://www.robotir.com Emerson Matson

    You guys are doing amazing; you guys review the best of the best web applications and it helps me a lot. It helps me discover, and become inspired by the variety and mass of web applications around.

    However, everyone has their downsides. In the posting corner of you guys, I would love to see more round-ups. Why? Round-ups help get out cool applications that would take years to post individual posts about. A little summary, a screenshot, and added to a list of other amazing applications would do just fine. Along with that, I’ve been seeing a lot of tools for marketers, and miscellaneous applications, but not a lot of “productivity” applications. Take task management for example; you guys probably reviewed one or two of the newer applications. But, I’d like to see a roundoff between maybe remember the milk and an