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 another great task application.

    Blogs like this provide exposure for cool, new applications; but, it also helps people decide what they want to get. Take the task manager example from before; if I was considering Remember the Milk or HiTask, and they both weren’t there, it’s a little disappointing. I love this blog and would love to stick here, rather than have to resort to Google for any searching or deciding.

    You guys have been doing amazing, and hope to see you succeed.

  • http://twitter.com/jmonegro Joel

    What I would really like to see in 2010 is coverage of more webapps, particularly new, small, independent, and fresh webapps. One-man webapps, too, and allow user submissions. I’d also love to see more coverage, and screencasts (demogirl style).

    Happy Holidays!

  • copper

    Well I’m new to this one, coming in from Mac Appstorm but love what you are doing. It might be interesting to see the occasional article focused on integration. Kind of like the creative uses for dropbox article, but more on how to integrate some of the tools you review into everyday life.

  • http://www.damol.hu Damol

    I think it’s a very great site.
    Maybe tutorials would be a good improvement for 2010! :)

  • http://s1mplel1fe.tumblr.com Ricardo

    I don’t know if your site could be improved… It’s five months old and it’s soooo awesome! I only hope you keep providing everyone with your generous giveaways and prizes and stuff! :D

    Merry Christmas Web.Appstorm!

  • http://www.viruta.com.ve Argenis Ferrer

    The use of screencasts are always a mayor plus!

  • http://www.peteranglea.com/ Peter

    Keep up the good work on webapp reviews, and freebies are always a plus!

  • http://www.addictedtocoffee.de Oliver

    Hey there! First of all I want to wish you a very merry christmas!

    For the next year I would like to see some tutorials on creating webapps here.

    Best wishes for 2010, Oliver

  • Odeionmuse

    I’d love to see some more articles on cloud computing. Otherwise great job!

  • http://www.mkeely.com Marcus Keely

    Because I feel that web apps truly are the wave of the future I think web.appstorm is already well-positioned to provide unique and informative content for its users during 2010. Saying that, I think that the best way to improve on your current site is to focus on maintaining an emphasis on constantly updated articles that are relevant to the user. What I mean by this is that the average user who is looking for an web application to utilize desires a review/article/etc. that is as fully up-to-date as possible. Furthermore, there should be a greater emphasis on comparing and contrasting similar web apps so that the user is able to get a better understanding of what’s out there and how it stacks up. The field of web apps can be so tricky to navigate because there are so many new apps popping up every day. However, your site is (as I said before) uniquely positioned to continue to provide through 2010 the information we users crave. Keep up the great work!

  • James Polits

    I do think you do a great job with apps aimed at freelancers, but I’d love to see how you can broaden your focus. There are a lit of great apps out there aimed at the general public that would be great to hear how we can make the most of them.

    Thanks for all your great content!

  • http://casabona.org/blog/ Joe Casabona

    Merry Christmas and thanks for all of these great givaways!

    I think it would be pretty cool to see you do some posts on what’s not out there, giving us devs some good ideas for web apps we can develop :)

  • http://www.dominicschwarz.de Dominic

    more tutorials… :D

  • http://www.insomniaaddict.com seventoes

    In direct contrast to the first comment here, I’d like to see more freelance articles! Maybe if you’re trying to keep it focused you could start a separate blog for freelance stuff.

  • http://monixweb.com Bruno Moniz

    I’d like to see some articles about software and methodologies to build webapps :)

  • http://www.csufresno.edu/library Wes Crockett

    Honestly, I think you did a GREAT job in 09… just keep up the great work!

  • http://www.campsteve.com CampSteve

    I’m loving the entire AppStorm ecosystem. You cater well to designers and I think you should keep pushing in that direction.

    On Web.AppStorm, I’d like to see more niches discussed within timeframes. So for example, cover finance apps one week, web publishing stuff another. I like when blogs segment their content like that.

    And I agree with the sentiments about bringing in some how-tos, but I wouldn’t go overboard. I like Web.AppStorm as a showcase blog primarily.

  • http://www.ebowersdesign.com Evan Bowers

    Hey, thanks for all of the giveaways. I would like to see more start to finish type tutorials.

  • Kristoffer Hess

    More How-To’s and comparing apps that are similar please!

  • Rodrigo Seclen

    I think it would be nice to have some video tutorials. Specially for the beginners

  • Alex

    I think it would be great to have some user survey type posts. For example, asking what everyone’s favorites are of a certain type of webapp, like favorite time tracking, or online storage.

    And great job, thanks alot for everything you do.
    Keep up the good work :D

  • Jon Snyder

    Overall this is a great site. I would like to see more webapp reviews. THis is the only place I know of that has them.

  • Andrew Belt

    I absolutely love this blog, but it would be a big plus to see more articles involving web development apps, in addition to the great articles on “life management” web apps.

  • http://www.mike-moran.com Mike Moran

    Seeing some of these fantastic apps compared against each other would be fantastic. It’s easy to see the pros of a app when it is by itself but when it can hold it’s own in a comparison situation, that’s when it can truly shine.

    That being said, you guys have an incredible site going here. With webapp, macapp, and now iphoneapp, this is definitely the one stop for great apps.

    Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

  • webbografico

    I think you’re doing a great job… You can improve your work by going much deeper in your article which are a little bit too short for my taste…

  • Shishir

    Would love to see more in-depth reviews of some of the services. A few of them seem to barely scrape the surface. Also would love to hear real users / developers / designers use of some of these services.

    Cheers.

  • Jayson

    I can’t think of any changes to make. Keep up the good work!

  • http://jameseilers.com/ James

    I’ve loved everything I’ve seen here so far. More articles on development would be great.

  • Chris

    Great site.

    Love the site. Love the reviews. If I had to come up with a suggested improvement, I suppose it would be helpful if you had a more objective set of standard criteria that you use for judging applications.

    Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.ikenny81.net iKenny81

    More articles about web applications!

  • Thomas

    Thank you so much for this giveaway !

    I think it would be nice to see tutorials or series of tutorials about how to create a web application or web service. It also would be great to see more reviews of free Web Apps.

    Thank you for all your awesome reviews.

    Merry Christmas everyone !!

  • http://relitweb.com Zsbee

    I would like to see a plus or a minus button next to a comment, which indicates, if the comment was a useful or a bad comment…Like on youtube!

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year

  • HBB

    more free giveaway. LOL

  • Joseph

    I think more focus on different aspects of the web. Even fun stuff and entertainment. A spotlight on new sites with cool ideas. Or tutorials on how to use certain sites would be cool too.

  • Peter

    I’d like to see some reviews go into more depth. Most just give a quick overview of the app.

  • http://www.leegustin.com Lee Gustin

    If i HAD to choose something to improve (you guys already do a great job with all kinds of posts)..I would suggest more “list” type posts of new great mac games, or iphone games, new design tools, productivity tools, overall design essentials, etc.

    Have a great holiday everyone from Web.AppStorm and Envato (and all readers)

  • http://diggerdesignlabs.com Steve Robillard

    I would like to see a series of articles covering a complete package of editors picks for running your business entirely with web apps. Second I would love to see a little more differentiation between the branding of the now 3 appstorm sites. Especially when comparing the favicon it can be very hard to tell which site it is for.

  • http://twitter.com/benedikrok Rok

    +1 for screencast :)

  • http://hooplaontech.wordpress.com Chew Rong Kang

    I would love to have more content aimed at students studying in a web 2.0 school! I would always love to find new ways to be more productive in school by using web services!

  • Karl

    These give aways are great. They have introduced me to a variety of new products that I was unaware of.

    Any type of tutorials, tips and tricks are great options.

  • GK

    A lot of great material here! It’d be good to see something on hosting and a few more of your roundups – they’re always excellent!

  • Juan

    I would like to see more tutorials on site building.
    Great giveaway!!

  • http://twitter.com/khankan Alykhan

    I think all 3 AppStorm sites are great, and I think the only addition I would like to suggest for Web.AppStorm is that you guys review and roundup iPhone and iPod touch webapps too. I have seen a couple great ones recently, including Pie Guy. Thanks and good luck!

  • http://sharadslair.info Sharad

    I must say that you’ve put together an awesome website and pointing out improvements is a tough task looking at the whole range of contents you provide. To top it all you’ve got these great giveaways, which are a rarity.

    Some things I can say are these:
    1. Since Ajax is a new technology (Comparatively), you can give some insights into the development of websites with Ajax, and some reviews of existing packages
    2. You can always point out the freeware way of doing things on the Web, thus playing a part in reducing Piracy, which is as you all know – a menace
    3. Some tutorials for beginners on project management and how to achieve targets and collaborate with teams (I know, you’ve already told us about some).
    4. We ofcourse could do with some insights into success stories of existing softwares and organisations

    Some already mentioned ones I second are a Forum, and ofcourse more give aways like this. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  • http://twitter.com/murphb1220 Brian

    I really enjoy the site. But, the one issue I find is that your content can be a little too narrow-minded. Please consider all web professionals whether it be freelance, amerature, or corporate.

    Thanks! Merry Christmas and I hope I win.

  • http://twitter.com/murphb1220 Brian

    I really enjoy the site. But, the one issue I find is that your content can be a little too narrow-minded. Please consider all web professionals whether it be freelance, amerature, or corporate.

    Thanks! Merry Christmas and I hope I win.

  • Irimia

    More articles, tutorials will be great. Merry Christmas!!

  • Rob Weber

    I always appreciate chart-like comparisons on products and services. Best wishes!

  • Patrick

    This is to cool every body have nice days and safe and good 2010
    Hope to win somting

    Greatz from holland

  • http://www.hellojosh.com Joshua Kemmerling

    I think the blog is great.

    I would like to see more server and database related articles and apps that communicate with servers and databases.

  • http://mcculloughdesign.com Dan

    First, you guys are doing a terrific job. No really, you are. Maybe do some more direct comparisons? That’s about my only suggestion.

  • Techslacker

    More comparisons and reviews.

  • Andre

    You guys are doing amazing. Love the site. Maybe some information or tutorials about web app development would be great.

  • http://www.simerabrandmedia.com Jay

    Congrats on a job well done so far. My “improvement” ideas read like a wish list really…(kinda like all the goodies in your giveaway) Here it goes:
    1) Code validators
    2) Development environment / Platform
    3) Work Copyright area.
    (all on the site of course)

    Thats asking for a lot I know, but Envato sites are starting to be synonymous with “thorough”, so if I had to ask for a 1stop-shop, you guys are a safe bet.

    Cheers,
    -Jay

  • Andrew Turner

    You have already become the primary resource for learning about what apps are the best and what apps should be used over others. In regards to the Apps that are “Rounded Up”, it would be awesome to see a database of apps that could be searched and shown in list form. Similar in concept to Apple’s Downloads page or Macupdate.com.

  • http://neonhomer.com/ kramer

    Some videos demoing the apps would be great.

  • http://juliangruber.com/ Julian Gruber

    I’d like to see a bug in the comment system fixed :D look at this:

    http://qkpic.com/a7cfa

    I’m not Viktor and I’m also not sitting at a public computer, but I know his email address now…
    I hope the next commenter won’t know mine Oo

  • http://www.jackbogdan.com Jack Bogdan

    Partnering up with these developers to have an open registration page for any product announcement on Web.Appstorm; so something like the first 500 people get to try out a new service first. Techcrunch esque…

  • Sam Harding

    Would be cool to see more articles comparing applications. Most blogs just give you one and tell you to use it – be different =)

  • Chris

    Just discovered appstorm and at this time I have been not able to fully enjoy the site. (Nov. & Dec. are busy months). I’ll reserve comments & judgements for some future time.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jasonwendell Jason Wendell

    Just keep doing what you do. You can also have a nother section where writers can submit their own reviews etc, and maybe even start up a forum.

  • Ben

    Agreed; really nice site; I’d like to see more side by side comparisons, as well. Developer tutorials would be great, too.

  • quark

    Everything have been told already by the others…. Just keep on movin’ and everything will be fine :)

  • http://www.brilang.com Brian Lang

    Suggestion: Compare web apps to each other where they compete or offer similar services.

  • Nathaniel F

    You guys have a great site going—here are a few things that I would recommend.
    * Keep the content in the same style. It’s great.
    * Extend the focus of your apps to a wider audience. Don’t just focus on business/freelance web apps, talk about social media, games, up and coming, etc.
    * Don’t start posting tutorials; leave that to other members of the envato family.
    * Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.gdepm.com Gaspar Garcia de Paredes

    keep at it!

  • David F.

    I would like to see great screencasts. That would be nice for future.

  • http://www.markoprljic.iz.hr Marko Prljic

    You guys are doing a great job and I really don’t know what to suggest for improvement.
    Maybe more insider stories from Web Agencies or more Product/Software reviews.
    Happy holidays and thanks for everything.

  • http://andrewjaustin.com Andrew Austin

    I adore this site, but would love to see more on a couple of topics:
    - rolling your own server and the apps involved in that
    - version control 101 and, of course, the apps involved in that

    Cheers!

  • Damon

    This site is great. Keep up the awesome work. The only improvement suggestion I would make would be to make more comparisons to similar apps when doing reviews. Thanks!

  • http://www.twitter.com/sebastianf_net sebastianf

    I think your are doing a great job, but please add some video reviews.

  • http://www.eugenegordin.com Eugene Gordin

    Although I think webappstorm is good enough how it is, I would love to see more licenses given away after reviews of web apps. I know thats a difficult call, but it would be nice.

    Thanks guys!

  • http://witharock.com Dan P

    Screencasts, and probably keep an ear out for those slightly less heard of apps, or new and confusingly secret apps like cloudapp

    I’m not requesting to start hearing speculative guesses on what these things might do, but it’s probably easier to get information or even a beta version if you’re writing an early review on it.

    And of course, keep up the fantastic and consistent work!

    Happy Holidays!

  • http://witharock.com Dan P

    Screencasts, and probably keep an ear out for those slightly less heard of apps, or new and confusingly secret apps like cloudapp

    I’m not requesting to start hearing speculative guesses on what these things might do, but it’s probably easier to get information or even a beta version if you’re writing an early review on it.

    And of course, keep up the fantastic and consistent work!

    Happy Holidays!

  • Joy

    I think you guys have done an amazing job with the site so far. Featuring different types of webapps is still best, since different people use macs in general and focusing on a specific type might exclude some people. However, having said that, I think focusing on apps for the mac instead of the iphone and ipod touch as some other sites seem to have a tendency of doing would be best. Webapps that generally focus on improving productivity and the user experience in general would be greatly appreciated.
    Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.andrewdavid.net/ Andrew-David

    Hey guys!
    Site is doing great, and this would be an awesome Christmas gift. Here’s my suggestion for the site:
    You need a directory that features several categories. Each category containing all the related web apps. Similar to FreelanceSwitch’s site directory =)

    Merry Christmas all!

  • Luke

    You guys don’t have to do nothing more! I just loved to read every single new post.

    Maybe one thing… stop launching new websites! I need some time for myself! ;)

  • http://www.alexxswanson.com alexxswanson

    I love what you’re doing now, and the change I would like to see is an increase in content.

    I just can’t get enough of your posts!

  • http://andym801.tumblr.com andym801

    I agree with the weekly app “Themes” idea. The freelance type apps are great, but maybe open it up to a wider audience. Keep up the great work!

  • josh

    As a web designer I always felt I needed more knowledge of how-to or programs that could help you set up a dedicated server. Seems like a lot of people have the design, cutup and code process down packed, but when it comes to the technical side of it I sometimes get lost!

    I would also love to learn more about Ajax!

    All in all you guys all do a great job, all of your work does not go unappreciated…we need sites like this!

  • Coxychap

    Hard to say, but I agree with some: tutorial features would be good. Keep on doing what you’re doing!

  • Raj Shah

    Show services that appeal to more people… most of these were just to people starting small buisnesses.

  • Steve Saragian

    I am not a big fan of the design, I think one that showed more articles on the home page would be better. Thanks for all these contests.

  • http://www.twistermc.com/ TwisterMc

    I think you should continue with promotions. You’re young, but still very unknown around the web.

  • Matt

    Maybe review hardware as well as software

  • Justin

    I’d like to see an easily searchable list of the apps you’ve put up. This could be searchable by name, date, review score, type, keywords, tags, and whatever else you could think of. That way whenever I come to the site I could quickly find a listing of apps that fit my criteria for a given need.

    Otherwise, keep up the great work!!

  • http://cybergyaan.blogspot.com jeyaganesh

    web.appstorm.net is growing great everyday…

    for 2010 I am expecting a tutorials on various web apps and how ppl created and how to use them in a detailed fashion .

    pls focus on real time apps and api stuff

  • http://digitalsimple.info Sherman

    Thanks for the Great Site! There’s so much I appreciate about it like full posts in the RSS feeds and great design. If I had to ask for one thing it would be a review roundup at the top of the post so if I only have a moment I can get what I need right away and come back for details!

    Happy Holidays!

  • http://www.ericgranata.com Eric Granata

    It’s already been mentioned, but it’s worth repeating that how-to type posts that help us get the most of out of our apps would be a welcome addition.

  • Xavier

    First of all I would like to thank you for all those great reviews.

    About how to improve Web.AppStorm it very difficult to say, maybe some screencast or tutorials. But the key is to continue working in this way and discovering to us such great webapps.

    Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

  • http://patdryburgh.com Pat

    It would be great to read interviews of people who are using web apps in their every day life, and how it impacts the work and play they do.

  • http://yousuckatps.com Daniel

    I would love to see more tutorials and comparison. Put these competing apps up to the test!

  • Tom

    You guys did a great job this year. My one thought for improvement for this contest is to include fewer prizes that focus on small-businesses.

    I like the site quite a bit and think that an emphasis on reviews and other original content going forward will help it thrive.

    Best,
    Tom

  • Cindy

    I’d like to see more reviews :D

  • http://www.touch-mania.com Kevin Wammer

    Mac.AppStorm is just perfect as it is.
    But there are some small improvements that COULD be done.
    First, what about a mobile version of the blog?
    Since iPhone.AppStorm has launched it would be cool to have a great mobile view.

    And last but not least maybe some interviews with great people

  • George

    I like the young and fresh appeal of the web site. One thing that I wish you continue is having desktop pics, contests for people to participate, and downloads like the desktop pics. Like this, you generate traffic.

    Also, it’d be nice if you could offer some interesting cool bundles while concentrating on specialised software packages – not the mass, but niches in web design, in programming (e.g., Visual-Paradigm for UML), project management, math software for students, etc.

  • http://aiwe.co.ua Aiwe

    Amazing site, it would be nice about new worth seeing apps.

  • Tenchan

    I like the young and fresh appeal of the web site. You’ve done such a great job.

    One thing that I wish you continue is having desktop pics, contests for people to participate, and downloads like the desktop pics. Like this, you generate traffic.

    Also, it’d be nice if you could offer some interesting cool bundles while concentrating on specialised software packages – not the mass, but niches in web design, in programming (e.g., Visual-Paradigm for UML), project management, math/bibliography/etc. software for students, etc.

  • keith

    I agree with a few others above, more “how-to” type stuff. Love the look and layout of your site. Clean and simple.

  • http://www.halfpixelstudio.com pista

    oh I want to win mStand so badly!

    Improvement? I’m in love with improvements and innovation but what I think, if it’s not necessary you don’t need it. I didn’t find any disturbing part on your site.

    After that what would be really cool is to make something similar for windows users (althought I’m on mac). It’s not for the masses but just for those who can’t switch for some reasons, they want to be efficient too. So let’s make a world a bit better place ;)

    Cheers mates I really appreciate your work!

  • http://www.halfpixelstudio.com pista

    ok now I see I was not posting my prev comment on mac.appstorm so that’s awkwwwwwwwrd…;)

    Peaceful Christmas to all.

  • Eric

    I’d love to see more news, product launches, etc. Head to head comparisons would be great too. Maybe some focus on trends in modern web design would fit too. And keep up the great “roundups”.

  • romesh

    merry christmas

    you can try following for improvements

    1. choose a application category
    2. review for each application
    3. round up/compare them all

  • Daniel

    I would like to see more time spent on consumer-related web sites. For example, instead of time spent on invoicing and project management, consider reviews of personal budget apps. I think you could spend less time targeting web developers and those who spend their time online working. Rather, target those who relax, have fun and organise their lives online.

  • Derek

    Keep up the good work. More comparison articles. Maybe some interviews and some tutorials

  • Leif W

    What makes you guys different from all the application review sites on the internet is your roundups-category. Give the readers more roundups and the appstorm-family will be the coolest pages in the universe. Furthermore, add more screenshots to your reviews, they’ll spice up the reading experience :)
    Thanks for the great giveaways and a merry christmas!

  • http://twitter.com/johnburke John Burke

    I’d love to see Web.AppStore keep going on the path it’s on now. It’d be cool to see some more design how-to, a little about how to use the apps that are reviewed, etc.

  • http://webexpedition18.com Nikola Lazarevic

    This is great site for all mac lovers! I would like to see some screencasts and podcasts would be great.

    Keep up the GREAT WORK!

    Merry Christmas to anyone :D

  • Tom

    Thanks for all the ideas and reviews, you have me daytum and so many others!
    What would be nice to see is maybe some hosting management webapps comparisons/introduction like cannybill and others?

  • http://www.artplusonline.net Steff

    Hi, i will hope to see more Project nd community tools. Happy Holidays.

  • Nathan

    I would like it to stay the way it is

  • Jason B

    This is a fabulous site- I most likely never would have heard of 1/2 this apps if they weren’t covered here! There’s few things I would change- but here’s a couple of 2010 ideas:

    ~Wwider coverage of apps beyond managing one-man time/business, such as corporate use apps and creative field apps.

    ~More in-depth how-to articles (best practices, ways to use, etc).

    Otherwise, keep up the good work, and thanks!

    ~Jason

  • Anthony Di Iorio

    Redeign, and make a user submission page where users can submit than own websites for review. Merry Christmas, and have a happy New Year

  • http://twitter.com/NextMemory NextMemory

    Hmm, this is tough. The site is great, but I guess it couldn’t hurt to have more Roundups. I like to read all of those and find out different alternatives.

  • ullie

    As some people just said before, I would like to see the community grow. I found this site trough the giveAways of Mac.AppStorm (which I’m subscribed to their RSS long time ago). I’ve got to say that this site (along with Mac.AppStorm) are great, good reviews, good articles, but you need to let you know more. Giveaways like this are great to do that job. Like you could read in the comments, there are several people that knew Web.Appstorm trough the Giveaways.

    You’re doing a great job, Contratulations.

    PS: Sorry if my english is bad :$, it’s not my first language.

  • http://icupcake.org Jordan

    I think what can benefit the community the most are by featuring web apps that just aren’t there. Almost every web app featured has been, for the most part, fully functioning with little to work on.

    Why not focus on apps that are almost there but still need a bump? The post author could provide some feedback on what can be changed/added but also allows the community to voice their opinion. Most of the time comments are legitimate in that they are from people that are interested in that specific app they’re commenting on. The same is what would happen with various other web apps.

    What’s better than not only gaining traffic and possible users of a web app but also helping them improve so that they can build from that and be BETTER? There’s no need to leave the little apps behind because they’re not fully functioning or could be better.

    Also, while I know this is simply just Web apps and particularly geared towards those that are freelancing, contract or pt/ft… It wouldn’t hurt to provide web apps that just have no real specific crowd (eg: Curd Bee for billing your clients..) There’s a lot out there that can be written about that is still a functioning web app but just not applied to the web development/design nerds.

    For example talking about XBMC, an open-source, cross platform, media center hub; maybe occasionally blogging on optimizing Windows 7 or Snow Leopard for better performance (which while this is webapps, we ALL require our computers to view it :P); Or you can do a special series of webapps that have iphone apps. That way you’d be able to provide content to not just the web app site but include a tie-in with the iphone apps site as well.

    Though it is kind of hard trying to find what can be improved or added when you’ve got other blogs that are already specifically geared towards various other subjects within Envato. :P

  • benjamin allen

    i’m new to the site, but haven’t heard much about it. just found it on a friends twitter, how do i find out more??

  • Metatron

    I’d like to see or help with an article that shows how you can do almost anything with web apps, especially since chrome os will essentially be an online operating system. Great job so far this year!

  • http://morgante.net Morgante Pell

    I love the site, but you could possible improve by adding some twists for the education market. Ex. “how you can use this as a student.”

  • http://www.theeasymac.wordpress.com Shaun Takenouchi

    Love Web.appstorm! Would love to see more articles on web apps for more mainstream crowd. I notice you do a lot of articles on sites that are for small business people, which is great, but for someone like me who doesn’t own one, I appreciate your articles that are more for the mainstream crowd. Thanks for all you do, keep up the great work!

  • Josh

    I would love to see a reviews database across all three platforms that users could submit reviews for (kind of similar to iusethis.com).

  • Kyahx

    Can never have too many contests :P

  • http://zettersten.com erik

    Greetings,

    A simple response to improving the appstorm sites would be to add “Videos” and “Screencats”. Don’t forget that most average, young, and modern people tend to hate reading. Not only are screen casts great and fun, but when you have someone talking about apps, like Jefferey Way, it’s very capturing and too the point.

    Overall my vote goes to videos. Weekly video reviews. Taking the visitors through a deep inspection of the most coolest applications would be something I personally dig the most.

    Thanks for considering me!

  • Krzys

    More great giveaways like this!!!

  • Mike Kemp

    I would love to see an iPhone optimized version of all the *.appstorm sites. They’re nice but can be a pain in the rear to load and view in something like Tweetie’s website view

  • Josef

    I think that short (1-3 minute) screencasts are great. If you are doing a review of an app, you could make one of some interaction.

    I don’t even think that the whole thing has to be narrated. You could just show some of the flow of using the application. That would really help get a feel for how it works.

  • Syphadius

    Hey guys, the site has been phenomenal really! you’ve brought a whole plethora of apps to the for front of the net, If I could recommend something is perhaps MORE web apps a day, perhaps one in the morning and one in the afternoon type.

    Merry Christmas Envato!

    D

  • http://www.rjdesignz.com Rahul Joshi

    I would prefer articles on UI design and development with practical and real life examples.

  • David Stacer

    More backup articles. I know its boring but everyone needs a good backup plan. You will understand when your disk fails what I mean. It won’t happen to me – yea right…

  • http://novastormsoftware.com Justin

    Looks awesome! I’d love that cable manager! Anyway, I like web.appstorm.com, and though I haven’t been a reader for long, I’d love to see more development related stuff, particularly SproutCore or Cappuccino, which are amazing frameworks.

  • Paul sipple

    Great site…but I’d like to see more app comparisons (I.e. Shootouts). App reviews are great but they are more useful if the app is compared to other apps of the same genre.

  • http://www.ihla.com Mihla

    I tried, but I honestly can’t come up with any way for WebAppStorm to improve. (That goes for MacAppStorm also.) You give me exactly what I’m looking for by alerting me to apps I have not yet discovered, reviewing them so I can decide whether they’ll meet my needs, and giving me frequent opportunities to win subscriptions to those apps. (And, I was lucky enough to win one!)

    I don’t need tips and tutorials or comparisons. There are other sites that already do that quite well. Just keep doing what you’re doing the same way you’ve been doing it.

  • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

    A lot of apps given out in 2009 were quite mediocre and useless to an average freelancer (they’re oriented towards businesses too much but then again, that is the reason you’re able to promote them this way).

    There were some gems, such as Crashplan, of course.

    So my suggestion for improvement is selecting and giving out more valuable web apps, actually useful to us, freelancers.

    Merry Christmas,
    Artem

  • Scott

    Would love to see what prominent people on the web are using personally as their favorites.

  • http://twitter.com/aelien Alan C

    This is already a great and very useful site, I just like to see more advice in the technical and financial aspects of the development , deploy and maintenance of a killer web app.

  • http://www.twistereli.com Eli

    Wow, this is a crazy giveaway!
    I loved web.appstorm in 2009, just the ease of reading the articles and still get all the info you need is enough for me to come back. But just the whole package including the design and the kind of products that get reviewed make me feel motivated to do something constructive.
    The only thing i can actually think of improving, is the amount of articles, I want more!

  • Jesse Read

    Love everything so far.

    Personally, I’d like to see more articles comparing similar services and on possible “work suites” as in integration between a bug tracker, support forum, version control, etc. to make an ideal work environment with different services.

  • http://www.abstrategic.com Ben

    I would like to see a new and notable section updated monthly.
    Thanks!

  • http://www.digitalmotion.lt Saulius

    Wow, you are the best Santa Claus! :D Thank you for good presents and so big generosity for your readers.
    One thing what I’m missing in web.appstorm is apps reviews. There is already category for apps reviews, but I need to say there are only few articles. Also I suggest not only review one app, but compare two or more apps from the same area (i.e. compare 4 best app for photo editing).
    I hope you will surprise us in 2010 years! :)

  • Dusan Vuckovic

    Gimme Gimme Gimme :-)

  • Hasan

    I think that Web.Appstorm should branch out into actually providing articles for website management and the such. Also comparing apps is useful, its ok telling us what each can do but it would be easier to choose between them by actually comparing them side by side to help people decide which one to use.

    Anyway, it’s been a great start and hope it keeps getting better :)

    Have a good day!!!

  • http://www.alexgurghis.com Alex Gurghis

    Just keep telling us about the awesome webapps! You are doing a great job, thank you Envato!

  • Gary Calhoun

    videos and reviews like cnet thats what it needs

  • Dan

    It’s hard to improve on something so Awesome! OK, that answer wont work in an interview. I have a couple of things I would like to see.

    1. More Variety of Apps: I mostly see business and productivity apps and would like to see more lifestyle apps, like for the home, car, food, diet, health, etc.

    2. Interviews with Web App Developers to get an insight on the why and how of the process.

    Thanks for the great work. Keep it up in ’10

  • http://creativejeenyus.com Sean

    I really don’t think there is much web.appstorm.net can improve on. I guess even more posts per day of reviews and things of that nature.

  • Alec

    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://twitter.com/sulcalibur Sulcalibur

    Improvements could be comparing certain web app with normal apps and the pros and cons. Like an example could be Google Apps vs Microsoft Office, that type of thing. Go in depths comparing the features, costs, etc.

    Also a good idea would be to have someone do a review then say three peoples final comments and divide the score. Because what might be great for one person (who gives it 9/10) might be crappy for someone else.

    Thanks :)

  • http://itolmach.com Ivan Tolmachev

    I’ve been thinking and since the web improves itself with new and better applications coming out almost every day, I would suggest increasing the number of posts on the site! No days off, maybe 2 posts a day? :)
    Happy Xmas :)

  • codemaniax

    I would like to see a bigger appstorm community with more community created content (reviews, etc).

    Anyway you are doing great job, happy holidays to all

  • http://www.factor1studios.com matt

    I love web appstorm so far. I would love to see more free apps discussed, and cloud based apps!

    Thanks for a great 5 months, and sweet giveaways!

  • Vikas Gupta

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

  • PeterV

    IMHO the quality of the content is good, I would like to see new layout (form above all comments, smaller titles etc)

  • Carlos

    What I really enjoy about Web.AppStorm is that it has become my primary source where I discover the latest and most helpful apps around. In fact, I have tried and is currently using most of the apps featured in this blog. If there’s anything that I would like to see here in the coming year is to have more features about the latest apps coupled with an informed review regarding its usefulness and if it’s actually worth a try. I also agree with Paul sipple above about having a sort of face-off between/among apps.

  • http://jhillphotography.net Jason Hill

    I have absolutely loved all of the envato branded websites. From the novice to the expert you have a bit of everything for all to learn. For this particular website, I would love to see more reviews and uses of open source php apps. I would also like to see more coding and integration of upcoming technologies when it comes to scripting php, java, etc. Thank you for all that you do.

  • http://insanedreamer.com insanedreamer

    The site is great so far. I would only suggest making it easier for the community to contribute content. For example, I think you’d get a lot more in the “tips and tricks” category, without the editors having to come up with it all themselves.

  • millca

    I’ve really been enjoying your website. Please keep the tweets coming so I remember to return over and over again. Throw in a few giveaways every once in a while throughout the year.

    I’d love to see some comparison articles on web apps. For example, there are a lot of invoicing/billing web apps so an article that gives detailed comparisons would be greatly appreciated.

    Keep up the great work! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • http://www.twitter.com/kimroen Kim Røen

    I always enjoy the freedom and flexibility web apps provide, and web.appstorm is a great resource for reviews and recommendations. As for improvements: Maybe interviews with some web app creators could be an idea?

  • Alex Abbey

    I really love your design and great layout. I’d like to see more list articles, and more roundups. Keep up the good work!

  • Margaux

    Have been checking out articles during the Christmas giveaways, and the site is a great start. I’ll toss in my vote for more comparison shopping: I’d like to see more in-depth evaluations comparing essentially the same services/apps (eg, invoicing systems, team collaboration, etc.). I’d like to know what the workflow differences are so I don’t have to bother signing up and testing out 18 products. Otherwise, I’m just going to randomly pick the first one with a name (and interface) I like and leave it at that. And I agree, that’s no way to pick apps essential to your workflow.

    Good work so far. You’ve got my attention.

  • http://www.superdwayne.co.uk Dwayne Paisley-Marshall

    I quite like this site, it has a very social vibe which is cool, even thought you do not have a forum or anything.

    I would love this site to be come more user friendly at the moment its rather ridge, I would love to see more design work on this website also some more tutorials on how to create stuff maybe some advice on starting up your own business etc ….

    I will visit this site always from now on because I like it here, great job on the 25 things for christmas.

    Peace be with you

  • http://www.gmodfans.com Erik

    I’d like to see how Web Apps could work in conjunction with desktop apps to make for an awesome computing experience. Merry Christmas web.appstorm!

  • Chris B.R.

    better / easier comparison between products, and maybe user generated content? Star ratings ala Amazon and user reviews =)

  • http://techcheatsheets.com Steven

    Thanks for all the fun!

    I’d like to see stories of people using webapps in slightly unusual ways to help solve problems in the homes and businesses. Sorta like case studies.

  • http://human3rror.com John (Human3rror)

    I’d like to see more giveaways. period. thanks!

  • http://joshuaundone.com Josh

    Screencasts! Video rocks! I like to eat popcorn while I surf the web, and eating while reading is dangerous. I missed my mouth once and got salt in my eye. Trust me, not fun!

  • chris jennings

    More giveaways in 2010!

  • http://www.brentalexander.net Brent Alexander

    Wow. Count me in. I’m lovin’ the giveaways. I’ll have to keep you guys in my RSS for sure.

  • http://inspiredbywordpress.co.uk Daniel Groves

    I would love to see reviews added for offline programs that integrate with online programs. For example things such as offline wordpress clients.

  • http://snowfoxdesign.com Ben Schaaf

    If there was a way to filter by price and by rating that would be pretty nice.

    For example to filter, greater than or equal to 8.0/10.0 and less than $8/mo.

    Thanks for a great 2009!

  • Tami

    Insider information!! Great job on your site!!

  • Nick

    WebAppStorm is awesome so far but I would like to see more app roundups and possibly tutorials as well – someone earlier mentioned self-web hosting tutorials. You could even talk about web hosts themselves!

  • Patrick Dwyer

    A great job all around. If I had to pick one thing, I’d like to see more comparisons of similar apps and a breakdown/comparison of each.

  • Tami

    If it isn’t broke don’t fix it….whatever you add don’t change what you are already dong. That’s where your success started!!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Teryn

    I’d love to see more articles comparing similar applications, so we can choose what will meet our needs
    the best.

  • http://seanburdick.com Sean

    Would love to see a breakdown and vote of the best apps of a certain type, like why some apps aren’t as good as the other and such, like one for invoicing, site creation, word processing etc..

  • Justin

    I’m honestly new to the site since I just found out about it during the holiday giveaways. So far I think the site is quite good as it is… But, I would like to see more comparisons between competing products. I always have a hard time trying to decide between different products/services so having a thorough comparison is a HUGE plus for me.

  • Jason Rappaport

    More giveaways are always nice – but just keep producing quality articles as often as possible! Introduce me to new and exciting software, as you already do. And keep up the good work.

  • Lindsay

    The one thing that seems to be missing are those relating to the soft skills needed in technical companies. Things like how to pitch a client, organize your tasks, manage your cash flow. Everything else seems great!

  • http://twitter.com/fyxx fyxx

    i like too see more webapps review or maybe interview with tester.. :D

  • http://qimingweng.com Qiming

    more giveaways :) yes yes yes

    stories are good too

  • http://YourAppleWorld.com Scott Wasserman

    I think having a comparison between the top web hosts would make an outstanding article to read and for people to make use of.

    I also think that an article of different ways to make money while running a site would be great.

    Lastly, it would be very cool if you showed us the complete making of web.appstorm.net and the whole set of appstorm.net sites.

  • ashraf mansour

    Would love to win it

  • Michael

    Web.AppStorm is great. I don’t really know how you could improve it. I do think it would be cool to have a site that showcased great windows apps, even though there harder to find.

  • http://hecty.wordpress.com Hector Lee

    I would like to see the more grey areas of the web being covered. Like managing multiple domains on a single web host, CNAMEs, web standards with IE.

    It would be even better if the visitors of web.appstorm could contribute on how they feel new standards should be to make it better for everyone. Like wiki for grey areas.

  • http://greystockton.tumblr.com Grey Stockton

    I would love to have not only a comparison showing apps of similar categories, such as having several email services, and then choosing the best (probably GMail).

    I would also love to see posts showing up daily, just like Mac App Storm. It is always a bummer to come on here and have the post thing as yesterday.

    Other than that I think this is a really great site, there have been some very helpful web apps showcased that I have never heard of before, and probably wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for this site.

  • http://www.crispytech.com saad

    In my opinion. web.appstorm should not write articles on wordpress themes and themeforest templates.The website is dedicated to webapps not to design templates. The more you concentrate on webapps,it will be great.:)

  • http://manduks.wordpress.com manduks

    this site will improve, a lot because many web apps are improving and wating to be discover I got one that is going to be very popular in next year http://gomockingbird.com/, and of course with great new ideas and hearing your readers . happy holidays to all!!!

    Feliz Navidad desde Mexico!!

  • http://knickknack.mklkm.org Molly L

    More roundups and comparison across types of apps would be very helpful! Also, a bit less of a freelance emphasis.

  • David Spancer

    Wow, greatest giveaway ever! I love your reviews, they’re really insightful, but what I would love to see would be some overall comparisons and even editorial choices on what your favorite solutions are for different situations. For instance, you’ve said lots of good things about different invoicing sites, but which is the best for the freelance writer? web designer? video editor? Someone who subcontracts? Someone who charges flat fees? etc…

    Thanks for it all. Fingers crossed…

  • Jeff

    I’d love to see screencast reviews

  • http://thethingsido.net Philipp

    All the Appstorm websites are great, however, I’d love to see more varied content instead of all this freelance business stuff.
    Keep up the good work
    -Philipp

  • http://twitter.com/mikehatfield Mike Hatfield

    It’s hard to pick out anything “wrong” with the site – it’s a great design. The only improvement I can suggest is to allow the content/article area to resize dynamically with the browser width, rather than fixed pixel as it is currently.

  • http://www.parkeyparker.co.uk/ Aaron Parker

    I think the site is great, although mainly from a freelance point of view which in a way is good, however as others have said maybe branching out would be a good idea. Also it would be cool for more tutorials focusing on some different languages building specific components, for example a simple login system that could get progressively more complex as a series of blog posts continues. Also it could look at different ways of doing things such as languages and storage options (eg different database systems etc.) and then compare them to give an idea of what is best practice for a given scenario if any…
    They are just my ideas…
    Oh yeah – Keep up on the give-aways as they are great fun even if you don’t win :D :D

  • Brian McKray

    I love all your envato sites. In addition to all the great freelancer/work/business oriented apps, I would like to hear about apps that are more general/fun/playful in nature.
    Keep on keepin’ on! and Happy Christmas!

  • mila

    great job so far. but what about more free web-apps or less expensive one…that would be great…

  • Ryan Stubbs

    Firstly, I’d like to say thanks for offering these prices. Shows how much you folks give back to the community!

    And as for my contribution; I would like to think that Web.AppStorm is very user-contributed. After all, quite a few posts are guest posts from REAL users who REALLY use these apps for their every day lives. Therefore, I suggest setting up a collaborative section that offers several features that help to sway another users as to whether the software would be suitable for them. This would include profiling the application and the creator as well as offering a small section where users can review the app honestly to give other user’s information as to whether the app would be useful for them. Another feature would be to having an “I use this” button to each post relating to an app so that it gives users an accurate view of the percentage of AppStorm users that use the app.

    And also, a forum could be nice! Message boards always tend to get users talking.

    Hear me out, I’m not saying that the site needs any improvements. To be honest, you’re doing really good as it is! But if you ever plan on extending the site to more than a blog, this might be suitable.

    Once again, thanks for the opportunity to win these great prizes!

  • http://wojtaszek.ovh.org/ Marek Wojtaszek

    I just like the way you are. There is no need for big improvement for me.

  • http://shawnrgrimes.com Shawn Grimes

    Thanks for all the Christmas giving this year! So many great web apps and software titles went around, not to mention hardware. Congratulations to all the winners!

    I can’t really think of anything at the moment to add for 2010 except just keeping up the great content and reviews of the newest web apps. Keep up the good work!

  • fellowweb

    The articles I like most are those which compare different services with similar features. Those articles have usually been the most helpful ones to me.

  • http://twitter.com/hexaworld hexaworld

    For me, the giveaways are a good way to know about new applications. Regarding improvements for 2010, just continue as until now.

  • Daba

    more comparisons, more tutorials and a apple mobile devices adapted site.

    merry christmas and happy holidays!

  • http://steffenbew.com steffenbew

    I’d like to see short (video) tutorials about online apps, e.g. how to use an app (the first time), what’s the main point about the service and what’s it all like, compared to similar apps. I find it hard to test like 10 online apps and would be satisfied if you could not only test single apps, but compare them to each other.

  • Anne H.

    Thanks appstorm, your content and design is awesome. Love to see more tutorials and keep on bringing new apps.

  • riccardo varisco

    I’d like to see some CMS reviews.

  • http://www.devative.com Mike

    I think what you guys are doing is great. How to improve…hmmm..

    You could do more comparison with the apps in the same category. For example: There are so many different invoicing options out there now, so instead of just introducing a new one, compare it to the top 1 or 2 of it’s competition.

    I think you might also have a good thing going with the giveaway thing. Not just for Xmas, but just in general.

    If you are reviewing a new product, I’m sure that company wouldn’t mind to give away 1 or 2 licenses with the audience you guys have!!

    Happy Holidays!

  • Alex Globus

    I’d love to see more How-to’s for some of web apps that we use. I personally loved the article on improving browsing session with SuggestRSS and increasing productivity with focus booster. The articles focused more on usability and the essence of the web app, rather than giving a complete overhaul of every feature.

    Just my two cents :)

  • Jon Heller

    I think adding some screencast demonstrations would be an excellent addition to the site! Thanks for everything so far.

  • ted

    I’d like to see posts that are more often, focused on less the individual but maybe a group, like a business. More giveaways too ;)

  • http://www.intothebook.net drew j

    Web.appstorm is already a GREAT website, don’t get me wrong! I love your freelance articles and I think that more reviews would be great. I know these are the hardest to write but I think that they would really increase the quality of the website as a resource, as opposed to something you get on your RSS feed.

    Also maybe a unified envato login? Yoy guys have this huge network and I follow several of the sites but it would be great if you could make like a ‘unified members’ account thing across your entire network.

  • Adam Jones

    How can you improve a site that I have gladly let take over my new software RSS feeds? Reviews, giveaways, tips, and deal alerts all add up to a great site and one that I will continue to follow in 2010 until the end of the world in 2012!

  • Grayson Manley

    Love the site! And would love it even more if you included more general web stuff as well as some comparisons between similar services!

  • http://www.cartera.me Carter Allen

    I would say that the only way to improve would be to add a bit more of a “human” element to the site. Interviews, commentary, etc. Stories about how a person actually created a site. Just don’t get too sidetracked with human interest. :-P

  • http://presh.it preshit

    The site’s content is already top notch. What I’d really like to see is some screencast videos of the web-apps you write about. Today, jQuery, AJAX etc have become so beautiful coupled with gorgeous UIs, screenshots don’t do them any justice.

    Small videos of them in action is what I’d like to see here :)

  • http://www.cuby.co.nr Henry Bennett

    Great set of prizes there! It’s been a great first year thanks!
    Something I would like to see is less articles focusing on business, and as Josh said, open up to a wider market, including more creative, fun, different web apps.

    Looking forward to another great year! Merry Christmas everyone!

  • ec

    Suggestions:

    You’ve got a large reader base, i am sure, so you can leverage that to take back to the web apps you discover and cover on the blog and pressure them to support certain ideas.

    For example, you can try to work with web apps to promote secure transactions (via use of paypal or some other trusted source) as well as secure / single logins (openid, etc) and the like.

    Also, you can talk more about these topics – how can i trust just about any web app out there?

    Thanks!

  • http://timskaggs.net Tim

    I wouldn’t change too much. I think offering more giveaways on a separate section would be great! I would have loved to read about web apps during my holiday break. So, next holidays your team should have a separate page and keep making your great Web App reviews!!

  • Will

    Things look great and I really enjoy the variety. I have used your other sites for years and I am looking forward to enjoying this site too. Things look great and please keep up the good work.

  • Patrick

    I would love to see some focus given to iPhone apps. Other than that, the same brilliance would be awesome!

  • john

    it seems giveaways have been a great success !

    why dont you continue for the next year ? maybe once every month or every 3 months would be a good time frame !

  • http://joseph.mclaughlin.me/ Joseph McLaughlin

    I think a good way to improve would be to do comparisons of different categories of apps. Music sights, galleries, billing apps, etc.

    All in all, keep up the great posts!

    (Also, I’d love to see the new styling of iphont.appstorm.net carried over to this site!)

  • Balazs Bohonyi

    Hi everybody. The sit is great, I really like it a lot !

  • http://blog.paulrostorp.com Paul Rostorp

    I would like to see more tips and tricks and “how-to” .

    thanks,

  • http://blog.paulrostorp.com Paul Rostorp

    I would like to see more tips and tricks and “how-to”

    thanks,

  • Meena

    I think you should have more of stuff which can benefit a majority such as Web designing, Web hosting and making one’s own server from home, apart from giveaways from time to time. Thanks for this and Merry Christmas to all.

  • http://vaclav.vancura.org Vaclav Vancura

    I’d love to see some kind of app database, where people can submit what they think of certain application. With rating, users count etc.

  • http://www.elementalmedia.info stan

    I would assume the suggestions should be addressed to the web.appstorm.net.

    I love what you do already but maybe additional tricks and tips in a screencast fasion.

  • http://ashish.bogawat.com Ashish Bogawat

    Apart from the awesome reviews and roundups of web apps, I would like to see web.appstorm broaden the scope of articles to include indepth guides to some of the more popular and useful apps. Finding new apps and trying them out is fine, but sticking with the good ones is possible only if one knows how to use them best.

    Keep up the good work, guys! Thanks!

  • Kernelpanic

    2009 was great – why not the same for 2010?

  • http://pcandweb.com Subhadeep Gayen

    Hi,

    1st of all congrats for the amazing and excellent site. It really helped me learn many many new things. My New Yr and Christmas blessings are with you.

    Now truly saying there this site is complete, and wanting more from you is like asking more from someone who gives their best, but anyways, in next year i’d like to read more tutorials and how to’s. Lower reviews, i really don’t much like reading them , but what i like is the rating thing, its great and help me find exactly what i want.

    More screencasts and videos, maybe some interviews and insiders news.

    Ohh one more thing make those social buttons little bigger, when i came to your site 1st i missed those buttons, lol

    Thanks,
    Subhadeep Gayen

  • Colby Swandale

    lets make 2010 a great year for everyone and the best off luck to appstorm.net :) for the future

  • http://www.markdijkstra.eu Mark Dijkstra

    add more articles ;)

  • inbar

    keep do what yo always do

  • sandra

    It’s really a nice and very interesting website. Only one improvement can be added, more unique and new or unknown tools for web developers or designers.
    Thank you for your really interesting website!

  • http://mustafaquilon.com Mustafa Quilon

    More App Reviews and more giveaways :)

  • http://www.hazimsami.com Hazim

    i would love to see some walkthrough articles putting some apps into everyday use, e.g. if you pick a project management application, you go ahead and put it through a real life situation where you actually dealing with a client and highlight some good practices to maximize it’s potential.
    I know it sounds like something that the actual developer would put up, but usually these basic guides are missing, so I’m thinking that it would be really great if you can pick one app every week and do an in-depth walkthrough.

    Other then that, I personally would love to see a brighter version of the site, since I do visit the site on a daily regular basis, and it can get a bit dull after a while.

    Have a Merry Christmas everyone, and thanks for the great job that you’re doing.

  • Rupinder Singh

    According to me thr should be more tutorials and freebies on web applications….

  • Tim Coomar

    A way for us to participate in some way in the reviews which would both complement the main review and give a greater feel of what people who are already using the product think of it – kind of like an integration within the site of the iusethis concept…

  • Vinod

    Web apps, tutorials and loads of giveaways. Thanks.

  • saud

    Comparisions between the apps and their alternatives. Real life examples of how apps are being used. App usage tutorials and information about iphone/android webapps. thanks.

  • Keiran

    I’d love to see more great tut’s and general information here about related issues. Like design trends, new sites/products. Apart from that…this website is brilliant

  • http://twitter.com/nickplekhanov Nick Plekhanov

    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://levisan.co.cc/ Levi Breederland

    I’d really like head-to-head prizefights between apps.

  • Daan

    You people are doing a great job already, so it’s hard to think of something to improve. But just for the sake of this contest, I’d love to give a suggestion.

    I (and I’m sure I am not alone) will enjoy a comic like the mac.appstorm one. N.C. Winter’s comics are almost always making laugh, and bring that little sunshine on a bad day. An own comic for this site sure wouldn’t hurt.

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

  • http://adrian-rodriguez.net Adrian Rodriguez

    I would like to see some tutorials on building web apps. I know you review them, but maybe you can go around reviewing some of the best tutorials out there on how to build web apps.

  • http://www.oykunyilmaz.com oykun yilmaz

    You guys are doing soooo great work in here! in 2010 I would love to see how to articles, reviews [video format] and tips-tricks … also interviews with successful applications’ creators… and just keep going, please never leave us without you! thanks for making our year great with your great work!

  • Aaron

    I would like to see some tutorials on how to create applications for the web (:

  • Teo Farro

    Y just want to say keep the good job, I want to see more tutorials in application creation. Maybe combined with net.tutsplus.com

  • IgnacioRV

    First of all, keep on with the excelent work you’re doing here. I have recently discovered this site and have found a lot of interesting and useful apps I didn’t know about.

    Tutorials created in common with net.tutsplus.com will be great, maybe you can present an application and then explain how it works internally. This combine with some screencasts would be gorgeous ^^

    Finally, thanks for all the things you gave us to stay up to day in this apps jungle :)

theatre-aglow
theatre-aglow
theatre-aglow
theatre-aglow