The world of webapps is filled with apps designed to help you manage projects, collaborate with your team, and keep your business running smoothly. Each app seems to have only part of the functionality you’d need to keep your team connected though, so before you know it you’ll end up using a dozen apps. The worst part is, the cost of all these services together can be prohibitive.

That’s where WordPress’ P2 collaboration solution comes in. It’s a free theme for WordPress that lets your team stay in touch with Twitter or Yammer style short messages and makes a great solution for discussions or just letting everyone know what you’re working on. It was designed by the Automattic team to help them stay in touch better while developing WordPress and their other tools.

While at the core it’s still the famous WordPress blogging engine, you’ll usually never see the WordPress dashboard. You can even get it running on a WordPress.com hosted blog in seconds without messing with databases or .htaccess files. Let’s take a look at what P2 has to offer and how your team can use it to stay in touch on the cheap.

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There aren’t many of us who would pass on a good adventure, whether real or virtual. The adrenalin rush and the sense of achievement that follows an adventure is pure and awesome. Our way of life and responsibilities make adventures in real life a rare occurrence. Now that games have better story lines for an adventure, spending couple of hours a day building an army and a civilization can be cheap and priceless at the same time.

After the break, you’ll find 10 great, fun adventure games that are free to play solo or in teams.

Top 10 Gaming Series: This is the fourth in a series of roundups covering the top 10 games in several different categories.

  1. The 10 Best Free Online Racing Games
  2. The 10 Best Free Online RPG Games
  3. The 10 Best Free Online Arcade Games
  4. The 10 Best Free Online Adventure Games (viewing)

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Eventzilla. The developer describes Eventzilla as an easy to use online event registration and ticketing software for anyone hosting a conference, seminar, fundraising or a training event. More than 1000 event organizers around the world use to manage event registrations and payments. Eventzilla is free for event organizers. (Attendees pay a small convenience fee for paid events)

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in December. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday period!

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2010 has been a great year for webapps, with dozens of new, exciting apps that let us move even more of our computer experience to the cloud. Google’s Web Store’s launch last month has accelerated this trend, and many new webapps with unique, often iPad style interfaces are now available for Chrome.

However, many of the apps in the Web Store are simply links to great apps that are available to any modern browser. If you install these apps in Chrome, you’ll essentially just get a large bookmark icon to the webapp that you could have accessed by simply entering the app’s URL in your address bar. That’s not to say these apps aren’t exciting; in fact, many of them are some of the best webapps available today. With that in mind, we’ve looked through the Web Store for the best apps that aren’t unique to Chrome. Here’s the best we’ve found, and please let us know your favorites or any we’ve missed in the comments below!

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Whenever an idea hits us, we have a habit of jotting it down somewhere — whether it be on a personal diary, a piece of paper, our cellphones or on some note-taking app. The method of making notes varies from person to person and can be both digitally or traditionally. With the rise and the evolution of smartphones and webapps, most of our note-taking and capturing of ideas have become digital. There are now literally hundreds of note-taking apps out there, each more complicated than the next.

So, to cut your search short for a simple and beautiful note-taking app, we’re going to review an app called Simplenote. Read on for a look at Simplenote.

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When you’re too busy working to run a business, it can be hard to personally remember each and every one of those scrap pieces of paper with your upcoming appointments on them. This can often lead to bigger problems like missing appointments, losing deals and in the worst possible case, it could cause a really bad headache. Unless you’ve actually remembered your scheduled trip to the pharmacy to pick up painkillers, it isn’t going away any time soon.

Enter, OpenCal. OpenCal offers a unique way of managing your schedule inside its nifty web app, giving you the ability to painlessly manage all of your important appointments. Find out more inside the article.

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A happening year draws to close, giving us enough hints as to what might happen in 2011 and who might become the next “King of the Internet Hill”. Reports from Hitwise put Facebook at the top of the most trafficked websites list, more than half of Internet users pay for content online, details about the Skype meltdown emerged, Google Adwords kicked off a fabulous promotion, Amazon released its bestseller list and Google is testing new Gmail ads.

Read on for some of this week’s best web app news and updates you might’ve missed!

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As 2010 comes to a close I’ve been thinking about the year and all the great content we’ve published. We’ve tried new post types, increased our publishing schedule and most importantly, we’ve dug into the best web apps on the planet.

While we’ve covered piles of web app news, I wanted to pull together our best posts from 2010 that are still relevant and useful to you as we step into 2011. Take a look! (There’s a ton of content here, so you might bookmark this post!)

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For many 2010 is already over, but for the rest of us it’s not quite over yet. I just wanted to wish you all a very happy New Year and hope that you all have a fun and safe time in your celebrations. I’m very excited for 2011 and where the AppStorm network will be going and I hope you are too. Thanks so much for being part of the fun and we’ll see you in 2011!

I’d also like to take this opportunity to ask you what you’d like to see from Web.AppStorm in 2011. We have many great ideas in the books but what would you like to see? Be sure to keep an eye out for Android.AppStorm and Windows.AppStorm too.

Happy New Year everyone!

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