Groups, and in particular Yahoo Groups, were the first real step towards a socially connected internet. Over the last decade, Yahoo totally dropped the ball and an awesome product with a huge userbase slowly eroded away. Google also tried its hand at their own version of Groups, but it was long neglected with no real feature upgrades — until now.
A major revamp to Google Groups is underway and it looks promising. The new Google Groups user interface represents the first in a series of updates to Google Groups. Follow me after the jump to learn how to enable the new interface use it.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting BigCommerce. The developer describes BigCommerce as the world’s fastest growing software as a service ecommerce platform with 10,000 clients in less than a year.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
In Tron style, if you ever get a chance to explore the mythical Appland, you’ll bump into either invoicing or project management apps every step of the way. There’s just so many of them! True, most of them are much more functional and feature rich than their native competitors, but in most cases they’re all the same.
There is, however, something different with Apollo. Apollo is project and contact management done right. Read on to find how it differs from the rest of its competitors.
There are just too many invoicing apps out there on the web. In fact, invoicing is one area where web apps beat the jeepers out of native apps. However, there is a catch; there are too many fancy features and they charge a bit too much of a price tag month after month, even if you’re not using it. Then there are concerns like security of users and their financial information (largely irrelevant, but some people still aren’t sure).
One possible solution for users worried about price, security and simplicity is to go for a self-hosted solution. Read on to find how to set up and use Siwapp on your server to meet your invoicing needs.
Writing is an interesting career that carries with it a sense of instant gratification. Not all writers and their bosses, editors, are tech savvy, and there’s hardly any reason for them to be. The web 2.0 era has spawned numerous apps that sweeten the task of researching, writing and editing content.
After the break, we’ve put together a list of apps that can bring a new wave of productivity into your life if you’re a riter, blogger or editor.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Jaconda. The developer describes Jaconda as an app for Project Team Chat. It allows you to create chat-rooms for projects and integrate them with your favorite tools. Teammates can chat from their browser or fill-in their Google Talk and add team chat to the Instant Messenger they love. Jaconda integrates with services like Github, Google Code, Pivotal Tracker and others. This helps to be on top of things and to see in real time what’s going on.
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Online games are dime a dozen and more new ones keep popping up every day. Many of them have tastefully designed artwork and eye popping graphics with a great storyline, but how can an online game that doesn’t have any of the above mentioned trifecta still be a phenomenal success? Minecraft is a game about using blocks to build anything you can imagine.
Read on to find what makes hundreds of thousands of people go gaga over this game with an arcade style design.
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.