Meetings and presentations tend to be boring most of the time. Often times it’s not the content but the presentation slides that put everyone to sleep. In the corporate jungle, Microsoft PowerPoint happens to be the weapon of choice for pumping the sleeping gas into the conference room. So how can we differentiate ourselves from the PowerPoint crowd with a jazzy presentation?

We’ll take a look at Prezi, the zooming presentation editor, and see if it is a possible solution.

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Tumblr is a pioneer in the field of microblogging – a new format of publishing for those who want to express their thoughts short and sweet. The primary advantage of Tumblr is that it does not threaten new adopters with a complex back end yet offers limitless possibilities to power users. For instance, if you are a newbie you can click to select a new Tumblr theme. On the contrary, a power user could whip up his/her unique theme with HTML or JavaScript.

In the online Universe, packaging the content is as important as the content itself. You might be the new Wordsworth, but a sleepy blog design will not inspire readers. Now that Tumblr is becoming the undisputed platform of choice for micro blogging, tonnes of themes – free and paid – are available at your disposal.

Today we’ll take a look at twenty-two gorgeous themes to dress up your tumblog.

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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 SUBERNOVA. The developer describes SUBERNOVA as an app that puts control back into your business. Busy freelancers or business owners knows that it can be hard to focus on the actual work itself if there are too many things to take care of, like keeping track of time, deadlines, invoices & estimates, late payments and making sure the whole team stays on track etc. SUBERNOVA is designed to solve these problems.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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There’s a whole’lotta tweets out there but fortunately there are great apps like Streamd.in that make it super easy to find and view tweets from anywhere you might want. You’ll not only be able to easily find localized tweets, you’ll see them streamed onto Google Maps while you use the full, built in Twitter client.

We’ll check out Streamd.in and why you might want to give it a shot.

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SmugMug Pro Plan Winner

Earlier this week we walked through the process of customizing a SmugMug photo gallery theme, for both easy and advanced editors. As part of the how-to, SmugMug offered to give one lucky reader a free Pro plan, which covers a full year and is valued at $149.95!

Recap and winner announcement after the jump.

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We’re announcing a new type of post on Web.AppStorm today: Quick Look. These short application overviews will give you a description, a few screenshots, and basic information about a particular piece of software. They’re sponsored, so developers pay a small fee to have their app featured in a Quick Look post.

At the end of each post we’ll have a poll for readers to vote in. If you like what you see, you can vote for us to write a full (completely unbiased) review of the software in question.

It’s a great way to find out about new applications you haven’t come across before and a great way for developers to get the word out about their new app. We’ll have a few of these posts appearing soon so you’ll be able to see how they work.

Quick Look posts will be in addition to our regular publishing schedule here at AppStorm. So you’ll continue getting the same great reviews, roundups and guides, plus you’ll now get Quick Looks at new and interesting apps!

We’re very excited by the prospect of showcasing more apps, finding AppStorm a new revenue source to help us grow, and giving developers a promotional tool to market their work. We’d love to hear your feedback on this addition, so feel free to leave a comment or send us an email.

Promote Your App on Quick Look

If you’d like to have your application featured, Quick Look posts cost $49 and will help you reach an audience of people who love web applications! Fill in this form to reserve a post.

This is for all you web app developers out there. There are ten resources every app should make easily available to members of the press, including bloggers, via their website. These are resources for people interested in sharing information, reviews or thoughts about your web app — with a few being tremendously helpful for your users.

If you offer a web app or service, you need to check this list to see what kind of marketing you’re missing.

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Sharing information among social networks these days has grown from your typical profile to nearly every bit of information an individual desires sharing, sometimes even information an individual doesn’t want shared. We’re increasingly sharing private details of our lives and one service takes a step further into that realm, socializing the purchases an individual makes.

Blippy, a rather hot web app recently, makes it easy to socialize your purchases from marketplaces such as iTunes, Amazon, Zappos and many more. The concept is interesting and could be fun, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Let alone being safe? We’ll find out after the jump.

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Creating fonts can be tricky and time consuming business, especially for those who are only just starting to explore the font designing world. The crew at FontShop was apparently aware of this and decided to do something about it, developing FontStruct.

FontStruct is likely the easiest way to design and share fonts, right from within your browser, for free. Not only that but you can view and download fonts created by other designers for free as well. We’ll take a look at FontStruct, their font creation app and how to create a font.

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Keeping tabs on your employees or co-workers is no easy task. In most work places, in-out monitoring is done using a whiteboard & marker which has to be updated by hand or a clunky desktop app that does not allow everyone to access the status board. Tabzon is placed comfortably in between the two, being centrally editable and extremely collaborative. The app is minimal without feature creep, however, is it powerful enough to be a whiteboard replacement?

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