If we were going to give an award to the most-enduring web service ever, it’d have to go to email. Countless startups have tried to reinvent or replace it, yet none have succeeded so far. Facebook perhaps has done the most towards killing email for personal use, but now Facebook Messages has email built-in. So much for that.
In the business world, 37signals’ Basecamp is marketed as a better alternate to email for team collaboration. It’s a great tool, one we use daily here at AppStorm, but of all things, I actually manage Basecamp communications from my email account more than I do from the web app itself.
And of all things, 37signals’ latest app is an app for creating dead-simple email lists: Basecamp Breeze.
Microsoft just announced that they’ll be shutting down Windows Live Messenger – what used to be MSN Messenger – for good on March 15th. After buying out Skype in 2011, the software giant has gradually moved its chat userbase over to Skype’s network. Now, the chat network many of us relied on for over a decade is now going to disappear.
That said, odds are you haven’t used Live Messenger in quite some time, if you’re like most of the people I talk to. Facebook, Skype, and mobile messaging apps like WhatsApp have taken over chatting. You may be chatting more than ever, but odds are it’s not on the same network that you used a half-decade ago, and you’re likely not doing it from your computer.
Or are you? That’s what we’re curious about: what chat network do you use the most? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
As a freelance writer, it seems like I’m always sending my resume out. Sometimes this causes some issues, usually with file compatability. I try to send a PDF, but this doesn’t always eradicate the problems and my resume isn’t always viewed the way it’s meant to be. Due to these issues, I’ve been searching for different ways to put my resume online. Simply hosting and displaying the PDF online is an obvious option, but I’ve also discovered a number of services which allow you to place your resume information online in unique ways.
Vizualize.me is one of these services, an app which allows you to produce an infographic style resume. You start by filling in the sections present in the app (things like education and skills), then choose a theme and save. It’s a simple and straightforward service with some fun customization options and pretty cool results. Stick with me after the jump to see the kind of things you can create with Visualize.me.
It’s already over a week into the new year, but we still want to take the time to thank our sponsors from December. If you would like to feature your app on our site with an advertisement, be sure to check out our available slots on BuySellAds or register for a weekly sponsorship for your app.
If you haven’t already checked out our the great apps that sponsored our site last month, be sure to check them out now!
If your team’s been struggling to keep track of software and website bugs, DoneDone is a great way to get everyone organized. DoneDone keeps the entire team informed by creating a centralized location for bugs, issues, ideas, support tickets, files, and team communication. From keeping tabs on design and planning tasks to sharing screenshots during testing, DoneDone helps everyone stay on-task and on-time.
Manage a helpdesk? Struggling to centralize, organize, and assign support requests? Perhaps Mojo Helpdesk is just what you need. You’ll find it easier to manage your support tickets with the simplicity of a helpdesk app designed with a “Google-y” interface and integrated directly into your Google apps. If you run your business on the web, it’s the helpdesk designed for you.
As a freelancer or small business owner, keeping track of your billable time and invoices can be a real time sink. It’s also costly to get wrong. Paydirt makes it stupidly easy to stay on top of your invoices and get paid for the work you’ve done.
And a special thanks to you, our Web.AppStorm.net readers, for reading and sharing our articles. We hope you continue to find our articles interesting and helpful!
We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in December. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad 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 enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!
Our sponsor this week is ProfitBooks, the online accounting and payroll management app that will help you manage your office finances in a smarter way!
ProfitBooks includes everything you’ll need to efficiently manage your business accounting online. You can manage your employee’s info and your business inventory, making it easy to keep up with your payroll and equipment. If you need to invoice clients, ProfitBooks makes it easy to create customized invoices for your clients and track your revenue. ProfitBooks lets you keep track of all of your banking info, and with the smart reports, you can drill deeper into your company’s financial health. Best of all, the smart reports can be exported in Excel or PDF formats, so you can save them and view them anytime.
ProfitBooks can also help you keep track of your team’s work, with an included task management system, document storage, and integrated search to help you quickly find what you’re looking for. It just might be the app your business has been needing to keep track of everything about your company’s financials online.
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It’s a new year, so why not start it out right with a great online account app for your business? You can get started with ProfitBooks for free, or try out any of their paid plans with a free trial. When you’re ready to upgrade to a paid account, it’ll cost as little as $4.98/month to get your business accounting and payroll managed with ProfitBooks.
If it wasn’t for my Kindle, I seriously doubt I’d read half of what I do now. Whatever about the incredible Kindle store or the high resolution e-ink display, the main selling point is having thousands of books, magazines, newspaper and journals condensed into one little device.
Listed under Experimental on my Kindle lives the world’s worst Internet browser. A suggest use is accessing websites for further reading, yet trying to read a blog on Kindle is like reading War & Peace on a Tamagotchi.
The obvious solution here is to use something like KindleFeeder to send RSS feeds to my kindle. The unobvious flaw is that regular reading of blogs is best set for a PC or tablet given the usual inclusion of video and other media. What’s more I rarely read every article a blog publishes. I prefer to read by the subject. If I have a insatiable hunger for FarCry3 reviews, I want only FarCry3 reviews.
In sweeps Readlists like a squirrel in one of those flying squirrel suits. Loads of articles, all derived from related lists, straight to my kindle, inbox, phone or PC. How does it work? Should I even bother? Let’s check it out. (more…)