Thanks to everyone who entered in for the Ember Pro memberships and LittleSnapper licenses. It was cool to see where you all get your inspiration from — music, magazines, other people and nature were some of the credited sources.

Congratulations to those who were selected as winners!

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For current freelancers and web workers, there is certainly no shortage of options when it comes to project management tools. Choosing the tool to use can be a daunting task.

When you get down to comparing one application to another, one factor to consider is availability. If you can use a the same tool on your desktop, the web and your mobile device, then that application is a step ahead of the rest of the pack. Ubiquity is a goal that many applications are aiming for in present times.

Subernova is one such application. Available on the web, on the iPhone, and on the desktop as an Adobe AIR based client, Subernova can be used wherever you go. And with its smart looks, it’s a project management tool with flair.

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The popularity of Twitter has resulted in an influx of spinoffs. These services all have slightly different functions, but each is built on the Twitter platform. They are intended to extend the how we use Twitter — and the sites we’ve listed here today do that really well.

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Last week we looked at some of the better self-publishing tools available today. Today we’re going to take a closer look at how to use one of those tools — blogging is made easy with Posterous.

Because it was designed to primarily be used via email, Posterous is a simple tool to start using. Anyone who can send an email can share thoughts, pictures and music with friends or the general internet public and will be completely at ease with this application. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

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Not everyone is a runner. I sure wasn’t for a good portion of my life. I love physical activity, but always preferred sports to the more boring option of simply running by myself.

But then I tried the iPod and Nike+ combo.

Now, I’m not one to blindly credit technology for improving our lives. So when I say that the Nike+ system changed my mind about running, I don’t say it lightly. But the rich visual summaries of your progress, the focus on improving as a runner and the ability to challenge and compete with others cannot be downplayed — they made me want to run more.

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It’s time for another competition here on Web.AppStorm. Today we’re giving away some scrapbooking tools … sound okay?

We’ve gotten together with the crew at Realmac and we’re happy to be giving away five Ember Pro accounts as well as two copies of LittleSnapper.

In way of review, Ember is gorgeous web app for sharing your design inspirations with others. And for OS X users, LittleSnapper is a desktop application built to work hand-in-hand with Ember (check out this great review from earlier in the year on our sister site, Mac.AppStorm).

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Congratulations to Brandon Sheats and Pat Reilly. Both are recipients of one free year of Ballpark usage at the Corporate level. Brandon mentioned that Ballpark was *just right* as an invoicing solution and Pat wanted to use Ballpark to be a little more green.

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Many people are particular about the state of their computer when logging on or booting up. They take the time to set certain applications to start at log in or for various application windows to be placed just so. The idea is to have your machine set up in the exact manner that helps you to do whatever it is that you need to do.

But what about the browser? With the focus on cloud computing and web applications, for many people, the browser start page is now the more important item to have set properly so as to meet your needs.

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Last week I talked a bit about how the web has changed and the rise of self-publishing. Another trend on the web that has gained momentum the last couple of years is personal data tracking. People from all walks of life are jumping on the concept of documenting certain aspects of their lives. And when the web is involved, it’s not enough to document, but people want to share that data as well.

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