The Internet has made it possible for anyone to become a writer with the click of a button. Naturally, the number of quality articles have increased, which are more easily discovered by curators such as LongForm, Kottke, TheBrowser, and more. Invariably, it means that you won’t have enough time to read everything that catches your fancy. So here’s an idea: why not listen to it on your commute?
A new web app called SoundGecko makes the process super-simple by converting any article you want into an MP3 file, using text-to-speech technology. The audio files are sent to your email inbox and can be synced with your Google Drive or Dropbox. There’s also the option of listening to your files in the form of a podcast from any device. Let’s get started: (more…)
Web design nowadays doesn’t have to be a mass of complicated coding and endless head scratching. In fact, there are plenty of tools out there that allow even the most novice of people to throw together a fairly decent website without too much effort. One of those that we are going to be looking at is Edicy however this one comes with a slight twist – it is designed with multilingual websites in mind, making creating twenty different versions of your site an easy task.
Read on after the break for my thoughts. (more…)
It seems like there has been an influx of software and services that makes it easier (or at least possible) for the average Internet user to host live events like public video conferences. You could host regular video broadcasts on services like Google+ Hangouts or Ustream.tv, or use more activity-specific services like the game streaming community Twitch.tv. Regardless of your service of choice, the core idea of hosting such an event is to interact with your audience.
Today we’re going to take a look at Typecast, a free web service built by Shark SEO, designed to take your live audience interaction to the next level. Typecast lets you take questions from your audience in real-time, which creates a more organic feeling of communication between you and your viewers. Hit the jump to find out more about how Typecast works. (more…)
Email is the oldest form of communication on the internet, and the one that’ll likely stick around forever (or for a very long time to come). It’s great for sending quick messages that can be read at anytime later, unlike chat that needs both people online at the same time. It may not be the very best collaboration system, but it’s one of the few ways you can guarantee you can communicate from any device or browser, anywhere.
Nowadays, though, it seems like we’re getting more automated emails than real emails from people. Marketing emails and tips on using apps we’ve registered get overwhelming enough, but if you’re a heavy user of Facebook, Twitter, Basecamp, and countless dozens of other web apps, you likely get more emails from apps than from people or marketers. Sure, you can sort through your preferences and trim down the emails you get, but that can be time consuming. You could even use apps to clean up your email subscriptions, but that can be a lot of trouble, too.
Then, some people prefer to manage their web apps through email, so they can reply to comments and see new info without touching their browser. Where do you stand? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Are you a multitasker and are you currently a part of several groups? Are you frustrated by the countless amount of time and effort spent in reading group emails, Facebook group updates, phone calls, and text messages? Do you want a solution to ease your frustration and facilitate better group collaboration?
That was what the folks at Cornell University thought. So they sat down, dumped all their thoughts, time and technical expertise into a magic pot, said “abracadabra”, and out came Wiggio. Or so it seams. Wiggo is an easy to use, full-fledged web solution for group collaboration, one that just might be what you need to make your team collaboration really work without overwhelming everyone.
Productivity apps are aplenty on the web, and sometimes, I feel that web has only project management apps. Most of these apps are shameless rip-offs from the industry giants. In an ocean full of these copycats, it’s really difficult to take your idea forward and be successful.
TeamGantt does an excellent job at best, and has received critical acclaim all across. Here at Web.AppStorm, they have bagged a prestigious score of 9 out of 10, and we loved their simple approach to Gantt charts.
Today, we’ve had the opportunity to interview Nathan Gilmore, co-Founder of TeamGantt. Keep reading to find out the story behind TeamGannt, how it was developed, and what’s in store for the future. (more…)
Our weekly sponsor this week is Sifter, a lightweight, simple, and easy-to-use issue and bug tracker. It’s designed from the ground up to be simple for even non-technical team members to use, so everyone will stay involved.
One of the biggest problems with getting your team using any new app is getting everyone on board. When you need powerful tools to keep your developer team productive, it can be tough to get your less technical team members using them. Then, many apps cost more per user, making it a struggle to get approval to roll out the app to your whole team.
That’s where Sifter comes in. It’s simple for everyone to use, and all plans let you have unlimited users. Everyone can quickly report bugs online or through email, and with a simple workflow, no one will need training to get started. You can then filter through all of your issues and bookmark them, so you’ll easily be able to find just what you need to be working on.
Best of all, you can keep track of your progress on issues with milestones, priorities, and due dates. You can discuss issues with your team with threaded messages online and rich HTML emails, and can assign issues to individual team members. You can even integrate your internal apps with Sifter’s API, to keep everything together.
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If you’ve been looking for a simpler way to keep track of issues and bugs in your app, Sifter might be just what you’ve been looking for. You can signup today for a free 14 day trial, and if it seems like it fits the bill for your team, you can get a subscription starting at $29/month. Since every plan includes unlimited users, you’ll be getting your team working together in no time.
Have you been staring at the same drab wallpaper for weeks? Are you starving for some new wallpapers and backgrounds. Do you need something to spruce up your iPad and show off the gorgeous screen? Look no further.
Here are some fantastic wallpaper roundups, there’s something for everybody!