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Unified notifications are everywhere these days, and are built into the latest version of every major mobile and desktop OS. On the web, though, notifications are a mixed bag. Chrome supports notifications from web apps, but you’ll have to have your favorite app open to get notifications, and few support them as is. You’re better off relying on email notifications and keeping Gmail open in Chrome all day if you don’t want to miss out on anything.

That is, unless you install Chime, a new beta extension for Chrome. It’s the notification center the web has been needing, and it just might make more sense than most mobile notification centers do anyhow. Let’s take a look.

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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!

If you’re a frequent Evernote user, then you’ll know that it’s not really big on notification features. In fact, making To-Do’s and lists in Evernote is easy – but the hard part is getting them done. Often times, you need to open the app once or twice a day just to be reminded of things you need to do.

With a web app like Evernotify, you can now receive e-mail notifications of tasks you have saved in Evernote. Here’s how:

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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 I May Be Late. The developer describes I May Be Late as an essential service for all London Commuters. If you get delayed by disruptions on the London Underground, we can send a notification automatically to your boss, partner or friend letting them know you may be late.

Useful for those times you can’t get phone signal.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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I’m guessing most of us use some sort of notifications system within our day-to-day workflow. On our smartphones and tablets, we get sounds, alerts and other visualisations to bring new or modified information to our tablet and even on the traditional computer, most of us here a unique chime everytime an email hits our inbox.

For any fans of The Office, you might remember WUPHF.com, a service the character Ryan Howard setup based around the concept of an aggregated notifications service which handles all of a user’s alerts and sends them out to each one of their platforms. If was presented in a comedic way in the show, but I think there’s a strong case for a service like that. (more…)

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 GoAssign. The developer describes GoAssign as an online scheduling and rostering application for organizations and groups. It’s easy to use, and it allows you to assign your people to assignments, shifts or whatever you want to call them. With features such as email and SMS notifications, assignment confirmations and unavailability, your people will never be out of the loop again while making it easier to manage them.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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Social media has made word of mouth a critical component to a brand’s success. A “wow” or a “meh” about your brand is just a tweet or a Facebook message away. At the same time, social media messages lauding your brand aren’t properly put in front of your potential customers. Imagine all that positive word of mouth on Twitter going unheard by an user weighing in if he should go with your brand.

You just cannot scrape all the positive buzz on Twitter and Facebook and put them on your website. That would be too cumbersome and cheesy. How awesome it would be have an authentic, real-time stream of positive customer testimonials from social media networks on your website? Let’s find out!

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The current version of AwayFind is an interesting and incredibly helpful idea. It was developed to help you get control of email by only notifying you of urgent messages, and thus the freedom to deal with the rest when you wanted. However, it isn’t just limited to this. It is capable of many more creative uses as well.

For some, email can be a swamp of spam, forwards or unimportant information or notifications. This can be time consuming and frustrating. AwayFind provides a solution to alleviate this (or other) problem(s).

Let’s take a quick look at what AwayFind has to offer.

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