In Review, Upcoming and a CodeCanyon Contest

Generally when we do a giveaway, the winners are announced the following week. Last week’s Myows giveaway was so popular we had to close the comments in just 24 hours! In addition to that, Myows generously gave away 100 paid accounts, which would’ve made for an interesting giveaway announcement (that’s a lot of names!). So, to cap off this week, I’ll be doing something a little different.

While pondering ideas to cap off the week, I thought it would be a good chance to take a look back at the popular posts over the last couple weeks as well as some of the upcoming posts and contests. Also, I would never leave you guys without a tasty morsel of contesty-goodness if I could help it — so read on to see what goodies you can grab from CodeCanyon.

In Review

Now that I’ve picked up the reigns here, I’m gaining speed and planning some great stuff for later. So far though, these are a few of the posts that have been most popular.

Myows

Myows

Instant Copyright Protection with Myows

As a digital media author and HTML/CSS template reviewer at ThemeForest.net, I know first hand how frustrating copyright can be — especially for those who pay their bills with the works they create. It’s difficult, at best, to keep an eye out for people infringing on your works let alone attempting to do something about it. Even worse, authors can be accused of copyright infringement by those who may know nothing about it, causing serious problems for (an often innocent) author.

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Setup Your Personalized Google Apps Suite

Setup Your Personalized Google Apps Suite

Setup Your Personalized Google Apps Suite

Google provides a powerful suite of web applications ranging from email and calendar to documents, chat and sites [and so much more]. For web professionals, the typical “@gmail.com” just won’t do. Thankfully, Google offers a professional version (called Google Apps) for professionals, educators, non-profits and government.

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5 Great IDEs to Start Coding in the Cloud

5 Great IDEs to Start Coding in the Cloud

5 Great IDEs to Start Coding in the Cloud

Cloud computing has started proceeding beyond the hype stage and into the beginning of mainstream adoption. Gartner had included cloud computing in their list of Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009. They also reported that worldwide cloud services revenue is on pace to surpass $56.3 billion in 2009.

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Getting Things Done with Google Calendar

Getting Things Done with Google Calendar

Getting Things Done with Google Calendar

It’s 2010 and it’s time to get things done! Okay, 2010 or not, many of us are always looking for a better way to manage our tasks, events and goals. The truth of task management is that there’s no single best way to tackle it for everyone. It will depend on your style of management, your interaction preferences and how the solution integrates into your current workflow.

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Upcoming

Transitioning into 2010 I took a moment to list some of the planned improvements for this year. Those are still on the way! While I can’t give too many secrets away too far in advance, here’s a few sneak peaks of upcoming posts.

FormSpring

FormSpring

FormSpring

Next week we’ll be reviewing FormSpring and some of its awesome capabilities and uses. FormSpring will also be giving away a couple paid accounts. That giveaway will accompany the review!

Twitter

Twitter Customizations

Twitter Customization

There are some great apps for customizing your Twitter page as well as using Twitter in other places. We’ll take a look at a few of those apps and services as well as show how to use a few of them.

Threadsy

Threadsy

Threadsy

You may have heard of Threadsy, a really exciting, upcoming web app. We’ll be reviewing Threadsy and to cap off the week (next week), Threadsy will be giving away a ton of invites for Web.AppStorm readers!

CodeCanyon Contest!

As a web developer, I’m always watching for new files at ThemeForest and CodeCanyon. The CodeCanyon marketplace has lots of great web application elements and even some full blown web applications. These are some great items to include at Web.AppStorm occasionally, even if they are a little more developer-centric.

CodeCanyon

CodeCanyon Contest

For contest entry you’ll need to complete the following.

  1. Browse the CodeCanyon marketplace and select an item you would purchase and use.
  2. Tweet @WebAppStorm with how you would use the item.
  3. Leave a comment below, letting us know how you would use the item, also include your Twitter username.
  4. Make sure you’re following @WebAppStorm to find out who the winners are!

Three winners will be chosen at random at the end of Sunday night, Pacific Time. Each winner will receive the CodeCanyon item they chose. Winners will be announced via Twitter Monday morning.

Please Note: Envato staff are ineligible to enter.

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Winners: The winners have been randomly selected and contacted. Thanks @AlexDenning, @webbografico and @zarathos!

Thanks for participating everyone!