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Allow me to open this article with a quote from the 2010 movie The Social Network that still sticks quite vividly in my mind:

“If those servers are down for even a day, our entire reputation is irreversibly destroyed! Users are fickle, Friendster has proved that. Even a few people leaving would reverberate through the entire userbase.”

If you operate a web service, uptime is vital. Even more vital, however, is knowing when your services go down so you can take action.

SiteLog is a web app designed to help you monitor the uptime of your websites and/or servers, very simply. By just typing in an address and choosing which service you want to monitor, you can easily checkup on the website’s current status, as well as that of it’s HTTP, FTP, IMAP, and more, no installation required.


Bookmarks and notes have come of age and graduated from your browser to their own place in the cloud. What we should be building is a high-powered internet connected personal database of everything that’s of interest to you and not just text and links. More so, everything should have a custom wrapper of its own, that gets dynamically updated without any input from you.

Springpad is a free personal organizer to save and use just about anything — recipes, products, restaurants, ideas, notes, articles, and more. After the break you can find out how this web app turned out to be the most used app in my daily life.


Nobody likes paying more than they have to for things, it’s a known fact. When you’re buying online, you’ve always got the added convenience of being able to simply choose a store and order it from there—a blessing not present when you’re trying to rush through actual shops to find the best deal. When you’re not buying online, you’ve got the added disadvantage of buying something only to wander into another store to find it for half that price but even if you are purchasing from an e-store, you can easily make this mistake too if you don’t have the right know-how.

This is where ZingSale comes in to solve just that problem for the virtual world. It allows you to easily and quickly find products you’re interested in purchasing soon, setting up alerts and then being notified every time the product lowers in price.