The Observer is back with another great post, just for you! We at Review of Web are participating in Daniel Scocco’s Daily Blog Tips Group Writing Project: 2009 in Review, and we took our time to pick 20 of the best web applications available in 2009. Let’s get crackin’ shall we?
1. Adobe Photoshop Online | https://www.photoshop.com/
Photoshop has been the most intuitive photo editing software for years, and Adobe is now launching an online version of this amazing software to help you edit, manage, and share photos online. You can upload images to your account and edit them using web interface very similar to the offline version of the software, and then share them with friends and colleagues.
2. CurdBee | http://curdbee.com/
If you are looking for a solution to manage invoices without hassle, CurdBee is the place to go. You can create and send invoices to customers and input confirmed payments as you go. The site offers easy, fast and secure online billing experience.
3. MediaFire | http://www.mediafire.com/
Looking for a reliable place to host your files? MediaFire is definitely worth checking out. This web app is very simple for everyday use but offers a lot of features even advanced users would really love. Use it to host your files and share them with visitors or friends.
4. ReInvirogate | http://www.reinvigorate.net/
ReInvirogate is the new way of tracking your site’s performance. Forget about old-school tracking scripts; ReInvirogate will give you so much more than just the amount of visitors coming to your site.
5. HowCast | http://www.howcast.com/
Publishing you own how-to videos or looking for one about any particular topic? Visit this video streaming site specializing in how-to videos.
6. Moodstream | http://moodstream.gettyimages.com/
Moodstream by Getty Images is an online collaboration platform for designers and creative workers. You can brainstorm ideas and search for images, footages, and audios at the same time.
7. AWebber | http://www.aweber.com/
Email marketing is definitely one of the oldest tricks in the book, and what could be best than managing your entire email marketing campaign from a single intuitive and comprehensive web application, right?
8. Wufoo | http://wufoo.com/
Need web forms but don’t have HTML coding skills? Wufoo will build them for you in no time at all.
9. Carbonmade | http://www.carbonmade.com/
Carbonmade is basically an online portfolio platform that you can use to show off your work. It is probably the easiest way to display your portfolio online and attracts more clients.
10. Backpack | http://backpackit.com/
Share information with your team using Backpack’s online intranet platform allowing you to manage your documents, discussions, and schedules in one place all the time.
11. Google Wave | https://wave.google.com/wave
Although the app is still in preview, Google Wave is definitely one of the best future online collaboration platforms available.
12. Celoxis | http://www.celoxis.com/
Another online collaboration and project management platform designed to help you handle big projects with ease.
13. Evernote | https://www.evernote.com/
Need to carry your notes all the time? Visit Evernote and find your problem solved instantly; the iPhone and mobile interface of this web app will enable you to access your notes anytime, anywhere.
14. Meebo | http://www.meebo.com/
Multinetwork instant messaging platform is the new hype, and Meebo is definitely offering one of the best web-based IM available.
15. Emusic | http://www.emusic.com/
Care for some nice tunes? Visit Emusic and find virtually any song you are looking for.
16. Netflix | http://www.netflix.com/
If movies and TV series are what you love, let Netflix stream them to your computers instantly.
17. Ask.com | http://www.ask.com/
No more unanswered questions; you have Ask.com hosting answers to countless possible questions you may be asking.
18. Zoho | http://www.zoho.com/
Zoho has transformed from a simple collaboration platform into a full-featured web productivity suites; you can do virtually anything with Zoho’s line of web applications.
19. Backpack | http://basecamphq.com/
Project management, collaboration, and task software provided by Backpack are definitely one of the best available.
20. Google Docs | http://documents.google.com/
This web app may seem simple, but simplicity has always been Google’s strong suit. Edit documents and share them with colleagues swiftly.