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- Browsershots - A free online platform where you can test your web design in different browsers.
- StumbleUpon Auto-Code Creator - Create a bookmarklet that will automatically insert your custom layout into any StumbleUpon text box.
- Swarm - A graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other.
- DesktopTwo - A web-based desktop that mimics the look, feel and functionality of a local computer, all contained within one browser window.
- Ohloh - Search for the most current software metrics and project information on open source software projects.
- finetune - Build a custom playlist featuring music by your favorite artists.
- Competitious - An easy, confidential way to discover and share competitive information globally, and stay up-to-date on the competition.
- HiddenNetwork - Advertises high-quality job opportunities through a network of high-quality on-line publications.
- NewsCloud - An open community for sharing and discussing the news.
- Fotki - A powerful photo portal and social network.
- dohop - Searches more than 660 airlines around the world for the best flights and connections.
- SideStep - Find the best bargainsfrom multiple travel sites with one search.
- 2ndSite - Online invoicing, Web timesheets and support ticketing.
- TracBac - Design collaboration for creators and clients
- Bloggoggle - A customized directory of blogging professionals, bloggoggle helps you bring true expert resources into focus.
- BlogPrinting - Print it. Publish it. Sell it.
- SiteVista - Quick, easy compatibility testing for your web site.
- Swiki - A search engine that learns from your community's search behavior.
- StumbleUpon - With a single click you can find and share interesting sites recommended by friends and like-minded people.
- Google Analytics - Tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site.
- MyBlogLog - Track where your readers come from and where they go while they browse your site.
- Gibbity - A people-powered, game discovery engine.
- Gravee - A community-powered, social search engine that personalizes results according to users' interests.
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- Oyogi - A searchable question-and-answer site that allows people to interact with each other in order to solve problems and obtain answers to questions.
- EchoSign - Unlimited document exchange, execution and tracking accessible anytime from anywhere.
- MyOwnDB - A web application that helps you manage your data easily.
- Hula - A mail and calendar server with a friendly web-interface designed for a great user experience.
- eBuddy - Web and mobile messaging for everyone everywhere.
- Crazy Egg - Track where your visitors are clicking so you can improve your site accordingly.
- BunchBall - Play Multi-player games with your friends or get automatically matched with someone to play with.
- MediaMax - A private and secure place to upload, store, access, and share your videos, photos, movies, music and files.
- FeedPing - Free RSS submission to major directories.
- Wikalong - A Firefox extension that embeds a wiki in the sidebar of your browser that corresponds to the current page you are viewing.
- ButterFly - Add hyperlinks & notes, highlight words, look up information, translate selections and more, all within the same webpage with a single mouse-click.
- Kopete - An instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more.
- HomePortals - Create different kinds of web pages and web applications by combining the functionality of pre-existing components.
- Blufr - A free addictive trivia game challenging you to identify statements as true or false.
- nbbc - Turns digital videos into revenue streams for content licensors and web publishers.
- Kiko - A simple, intuitive online calendar.
- Joyent - Provides small teams with email, calendars, contacts and shared applications.
- Schtuff - Schtuff is a free Wiki service that lets anyone easily create and edit pages.
- KlipFolio - Track personalized RSS, weather, news, blogs, forums, downloads, auctions and more.
- WidSets - Use web services straight from your cell phone.
- BusinessDo - Share, find and connect business services instantly.
- BooksWellRead - A free online book journal.
- Monastic - A free website monitoring service.
- Goovite - Fast, free, easy invites, with no registration required.
- ColorBlender - A color matching and palette design tool.
- CiteULike - Share, store, and organise the academic papers you are reading.
- WebBrush - An active collaboration tool that's great for educational purposes.
- mynoteIT - An online note taking tool for students.
- Schoopy - Classroom organizer, school homepages, useful resources and fun games.
- Engrade - A free online gradebook that allows teachers to manage their classes online.
- Chalksite - Gives teachers, students and parents a central point for accessing grades, assignments, discussions and messages.
- MyTicklerFile - Manage projects, track time and monitor your activities as you get things done.
- Facebook - A directory that connects students and employees through social networks.
- Rate My Teachers - Teacher ratings by students and parents.
- teacherlibrarianwiki - A place for teachers and librarians to share lessons, units, handouts, rubrics, presentations, images, and teaching tips.
- ZoomInfo - A search engine for discovering people, companies and relationships.
- Sundera - The hot new technology for handling spreadsheet data.
- Zapr - Create links to your files on your PC then send those links to your friends and family.
- BoardTracker - A forum search engine that is currently tracking over 33,000 forums.
- YouOS - A Web operating system that lets you run diverse applications within a web browser.
- Lazybase - Design, create and share a database of whatever you like.
- scratch-list - Temporarily save bookmarks.
- blueorganizer - a Firefox extension that helps you discover relevant new information and save time.
- WannaLearn - Over 350 categories of free, family-safe online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented Websites.
- Mpire - Search, share and compare prices from a number of popular online stores and vendors.
- Commentful - Easily keep track of blog comments and followups.
- uask - You ask for the price you want.
- Mnemomap - An interactive way to search for relevant information on the Internet.
- Netvous - An online social bookmark manager.
- DonorsChoose - Providing students in need with resources that public schools often lack.
- Streampad - A free social Internet audio player.
- Loudblog - Podcasting and Mediablogging made easy.
- FreeTube - Your source for free streaming TV.
- Piczo - Easily create websites with pictures, video and more in only a matter of minutes.
- MusicIP - The global music search engine.
- TextMarks - Make information accessible from any mobile phone via text messages.
- Spout - A great place to find films you really want to watch.
- Yedda - Find the best answers to your questions from the most relevant people.
- Programmer Meet Designer - Helps programmers and designers partner up to make websites and web applications that look and work great.
- Viddler - Create, enhance, and share your video.
- Elgg - A new breed of learning environment that places individuals at the center of their learning.
- Enablr - A suite of extremely simple tools that help you to communicate better on the web.
- Qumana - A personal blog editor that posts to all your blogs from one place.
- WaxMail - Your voice message can be attached to Outlook emails as MP3s.
- Daylo - Connecting people with skills to the people who need them.
- The Family Post - A neat way to share photos with your own family web page.
- 411Sync - Mobile Search using SMS, WAP, Email, IM, and Toolbar.
- ILCU - See what's going on, who's attending, and invite others to your events.
- CraftMemo - The smart and easy way to keep track of your craft goodies.
- SingShot - Show off your singing skills, listen to other singers, and communicate with your fans and other members.
- Moodle - Helping educators create effective online learning communities.
- Preloadr - Offers professional tools to optimize your photos for free.
- KartOO - A metasearch engine with visual display interfaces.
- Flixya - A video sharing community with rewards.
- Spy Media - Upload and sell electronic photos from your camera and phone in less than 90 seconds.
- Polaroid-o-nizer - Turn your images into polaroids!
- Nextcat - Network with thousands of entertainment professionals.
- stu.dicio.us - Keep track of your class schedule, todo list, and notes in one place.
- Kramkoob - Free exposure for your auction, blog, video, web site, ect...
- PickStation - Submit and vote for your favorite music tracks.
- LiTha-Paint - Web based paint and drawing service.
- Spiceworks - Managing your network could be as simple as, say, managing your digital music.
- FUTEF - Search Wikipedia's free encyclopedia.
- Paird - Social matchmaking with a bit of a twist.
- Madhens - A new solution to Internet advertising.
- Pubet - Share and publish digital content from your own computer.
- PickStation - The collaborative music podcast.
- Frucall - Online comparison shopping for mobile shoppers.
- Empressr - Create, share and store presentations online.
- Feeds 2.0 - A personalized RSS aggregator.
- Hellodeo - Records and plays video for you to share with others.
- CommonGate - Create your own social network.
- Wild Apricot - Handles routine administrative tasks for non-profit organizations, trade and professional associations.
- Pytagor - An online desktop and Web collaboration solution.
- WeblogWire - Connecting the PR world to the blogosphere.
- Qunu - Experts offer real-time answers to your tech-related questions
- la la - Trade your old CDs for new music.
- Mog - Share your musical tastes and find others like you!
- Foundd - Search engine provides results from Google, Del.icio.us, Digg, Rollyo, craigslist,Yahoo!,Technorati, and the New York Times.
- MuseStorm - Provides widgets to engance your blog or Web site.
- Gregarius - A web-based RSS/RDF/ATOM feed aggregator, designed to run on your web server.
- BillMonk - Keep track of your money, debts, loans and your collections of stuff.
- in.solit.us - Share every type of file with anyone you want.
- RedSwoosh - Serve big files and video on your site to any number of users without the bandwidth costs.
- LinknSurf - Track and share your favorite blogs on your mobile.
- Gcast - Easily record and share messages online for free!
- TalkShoe - Take part in live multi-person conversations, host your own, or just listen!
- HipCast - Create audio, video, and podcasts then post them to your blog.
- Switchpod - Podcast hosting with plans ranging from free to $30 USD.
- AudioBay for Pocket PC - A podcasting solution for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs.
- Podcasting News - Keep up to date with the latest in podcasting technology.
- PodSafe Audio - Provides Creative Commons licensed music for use in podcasts and other web publishing.
- Audiobag - Custom podcast intros, outros, promos and bumpers as well as royalty free music and sound effects.
- Podcasting Tools - Resources for podcasters.
- Gabcast - An easy way to create and distribute audio content online.
- MarkaBoo - Bookmark websites, files and notes from your browser, email, or mobile phone, then organize and share your data.
- The Daily Plate - Helping you eat smarter.
- tourb.us - Find live music, track your favorite bands, find out about local concerts.
- Pickle - Organize, manage and share your video and photos. Upload and share files via email!
- Gogofrog - Create a web site in your own 3D space.
- Hubdog - Mobile community that offers fresh media for your Pocket PC.
- Resellular - Helping those who want a smaller wireless commitment take over the remaining contracts of those looking to get out of them.
- eMessenger - Web and mobile messaging for MSN, Yahoo and AIM users.
- AirSet - Share calendars, contacts, and more with the ability to sync with Outlook and Palm Desktop.
- Buzz Game - Predict the technologies people will be searching the Web in the future.
- Zinses - A simple way to calculate compound interest.
- Tabblo - Your photos. Your words. Put them together with Tabblo and tell your story.
- Grazr - a Web browser for feeds that can be placed on any web page, and used to display RSS, Atom, and OPML files.
- Minti - Parent to parent advice-opedia.
- Openomy - 1 GB of storage for your files, organized by tags.
- PXN8 - Edit your images online, then save to disk, or send to Flickr.
- Woomp - Share & store artworks, photos, videos and MP3.
- EditGrid - Spreadsheets on the Web!
- Blish - A place to buy or sell digital content.
- Pin in the map - Mark the spot, attach some text, send to others via email.
- Google Reader - Google's RSS Feed reader.
- Sharpcast - Access, share, sync and backup your digital stuff from anywhere.
- Bitty - The little browser that goes on any web page.
- Trivionomy - Create, Edit, and Play Trivia.
- mo.neytrack.in - Keep control of your expenses and incomes in an easy and secure way.
- Splashr - This wins my vote for the coolest tool for presenting Flickr photos.
- GroupSharp - Share Excel and Access data over the Web.
- Chatsum - A free browser extension that lets you chat with all the other users that are looking at the same website as you.
- Conversate - Create instant online discussion spaces as opposed to group emails or chatrooms.
- Krunch - Compress and send your files online.
- Wayfaring - Create personalized maps and share them with your friends.
- BubbleShare - Share your digital photos and the stories that go with them.
- Complore -A social research collaboration tool to connect researchers in diverse fields.
- gumshoo - A simpler, safer, smarter way to shop eBay.
- PiXPO - Broadcast your personal videos, music and photos.
- Side Job Track - Quickly and easily manage your side jobs with simple project tools.
- Campfire - Chat and share files with clients and coworkers in real-time.
- YouSendIt - A secure and easy way to send files that are too big for email.
- Ning - Create and share your own social Web applications.
- Zoho Creator - The easy way to create free personal and business applications.
- ChipIn - Connecting people in a social network to collect money for a personal cause, to purchase a gift, or community fundraising.
- Freshbooks - An online invoicing and time tracking service.
- ShareCrow - Create, Customize and Share DVD audio commentary.
- BackUpMyBlog -Automatic daily backup of your entire blog database.
- CollectiveX - Sophisticated social networking tool to strengthen group relationships.
- Elephant Drive - Free unlimited online storage space.
- SocialCookBook - Free recipes for the people, by the people!
- Pageflakes - Your personal customizable start page to the Web.
- FON - Share excess bandwidth at home and roam the world for free.
- Radio.Blog.Club - Build your own playlists, stream music on your site.
- SwapThing - Internet swap meet!
- Veetro - Lots of free online tools for teams and small businesses.
- Cooliris - A free browser extension that supports Google Web and Image searches, eBay, Craigslist, Technocrati and Gravee.
- CosmoPod - Your personal online desktop that can be accessed whenever wherever.
- Sidewalk - Create custom forms in a matter of minutes. Then, place them on your Web site with a simple copy and paste.
- CarbonMade - A neat online portfolio to show off your work!
- Google Notebook - Browse, clip, and organize information from across the web in a single online location.
- YubNub - A command-line for the web.
- Listal - List, tag, rate and sshare your movies, books, music and games.
- Chatango - Add free live chat to any Webpage.
- BlinkBits - Share what you know, discover what you don't.
- Singing Fish - The audio/video search engine.
- FreeLunch - Free economic data.
- 43 Places - Share stories about the places you have been.
- Num Sum - Easy sharable spreadsheets.
- eSnips - Upload, share, tag and discover digital content.
- Avvenu - Free remote access wherever you are.
- EverNote - A single place for all your notes.
- Central Desktop - A collaboration tool for business teams to share information and communicate.
- Dabble - Create, browse, and find video online.
- Reader2 - Compare and recommend books.
- Bank of Ideas - Sister-site of the afore mentioned, Reader2. It's a place to store your ideas online.
- Zenfolio - A photography hosting service with elegant page designs and easy to use tools.
- Qvey - A social survey website where users can create and answer questions.
- Zillow - Online real estate tools and information.
- 14Dayz - Online time tracking system.
- BringALink - Think of it as a personalized del.icio.us
- koolWeb 2.0 - Where you decide what's kool.
- The Beehive - Find the help you need to create a better life.
- scanR - Scan, copy and fax with your camera phone or digital camera.
- Vanilla - A simple, lightweight, highly extensible, multi-lingual web forum.
- Plum - An easy way to collect and share ideas, information and knowledge.
- eBay Express - Buy new stuff (maybe now eBay can go back to being eBay again).
- incompetech.com - Free Online Graph Paper/Grid Paper PDFs.
- Gliffy - Draw and share diagrams on the Web.
- Flickrmap - Geotagging Flickr photos with Google Earth
- Riya - A revolutionary way to search for photos.
- Sideload - Hooray for free music on the Internet!
- Eyespot - Edit and combine your videos, music and photos online!
- Color Wheel Color Calculator - Selects HTML, RGB, or CMYK colors, identifies color harmonies, and even has a built in clipboard.
- EasyBib - Free tool that lets anyone create MLA-style bibliographies, then save them to Word.
- WordWeb - Highlight any word in any application and WordWeb gives you the definition and so much more! Tucows Download
- netomat - Create and share content online or with your phone.
- Gmail Notifier - Alerts you when you have new Gmail messages.
- Smarkets - Buy and sell shares of Amazon Products.
- Favorville - A social networking tool that provides members with the opportunity to help and be helped by others.
- Portable Playlist - Listen to your portable playlist from any computer, anywhere.
- Qnext - The only Internet communication tool you'll ever need. Seriously.
- Cingo - Keeps your family connected and organized.
- FILEExt - The File Extension Source
- Chain Reading - Browse recommended books, suggest books to your friends, write book reviews.
- Web 2.0 Validator beta v.2.7183 - Now you can find out if that site is really Web 2.0 or not.... maybe.
- Nuvvo - Free On-demand eLearning.
- Stuffopolis - Heh, I just like the name. But really, it's a cool place to share stuff with your friends and stuff.
- oolsi - "We believe everything should be free!" (What a coincidence! I do too!)
- iKarma - Build your reputation and locate other reputable businsses based on skill and word of mouth, not advertising.
- ShoZu - Share photos, videos and text using your mobile phone... anytime, anywhere.
- VideoEgg - Video publishing over easy.
- Lulu - and no, it's not Rosco's fat sister. This site lets you publish and sell your content online. You keep the rights, the design and 80% of the profit.
- Bandnews - A search engine keeping track of what is going on in the band scene.
- iTunesLove - Think Blinklist for iTunes.
- JamBase - A complete, accurate and up-to-date concert information resource.
- Music Arsenal - The indie label's new best friend.
- RadioTime - It's like TiVo for your radio
- Web Jay - A tool that helps you listen to and publish web playlists.
- Jamendo - Discover fresh Creative Commons music on P2P networks.
- Musicmob - A cool way to find new music and tell the world what you listen to.
- Muiso - Dedicated to music equality and spreading the love of music.
- Mercora - Music Search and Internet Radio Network
- Poperti - Maintains your music collection in your email account, streams your music directly from your mailbox even caching it for times you are offline.
- Collective X - Provides a way for your group to centralize communication, calendars, and files.
- imeem - A social media service that combines all-in-one instant messaging with social networking.
- CosmoPOD - Your personal online desktop.
- Wizlite - Highlight text on any webpage on the Internet and share it with whomever.
- JobbyResume and skills tracker.
- FormSpring - The easy way to build, host and process online forms.
- Snap Shirts - Generate tag clouds from your site and have it printed on a shirt.
- 3bubbles - Unites chat and blogs to create real-time conversations in the blogosphere.
- Songbird - Everything you'd expect from a media player.
- 101 Free Games - The definitive guide to the best new free games on the Web
- Paul's Tips - Five excellent mind habits to develop
- FeedYes - Gives rss feeds to websites without feeds
- Pixoh - Edit pictures online
- Tiktrac - Online time management software
- SuprGlu - Gathers your content from popular webservices and publishes them in one place
- The Freesound Project - A collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds
- Web 2.0 Mashup Matrix - An experimental matrix of Web 2.0 mashups from ProgrammableWeb
- WikiHow - The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit
- OnlyWire - The Only BookMarklet You'll Ever Need!
- netOffice - netOffice allows managing and sharing information about teams, projects, tasks, deadlines and much more.
- thinkfree - A free suite of applications that mirror the capabilities of Microsoft Office.
- Central Desktop - A web-based collaboration tool for business teams to manage projects, share information and communicate with others.
- Writeboard - Write, share, revise, compare.
- Rallypoint - Create, organize and share your company's most valuable asset, it's knowledge.
- Strongspace - A secure place to gather, store, back-up and share any type of file with your co-workers, friends and family.
- TWiki - It is a Structured Wiki, typically used to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet or on the Internet.
- SubEthaEdit - Collaborative text editing. Universally.
- SynchroEdit - It allows multiple users to edit a single web-based document at the same time, and it continuously synchronizes all changes so that users always have the same version.
- clipmarks - When you're on the web and you find something you want to keep or share... clip it!
- The Adcloud - "Classified Ads in your own way"
- Symbols.com - Online Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms
- Nada Software The software that does Nada
- Splasho - This guy installed 100 of the top Firefox plug-ins and they all work remarkably well together, despite being made by different authors!
- The Worlds Smallest Windows phone - Ooooo mama like!
- My Stickies - Post-it's for the Web
- Why Windows Vista Won't Suck - According to Jason Cross
- The Amazing Flash Card Machine - You remember flash cards right? No, they aren't cards with pictures of Flash Gordon on them. No, they aren't Flash animations either.
- The Visual Thesaurus - "A marvelous way to improve your vocabulary and your understanding of the English language"
- Web 2.0 Million Dollar Homepage - in the same vein as The Million Dollar Homepage
Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.