Thursday, May 08, 2008

Picnik: Free online image editor

# Fix your photos in just one click
# Use advanced controls to fine-tune your results
# Crop, resize, and rotate in real-time
# Tons of special effects, from artsy to fun
# Astoundingly fast, right in your browser
# Awesome fonts and top-quality type tool
# Basketfuls of shapes from hand-picked designers
# Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux
# No download required, nothing to install

Dopplr: for frequent travellers

Dopplr lets you share your future travel plans privately with friends and colleagues. The service then highlights coincidence...

NOSO: Time away

NOSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments.
Sometimes you need a break...


"IMAGINE building your movie's audience while you're in production.
IMAGINE harnessing the power of your core fan base for online market testing.
IMAGINE generating revenue from production assets and marketing materials.

MovieSet™ is a next generation online platform that creates social networks around movies beginning in the production stage. Created by filmmakers, MovieSet™ provides fans with the authentic behind-the-scenes experience they want, without interfering in the production process."

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A "global clearinghouse of nonprofit and volunteering resources", offering a directory of volunteer opportunities and other resources.


Bringing the best of congress into your withdrawingroom.
Video content originally from CSPAN.


Pageflakes is an Ajax-based start page similar to Netvibes, My Yahoo!, iGoogle, and Microsoft Live. The site is organized into tabs, each tab containing user-selected modules called Flakes. Each Flake varies in content; information such as RSS/Atom feeds, Calendar, Notes, Web search, weather forecast, bookmarks, Flickr photos, social networking tools like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, email and user-created modules.

Free instant video calls and video mail
is a site that offers you a video communication tool. With TokBox you can video chat for free from anywhere.

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Use your voice to instantly connect to your favorite music

"Search for music by singing or humming. All you need is a microphone."

Share Powerpoint presentations online

SlideShare is the best way to share your presentations with the world. Let your ideas reach a broad audience.

PublicSquare makes publishing easy

"PublicSquare makes publishing easy. Save time on the mechanics, and focus your resources on the stories, the people, and building your community. Your audience is your greatest asset. PublicSquare provides the platform to let them contribute and participate.
People earn reputation points based on the feedback about their contributions, making it easy for you to
identify potential new editors. Sort people based on reputation, look at their contributions, and find your next superstar."

Clupedia: Get a clue, give a clue!

Clupedia is the encyclopedia of clues from crowds. What Wikipedia is for words, Clupedia is for clues which could be ratings, reviews, opinions, and more. Clupedia brings you on a silver platter the wisdom of crowds - the collective opinions of people.

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Free online trip planner and free travel itinerary website for organizing vacations, group trips or business travel.

Farecast: is the first airfare prediction website.


The largest investing wiki with research on hundreds of companies, investment concepts, and more.

"Mint: "Intelligent online money management."

This is what the website says:

"Mint is fresh, intelligent online money management. While existing personal finance software packages require hours to set up, a passion for accounting (is that possible?) and hours of weekly maintenance, Mint is virtually effortless.

With Mint, better online financial management in less than five minutes. After that, revolutionary, patent–pending Mint money management software does the rest, with virtually no more work required. It automatically pulls together your bank, credit union and credit card data, and provides up–to–date and amazingly accurate views of your financial—life from the big picture to specific details, in a friendly and intuitive way.

Mint goes beyond visibility and analysis providing personalized money–saving and money–making suggestions. Mint provides users an average of $1,000 in savings opportunities during their first session. Plus, Mint is proactive—alerting you when you are exceeding your personal budget, have a low balance, need to pay a bill, and more."

Best Open-Source Projects

What is the absolute best that the open source model has to offer?
Grupthink puts the question to you, the reader...and it has come up with some pretty good answers.

Of note are the following: Firefox, Wikipedia, OpenOffice, BitTorrent, MySQL, Gimp, Blender 3-D, Debian, Creative Commons,, Java, Ruby on Rails, Joomla, Wordpress, MIT's Open CourseWare, Digg, Inkscape, StumbleUpon, Audacity, Celtx, MythTV, Gallery, Project Gutenberg, CamStudio.

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Share your answers on WikiAnswers

WikiAnswersTM is a wiki-based website that is growing constantly as people from all walks of life share their knowledge. It is the user-driven component of where visitors contribute what they know and ask about what they don't.

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