Everybody has their own list of web apps they CANNOT live without. These are the essential tools to daily life on the net. I find that my top apps tend to remain the same, although some changes do occur.
Anyways, here is MY list. Be sure to add your apps at the bottom…
10. Wikipedia – my source for information and research (PS. I know it’s not 100% accurate).
9. Digg – informative and entertainging news bits and articles.
8. Skype – allows me to keep in touch with friends, family, and contacts over IM or voice.
7. Feedburner – keeps track of my RSS feeds and stats.
6. Clicky – provides in-depth web analytics with a clean, usable interface.
5. iGoogle – displays all my RSS feeds; doubles as my search page.
3. WordPress – best blogging platform available, in my mind.
2. Firefox – my web browser of choice… obviously.
1. Facebook – essential social network that keeps track of friends, family, and colleagues.
Just missed the list…
- YouTube – premiere video site on the net; this was tough to leave out of the top 10.
- Craigslist – used often, but on an inconsistent basis.
- Technorati – used for searching blogs quite often.
- Joost – I dabble from time to time…
- MyBlogLog – blog social network; used to use more, but it’s being overrun with SPAM.
- 9rules – my blog network; not so much a tool as it is a tight community.
So, that’s the basis for my life on the net. I’m sure many have similar apps of choice, while others have their own favourites. It will be interesting to look back at a post, such as this, in a year’s time to determine what changes have occurred in our online habits and behaviours. Which companies fell off the list? Which ones were added? The evolution of the Internet will no doubt affect the evolution of our ‘lists’, as new products and services crop up, while others fall by the wayside. Innovation is occurring at a blistering rate and no-one can remain at the top forever.