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32 Free Web Applications for your ToolBox

32 Free Web Applications for your ToolBox

A proficient collection of applications in your toolbox always work as a great time-saver! Be sure to have the only applications you will be using day by day, or in some special situations. Don’t keep all kind of nice-looking applications only because you will probably, sometime use it. Try to minimize the number you use daily, and be sure all of them are really usable for you. In this round-up we have collected more than 30 really great web applications you should try. All of them are totally free of charge, or have a free trial testing option available.

Tweet Deck

TweetDeck is your personal real-time browser, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google Buzz and more.

Desktop

Seesmic is a powerful collection of social management tools that provide businesses and individuals with everything they need to build their brand online.

SplashUp Light

Taking some cues from Splashup, Splashup Light also has powerful tools for advanced image editing enthusiasts like Levels, Hue – Saturation and Brightness – Contrast. Together with standards tools like rotate, crop, resize and many fun effects, Splashup Light is a well-rounded photo editor

Yammer Desktop

Yammer is a tool for making companies and organizations more productive through the exchange of short frequent answers to one simple question: “What are you working on?”

Polaris

Polaris is a cross-platform desktop widget for Google Analytics. With 8 standard reports it’s the easiest way keep your data always instantly available. The rich interface and swift navigation make it a pleasure to use.

Earth Browser

EarthBrowser is an innovative earth simulation that combines an easy to navigate 3 dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions and 7 day forecasts for thousands of locations.

iPlotz

iPlotz is an application which allows anyone to create navigable mockups and wireframes to create prototypes of websites and software applications

Klok 2 Pro

Your time is your product. Every minute you spend working that goes unaccounted for is like giving away your product for free. Tracking your time accurately is essential to staying profitable. With this app you will be able to track and use your time accurately.

Dot Im

Doit.im adopts the excellent task management principles to guide you to get head cleared and rid of various pending ideas in mind , help you organize tasks and focus on important items you have.

Skimmer

Skimmer is an Adobe AIR desktop application designed to streamline, beautify, and enhance the experience of participating in your most frequently used social networking activities.

Buffer

The bufffer application makes it easy to engage with your friends, fans or customers even when you’re too busy to be around.

jsBeautifer

JsBeautifer is a very light, simple AIR application which will let you to format your JavaScript in a easy manner.

Boks

Boks is an AIR application that provides a User Interface for Blueprint CSS’s framework. It’s been designed for those who think the Grid System is good but never really took the time to give it love.

Favicon Generator

A favicon (short for ‘favorites icon’), are litle icons associated with a particular website or webpage, shown next to the site’s name in the URL bar of most browsers. This simple online app will let you create and crop an fav icon from your logotype.

Stripe Generator


With this simple app you will unleash your personal style, experiment and download the tile. You can use it directly in your css file or as pattern in Photoshop

Pixel Window

PixelWindow is a simple, light-weight, cross-platform application for measuring things on your screen. It creates a transparent window that acts like a pixel ruler with its width and height reported in the center.

Pixus

The pixus application let’s you measure your screen objects in pixels by using just your mouse and keyboard.

Snippage

This usable application called Snippage lets you collect pieces of your favorite websites, and then place them on your deskop.

Snippely

Snippely is a basic text and code organizational tool. Instead of storing bits of code, quick notes, and memos in text files all over your hard drive, this application will let you save and organize “snippets” in one convenient location.

Web Snap Shot

Enter the Url and Press Snap. Or Drag&Drop it from your browser. Click on the Thumbnails to Save. With Auto Save Checked, the thumbnails are immediately saved to your ‘save’ folder. The Web Snap Shot app, lets you do all this awesome stuff.

Contrast-A

Contrast-A allows users to interact with a 3-dimensional RGB color space, experiment with color combinations, check the contrast according to both WCAG 2.0 and 1.0 and see the results for different types of color deficiency.

Color Browser

This application is a simple way to create and organize your favorite color palettes. Sets of colors are easily viewable in a clean interface. Edit them, rearrange them, create new sets, make them your own.

Just Resize It

With “Just Resize It” you can create widgets that define how the images will be resized (for sending in e-mail, using in a document, upload into a web gallery)

Image Sizer

ImageSizer helps you with resizing, rotating, optimising and cropping of single or batch image files, and can output them individually or to a single folder or .zip file.

Fractal 4D

This free but interesting application allows you to create fractal 4d elements, and then export them into illustrator or other graphic editing programs.

Poll Daddy

PollDaddy gives you the possibility to set up an online survey in minutes and start collecting responses in real-time

Zoomerang

Quickly and easily create free online surveys to get the insights you need. With Zoomerang’s online survey software, you can build a survey in minutes with free access to over 100 professionally-designed online survey templates.

WuFoo

Wufoo strives to be the easiest way to collect information over the Internet by creating easy and compatible web forms.

Online Surveys

Constant Contact is another great application which allows you to collect web mails, and then send all kind of information, updates and files you’d like.

Micro Poll

Create your own MicroPoll using our easy to use wizard. Customize your poll to match your specifications, then publish it and take a look what your audience says.

Mineful

Mineful is like a Data-Driven Yahoo! Answers. You go on our website, ask a question, follow some simple steps and your fact-based answer is given to you. Once you have an answer, you can save it and continually monitor how it changes over time.

Get Response

Get Response is another mailing software online-application which lets you send updates to your subscribers and check your stats in a well-designed interface.


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Stelian is a design enthusiast from Republic of Moldova. Right now he is working on his new design-related blog called Rocket Graphics. Visit RocketGraphsor follow his twitter account @rocketgraphs.

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9 Comments:

  1. Water coolers says:

    Awesome design here I found men. Love your design and bookmark this post. Thanks :)

  2. Hannah Hurst says:

    This is a great selection of useful web apps! I will definitely be bookmarking this page and putting a few into action, especially the Snippely one. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Tom says:

    Thanks guys! I’m glad that you enjoyed this post :) . I know that I’ll certainly be using it to update my collection of daily apps.

  4. Djolhan@ creation de site web says:

    It’s a real nice collection.
    I have tried some month ago “Color Browser” but was not real satisfied. Think the web version is real better.

  5. Leo says:

    Thanks a lot for putting Buffer on this list. I will certainly go ahead and try some of the other ones here, which I haven’t come across so far. If you have any questions as regards Buffer, please get in touch, would be good to hear them. :)

  6. Jason says:

    Don’t forget about Adobe Kuler—only requirement is an Adobe ID to be able to login, create and save your own color swatches

  7. Wilson says:

    That’s a good set of web apps right there but I am a bit concerned about those Adobe AIR based apps when it comes to security as we all know Adobe AIR apps have full control over the file system unlike Flash and Javascript which are restricted by the Same Origin Policy.

  8. vlad says:

    I am not a programmer but can create web applications in minutes using Snappii web service. Such apps are easy to update and besides I don’t have to join Apple or Google Developer Programs (that saves me money) and this way I avoid app review process which saves my time. I advice all to try it.

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