Introduction to Greatest Web Apps

Introduction to Greatest Web Apps

The premise for Greatest Web Apps is simple. This is an intensely researched and carefully curated list of apps that I think you just can’t ignore. On this website, I won’t be posting reviews of web apps often. No “app of the day” crap here. No archive of 289+ reviews of apps that are nifty […]

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Date Picker UI Designs That Torture

I like dates. (No, not that kind.) Dates give my task list and projects structure and accountability. I use a date picker at least once; if not more than a dozen times a day. Whether I schedule a phone call, check out a range on my Analytics stats, look up flight availability, or set a […]

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Win an Amazon Gift Card Win a Flickr Pro Account: Giveaway Prizes

What? You need incentive to follow Greatest Web Apps? Isn’t it enough that I’m saving you oodles of time and research to figure out what web tools dramatically make your life better? No? Okay… I understand I’m a newcomer in the blog scene and I haven’t proven my worth (yet). So I’m asking you to […]

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Fitts’ Law Applied Makes Interfaces Easier to Use

Fitts’ law (correctly spelled as Fitts’s law but no one does) is a very successful model that predicts the time required to point to an object is dependent on both the distance to and size of the target. This applies to both physical pointing, or by way of device such as a mouse. If you […]

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Trada UI Inefficiencies Make PPC Service Painful

After the umpteenth time of opening and closing the Trada Campaign Details shelf as an Optimizer, I’ve had it! That is just one of a dozen of little nitty gritty things that make your service go from “Oh this could be fun” to “Click, click, click, ahhhhh this is sooo damn annoying!” How such obvious, […]

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Expensify: Easy Expense and Paperless Receipts Tracking

Expensify: Easy Expense and Paperless Receipts Tracking

I can’t tell you how much pleasure I get out throwing away receipts because of Expensify. No more purse full of random receipts waiting for me to get organized & scanned, only to get tossed into a shoe box later. I recommend this expense tracking app to everyone I come in contact with. If you’re […]

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SXSW Myspace Music App

Here’s a web or mobile music player app idea for SXSW and Myspace. Take the current artists on  Showcasing Music Actsof SWSW, find the Myspace Page with all their songs and dump into an interface like iTunes. Scroll songs by: Artists, Genre, Name, etc. Also include: Location of Artist, current number of Plays of each […]

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the featuritis curve

Why Do Software & Apps Suck?

There are many reasons why we continually pay for software and apps that suck. Perhaps you take the suckiness and pain as the “cost of doing business” and have become conditioned to it. Or you haven’t found something that has all the features you “need” to replace your current bloated application. I’ve also noticed some of […]

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Rapportive Adds Social Context to Gmail

Initially I was attracted to Rapportive for Gmail for the very simple fact that it replaces the ads on the side. Over time I’ve really grown to appreciate the simple, useful information about my contacts, links to social media accounts, and profile photo. I’ve found great value in Rapportive becaues it uncovers new ways for […]

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Google Contacts Needs Work

Google Contacts Needs Work

Last weekend I spent 8 hours organizing Google Contacts. Cleaning up my 2000+ contacts in Google took some work! Yes you read right, 8 hours. How is Google behind such a poorly conceived app? Don’t get me wrong, if there was anything else better to unify and organize my contacts, I’d be using that instead […]

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Flickr. A Powerful Photo Sharing App

Flickr. A Powerful Photo Sharing App

The honor of my first GWA recommendation goes to Flickr. What? Did you think I’d start with one of Google’s many services? Nah. Flickr’s creativity, history of innovation, and its ability to enable people makes this photo sharing service a joy for me to recommend to everyone. Why is Flickr amazing? Besides its many powerful features, Flickr is […]

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