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 and hot in the moment, just so I can SEO to the top of Google. This ain’t no directory, okay? If you want a stream of web apps as I try them, you can subscribe to my delicious bookmarks. Web apps on this website are akin to hit songs like Don’t Stop Believin’.
I know you’re busy.
Heck, I am too. Our tech is moving to web based processing, or the cloud (oooh fancy trendy marketing word). You’ve been using software for years now, probably for more than a decade. If you’re ready for a change, and transitioning to a web based office, it better effing be worth it. I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time on the Internet. I’ve tried, and actively used hundreds of web tools. My background is in user experience. When a killer app comes along, I just know it. (I wanted to say, I can smell it, but…) And if a web app sucks or it’s really not all that life-changing useful, I won’t bother you with.
I’m going to be polemic.
One of things that really gets me going is annoying and painful user experiences in software and services. There are many web apps that are on my shit list. This will be a big topic, probably more so than my lovingly hand selected web apps list. Be forewarned, I will be mean and I may be blunt. I’m not going to spend hours editing my thoughts so I can look good and pretend that I’m nice. I’m going to call out the web apps that makes its users feel stupid. If the web app is hard to use, or subtly torturing us through terrible user experience – watch out. We’re already a decade into the 21st century. I will not tolerate terribly designed 20th century crapola. And nor should you. Web apps that abuse its users should be punished!