Going by the way the World Wide Web has become part of a common man’s life, web based apps have become more of a necessity rather than a luxury.
Be it sharing a spreadsheet online with a selected few, with editing rights to some and ‘view only’ to others; holding an online conference with people sitting in different corners of the world; or just playing around with your photos using online editing tools; web application development has taken the web usability to the next level.
There are a number of useful web apps available to enrich your web experience, and more are being developed each day. Here we take a quick look at 5 of such web based apps, that we hope, should be useful for your everyday use.
Zamar.com is an online portal which allows users to convert files online with ease; whatever you have, you can convert it into the desired format. You can convert almost everything there – audio, video, word files, and what not.
You must have heard of the Photoshop tool, right? Well, you can do a lot with your images online. You just need to visit Photoshop.com and you’ll get a set of tools to play with your images. However, do remember that you’ll have to create an account there to gain access to all these fabulous tools but again, it’s all for free.
SkyDrive from Windows Live provides you with an online file storage option for your Microsoft Office documents, photos, videos and other files. You get 25GB of free space to host your files, share them with others, or to access them yourself from virtually anywhere. All you need is a Windows Live ID.
Dropbox is another popular site for online file storage. This particular web based application makes sharing of files really easy. Users upload the files which they need to share and send the uploaded files’ link to the person they want to share the files with; the other person can then download the file from the given link.
Dimdim is an awesome web based application that helps the user organize web based meetings/conferences without the need of any expensive software. You can even organize a webinar or demo using this app. Now isn’t that cool?
I prefer Dropbox over SkyDrive because Dropbox can make a folder on your computer where you can edit everything or add new files and everything is instantly backed up online (and to all other Dropbox folders connected to the account). SkyDrive doesn’t have that kind of software (as far as I know) so you have to manually go to their website in your browser and manually upload the files.
Yes, these are the wonderful web applications. These are very much helpful for me. Thanks for sharing.
dropbox is definitely my favourite app. I use it everyday at work!
you are right .. thos app very important for every one . i like this app too. thanks for this information.
thanks for the list. This tools are indeed helpful especially if one is techie or a computer buff.
I think Dropbox is quite revolutionary. In fact, we upgraded from the free 2 gb package to the paid package. It deals you to transfer files directly to a folder and that folder can be shared.
Skydrive, on the other hand, is not that userfriendly but it does allow 25 gb of free space, which makes it very attractive.
Great timing to post this. Recently I was stuck trying to get a large file from a colleague of mine. He couldn’t get his site working right where I would be able to FTP into it to download the file. Had I known about Dropbox, it would have saved a major headache. I am writing that one down for future use.
Ive used Dropbox before and I like it. Has anyone used the new firefox search engine that just came out??
I have used only Sky Drive from all this list looking forward to try out the others.
i am using Dropbox, its very usefulli simple and fast.