Posts Tagged ‘online’

Comparison of Online Magazine Publishers: MagCloud, Issuu, DoXtop, Calaméo

December 12th, 2008

There was a time when publishing your own magazine, even online, was more the territory of magnates and media moguls, but as the web continues to develop, having your own magazine is accessible thanks to some innovative web 2.0 products. This week we looked at four such applications: MagCloud, doXtop, Issuu, Calameo. We paid particular attention to how easy they are to use, what features they offer, and how many networks they can reach. Read More »

DoXtop: Online Magazine Publishing With Options

December 11th, 2008

DoXtop LogoWeb 2.0 users looking to publish documents online - either to promote their ideas, or share information have found new outlets in online magazine publishing applications. DoXtop is one of these applications, giving users a chance to upload, combine, and find documents within its interface. Read More »

Issuu: Online Magazine Publishing With Strong Design

December 9th, 2008

Issuu LogoIndividuals and businesses alike publish magazine format documents, but as publishing transfers increasingly online, applications such as Issuu, with its strong design sense and intuitive features, have become popular outlets for online magazine publishing. Read More »

MagCloud: Online Magazine Publisher, Printer, And Marketplace

December 8th, 2008

MagCloud LogoMagCloud sets itself apart from many online publishers by acknowledging the world has not gone completely digital - its purpose is to offer digitally produced magazines to you, printed and shipped the way traditional magazines are. Unlike the large print houses that handle magazines, however, MagCloud is a print on demand service, which means that money (and trees) can be saved. Read More »

Comparing E-commerce Applications: Shopify, ShopIt, FlyingCart, and Cartfly

December 5th, 2008

Whether you are a retailer with moderate volume, or just looking to sell a few items, there are applications in web 2.0 that make your life easier. We are talking about creating an online store, and doing so through one of the e-commerce applications that provide hosting for your store, including products, descriptions, and payment handling. This week we took a look at the e-commerce applications ShopIt, Shopify, Cartfly, and FlyingCart with the user in mind; what could the applications do, how they supported the selling process, and whether they had tools for promotion. Read More »

FlyingCart: E-commerce, SEO, And Product Management

December 3rd, 2008

FlyingCart LogoUsers with the desire to sell products and services do not always want a simple e-commerce application - there are times when they want one with tools for promotion, something that FlyingCart does well. Read More »

Cartfly: Flash Exportable E-commerce

December 1st, 2008

Cartfly LogoAt first glance Cartfly appears to be streamlined to oversimplicity; its administration is handled through the basic tabs of Products, Appearance, Payments, Sharing, and Orders, and no tab has more than a few options. Yet the basic e-commerce page that is created by Cartfly belies the real strength of the application - the embeddable Flash shopping widget. Read More »

Web 2.0 and E-commerce, Creating An Online Store

December 1st, 2008

Just as with any business, there are various levels of online commerce: low sales, moderate sales, and heavy sales. Low sellers - ones that have only an item or two to sell or with small quantities - may want to use one of the online locations like eBay, Etsy, or Craigslist, and heavy sellers need the infrastructure and control to build storefronts on their own websites, but what do sellers with moderate sales do? Read More »

Buzzword: Streamlined Word Processing With Flash

November 5th, 2008

BuzzWord LogoWith the design sensibility of Adobe and a streamlined function bar, Buzzword is a visually attractive word processor with the requisite number of features to create, edit, and save documents online. Read More »

Springnote: Word Processing Application

November 5th, 2008

Springnote Logo The first thing you notice after signing in with Springnote is a dashboard in white and blue, an appealingly simple design that gives you the facets of Springnote at a glance; your personal notebooks (your private documents), your group notebooks (shared), an inbox for messages and invitations to other documents, and comments. This first page also gives a you an understanding of how Springnote thinks of word processing - they view web 2.0 word processing as a collaborative process, where other users can comment, and add content as needed. Read More »

Zoho Writer: Full Featured Online Word Processing

November 3rd, 2008

Zoho LogoIf you're a user that is looking for full featured online word processing, you'll like the options in Zoho Writer. From the moment it opens the application has the look of its well known software rival, with buttons for special features, and a writing space with a ruler. Read More »

Word Processing Online With Web 2.0

November 3rd, 2008

With software costs rising, web 2.0 users have been increasingly turning to applications online to manage their word processing needs. What you really need, say most users, is a way to edit on the go, format the text, and output to a printer or digital format. The applications we chose this week do this and more; offering full text editors and web 2.0 experience. Read More »

Hulu: Online TV With Organization

October 23rd, 2008

Hulu LogoAs we investigated the elements common to TV applications, Hulu emerged as a remarkably easy to use and a strong choice for TV and movie watchers. Starting with a clean layout of content on a white background, the best feature of Hulu is certainly the navigation, which offers a multitude of options for viewers. Read More »

Joost: Shows, Music, and Film Online

October 22nd, 2008

Joost LogoWith online TV, not everyone wants to just catch up with their shows - some viewers want to share their experience, and for the that Joost is well suited. In addition to the ability to watch shows and videos you like, you can mark your favorites, see who's watching what, and share what you find with your friends. Read More »

Veoh: Online TV With Video Hosting

October 20th, 2008

Veoh ListingVeoh is something of a stand alone TV application, serving more than one video need. In addition to streaming TV and movies, Veoh includes web series, and videos in an entertainment portal that now includes networking. Laid out in a mashup style with boxes for popular shows and a message center where users can send messages or make friend requests, Veoh resembles more a video hosting site such as YouTube more than a TV application. Read More »

Comparing Online Drawing Applications: Queeky, Imagination Cubed, Bomomo, and Aviary

October 11th, 2008

When you think of web 2.0 you may not think about drawing applications, but just as music and search engines have found new life and new use on the web, so have web based drawing tools. From the large desktop based drawing programs to the paint programs that came with the operating system, there are now online versions that allow users to create their own drawings from any place at any time. Read More »

Bomomo: Unconventional Drawing Application

October 8th, 2008

Bomomo ListingMost drawing applications require the ability to draw, but there are times when you want to create something more abstract, say a pattern of colors or simple lines. For that one of the drawing applications that is based on the user's ability to draw may not be the best choice, and you may want to use an unconventional drawing program that has tools to let you create the image you like. If you are looking to generate something more abstract, Bomomo, the online drawing application has a range of tools to help you create what you like. With Bomomo there is no paintbrush or pen - you begin with a blank canvas and a set of tools that generate different patterns. Read More »

Developing Intelligence Through Games

June 20th, 2008

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The Games We Play

June 17th, 2008

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Word Play

May 18th, 2008

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Dating Online: Niche Social Networks

May 13th, 2008

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