Freckle is a time tracking management service that helps you see which days have you been working, how much billable time you’ve accumulated, and what are your teammates and employees doing as well. 30 day free trial with plans ranging from $12 to $98 per month. URL: freckle.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009


See who’s favoriting your tweets or the tweets of your friends, followers, popular favs. URL: Favstar.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009


Facebook for foodies. Currently in beta; share what you’re going to make, where you’re going to eat, and discuss food with like-minded friends. URL: Gourmates.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009


A next generation commenting system with the ability to share your content and watch the live reaction. Embeddable widget for WordPress, Blogger, or any website that will turn your static page into a real-time stream of diggs, tweets, comments, ratings and more. URL: JS-Kit ECHO.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009


Free live chat for your online community. Signup, add the chatroll widget to your site. Access from web or mobile. URL: Chatroll.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009

Network Hippo

A network relationship application. Helps professionals and small businesses build their network, identify their most valuable contacts, remind them when somebody needs a call, and track deals for their business. Various free and paid plans for different needs. URL: Network Hippo.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009


Leave a private voicemail for anyone on Twitter and they’ll be notified via @reply. URL: Pockets.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009

Lifestream Backup

Make easy online backups of your lifestream content (pictures, videos, and data that are important to you). Don

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009


A simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol as an extension to Atom (and RSS). Parties (servers) speaking the PubSubHubbub protocol can get near-instant notifications (via webhook callbacks) when a topic (feed URL) they’re interested in is updated. URL: PubSubHubbub.

Monday, Aug 24, 2009


Avoid phishing, malware, and viruses by examining short URLs before visiting them. Find out where links really take you. URL: LongURL.

Monday, Aug 24, 2009


A new Twitter search tool developed using the Twitter Search API. It is designed to help users surface useful information from Twitter and has a couple of cool little features such as allowing users to ‘play’ or ‘pause’ the search results stream – ideal for following breaking news, live blogging / tweeting, keynotes etc. URL: […]

Sunday, Aug 23, 2009


A hosted content storage and management platform that lets developers access data through an API. And for their clients, there’s a super-easy-to-use tool that makes editing content a breeze. URL: BitsyBox.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2009

A music service based in Japan that let’s you make playlists of your favorite music and listen to the playlists your friends make. URL:

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009


Create free screencasts for Twitter using a browser. Plays on everything, including the iPhone. URL: Screenr.

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009


A file sharing and collaboration web application that allows you to upload, store and work with your files from anywhere, plus share them with your team members or friends. URL: FileGears.

Monday, Aug 17, 2009

A Tiny Thread

A minimalist service launched by Joshua Schachter (creator of Delicious), which threads Twitter conversations. Users start a new thread on the site and a tweet is sent out to followers. Messages show up as tiny threads on the service. URL: A Tiny Thread.

Friday, Aug 14, 2009


A free question and answer wiki site for web designers. You can ask questions about CSS, HTML, web design and email design. URL: Doctype.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009


Turn documents, notes and whiteboards into digital copies (PDFs). Copy documents, whiteboards and handwritten notes with your camera phone or digital camera to store, fax, email or publish. URL: Qipit.

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009


Create your own soundtrack for a party or event. Build a jukebox with your guests’ song requests. URL: Flavortunes.

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009


A free service that lets you automatically track the topics that you tweet about based on your #tags. You can also embed your topic channels in your blog/website. Simply use a hashtag in your tweet and a topic channel is automatically created. (Disclosure: Arktan, the creators of MyTweetopics was a client of my company, Ideacodes.) […]

Monday, Aug 10, 2009


Flickroom is an Adobe AIR based application that provides the rich browsing experience Flickr users have long deserved. The dark theme ensures that your photographs look better than ever before! [Beta] URL: Flickroom.

Sunday, Aug 9, 2009

Tasty Kitchen

Recipe sharing site from the food blogger Pioneer Woman. Free to join; members can participate and share recipes and chat via their Windows Live IDs. URL: Tasty Kitchen.

Saturday, Aug 8, 2009

Social Guides

A location centric conversation platform that makes it easy to find and share the places you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to go next. Call it a people powered GPS, call it a realtime Wikipedia, whatever you call it, it’s cool. [Private Beta] URL: Social Guides.

Saturday, Aug 8, 2009

GetSimple CMS

A super simple content management system that you can download and install on your LAMP host in 6 minutes. Uses XML based data storage, easy to theme, has undo protection and backups and a simple user interface. URL: GetSimple CMS.

Friday, Aug 7, 2009


Site focused on the future of healthcare. Currently spotlights the top 100 innovators in healthcare and provides relevant information, including links to blogs, websites and Senate testimony. URL: Healthspottr.

Friday, Aug 7, 2009


Just click the “TumbleUpon” button and Tumblr will recommend a post based on your likes. URL: TumblUpon.

Thursday, Aug 6, 2009

Tweet Blocker

A free resource for Twitter users and application developers that catalogs and ranks the top spammers on Twitter, allowing users to quickly and easily fend off spammers. URL: Tweet Blocker.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2009


A green wiki-style site that encourages alternative uses for any product you already own. Post your own suggestions for alternate uses, and vote for favorites. URL: AltUse.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009

Social Great

A site based on the Foursquare API that shows where the hot spots in NYC and San Francisco are by tracking the locations of participants. URL: Social Great.

Monday, Aug 3, 2009


DEQQ is an always-on messaging and media distribution service that provides artists and broadcasters with a brandable desktop application that can deliver music, video, and games directly to your followers. URL: DEQQ.

Sunday, Aug 2, 2009