New Media Picks Of The Week: Sharewood Picnic 65
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- Record, replay and share any Skype call easily and simply
- Instant messenger that allows you to make calls from PC to PC and dialing out to landlines and mobile phones
- Online collaboration platform which combines the features of a word processor and a wiki
- Print documents from a computer connected to the Internet to other people's printers on the network
- View and edit spreadsheets either in your Microsoft Excel or in a browser-based editor
- Web-based calendar publishing platform that allows customers to interact with your events
- Service that helps bloggers to earn reward for sharing their opinions on commercial websites
- Web-based tool that records the Internet search traffic coming to your website to enhance your marketing strategies
- Download videos from YouTube, Google Video and Break.com into your computer
- Upload, edit and share your images and videos on the Internet
- Project management tool that allows you to manage projects, tasks, ideas and groups online
- Get all the information you need on your cell phone by SMS, WAP, toolbar or email
- Online community that allows you to start your online journal and make new friends
Sharewood Picnic, is a weekly collection of the most interesting new media tools and resources hand-picked and reviewed by Robin Good and Livia Iacolare.
PowerGramo is a program that allows you to record and replay any Skype call easily and simply. You can record incoming calls, outgoing calls or both, save your recorded calls securely and share them with friends. You can export the recording as either .wav or Ogg file. As a registered Pro Edition customer, you are entitled to record multiple call people conferences and also record local and partner's voice into two separate tracks. The basic version is free, while the single Pro Account License costs $19.95.
Raketu is an instant messenger that allows you to make calls from PC to PC and dialing out to landlines and mobile phones (check the current rates http://www.raketu.com/en/dialout-rates.php). You can also send SMS text message to any cell anywhere in the world and using the Multi-Messenger feature, you can send instant messages to other IM networks. Raketu offers support for any instant messenger (AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, Skype, GTalk) and conferencing across messengers (also supports Wavago instant messenger). Additionally, Raketu provides you with information about any topic you are interested in and an integrated multimedia player that allows you to watch videos and listen to music. You can also play games and view your pictures or PowerPoint presentation as slideshow with music in background. Free download.
Rallypoint is a online collaboration platform which combines the features of a word processor and a wiki. There's no software to install or maintain with Rallypoint, all you need is a standard web browser. You can create and share online pages with team members, across the hall or across the globe. Rallypoint allows you to define user and group access to your pages including editors, viewers and subscribers. You can attach documents, such as Word and Excel files, to your pages. Every Rallypoint site is private and has its own unique web address. Sign up for a free account and get a 5 user account with 25MB of space.
PrinterAnywhere is a solution to print documents from a computer connected to the Internet to other people's printers on the network. You can print directly from your application such as Microsoft Word, Outlook or any other program you work with to a printer connected to another computer next door or ten thousand miles away. With PrinterAnywhere you can share your printers with other or print your documents on someone else's printer. Unlike fax, PrinterAnywhere does not require the documents being scanned and only then transmitted. don't want to send (email) electronic copies of the documents. It is also useful whenever the recipient does not have the application to open your documents. Free download.
Xcellery is a service that enables you to view and edit spreadsheets either in your Microsoft Excel or the browser-based Xcellery Editor. You can invite collaborators and share workbooks with them. There All changes to your file will be automatically consolidated and always made available for each collaborator. You can work online or offline. If you are offline, your workbook will automatically synchronize when back online. Using Xcellery, you don't have to import/export your Microsoft Excel workbooks. All you need to do is click on "Edit in Excel" and open or download the file to start working. Free to use.
Trumba is a web-based calendar publishing platform that allows customers to interact with your events. Trumba calendars are interactive, easy to create and update, professionally designed, and plus they support RSS and iCal feeds as well as the ability to subscribe to email updates. Trumba offers flexibility and control for seamlessly integrating elegant and dynamic event calendars into the clients' websites. The basic version is free, while the paid account - which provides more customization features - comes at $9.95/month or $99.95/year.
CREAMaid is a service which helps bloggers to earn reward for sharing their experiences or opinions in conversations set up by commercial websites. Once a conversation starts, any blogger can join by writing an honest post about her/his real-life experiences or truthful opinions. The conversation starter approves or rejects all incoming posts. The CREAMaid administration page allows for the easy browsing and selecting of posts. When a post is selected, a notification e-mail will be automatically sent to its author, and the money will be sent after 30 days via PayPal. Free sign up.
Enquisite is a web-based tool that records the Internet search traffic coming to your website to enhance your marketing strategies. Whether you're a marketing professional, website owner or developer, Enquisite provides you with a easy to use metrics tool in order to improve your marketing performance. With Enquisite you obtain an accurate view of customer intent and how the search engines view you. Free to use.
VideoDL is an Ajax application that allows you to download online videos into your computer. VideoDL supports YouTube, Google Video and Break.com. In order to download the videos you like, you simply need to copy the link of the page with video and paste it into the textbox. Then, click "Get It!" and follow the instruction. After you have saved the files into your hard drive, make sure the extension of the file is .flv. You can then download a free flash player like FLV Player or VLC Player to open the flash video file. To decode FLV files from downloaded Google Video, YouTube, use video converter such as Riva FLV Encoder or Total Video Converter. Free to use.
PicturePush is a web site that allows easy uploading of images and movies. You can make albums public, private or just for friends. PicturePush enables you to scale, crop and rotate images online, along with adding tags to your images and movies. Once you have stored your data on PicturePush you can easily publish them on web sites and forums. Users are allowed to comment on pictures and videos. Free to use.
Teamspinner is a project management tool that allows you to manage projects, tasks, ideas and groups online. You are allowed to invite other users to join your project, create groups and upload files. Teamspinner charges users for actual usage based on the number of projects and user groups they created. You can set up an unlimited number of free projects and always upgrade them to the paid version. Free to use.
411Sync allows you to get all the information you need on your cell phone by SMS, WAP, toolbar or email. When you perform any search, your cell phone is hidden from the search provider. All they get are the items in the body of the text message for the information you are looking for. The service is free to use. Your carrier may have some charges, but the information you get is free from the search provider. You can actually run an instant search on 411Sync from your Yahoo Instant Messenger, AIM and MSN Messenger. Free to use.
Adoppt is a online community that allows you to start your online journal for free, share thoughts and favorite web sites with your friends and meet new people. Adoppt has almost every feature you'd expect from a community site: blogs, tagging, forums, favorite links (similar to social bookmarking), a question and answer service (like Yahoo Answers), photo uploading, networks of friends and much more. It even comes complete with badges for MySpace pages and blogs. Free to use.
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