I know this is my second list this week, but I’ve found a few good web-based tools that I can’t pass up:
Trumba – This web based calendar should work well for small businesses or business getting started. It allow you to manage multiple calendars, share calendars, and it synchs with Outlook. I really like how calendars can viewed in overlays –much easier to spot conflicts between life and work.
Time tracker – Sort of a simple application but useful if you want to gauge your productivity. Line up tasks, turn on the timer, and manage your time better throughtout the day. And you also might want to look at this site’s sister site Form Builder which might be good for quick polling of employees or customers without being a huge endeavor.
Foldershare – This little site was purchased by Microsoft a while ago and I think the service is going to be free. A good solution for remote teams who want to cut down on back and forth emailing. Files can be grouped in folders and managed according to different rules.
Swivel – So this product hasn’t even been released yet but looks promisingl. The site is sort of like a dashboard that lets users manage web-based merchant, advertising, and marketing services. It’s a closed beta for now so you’ll have to request access to the beta progam if you want to play with it.
Yahoo Mail Plus – I like Yahoo mail plus. Via mail forwarding and the customizable reply-to feature I can read all my mail from other accounts in one place. Using customizable reply-to, my replies to mail coming in from outside email accounts look like they are coming from my outside account, and not from Yahoo Mail. I also like the Address Guard feature. It allows me to create disposable email addresses. If I want to sever a relationship with a site I just delete the disposable email address I used when I registered with them. No more bothering me in my inbox. And — Yahoo Mail is supposed to be releasing a really nice mail interface soon that is much like Outlook. I haven’t tried it myself but the screenshots look great.
Firefox search engines – Okay so this isn’t really web-based because it’s part of the Firefox browser but I think these can be really helpful. When you install Firefox you can add “engines” to the built in search window. Users have contributed lots of engines to make searching any site easy. Just pull the drop down and you can search Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo and whatever else. I highly suggest the shipping engines like UPS and FedEx. Great for tracking packages without using the carrier’s site.