Web Tools to Make You Look Cool 3
Cynthia Dudenhoffer, Director of Information Resources
Central Methodist University
These tools are all .com unless otherwise stated! They are all web based and require no downloads.
Some do require sign up and most are available as smartphone apps!
Feedbackify – Add instance feedback surveys to your website in cute little pop-ups
Textthemob – Instant, real time polling that can integrate into anything
Polleverywhere - Real-time polling using texting or the web.
Profittrain – Create easy invoices! Start charging patrons!
iTrulyCare – Collect donations or spread the word about community projects or programs
WikiCards – Create your own virtual index cards (or card catalog). Organize and share!
TaskAnt - Generate to-do lists for your team projects, via email or text
SlideRocket – Super fancy presentation app, with built in access to flikr and templates!
Lucidchart – Create fun organizational or flow charts
BigMarker - Free and unlimited web conferencing
Pictory – The best photo stories out there. Read or create your own!
Storify – Blend social media and news to build new stories around a topic
PostPost – Mine twitter for the information you really need!
Peeplo – A search engine with site credibility built in!
Klout – How well do you work the web?
Music & Creativity
Spotify – Free streaming music. You need this now!
Grooveshark – Another free music app. Lots of playlists.
Filmnet – A place where filmmakers share what’s new!
Kerpoof – Creative media for kids.
Glogster.edu – An educational version of the classic “visual blogging” site
Booklamp.org – Get advice on what to read next based on a book’s DNA
Booktrack – Soundtracks for you eBooks. Good Idea or Bad idea?
Booklending – Share Kindle books with those around you
Movellas – Create and share stories on the move
Kno – Cheap e-textbooks
Float or Pulse- Organize your reading
Just for Fun!
Toonlet – Make webcomics in seconds, just add hilarity and/or snarkiness!
ASCIIFlow – Make ASCII drawings without the work. Amaze your (geek) friends!
Shallibuy.it – Ask the mob (or your friends) before making a purchase. Still in beta.
Hipmunk - Super travel search, made better by cute chipmunks in aviator gear.
Memebase – Absolute hilarity. Read posts or create your own. Hipster cat demands it!
Oldies but Goodies
Prezi – Powerpoint’s Arch-nemesis! Zooming presentations!
Dropbox – Store all your data and sync all your gadgets! Essential!
Trendsmap – Real time twitter trending using GIS. Fabulous!
Whatdoyousuggest – A smarter search engine
YTTM.tv – Travel through time with you tube! Great for education those 90’s born undergrads!
Cramberry – Virtual flashcards sync-able through devices
Just Plain Websites
The99percent – Like Ted talks, but more!
Gizmodo – The ultimate geek gadget blog
Ehub – Emily Chang knows what is cool
Ars Technica – Follow tech trends in all areas
Mashable – Guiding you through the world of social media
Social Media Websites – Lists of new SM sites
Makeuseof – Tips and guides for the Web 2.x world!
Thanks for coming to my presentation. I hope you learned something useful!
Cynthia Dudenhoffer Find me on the web!
Smiley Memorial Library
411 CMU Square
Fayette, MO 65248