2006 was a great year for the web with the buzz word being Web 2.0. One of the primary technologies that have characterized the so classified Web 2.0 sites was Ajax. Here is a brief list of some of the impressive results of what the new emerging web applications can offer (posted by RSC’s advent calendar):

  • Quintura – Visual Find Engine. Quintura is the next generation web search with a mission to make web search easier and faster by adding context or meaning to keywords and visualizing search. http://www.quintura.com
  • Google Docs & Spreadsheets – Google Docs & Spreadsheets is a web-based word processing and spreadsheet program that keeps documents current and lets the people you choose update files from their own computers. You can, for example, coordinate your student group’s homework assignments, access your family to-do list from work or home, or collaborate with remote colleagues on a new business plan. http://docs.google.com/
  • Multiply – Multiply gives you an easy way to share all kinds of digital media, including photos, blogs, videos, music and more, all in one convenient place: your own personal web site. With Multiply, you can share and discuss your stuff with everyone in your “social network,” and also be alerted whenever they have something new. http://multiply.com/
  • Your GMap – Google maps with your locations on http://www.yourgmap.com/
  • Gliffy – Draw and share diagrams on the web http://www.gliffy.com/
  • Flock – Flock is an amazing new web browser that makes it easier to share media and connect to other people online. Share photos, automatically stay up-to-date with new content from your favorite sites, and search the Web with the most advanced Search Toolbar available today. http://www.flock.com/
  • Remember the Milk – Managing tasks is generally not a fun way to spend your time. Remember The Milk was created so that you no longer have to write your to-do lists on sticky notes, whiteboards, random scraps of paper, or the back of your hand. Remember The Milk makes managing tasks an enjoyable experience. https://www.rememberthemilk.com/
  • Writeboard – Writeboards are shareable, web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version and easily compare changes. http://www.writeboard.com/
  • Zapr – Zapr is an application which lets you create links to any files on your PC. You can then send these links to friends (via email or IM) and they can get the files directly from your computer via their browser. It’s safe and secure. http://www.zapr.net/
  • InstaColl – an easier way to securely share your Microsoft Office documents in real time. http://www.instacoll.com
  • Zimbra – Zimbra is the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software. http://www.zimbra.com
  • You Tube – YouTube is a place for people to engage in new ways with video by sharing, commenting on, and viewing videos. YouTube originally started as a personal video sharing service, and has grown into an entertainment destination with people watching more than 70 million videos on the site daily. http://www.youtube.com
  • KEEP Toolkit – The KEEP Toolkit is a set of web-based tools that help teachers, students and institutions quickly create compact and engaging knowledge representations on the Web. http://www.cfkeep.org/static/
  • PhotoBucket – Photobucket provides free video and photo sharing. Easily host and link your images and videos to social networks, auction sites, blogs, and message boards. Photobucket is reliable and very easy to use. http://photobucket.com/
  • Kayak searches hundreds of travel sites to give you the widest possible choice of flights. Sliders and filters make it easy to compare results, and our links let you book direct. Best of all, Kayak doesn’t charge fees, because we’re not a travel agent. http://www.kayak.co.uk/
  • del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website — the primary use of del.icio.us is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On del.icio.us, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders. http://del.icio.us/
  • Sharpcast – A beautifully rich desktop photo organizer that’s perfectly mirrored on the web, across all your PCs, and even on your phone. And it’s completely automatic. http://www.sharpcast.com/
  • Pageflakes – Your personalized startpage: News, photos, music, bookmarks, blogs, weather and much more. All on one page that you can customize as you like! http://www.pageflakes.com/
  • Blogger – www.blogger.com
  • Stumbleupon – StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. http://www.stumbleupon.com
  • Thinkfree – The award-winning ThinkFree Office is a Microsoft® Office compatible application suite comprised of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics software-all usable online and off. http://www.thinkfree.com
  • Monkeyon – Create a monkey for each task you want to delegate to someone else. This person will get an email reminder about the task, and you’ll get an email reminder when the deadline for the task has expired. http://monkeyon.com

What other great Web 2.0 sites have you found in 2006?

One Response to “2006 Web 2.0 Sites”

  1. jeff Says:

    Take also a look to Trabber, it can help you to find the best air fares – Here is the address: http://www.trabber.com

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