- AJAX – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX – makes web pages feel more responsive by exchanging small amounts of data with the server behind the scenes, so that the entire web page does not have to be reloaded each time the user requests a change
- Browster –http://www.browster.com –Opens up a small browser on a search page allowing user to quickly see if the search result is of further interest
- Bizmaps –http://www.bizmaps.ie –a core application framework that supports location-based functionality including address finding, mapping, routing, and proximity searching
- Camtasia – http://www.camtasiastudio.com – An application for screen recording, editing and sharing high-quality screen video on the Web, CD-ROM and portable media players, including iPod.
- Captivate – http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate – Software to record screen simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training without programming knowledge or multimedia skills
- Citebite –http://citebite.com – Allows user to link directly to a spot on a web page
- Cmaps – http://cmap.ihmc.us – Graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge
- Conduit – http://www.conduit.com – Creates customized toolbars
- Connotea – http://www.connotea.org – Online reference management
- Creative Commons – http://creativecommons.org – Alternative approach to full copyright.
- Dodgeball – http://www.dodgeball.com – Mobile social software
- Del.icio.us – http://del.icio.us – A social bookmarks manager
- Digg –http://digg.com – Share, discover, bookmark user powered content
- Flickr –http://flickr.com – Online photo management and sharing application
- Furl –http://www.furl.net – Online bookmarking site
- Google (My Maps) – http://maps.google.com – (My Maps tab) Create and share personalized, annotated maps
- Meebo – http://meebo.com – Web messenger that accesses IM from anywhere
- Gliffy – http://gliffy.com – Web-based diagram editor creates and shares flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and other drawings
- Google Gadgets – http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets – Mini-applications that work with the Google homepage, Google Desktop, or any page on the web
- Google Reader – http://www.google.com/reader – RSS aggregator
- LibraryThing – http://librarything.com – Catalog book collections online, social functions
- Libworm – http://www.libworm.com – Information for librarians on a wide range of topics available as RSS feeds
- Livepalsma – http://www.liveplasma.com – Liveplasma maps and displays music and movie search results with linkages and groupings.
- NetVibes – http://www.netvibes.com – Personalized news aggregator and home page
- Page2rss – http://page2rss.com – Creates RSS feed of a page that doesn’t have one built in
- Picasa – http://picasa.google.com – Photo organizing site and desktop application
- Pbwiki – http://pbwiki.com – Online collaborative editing and publishing
- Snapper – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2703 – VERY useful for presentations, allows user to show just a portion of a screen shot rather than entire page (which usually can’t be seen from beyond the third row)
- Trailfire – http://trailfire.com – Enables user to discover the web through the expertise of others. Follow a trail and find what you need
- Twitter – http://twitter.com – Social networking site
- Userscript – http://userscripts.org – Uses Greasemonkey (http://www.greasespot.net) a Firefox extension to customize the way web pages look and function
- Yahoo! Developer – http://developer.yahoo.com – Network that offers Web Services and APIs that make it easy for developers to build applications and mashups that integrate data sources in new ways
- Yelp – http://www.yelp.com – User-generated way to find, recommend and talk about reviews
- Youtube – http://youtube.com – Hosts user-generated videos
- Wink – http://www.debugmode.com/wink – Tutorial and presentation authoring software
- Zotero – http://www.zotero.org – Open source Firefox extension to collect, manage, and cite research sources
Have you tried any of these resources? If so, tell us what you think of them.
Are there other resources HCL staff should be exploring?
Are there resources that you think would be useful for HCL to employ library-wide?