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Articles Tagged ‘webapp’

Build nice HTML forms

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 by Servage
Building forms for your website may be a trivial task for many developers, but if you're not so much into HTML yet, then it might be quite a challange. Also, you may simply find it nicer to build them with a WYSIWY editor. It's easier and nicer than coding HTML by hand. Check out JotForm to boost your forms for your website: "There was a time once when creating web forms was a big pain for webmasters. Then came JotForm, first web based WYSIWYG form builder, and turned into a joy. Today JotForm has over 750,000 users. JotForm is a free web form builder. For basic usage, upto 100 submissions/month, you can ...

Using social media to deliver real world products

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 by Servage
Social media is no longer new and it has already impacted our real lives with interacting media much closer, like the constant stream of shared stuff online, holiday photos, videos, articles, software, websites etc. However social media still hasn't really hit mainstrain in terms of sending and buying real world items like physical goods. Of course it has already started, but there is much more potential than targetted advertisements and crowd apps. If you can make your website or app be the link between peoples online and offline world, you have great opportunities, like in the beginning of online shopping. Giftdish is a webapp allowing people to use the benefits of their ...

Getting information about visitors

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 by Servage
Gaining knowledge about the visitors of your website and feedback from them is key to proper targeting and making your content relevant to customers. UserReport is a convenient tool which helps you do that, so you can get the necessary information quickly and in a useful format, for a quick review of your visitors. The main features include: Online Survey. Create online surveys with your own questions, colors and logo. Feedback Forum. Get website feedback and ideas from your visitors - let users vote on and discuss ideas. Social Click Map.  Who clicks where on your website? Click tracking and heat maps with demographic information. Customization. Customize survey and feedback forum with the colors ...

Editing text and code anywhere, anytime

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 by Servage
We previously talked about Dropbox a few times, and you are probably familir with it, or even a daily user. The power of dropbox comes not only with the cloud storage, but much more with the synchronization possibilities accross the various platforms. However, even though Dropbox is good for syncing, it doesn't give you any tools for editing. This might even be a good thing, because then they can concentrate on their product, and let others develop editors. There are some big online editors available, but also some smaller ones. TextDrop is a great example of such a little lightweight app, which only has one purpose: Making it easy for you ...

Nicer communities with Vanilla Forums

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by Servage
There are tons of ready to use community and forum software. For example phpBB, one of the most popular open-source forum scripts, available in the autoinstaller in the Servage control panel. Unfortunately many available systems are difficult, hard to install, complex to customize or somehow just not cutting it the way you want. Vanilla Forums is a web app that offers community functions, mainly a forum, which simply works, looks good, is easy to use, and enables to you focus on the stuff that matters to you. You can manage and engange your community instead of struggling with the software setup. Some of the greatest features are: Custom Appearance Authentication, Connects & SSO Privacy Advertisements ...

Easy invoicing for small businesses

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 by Servage
You're probably busy being a a web developer, so worrying about administration really isn't something you want to waste time on. Paperwork, invoicing, archiving, reporting and all that other stuff just isn't fun like developing and creating products for customers. There are tons of tools out there to make life easier for small businesses, and online invoicing isn't a new thing. However, sometimes new apps simply reinvent the wheel just a little better than previously. Invoicebus is a web app for invoicing, making it easier for you and your customers to handle your invoicing workflow. They describe the following features: Look and feel like a paper sheet The intuitive editor of Invoicebus is ...

Web app directories

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 by Servage
The amount of web apps available today is overwhelming. Finding a solution even just for simple tasks and problems can take hours of research because Google returns tons of results for anythuing you search for. Having to choose between numerous possibilities when choosing an app is a good thing in general. Competition makes developers produce more features, and companies reduce prices. However, the flipside is that chosing becomes a serious time-consuming task, which sometimes really is annoying. Directories Check out Productive Web Apps or GetApp. They are directories of web apps including presentations and reviews, and could help you choose quicker and better. Time is money Sometimes it's not about chosing the perfect ...

Stop planning. Start living!

Saturday, April 14th, 2012 by Servage
The title of this post is the slogan for the web app UPlanMe, which is a web app that tries to improve your life by removing administration and planning, letting you enjoy life more by having more time for the fun stuff. Quality of life becomes increasingly important to humans, as they realize stress and striving after success comes at a high cost. Finding the right work-life balance is becoming a real decisive factor for professionals striving after success and happiness at the same time. UPlanMe tries to help you with this. They describe their features: UPlanMe finds your favorite events, TV shows, sales & specials and lets you add ...

Which support web app is good?

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 by Servage
It's amazing how quick software developers copy their competitors concepts - good and bad. Obviously monopolies aren't good, and competition - even among web apps - drive development and lower prices, so all in all a good deal for the customers. However, it also clutters the marketplace and makes it increasingly difficult to evaluate and choose the right product for your needs. Say you have a web development project and want to use a support system with a knowledgebase, forums, idea suggestions and a ticket system. You have multiple options, some of the larger players are described below: One Desk "OneDesk is social software that connects employees, partners and customers to the ...

Stylish email marketing with Emma

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 by Servage
Emma is one of the many email marketing providers out there, but it does come with a little positive twist. Emma i trying to provide simple and fantastic design, while making it extremely easy to use and manage contacts and newsletters. They say: Create emails with stand-out style. Monthly newsletters, invitations, promos and more. No matter what you send, your organization's emails will stand out in style. Start with custom designed stationery from Emma, then pair it with our menu of stylish content layouts to create works of art every time. Even Tuesday. Send now, later or automatically. Emma makes it easy to send with a click, schedule an email in advance ...