The best feature is it's highlighting. We don't save bookmarks in our minds, but specific sentences or paragraphs. Diigo lets us highlight those and saves them right into my Diigo account/stream. I can then simply search diigo not only by keyword or bookmark, but the phrases that stuck out to me in the first place to make me want to bookmark it.
The second best feature is being able to publish the links to multiple groups so effortlessly.
- http://www.fogbugz.com (hosted) - keeps my consulting and product dev flow going.
- http://www.freshbooks.com - Trivializes the slippery slope of managing billable hours not only for you but for sub-contractors.
- http://www.bitbucket.org - Free, unlimited private repositories. Beneficial to someone like me who has a lot of small projects. I hope Github gets this soon.
Best of luck to BitBucket but why on earth would Github do this? They're a business
Everyone knows about GitHub because everyone shares links to their projects hosted on GitHub! Same reason they provide https://gist.github.com/ and http://pages.github.com
Whether you eventually want to start your own business or just want to work for a good company ; you still end up at the same place - in a team environment, needing secure, painless version control hosting. I can tell you right now there is no other service I would use or recommend other than GitHub.
Bitbucket is a business too. I have no issue paying them.
Besides, storing bytes costs pennies, or less.
* http://www.rackspace.com/apps/email_hosting/ (IMAP/webmail)
* http://www.sendgrid.com (transactional email)
* http://www.snapengage.com (sales/support chats)
* http://www.zendesk.com (basic KB & support tickets)
* http://www.github.com & http://www.repositoryhosting.com (public & private repositories)
* http://www.geckoboard.com (dashboard of financial state of the company)
And I'm a power user of my own SaaS products:
* http://www.w3counter.com (realtime visitor analytics)
* http://www.w3roi.com (ad performance tracking)
* http://www.dialshield.com (automatically calls high fraud risk customers during the checkout process on my ecommerce sites)
* Workflowy (http://www.workflowy.com) - Dump all the stuff I might need to remember or note about a project or task here.
* Trello (http://www.trello.com) - Scrum-board for my tasks, planner for the summer vacation, my wedding, etc.
* Diigo (http://www.diigo.com) - To save bookmarks, notes on pages, highlights of stuff I might need to reference, etc
* Toggl (http://www.toggl.com) - To keep track of how many hours I work on each project
for a really awesome to-do list site, with nice collaboration tools.
* http://trello.com Easy card management for tracking all of our projects and bugs. We've got boards for every department.
* http://hipchat.com Fantastic way to chat in rooms or with individuals. Keeps our two offices connected.
* http://argylesocial.com Fantastic social media monitoring, publishing, and most importantly, measurement.
* http://airbrake.io Error collector, which we publish into Hipchat. (More info: http://blog.airbrake.io/awesome-airbrakers/uservoice/)
* http://optimizely.com/ Simple and powerful A/B testing tool
...and probably a bunch of others I'm forgetting. Thank you for creating these wonderful apps, everyone!
* GitHub (http://github.com)
* Tomatoes, pomodoro technique productivity tool (http://tomatoes.heroku.com)
* Reddit, procrastination (http://reddit.com)
I guess you could argue that if you have invested in a stock (emotionally and financially) enough to want to see real time info that you should know the symbol but hey I want to check out the app w/o having to google a lot of stuff :D
* Mint.com (http://www.mint.com) - personal finance/budgets
* Blueleaf (http://www.blueleaf.com) - tracking the performance of my investments
* Fitocracy (http://www.fitocracy.com) - personal fitness and weight lifting logs, also integrates with other apps like RunKeeper
* Producteev (http://www.producteev.com) - tasks management
* Google Reader
* Google Music
- dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/
- gmail: https://mail.google.com
- KISSMetrics: https://www.kissmetrics.com
- Google Analytics (real-time tab): https://www.google.com/analytics
- Github: https://github.com/
- HALL.com: https://hall.com/
http://hackpad.com (real time wiki)
http://gyazo.com (take screenshot and upload automatically)
http://envolve.com (add live chat to your web app)
Either I need the app for my daily work or it is a fire-and-forget service that I once signed up for and that doesn't require any active input from my site.
Anyway, here is my list:
HN Story: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3077206
Zoho Mail turned out to be an excellent webmail app. BTW, their other apps(Docs, Planner, Sheet) are definitely worth a try too.
- gmail (moving to own hosted email with Thunder in a couple of week, though)
- Skype (all communications)
- trello (manages all my projects now)
- bitbucket (all private code, it's free)
- dropbox (all files)
- prgmr (hosting, and email)
other essentials but can switch easily
- Google Analytics
- Google Translate
- SpringPad (they have a good Android app)
- Google Reader
It's amazing that I don't depend on any mobile app or on my smartphone and can go without it.
Anyone from Newsblur here?
I found this on HN a while back, it's like a lightweight RescueTime for blocking news sites etc.
http://roundcube.net/ - RoundCube Mail.
keep it simple, that's how I be.
I also started using iDone This which seems to be quite useful.
And we use http://feed.us instead of a CMS on every project.
On and off, Google Reader.
* Google Calendar
* Stack Overflow
* MerelyPoints (I created)