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Apps & Websites of Note - August 2016

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 05:33 PM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Enterprise CarShare
enterprisecarshare-304-300x300.jpgAs part of the changing face of car rental, Enterprise CarShare is an automated way to rent a vehicle by the hour, the day, or overnight. Available in locations around the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Luxe
Hertz has invested in this service that sends valets to park for you, wherever you are. Currently available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but with plans for expansion.

Getaround
Like a kind of airbnb for your car, owners can rent out their cars via this free app. Find out more on the Getaround website.

Scrivener
Scrivener is an app tailor-made for creating manuscripts, allowing users to compose text in any order, Got a great idea but don’t know where it fits? Write when inspiration strikes and find its place later. Available for iPhone, iPad, $19.99

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business entry deadline is Wednesday, August 24. Final entries will be accepted through September 21 with the payment of a late fee.  Request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you immediately.

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Apps & Websites of Note - Summer 2016

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Zappenin
zappenin-logo.pngFounded by Peter Morse, Zappenin combines local business search with social media. Its ZapScore monitors how well businesses are using social media; and the Zappenin Social Yellow Pages provides information on social media companies.

The Good Country
With all the problems in the world, author, editor, and academic Simon Anhalt created this website as a platform where people could co-operate and collaborate more closely to make the world work. 

Global Vote
Starting with the the UK’s EU membership referendum, the Icelandic Presidential Elections, and with the US Presidential Election in November, the objective is to allow anyone to participate in elections anywhere. The more people vote, the more impact this project will have.

Google Photos
Been meaning to organize all those photos on your Smartphone? Fuhgeddaboudit - use this Google app to store all your images, and then simply use Search to find a particular image. Available on Android, iOS. FREE.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2016 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards will accept final entries through July 13.  Request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you immediately.

Apps & Websites of Note -- June 2016

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Jun 06, 2016 @ 02:52 PM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Docusign
docusign-customer.jpgA 2016 Gold Stevie® winner, this recently upgraded app provides a simple and secure way to electronically sign documents and collect signatures. Users can prepare and send documents for signature, complete in-person signing, and get instant visibility into a document’s status directly from a smartphone or tablet via iOS, Android or Windows platforms. FREE.

join.me
Winner of a 2016 Gold Stevie Award, new versions of the iOS and Android app for this popular business tool were launched in the last 6 months. FREE.

Skyjet
Winner of a 2016 Gold Stevie Award, the Skyjet App for iPhone uses Apple Pay, allowing users to simply and securely book a private jet with the touch of a finger. Within seconds of entering an itinerary, the app provides users with instant price estimates based on current market pricing and what other clients recently paid for their trips. Available for iOS. FREE.

Peapod Mobile
Peapod’s revamped mobile app streamlines and simplifies online grocery shopping. Another 2016 Gold Stevie winner.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2016 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards final entry deadline is Wednesday,  June 15.  Request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you immediately.

Tags: Best Apps, app awards, website awards, best websites

Apps & Websites of Note - April 2016

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Privacy Badger
Privacy-Badger.gifA browser extension that automatically blocks hidden trackers that would otherwise spy on your browsing habits as you surf the Web. Version 2.0 now available for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. FREE.

Disconnect
Another browser extension that allows you to visualize and block the invisible websites that track you. Available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and more. FREE

Vevo
A music discovery app now available on both iOS and Android.  Allows you to personalize the music you listen to.  Available on Android & iOS. FREE

IRS.gov/freelifeWith tax season upon us, check to see which free e-file tax services have passed a recent audit for security.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2016 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards entry deadline is Wednesday,  May 11.  Request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you immediately

Tags: Best Apps, app awards, website awards, best websites

Apps & Websites of Note - March 2016

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:28 AM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Pintasking
pintasking-2.gifA free app that allows you to "pin" two apps to your home screen and quickly switch between them. Handy for users that bounce between a few select apps all the time. Android. FREE

Flipboard

A news aggregator app that pulls together news on topics including start-ups, venture capital, and entrepreneurship.  Available on iOS and Android. FREE

Entrepreneur Daily

An app from Entrepreneur Media that connects new entrepreneurs to inspiring ideas, expert advice, and the latest news. Available on Android and iOS. FREE.

DREII

The latest version of this physics-based puzzle game from Etter Studio in Switzerland that perhaps uses a bit more brain than the average game app. Available on Android & iOS. $3.99.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2016 American Business Awards. The American Business Awards has extended the final entry deadline through April 19, 2016.  Request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you immediately

 

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Apps and Websites of Note - December 2015

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

1Heart1Tree

Your chance to light up the Eiffel Tower for as little as 10 Euro during the Paris conference on climate change - and help plant a tree somewhere around the world. 

mobile day

mobile-day-logo.pngA one-touch dial-in app that frees the user from the frustration of searching for PINs, passcodes, or misplaced conference call login details. MobileDay simply retrieves call information from your calendar, allowing you to arrive to meetings unflustered and on time. 

Basecamp3

A project management tool suitable for everyone from individuals to large companies.  From FREE for one user, to $3,000 per annum for unlimited use.

Asana

Another team project management tool, based on one originally developed for Facebook, that assigns tasks and deadlines, and tracks progress. From FREE for up to 15 people to $84 a month for Asana Premium.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2016 American Business Awards. Entries for the 2016 program are now open.  Request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you immediately

 

Tags: app awards, website awards, American business awards, blog awards

Apps and Websites of Note - Fall 2015

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Nov 02, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

NimbleA tool for contact management, Nimble describes itself as “Everything You Need in a CRM to Grow"

FocalFilterA productivity tool that helps you focus by temporarily blocking distracting websites. After the block timer runs out, websites are available to view again.  WINDOWS only. FREE.

Freedom
Need to focus on work? This app saves you from the most distracting apps and websites. Block exactly what you want, when you want, even the entire Internet. Available for iOS, Android, operates on Windows & Mac devices, FREE

Simplenote
Simplenote seamlessly syncs between the web and through its Android, iOS and Mac client, meaning that your notes are never out of reach. Powerful tagging and search systems make it easy to find notes. Best of all, no matter how much you use the app, or how many text files you upload, Simplenote is FREE.

Your Body Language Shapes You
A recent TED talk from social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains how posture can be a key to success.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2016 American Business Awards. Entries for the 2016 program are now open.  Request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you immediately

Apps and Websites of Note - October 2015

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 01, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Box

Box helps businesses to keep sensitive documents out of email and away from insecure consumer services. Combining security with ease-of-use, Box allows employees to securely work across teams or with customers, and on any device. From  $5 per month per user.

static1.squarespace-1Crystal

Crystal is an app that blocks ads, user tracking and website annoyances while improving speed, data use, and the battery life of your. Available for iOS9, $0.99

AdBlock Browser

An open source project, AdBlock Browser Can block tracking, malware domains, banners, pop-ups and video ads - even on Facebook and YouTube. Available for iOS and Android, FREE

Silvercar

Download the Silvercar app in order to access this premium car rental service, currently available at 11 US international airports. Rental includes GPS, WiFi, satellite radio, and first-time users save $50 on a rental.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2016 American Business Awards. Entries for the 2016 program will be accepted starting October 21. Request an entry kit and it will be emailed to you then.

Tags: Best Apps, business awards, app awards, website awards, best websites

Apps and Websites of Note - September 2015

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

factset2FactSet
A global provider of financial information and analytics, FactSet allows its users to access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. Free trial available at: http://www.factset.com/weblead

Mischiefs of Faction
A brainy blog that provides “reflections on parties and politics” overseen by academics at George Mason University in Virginia and the University of Denver, among others.

Pantheon MacroEconomics
A provider of unbiased, independent economic intelligence to financial market professionals around the world, headed by Ian Shepherdson, named best economic forecaster by The Wall Street Journal in 2014. For a complimentary trial, go to http://www.pantheonmacro.com/trial/

Zoobe
A fun app from Germany, letsyou want to share your next office messages as a video recited by cute critters.  Available for iOS & Android. FREE.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our media awards categories in the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Tags: app awards, website awards, women awards, best websites

Apps and Websites of Note -- August 2015

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Aug 03, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

WifiMapperwifimapperThis popular app claims to find free WiFi anywhere in the world, recommending over 2 million hotspots, and saving roaming charges for travelers. Available now for both iOS and Android. FREE.

Luxe
Now operating in 9 US cities, order valet parking through this app for less than a car park charge. You will be met at your destination and the car will be returned to you anywhere within
the service zone when you want to leave. You can also request
your car be washed and refueled. Available on iOS and Android. FREE.

Zirx
Currently available in 7 US cities, Zirx is an app providing city-dwelling (or visiting) car owners valet parking, oil change, and refueling services from their phone. Available on iOS and Android. FREE.

Yes We Care
The founders of Yes We Care believe in the power of doing good business in an economy where businesses will not only be valued based on their economic value, but also on the value they add to society. Yes We Care helps business owners with their philanthropic activies through an easy and effective system that gives you everything you need for maximum benefit without having to lose focus on your core business

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our media awards categories in the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.