Creative Awards

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 -- 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.

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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

Comparitech did a side by side analysis of browser extensions in the anti-tracking arena. See the article here.

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

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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.

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Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Once a month 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.

ZirtualZirtual

A virtual executive assistant service that matches busy people with dedicated personal assistants.

Übergizmo

News and reviews of everything related to smartphones, tablets, and computers.

EveryArtist

With the mission to Spark Creativity, EveryArtist is a social enterprise devoted to igniting the creativity innate in every child through a growing virtual community and art events.

Improbable.com

Research that makes people laugh and then think, including the infamous Ig Nobel Prizes.

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

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Apps and Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Once a month 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.org

Box.orgKaren Appleton, a Senior VP at box.com, and one of our Stevie® Awards for Women in Business judges, founded box.org to help nonprofit organizations be more productive and collaborative by providing access to cloud technology.

Square

Buying and selling sound like simple things—and they should be. Somewhere along the way, they got complicated. Square is working hard to make commerce easy for everyone.

MySmartEye

Winner of a Gold Stevie in The 2014 International Business Awards, MySmartEye is an innovative mobile app to help the visually handicapped “see” by using technology to crowdsource visual descriptions from a worldwide community of micro-volunteers.

Personal Excellence

Also a Gold Stevie winner in the 2014 International Business Awards, Personal Excellence App is a tool to help motivate and reinforce leadership concepts to help users improve personally and professionally. Available for individuals or companies on Android and iOS.

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

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