Creative Awards

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 03:20 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.

VenmoVenmo

An app that takes the pain out of paying for dinner: Pay anyone instantly using money you have in Venmo or link a bank account or debit card in seconds. A free service (although there is a 3% fee on certain credit cards).

Carbon Footprint Calculator powered by Make an Impact

Use this tool to calculate your personal carbon footprint and then compare your results to the local average. You can also pledge to reduce emissions and save money. Some aspects of the calculator are customizable so it can be embedded on websites. 

GreenDrive

Reduce CO2 emissions by sharing your journey. Every year thousands of people drive to events all over the world. Greendrive provides a platform to help put people in touch.  Available for Android, iOS. Free.

Duolingo

Learn a European language for free. An addictive learning app available for iOS, Android. Free.

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

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

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

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

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.

Vocabulary.comVocabulary.com

A handy online dictionary that also includes a word challenge to test your skills.

Mailtracker

An app that sends real-time notifications of when people view your emails, for iOS. FREE.

Pushbullet

Never lose files again! This app connects devices and allows sharing files between them.  iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox. FREE.

ETA

Never be late again! An app that provides maps, traffic awareness, and the time it will take to reach a location. iOS, $1.99.

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

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

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

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 @ 01:46 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.

Way2Ride

way2rideA 2014 American Business Awards Finalist from VeriFone, in San Jose, California, this mobile payment app allows passengers to simply get into a cab, tap to pay, and get out. Available for iPhone, Android. FREE.

Code Halo

It’s the information--the Code Halos--that your customers, products, partners, and employees build and share that make all the difference between success and extinction.  A 2014 American Business Awards Finalist from Cognizant, Teaneck, New Jersey. Available on iOS and Android.

ExpenseCloud

Another 2014 American Business Awards Finalist from Trinet, in San Leandro, California. ExpenzeCloud is a cloud-based solution that allows users to create, submit, and approve expense reports online . Available in iOS, Android & Blackberry.

Fleksy

A winner in The 2013 American Business Awards and a Finalist again this year, Fleksy helps the visually impaired to to use their Smartphones up to four times faster and is now available on Android as well as iPhone.  FREE.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards in The International Business Awards (open to all organizations worldwide).

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

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

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 05:01 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.

The Stevie Awards App

Our very own app to keep you informed about upcoming events at The Stevie Awards, including event schedules, event info, and networking with other event attendees.  Available for iPhone and Droid through the App Store. FREE

CardStar
CardStarAppScreenshotAn app recommended to us by ABA Chair Bob Nicoson of ConstantContact. CardStar stores all your rewards, loyalty, and membership card information in one place. Available for iPhone, Android. FREE

The Laughing Squid
Scott Beale's blog on art, culture, and technology.

The Laughing Squid: The Expert
A Laughing Squid video that might resonate with IT or Support people …

NutshellMail
A social media monitoring tool from Constant Contact, providing data on activity on sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp, and more.  FREE

Fivethirtyeight.com
Nate Silver's website analyzing politics, sport, public affairs, science, and more.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards in The American Business Awards (open to all organizations in the U.S.A.) or The International Business Awards (open to all organizations worldwide). Both competitions are currently accepting entries.

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