Archive for January 12th, 2009
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There are many web apps for Twitter but none of them comes close to Hahlo, a really cool Twitter web app optimized for iPod Touch and iPhone. Hahlo is a a web Twitter client with a slick interface that includes the basic features such as viewing your friend’s and your twits and also allows your to search for twits from the interface itself.
One of the best functions is the “Near Me” function that lets you see twits near your location and get updates of stuffs near you. Also check out Hahlo’s customizable settings and some other neat features integrated in it.
Hahlo is the ideal Twitter web app for your iPod Touch and iPhone. Even if you don’t have any of these, Hahlo is a lot better than the Twitter.com interface and will run well on your browser. Comment and let me know some Twitter apps that you use!!
Skitch is the coolest free applications for Apple Mac users ever. Skitch, at its basic allows users to screenshot anything on their with just a few click or through some convenient shortcut keys. And after you get a screenshot, you can do some cool editing to the screenshot image such as adding a drop shadow, adding arrows, cropping and writing text.
When you are done with the editing, you can drag the image to your desktop or anywhere to save or preview it. Best of all, once you signed up for a Skitch account, you can upload the image to the Skitch.com website with one simple click!! To download the Skitch app, signup for an account and go to your settings page to download it!!
Too bad Skitch is for Apple Mac users, the best Windows alternative I could find is Snagit, which has features similar to Skitch but is not free. Comment and let me know if there’s a free Windows alternative to Skitch!!
Well, you have a Twitter account and you have got quite a number of followers and twits. Now how do you check what is your ranking, rating, authority or reach of your Twitter account??
Here are 3 quick websites that helps you to check how your Twitter account ranks among all the Twitter users as well as some details. All of them don’t ask for your password so it is quite safe to use these sites.
- Twitterholic: Shows your rank based or the number of followers you have as well as in your own country. Also includes some neat graphs and trends to show your Twitter stats. Check out their Top 100 lists as well!!
- Twitterank: Shows your ranking percentile and confidence level and calculate your Twitter rating based on different criteria.
- Twitter Grader: Shows your reach and ranking as well as a “Twitter Elite” which show you top Twitterers based on their calculations. Tweet Cloud is pretty unique too, and shows you what you twit often.
Anyway, if you noticed, all the 3 sites give different results based on different calculations so it is hard to find a definite ranking of your Twitter account. What do you think??
A screencast is a video recording on your desktop and is useful as a tutorial or demo. Usually, to make a screencast on your computer, you might need to download a software. But with Screencast-O-Matic, you do not have to do so.
Screencast-O-Matic is a browsed-based Java application that allows you to take screencasts without neededing a software and is platform-independent. Some cool features also include a audio recoding through a mic as well as the choice to host your video on the site or export the video to your desktop to be uploaded to YouTube. Comment and let me know if you think it is really useful!!