PUNCTUATION USED TO SHOW EMPHASIS — A BREAK IN THOUGHT — AND A BLOG BY EMILY HAGEDORN

Tools I Love

Below you’ll find web-based and iPhone tools that I’ve used or seem promising. (I only have an iPhone, so you’ll have to check if these are also available on Android and Windows phones.)

Links to posts written about these tools by me and others are included in parenthesis as well.

If you know of any tools that I should add to my list, please email me at emilyhagedorn@gmail.com. I’m always on the look out.

AUDIO

SpeakEasy Voice Recorder (iPhone app)

iTalk Recorder (iPhone app)

Picle, makes photo/audio slideshows (iPhone app)

BUSINESS CARDS

World Card Mobile, scans business cards into contacts (iPhone app)

BUSINESS TOOLS

Muni Search, finds the official statement, continuing disclosures and trade price information for a specific bond, note or other municipal security (web tool)

Subsidy Tracker (web tool)

CURATING CONTENT FOR READERS

Storify, pulls content from social media to create stories (web tool) (Mashable)

Storyful, pulls content from social media to create stories (web tool)

Scoop.It, creates virtual magazines (web tool) (Mashable)

CURATING CONTENT FOR YOURSELF

News.me, selects top stories from Facebook and Twitter feeds (web tool and iPhone app) (the em dash)

Flipboard, pulls stories from social media accounts and creates virtual magazine (iPhone app) (Wired)

Instapaper, saves web links for later reading (web tool and iPhone app)

DESIGN

Infogr.am, uses data to make visualizations (web tool) (10,000 Words)

Many Eyes, uses data to make visualizations (web tool) (the em dash)

DATA/DOCUMENTS/SPREADSHEETS

CamScanner, turns photos of documents into PDFs (iPhone app)

Cometdocs, converts document files (web tool)

DocumentCloud, analyzes, annotates and publishes data (web tool)

Genius Scan, turns photos of documents into PDFs (iPhone app)

Google Refine, cleans up messy data (web tool)

JotNot Scanner Pro, turns photos of documents into PDFs (iPhone app)

Mr. Data Converter, converts spreadsheet data into other formats (web tool)

Mr. People, cleans up names in data (web tool)

Muse, analyzes email archives (web tool)

Voyant, analyzes words in documents (web tool)

Zamzar, converts document files (web tool)

FACEBOOK

Facebook Pages Manager (iPhone app)

Facebook Camera (iPhone app)

HootSuite, dashboard for social media accounts (web tool and iPhone app)

MAKING SMARTPHONE APPS

AppMakr (web tool) (the em dash, Mashable)

Red Foundry (web tool) (Mashable)

MUSIC/PODCASTS

Ghostly Discovery, curates music based on mood (iPhone app)

Pandora, curates music (web tool and iPhone app)

Public Radio Player, streams audio from public radio stations (iPhone app)

Shazam, identifies songs (iPhone app)

Songza, curates music based on mood and activity (web tool and iPhone app)

Spotify, streams music (web tool and iPhone app)

Stereomood, curates music based on mood and activity (web tool)

Stitcher Radio, streams radio shows (iPhone app)

PHONE CALLS

Google Voice (web tool and iPhone app) (the em dash)

Skype (web tool and iPhone app)

PHOTOS

Adobe Photoshop Express, edits photos (iPhone app)

ActionShot, turns movement into sequence shot (iPhone app)

Aviary, edits photo using filters (iPhone app)

Cinemagram, animates small portions of photos (iPhone app)

Facebook Camera (iPhone app)

Fotoyaki, edits photos using filters (iPhone app)

Greenshot, takes screenshots (web tool)

Hipstamatic, takes photos as if it’s a toy or older camera (iPhone app)

Instagram, edits photos using filters (iPhone app)

iPhoto, edits photos (iPhone app)

Jittergram, makes stereogram or long stop motion animation (iPhone app)

Photosynth, makes panoramic photos (iPhone app)

Pic Jointer, makes photo collages (iPhone app)

Picle, makes photo/audio slideshows (iPhone app)

Snapseed, edits photos using filters (iPhone app)

TinEye Reverse Image Search (web tool)

POLITICS

Influence Explorer, tracks politicians, donors and businesses (web tool)

Scout, sends alerts when government discusses particular issues (web tool)

RSS FEEDS

Feed My Inbox, sends new links from RSS feeds to email (web tool) (the em dash)

TWITTER

HootSuite, dashboard for social media accounts (web tool and iPhone app)

The Archivist, saves and analyzes tweets (web tool)

TweetDeck, dashboard for Twitter (web tool and iPhone app)

Twitter Grader, measures influence on Twitter (web tool) (the em dash)

VIDEO

Cinemagram, animates small portions of photos (iPhone app)

Gifture, creates GIFs (iPhone app)

iMovie, edits video (iPhone app)

WEB PAGES

AllWhoIs, provides domain information (web tool)

ChangeDetection, sends an alert when a web page changes (web tool)

Domain Tools, says who registered a domain (web tool)

DownThemAll, downloads all links or images on a web page (web tool)

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