Cloud Apps

Cloud computing (or cloud applications) are hosted services (or applications) that are provided over the Internet. You take advantage of the hosted services, as a client, through the use of your web browser, or other program that is installed on your PC. An advantage of cloud computing is that you can access your cloudware apps and data from anywhere there is Internet access. Plus, it requires minimal expertise on your part to implement or learn the cloudware application.

It is apparent to me that “cloud computing” is the future– due to the number of cloud apps being developed everyday. This page is dedicated to the “cloud apps” that I have personally tested and found to be creditable on-demand services OR creditable web based applications. If you would like to suggest an application be listed, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

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Accessories

Avery Design & Print Online – Create labels (i.e. mailing, shipping), badges, business cards, IDs, etc…
Converticious-quick (and attractive) way to determine conversion factors between different units of measurement for the same quantity
Diigo – Collect and Highlight anything (bookmark, highlight, notes, screenshots, pictures)
Ecalc
– A basic or scientific calculator
Evernote – Online hierachy notekeeping application with many features.
Kindle Bookstore Browser – Bookstore browser at Bookmarks4Techs.
KuKu Klok – Online alarm clock designed to wake you up.
LinCut – Online service that allows storage of unlimited bookmarks, requires no registration, is a one click service, and is easy to use.
Linoit – An online sticky notes program.
Metacalc – Web based calculator.
Notepad.cc – Setup your own personal notepad in the cloud.
Online-Calculator – Web based calculator.
PDFmyURL – Easily convert a web page to a PDF file.
Print Friendly – Make any web page printer friendly.
PrintWhatYouLike - Browser bookmarklet that allows you select and print what you like on a web page.
Simplenote – Any easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more.
SpringPad – Online notekeeping and bookmarking service.
web2.0calc – Web based calculator.
Web App Note – Online sticky notes program
World Clock 2008 – World time clock and statistics.

Astronomy

Google Sky – an exciting way to browse and explore the universe.
Worldwide Telescope - Enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world.

CloudOS

G.ho.st - a free Virtual Computer (VC). Like a Windows PC, or Mac, the VC is a personal computing environment which includes your desktop, your personal settings, your files and your choice of software applications.
Gladinet – Delivers web applications and online files to your desktop.

Email & Messenging

forwardOn – Forward, archive and share those forwarded emails.
GMail – Email from Google.
Inbox.com – Online Email, Photos, Calendar, Storage and Notes.
Nutshell Mail – Access, manage, and monitor messages From all your email and social networking accounts through any inbox you already use
Orgoo – All your IM Accounts, email accounts, SMS, video chatting, and more integrated in one place. (in beta – by invite only at this time)
Otherinbox - Helps keeps you organized automatically and moves the email clogging your inbox out of the way until you’re ready to look at it. (in beta – by invite only)
scr.im – Convert your email address into a shortcute and safe link.
Windows Live Mail (Hotmail) – Free web-based email from Microsoft.
Windows Live Messenger - Send instant messages, but did you know you can play games and exchange pictures too?
Yahoo! Mail - Free web-based email from Yahoo!
Zenbe -A multi-account, Internet-based interface to check Yahoo Mail, Gmail, AOL, Windows Live, and POP3 messages.

File Storage and Transfer

4Shared – An online file sharing and storage service.
CloudDrive
- FREE client software to access Adobe Acrobat Online Storage Services
FileMail
– Email Large files.
SendThisFile – The trusted (large) file transfer service.
Minus – A drag-and-drop sharing system.
Microsoft Live Mesh – You can synchronize files with all of your devices, so you always have the latest versions handy.
Net2FTP – Online ftp utility
Windows Live SkyDrive – Store and share your files and photos with almost anyone.

Games

Cantyouseeimbusyplay games without your boss noticing.
Entanglement - great online game that you play in your web browser.
flashChess III – (SparkChess) Online Chess Game.
Get The Glass – Unbelievable animation and modeling.
247 Mahjong
3D Future Ops 4: First Strike
Gravity Master
Glassez
Just Solitaire
Matter: Online Tangram
Quest For The Rest
Space Shuttle: Online Flight Simulator
CDX
First Person Tetris
World of Solitaire
Crystal Galaxy
Breakdown
Leadership
Cost Cutter
Free Crossword Puzzles
Jigsaw Online
TheJigSawPuzzles
World’s Biggest Pac-Man

Graphic

Autodesk Project Dragonfly –  Rapidly create and furnish your floor plan, experimenting in real time with your ideas in 2D and 3D before making it real!
Aviary
– Edit images, create mind-blowing effects, design logos, find colors, collaborate, and more.
BeFunky – Turn your photos into incredible artwork.
Flickr Explorer – Explore Flickr in a tiles interface.
Flickr Postcards - Explore Flickr in a postcard interface.
FontCapture – Create a font from your own handwriting.
Gliffy – Online diagram software.
Minus – Online drag and drop photo sharing service.
Photofunia
– An online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience.
Photoshop Express – Touchup, Tweak, Tint, Tune your photos.
Picnik –  Photo editing made fun.  Fix your photos in one click.
Pixlr – Online Photo Editor.
PrintScreen.me – Screen capture for the internet.
ROLLIP – Create Polaroids from your own photos.
Screen-O-Matic – Screen, video and audio capture.
Sumo Paint – A free image editing software that gives you the opportunity to create, edit and comment images online.
Tag Galaxy – Search Flickr photos in a 3D planetary way.

Mapping

FlashEarth – Explore Satellite and Aerial Imagery of the earth.
Full Screen Weather – Weather Underground full screen (interactive) weather map.

Misc

 Biblos – Bible Study
BirdPost
– Create an online list of bird sightings that can be shared with friends.
BlogBooker – Turn your blog into a PDF book.
ChartTool – You can design and share your own graphs online and for free.Floorplanner – Create and draw floor plans.
Chrome Web Store – An online marketplace where you can discover thousands of appsextensions and themes for Google Chrome.
HAMWeather – A simple, fast and easy, online weather service.
HuffPost NewsGlide – The Huffington Post news aggregate.
iterasi
You can save any web page and return to it anytime, from anywhere, forever.
Kadaza – Service that claims to show  the absolute best and most popular websites in many different and numerous categories.
KerPoof - Kids can create art, stories, and animated movies using a simple 3D interface.
NetVibes - Your personalized start page.
OCR Terminal – is an free online Optical Character Recognition service that allows you to convert scanned images and pdf’s into editable and text searchable documents.
PCitYourself – An animated guide to building a PC.
Qrobe – Brings together the best results from the best search engines.
RadioTime – An online internet service that provides a complete radio and music experience.
RadioTuna – Online radio search engine and player.
Speedtile – Online version of a browser speed dial.
WeatherByte – A clean and simple weather app.

Multimedia

JayCut – A FREE online video editor
Muziic – Stream virtually any song or music video on-demand
RadioReference.com – Touted as the world’s largest radio communications data provider.
RadioTime - Online radio and music resource.
Rainy Mood
– Add gentle rain to your environment (mood enhancer)
SlideShare – Best way to share and find presentations.
SlideRocket – Online slide presentation software.
StereoMood – Emotional internet radio.
TopFortyit – Top Forty Songs powered by YouTube and Twitter.
TuneTune – Free Online Utility to Convert YouTube videos to mp3. 

Office Apps

s280 Slide – Create and Share Presentations
Blist
– An online database that is visual and intuitive.
Google Docs – Web-based word processor and spreadsheet.
iCharts – Online Charts (graphs) made simple.
Microsoft Web Apps – Online version of Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OneNote.
Zoho – Office Suite, which includes Writer, Projects, Sheet, CRM, Show, Creator, Wiki, Planner, Suite, Notebook, Chat, Meeting and Mail.

Security

Panda Cloud Antivirus -A really light, install-and-forget antivirus client that protects faster against the latest viruses.
SuperAntiSpyware – Detect AND remove over 1,000,000 spyware/malware infections.
TechTracker – Shows you the software that is out of date and provides you with the information to decide which updates you need.
WOT (Web of Trust)
– A free Internet security addon for your browser. It will keep you safe from online scams.

(SSB) Site-Specific Browsers (used to launch your cloud apps in a separate process)

Bubbles - standalone “Free” application that you download to generate (create) your SSB application shortcuts.
Google Chrome
– Use the Chome browser to create application shortcuts.
Mango SSB – standalone “Free” application that you can use to create your SSB application shortcuts.
Prism – an application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly from the desktop.

Utilities

Cloudberry Explorer – Copy and move file between Amazon S3 and local computer.
CloudDrive - FREE client software to access Adobe Acrobat Online Storage Services
CloudShare – A self-service cloud platform that enables businesses to create, collaborate on and run full enterprise applications instantly and on-demand.
Desktop Wallpaper Tool – Adjust image to your screen resolution.
Gpanion – Your Google Apps Companion (launcher for Google Apps)
Speakeasy Speed Test
- Test your internet connection speed.
Symbaloo – Your Internet starting point (launcher).
Syncplicity – Syncs files across your Macs, PCs and Google Docs, so that your files are always available across all the computers you use and the Web.
WeTransfer – An Easy way to send large files to everyone.

Weather

Full Screen Weather – Weather Underground full screen (interactive) weather map.
iMapWeather
– A cloud based app with a social appeal.

Need some cloudware?

Go2Web20.net – A directory of web 2.0 applications and services…

Go2Web20.net

Feedmyapp – Your daily web2.0 dose…

FeedMyApp

Simple Spark – Discover, share and enjoy web apps for your life online.

Simple Spark

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10 Responses to Cloud Apps

  1. […] Rick Robinette at What’s On My PC? has assembled a great collection of cloudware apps. Please click here to see his list. Possibly related posts: (automatically […]

  2. SMallard says:

    Awesome list. Thanks a million for keeping these up-to-date and the resources are excellent.

    Steve

  3. GOOG411 has been shut down – Please visit the site for the update. They shut this down last week. I don’t use data services on my phone and I choose not to have internet at home so this was my favorite trick in the last year – but it is gone. Alas.

  4. Natalie says:

    For online OCR Conversion, I highly recommend checking out Ricoh Innovations’ free beta version of their OCR conversion software. You can access it at: http://beta.rii.ricoh.com/betalabs/content/document-conversion

  5. skyfree says:

    very useful list!
    for “File Storage and Transfer” , I think there is another one: GDocsDrive , http://www.gdocsdrive.com.

  6. Elsa Iris says:

    TaskClone filters your notes in the background, sending the tasks to your task app and the events to your Google calendar. Try it: http://www.taskclone.com/

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