While RSS lovers continue to mourn the loss of Google Reader, competing services are already moving on with new ideas to replace it -- such as Flipboard, whose latest update allows users to create custom magazines to share with others.
March has finally arrived, and with it comes the long-awaited Readability app for iOS, the newest kid on the “read later” block which has been in App Store limbo since last November. And that’s not all: Flipboard also pushed out a new update that finally brings Cover Stories to the iPad.
As you've probably already noticed, sometimes I like to use my space in Free App Friday to feature a few apps that have really tickled my fancy. There's nothing better than discovering an app that really does something wonderful to either simplify your life or give you a little smile. This week, I'd like to introduce to you three free web services that have helped me increased my productivity and enjoy the internet just a little bit more. Because in the mess of trolls, immature Redditors and salacious headlines, we all need a little refuge from the harshness of the 'net.
With the recent introduction of Apple’s Reading List feature with Safari 5.1 and Monday’s announcement that the popular Pulse news reader is getting a bookmarklet and Chrome extension, the world has more options than just Instapaper and Read It Later -- but how much is too much?
There are some applications that you might not need, but the fact remains that they're free and they can make your life simpler. Well, what we really find that we're lacking in these days is virtual sticky notes. It's hard to get things clipped sometimes without having to install a browser extension or open up another application and paste what we've copied, but we've found some utilitarian clipping apps that are free and help us live our day to day lives by the post it note. Just as we wanted it.
Your web browser can Google, it can YouTube, and it can even Twitter, but if that’s all you’re doing with it, you haven’t scratched the surface of its potential. A universe of extensions and bookmarklets is out there, and these free software add-ons give your browser the power to remove ads, reshuffle web pages to your liking, speed up your downloads, rip videos, and perform other wizardly feats. You can even get into the act with Mobile Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already armed with a suite of your favorite extensions, our guide to the best browser add-ons will transform your time surfing. It’ll practically feel like magic.