Web 2.0 Apps I Couldn't Live Without
Drawing inspiration from this Techcrunch posting on the Web 2.0 darlings that we all have so got used to living with, here is my list:
Bloglines : The original RSS/XML News/Feed reader. Many may not like its oh-so Web 1.0ish look and feel but one thing is for sure, this is meant to be a Feed Reader and it does this job absolutely well. It may lack things like tagging and so on, but hey, this is supposed to be Web 2.0 right thing will evolve (I hope they are listening).
Having seen and used the other alternatives such as Kinja and Rojo, I still went back to good ol Bloglines. And, it also has a sexy little Mobile feed reader to boot.
GMail : The one that perhaps started it all AJAX goodness, perpetual Beta, Invite only, Keyboard shortcuts, Labels (aka Tagging). Webmail has never been the same again after GMail.
People may have gripes about it, but for me this is my primary email service. Period !
del.icio.us : Bookmarking and discovering has never been the same after I came across del.icio.us, just about an year ago. Goes to show what a single person can do with an idea. Hope the Yahoo! acquisition only makes this better.
Flickr : IMHO the one that started the Tagging revolution. How simple, how cool and how so very Revolutionising. Photography is my passion and I trust Flickr to let the world see my work.
Firefox : There may be some who wonder why this is in a Web 2.0 list but lets face it would all this be possible without the superlative experience that Firefox gives. Yuck ! cant think of using these amazing apps on IE.
Skype : Living a land where International calling is still a tab too expensive, Skype is the answer to most of my non-email communication needs. And the fact that it is now an eBay property only makes it better for me.
VoIP is cool Skype makes it cooler.
Dont know about the world, but I sure will continue to spend quite a lot of money on SkypeOut.