January 23rd, 2009 by Andy Merchant
After another mental week of running around the country to meet my client’s needs, I’m back again with the latest installment of five on Friday posts series.
1. Checkvist is first up. Checkvist is a collaborative task list manager. Within each task you can add notes and get updates of recent changes. The best thing about Checkvist is its simplicity and ease of use, and on top of that it’s free! – I’ve started using Checkvist on a collaborative project already!
2. The next web 2.0 site is a really useful wiki called wikiHow. WikiHow is the how-to-Manual that you can edit. wikiHow currently contains 49,941 articles â€” written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers.
3. As always I like to include a weekly Twitter tool, and this week it goes to Tweetree.Â Tweetree offers you a Twitter stream in a tree format so that you can see the posts that people are replying to in context. A very good and simple idea.
Here is an example of Tweetree.
4. ‘Out of Five’ is a new service that posts reviews in microblog style.
This is how you do it:
- Sign up for a Twitter account,
- Relpy @oo5
- add the item you are reviewing
- then add your score
- and finally your review
@oo5 thing score review
At the moment the reviews are mainly film-related, but the key is that you have to post the review in 140 words or less.
5. Cool Flick is a Flickr search engine with a slick interface. Search for an image via a tag, then click onto your chosen image to get a closer look. When you have chosen the image you can then embed it into your blog via a piece of HTML code. – Recommended.