Coolest Websites and Online Tools 2012

Each year I try to compile a list of my favorite websites and tools to share with friends.

In this post you’ll find a little something for everyone.  It has taken me most of the year to find, discover, research, and gather all the information and links to the sites and online tools below in hopes that you’ll find something useful for you, your business, your fun and enjoyment, or that will simply contribute to your personal success.

Most are FREE, but a couple are “pay-after-trail” if you find them worthy.

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Coolest Websites and Online Tools 2013

Coolest Websites 2013

Treater – In a digital world, give friends something that’s real. Send instant treats.

PeekYou – “PeekYou makes people search worth while” – Mashable
YesWare – Email for salespeople. Track email, create templates, CRM sync and more.
TextnDrive – Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel while texting.
MainStreetHub – Social Media for your business if you don’t have the time.
DisclosurePolicy – Generate your own disclosure Policy for your websites and blogs.

RightInBox – Schedule emails in Gmail, then track views and clicks.
SocialMediadd – Social media tips, techniques, and marketing ideas for business.
FloorPlanner – The absolute easiest way to create a floorplan with variety.
MouseFlow – Watch how your visitors interact on your sites “LIVE”
JotForm – Jotforms is a FREE online forms builder with 1500+ Templates.

WishBox – Get user feedback and suggestions with annotated screenshots.
MyCountDown – All the countdowns in the world or create your own.
Sched.org – The easy way to manage schedules for Web, Mobile, and Print.
SocialFixer – A great free browser extension that improves the Facebook’s site.
Expensify – Free Business and Personal expense reports that don’t suck!

Zopim – Zopim lets you have live conversations with visitors on your website.
Homestead – Get a website and get found online. Over 2000 templates available.
Wix – Create Free flashy websites. Easy to customize. No coding. Google friendly.
SpicyNodes – A fresh new way to guide visitors on a journey thru your websites.
Zoomerang – Create custom online surveys and polls for your clients and prospects.

Epipheo Studios – Videos revealing truth in a way that changes peoples lives.
RocketLawyer – Create, edit, save, and print Free legal letters online at anytime.
VoxOx – Call, Text, Chat, Fax, Facebook and more. One free place to connect.
Moby – Location sharing that keeps you connected with the people that matter to you.
ImageShack – Easy to use online photo and video media hosting service.

YouTube Playbook – Best tips, practices, and strategies to build audiences on YouTube.
Marvin – Online remodeling planner adding inspiration and organization to your home.
DropBox Plugins – 9 WordPress plugins for DropBox you don’t want to be without.
iPiccy – Free online photo editing tools. Add effects, add text and even paint, then save.
Ribbet - Edit your photos and images online Free quickly and easily all in one place.

Postlets – Free property marketing and listing syndication for agents, owners, & investors.
MailVU – Manage video email. Unleash the power of video with the simplicity of email.
VidToMp3 – Videos are meant to be heard, convert video’s to .mp3 audio files.
PageLever – Facebook Analytics. The Facebook App by which all others will be measured.
Postano – Integrate and aggregate social media into your website and online presence.

Vizify – Create the best of YOU in a free stunning graphical profile bio.  My Sample
ListOfThingsForSale – Great free online tool for garage sales, moving sales and more.
Pixtas – Build Your Mobile App. Requires Chrome Browser or Safari. Here’s Wifey’s
ActiveMail – Turn your email inbox into a productive interactive workspace.
ThisLife – The ultimate place to share your life journey of photos and videos. Example

Groovideo – Create original multi-user birthday video greetings for family and friends.
Pulse.Me – Transform your favorite websites into a colorful and interactive mosaic.
MegaCloud – Very much like DropBox and Box.com, but MEGA and on steroids.
Moat – Search by brand for any and all ads. Try searching your company… amazing.
RedBeacon – Get free bids and Find qualified local handyman for home improvements.

BottleNose – The best trending and newest way to search the web for relative content.
HoodPoints – Find where to live? Crime, Schools, Lost Pets etc, search any location or City.
SoundGecko – Listen to any article and RSS feeds while on the go and mobile.
TableAU – Take dull boring lifeless data and bring it to life. Brilliant~
PhotoCollage – Photo collages, free templates, calendars, flyers, family trees and more.

RelayRides – Rents cars from people from within your community and nationwide.
RoadTrippers – Plan and route your trip, discover America, and create a bucket list.
SeeClickFix – Report local non-emergencies, neighborhood issues, and get them fixed!
MindTools – A full suite of management tools. The toolkit every business professional needs.
Gallery – Just for fun, an unprecedented Google Gallery of amazing 3D worlds and views.

Rizzoma – Communicate and collaborate in real-time online for free.
Swivi – Hardware that can turn your IOS device into your own personal cameraman.
InkScape – An Open Source vector graphics editor,  similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw.
Gimp – Free Image Manipulation Program. Photo retouching, image composition and more.
Skitch – Annotate, edit and share your screenshots and images easily and quickly.

Audicity – Free open source cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
VBoss – Tool to stream live and On-Demand video and media over the Internet.
SuperFly – This is “Flight Search” reinvented and personalized for the flying traveler.
Linksy – Linksy guides your supporters and fans to share your message on social sites.
SnapJoy – Every photo you’ve ever taken, reunited and brought together in one spot.

PhotoSynth – An amazing 3D Panoramic site and app for online interactive photos.
KickStarter – An awesome funding platform for creative projects like yours.
Patch – Get patched in to any local neighborhood or create and run one yourself.
Stay – Create and build your travel guide online than access via mobile device.

See, there’s definitely something here for everyone!! :)

I had originally intended to blog about each of these sites and tools individually, but lost the argument with myself.  Father time just won’t permit it.  So I decided that having them all in a single location would be easier for me to find later, and probably more appreciated and useful to friends and viewers.  Thanks and Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest
    authoring on other sites? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share
    some stories/information. I know my subscribers would value your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.

    • Brad Andersohn says

      Hi Merie – I am in the process of authoring a book in my spare time (which isn’t much these days) and hope to have something published in an eBook or Hard-copy format in the next 6 months to a year. I’m honored that you’d invite me as a guest author, thank you. When time permits, I will follow-up and contact you. :-)

  2. says

    Working on the 2013 version of this already, it’s amazing some of the things I’ve discovered and been turned onto already. The sites and apps post for 2013 will be awesome. :-)

  3. says

    If you liked these sites, tools, mobile apps etc. just wait till you see the 2013 list I’m reviewing and compiling right now. You will be amazed at some of the sites, tools, services, and mobile apps that are now available and most of them for free!!

    • says

      Thanks Mark – and yes it did. Took the entire year to find, search, research and save all this stuff – then another 2-3 weeks in my spare time to create this post. I do it every year, this was the first one. It seems to be a popular topic and much visited page. Thanks :-)

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