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Thursday, April 27, 2006

10 ajax applications you can't live without

By Justin Silverton

1) WadgetOS - http://www.theartofennui.com/wadgetos/wadgetos.php

An Ajax- based WebOS. It includes a web-browser, chat client, caclulator, and games (slot machine). I can't find a lot of info on this, because most of it has since been taken down, but it is still interesting.

Here is an update I received from the co-creator:

i'm the co-creator of wadgetos, thanks for mentioning it. the whole thing was basically a proof of concept, the biggest feature being the ability for anyone to create programs using the powerfull php language. and the info hasn't been taken down, it's just not too easy to find ;)
http://www.theartofennui.com/2006/03/20/wadgetos-v1-source/

2) Kiko - http://www.kiko.com/

a) dead simple calendar you can use right in your web browser
b) Universal access: Kiko integrates with your mobile phone and AIM and lets you access your calendar from any computer.
c) Share your calendar: Invite anyone to events (not just other Kiko users!) Let others view your calendar with just a click. Check out the example calendar
As easy as paper - or maybe easier: Write "Pay gas bill every month" onto your calendar and watch Kiko do the Right Thing!

3) time-tracker - http://www.formassembly.com/time-tracker/

Time Tracker is a simple tool to keep track of the time you spend on any task.

4) Del.icio.us Director - http://johnvey.com/features/deliciousdirector/

del.icio.us direc.tor is a prototype for an alternative web-based rich UI for del.icio.us. It leverages the XML and XSL services of modern browsers to deliver a responsive interface for managing user accounts with a large number of records.
The main features are:

A) In-browser handling of del.icio.us bookmarks (tested up to 12,000 records)
B) Find-as-you-type searching of all your bookmarks, with basic search operators
C) Sort by description, tags, or timestamp
D) Ad-hoc tag browser

5) Ajax IM - http://www.unwieldy.net/ajaxim/

ajax im is a browser-based instant messaging client. It uses the XMLHTTPRequest object in JavaScript to send and receive commands to and from the server. No refreshing of the page is ever needed for this "web application" to work, as everything is updated in real-time via JavaScript.

6) Ajax Write - http://www.ajaxwrite.com/

AjaxWrite is a streamlined word processor, comparable to Microsoft Word. To keep the program lean, we left out some obscure advanced features; you'll find the functions you use most often, right where you'd expect them to be. (We're still working on the spell checker.) You can import and export documents in all popular formats, including documents with graphics. The save function lets you save your work to a drive on your computer. Also, since you run ajaxWrite from your web browser, it is platform independent and can therefore be used with any operating system.

7) Ajax Sketch - http://www.ajaxsketch.com/

AjaxSketch is basically a pared down version of Illustrator or Inkscape — perfect for creating quick charts and diagrams from scratch. It includes autoshapes, pencil mode, and text for creating the basics. You can also edit by resizing, rotating, changing background or pen color, and altering opacity.

8) Eye Spot - http://eyespot.com/

Use the eyespot Mixer to edit and combine your videos, music and photos online! Share your video and mixes with the world for Free.

9) webezz - http://www.webezz.net/

Build your website using an easy-to-use Ajax Editor.

1o) meebo - http://www21.meebo.com/

Sign into your AIM, MSN, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber, or Y! Messenger account with this ajax based web site.

2 Comments:

  • i'm the co-creator of wadgetos, thanks for mentioning it. the whole thing was basically a proof of concept, the biggest feature being the ability for anyone to create programs using the powerfull php language. and the info hasn't been taken down, it's just not too easy to find ;)

    http://www.theartofennui.com/2006/03/20/wadgetos-v1-source/

    By Anonymous Sergio, at 9:56 AM  

  • Thanks for the info. It's the most innovative app that I have on my list.

    By Blogger justin silverton, at 10:03 AM  

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