Socially Connected Address Books for life with Plaxo

Plaxo is an address book in the cloud, capable of pulling contacts from a variety of online services like Gmail, Aol, Windows Live, Yahoo, Microsoft Outlook and LinkedIn. Plaxo can also track news feeds from social network destinations like Twitter, Facebook, and other popular sites. That way, you are always in loop with your friends when you need to get in touch.

The sign up form is simple with standard fields. Plaxo does require you to specify your gender and they explain up front that it’s used only to address you appropriately. The account has to be activated from the mail sent to your primary email inbox. Continue reading

Free small Chat Systems For Instant Communication.

This is where the small chat systems become handy. Whether you will be talking with a client, a teammate or a friend, just a standards compliant browser & an internet connection will be enough.

Here are few easy to use & free disposable chat systems (text or video) for an instant communication:

Disposible Chat

Again a simple application where any number of users can connect. Optionally, you can password-protect your page to make sure the chat is private.


Besides standard chat rooms, you can signup & create private rooms which are password protected and the communication is encyrpted.


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Community chat rooms, media sharing, iPhone enabled |Donut Chat

Donut Chat is an easy way of getting chat room functionality on to your website. It has iPhone / iPad support and has a free plan available. They are also developing an API which is in Beta.

  • Takes seconds, costs nada.
  • Nothing to download or install.
  • Website, Blog or Facebook Page.
  • Connects with Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc.
  • It’s your chat, you’re in control.
  • iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch compatible.
  • Share files, photos, videos and documents.
  • Firewall friendly.
  • Speaks your language.

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Live Documents: Office for the Internet Community

Live Documents is the office suite for the internet generation — a set of web-enabled, feature-rich applications for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations that increase personal productivity and facilitate group collaboration.

This review of Live Documents will take a quick look at the app(s) and some of the neat features it offers.


Live Documents is flexible, reliable and powerful. Live Documents offers better collaboration than Google Docs and is mightier than Microsoft Office in terms of user interface. Live Documents provides a user interface that is similar to Microsoft Office, so some users will likely feel somewhat comfortable with the app to start. Continue reading