Your top Web 2.0 apps?

If we ignore the fact that the term Web 2.0 is controversial for all kinds of reasons and concentrate on the applications themselves, which Web 2.0 apps (using the broadest possible definition) do you use most?

I use:

  1. my blog and podcast software all the time (they are run out of WordPress)
  2. my Flickr account regularly to post photos
  3. Google’s Docs and Spreadsheets frequently for collaboration or sharing of documents
  4. Google’s Calendar to synch with my laptop and mobile phone calendars
  5. Technorati, PubSub and Google’s Blogsearch to subscribe to RSS searches
  6. Flock as my main browser of choice (primarily because of the Flickr and integration) – I also use Firefox, Camino, Safari and IE7
  7. Feedburner to burn and track my feeds
  8. NetNewsWire, Google Reader and iTunes to consume my feed list
  9. TechMeme, Megite and TailRank for keeping up with tech news
  10. very occasionally to store URLs for items I have found interesting

What cool Web 2.0 apps am I not using that I should be using? What are your favourite Web 2.0 apps?

13 thoughts on “Your top Web 2.0 apps?”

  1. Good point on GMail Jake – I use both GMail and Yahoo! Mail but I rarely use their browser interface, using instead the POP interface through my Mail app

  2. Blogger (tho’ I’m going to change that, whenever I get the time)
    Flickr (a pro account used as backup for my iPhoto Library)
    – Safari for RSS as well as being my first choice browser. I’ve tried a couple of stand-alone readers (most notably Vienna), but I keep going back to Safari.
    .Mac. It has its detractors, but I really like the functionality of its webmail, and the way it just works seamlessly with the iApps. When my daughter was born last August, I had an album of her first photos published on the web within a oouple of hours. Also, I find the synching feature really handy.
    Yojimbo. Not sure if this meets your definition of a Web 2.0 app, but having discovered it a few months ago, couldn’t live without it now. A little extra off-site storage is always a good thing.

  3. This was going to be a very long list, so I’ve cut it down to just the “bare necessities”.

    WordPress, for my blog.
    Zooomr, for my photos.
    Newsvine, for my news., for some of my bookmarks.
    Remember the Milk, for my to-do list.
    Bloglines and NewsGator, currently battling to be my #1 feed reader.
    Google Personalized Home and Netvibes, currently battling to be my #1 start page.
    Google Video, YouTube, and QuickTime Movie Trailers, for my videos and movie trailers.
    iTunes, for my music and podcasts.
    Google Docs and Spreadsheets, for my docs and spreadsheets.
    Google-Yahoo Traffic Maps, to view current U.S. traffic conditions.
    OpenDNS, to “make [my] Internet experience safer, faster and smarter for [myself] and everyone else on [my] network.”
    Inquisitor, for when I’m too lazy to open more than one search engine.
    Wikipedia, as a [frequently] reliable encyclopedia with an abundance of information., not necessarily “Web 2.0”, but every little bit helps.

  4. Yahoo and Gmail mail, Skype for telephone and IM, wordpress for blogging, Flickr for photos, pixoh for online photo editing, Gspace or for large files storage, Google Maps, bloglines for RSS, Feedburner for landing page, delicious or technorati to save bookmarks, revver for video storage.

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