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A web app is a computer application that you access online and runs in your web browser. You can use web apps from any computer with an internet connection without installing special software.

Recommended web apps

  • FaxZERO
    Allows you to send two free faxes per day. Additional faxes can be sent for a small charge. Requires an email address.

  • Google Docs
    Google Docs allows you to create, edit, and upload word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and some other types of documents. This app is very easy to use, though some features present in desktop software are missing. Very good for group projects and collaborations. Requires a free Google account.

  • Microsoft Office Web Apps
    A good alternative to Google Docs when compatibility with Microsoft file formats is essential. Requires a free Windows LiveID.

  • Photoshop Express Editor
    An all online photo editor. Allows cropping, rotating, resizing, color adjustments, retouching, effects, and annotations. No registration required.

Social Networks

Wikis

  • Pbworks.com
    http://pbworks.com/
    Free, hosted, password-protected wiki to edit and share information.

  • PmWiki
    http://www.pmwiki.org/
    The wiki software used to create these subject guides. Highly customizable, but requires that you already have a web host.

  • Wikia
    http://www.wikia.com/Wikia
    Create or contribute to a wiki on almost any topic.
  • Wikispaces.com
    http://wikispaces.com
    Create simple web pages that groups, friends, & families can edit together.
 
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