Friday, February 24, 2006

Excel and Powerpoint on the web

irows is a web based online spreadsheet application which allows user power of Microsoft Excel.

Features of irows

  • Manage our data online and access it from anywhere anytime

  • It allows sharing of data so that it can be editer by others. Very useful for shared expense list amongst roommates, friends, etc. Its a great collaboration tool.

  • We can draw calculator, charts (pie, line, bar etc), graphs for the data in the sheet.

  • Import data from excel and CSV(Comma Separted File)

I have uploaded one of my excel file out here.

Thumbstacks is a online making and sharing presentations tool.

Features of Thumbstack

  • Create it once access it from anywhere anytime

  • Allows editing, saving, modifying, using themes and templates. It has WYSIWYG editor with rich text and drag and drop support. It support loading images also.

  • Only needs a browser to use it and they say that is always available at user end. Supports all the major platforms IE, firefox, Opera Konqueror etc.

  • We can take print outs in the form of handouts as we take in Microsot Powerpoint application (Like 6, 4 or 2 screens in one page).

Here is the screenshot of the presentation created by me.

Its very slick even in the alpha stage and I would love to see in future release following features which will definitely make it one of the best online sharing and publishing tool for the people
- Support for animation
- Support for sound and video.
- Rich set of drawing tools.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Google Page Creator

Google has started new service which allows user to create their own webpage and publish it. Check this out here.


  • It allows user to create only single page.

  • Can create upto 100 MB of pages.

  • Page Editor is provided to modify look and layoout of the page. As soon as first page is created it sets up a homepage where you can manage you pages.

  • Quick, easy and simple way to publish pages on the web which are searchable from google search engine as well as other search engines.

Right now there is no provision to publish or create the whole website but with proper linking one can create whole website.

The addresses for the pages will be like

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Online Movies Catalouge

If you need to maintain an online catalouge of movies which are

  • Your favorites

  • You want to see

  • Want to share it with others and link it to your blogs

use AJAXILICIOUS. Its very very simple to use, type the name of the movie and hit enter, it looks up in IMBD and populates the list of the movies matching the name you have entered. Then you can eitehr add it to your collection or view more details about the movie and then add it. You can later remove movies from your collection. Below is the screen shot after taken adding few movies in the list.

I would like it to have the following:
1) Giving your own rating or sharing rating with everyone and not use IMDB rating.
2) Categorize movies in the catelouge on the basis of years.
3) Tag information like director, actor, actress etc.

Lets hope it will incorporate more features in future.

Digg + = DiggLicious

Yes, DiggLicious is a perfect blend of two cool web2.0 websites (products). For those of you who have not digged and have not had a taste of delicious, Digg is a technical news site and (bought by yahoo) is a online bookmarking(storing favorites) site.

Digglicious brings the power of these two sites at one place as it continuously updates what is been digged and tagged(bookmarked) on the net.


  • Read the stuff which is been tagged and digged most by the users so that we don't need to wander around the net for the news which we like to read.

  • Tag it into your account.

  • Great use of webservice and presenting the content in lightweight AJAX implemented single page website.

Nice stuff.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

My review of IE7

Writing after a long time and at this odd hour :)

Well, i was watching a song "Ab muje raat din" by Sonu Nigam on youtube using Firefox and there were many other tabs opened at the time. FF(firefox) 1.5 and higher consumes lot of memory and eats up my CPU time like anything. Today the same thing was featured in about slashdot Firefox memory leak.

It was caching lot of pages and because of that video rendering was very show and interruptive. I love tab browsing and since IE7 beta is available so i thought to put my hands on it and i did install it and started using it and found it a good browser over all.
Things which i have liked about IE7
1) Tabbed browser functionality.
2) It has print functionality which won't truncate page now.
3) Quick view tabs will show browser windows which are opened in tab in one page and user can select whichever he wants again to view in that page as a full page browser window. It allows to close them also.

4) Subscriting to RSS feed. A button gets enabled when the IE7 browser detects that the site has RSS feed subscription in it.
5) Filtering phising website either by putting it in the options or checking it onlilne everytime.
6) Most of the functionality can be accessed through toolbar buttons.(messengers, hello can be accessed)
7) They have put one button to add new tab with click. Well for computer savy this can be done by using control tab but for normal user they won't know the short cut and MS product always tries to make life simpler for others.
8) Adding addons to IE browser.

Things which IE7 beta is missing and which i will like it to have.

1) Error messages when something fails. I tried to upload the quick tabs window in bmp format which was 4.21 MB using IE it never told me whether it is able to get some error from the server (
2) Javascript error console, debugger etc.

Till now it seems good to me. I have installed it on my computer now, I will do the same at my work tommorow and check out more about it.