Saturday, August 1, 2009

EVERNOTE.COM | Remember Everything

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Evernote is a free online application that allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes the information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.

How it works?

This video below by Evernote shows exactly how the application works. Check it out.
This may be one of the most useful applications for the frequent web users today.


What’s cool about it?

  • Create notes containing text and audio.
  • Find printed and handwritten text within images.
  • Clip web content directly into Evernote.
  • Capture screenshots.
  • Synchronize your notes among all the desktop and mobile version you use.

My Synopsis

I just created an account and intend to use this a lot. I am a frequent web surfer and find interesting things I would like to return to at later points in time. This will help me manage that a lot better. Really check this one out. You will see how useful this application is.

What do you all think of Evernote? Are there any other alternatives you all prefer? Leave comments.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

ZILLOW.COM | Your edge in Real Estate


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What is it? is an online real estate service that allows you to view real estate information such as estimated worth, size, number and types of rooms etc. All this information is provided by for free.

"This is our concept: to become a trusted, vibrant online real estate hub where everyone comes to get an edge in real estate."

How it works? is like a wiki allowing any homeowners or real estate professionals to write to the site building a huge database of information for all users online on a particular home. It creates an online community where users contribute to the real estate data so that everyone will have access to this great resource.

A typical page will look like the following:

1. A estimate of the home.

2. The monthly mortgage payment.

3. A street view and bird's eye view of the neighborhood and the home being searched.



4. Detailed information on the home such as number of bedrooms, baths, size, when it was built etc.

5. The features are included in the home such as cable, ceiling fans, lawns etc.



What's cool about it?

1. also shows comparable homes that are for sale as well.

2. charts the value of the home and includes tax data and previous selling information.

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My Synopsis

I have not used this site, but I am sure it would be very useful for homeowners, buyers, sellers or any real estate professionals. Enjoy!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

GLASSDOOR.COM | see what employees are saying


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What is it? is a great website that allows you to get reviews or salaries from other companies.
It is a free service, however, you do have to submit a job review and post a salary in order to see others.
A simple give and get strategy. It is important to know that you do remain anonymous.

" is the only site that provides a complete, real-time, inside look at what it's really like to work at a company- ratings, reviews, confidence in senior leadership and salaries - for free."

How it works?

There are really two simple steps to get access to the data.

  1. You provide a review for a current or former employer and,
  2. You then login to the site and access is granted.

Note that you are required to provide a certain length for the reviews in order for it to be considered meaningful and useful for the community.

It is a really simple service, and if you would like more information, I highly recommend checking out this site.

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Glass door provides:

  1. Detailed company reviews

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  2. Employee ratings on workplace factors and leadership
  3. Real-time salary/compensation details by title and company.

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What's cool about it?

  1. If you are interested in the corporate culture of a company, you can see what various people have said about their respective positions or of management of the company. I think this is very important today and very useful. You ultimately want to be happy where you work and want to be in a place that suits your personality.
  2. The CEOs of companies are also rated on a point scale. This is subjective, but you can get a general idea of what employees collectively view their leaders.
  3. You can see company reviews by industry or look at most popular company reviews.
  4. You can compare salaries of a particular job in various cities in case you were considering relocating.

My Synopsis

This site will be a useful resource for many and can be used by anyone. It will be a useful research tool for college students looking to start new careers, or to current employees seeking other job opportunities. Employers may also find it useful as they can get a sense of what employers think of their company's culture and leadership. I have been using this site for a few months now and I see the benefits of it. Just another useful tool to bookmark I think. Try it out and tell me what you think.

Other Reviews around the web

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