webapps

Twine Lets You Create 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Stories With Ease

Contemplated writing your own “choose your own adventure” or text-based game but thought it would be too difficult? Free storytelling tool Twine makes it a piece of cake.


Mainichi Teaches You Japanese With Every New Chrome Tab

Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don’t immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and web app that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words.


Imgur Can Now Convert Videos To GIFV (The Higher Quality GIF Format)

All the cool kids are making and sharing animated GIFs these days. Imgur just made it easier to get in on the action, by turning video links into GIFs (or, more technically, in Imgur’s optimised GIFV format).


ProWritingAid Checks For Clarity, Repeated Words And Cliched Phrases

Editing your own work can be difficult. If you don’t give yourself enough time between writing and revising, everything might sound good. ProWritingAid is a webapp that edits your work for writing style and gives you immediate feedback.


WiFi Map Is A Crowdsourced List Of Routers And Passwords

iOS/Android: If Maslow were to revise his hierarchy, Wi-Fi would be down there by the base, right between psychological and safety needs. For those of you thirstier for Wi-Fi than you are for water, WiFi Map is an app that shows over 2.1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.


Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

You don’t have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it’s your desktop PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we’re looking at five of the best.


WhatsApp Is Now Available On The Web

WhatsApp, the popular chat app, now has a web version, though you’ll still need your phone to connect to it.


GymBetter Lets You Visit Nearby Gyms Without Paying For A Membership

iOS/Web: Despite increasing competition, gym memberships are expensive — especially if you don’t use them after signing up for a lengthy contract. GymBetter locates nearby gyms and lets you visit them for a fixed fee.


Electoral Quickly Builds And Finds Popular Twitter Lists

We’ve talked before about how lists can really help you clean up your Twitter account, but they take a lot of work to make yourself. Electoral is a simple web app that makes creating and following lists a little easier.


Forekast Is A Calendar Full Of Live Events, AMAs And More

It can be difficult to keep track of all the great events that stream online and air on TV. Forekast is a crowdsourced calendar that its community updates with interesting live streaming classes, movie debuts, AMAs and other events.