Amazingly simple email newsletters If you're still interested in using these things, this one looks like it might be worth exploring. Free if you use less than 1000 contacts per month. Comes with a series of templates to make life easy, a contacts manager, autoresponders, works on the usual devices, add in photographs and store them online, use as social sharing, reporting option. Priced options if you want to go large.
HelloFax is an interesting little tool, which works with Google Drive. If you still fax stuff to people (if you're wondering what 'fax' means, please ask someone rather older than you) then you might want to give this a go, as it will fax directly for you. Alternatively, and this is the thing that I find particularly interesting with it, is that you can automatically sign PDF forms with it. Upload a copy of your signature (or write it on the screen), save it and you're done. I've tried it and it works very easily and simply.
This has the potential to be quite fun. Create a debate at www.barkles.com and invite your friends. They can put their point of view for/against, you can have a poll (apparently, I've not logged in to try this out) and get feedback on ideas. Could be something worth thinking about in a school environment as well.
Transform your doc, pdf, word, movie in an interactive flipbook. It's very easy: upload your file and you will receive an email with the url to your creation. You can share this with your friend, family... by email, on your blog, on facebook or twitter. Give it your email address, the file you want flipflapped and it does the rest. It's an ok resource, and I was going to give you an example embedded in the blog, but when I previewed it I saw that the actual item itself is almost hidden by the huge amount of advertising. So much so that it almost entirely ruined - as such I wouldn't recommend it at all. If you're still keen however, you can see my example.
My first thought when I saw this Free Reverse Phone Lookup service was 'thank Heavens that I'm not based in the US!' The idea is that type in a US area code and number and it'll tell you who phoned you. All well and good, but they also have a listing of recent lookups. You can then simply click on the number and you've got the person's name, and address, together with other technical details about the number - landline, service provider, exchange and so on. Oh yes, and a handy little Google map of how to get to their front door.
While I appreciate that this information is all in the public domain, and I presume that if you're in the US you can choose to be removed from any directories, it would still worry me that this data is just flying around out there for anyone to find and potentially make use of. If this company just provided the service and you provided the number I'd be happier, but with that element... I wouldn't be happy if my number was included in their random list.
Send Thank You Notes App to send instant thank you notes to People, Places or even Things for thoughtful Gifts, kind Acts & heartfelt Expressions. Thankuz hopes to make the world a better place one thank you at a time. What's wrong with just sending an email or letter or ringing them up for heavens sake??
This is another of the 'stickynote' type of resources. Just visit Corkboard.me and it'll instantly set you up with a page that you can use there and then. Type in your notes, move them around, link to images and so on. Share it with friends and let them collaborate as well. It's very basic in comparison with some other resources that are out there, but it's quick and simple, and that's always a good thing.
Schedule Messages For After Your Death. I just find this stuff, ok? Loving the subtitles and suchlike on this site 'Live on through social media' and 'Mopits is 100% free death messaging system'. They describe it thus: "Death messaging is a system that sends messages
(or updates) to intended parties or services after the user has died.
it may be a way to calm those who are grieving. For others, it may be
last chance to say something meaningful. Additionally, it can be a
reminder of ones humor. We do not consider ourselves to be morose or
pessimistic about death. Given our love of social media, we feel as
though this is the first step to using social media after we die."
I love this bit: "Users can schedule the messages minutes, days, months, or years after they have passed away." Oh, imagine the jolly japes you could have with this one! The best bit though is the 'Claim a death' button. "If you are claiming a death, please put "claim" as the subject and
provide us with your information. We will contact you shortly after
your information is received."
How about this bit: "we are planning some exciting new features to be included
in our updates."
Sorry - this is a serious subject, and I know I'm taking the mickey. But calling the service 'Mopits'??
ThankThank. I really do need to start a WTF? category, because this would fit straight into it. Let me start by saying 'I am NOT making this one up'. You can pay this company to write handwritten notes for you. They write, stamp and mail the notes. They even have templates that you can use. For example, you can get them to send out personalised wedding gift thank you notes.
Yes. I know what you're thinking, and I'm thinking it as well. The whole point of handwritten notes is that they're personal, from the hand and handwritten *by you*. Adding in templates and getting stranger to write them is just well.... bizarre!