If you are looking for cool cloud applications to work with, then I think that you might want to read this. Here is my year ender list of the best cloud applications for 2011.
Pixlr is an image editor cloud app that allows you to edit an image from the web browser with no installation needed.
Picnik is also a free photo-editing cloud application that lets you edit your pictures like a pro. Once the edit is complete, you can save your work directly to your computer with ease. There are tons of really cool features that would unlock if you upgrade your account.
Soundcloud enables you to upload your music files and play it online. Soundcloud provides a widget to play a certain music or recording when it is embedded on site.
Mint Accounting Software
Mint is a free cloud application that helps you optimize your financial needs. Easy Access is only minutes away from registration so check it out.
Dropbox allows you to back-up or store your files online with the use of cloud storage. Dropbox would save you a huge amount of time and hard drive space once you have backed-up your data to the cloud.
Believe me. MailChimp is a cloud application used for e-mailing campaigns. Although it may look like I am joking (I wish I was) but, MailChimp is fully packed with hardcore e-mail marketing automation features, an organized subscription management as well as catchy designs that are easy to make and operate. This cute little monkey is armed a wide range of designs to choose from and modular template that users can change from time to time.
Google Cloud Apps
Google Docs offers word processing, spreadsheets and storage in the cloud. Google Docs along with Gmail, Google Calendar, Sketch Up and all sorts of Google cloud applications are available here. You can synchronize with other authorized users to edit a file using Google Cloud Connect technology. If you want to know more about Google Cloud Connect, then this is a link for an introductory video.
Evernote is one of the best multi-platform and moble cloud application that enables users to take down notes, capture an event, record a meeting and save it on the cloud. Now if I am going to come up with a brilliant idea, take down notes, and would need to save it somewhere, Evernote might probably be one of my options. You should do it too.
Flickr is one of the world’s most favorite media organizing site for storing images (mostly images) and videos online. Upon registration, the end-user can upload 300MB of pictures and 2 videos for every month. Once upgraded, the user can have unlimited storage and access with no irritating Ads and will be granted with HD playbacks for uploaded videos.
HootSuite is a Social Media dashboard to manage your Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, Ping.fm, WordPress, etc. You can easily connect all your social networking accounts with this cloud application and on one tab. HootSuite can be easily configure and it has really cool features once you upgrade to Pro. I personally tried this app to see and I think it works great. Oh, and it also comes with an iPad and other mobile versions too.
As Pete Cashmore of Mashable has said about Hootsuite: ”HootSuite is an essential tool for managing social networks by allowing teams to efficiently track conversations and measure campaign results.”