The internet is a great resource for free, useful tools to help with everything from email marketing to managing your finances. Ripplers are discovering and testing new sites and software on a near-constant basis in an effort to be in sync with the latest and greatest innovation. We decided to share a few of these sites each month with our clients and followers. Here’s our favorites for the month of November:
2. Wayback Machine is part of the Internet Archive, a non-profit project involved in building a digital library of sites and other online artifacts. They provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and regular folks, too. If you can’t remember what Doodle was on the Google homepage when NASA scientists discovered water on the moon, you can find it using the Wayback calendar. Same goes for less popular sites. The Internet Archive is a great resource, and just about the only one that can show you how a particular site has evolved over time.
3. Freecycle@Work is a free online application for anyone to use when establishing Freecycle programs at their company. You can post items you no longer need and find items you want, all while promoting reuse in your community. The Freecycle Network boasts over 7 million users worldwide, and includes all kinds of people from diehard freegans to those who’d just prefer their old couch end up someplace other than the city dump. It’s not gonna save the world, but the experience of picking up stuff from a Freecycler is usually more interesting than walking around Ikea for an hour. And chances are, the item’s already been put together. Bonus.
Those are our selections for November. We hope you find some of them to be useful, or at least worth investigating. We’ll have another round of picks next month. If you have some favorite websites that you think we should mention, please comment below with the url. Thanks