The Webby Awards 2017: Favorite Apps and Sites


I can’t believe this is my job! Every year I look forward to going through the nominees downloadand honorable mentions for The Webby Awards, which recognizes sites and apps for outstanding awesomeness.

Here are a few of my favorites from this year (and you can take a look at my favorites from 2016 and 2015, too). Warning: Some are highly addictive and a few made me grab for the Kleenex!

Productivity

Classic Project Management Tool
Asana
People have loved Asana in my sessions for years.
Asana.com

Keep Track of Your Family
Life360
You Might Call This Stalking.
https://www.life360.com

Teach Yourself Better Habits to Get Stuff Done
Doo
https://getdooapp.com

Budget- and Team-Based Project Management
Streamtime
streamtime.net

Let Artificial Intelligence Teach You How to Write Better Emails
Boomerang Respondable
http://www.boomeranggmail.com/respondable

A Trustworthy Password Management Tool
Dashlane
dashlane.com

Let Someone Else Get Mad at Customer Service
Service
I tried this out yesterday with a problem I’m having with my new orange glitter Converse hi-tops. Service wrote me back immediately and said I was out of luck on this one. Service takes 30% of any money they can recoup.
getservice.com

Mail Deluxe Cards from Your Phone
Felt
I send these cards every month. Love them!
http://www.feltapp.com

Education

Brush Up on Your Digital Knowledge
Digital Garage
https://digitalgarage.withgoogle.com

Make Math Fun
Mathigon
I was so excited to share this with my sister – she’s a science teacher.
https://mathigon.org

Test Your Math Skills for a Good Cause
Unicef Math
This one is great for kids.
unicefusa.org/math-quiz

Learn Almost Anything
Khan Academy
This has been a favorite for years.
khanacademy.org

Fun and Games

Make Your Own Stranger Things Title
Make It Stranger
http://makeitstranger.com/yournerdy-bestfriend

Test Your 80s Pop Culture Knowledge
Retrominder TV
Think David Hasselhoff!
http://retrominder.tv

Test Your General Pop Culture
Higher Lower Game
You’re going to love this! It’s quite addicting and makes you think.
http://www.higherlowergame.com

A Sad Story About a Sick Little Boy
Through the Dark
Both of these sad stories are interactive and engaging.
https://throughthedark.withgoogle.com

A Sad Story with Lots of Fun Colors
Remember Spook
http://www.rememberspook.com

Turn Your Device into a 3D Viewer
Frankfurt Zoo
This site just explains the coolness of this tool – doesn’t give you the tool itself. But it’s worth watching.
https://dontdonormal.de/Holoquarium_EN

Your Cute Animal Fix
Crazimals
https://www.facebook.com/crazimals

Graphics

Make Posters and Flyers

Poster My Wall
Teachers told me about this wonderful site. Glad to see it getting recognition.
Postermywall.com

Find Fresh Designs for Your Social Media Graphics
Shutterstock Editor
It’s not as robust as Canva, but the designs are clean and fast.
shutterstock.com/editor

Apps for Finding, Making and Sharing GIFs
Giphy
The newest app captions your GIFs as you speak.
giphy.com/apps/giphy

Freshen Up Your Website
The Whole Webby Homepage Category
https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2017/websites/website-features-and-design/best-home-page

Money and Budgets

Find Coupons on the Go
RetailMeNot
I’ve used this tool for years to save money on all kinds of stuff.
retailmenot.com

Save Money with Online Shopping
Honey
joinhoney.com

Receipt Management with a Budget Tool
TravelBank
travelbank.com

A New Budgeting Tool
EveryDollar
everydollar.com

Audio Tools

Discover the Music of the Birds
Bird Sounds
This is truly a beautiful site. My father is a birdwatcher and it makes me think of him.
https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/bird-sounds/view

Create a Song with Images Your Device Recognizes
Giorgio Cam
This is a really weird tool, but it’s fun to play with for a couple of minutes.
https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/giorgio-cam/view

Play the Accordion… with a Cat
Catcordion
This is disturbing. You have to view it on a computer – not your mobile device.
http://catcordion.sergethew.com

Make Your Own Soundtrack
Amper Music
Great to make quick background music for a video.
www.ampermusic.com

Make Music with M&Ms
Remix MMS
I couldn’t get the augmented reality to work. And I didn’t have any M&Ms.
remix.mms.com

Social Media

Relive Social Media Memories
Timehop
http://timehop.com

Fun with Words
Merriam-Webster Twitter Account
https://storify.com/merriamwebster/best-twitter-presence

Get Nagged by a Weird Mom on Twitter
M.A.R.I.A.N.N.E 7000
twitter.com/marianne7000

Travel

Discover the Best Time to Book Your Flight˙
Hopper
It’s easy to find great prices with this app.
hopper.com

Hipmunk Travel Tool Becomes Your Travel Agent
Hipmunk Hello
Can’t wait to try this out. Hipmunk is one of my favorite travel apps.
https://www.hipmunk.com/hello

Gadgets

A Braille Smartwatch
Dot
What a wonderful tool.
http://www.thisisforthejury.com/dot/en

Health and Wellness

A Meditation Tool
Stop, Breathe and Think
http://www.stopbreathethink.org

Someone to Chat with When You Can’t Fall Asleep
Insomnobot-3000
http://insomnobot3000.com

Messaging App for People You Want to Avoid
Ghostbot by Burner
ghostbot.burnerapp.com

The Bot that Tells You What’s for Dinner
TODAY Food
http://m.me/TODAYFood

Another Cool Virtual Makeup Tool
Perfect365
http://perfect365.com

Decipher Medical Jargon
Iodine Translate
This Chrome extension helps you translate medical terms right on the page.
http://www.iodine.com/translate

 

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1 Response


  • Anthony Bried // // Reply

    This is totally awesome!!! Beth you always have the coolest things. I love these apps. I’ve used a few of these. I know I learn so much from you and your newsletters and your books are just life savers!! Actually Time Savers…LOL.

    Thanks Beth for sharing your knowledge with us geeks!

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