Europreneur Secrets – Favorite Web Aps of European Entrepreneurs- Andy Hobsbawn

by on August 20, 2009 at 1:01 am

This is second in a series where I take JD Lasica’s meme “Coolest Power Tools” on a “spin” to see not what our US geeks are using, but what our European Brethren find as their favorite aps.

Andy HobsbawmI’ve queried some of my favorite new friends from Amsterdam, London and Cambridge about the tools they love. Here’s the second response, from Andy Hobsbawm, Co-founder of Green Thing.
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Firefox for browsing
tweetdeck and hootsuite for tweeting for url tweeting
friendfeed for friend feeding for ftping
google docs for documenting
typepad for blogging
gmail for emailing
skype, google talk, ichat for chatting
delicious for bookmarking
Spotify and iTunes for playing music
Garageband for making music
Facebook for personal time-wasting
LinkedIn for professional time-wasting
iPhone for usual Apple apps + games + Twitterfon, Facebook, FixMyStreet, QuickVoice, IfFound
incase for iphone battery life
YouTube and Vimeo for playing videos
Flip + iMovie for making videos
Time Machine and SugarSynch for backup
Flickr for photos
Photoshop for image hacking (badly)
Powerpoint for presenting and IA sketching (I know, I know)
Caffeine for screen-waking
Google maps for finding
SoThink Web Video Downloader for video grabbing
Screengrab! for screen grabbing

Click Here for Europreneur #1’s List: Mathys van Abbe, MobyPicture.

Here are my favorites:

Susan Bratton

MobyPicture for syndicating my photos and videos from my iPhone and Mac across all my social nets simultaneously (kicks TwitPic’s booty). I wrote about it here.

TweetLater Professional for scheduling tweets in advance (I wrote about it in my roundup of social media tools)

Trackur for online reputation management and social listening. It’s superior to Google Alerts. (See my post on Online Reputation Guidelines.

• Testing uberVU, a social media commenting tracking and reply system, in their private beta. (See my post on this.)

• A Twitter Custom Search bookmark on her Firefox browser toolbar (see my post on how to do this).

Skype with screen sharing (see Are You There? Skype is My Traveling Geeks Lifeline).

• Innovate Ads “video spokesperson” and video banners for my book, Talk Show Tips. See Creating a High Converting Video Spokesperson for Your Landing Page).

iMovie with YouTube uploader

WordPress with Zemanta plug-in (image and article recommendations) for Firefox


Flickr via iPhoto uploader

Tweetdeck on her Mac Mini

iPhone app: Twitterific

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