Friday, August 25th, 2006
Welcome, boys and girls, to the computing world of tomorrow! Desktop programs are a thing of the past, replaced by free, simple, Web-based apps that do everything from spreadsheets to e-mail — and more!
To find out (if Ajax makes us free), we’ve scoured the Internet for the best Ajax-based sites in six categories: calendars, e-mail, information managers, spreadsheets, desktops (known in the Ajax world as webtops), and word processors. We’ve picked the winners and runners-up in each category, and taken a look at a few of the other competitors in each category as well.
They cover six different categories: calendars, email, information managers, spreadsheets, webtops (web based desktops), and word processors. It’s no big surprise, however, that Google’s offerings come out on top most of the time. Google Calendar, Gmail, Notebook, and Spreadsheets sweep their categories. In the web based desktop arena, there’s a tie between Pageflakes and YouOS. For the word processors, it’s Zoho Writer
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:54 am