Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet we count down another hot CNET
list. I'm Tom Merritt.
Rafe Needleman lives and breathes Web 2.0 It's his job to try out every Web app out
there. Recently he wrote a column at Webware revealing the five Web 2.0 products he
kept using, even after he didn't need to anymore.
So, Let's count down the Top 5 Web 2.0 products that work.
At No. 5, TripIt. If you still print up your itineraries, addresses, and maps, and store them
in a manila folder when you go on holiday, you need to visit TripIt. They do all that stuff,
communicate with family, and they do it fast. They even have a mobile site.
Coming in at No. 4, OtherInBox. This one's still in private beta, but Rafe likes the fact
you can set up a new filter on the fly. It helps cut down on all those status messages you
get from all the Web 2.0 services you're signing up for.
Up to No. 3, Evernote. A fast reliable note-taking app that has good search, photos, and
can even tag notes by location. It even synchronizes quickly across PCs, phones, and the
Sliding in at No. 2. Twihrl. It lets you manage multiple Twitter and FriendFeed accounts
from one desktop app. You can post, read, and even add photos.
Before we get to No. 1,let's take a look at comScore's ranking of the Top 5 search
engines. The oldest Web app is arguably the search engine.
All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The best Web 2.0 product that Rafe Needleman still uses.
The one that works. The one that tops them all.
At No. 1, It's...
Google Chrome? Yes Google Chrome. Rafe says: Very Fast. Very Stable. If it had his
favorite Firefox plug-ins, he would launch nothing else, ever. And after all, a good
browser is essential to a good Web 2.0 experience and Chrome is very Web 2.0-y.
If you have issues with Rafe's list, take them up with him! Don't be afeared. He wants to
hear from you. You can find all his writings at Webware.com.
Well That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5.
I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.
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