Web 2.0 products that work: CNET Top 5
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Webware's Rafe Needleman lives and breathes Web 2.0. We count down the five products he still uses.
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 Web. 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.