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Three Web Apps that Make Me Happy – Dropbox, Aardvark, and Get Satisfaction

I’ve got a lot going on at the moment, so I’m just going to do a really quick post. I’m always playing with new web apps and I’ve come across 3 that I really like of late – just passing along some anecdotal feedback about them.

Dropbox – I have been looking for a really good multi-computer storage solution for awhile. I regularly use 3 different computers and I was looking for a really simple way to keep a core set of files accessible and available across all three machines. The thing I like most about it is that it behaves like a local folder – no uploading things via a web interface, no complex scripts, no backup software. All I do is save things to my Dropbox the same way I would save them to My Documents and I’m all set to go.

Aardvark (Mechanical Zoo) – Without getting into the specifics of what the app is and how it works (I don’t think they’re saying much, so I won’t), this is one of the most intriguing things I’ve used on the web in quite some time. I’ve found it to be immensely useful for a wide variety of things. Most importantly, the service is honest – when it can’t help me, it lets me know quickly so I can get on with things.

Get Satisfaction – I’ve found a surprising number of start-ups who are actively using Get Satisfaction to keep tabs on what their early users are saying. In the 4 cases where I’ve posted a problem / issue to Get Satisfaction I’ve gotten a quick response directly from a representative of the company.

That’s all for now. There are a handful of other apps where I had high hopes and was let down. No need to post about those now.

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