There are a lot of great web applications out there, these sites will help you find the best ones.
Web apps are applications that are accessed using a web browser. They have a couple of real pluses - being able to access them from any web browser anywhere and not having to install a program are two good features. There are web apps for, well, all kinds of things (think google docs or gmail). The list of uses is huge.
Many web apps make use of Flash and Java to run, something to keep in mind if you normally have Flash or Java (or both) disabled in your browser.
69 Coolest Web Apps Of 2009
An outstanding list of diverse web applications from perennial favorite Smashing Apps.
The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009
Although the site says the web apps are for education, most of them would be useful to just about anybody. There are a few sites listed that have no ratings (good or bad) from WOT (Web of Trust).
In order to make this list, a site had to be:
* accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users.
* appropriate for classroom use.
* completely browser-based with no download required.
Sites that help you find the hottest web apps:
(excerpted from Inspired Mag)
Feedmyapp - Your Daily Web 2.0 Sites Dose
"Feedmyapp is a Web 2.0 Directory with the best and latest web 2.0 sites, daily updated. We classify web apps by tagging them and creating a brief description for each one listed."
Best Open Source Resources for Web Developers | WebAppers
"Hunting the Best Open Source Resources for Web Developers"
"A great resource to learn about the web tools that are available and how to put them to the best use."
MoMB The Museum of Modern Betas
"The MoMB is a site dedicated to listing webbased applications on a beta trip" [Link was returning a "database unavailable" error last time it was checked on 05/07/2013].
"Our goal to showcase the best Web 2.0 websites, start-ups and applications."
"We are focused on one thing — delivering the latest in new website launches to people....."
Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone - CNET
"Say No to boxed software! The future of applications is online delivery and access. Software is passé. Webware is the new way to get things done."
Signing off for now,