The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It's the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!). Here are 50 of our favorites. » 11/27/14 8:35am 11/27/14 8:35am

The Best Streaming Music Services You Aren't Using (But Should)

Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with tons of great new music. Here are a few services we love… » 7/31/14 11:31am 7/31/14 11:31am

Your Webcam Feed in ASCII Is the Greatest Thing You'll See Today

Say goodbye to the rest of your day. Because after playing with this web app that turns your webcam feed into a realtime stream of ASCII art, you're not going to want to do anything else ever again. » 4/03/14 12:10pm 4/03/14 12:10pm

Google's Chrome Apps Have Finally Escaped Their Browser Prison

Up until now, Chrome's Web Apps have been trapped in your browser, living with the rest of your internet like glorified tabs. Well, Google's putting an end to that today. A new breed of Chrome Apps is here, and they live on your desktop. » 9/05/13 4:12pm 9/05/13 4:12pm

Little Outliner: The Cleanest, Simplest Outliner Web App Around

Little Outliner is a new editor from Dave Winer that automatically saves text locally. The HTML5 web app is a super simple, super straightforward way to create outlines. » 3/25/13 12:15pm 3/25/13 12:15pm Consults Foursquare and Yelp to Help You Decide What to Order

What should you order for dinner? is a new iOS and web app that pulls from thousands of reviews on Yelp and Foursquare to help you decide specifically which dish is the best. » 12/17/12 9:47am 12/17/12 9:47am

Collusion for Chrome Reveals Who's Spying on Your Surfing

The concept of privacy on the Internet is naive at best. Fact is everybody tracks what you do online. Collusion for Chrome, however will show you exactly where your information goes when you're served a cookie. » 4/17/12 7:11pm 4/17/12 7:11pm

Google Music Comes to iOS with a Pretty Decent Web App

Google seems to pick and choose when they'll make a native app and when they'll go the web route with iOS. For Google Music, which is still in beta, they chose the web app route and it's actually still pretty good. » 9/08/11 6:42pm 9/08/11 6:42pm

Watch Movies on Your iPad Without an App Using VUDU

VUDU, the streaming movie and TV service, is trying to cut Apple out of the profit picture by circumventing the App Store with a webapp. This way, Apple doesn't get money off of VUDU's movie sales and rentals. » 8/10/11 10:56am 8/10/11 10:56am

Do You Use the Gmail Web App on Your iPhone?

High resolution icons and the pull down to refresh feature are finally coming to the Gmail web app on the iPhone. Awesome! But, uh, will anyone notice? I mean, does anyone even use the Gmail web app? » 8/04/11 11:15am 8/04/11 11:15am

"There's a Web App for That" Suggests Chrome Apps Based on Your…

Chrome: Many of your favorite sites have their own Chrome extensions that offer offline browsing, powerful searches, or other features. There's a Web App for That is a Chrome extension that, once downloaded, gives suggestions for future extensions based on the sites you visit most often. » 7/18/11 9:00am 7/18/11 9:00am

iOS 5 Homescreen Web Apps Will Get a Boost from Mobile Safari's Nitro…

iOS allows web apps to look and behave like normal apps if bookmarked on the homescreen. And now with iOS 5, those web apps will be allowed to use Mobile Safari's Nitro JavaScript engine, promising faster, more powerful performance. [Ars Technica] » 6/17/11 6:07pm 6/17/11 6:07pm

Microsoft Office Web Apps Thinks Oversharing Is a Good Thing

Take it from Office Web Apps-with over 30 million users, they know a thing or two about reaching the masses. Sure, we now live in a world where it's possible to find out what your third cousin once removed is eating for dinner at this very moment, or what your buddy was actually doing last Saturday night, but despite… » 6/13/11 12:00pm 6/13/11 12:00pm

Summify Gives You 5 Articles to Read a Day Based on Your Internet…

Reading is easy! But finding good stuff to read isn't, you have to cut through all the webby fat to get an interesting article. Summify combs your your Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader habits (it peaks at data and analyzes your social networks) and sends an e-mail with 5 articles to read per day. » 3/30/11 10:00pm 3/30/11 10:00pm

Evernote Revamps Its Web App With User Friendliness in Mind

After users complained that the web-based app was too clunky, Evernote gave their notetaking utility a complete makeover in the browser, blessing it with a new, three pane view. [TheNextWeb] » 3/29/11 4:49pm 3/29/11 4:49pm

Apple Confirms Web App Slowdown in iOS 4.3

The Register received word directly from Apple that web apps are in fact running slower on iOS 4.3 because they're not optimized for the new Nitro JavaScript engine. » 3/17/11 7:21pm 3/17/11 7:21pm

Don't Wanna Memorize Numbers? Call Someone's Twitter Handle Instead

I have no idea what my mom's cell phone number is. I don't think I've ever known the phone number of a girlfriend. Why would I? You probably don't either! Contact lists killed them. But web service Go800 wants to skip the whole number thing entirely, letting you hit people via their Twitter handle to connect a call. » 3/04/11 9:40pm 3/04/11 9:40pm

People Aren't Really Buying Chrome OS Apps

After Google's big reveal of their Chrome OS platform, it seems people aren't so keen on paying for web apps. TechCrunch says that the most purchased paid app in the Chrome web store gets about 65 weekly purchases. Ouch. » 1/04/11 11:50pm 1/04/11 11:50pm