This article contains a list of useful and free web 2.0 applications.

Important: The University of Tampa does not provide technical support for Web 2.0 applications. Never store non-public university files in cloud tools not provided by the university!

  1. Disconnect Search: Disconnect SearchNew Window
    Disconnect Search fetches results from popular search engines while protecting your privacy. Once you've installed and configured it, you don't have to do another thing, and it works like a charm. Disconnect Search prevents search sites from tracking your searches and from supplying search terms to sites you click on. The tool will open found sites in the browser's private mode. A separate active Do Not Track tool provides additional privacy protection. Supports Google, Bing, Yahoo, Blekko, and DuckDuckGo. See how it worksNew Window.

  2. Dropbox: DropboxNew Window
    Put your stuff in Dropbox and get to it from your computers, phones, or tablets. Edit docs, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere. Share photos with friends. Work with your team like you're using a single computer. Everything's automatically private, so you control who sees what. Dropbox secures your files with 256-bit AES encryption and two-step verification. Get two (2) GB of FREE space initially and up to 16 GB total of FREE space by referring others. (Only non-sensitive information should be put in Dropbox!) See how it worksNew Window.

  3. Diigo: DiigoNew Window
    Diigo is a free social bookmarking, research, and knowledge sharing tool created to mimic the ease of taking notes while providing a network for sharing and discovering information. Because Diigo is web-based your bookmarks are available on any computer. See how it worksNew Window.

  4. Evernote: EvernoteNew Window
    Evernote is a suite type of software and services, designed for taking notes and archiving. Notes come in a variety of items including: a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note.
    See how it worksNew Window.

  5. Wiggio: WiggioNew Window
    Wiggo is a web application that focuses on collaborations with groups. The platform was designed to be easy and straightforward, even for the least tech-savvy members of your group. It provides everything you need to work productively in your groups, without bogging you down with complexities and unnecessary features. See how it worksNew Window.

  6. SlideBean: SlidebeanNew Window
    SlideBean is a new free tool for creating online slideshows. It provides multiple formats and the ability to search the Web, within the application, for images. See how it worksNew Window.

  7. Listhings: ListhingsNew Window
    Listhings is a virtual bulletin board that allows users to keep notes and organize them however they see fit. As soon as a user arrives on the Listhings website, they are given access to their first note, which can be moved or resized. You can add a link to Listhings to your browser toolbar or make Listhings your browser home page. You can also drag photos from your computer. See how it worksNew Window.

  8. Pixlr: PixlrNew Window
    Pixlr apps are built in Flash and you need to have the Flash plug-in (get flashNew Window) to get it to work, however, 98% of all computers have flash so you are probably set. The pixlr services is built for both non-professionals and professional users with editing needs such as editing web images to be posted on social networks like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, or image sites like Flickr, Fotolog, and Photobucket. See how it worksNew Window.

  9. Marqueed: MarqueedNew Window
    The best design comes from collaboration. Invite people to participate in the discussion. All you need is an email address. Marqueed is the next best thing to having everyone in the same room. Do it all in only three easy steps:
    1. Easily add multiple images. Simply drag and drop files straight from your computer, or even from another browser window.
    2. Add Collaborators because the best design comes from collaboration. Invite people to participate in the discussion. All you need is an email address. Marqueed is the next best thing to having everyone in the same room.
    3. Markup and discuss your images. Literally "point" to areas and have threaded discussions right over the image. You can even use the freehand tool to draw out your ideas.
      See how it worksNew Window.

  10. Easel.ly: EaselNew Window
    Create eye-catching, informative, and fun graphics on the web. Traditionally, making infographics in order to share things like statistics, lesson plans, and business presentations took time, money, and graphic design skills, but Easel.ly has made it possible for anyone to design a custom infographic in minutes. See how it worksNew Window.