Top 10 Ajax Applications (Part 2)
In an earlier
I highlighted 10 interesting Ajax applications (plus a few honorable mentions).
Since then, Iâ€™ve come across many other individuals or teams who are all
creating a new generation of interactive, highly functional, web-based
applications. Unfortunately, some are still in stealth and, as such, I canâ€™t
write about them (I may later, though, so check back). Either way, hereâ€™s
another batch of Ajax gems that are worth checking out.
Twelve this time, in alphabetical order:
- Calendar: CalendarHub (via
Scott). Create fully searchable, private or shared calendars. Includes group
sharing, subscriptions, drag and drop GUI, RSS feeds, and web API.
ObjectGraph Dictionary (via
Jerry). Just what it sounds likeâ€¦
- Email: Zimbra (via KevinH). Complete
application for e-mail, calendar, contacts and other communications
- Email (2): Goowy. Flash based (no
Ajax), but so elegant that I included it anyway.
- Example code/widgets:
(via MP). Variety of examples implemented in Ajax and Flash, including
server invocation, database integration, and Google search.
- Flickr Viewer: Lightweight Flickr
Viewer (via Mike). See your Flickr photos with a different interface.
- Games: Boggle (via Logan).
Free and fun.
- Games (2): Babble (via Jamie
Tibbetts). Like Boggle but a little different.
- Instant Messenger: Meebo Multi-client
IM. Very nicely doneâ€”maybe I can get rid of Trillian?
- Instant Messenger (2):
Treehouse Chat (via Treehouse Cityguide). Nice Ajax chat. Less practical
than Meebo as it doesnâ€™t connect to existing IM servers, though.
- To do list: TuDu (via Julien Dubois).
Includes RSS feeds and complete source code.
- Spell Checker:
Garrison Locke (via Paul). Built by Garrison Locke. Very nicely done.
Includes link to source code.