Many resources that are on the Internet are run as web-apps. This short article is intended to define what a web app is and give you some examples of web apps that you probably already use!
A web-app is a computer program that is run and coded into a website so that you do not have to install it on your computer. While a computer application (or program) that is installed on your computer (like Microsoft Word or Google Chrome) will use the resources on your computer to run, a web-app is run remotely.
A web-app is run on the website’s server and delivered to you in an aesthetic manner. If you use any of Google’s services, including search, Gmail, Docs, etc., then congratulations, you’ve used a web app!
Some *FREE* web apps that I will be reviewing in the near future (in a social work tech practice context include):
A website that helps you lose weight by helping you track your calorie intake and exercise.
A website that helps you track your clinical social work hours towards licensure.
A money management website that helps you (and your clients) keep track of money and set budgets.
What type of Web Apps do you use?
Please let me know in the comments!
I use a variety of apps that help me stay organized, but they are mostly on my iPad. The app I use the most on my iPad is Feeddler Pro. This helps me stay up to date with the various blogs I follow.
Great article as always!
My favorite app is mobile based, Astrid. It is a dynamic todo list that can integrate into my gmail account.
I use Epocrates on my DroidX and PC to check on medications, etc. Free to social workers.
I use Google Calendar on my Samsung 10.1 in my part time pvt practice and at my day job since the calendar is available on multiple platforms. I like the color coding that is possible.