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Webscape - expenses analysis and wordy web art


Web reviewer Kate Russell tracks her expenses and creates wordy works of art.

Kate Russell gives her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

1DAYLATER (http://1daylater.com/)
1DayLater screenshot

Keeping track of your expenses can be a nightmare. It is tempting to leave it to the last minute, but I hope that 1daylater will serve up a different kind of temptation.

Whether you are self-employed, have your own business, or just want to keep a tighter rein on your personal expenses and time management, sign up for a free account and keeping your life organised becomes so much easier.

The input form gives you set allocations, such as time, mileage, expenses - or you can add your own description. Then just attribute to a colour-coded client, add any notes and you are away.

There is an analysis tool so you can chart your logged workflow visually. Altogether a neat and easy-to-use ledger tool that should help keep you in the money.

WORDLE (http://www.wordle.net/)
Wordle screenshot

Words, words, words. They are everywhere - and now, they are art. Wordle is a fun little web toy that lets you create a masterpiece out of a passage of text or the words on a webpage.

Just plug the URL in and let the application do the rest. I tried it with Click's Twitter page. You can define the display settings or just keep hitting the random button until you see something you like.

And don't worry, if you see a word you do not want, just right click and it is gone. If only everything in life were that simple.

MR DOOB (http://mrdoob.com/)
Mr Doob screenshot

There has been a lot of talk about HTML5 and its place as a video playback tool.

But there is a lot more to this latest revision of the language of the web and lots of web developers and generally techy people have been getting quite excited about the possibilities.

One great example is Mr.doob , who has a huge amount of random web toys on his site for you to play with.

They are all really fun and amazing and should give you a glimpse of the kinds of effects you are going to see all over the web in the months ahead.

AUDIOBOO (http://audioboo.fm/)
Audioboo screenshot

It seems like everybody wants to be an online star these days and what better way than by creating your own regular podcast. Audioboo is a fantastically simple recording and publishing service which lets you record good quality clips and get them online in a breeze.

Sign in with your Twitter account or set up a new registration, then just link your mobile app to that account and you are off and running. There are iPhone and Android apps available and a Blackberry app is on the way. Alternatively, you can post a recording by e-mail.

Once you are happy with your recording, you can add a picture, save and publish and it will appear on your homepage where other people can listen to your recording. You can also publish it to iTunes, link it to Facebook or send it out in a tweet.

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