Most, if not all these services have a paid option In no particular order:
Recently discovered this absolutely awesome image editing app. It allows you to edit pictures and create collages with great free options for adding text, overlays and other effects. Their paid option is only $4.99/month which gives you access to more editing features (which you can preview in the free version) and it removes the ads. Best part about it is that it retains the image sizing so you can have great looking, high quality pics without the hassle. I use PicMonkey to make custom images for blog posts and Facebook updates.
Looking for a new TV show or music to obsess over? Well, if you put in the name of a show, movie, music, book or game that you like, TasteKid will recommend others in the respective area that they think you might like. Click on the name to view more information and even watch a YouTube clip/trailer. This serves much use when I’m web-crawling for a new series to watch in my downtime.
Music! For the non-US readers, this is your best alternative to Pandora/Spotify, no VPN needed! Grooveshark allows you to listen to music, save them as favs, and create playlists. It also has a radio feature that’s great for hearing new music you might like. Add that to the fact they recently announced a mobile version of their site you can use for free and we’ve got a winner. They also have an app but you need a pro plan which is about $10/month.
My replacement for Google Reader and I’m loving it so far. It’s very simple and easy-to-use and doesn’t make me miss Google Reader much. It offers a ton of customization options so you can set it up just the way you like and even a Chrome Store extension so you can subscribe in a second when browsing on website that have an RSS feed.
Everybody has been talking about this but I really didn’t realize just how much it would change my life until I used it. Dropbox has now become my primary storage spot for work docs and such. I bypass storing on my computer completely and save it directly to Dropbox. This came in really handy recently when the power went when I was on deadline. I simply brought up the Dropbox app on my phone and emailed the finished doc to my client. Saved!
Well, I’m running out of time so I’ll share the other five with you tomorrow!
PS. #31WriteNow is taking ALL my energy. Why did I agree to do this again?!