Seeing as it’s nearing the year-end, I thought I’d round up the best web apps, services and tech podcasts I’ve come across during the year and which I’m still using and enjoying. Follow the links in each category for more information.
I haven’t tracked down a great many new tech podcasts this year and unfortunately, some of my favourites have faded away or are in limbo. The best new podcast I can recommend is the Ask Lifehacker Podcast which started up in February and has become one of my regulars. They offer great tech tips, favourite downloads and answer readers’ tech questions. If you listen to podcasts, give this one a try. And if you can suggest a great tech podcast, let me know in the comments.
Best find here has been the nRelate plugin which shows thumbnails of related content below all your posts. Have a look below this post to see it in action.
I discovered Trello this year, a great project management app – and you don’t have to be part of a team to use it either. Great if you have to keep tabs on what stage each of your projects is at.
I kept the best until last – Reddit. Strictly speaking, not a new find as I’ve known about it for a few years, but this has been the year I really came to appreciate it. I found a great set of subreddits and started reading regularly and trying to contribute when I could. I think the secret of Reddit is finding those subreddits that really appeal to you – there are thousands out there. Once you’ve done that, you’ll start getting a lot out of it and you’ll find many of the conversations really stimulating. I’m also finding that I’m starting to pick up great tech tips on Reddit to rival my RSS feeds, and I never thought that would happen. So try putting Facebook aside for a while and have a look at Reddit.
What are your best tech finds of 2012 that you are still using? Drop a comment below.