Best Web Tool 2009

Today’s topic for the #best09 blog challenge:

December 23 Web tool. It came into your work flow this year and now you couldn’t live without it. It has simplified or improved your online experience.

Tonight I sat here a while thinking about all the web tools I use for both work and personal, trying to decide which one meant the most to me. I pretty much exist because of web tools. I’m not joking here. As the Community Manager and SEO for SEOmoz, I spend my entire day online. Usually communicating with people through social media, instant messaging, email, pretty much anything you can imagine. If I’m doing site audits, I use a gamut of tools from various Firefox plugins to Google Webmaster Tools.

rodrigo-gabrielaAlthough all of these are essential to my daily life, there’s really only one that helps me focus during the day. Only one that can instantly pick me up if I’ve had a bad day, or take me back to a specific moment in time. Whether I’m working in a coffee shop or from home (and soon to be from the office… WOOT!) I couldn’t go through the day without Pandora.

As I type this Pandora is playing “Ixtapa” from Rodrigo y Gabriela and it makes me smile. :) How many web tools do you use that can put a smile on your face? Exactly. :)

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2 Responses to “Best Web Tool 2009”

  1. Darren Shaw says:

    I’m so sad that Pandora cannot be accessed from Canada. It was available when it first launched, but then they shut down Canadian access “due to licensing constraints.”

    I get my music fix from blip.fm these days. I hope they’ll be able to open Pandora up to Canadians soon.

    Have a great Christmas Jen!

    • Jennita says:

      Wow! I actually had no idea you couldn’t get it in Canada. :( I’ve tried blip.fm and several others but always seem to have one issue or another with them. Pandora always saves the day though.

      Have a wonderful holiday. :) See you next year!