Friday, April 18, 2008

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

OK, this isn't really a Web 2.0 application, but it is a very interesting site that is reflective of the massive effort underway on many fronts to digitize books and other writings. In addition to the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalog ever published; through Darwin Online you can access Darwin's complete publications and thousands of handwritten manuscripts, such as 1st editions of Voyage of the Beagle, Zoology, Descent of Man, all editions of Origin of Species, and Darwin’s Autobiography.

Darwin Online is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is managed by the University of Cambridge.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 offers a way to create your flowchart online. Like a true Web 2.0 application, there is no software to install and no download. Basically you simply register and then start. has an interface that is generally easy to use, so you can be up and running in a short time. A team can collaborate in real-time when creating a flowchart as all collaborating parties can chat and design at the same time.

With, you have the use of simple drawing tools (lines, arrows, and B├ęzier curves) and a selection of objects (flowchart objects, clipart) to work with. You can also upload your original art and use it in your Flowchart. Flowcharts can be shared with the community. You can even sell your flowchart creations. The final output of your Flowchart as a PDF or PNG format file The PNG is a relatively high resolution format that works well for Power Point and other Microsoft Office applications.

To see how it works, you can view their demo here View Demo

or you can visit their main site and get started here