Fargo – Online outline processor from Dave Winer. Decpetively simple, yet extremely powerful outliner. Seamlessley saves to Dropbox.
Little Outliner – Baby brother of Fargo, this outliner saves files locally automatically via HTML5. Great for for creating lists, brainstorming, organizing thoughts and ideas and using outlines.
Workflowy is another new and interesting free writing tool.
Netvibes offers some interesting choices for web-based dashbaords including a free one.
Google Trends lets you spot trends for data-based research, planning and decision making.
Topsy Analytics is similar to Google Trends, but delivers a greater degree of granular detail in its results.
Monitter offers a way to monitor Tweets on Twitter by hashtag topic.
Also from Google is the Google Insight Finder, a free service that shows how a variety of Google services can be used to develop new and potentially valuable data-based insights on the web.
SocialMention provides a handy way to monitor trends on a fairly granular basis.
IFTTT also provides an extremely granular way to receive alerts on narrowly defined topics through channels you choose to monitor.
Topsy provides free alerts on mentions of keywords in social media.
CONTENT CURATION TOOLS
Nourish turns any RSS feed into an e-mail newsletter
FREE MIND MAPPING SOFTWARE
FreeMind offers a free mind-mapping tool.
ThoughtStack is another free mind-mapping application (Windows)
BluMind is a free mind-mapping package (Windows)
Mind42 offers free web-based multi-user mind-maps
FREE WORKFLOW AND POROCESS MAPPING SOFTWARE
WorkFlow Designer is free (Windows)
yEd Graph Editor is free (Multiple platforms)
CONSUMER RESEARCH ONLINE
Google offers a new service that provides low-cost, highly customized consumer research on-demand. Its called Google Consumer Surveys.
FREE ONLINE COLLABORATION TOOLS
Draft is an excellent writing tool that makes it easy to collaborate on documents and to control multiple versions and edits.
Trello is a free organizational tool for collaboration.
Timebox is a free agile project management tool.
Asana is a free online collaboration tool.
Co-op is a free online collaboration tool.
Scribblar is a free online collaborative brain-storming application.
Collabtive is a free online project management application.
Bubbl.us is a free online brainstorming applciation.
Twiddla is a free online brain-storming and collaboration tool
Thinkature is a mind-map and brainstorming site.
Vyew offers online meeting-rooms with visual collaboration tools.
Volerro is a cloud-based content collaboration tool.
KanbanTool has a free trial.
RedMine is a free OpenSource tool.
SyncIn offers an online collaborative word processor and the Pro version costs just $2 per user, per month.
BaseCamp offers online project management.
Skype is almost indispensable for collaboration.
Google Moderator can be used to organize discussion on topics or questions of your choosing.
Google GoMoMeter let’s you see how your website appears to mobile phone users.
Infogram – online infographic creatiopn
Pixlr – Online photo editing
Net2FTP – FTP client in a browser