Can we get a shout out for the little people? I recognized today that there are several ‘web apps’ (probably more accurately described as ‘web pages with bits that do stuff’ or maybe ‘web 1.9 apps’) that I use all the time, but never talk about. They’re extremely simple pages that do simple but useful things.
Two of the them are Alphabetizer and Cut and Paste Word Count. They do exactly what you expect them to do. You cut and paste your text into their single field, and they sort it alphabetical order or provide a word count.
Because I mostly write in TextEdit (I do miss NotePad on the PC) or Google Docs And Spreadsheets, these are handy features. I most recently used Word Count to determine exactly how absurdly long this Tyee article was. It looked promising, but I just couldn’t cope with 2064 words.