Webware 100 Finalists
Monitor your children's activity on popular social networks such as MySpace, Friendster and Xanga.
A single-page aggregator for blog and news feeds.
A plug-in that shows users related blog posts of any page they're looking at on the Internet.
An alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Firefox is a multitabbed browser that can handle third-party extensions of all sorts.
Part browser, part extension to popular social networks, Flock calls itself the social Web browser. Users can download third-party extensions to add functionality.
Google's answer to software-based RSS feed readers. Users can subscribe to as many feeds as they want and sort through them quickly, from any computer.
A Mozilla Firefox extension that adds tons of third-party scripts to enhance the look, feel, and functionality of Web sites and services.
Imsafer is a protective tool for parents who want to keep track of their children's online chat activities. Imsafer monitors conversations for user-selected keywords from a known blacklist, then alerts parents when these items come up.
Internet Explorer 7
The default browser with every PC that ships with Microsoft Windows. IE7 is their newest version, and the first version of IE to have tabbed browsing, extension, search, and RSS support.
LeapTag delivers news and content feeds based on your personal preferences.
A single-page aggregator with customizable modules from a variety of popular services. Users can rearrange the modules and make different pages of them, depending on their tastes.
Single-page aggregator with a fully customizable interface and modules developed by third-party developers. Netvibes also has branded pages for online publications to locate all their feeds in one place for readers.
A free, Web-based RSS reader that handles any RSS or ATOM feeds and lets you read them from any computer. NewsGator has several browser extensions and add-ons for other applications to integrate it into your Web browsing.
One part news feed aggregator, another part publishing platform, Newsvine pulls in the latest news stories from mainstream media sources in addition to giving users the chance to publish their own work.
OpenID is trying to get rid of the username and password you use for each site you visit and replace it with a centralized login.
Opera is one of the oldest Web browsers--and one of the few to work on computers, cell phones, and even video game consoles.
Pageflakes is a single-page aggregator service with movable and customizable modules for RSS news feeds and media items.
Apple's default browser in Mac OS X, Safari was one of the first browsers to build-in RSS support.
ScrubIT filters out pornography and other malicious sites on the web making for safer browsing for kids, parents, and employers free of charge.
SpringWidgets is a application-publishing platform that also has a large directory of widgets for use on blogs, Web sites, or desktop widget engines.
Stumbleupon is a suggestive content service that will send you to sites it thinks you might like based on your preferences. Users can install a toolbar in their browser to note any content they think is cool or lame.
Keep your passwords handy with this password saver that runs right in your browser.
Yahoo Pipes lets you build your own feeds that are custom tailored to suit your content preferences.
Yahoo Widgets is a small installable application that lets you run tiny information and entertainment widgets right on your desktop.
Yourminis is a single-page aggregator with a twist. All of the modules look like widgets, and if you're running Adobe's Apollo, you can even put them on your desktop.