It’s Friday, the day custom designed for procrastination and time wasting. Luckily our Sites We Like feature is here to point you in the direction of five sites worth rapidly minimising when the boss comes by. We’ve got a tool to turn you into an email god, geeky soft furnishings and a smart way to collect the web’s best reads. Read on for all this and more…
Letter Me Later
If you find yourself penning emails that need to drop at a particular time, Letter Me Later is perfect. It lets you schedule messages so you can seem like a sleepless sentinel rather than a napping noob. Handy if you find yourself sending missives to other continents a lot or just want to remember your Auntie Mabel’s birthday.
Google’s international versions punt out interesting Google Doodles every day so it can be hard to keep track of what they’ve been celebrating. Doodlewatch keeps its beady eye on the daily design whirl to automatically scour the web and bring you the best doodle in one place.
www.instapaper.com + Instapaper iPhone app (from £free)
With more and more great long form articles being published on the web – from the likes of Wired, Fast Company and The Economist – it’s getting harder and harder to read all the stuff you want to when you’re sat at your desk. The combination of the Instapaper browser widget and app is ace for grabbing articles you want to read later and storing them in a handy mobile form.
Want to furnish your lounge in a truly geek chic style? Head to Throwboy. We love its range of tech-themed pillows particularly the IM abbreviation themed range and the set of OS X icon cushions for the Mac obsessive whose attention to detail stretches to their soft furnishings.
A dedicated image sharing social site, Dump.fm won our hearts with its 8-bit inspired site design. It’s got a rough and ready charm and lets you share images with friend by pasting URLs, uploading or snapping pics from your webcam. It gives you a handy online locker to store cool images you find mooching about online.