MyQuireCan’t get enough social networks? I know I, um can’t. Anyways, here we go. MyQuire, it’s a network where you can handle a lot of different things including tasks, scheduling, projects, even photos. Of course you’ll also immediately find the social community aspects under its skin. Friends, networks, and associates features are there. Brian made the point that MyQuire mimics 8apps a bit in the overall goal its trying to accomplish, and I agree with him. Both applications are trying to make organization, brainstorming, and task handling on the web easier.

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HiTaskSo, Tim says this is “fan-task-tic”. HiTask is a new task management solution that aims to make managing tasks easier and more fun for teams. We all know task management is a very crowded space, but HiTask has some great team-focused features that caught my interest. Besides the basic adding of tasks, HiTask lets you add notes, meetings, reminders, and birthdays. Users can also talk with team members in real-time using a simple, one-way chat. HiTask also provides a nice daily calendar interface with drag-and-drop capabilities for scheduling tasks. Also, users can assign tasks to specific members rather than sharing entire lists.

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First off, I apologize for the title – I couldn’t resist. (If you don’t know what the title is talking about, see this video). I am a web developer, as many of you may know. I use software on my computer like Zend Studio, WinSCP, and Putty, as many developers would. But as I was working a couple weeks ago, I wondered what kind of web-based tools other developers use. There are a couple that I use for planning, documentation, and testing, but it’s not often I hear of a developer using web-based products, aside from source code repositories. I’m talking actual products for project planning, system administration, usability testing, collaborative development, and web services. So, I decided to make a compilation of products that developers may find useful. There’s a little bit of everything in here – some are still in private beta, but still worth mentioning. Let’s start things off with project planning.

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Just a quick note that Virb, a new social network that’s got me excited, has launched today. I was accepted into the private beta a couple months ago and its really come a long way. It’s beautifully designed, has great iTunes integration, and has got a little bit of everything in there. Perhaps what I like most is how customizable the profiles are. Be sure to check it out!

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swfIR is a new Flash replacement technique that replaces and adds visual effects to images on the fly using simple JavaScript. It’s similar to the the popular Flash text replacement technique, sIFR. You can, without physically editing an image, set borders, shadows, alpha transparencies, blurring, rotation and more to any image on your website. Pretty neat! (via Mike Davidson)

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BitTorrent launched their new digital media download store today in attempts to legalize the BitTorrent process and to, of course, make money. The new site allows users to download and rent movies, television shows, music, and games through the BitTorrent client at a price. Prices aren’t too high, but will BitTorrent users actually pay? More on the new BitTorrent at VentureBeat.

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