Laura Dondero

Articles Written
Jun 26, 2013

Score Big Discounts on Mystery Vacations with GetGoing [Web Spy]

Traveling isn't always affordable for everyone, though. But the good news is that there are a lot of great deals out there, and the awesome website GetGoing has a lot of them.

Jun 19, 2013

Swizzle Gets Rid of Spam and Annoying e-Newsletters Forever

Swizzle features a free service, known as the Swizzle Sweeper, that cleans out your inbox by allowing you to unsubscribe from unwanted emails in just a few easy steps, and also combines all the daily emails you actually want to look at into one concise, easy-to-read digest (called The Daily Swizzle).

Jun 12, 2013

Finding the Apartment of Your Dreams Just Got Easier With Apartment List

Apartment List pulls apartment listings from hundreds of different websites and puts them all in one place. Start out by typing in the city you're looking for a place in and Apartment List will show you a Google Map with all the apartments in that city.

Easily Find a GIF That Perfectly Captures Your Random Emotions with Giphy

Animated GIFs – you know, those funny or cool little animated images of short clips from TV shows, movies, etc. – are everywhere these days. But where can you find all of them in one place? Giphy.

Jun 5, 2013

Roaming Hunger Helps You Find ALL The Food Trucks

Hungry right now? Use Roaming Hunger's map feature to find the nearest food truck near you. You can narrow the search by what type of food you're looking for (sweet, savory, vegetarian), or sort by the most-liked trucks in town.

May 29, 2013

Get a Good Night’s Sleep with [Web Spy]

Just enter in what time you have to wake up in the morning, and will calculate the best times for you to fall asleep in order to ensure you get the most restful night's sleep possible.

May 22, 2013

May 8, 2013

Goldbely Delivers Your Favorite Hometown Treats Anywhere in the Country [Web Spy]

What I wouldn't give to be able to satisfy my cravings, no matter where I am. That's why I was so excited when I discovered Goldbely, a website that curates the best local foods in the country and ships them right to your door.

May 1, 2013

Access Your Web History Anywhere You Are With Archify [Web Spy]

I hate it when I'm trying to show someone something I came across online a few days ago, but I don't have my computer with me and can't remember the website. Or just as bad, when I am on my computer but didn't think to pin, bookmark, email or save the site.

Apr 24, 2013

Try Glasses on Virtually With Ditto [Web Spy]

To get started using Ditto, all you'll need is a webcam (built-in or external) and a standard credit card sized card to use as a measurement tool. Answer a few questions to help Ditto determine your face shape and what you're looking for.

Apr 17, 2013

Share Your Current Favorite Song With This Is My Jam [Web Spy]

Choose your jam by completing a quick registration then searching the site for that one song you just can't get enough of right now. This Is My Jam then pulls the cover art for the song, and you can customize the background and a caption if you'd like.

Apr 10, 2013

MixShape Makes Your Spotify Playlists Work Perfectly for Any Occasion [Web Spy]

It's true that listening to music can make any situation better. But creating playlists can take time (and I tend to get sick of hearing the same songs in the same order, over and over again), and relying on an online radio (like Pandora or Spotify) means you have little control over what plays.

Apr 3, 2013

Symcat Turns Your Web Browser Into a Doctor’s Office [Web Spy]

After you type in your symptoms, the site then runs them through its database, which uses actual patient records to diagnose your ailment.

Mar 27, 2013

Let Winston Read the News to You [Web Spy]

I'm usually in a pretty big rush in the mornings, so while I'd love to be able to sit down and watch 10 minutes of news or check headlines online, I don't usually have time to do so. So when I heard about the launch of Winston, a neat app that narrates the day's top stories to you, I knew I had to try it.

Mar 13, 2013

42Goals Charts Your Progress to Reaching Goals [Web Spy]

It's a lot easier to stay on top of your goals when you keep track of your progress. Instead of getting discouraged when you don't feel like you've made any visible progress towards your goals, seeing improvement will help motivate you to keep working at them.

Mar 6, 2013

The Hunt Helps You Track Down the Clothes You’re Obsessing Over [Web Spy]

I hate it when I'm flipping through a magazine or browsing the web and I come across a fabulous dress or amazing pair of shoes that I just HAVE TO HAVE RIGHT NOW, but I can't find any information about the brand or where I can get them. The obsessive-compulsive shopper in me can get a little out of control trying to find them...