If you like Google Search engine and you have a gmail account you too will love iGoogle. You can create your own homepage that you can log into from anywhere! You can select a theme and you can place Gadgets on the page to suit your needs. My favorite Gadgets are Bookmarks, My Picasa Album, Things to Do, Weather, and several RSS Feeds. I like it because it is portable. It goes where I go no matter what machine I am using at the time! I only need to go to www.google.com and click on iGoogle at the top right hand corner and log in. I have it set as my homepage on my home and work machines but I have access to it from anywhere! I love having my most important bookmarks stored on this page because I do not need to remember them!!
Podbean is a hosting tool for your podcasts. I have been using it with my son to host Ben's podcasts and I have been able to upload images as well as his podcast will little trouble. See the Tools I LOVE tab for more detailed information on my podcasting techniques. You have options to link your podcast to iTunes or have friends RSS your podcasts. Of course it is FREE! They do have upgraded features at a reasonable monthly fee if you have larger storage needs or would like to upload larger files. Enjoy Podcasting!
Weebly is a website creation tool that allows anyone to create sophisticated websites. The choice of design templates as well as the built in programming that effortlessly creates page links for users to navigate your site, make this my tool of choice for web presence. The creators of the site are responsive to users and often answer your email request personally. They have nice, straightforward page help tools and several options for your page hosting preferences. And of course it is FREE.
Picasa http://picasaweb.google.com/home from Google is a picture sharing tool much like Flickr. I have used Picasa to create photo albums to share with friends and family as well as some public albums to showcase my library facility. You can add captions to each picture and then create a flash presentation of the album to post on your webspace. So easy to do... just click on embed slideshow and copy and paste into your webspace. In Weebly I create a custome HTML box and paste it into that section. Oooo... more on Weebly next time.. I LOVE IT too!