The net is a great resource for useful tools to help with everything from email management to finding a pet sitter. Ripplers are discovering new sites and software on a near-constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest innovations and IT solutions. So, we’re sharing a couple of our favorite websites each month. Here’s our picks for May:

 World Time Buddy
1. World Time Buddy

Who couldn’t use another buddy, right? Well, how about one that let’s you know what time it is, no matter where your other buddies are located? That’s what the World Time Buddy does. So, you’ll know exactly how late it is in South Asia before inviting your friends in Bangladesh to a Google Hangout. Oh, and this is one buddy that won’t ask you to help them move into a new place or pick them up from the airport. How’s that for a selfless friend? Thanks, WTB.

The Matboard Review by Ripple IT Service 
2. The Matboard

The Matboard is a social bookmarking hub which aims to enable users to explore, share, and inspire creative work via visual content and social media sharing. So, it’s like a Pinterest that’s geared for creative professionals. You can even use its location filter to search through work produced in your area, which makes it a pretty good resource for those looking to find a creative as well. Oh, and if that doesn’t strike your fancy, well, at least there’s some nice content to click through.
3. Shopkick

Yes, another shopping rewards app.. only this one is easy to use, has no applications to fill out, and there’s no purchase required or fee for use. You just need a smartphone and the app to instantly earn “kicks” which are basically points that you can redeem at places like Starbucks or save them up for larger ticket items from places like Tiffany & Co, Nike, etc. Can’t hurt, right? You can even tie Shopkick to your VISA and/or MC creditcard and rack up more kicks each time you use them.

So, those are our selections for the month of May. We hope you find them to be useful, or at least worth a minute of your time investigating. We’ll have another round of favorite websites next month. If you have some that you think we should mention, please comment below with the url. Thanks!

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