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Dharmesh Shah has a great post up today at OnStartups: The 10 Most Tempting Software Startup Categories. I won’t steal his punchline by quoting all ten here, but the first 5 are: Project Management / Time Tracking / Bug Tracking Community / Discussion Forums Personalized News Aggregation/Filtering Content Management (website, blog) Social Voting and Reviews These 5 – and the other 5 – are the low hanging fruit, the low barrier to entry app categories…

Woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise: my Apple iPhone App was approved overnight and is waiting for you to download free! [iTunes link]. There’s a couple of reasons I thought this was worth doing for me and for any microISV or startup who wants to reach out to the 40 million or so iPhone users: As good as HTML5 iPhone apps are (go to https://www.47hats.com on your mobile and you’ll see what I…

(DBF stands for Digital Better Future – it’s a ongoing series of posts on digital developments making the lives of Digital Entrepreneurs easier, better and faster in 2010.) Go ahead, admit it. You would be totally, ultra-excited to have your online content available as a native (not HTML5) app on the Apple iPhone. And you would be in very good company. Chris Brogan did it. So did Seth Godin. And Jeremiah Owyang, and Tim Ferriss.…

As part of my digital future for 2010, I’m pushing as much stuff to remember and automate as I can to applications and the cloud. But sometimes, out of the blue, that can come back bite you hard, as some painful, joyful memory thrusts its way into your consciousness. For example, on this rainy Sunday night as I was wrapping up planning my week like a good little GTD believer, MobileMe decides now is the…

(DBF stands for Digital Better Future – it’s a ongoing series of posts on digital developments making the lives of Digital Entrepreneurs easier, better and faster in 2010.) You read that right – as of late yesterday, Dragon Dictation from Nuance is out. It’s free, it works, it’s awesome. [iTunes link] Here’s a detailed post on it and after you download and install it, check out this page and this page at Nuance’s site for…

(DBF stands for Digital Better Future – it’s a ongoing series of posts on digital developments making the lives of Digital Entrepreneurs easier, better and faster in 2010.) “You have five new messages… Message 1…” How many times have you heard your voicemail system tell you that, only to sit there, being a slave to crappy technology, as you play each message? And of course, message 5 would be that call you’ve been waiting for…