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Starting a blog or website can be difficult. There are seemingly countless options for where to host your site, what kind of publishing system you should use, how you’ll get things to the site; the amount of options can be freeing but also paralyzing, as it’s hard to find one that will work “just right” for what you have in mind.

Enter Squarespace. Squarespace is a hosting and publishing system designed to make running a weblog or website incredibly easy. Outside of being such a well-integrated service, the part of the deal that really sweetened the pot for me was the fact that they had a native iPhone app, titled appropriately enough, Squarespace. Read on to find out why this was such a big deal!
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For those of you running email newsletters and marketing campaigns, you’ll understand the amount of work required to do it right. There are a few great apps which can help you take care of this, but MailChimp stands out for its advanced web interface. Plus signup is free, and you can choose to upgrade your account at any point.

Existing MailChimp users will already understand the huge benefits from their service, and now it’s possible to move your account information onto your iPhone. The iOS app for MailChimp is perfect for checking your account while on the go. I’ll be demonstrating some key functions you’ll want to know after the break.

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Winners Announced

Big congratulations are due to our five winners, chosen at random from the comments:

  • Sebastian
  • Sam Anderson
  • Henry Bennett
  • Brendon Go
  • Zack the Mac

I’m pleased to announce that we’re kicking off another competition today to win a promo code for Dayta. We reviewed this app earlier in the week, and it provides a brilliant way to keep track of almost anything you could possibly imagine – mileage, coffee intake, running progress. You name it, Dayta can keep keep a log of it.

We have five promo codes to give away, and entering is really simple. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. We’ll be picking the winners in one week, on Saturday 6th March.

You might also be interested in a competition running over at Mac.AppStorm to win a thoroughly funky audio recording app for the Mac!

Best of luck!

Sahil Lavingia has created an application called Dayta (in a week!) that allows you to track almost anything! The app gives you the freedom to choose the unit of measurement for your data log, leading to an almost endless variety of potential uses for the app.

Dayta is a unique application to the App Store because it doesn’t focus on tracking just one item. The only limit to what you can track is your imagination. Participants in the test group tracked data such as days absent from smoking, kill to death ratio in Call of Duty and even how many words they have memorised in Japanese.

In this review, we’ll be taking a look at how to set the application up, and how the process of inputting and tracking your “data” works.

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Generally speaking, your iPhone isn’t the best device for analysing complex statistics. If you manage a website of any kind, navigating your way around apps such as Analytics can quickly become difficult and tiresome. You’ll also regularly find yourself looking in different places for traffic data, RSS reader information, and Twitter stats.

Ego is a wonderfully simple app developed by Garrett Murray for accessing all this information in one place. You won’t find any in-depth graphs or visitor reports – just a basic set of data from various services such as Twitter, Google Analytics, Mint, and Feedburner.

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As the saying goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Then there’s Google Analytics, which lets you track information about visits to your websites. For the most part, the service actually manages to avoid any of the first three categories. Unfortunately, it displays graphs and other information using Flash—making it totally useless on the iPhone, and soon the iPad.

Happily, there’s an API, so iPhone developers have taken it upon themselves to build iPhone applications that draw on Google Analytics. Foremost among these is Analytics App, created by Michael Jensen of Inblosam.

There are a number of Google Analytics apps in the app store, but many of them represent only a limited subset of the data provided by Google. In this review, I’ll look at the data provided by Analytics App as well as its interface. I’ll also give a very brief summary of its competition. Here’s a hint: there isn’t much.

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