Cool Apps: Central.ly Offers a One-page Profile for Your Business

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just throw together a great looking webpage that acts as an online business card, one-page glossy ad, and sends leads directly to all your online networks? Now you can with Central.ly. Central.ly is a free online service that's extremely similar to About.me, except it's targeting businesses rather than individual profiles. (If you missed About.me, check our review of it here.) It helps you create a one-page business profile that can include a number of third-party apps that link to sites like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and your own website.

How does it work? Very simply. In fact, if you've used About.me, you'll have no problems as it's very similar. First, go to the site to register. You can use Central.ly's native URL or you can use your own domain name.

After securing an account, you'll then spend just a few minutes filling out your business' basic information like what it's called, what you do and how people can find you. Then you can have fun adding a background image to give more of a branding or visual identity.

So, why do you need this? I wouldn't say you need it, as in your online business will completely die without it. But it does only take a few minutes to do, is kind of fun, and free. And when you're done, you'll end up with a nice new visual identity that can be found in search results. Once found, it then plugs into all the sites you want it to. That alone deems it a cool app in my book!