Cool Websites and Tools [August 22nd, 2011]

Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. Most of the listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. If you want to have similar cool website round-ups delivered to your daily email, subscribe here.

My image Dragon Remote App – You might have heard about Dragon Speech Recognition, an advanced speech recognition tool that has versions for various operating systems. The tool is a bit costly but if you already own it and have an iOS device like an iPhone then you might want to use their free Dragon Remote App. It can turn your iPhone into a microphone for the purpose of talking to the computer. Read more: Dragon Remote App: Turn Your iPhone Into A Wireless Microphone

My image Rately – One of the most common uses of sites like Twitter and Facebook has been to get feedback from friends on things you are planning to buy. Rately intends to streamline that process by letting you add a bunch of items and then ask friends which one you should purchase. They offer a bookmarklet that lets you add stuff from almost any shopping site. Read more: Rately: List Products You Like & Get Shopping Advice From Friends
My image Color-Palette-Maker – Taking colors into consideration is a very important step in designing the interior of your house. While many sites will offer you color creation tools, to juxtapose your created colors with pictures of your rooms you should visit a site called Color Palette Maker, a free to use web tool that lets you discover new colors and create a palette of them. Read more: Color-Palette-Maker: Create Color Palettes That Suit Your Room & Look for Similarly Colored Products
My image KyplexAV – These days, when you visit an unknown website, you never know if it is safe and won’t harm your computer, and the antivirus software installed on your computer, most likely, won’t scan a remote website for threats. Enter Kyplex AV. It is a web-based antivirus engine, which lets you check any website for viruses and other malicious threats.
My image Gender Genie – There is a difference between the writing styles of men and women. Now you can find out the gender of an author of a text instantly thanks to Gender Genie. It is an online service based on an algorithm, which analyzes and categorizes keywords within the text into feminine and masculine. Read more: Gender Genie: Find Out The Gender Of An Author By Analyzing Text


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