Cool Websites and Tools [December 25th 2012]

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 [NO LONGER WORKS] Hot Mouse Flower – Computer users prefer to stick with using the keyboard or the mouse – nobody is a fan of breaking one’s rhythm and switching from the mouse to the keyboard or vice versa. For Mac users who would like to maximize the use of their mouse, there comes a useful virtual keyboard called Hot Mouse Flower.

My image AnyList Grocery – People often find themselves in the grocery store, calling their spouse to enquire if there is anything else they have to buy. The call would not be necessary if both people could make a shareable grocery list. This is precisely what a phone app called AnyList Grocery offers. You can use the app to easily create a grocery list. Read more: AnyList Grocery: Create Shareable Grocery Lists [iOS]
My image Hyper Desktop – is a Windows program designed to quickly take screenshots and share them with the Internet. It’s designed to be useful at times when you want to share something quickly and anonymously. For instance, if you’re trying to explain how a program is buggy and need to show tech support what your screen looks like. Read more: Hyper Desktop: Get Screenshots Online In No Time [Windows]
My image LikeaLyzer – Since Facebook is the most popular social network on the Internet, it is an incredibly important tool for marketing a product or brand. There is no better way to get your product in front of Internet users. Making your page do well is a challenge, and it’s one many businesses face. Thankfully, LikeALyzer is there to analyze your page. Read more: LikeaLyzer: Analyze Your Facebook & Get Tips For Improvement
My image Decryptlinks – Shortened links have become a standard in our social media use. We like them because they are easy to create, share, and promote. However, it can also be a tool for hackers and fraudsters who use these short URLs to hide malware or dodgy webpages. Fortunately, we have Decryptlinks which lets you securely scan shortened URLs and preview its contents.


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