Cool Websites and Tools [February 10th, 2011]

Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. All listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. You can make use of them without spending a dime. If you want to have similar cool websites round-ups delivered to your email daily email subscribe here.

My image Books Ngram Viewer – It is interesting to study how the usage of words and phrases in book publications has developed over the years. With Google transforming every book they can get their hands on into digital format, it is now a lot easier to conduct these types of studies. Google Labs’ Books Ngram Viewer is a search tool that will allow you to see the development of how words have been used in books over the years. Read more: Books Ngrams Viewer: View Usage Of Words & Phrases In Books

My image This Day – Do you want to know what happened on this very day years ago? Nikon’s “This Day” is a flash-based web app that takes you on a quick journey of important historical events with stunning photography. In addition to that, you may also browse the previous five dates so that you can learn about other events that transpired. In order to access This Day, you need to have the latest version of Flash Player. Read more: ThisDay: View Historical Events That Happened On Today’s Date
My image CollaborizeClassroom – Organizing your classes online is harder than it sounds. You have tools like email, Skype and message boards, but they do not provide a decent enough experience to extend your classroom discussions online. Fortunately, CollaborizeClassroom is an intuitive online tool that allows educators to start well organized discussions with flexible options and social media integration. Read more: CollaborizeClassroom: Online Discussion Forum For Your Class
My image Remapkey – There are a number of non-Microsoft tools out there that will help you rearrange keyboard keys. However, these apps accomplish their purpose by making changes to the Windows registry – you do not want a 3rd party application to be doing that. Instead, you should go for Microsoft’s very own app for the purpose – Remapkey.
My image Google Shared Spaces – Remember Google Wave and the awesome gadgets that came with it? Well, Wave may be no more but you can now make use of those gadgets through Google Shared Spaces. Launched recently by Google as a new Labs project, Shared Spaces help people use the gadgets that came with Wave, for collaborating on various tasks (and for fun).


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