Cool Websites and Tools [February 12th 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 Microsoft Translator Bookmarklet – If you have been yearning for a Chrome-like translation feature where it can quickly detect the language and translate to a language of your choice then you could use this nifty translation bookmarklet produced by Microsoft Labs. It’s a simple and useful tool where you first set the language to which you want a page to be translated to. Read more: Microsoft Translator Bookmarklet: Quickly Translate Webpages In Any Browser

My image FileLab – If you frequently need to edit both video and audio files and you use different software for each, then you might want to give this new tool called FileLab a try. As you’ll see on the site’s homepage, FileLab provides editing features for both video and audio files. You’ll need to install the apps on the desktop. Read more: FileLab: Easy Video & Audio Editing Online
My image ShapeCatcher – Has it ever happened that you vaguely remember a character, a font or a shape but you don’t exactly know what it was called? How do you find out? You can’t exactly Google it, can you? The answer here would be a tool like ShapeCatcher. Just draw the shape and it will try to recognize the character. Read more: ShapeCatcher: Find Unicode Characters & Shapes By Drawing Them
My image ThinkUp – You may already know that using Twitter, Facebook and Google+ can have their own limitations. For example, you cannot search for a tweet you posted 2 years ago. Gina Trapani of Lifehacker fame has developed a tool called ThinkUp that’ll help you change that. With this tool, you can take complete control of your data on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Read more: ThinkUp: Take Control Of Your Social Media Data
My image LetsTalkAbout – This is a social site that aims to help you connect with random people on Facebook who are talking about something that interests you. It is built around topics instead of people and in turn lets the people connect with each other through that.


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