Cool Websites and Tools [February 23rd, 2010]

Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. All listed websites are FREE (or come with a decent free account option). No trials or buy-to-use craplets. For more cool websites and web app reviews subscribe to MakeUseOf Directory.

My image   Zentation – Powerpoint has changed public speaking, in that those listening to a presentation have visual cues and point forms to glance at. These cues and points often give context to a speaker. Zentation aims to bring the advantages of a PowerPoint presentation to the web, by combining and syncing slides of Presentation with video. Read more: Zentation: Combine & Sync Presentation With Video.

My image   Kobo – E-book readers are the hottest items in recent consumer electronics shows and we expect that more e-book related hardware and software will shape the market. One free app that positions itself as a top ebook reader for smartphone is Kobo. This free app lets you buy, select, and read e-books from your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Palm Pre mobile handsets. Read more: Kobo: A Free E-Book Reader For Smartphones.
My image   [NO LONGER WORKS] Sketchpad – Photoshop and Fireworks are awesome pieces of software, but they are not worth the hassle if all you want to do is create a quick graphic. SketchPad is an online drawing software that lets you do a lot of things you can do in Photoshop. You can create drawings from scratch and save them on your computer. Read more: SketchPad: Light-Weight Online Drawing Software.
My image   WordItOut – Tag clouds or word clouds are a really nice way to summarize the important things in any piece of text. Trying to create a fancy word cloud manually would take hours. However, there is a word cloud creator that lets you achieve this in seconds. WordItOut takes any piece of text and then creates a colorful word cloud from it. Read more: WordItOut: Free Word Cloud Creator.
My image   Droolr – Tagging themselves as “the wishlist for geeks,” Droolr is a wacky website for discovering and sharing latest high tech computer gadgets with an online community of technophiles and gadget lovers. This website allows you to submit and vote for new items and even lets you create shopping and wishlists.


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