Cool Websites and Tools [January 14th, 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 Summify – Social networks have become one of our most used news source . The logic goes – if your friends care about a certain news, then you should care about it too. But too many news and updates will only give you lots of noise, which limits your ability to find the news that is the most important. Fortunately, Summify is a cool app that filters your social news and RSS feeds and provides you with the most important updates only. Read more: Summify: A Social Filter That Brings The News That Matters To You

My image Barcode Yourself – Every object has its value. But we associate monetary worth and value with objects only and not ourselves. One online tool that funnily tries to place a value on human beings is Barcode Yourself, a free and simple to use website that lets you have fun by finding out how much money a person would be worth. First you are asked a number of questions including your gender, age, nationality, and height. Read more: Barcode Yourself: Have Fun Finding Out Your “˜Price’ & How You Measure Up Against Others
My image LMPTFY – is a free to use website that lets you teach your friends how to search on The Pirate Bay. Suppose your friend asks you to find a particular song titled “X” and then send him the download URL. You search for X on LMPTFY and obtain the URL the site generates. Now send this URL to your friend. When he visits it, he will see a small animation of the search being conducted.
My image Visible Tweets – There are an increasing number of online tools that explore how the Twitter stream can be made more fun. Adding to this list of tools is VisibleTweets that creates an animated twitter stream, perfectly suited for large screen displays. Simply enter your search item in the space provided on the site’s homepage. The site then gets relevant Tweets from the stream and displays them one by one. Read more: VisibleTweets: Animated Twitter Stream For Large Screens
My image WakeUp List – You wake up each morning looking forward to accomplishing your goals. But your long term goals are at times forgotten because of your hectic daily routine. Wake-up List is a neat goal reminder that helps to remind you of those long term goals. After creating an account on the site you can use it to create and store a bucket list i.e. a list of things you want to accomplish before you die. Read more: WakeUpList: Long Term Goal Reminder


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