Cool Websites and Tools [June 10, 2009]

cool websites 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.


(1) – Cool web app that allows anyone to add watermarks to images online. It supports both text and image watermarks. You can select and mark multiple photos at once, customize watermark type, text, size, position, colors and style. There are also some other features like batch image resizing and compressing. Read more: Add Watermarks To Photos Online

(2) Fotopedia – Collaborative photo encyclopedia where anyone can share their photos in relevant topic categories. Call it a Wikipedia for Images. While on Wikipedia, pages consist mostly of text and links, on Fotopedia, every topic is a separate photo gallery. Top images within each topic are voted up by users online. Read more: Fotopedia: Wikipedia For Images

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] ICYou – User-generated community where people share videos related to different health and medical issues. There are thousands of videos about diseases, general wellness, treatments and medical policies. You can find a video by searching for it or browsing through the list of health topics. Similar to other video sharing websites, users can create channels, add comments to a video, embed video on a website or share it across major social networking sites.

(4) Wallpaper – Web utility which lets you upload an image and turn it into a wallpaper with calendar. Creating wallpapers takes about a minute, just upload an image customize calendar position and color, and then click on “Create” button. Read more: Wallpaper: Turn an Image Into a Wallpaper with Calendar

(5) Zvents – This site allows you to search and find events in your area. All you have to do is set your location (ex. London, UK or Chicago, IL) and start browsing through local event listings by categories like music, performing arts etc. You can also filter local events by time (Today, Tomorrow or Next 7 days), check events in the nearby cities or see which events have been added recently. Read more: Zvents: Find Events in Your Area


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