Cool Websites and Tools [June 19, 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) CanvasBoom – Cool Firefox add-on that makes it possible for you to use any image as a background theme on your browser. You can choose between images from your computer or any other image you found online. First, install the addon and then follow quick instructions to add it to your canvas. Read more: CanvasBoom: Use Image as a Background on Firefox Canvas

(2) [NO LONGER WORKS] FeedMingle – RSS feed combiner that can merge two or more feeds into a one master RSS, Atom, JSON feed and provide an HTML widget embeddable on your website or blog. You just need to enter feed URLs into provided field, add title, and click “MingleNow”.

(3) PageSpeed – New Firefox/Firebug add-on by Google that helps to improve website performance by reducing their load time. When you run Page Speed, it provides valuable suggestions on issues such as improvement of CSS, optimization of images, minimize DNS lookups, minimize cookie size and many more that are helpful in enhancing the web page’s performance. Read more: PageSpeed: Improve Website Performance & Speed

(4) SpellCheck – Simple and quick spell check app which lets you check words or a body of text (up to 20,000 characters) for spelling mistakes. Just enter your text into the provided box and press on the “SpellCheck Text” button. If there are misspellings in your text, it will show you word suggestions from a drop down box. Read more: SpellCheck: Quick Spell Check Tool

(5) SuperFiller – Amazon’s Free Super Saver Shipping program lets you get free shipping on most items for orders above $25. However, if your order is below this amount, you usually end up adding useless items just to qualify for the free shipping. This is where SuperFillercan help. It lets you search for cool fillers (with great deals) priced in between 0.01 to 15.00 $. Read more: SuperFiller: Find Amazon Fillers to Qualify for Free Shipping


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