Cool Websites and Tools [June 22nd, 2011]

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 ChitterIM – Do you use Google Talk a lot? Did you know that you can actually use it for tweeting as well? is a GTalk Twitter bot that you can use to control your Twitter account from your Google Talk client, in Gmail or in the desktop application. With it, you can post tweets, receive timeline updates, and much more. Read more: ChitterIM: Gtalk Twitter Bot

My image QuickForget – Email and instant messaging are not suitable means to share private information online. What would be very helpful is a self-destructing message which expires after your contact views the information. This is precisely what QuickForget offers, a free to use web service that lets you securely share sensitive information online. Read more: QuickForget: Securely Share Private Information Online & Set Its Expiration
My image Spotlike – Every website or webpage has a Facebook Like button that you can click. Spotlike takes this feature to the real world by letting you print a QR code that will be linked to your Facebook page. Users can use their smartphones to scan the QR code and doing so will automatically take them to your Facebook page. Read more: Spotlike: Get A Printable QR Code For Your Facebook Page
My image Pythex – Regular Expressions or RegEx are a great way to query or parse data by matching strings of texts. It can save a lot of time in both software development and web development. Pythex is a web app that lets you test your Regular Expression statements online without worrying about setting up the required structure.
My image Cardnap – might turn out to be the site you check each time you decide to go shopping at a nearby department store. That’s because it’s a searchable repository of discounted gift cards for popular stores, both online and offline. That means you can find and purchase discounted gift cards for both Walmart and iTunes on this site. Read more: Cardnap: Purchase Discounted Gift Cards Online


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