Cool Websites and Tools [May 27, 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 even more app reviews subscribe to makeuseof directory.


(1) Bambuser РMobile application that lets you perform live broadcasts from your phone or webcam. It supports a wide range of cellphone models and mobile platforms including iPhone, Symbian and Windows mobile. Users may also browse though the site and watch live broadcasts by geographical location, by popularity and check out the upcoming live events. Read more: Bambuser: Broadcast Live From Your Phone

(2) ColorHunter – Online resource where you can find color palettes created from images. It allows you to search for color palettes by tag, hex color code or the image URL. You can even upload and make your own color palette from that image. Read more: ColorHunter: Create Color Palette From an Image

(3) CompareHealthcare – This site helps you make better decisions about your healthcare choices. It gives you access to free online reports using which you can research and compare different doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and fertility centers. You can search for healthcare providers and browse the database by location or name. Clicking on particular healthcare service provider returns a comprehensive report about it. Read more: CompareHealthcare: Compare Local Healthcare Providers

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] FactBook – Provides you with a unique way to retrieve facts about countries of the world. Unlike any other website, it does not give you list of results or pages full of text. Instead, it provides you with a set of filters using which you can easily find what you need.

(5) Farkie – Web based file downloader which lets you download variety of files (movie, audio, flash game, links, javascript, ajax, image, object, style-sheets etc.) from almost any website including YouTube and MySpace. There is no installation or sign up, just go to and enter the URL that has the file you want to download. Read more: Farkie: Web Based File Downloader

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