Cool Websites and Tools [May 31st 2012]

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 FarFaria – If you have young children in the house, then you know that nothing captures their attention like a good story. But coming up with a story of your own can be very difficult, especially when you need to do it every night. One solution would be to get children’s stories books but then you would have a bunch of books lying around. The most convenient solution for smartdevice owners is a tool called FarFaria. Read more: FarFaria: More Than 100 Stories & Picture Books For Children [iPad](Free Licenses)

My image [NO LONGER WORKS] ASCIInator – ASCII art is pretty awesome. Creating an image using only what is on the keyboard takes a lot of time and skill. However, with ASCIInator, you can use images on your Android device to create awesome ASCII images easily, and without spending hours trying to set it up yourself. It’s a cool application, and best of all, it is free.
My image Sleep Timer – Leaving your computer on all the time can really crank up your energy bills. Computers have improved in terms of efficiency, but they can still suck up a lot of energy. However, sometimes you are performing an operation that takes a long time, and you need to leave your computer running. That is where Sleep Timer comes in. Read more: Sleep Timer: Automatically Shut Down Or Restart Your Computer When You Need It To
My image Android Notifier – If you are ever in a situation where you cannot get access to your mobile phone, but would still like to be able to find out if you have received any messages, then the perfect solution is Android Notifier. It allows you to receive notifications on your computer. Read more: Android Notifier: Receive Notifications From Your Phone On Your Computer ( Android 1.5+)
My image PhotoTime – Webcams may not get you the best quality photos but you sure can do a lot of fun things with them using apps. An example of such is PhotoTime, a free program from the Mac App store that lets you add live effects to your webcam and take cool and creative photos. The app lets you preview the effects in real-time and you can even adjust some of the effects. Read more: PhotoTime: Take Fun Snapshots Using Your Web Camera With Live Effects (OSX)


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