Cool Websites and Tools [October 16th, 2010]

Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. All listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. You can make use of them without spending a dime. If you want to have similar cool websites round-ups delivered to your email daily email subscribe here.

My image Google Powermeter – is a software developed by Google that helps users to monitor home energy usage in almost real-time. It integrates with utility smart meters and some other electrical devices, and shows the complete electricity usage, predict costs, lets you set and track energy budgets – all of this in a comprehensive online dashboard.

My image ChatPast – You can always access the chat logs of instant messaging clients like Skype and Windows Live in the application itself. But wouldn’t it be better if there is a way to put them in a cloud storage so that you can easily retrieve them from any computer? ChatPast is a web app that lets you synchronize your chat history online.
My image Greplin – Google has solutions both for searching the internet and your hard drive. However, these tools don’t help when it comes to your online life that is scattered across various social networks, email accounts and media platforms. Greplin is a free personal search engine that solves this problem.
My image Ecycler – Living green used to be a hard thing but with all the technological advances, anyone can change their lifestyle for the better. People often have a hard time figuring out what to do with their recyclable items since not all the neighborhoods provide resources to take care of your recyclables. Ecycler is a tool that can help you with that. Read more: Ecycler: Online Marketplace for Recyclable Stuff
My image Data Converter – It is not always easy to convert or integrate Excel data with a web server or code. DataConverter helps with that by converting Excel data into web-friendly formats including XML, JSON, ActionScript and Ruby. Simply paste the Excel data in a CSV or Tab delimited file into the tool and select the desired output format. Read more: DataConverter: Convert Excel Data Into XML & More


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