Cool Websites and Tools [October 25, 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) [NO LONGER WORKS] TraceBullet – A must bookmark website for webmasters. It combines 6 different net testing tools (IP check, ping request, WHOIS check, etc) and provides quick access to all on one page. This is much better then having a bunch of bookmarks with sites scattered around the web.

(2) BookofOdds – If you have ever wondered what are your chances of having a heart attack, or what’s the probability of a black horse winning a race, then Book of Odds is the site you need to check out. It is an interesting site which talks about the real life probabilities presents you with some nice data.

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] Yubby – New service that makes it easy to organize, combine and share your favorites online videos. It lets you search over 30 video sharing sites (YouTube, MetaCafe, Vimeo, Yahoo video, etc) at once. The videos you like can be quickly organized into channels, and the best thing of all you can share and publish your channel as a single embeddable video player.

(4) – Webby Awards winner website (also an iphone app) that lets you create Jackson Pollock style paintings online. To create your own masterpiece, just visit the website and move your mouse around the screen. Click on the mouse to change its colors and press any key to sign your painting.  Read more: – Create Jackson Pollock Style Paintings Online

(5) WorldSings – Place for new artists to promote their music and build a fan base. Call it an American Idol on the Internet. Anyone can register as an artist and post their song videos. Top 20 voted songs enter the The World’s Best Song Competition, which will be held in Las Vegas on March 19, 2010. The winning song gets a $1 million prize. Read more: WorldSings – Discover New Artists & Rate Indie Songs


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