Cool Websites and Tools [October 6, 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) TuneMyBass – If your guitar or bass went off tune, now you can tune it online using a guitar tuner at It is easy to use and contains preset tuning notes for guitar and bass in any tuning. It’s also more fun than tuning with a fork or a pitch pipe. Read more: TuneMyBass – Tune Bass & Guitar Online

(2) TypeIt – Next time you want to type a text in a foreign language with characters (accents, umlauts etc.) not present on your keyboard, head to It hosts multi language keyboard for 18 European languages, as well as foreign currency and type symbols. Read more: TypeIt – Virtual Multi Language Keyboard

(3) Just-Traceroute – Web tool that lets you run traceroute command for any website or IP address from 4 different geographical locations. This comes in handy when your site loading is slow, and you are not sure what causing it, your host or the network in between. Read more: Just-Traceroute – Run Traceroute Online

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] OtherPage – If you regularly shop for non-branded products from Amazon and eBay then OtherPage is a site you should bookmark. It claims to feature the same merchant products at better discounts. You get better bargains because you buy directly from the merchant’s store.

(5) – Simple online service that lets you write text upside down and backwards. Just enter your text into the field and press on the “Flip Text” button. You will get the flipped text instantly. Read more: – Write Text Upside Down And Backwards


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