Cool Websites and Tools [September 15, 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] BabyNameMap – Nice Google Maps mashup showing popularity of baby names around the world. It currently features over 100,000 unique names from 14 different countries. You can find both boys’ and girls’ names, view names in the order of popularity and ratings, share them via email, view comments by other users and more.

(2) – Online tool to help web designers and developers deal with CSS Sprites duty. It lets you quickly and easily generate image sprites (a graphics component with a predefined action, as a part of a larger component) for your website with little or even no knowledge of CSS. Read more: – Create CSS Sprites (no coding needed)

(3) CustomGuide – Free Web resource where you can download quick reference guides and manuals for popular Microsoft, Mac and Adobe software applications. The quick references contain keyboard shortcuts and brief description of the menus and options available in each software. Read more: CustomGuide – Quick Reference Guides to Popular Software

(4) DailyPerfect – Innovative personalized content and news recommendation engine which just requires your name to deliver personalized content. It crawls the web to find your online footprints and analyzes your likes and dislikes. Based on that it shows the topics, people, news, website articles and books you might like. Read more: DailyPerfect – Get Personalized Content & News In a Snap

(5) Hi-I’m – Web service that lets you create neat social landing page displaying short introduction about you and all your social network profiles. There is also a section that shows your recent tweets, videos or posts. Read more: Hi-I’m – One Stop Social Networking Page For All Your Profiles


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