Joined July 2006

A father of two, neo geek, tech-obsessed male who is also the co-founder of MakeUseOf and been here since makeuseof hit web for the first time.

Feel free to contact at kaly@makeuseof.com

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SafeMess: Browser Based Text Encryption Tool

20th October, 2009

SafeMess is a new browser based text encryption tool that lets you quickly encrypt your text. It uses secure XXTEA 128-bit block cipher algorithm and the encryption is done with JavaScript locally inside your browser, no text or password is stored online. To encrypt, simply enter your text and password into provided fields and then click […]



20th October, 2009

CheckMyTorrentIP is a cool online application for torrent users. It allows you to quickly check if your torrent line is anonymous and no personal IP data is exposed publicly. This comes in handy if you are using online anonymity service like VPN (ItsHidden) or some proxy servers and want to verify whether it’s actually protecting […]


Xm.my: Create Short Map Links for Any Location

19th October, 2009

Xm.my is a simple web tool that lets you create short map links for any location on Google Maps and easily share them online (Twitter, Facebook, Delicious… etc.) From the page: Map URLs are long. For example, the actual Google Maps link to San Diego looks like this: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=San+Diego&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=30.957823,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=San+Diego,+California&ll=32.730108,-117.170563&spn=0.128233,0.220757&z=12 Try tweeting or texting this – […]



19th October, 2009

Yubby is a 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 […]



18th October, 2009

TraceBullet is 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. To use TraceBullet, simply select desired test, enter required data […]

JacksonPollock.org: Create Jackson Pollock Style Paintings Online

18th October, 2009

JacksonPollock.org is a Webby Awards winner website (also an iphone app) that lets you create Jackson Pollock style paintings online. For those who never heard of Jackson Pollock before, he was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Some of his paintings were sold for millions. To create your […]


Linkli.st: Create List Of Links & Easily Share Them

18th October, 2009

Linkli.st is a new web tool that makes it easy to create lists of links and share them with others. It provides a browser bookmarklet for quickly adding links to your list. You can create as many lists as you like and keep them organized in one place online. Created lists can be shared by forwarding […]

TheNameEngine: Hear Proper Name Pronunciations of Public Figures

17th October, 2009

TheNameEngine is a website where you can find and hear proper name pronunciations of famous athletes, politicians, actors, newsmakers, brands and more. The site was created as a tool to help radio and tv channel professionals when preparing for their segment or an interview. That being said, anyone can freely use and benefit from it. […]


ASCII-O-Matic: Generate ASCII Art Pictures

17th October, 2009

If you are an ASCII art fun check out this simple online utility called ASCII-O-Matic. It lets you upload an image and generate ASCII art picture from it. The application supports only JPEG format and has strict image dimension requirements, only accepts images of 60 x 50 pixels. As you can see in the screenshot […]

eBooks.Addall: Find Best eBook Deals

17th October, 2009

eBooks.Addall is a meta search engine which lets you search and find best eBook deals online. It simultaneously searches over 20 major and independent eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, eBooks.com, BooksOnBoard, FictionWise, Sony… etc. This means that you can search for any eBook from one place and find the best offer without needing to visit […]


Personalized Money Generator

16th October, 2009

Ever wondered how would you look like on a US dollar bill? Or how about putting yourself on a UK pound instead of Queen? Check out Personalized Money Generator, this simple online tool lets you quickly create custom money bills with your own photos on them. It currently supports around 40 different currency templates including […]



16th October, 2009

It’s a common issue when new software releases are found to be less user-friendly as it predecessor. In such cases I tend to stick with an older version. The problem is that it’s not always easy to find it because official websites tend to link only the latest version. So how can you download previous […]


ConflictHistory: Interactive Map Of World Conflicts

16th October, 2009

ConflictHistory is an interesting mashup that combines a timeline of world wars with their geographical location and presents this data on Google Maps. The timeline starts from 3000 BC and covers all conflicts up to the 2005. You would be surprised to see the amount of conflicts the world has had just in the last […]


15th October, 2009

MyItemTracker is a website that lets you set specific price change alerts for any item found on Amazon or its affiliated stores. Once the item becomes available at your desired price you will be notified via email. To set an alert, you need to register on the site first and find your item. Then hit […]


Zuplo: Cool Stationary Backgrounds for Your Emails

14th October, 2009

If you want to make your emails a little more attractive and original, head to Zuplo.com. This new web service offers a huge database of email stationary backgrounds to compose your messages on. You can even create personal backgrounds using your own pics. Zuplo backgrounds work with Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, Thunderbird and many other […]