Cool Websites and Tips (makeuseof extra #68)

Cool Software and Websites: (All free unless stated otherwise)

  • DesktopNexus – huge gallery of free desktop wallpapers.
  • eBookSearchr | JustFreeBooks – two comprehensive ebook search engines.
  • Panjea – create and share your own broadcast channel featuring your fav. web videos in customized video player.
  • Perian (Mac OSX) – handy Quicktime addon that integrates support for many popular video formats: AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG4 , DivX, subtitle support (SSA, SRT) and lots more.
  • Stopwatch – online stopwatch and count-down timer. Also available as a widget (Mac Dashboard, Vista Sidebar) or a stand-alone program.
  • TXTdrop – send free Mobile text messages to anywhere in US or Canada. Extras: get it as widget (Mac, Win), add it to your blog or Myspace profile.
  • Voki – free service for creating customized talking avatars that can be added to your blog or web-profile. More features to come.
  • Wis.dm – fun website where you can ask users whatever YES/NO style questions you have, stir discussions and get dozens of quick replies within the first hour.
  • YotubeRemixer – easy-to-use video editing tool from Youtube. Let’s you keep an original file and assemble a new video in a drag’n drop timeline. Mix videos, add photos, background music, graphic effects, transitions, etc.
  • World’s biggest mouse cursor.

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hippo

hey there,

thanks for the cool ebook searching sites. I have tested both and it looks like eBook Searchr has gotten better results for me while I was looking for non-public-domain books (a.k.a. warez). justfreebooks finds a lot on public domain works. Both provide a search plugin which you can add to your browser. Finally, I like the categorization of eBook Searchr a little better, because you can filter there between warez and public domain content.

but both are great for finding free* ebooks on the internet, thanks for pointing that out!

-hippo

surflizard

Nice post. The ebook search sites are awesome.

Aibek

@hippo

Thanks lots for quick feature comparison. Short and right to the point. MUO style. ;-)

JustFreeBooks

hippo: You are right. JustFreeBooks is focused only in sites that contain public domain books or books whose authors have authorized free distribution (through a Creative Commons license, a GNU Free Documentation License or other method).

Jone1

I’m loving Desktop Nexus, thanks!

hippo

@Aibek: thanks, but I don’t understand what’s the “MUO” style…?? :)

Gopinath Munisifreddy

Cool links

Gopinath M
Tech Thoughts

Aibek

@hippo

:-) MUO = MakeUseOf
Basically, I meant MakeUseOf style.

hippo

@Aibek: well, that was easy… :)