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(1) MarineTraffic – This site shows live information about ship movements throughout the world. You can search by ship name or zoom into map to view sailing ships in a particular area. Vessel locations are shown on the map using colored markers with each color representing particular type of vessel (Cruise Boat, Cargo Tankers, High Speed Craft, Yachts & Others). Read more: MarineTraffic – Real Time Yacht, Cruise & Cargo Ship Tracking

(2) PDF-Watermark – Web application for quickly watermarking your PDF files. The watermark can be customized in terms of text, font, size, color, rotation angle and transparency. As long as the size is below 10 MB you can watermark as many PDFs as you need. Read more: PDF-Watermark – Watermark PDF File Online

(3) GIFWorks – Free multifunctional GIF editor that lets you easily edit, add effects and optimize animated GIF images online. Although the site does look kinda ugly it’s packed with some nice features which you’re unlikely to find among similar apps.

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] HotelVideoReviews – Online service that aggregates video reviews of hotels around the world submitted by real travellers. At the time being, most of the video reviews are for hotels in Europe and United States, including popular travel destinations like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Las Vegas etc.

(5) MultiLinks – Multiple link opener & bookmarker add-on for Firefox which lets you select multiple links on any web page and bookmark them all at once. Read more: MultiLinks – Multiple Link Opener & Bookmarker


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