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NiceEntity – Inserting fancy characters and symbols in your text always helps. However, besides a few common characters, most people don’t know the code for many of these. NiceEntity is a web resource that indexes hundreds of special characters along with their HTML and Unicode details. Read more: NiceEntity: Get HTML And Unicode For Symbols & Characters.

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Fillerama – Lorem Ipsum is the default filler text that is used on millions of web pages. It is a useful thing in the sense that it fills the space but not so much because it doesn’t make any sense to a regular user. Fillerama is a tool that changes this by letting you generate filler text with quotes from popular TV show Futurama. Read more: Fillerama: Generate Filler Text With Futurama Quotes.

 

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[NO LONGER WORKS] TravelPhotoMosaic – When trying to explore a new place or make travel plans, some people like to read about it. Some, on the other hand, have to visualize everything. TravelPhotoMosaic is cool interactive mosaic that lets you visually roam the world without leaving your couch. It contains over 120,000 user submitted photos from around the world. Read more: TravelPhotoMosaic: The Largest Searchable Interactive Travel Mosaic.

 

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notiFINDER – If you are looking for something in particular on Craigslist, then you have to check the site for new listings every day. But thanks to notiFINDER, that task has been greatly simplified. notiFINDER is a free and simple craigslist ad alert tool that can notify you of new classifieds on Craigslist. Read more: notiFINDER: Get Craigslist Ad Alerts For Specific Items.

 

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Randomiser – Have you ever had to randomly choose from a list? It could be a number, color, or any object. Your selection will somehow be biased in some way. To get a truly random pick, pay a visit to Randomiser. Randomiser is a free web service that you can use to randomly select a member from a list. Read more: Randomiser: Easy Way To Randomly Choose From A List.

 

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  1. MSmith
    August 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    For some reason the formatting on the iPhone app squashes text against the side of the screen, and you even have to scroll right to see it. This happens consistently, but only on the Cool Websites features.

    • Aibek
      August 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

      thanks, we will look into it.

  2. Chris Valleskey
    August 27, 2010 at 12:39 am

    @ddeja: There is a checkbox that lets you turn off the paragraph tags. Also, if you just want the text, you could copy it from the preview box.

    • Aibek
      August 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      thanks, I didn't notice those.

  3. Nickolos
    August 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    you should include http://qubrit.com - which is a virtual business cards and professional contacts management network.

  4. ddeja
    August 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Filerama would be a cool alternative for Lorem Ipsum except it's not. Why authors of the site assumed that I want text already embeded in HTML tags??? What if i want to use it somewhere else? Not a smart move.

    Cheers.

  5. ddeja
    August 26, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Filerama would be a cool alternative for Lorem Ipsum except it's not. Why authors of the site assumed that I want text already embeded in HTML tags??? What if i want to use it somewhere else? Not a smart move.

    Cheers.

    • Aibek
      August 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      good point

  6. Google Docs
    August 26, 2010 at 5:35 am

    NiceEntity and Randomiser seem interesting in their own ways. It's also great to gather assorted websites like TravelPhotoMosaic and notiFINDER that keep you on top of things, or get things in a more creative, useful way.

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