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(1) VapURL – Simple purpose online tool that can generate temporary URLs which redirect to a page of your choice. You can customize the life length of the URL by time or number of visits, and it will stop working as soon as limit has been reached.

(2) QRVCards – Web service that makes it possible to share your contact info with barcodes. It lets you generate your own barcode which people can scan using their cellphone cameras and quickly get your contact details. Read more: QRVCards – Share Contact Information With Barcodes

(3) ChartGo – This tool gives you the ability to create bar graphs, excel graphs, line graphs, area graphs and pie charts online. You can either create a custom graph or choose one from sample graphs and edit them according to your needs. Read more: ChartGo – App For Graphing & Charting Online

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] Avartize – This is a website that can add fancy overlays to your avatars. Although you can upload any online avatar and modify it, Avartize positions itself primarily as a twitter avatar overlayer allowing users to log in using their twitter credentials and apply cool overlays on their avatars in a snap.

(5) PrettySlide – Nifty webapp which provides a better way to navigate and share your Facebook albums by letting you generate online slideshows. There is no registration but you need to sign in to your Facebook account and give permission to the app using Facebook connect. Once you do that you can choose an album and generate a slideshows. Read more: PrettySlide – Quickly Create Facebook Photo Slideshows


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