Cool Websites and Tools – August 5th 2013 – Like Buttons, Chess, Urinals, & Maildrops

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Today in Cool Websites and Tools, we take a look at 5 cool websites, including adding a like button to your website, a smart and beautiful chess game for the iPhone, reading to your child via the iPad, deciding what men’s urinal to use, and setting up a disposable address to protect your real address from spam. Read on below!

LikeBtn – allows you to add a Like Button to your website with just a few lines of code. Instead of the many social network like buttons which are normally scattered across blog posts, you can use the code provided by this website to embed a small like / dislike button on your posts, and if the person chooses “like”, they then have the option to promote the post on social media.

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Tall Chess – There are a lot of chess games for iOS but many of them have too many unnecessary elements which take up valuable screen estate at the expense of the most important thing of all – the board and the gameplay. Tall Chess is another chess game for iOS which takes up ALL of the screen with the board, and nothing else. Beautiful pieces and colored boards, and upgrade to play multiple games at once.

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Kindoma – Sometimes it is difficult for parents to spend quality time with their children, due to their work schedules and other commitments. This is where Kindoma comes in, if you have an iPad. The app allows a parent to read a story to a child through the app, with the iPad camera showing both mother and child in the top left and right of the screen.

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Urinal Man – is a very strange “learning urinal simulator” where you are given 6 test questions. Each question shows a line of male urinals with men standing at various ones, and you are asked which one you would likely go to, if you were there. You are then rated according to previous answers from other people, and at the end, given a grade. It’s not entirely clear what the grade is for, but the site is nevertheless amusing as a social experiment.

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Maildrop – Quite often you are asked for your email address when signing up for something online, whether it be a website login, a competition, online shopping or more. But maybe you don’t entirely trust the website with your email address? Then use Maildrop. This site gives you a disposable email address which you can use to disguise your real address. Spam is blocked on Maildrop so you can be assured of only receiving your genuine emails.

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Comments (12)
  • Folly

    Thank you. http://www.likebtn.com/en/ is exactly what I was looking for…

  • Ramiro G

    Although well meaning, Kindoma strikes me as a sad answer to the absent parent. All I can imagine is some poor little kid saying: “Why can’t Mommy/Daddy come home and read to me?” (There must be a better way to promote a childproof UI.)

    • Mark O

      Yeah I have to admit that did pass through my mind too. But then again, mum or dad may have to go on the occasional business trip and an app like this could help them read to their child while they are stuck in some dreary hotel room somewhere. Saying that though, you c

    • Mark O

      Sorry, accidently hit the “post comment” button before I could finish the comment!

      The last part of what I was going to say was that you could just as easily also use Skype. That’s what I would use.

  • Guy M

    Urinalman is just based on the presumption that you should always choose the urinal the furthest away from any other human being. Should that not be possible, use the toilet stall.

    • Mark O

      Or you could just pretend to wash your hands and wait for everyone to leave, before using one of the urinals? :-)

      I don’t want anyone looking!! :-)

  • dragonmouth

    How do we know we can trust Maildrop???

    • Mark O’Neill

      Test it with another email address which is not important to you. See what happens.

  • Eric J

    maildrop is great.
    urinal man tests common sense =)

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