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(1) BankFox –  New website where you can easily compare different bank products like savings accounts, checking accounts, and CDs. Unlike many similar sites which focus mainly on rates, BankFox also takes into account fees, availability of online tools, bank health, branch location, customer service, special requirements… etc. Read more: BankFox – Compare Bank Services & Products.

(2) WeSeed – Virtual investing service with social networking features. The site is aimed at common folk who wish to learn the stock market investment without risking their money. Once registered you will get virtual $10,000 that you can invest in stocks and build your portfolio. Read more: WeSeed – Learn The Stock Market For Free Online

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] Depicter – Online diagram creator that allows users to draw basic diagrams. It does not require Flash, Java applets or any other plug-ins. Just visit the site, quickly sign up and start drawing the digrams using simple functions like lines, shapes, text”¦ etc.

(4) Wikiwix – Comprehensive Wikipedia search engine which not only searches Wikipedia but also other related sister sites associated with the its database like Wikisource, Wikitionary, Wikibooks, Wikinews and more. Read more: Wikiwix – The Ultimate Wikipedia Search Engine.

(5) RSSHandler – Web application that converts YouTube RSS feeds into FLV, MP4 and other such computer/mobile friendly formats. This way users can easily download and view them later without connection to Internet. Read more: RSSHandler – Convert Youtube RSS to Podcast.


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  1. Shannon Paul
    August 17, 2009 at 7:07 pm


    Thanks so much for listing WeSeed here amongst other cool websites and online tools. We appreciate all feedback so please feel free to reach out directly with any questions or suggestions on Twitter - @WeSeed, or to my personal email at spaul[at]peak6[dot]com.

    Thanks again!
    Shannon Paul
    Communications Manager
    PEAK6 Online - Parent Co. of WeSeed

  2. MUO_junkie
    August 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Agree with my cousin MUO#1Fan

    Depicter was lame.


  3. MUO#1Fan
    August 7, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Depicter is almost unusable - Can barely draw a straight line with it, and the drawing space is too small :(

  4. shraqs
    August 7, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Thanks for the sharing. Great tools, especially RSS Handler.
    By the way, link to RSSHandler (on read more section)is broken.

    Thanks again

    • Aibek
      August 7, 2009 at 2:28 am


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