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(1) CrossFit – Online training program which includes exercises and workouts that help in improving the overall physical fitness of a person. Their main website, which goes by the same name, contains detailed information about the program and the exercises included in it. There are demo videos, articles, Crossfit games and even a section for kids. Read more: CrossFit – Workout & Exercise Program Online

(2) Chimply – This site allows you to generate those loading indicators and animated bars that you see on many websites these days. These indicators are often used by web developers to let the users know when the page is loading or application is doing something. Buttons and badges can be generated as well. Read more: Chimply – Generate Loading Indicators Online

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] Manuals-Search-Engine – Next time you need a manual for some software program or even a programming language head to It’s basically a Google-powered custom search engine which lets you search for all kind of tech & software manuals online.

(4) Craigslist Car Research –  Cool Mozilla Firefox add-on particularly useful when buying a car on Craigslist. It analyzes car listings on Craigslist and flags certain keywords requiring your attention such as “˜accident’ and the number of owners. It also gives useful info such as seller reliability and car reviews. Read more: Craigslist Car Research – Makes Buying Cars On Craigslist A Lot Easier

(5) Pixable Calendar – Web tool which lets you create nice online calendars for free. What’s interesting about this calendar is auto-import of your friends’ birthdays from Facebook. It uses Facebook Connect to login and puts all those birthdays on your calendar in one click. It’s useful for Facebook users because the recent redesign of Facebook’s user interface caused the birthdays to drop below the fold in the page.  Read more: Pixable Calendar –  Online Calendar With Facebook Data Import


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