Cool Websites and Tools [December 2nd 2012]

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   Cool Websites and Tools [December 2nd 2012]

 

Plooky – This is a free to use website that will entertain you in a very unusual way – it will help you discover the most unusual yet interesting articles on Wikipedia. Given the amount of data and content there is on Wikipedia and the many topics covered, Plooky is able to extract many weird articles that are simply fun to learn about. Read more: Plooky: Find The Weirdest & Most Interesting Articles On Wikipedia

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EasyPDFCloud – The PDF file format is popularly used to share important documents. But documents are usually edited using Microsoft Word. Here to help you convert Word documents and other files to PDF files is a simple web service called Easy PDF Cloud, a free to use web service that helps you convert document files into the PDF file format. Read more: EasyPDFCloud: Easily Convert Documents To PDF, Word, & Image Formats

 

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Twitter Audit – Are you curious if the people following you on Twitter are a bunch of bots? What good is it to have lots of followers if most of them will never actually see anything you post? A new tool called Twitter Audit is designed to scan your followers and find out what percentage of them are likely real. This lets you find out how valuable the people who follow you really are. Read more: Twitter Audit: Find Out If Your Followers Are Real

 

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ListNote – Although there are a number of Android apps allowing you to organize your thoughts in the form of notes, where ListNote differs from them is its voice-to-text feature that lets you write notes without having to actually type them. The voice recognition feature can be activated with just one click. The resulting snippet is saved as a note. Read more: ListNote: Writing Notes Becomes Hassle-Free With The Speech-To-Text Feature [Android]

 

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TourMyApp – Today many websites offer their visitors an interactive tour of the website. The purpose of the tour is to highlight the main site features or to help users familiarize themselves with the interface. Here to help you create such tours is an online service called TourMyApp, a web service that helps you create tours for visitors on your site. Read more: TourMyApp: Create Clickable Site Tours For Your Website

 

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thu ya

I like twitter audit.I am using twitterfeed.com.Am i a bot?

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Din One

Haha that a nice apps…

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Thu Ya

I want to know the daily limit of getting points.
pls

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Aibek Esengulov

it’s a secret. but we are doing our best to make sure that the system isn’t being abused

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Luke Palder

Thanks so much for featuring Plooky!

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Lisa Santika Onggrid

Are you the maker? By the way, it’s a good way to spend a Sunday.

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Luke Palder

I am, Lisa. Thanks for the compliment! If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

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Lisa Santika Onggrid

Hmm, how if adding a search box? That being said, the current one is well enough and has element of surprise. I usually use Wikipedia’s own random page link but I prefer Plooky now, since I can preview the page before deciding to continue reading or not. Just curious, do you handpick the articles? If so, what’s your criteria or unique/weird?

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Luke Palder

Thanks, Lisa, for the great suggestions.

I’ll look into adding a search box. The Wikipedia random page link is good, but it’s a bit too random for my tastes (Wikipedia is enormous, after all). We’ve tried to make sure Plooky only serves up particularly odd/funny/strange articles. We look at a lot of different clues to know whether or not something will be considered “weird” or “fascinating” by other people. It’s not an exact science, but feedback from our great users helps us get closer and closer to selecting only the strangest Wikipedia articles.

Thanks again!