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'extra' post Check out some of the latest makeuseof discoveries. All listed websites are FREE (or come with a decent free account option). No trials or buy-to-use craplets. For even more app reviews subscribe to makeuseof directory. Want to submit your application to MakeUseOf directory ? See how here.

(1) Acronym Finder – Wondering what NASA, KGB, PHP, CSS or any other abbreviation stands for? Go to AcronymFinder.com. Search a database with more than 4 million acronyms, abbreviations, tech terms, military and government agencies, medical terms, financial terms etc. Read more: Acronym Finder – Lookup Acronym Definitions.

(2) [NO LONGER WORKS] Data-Sheet – Find and download all kind of PDF files, reports, public papers, data sheets, ebooks and so on.

(3) Google Patents – This patent search engine from Google allows you to search search the United States Patent and Trademark Office (in short USPTO) for patents. Search through a massive patent database with over 7 million patents. Download patents or read them online. Read more: Google Patents – Comprehensive Patent Search Engine.

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] Magnigraph – This online app lets you create magnigraphs (vector art) of your signature, a sketch or a photograph.

(5) PicJuice – No-registration photo editing web app where users can upload an image and apply a bunch of basic tweaks like image crop, resize, flip and rotate. Read more: PicJuice – Quick Online Photo Editing App.

(6) [NO LONGER WORKS] PDF Generator – Convert Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents to PDF online. PDF Generator converts uploaded document to PDF format and emails you the download link. You can download the file for the next 48 hours.

(7) [NO LONGER WORKS] TextOnPhone – Great ebook reader app for your iPhone or iPod Touch. TextOnPhone brings over 30,000 free books and novels to your Apple device. Read books, manage your favorite titles in one place, add notes, create book shortcuts on your home screen to jump directly to the place where you left off on your last session and more.

(8) Waitable – Price comparison and price watcher tools merged in one. Tell the Waitable what you want to buy and it’ll watch the item for you. When the price drops below the max. amount you’re are willing to pay it’ll notify you. Read more …

(9) [NO LONGER WORKS] WireWize – Bought a new DVD player or a home theater system but have no clue how to connect it? Wondering where those red and yellow cables should go? Enter WireWize – it can give you a step-by-step setup instructions for pretty much any home entertainment electronics out there. Home theater systems, game consoles, VCRs, TVs and so on.

NOTE: These are just half of the applications that were added to our directory in the last 3-4 days. To keep up-to-date on all directory additions subscribe to MakeUseOf Directory here. Want latest reviews in your email ? Subscribe via email.

  1. Dave P
    July 1, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Just a note on Data-Sheet. One alternative is to click on "advanced search" in Google which will give you the option of limiting your searches to any one of ten file types including PDF files.

  2. lawiz
    June 30, 2008 at 12:21 am

    wow.. WorryAboutYou is rock!!!! good share guys ;D thx

    • imdragon
      June 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm

      Looks like the WorryAboutYou site is experiencing difficulties all of a sudden.

  3. Ramesh | The Geek Stuff
    June 30, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Aibek,

    Thanks for the great list of application. I have been using Acronym Finder website for a long time and it is the best out there in that category.

    Ramesh

    thegeekstuff.com

    • Aibek
      June 30, 2008 at 2:16 am

      You're welcome!

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