Cool Websites and Tools (edition #196)

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(1) 123People – Type in a name of a person you want to find (know more about) and get related results from social networking websites, image sites, video sites, blogs, news sites, and many more sources. Read more: 123People – Find A Person You’re Looking For.

(2) Brute Force Calculator – Handy online calculator that can tell you how long your password will last under sustained attack. Read more: Brute Force Calculator – See How Strong Your Password Is.

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] BubbleCaption – Add text captions to your photos online. Adding captions is as easy as choosing the bubble shape and entering the text. Read more: BubbleCaption – Add Captions To Your Photos.

(4) FireStatus – New Firefox 3 addon that allows you to send updates to your Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed profile from the browser status bar. Read more: FireStatus – Update Twitter, Facebook & Friendfeed from Firefox.

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] FlyTime – Quickly check flight arrivals and departure times for any airport worldwide. Whether you need flight departures for Heathrow, flight arrivals for JFK or some other airport, FlyTime is the site you need. Read more: FlyTime – Flight Arrival & Departure Times for Airports Worldwide.

(6) – Innovative shopping site which lets you do visual shopping for bags, shoes and dresses based on color, shape or pattern. There is also an awesome tool called Likethis which lets you upload photo of your favorite product and find similar products. Read more: – Shop for Bags, Shoes & Dresses from TV and Photos.

(7) [NO LONGER WORKS] Project2Manage – Create and manage projects efficiently from a comprehensive dashboard. You can create to-do lists and set milestones for task. Further, you can assign different levels of permission to clients and users. Read more: Project2Manage – Manage Projects And Collaborate Easily.

(8) sPaste – Securely send text data online. The idea is simple, you enter text, add password to it and then get the URL for sharing it with others. Read more: sPaste – Securely Send Text Online.

(9) [NO LONGER WORKS] TravelGuidesFree – Find free travel guides and brochures for over 100 top destinations in the US and Canada. You can either download them on the spot or request them to be send to your postal address. Read more: TravelGuidesFree – Free Travel Guides & Brochures.

(10) [NO LONGER WORKS] TweetVolume – Check popularity of certain words on Twitter. You can compare different words/phrases against each other and see which ones are more popular. Read more: TweetVolume – Compare Popularity of Words on Twitter.

These are just half of the websites that we discovered in the last 3-4 days. If you want us to send you daily round-up of all cool websites we come across leave your email here. Or follow us via RSS feed.

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