Cool Websites and Tools [February 2nd 2013]

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Twist – Are you looking for an easy to way to let family, friends, and colleagues know when you will be meeting them? Twist is a cool iPhone application that automatically alerts people of your estimated time of arrival, so they will know exactly when you will show up at your destination. Read more: Twist: Let Your Family & Friends Know When You Will Arrive [iOS]

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Fabrik Reader – Book reading is one of the staple uses of tablets and smartphones. That is why a powerful e-book app to pair with your tablet is a must. Aside from the Kindle app and Google Books, there is strong demand for third-party apps. Enter Fabrik Reader. This simple and elegant e-book reading app lets you read EPUB files straight from your Dropbox account. Read more: Fabrik Reader: An E-Book Reader That Syncs With Dropbox [Android]

 

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Always Clear Download – Google Chrome’s download bar hangs around until a user manually closes it or closes the browser altogether. For some users, this comes in handy because it allows them to open downloads quickly. For some it is an annoyance, and that is where Always Clear Downloads for Chrome comes in handy. Read more: Always Clear Download: Clear Completed Downloads Automatically [Chrome]

 

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[NO LONGER WORKS] Pulsefeed – A lot of Internet users have accounts on a bunch of online networks. But checking your stream on each account page can be quite time consuming. Here to help by saving your time and by unifying your streams is a user-friendly web service called Pulsefeed, a free to use web service that unifies streams from your various social networking accounts. Read more: Pulsefeed: Get a Unified Stream Of Your Online Networking Accounts

 

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Sketch Star – Animations are a fun way to convey your message to other people. If you are looking for a way to create animations online, then you will find a number of options to choose from. But few websites offer the speed and features offered by Miniclip’s Sketch Star. Read more: Sketch Star: A Web App To Help You Create & Publish Online Animations

 

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Comments (13)
  • Alexander

    I have always been annoyed with chromes download manager. So great to see a fix for it :P

  • Ano Nymous

    Hey Aibek, is MUO now part of the Church of Scientology cult?

    How else are we to understand these links?
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/e/erez-zukerman.html
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/source/source192.html

    He is definitely your Erez – his Twitter feed also mentions the church.

    Enquiring minds want answers, Aibek.

    • Saikat Basu

      Replying on behalf of Aibek, as the comments manager:

      Really don’t know about this. Guess the author himself will get back to you :)

    • Aibek Esengulov

      MUO is not a part of Church of Scientology cult. Nor it’s a part of any other cult other than the cult of “tell everyone how to make use of cool websites and software”.

      When it comes to Erez, it’s not my business what’s he is up to outside his work at MUO. His work on MakeUseOf is all that matters to us and he is good at it, http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/erez/

      Aibek

    • Ano Nymous

      So to clarify, he could be literally anyone and it wouldn’t matter?

    • Aibek Esengulov

      Anyone? No! But someone’s personal believes has nothing to do what we are doing here at MakeUseOf. Our job is to educate people when it comes to web and software and these are the factors we are looking at when hiring someone. In the same way our authors will never impose their religious or political beliefs onto others.

    • wranglerspace

      Great answer and way to look at things Aibek. Kudos! If the guy is pulling his weight – who cares what he does outside of work as long as he is not endangering himself or others. He could be sacrificing his free time for volunteer work, praising Jah, Mohammed, or the pope. Also I myself think the Church of Scientology is a bit secretive and odd in it’s behavior at times, but Ano – labeling it a cult….that’s a gray area of sorts. Maybe you know more about the secretive “church” than I do & maybe you have reason to be concerned but I’ve found it counterproductive to put labels with negative connotations on anyone. Just my .02 :-)
      Now back to this book I’m reading called Dianetics you should really check it out….jjk!

  • Rigoberto Garcia

    Thanks Aibet, great selection…

  • Daniel Joshua

    Sketch Star is great. Thanks Aibek

  • Taswir Haider

    Thanks for nice posting ! I would prefer Twist and Fabrik Reader .

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