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Exemplar – Whenever we hear an unusual word, we right away open the dictionary to see what it means. However, simply reading the definition of a term doesn’t help us to understand its proper meaning. One has to see how words are used in context, in order to fully grasp the concept. Exemplar is a neat little tool that does exactly that. Read more: Exemplar: See How Words Are Used In Context.

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GenerateData – is a free open source script and web app that quickly generates large volumes of customized dummy data. This tool is useful for populating database on your website or testing how your software handles large amounts of user data. Read more: GenerateData: Easily Generate Dummy Data In Large Volumes.


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Unlock-PDF – Restricted PDF files can get really annoying. In the realm of PDFs there are two kinds of restrictions: ones that keep you from opening the files whatsoever and ones that keep you from doing things like copy-paste or print while the file is opened. can help you with the latter types of files, allowing you to remove restrictions from PDF’s and easily print or copy its content. Read more: Unlock-PDF: Remove Restrictions From PDF Files.


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SICPPL – Have you ever thought about the consequences of having industrial facilities in your town? SICPPL (Sickness and Industrial Centers of Pollution Public Listing) is a Google Maps mashup that lists 100 centres of industrial pollution in America. It can also help you identify the pollutants produced by these facilities and their possible effects on your health. Read more: SICPPL: Lists Top 100 Centres of Industrial Pollution in America.


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Lingt – People try all sorts of methods to learn a new language but most of them prove to be inefficient due to a lack of structure and fun. Lingt is a new way to learn a language by solving both of these problems. Read more: Lingt: Learning Foreign Languages Efficiently & Effectively.



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  1. Arun
    January 7, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Thanks to

  2. kadals
    January 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    thanks for share,,what the web criteria be cool website at

    • Aibek
      January 24, 2010 at 12:38 am

      the creiteria is for the website to be useful and free, that's about it.

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