Cool Websites and Tools [July 23rd, 2010]

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My image   FeedsAnywhere – There are many RSS clients that make it easier to read the feeds by merging them. However most of these applications are targeted at computers; when used on smartphones, they often end up with an undesirable layout. For an RSS reader for your mobile phone, give FeedsAnywhere a try. Read more: FeedsAnywhere: Simple web based RSS reader for mobile phone.

My image   eType – is a great replacement for Typing Tutor programs. Typing Tutors help improve the accuracy and speed of your typing through practice; eType, on the other hand, tries to intuitively figure out which word you want to type and helps you choose from a list of narrowed-down words. Read more: eType: Windows Tool To Auto-Complete Words, Spell Check & Translation.
 
My image   Plaud.it – There are a number of online services that provide traffic monitoring statistics for your websites. Site owners usually opt for Google Analytics; however there are other competent alternatives available only waiting to be discovered. One such alternative is Plaud.it.
 
My image   HTTPS Everywhere – HTTPS connections have clear benefits over HTTP ones. With HTTPS you get a higher level of security because data sent and received is encrypted; 3rd party services cannot decrypt this data and learn about your activities. To take advantage of what HTTPS has to offer, you can use HTTPS Everywhere. Read more: HTTPS Everywhere: Use HTTPS Instead Of HTTP When Possible.

 

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