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(1) [NO LONGER WORKS] AllTextPaper – This is a browser bookmarklet that can instantly remove all clutter (design, ads and banners) from web pages leaving only nicely formatted text content. To use it, register on the site and drag provided bookmarklet onto your browser toolbar. Read more: AllTextPaper: Makes Hard To Read Web Pages Readable

(2) AvatarPhoto – Online service for creating your own animated avatars. You just need to upload a picture and choose a desired effect. You could choose from a large number of special effects such as emotions, collages and many more. Read more: AvatarPhoto: Create Your Own Animated Avatar Online

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] NotifyMee – Uptime monitor tool that can alert you when a site that was previously down is restored. This can be very helpful in case a site or a blog you want to visit crashes due to some unknown reason and you are left wondering when you could access it again. Read more: NotifyMee: Online Uptime Monitor

(4) Plagium – Web based plagiarism tracker that lets you check whether a content from your website or research paper has been copied and used anywhere else. To check your content for plagiarism online, simply paste a text inside provided form (or submit its online URL) and click on the “Track plagiarisms”. Read more: Plagium: Online Plagiarism Tracker

(5) WatchItToo – Online service that lets users communicate in real-time while sharing or viewing same media content. It is perfect for families and groups to converse live while viewing photos and watching videos together. Among other things, the site also offers video and text chat. Read more: WatchItToo: View Photos & Watch Videos Together


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