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(1) GoogleGuide – Tutorial site that can show you how to really use Google. It provides tips, tricks and tutorials on making Google search easier and effective for novices, experts and everyone else. All guides are properly categorized under the headings “Query Input”, “Understanding Results”, “Search Tools”, “Services” and “Developing a Website”. Read more: GoogleGuide: Learn How To Really Use Google

(2) Netalyzr – Free online applet that can analyze internet connections for all sorts of problems including blocking of important services, HTTP caching behavior, DNS settings, bandwidth measurements and more. It prints its findings in a detailed report. Read more: Netalyzr: Analyze Internet Connection For Problems

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] PenCake – Web application that allows you easily draw and send out personal eCards. You can add any color to your eCard, insert shapes and text, change the thickness of the brush and do much more.

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] WebAnti-Malware – Blacklist monitoring tool that lets you check if your site is blacklisted by one of the search engines or security companies. The application regularly scans your site against Google, Firefox, Chrome and Norton blacklists and alerts via email if it appears blacklisted. This way you are able to react quickly and do something about it.

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] Resizem – Basic image editor to which you can upload an image (JPG, PNG or GIF) and quickly perform a number of simple tasks like resizing, cropping and rotating. You can also apply a different effects like gray scale, sepia, pencil, embossing and more. The application probably has the simplest and cleanest user interface among all such other apps.


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