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YouTube Video Controller – Many users find it annoying when they have to switch tabs to close/replay videos on YouTube or even change the volume. To get rid of this problem, you should give YouTube Volume Controller for Google Chrome a try. It is a handy extension for Google Chrome that gives the user complete control over YouTube videos. Read more: YouTube Volume Controller: Control YouTube Videos From The Taskbar [Chrome]

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Twitter Voice – Twitter Voice is a handy Android application for Twitter users who want to tweet quickly without having to type anything. A great application for people on the move, for example, people who want to tweet as they drive the car. Since the application requires no keyboard, the application uses “speech-to-text” technology to convert your voice into written text. Read more: Twitter Voice: Tweet What You Speak [Android]


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Image Resizer-Scaler – You will notice a number of webpages that place a large image with text wrapped around it. As a result, the text often gets pulled and you have to scroll down to read all of it. One simple solution to conveniently read the text would be to resize the images on the webpage – something that a tool called Image Resizer-Scaler lets you do. Read more: Image Resizer-Scaler: Resize The Images You Are Viewing On A Webpage [Firefox]


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Pro Writing Aid – If you are writing for an extended period, you may end up overusing certain words or phrases. Manually checking to see if your articles are varied enough can take a lot of time. Here to help perform this task automatically is a web service called Pro Writing Aid, a free to use web service that analyzes your writing. Read more: Pro Writing Aid: Have Your Writing Analyzed By A Website


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GIF Block – GIF images on websites are sometimes cute but more often than not, they are very annoying, add no aesthetic value, and only increase the loading time of the page. If you are not a big fan of gif images, you can easily block them on your browser using Gif Block, a Firefox extension that prevents the loading of GIF images on webpages. Read more: Gif Block: Prevent Firefox From Loading GIF Images


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  1. Andre Oliveira
    June 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    gifs are not that annoying, ads are even more annoying than gifs.
    i use adblocker, a firefox addon, to block ads.

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