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(1) The App Garden – Newly created section on Flickr which basically is a repository of Flickr apps. It lists all sorts of handy tools for Flickr i.e. stats counters, download/upload tools, slideshow generators, mobile browsers and so on. You can search for apps, browse by tags, and discover new tools. Read more: The App Garden – Great Flickr Tools Collection

(2) NewOCR – Web based tool that can recognize text from images or scanned documents and convert into editable text. The application is completely free, and the process of getting text from images is very easy. Read more: NewOCR – Recognizes Text From Images

(3) Voicethread – Powerful tool for creating multimedia slideshows and lectures. It combines different media to create effective teaching materials and projects, stored online and easily shared and commented on by others. Read more: Voicethread – Create Powerful Multimedia Slideshows

(4) Usabilla – Usability testing website that offers an easy way to quickly collect visual feedback on a webpage, mockup, sketch or an image. It has a nice interface with clear instructions on how to get the user feedback. Read more: Usabilla – Website Usability Testing Tool

(5) ForwardOn – Web service that provides an alternative way to share your favorite emails with others. Instead of forwarding them to your friends individually ForwardOn lets you send them to and convert email to html entities by publishing it on your personal page for your friends and family to see.


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  1. Sotiris Z
    November 12, 2009 at 4:31 am

    I totally agree keep up the good work guys!

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