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(1) [NO LONGER WORKS] Quick Image Downloader – Experimental Firefox add-on that lets you quickly save multiple images displayed on any webpage with a single click. All you need to do is to install the add-on as usual, and after restarting your browser you will see a green download arrow at the bottom-right corner of your browser. Clicking it will download images on any web page.

(2) – Web resource that freely offers an extensive collection of unit converters for converting almost anything. It lists around 80 different converters organized in categories such as Common converters, Engineering converters, Heat converters, Fluids converters, Sound converters, Light converters, Electricity converters, Magnetism converters etc. Read more: – Free Embeddable Unit Converters

(3) Unhid – Dead simple online tool that does one simple thing, it reveals the actual URL behind any shortened link. This comes in handy if you received a suspicious short link and not sure whether it is safe or not.

(4) HerdictWeb – Web service which tracks inaccessible sites in real time. It collects data on websites from users in different countries. Here is how it works: First you visit the homepage and enter the website URL that you can’t access. Then hit “Enter” to view current reports. Read more: HerdictWeb – Check Accessibility of Popular Sites

(5) VirtualRadio – Online application for Java enabled cell phones which allows the user to listen to Internet radio stations on their cell phone, without shelling out for an expensive smart phone. The app uses the GPRS internet connection available on almost all cell phones to download the audio at a rate of 32kbps. The audio quality is very high and music is crisp and uninterrupted. Read more: VirtualRadio – Listen To Radio On Your Cell Phone


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