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(1) ChromeExtensions РWeb repository of Google Chrome extensions/add-ons which can be installed in the developer version of Google Chrome. You can search for extensions, add the ones you like directly to Chrome, and rate & review add-ons after you use them. Read more: ChromeExtensions РGoogle Chrome Extensions Repository

(2) CheckMyTorrentIP – Free online application for torrent users. It allows you to quickly check if your torrent line is anonymous and no personal IP data is exposed publicly. This comes in handy if you are using online anonymity service like VPN or some proxy servers and want to verify whether it’s actually protecting you.

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] AcceptEdge – Online tool that helps high school students get through their college applications. It works like a college matchmaker where you can browse different colleges and find a school that fits you best. The site predicts a list of colleges based on your academic and social profile.

(4) – Simple web tool that lets you create short map links for any location on Google Maps and easily share them online (Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, etc.) Read more: – Create Short Map Links for Any Location

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] MySkyStatus – This online application is for the social network buffs who religiously update their status on Facebook and Twitter, they can now continue doing it even when they are at an altitude of 20,000 feet sitting in an airplane without internet access. MySkyStatus, a service by Lufthansa airlines does that for you.


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