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(1) ColorJive – If you are planning to paint your room and not sure what colors to use, ColorJive can help. Using this website you may upload an image of your room and apply desired colors to the walls to see how the room looks with that color. Read more: ColorJive – Choose The Right Paint Color By Painting Your Room Online

(2) – Next time you need an icon for you website or design project make sure to check out It offers a huge collection of free downloadable icons. There are currently more then 15,000 high quality icons available in PNG and ICO formats and in several sizes. Read more: – 15000+ Free Downloadable Icons

(3) BookLookr – If you frequently shop for books online then Booklookr is a service that could save you some money. It is a book price comparison engine which claims to get you the lowest price for a particular book. Start by entering the title, author name, ISBN or keyword and click search. Read more: BookLookr – Book Price Comparison Engine

(4) Newsy –  Online news aggregator which shows news videos on different topics and from different sources. You can find news videos from BBC, CNN, ABC News and even channels like Al Jazeera, all at one place.Read more: Newsy – Online News Videos Aggregator

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] Drinkolic – Simple yet comprehensive online resource for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink recipes. Drink mixers, bartenders, or plain hobbyist can go to Drinkolic and find thousands of recipes to get started.


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  1. Jeffrey
    October 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    thank you for the Link to colorjive!

  2. Thomas
    October 30, 2009 at 12:44 am


    Thanks for sharing this tools, I love your "cool websites and tools" series. Keep them coming!

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