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Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. All listed websites are FREE (or come with a decent free account option). No trials or buy-to-use craplets. For more cool websites and web app reviews subscribe to MakeUseOf Directory.

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CursorWiz – Windows customization can be done through many ways: you can change your background image, set custom icons, and create custom mouse cursors. While background images and custom icons are easy to achieve, it is not as easy to create custom mouse cursors. CursorWiz remedies that. Read more: CursorWiz: Create Your Own Mouse Cursors Online

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GooReader – Google Books is one of the biggest libraries for digital books online. However, the reading experience while accessing Google Books with a browser is awful. GooReader is a desktop client that solves this problem by giving a nice user-friendly interface to read, search and download Google Books. Read more: GooReader: Desktop Client For Reading, Searching & Downloading Google Books

 

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URL X-Ray – With so many URL shortening services coming up, the chances of malware and spam has increased tenfold. You never know whether a TinyURL you see on Twitter is safe to visit or leads to a malware infected or NSFW webpage. Well, URL X-Ray solves this problem. Read more: URL X-Ray: See The Original URL Behind A Shortened Link

 

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Facebook Chat History Manager – At times keeping a track of your chat conversations can be very beneficial. Instant messaging clients often have this feature built in through which you can read past conversations. Facebook Chat, however, lacks this feature but you can use Facebook Chat History Manager to indirectly get the job done. Read more: Facebook Chat History Manager: Save Facebook Chat History The Easy Way

 

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CitySourced – What do you do if you see potholes or broken street lights in your neighborhood? You find out who is the civic authority concerned and then email them, or maybe visit their office. CitySourced aims to speed up this process by helping you report civic problems in your neighborhood. Read more: CitySourced: Quickly Report Civic Problems In Your Neighborhood

 

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