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(1) KitchenMonki – Web-based tool for the stay-at-home Mom or Dad who goes shopping and cooks meals for the family. It combines menu planning with grocery shopping list and aims to make cooking fun by helping users share recipes, create shopping lists in one click, schedule meals on the online calendar, find ingredients for new recipes and queue them up and much more. Read more: KitchenMonki – Manage your recipes, menu planning & grocery lists

(2) RateItAll – Consumer review site where you can submit reviews for movies, celebrities, websites and products from categories like food, drinks, health and more. While it looks similar to other such sites, it has a cool feature which separates it. And that is the ability to quickly send a review by email. Read more: RateItAll – Submit Reviews About Anything Via E-mail

(3) ByteSizeMatters – Simple online application for webdesigners and webdevelopers. It can tell the size of any entered text in bytes/Kb/Mb (with or without the whitespaces). Since the bytesize does really matter in CSS or JavaScript, using this tool, users can quickly check the size of a particular text and decide whether to add it or not. Read more: ByteSizeMatters – Tells You The Byte Size Of Provided Text

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] Pockets – Innovative Twitter/Voicemail mashup which allows you to send voicemails even if you don’t know the recipient’s phone number. The only requirement is of course that they should be on Twitter.

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] IsThisMeetingReallyWorthIt – Online meeting cost clock which allows you to time a meeting and then find out its cost, based on the number of people attending and the average hourly wage.


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  1. document share josh
    September 7, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Those are very good tools, however, in many cases those platforms are used just to allow the team to review the same document together in real-time and "be on the same page".
    The recently launched free site does exactly that, quickly show documents to friends and colleagues.
    It allows web meeting and co-browsing on any document, user uploads a document and invites friends to view it with him live
    All the participants in the session see each others' drawing, highlights, etc.


  2. Farzad
    September 7, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Making impossibles possible

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