Cool Websites and Tools [May 17th, 2010]

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iSendr – So you’ve got a file, and you want to get it to your friend quickly. You could head over to iSendr, and in a few quick clicks give your friend a direct link for downloading the file directly from your computer. iSender is a web-based program that creates a link for you to send files directly to another computer without uploading it to a third party server. Read more: iSendr: Send Files Directly To Another Computer Over The Web.

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t.imo.im – Twitter is great for status updates but what do you do if you want to talk to one of your Twitter friends? Sending @mentions or DMs back and forth will only pollute your timeline as well as theirs. A better alternative is using a web based client t.imo.im. Read more: t.imo.im: Instantly Chat With Twitter Friends.

 

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DaylightHoursExplorer – is a great tool developed by the University of Nebraska that tells you the daylight hours per day for any location on the earth. You can adjust the location by entering a specific latitude or dragging the slider to change the value. Read more: DaylightHoursExplorer: Shows Daylight Hours Per Day For Any Location.

 

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Tabzon – While working in groups, it is not easy to keep track of who is in and who has stepped out. Tabzon takes this very basic problem and provides a dead simple solution. After you create a free account on Tabzon and invite team members, you can change the status of as many people as you want with a single click. Read more: Tabzon: Easily Keep Track of Your co-workers’ Whereabouts.

 

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Rec.fm – People share information about their preferred products on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, but don’t do so very often because they don’t want to bug their friends with advertising. Referral site Rec.fm seeks to make people more willing to endorse products online by donating half their proceeds to charity. Read more: Rec.fm: Recommending Products Online To Help Charities.

 

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