Cool Websites and Tools [August 28th 2012]

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Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. Most of the listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. If you want to have similar cool website round-ups delivered to your daily email, subscribe here.

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Guardly – When you are facing an emergency, you have very little time. If you need to ask for help, you need to do it in the fastest possible way. You should contact the authorities but some friend might be near who can help you. Here to help you contact friends and authorities simultaneously is a tool called Guardly. Read more: Guardly: Quickly Contact Friends & Authorities In Case Of An Emergency

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Dropcanvas – Sharing files is a core Internet activity. It is done through e-mail, instant messages, posting links in Twitter, or by using Dropbox and Google Drive. But what if you just need a simple drag-and-drop interface and a quick link? Dropcanvas is a simple app that does exactly this. Read more: Dropcanvas: Minimalist Drag & Drop Online File Sharing

 

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Boxes – This application gives you boxes to organize the content of your various projects. With this tool you can create pages or virtual boxes for text notes, drawings and sketches, to-do lists, audio recordings, and even maps. You can further organize these items into separate categories such as notes can be stored under “Physics Class” or “Guitar Lessons” as in the image above. Lists for tasks and reminders can be easily created and accessed. Read more: Boxes: An iOS App To Organize Notes, Sketches, & Other Projects (10 Free Licences)

 

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[NO LONGER WORKS] Veo Video Converter – Veo is an online video format converter that is still in its beta phase. It allows you to convert videos uploaded from your own PC as well as those taken from cyberspace, for which you need to provide a URL. The supported video streaming services are YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Blip, Metacafe, DepositFiles and MyVideo. Read more: Veo Video Converter: Convert Multimedia Online & Use It On Any Device

 

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Facebook Fast Delete -This is a nifty tool that creates a button next to the archive button in your messages, allowing you to delete the messages quickly. Once this Chrome extension is installed, you will find the red “X” button in your Facebook inbox. Clicking that will delete the message permanently without leaving the page. Read more: Facebook Fast Delete: Delete Facebook Messages Quickly [Chrome]

 

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Comments (8)
  • Billy Tyler

    I love Boxes!! Guardly looks interesting too and facebook fast delete is a lifesaver.

  • xbalesx

    I agree with April E, and thank you to MUO. You are a resource for me, I usually check the site 2-3 times per day. The Cool Websites and Tools is my favorite.

  • GrrGrrr

    Dropcanvas rocks. I have been using it for more than a month now.

  • Marina Giddings

    thank you for sharing! I’ll have to check them out

  • Prabha Rani

    Thanks, I will try Dropcanvas and Facebook Fast Delete.

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