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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.

My image [NO LONGER WORKS] Assemble – Meeting out with your friends? Why not let your iPhone send the location of your meeting place to them? Assemble is an iPhone app that lets you easily map meeting point and send it to your contacts with a personalized message. It sends a map to help your friends get to a particular location so that you can meet them easily.

My image MeetOrDie – is a fun little meeting cost calculator that tells you how much money has been squandered by your company for a meeting. You start by entering a few details about your company along with information on meeting attendees and meeting length. MEETorDIE’s script than collects information from various online sources.
My image [NO LONGER WORKS] CarryOutText – Not a huge fan of reading? Try converting the articles into an audio file so you can listen to them on your iPod or mobile phone. CarryOutText is a dead simple tool that lets you convert text into MP3 audio in 2 simple steps.
My image BreezyFAQ – One of the first links that I looks for when I visit a website is an FAQ, especially if it’s a service that I’m about to sign up for. An FAQ, short for Frequently Asked Questions, is a compilation of questions that the site’s owners get frequently asked. BreezyFAQ is a hosted solution for managing and adding searchable FAQs to any website.
My image BgRepeat – Tiled wallpaper, simple patterns that fit together when placed side-by-side, was the primary wallpaper back in the age of Windows 3.1. While that era of computing is generally not revered for its aesthetics, tiled patterns can look really cool when used properly. Enter Bgrepeat, a modern-day repository of minimalist tile-style backgrounds. Read more: Bgrepeat: Cool Patterns For Desktop, Blog Or Twitter Page.


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  1. Steve
    February 25, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Just tried CarryOutText and was disappointed.

    It is limited to 150,000 characters, so any decent size book is not going to work unless it is done chapter by chapter.

    Also, it did not recognize the pdf I tried to upload, even though it says it supports pdf.

    It caused my Firefox to crash when I had entered a text file that had more than 150,000 characters.

    Finally, it is only going to be free during its beta.

  2. Nicolas Breitwieser
    February 25, 2010 at 3:04 am

    I just tested CarryOutText. Although it sounds a little bit choppy (as usual) it is a really helpful site. You don't need to install anything. You can upload a file or type in some text yourself that is converted immediately to an mp3 file which you can then download and carry around (and listen to it e.g. on your daily run).

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