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Etymonline – I have always loved etymology. Knowing the origin of a word interests me because it tells a story of people and societies, what they think about the world, and how words evolve to adapt to the realities of its usage. If you are an etymology geek, then you should check out Etymonline. Read more: Etymonline: An Online Etymology Dictionary

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Cloudshot – If you happen to take screenshots regularly, then you must know how troublesome it is for a person to take a screenshot and then upload it. CloudShot reduces the total time dramatically. Not only does it allow a person to take a screenshot, but it also integrates with Dropbox automatically. Read more: CloudShot: A Useful Screenshot Utility That Integrates With Dropbox


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Image-Zoom – The only way to have a better look at an image on a particular webpage, either by zooming into it to look at specific details or maybe rotating it clockwise or anti-clockwise, is by downloading it first and then using a basic image editing tool to get the job done. If you are using Firefox and find yourself doing this often then you need this add-on called Image Zoom. Read more: Image-Zoom: Zoom And Rotate Images Without Downloading Them [Firefox]


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MonkeyContact – If you are a new age Internet user then it is likely that you’ve got contacts spread across various services like different email accounts, social networks, etc. Monkey Contact is a web service that wants to make it easier for you to find them when required. You can find people by name, location, company, job function or a combination. Read more: MonkeyContact: Quickly Find Your Contacts In Gmail & Google Search


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Earthquake Notification Service – Many people do not feel it when mild earthquakes hit their region. Such people only find out through others that an earthquake occurred the previous day. To automatically be notified anytime an earthquake hits your area, you can use a web service called Earthquake Notification Service. Read more: Earthquake Notification Service: Get Specific Earthquake Alerts Via Email


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  1. Anup Kayastha
    February 27, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Image zooming Mozilla plugin seems great! Thanks for letting me know about it :)

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