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StayFocusd – StayFocusd is a Google Chrome extension that helps you focus when you work and block time wasting websites. It sets a timer for addictive and time-consuming sites that you visit and then blocks them for the rest of the day when the time is up. Read more: StayFocusd: Block Time Wasting Websites (Google Chrome Addon).

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YourNameInJapanese – Using this tool, you can learn how to pronounce and write your name in Japanese. It translates your name into kanji characters and lets you discover what your Japanese friends might call you in their language. Read more: YourNameInJapanese: Write Your Name In Japanese Online.


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PDFmyURL – Dead simple tool to generate PDF’s from any URL without any hassle. All you need to do is enter the URL of any webpage and it will automatically be converted to a PDF and downloaded to your computer. Read more: PDFmyURL: Generate PDF From URL.


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Textbookpricecomparison – Handy website for comparing textbook prices instantly. It lets you easily search hundreds of web vendors and find the lowest prices. With the cost of textbooks always on the rise, a search comparison tool makes the purchasing process of finding used, rental or ebooks an absolute breeze. Read more: Textbookpricecomparison: Website for comparing textbook prices.


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CheckingFinder – There are several things (interest, minimum balance, online banking”¦ etc ) that you have to consider when choosing a bank for your next checking account. CheckingFinder is a free web service that will help you decide by giving you a comparison table of different banks and their services so that you can open your free high-interest checking account right away. Read more: CheckingFinder: Compare Bank Checking Account Services in US.


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  1. sudharsan @ technoskillonline
    February 5, 2010 at 12:36 am

    All the website all very cool
    thanks for sharing

  2. Jennifer Snyder
    February 4, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Is there a Stay Focused add on for Firefox? I agree that this would take away my fun, but I think I really need it!

  3. Steyr Commando
    February 4, 2010 at 5:13 am

    I love StayFocusd very much.

  4. Fayetteville Video
    February 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    The PDFmyURL site looks the most interesting out of this list. The Stayfocused one would take away all my fun time!

  5. Nitesh Patel
    February 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    the addon is really good and the pdf my url is a nice web page to have acreenshot type doc of weboages...
    nice list.

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