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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   StartPage – With issues cropping up regarding privacy in major search engines, some people turn to alternative websites to protect their search activity. One of these is Startpage, a metasearch website and free anonymous web surfing proxy that pulls queries from different search engines anonymously. Read more: Startpage: Free Anonymous Web Surfing Proxy.

My image   Rainymood – It’s easy to overlook a webapp just because it’s simple. In the case of Rainy Mood this would be a mistake. The function of this site is simple: it plays a sound of rain and thunder mp3 on continuous loop. The sound is intended to be soothing, and those who love the sound of rain will certainly find it so. Read more: RainyMood: Relax to the Sound of Rain and Thunder mp3.
 
My image   Bundle Everybody’s Money – Are you interested in knowing how your spending patterns compare with others? If you are, then you should bookmark Bundle’s Everybody’s Money. This web site provides one of the most comprehensive online data for consumer spending patterns in the United States. Read more: Bundle Everybody’s Money: Compare Consumer Spending Patterns in US.
 
My image   Bontq – Programming tasks that involve a lot of people can be very tough, especially when coordinating with teams in tracking the progress of a project. Bontq is a project management tool that helps programmers coordinate with their project teammates by letting them track bugs, tasks, and feature requests for a current project. Bontq publishes these reports so that members are informed of the current development of a project. Read more: Bontq: Easy Project Management For Programmers.
 
My image   Album Art Search – People who love to organize their music library down to the nitty-gritty would surely love Album Art Search, a website that let you search for free album cover arts for various music albums. This website indexes millions of album arts and also provides links to their Amazon page.

 

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  1. Startpage Metasearch
    February 15, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Check out who's topping the list of cool sites! Awesome! Thanks, MakeUseOf! We appreciate the kudos...expecially since it will assist even more people in surfing the web anonymously! Cheers!

    • Startpage Metasearch
      February 15, 2010 at 7:25 am

      Oh...and we totally know that 'especially' is spelled with an 's' and not an 'x!' Fie! The inability to delete a comment post-posting! *wry grin*

  2. sudharsan @ cool website
    February 12, 2010 at 12:15 am

    very very cool collections..
    I dont know from where are you getting this kind of websites

  3. Vivek
    February 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

    thanks for this. i am in search of some tools and landed here. i know only 2 of dem thanks for adding more in my information.

  4. Brett
    February 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    bigsearchbar.com is a website all about search bars..

  5. Ryan
    February 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    A search engine similar to StartPage is yauba.com. Another one for anonymous searching.

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