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My image VendASnack – If you wish you had a vending machine in your apartment, now you can almost have it, with Vendasnack. It is a web-based virtual vending machine, which lets you buy different snacks online and get them delivered to your door with a single click. Simply go to their homepage and browse snacks sorted by categories.

My image RootMetrics – Cellphone operators around the world are notorious for providing grossly inaccurate facts to consumers when it comes to network coverage. An app like RootMetrics Cellphone Coverage Map is what consumers need to verify the network coverage by an operator in a particular area. It rates the signal strength of various carriers and shows it on a map. Read more: RootMetrics Cellphone Coverage Map: Check The Actual Coverage Of Carriers
My image ProfileDefenders – Competitors and disgruntled former employees can easily tarnish the reputation of your business by posting dissatisfied reviews and false reports of misbehavior. Since information rapidly spreads online, if left unmonitored, your company could suffer irreparable damage to its reputation. Here to prevent this from happening is a web service called Profile Defenders. Read more: ProfileDefenders: Get Help In Protecting Your Company’s Online Reputation
My image Social Searching – Twitter and Facebook are rapidly becoming a huge repository of information and one of the biggest search portals. However, these networks have certain restrictions. For example, Twitter only allows you to search for tweets within the last two weeks at the most. SocialSearching is a tool that makes this easier by letting you search beyond that. Read more: Social Searching: Search Facebook And Twitter For Old Posts
My image FlickSourcer – There are numerous websites that fetch filler images for your site and web designs. But if you are looking for great filler custom sized images, you should check out FlickSourcer, a free to use website that fetches Creative Commons images from Flickr. All you have to do is enter your desired pixel size of the images and optionally restrict the image types by entering in search keywords. Read more: FlickSourcer: Search For Custom Sized Images On Flickr


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  1. Nolongervalid
    June 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    When you click on FlickSourcer in the above post it directs to an itunes link.

    • Venkatesh
      June 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks for pointing it out. Fixed now.

  2. Shank2006
    June 16, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I often find good content here... Dont get me wrong but are u guys scraping cool websites from somewhere else? I m suspicious coz the thumbnails of the websites most often do not match the content.

    • Tina
      June 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      The content for the Cool Websites & Tools article is compiled from tools posted in the MakeUseOf Directory. The thumbnail sometimes doesn't match because it's an automated screenshot of the domain, so you get a screenshot of, rather than the respective app's own sub-page.

      • Aibek
        June 17, 2011 at 4:57 am

        The thumbanils match perfectly in at least 90% of the tools we review.
        How often do you mismatched thumbs?

        • Shank2006
          June 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

          umm i woud say that the thumbnails seems to have been coming up more recently.  fix this issue.Neways the main thing- the content is really good. Thanks and all the best!

  3. Alan Levine
    June 16, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Are these even tested? RootMetrics is a broken iPhone app- check the ratings, like almost every other reviewer, it crashes when you run the test. DONT WASTE TIME INSTALLING THIS APP- it is CRAPP.

    • Julie
      June 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Alan - Julie here from RootMetrics. I apologize for the crashing issue. This is a known issue to Root and we are working to correct this as quickly as possible. Expect to see an updated version in the app store shortly. Thank you for your patience.

  4. MCJunkie
    June 16, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Loving these!!

  5. Adamnop
    June 16, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Like vendasnack ...very cool

    • Ammar
      June 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm

       VendaSnack is a rip off of our site, these guys copied us verbatim, even the FAQs.  Our lawyers are talking to them :-)  I even called them up and they admitted that they just copied Snack&Munch.

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