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Uploadcare – is a service that gives you the ability to upload, process and use CDN (Content Delivery Network) storage. This means that any media you add to the service will be stored on cloud servers. This removes the loading speed issues that you would have to deal with if you were to store the files on your own server. The free plan gives you 250MB of space.

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Surfly – is an app that facilitates screen sharing between yourself and others. Just type in the URL of a website that you want to show them, and send them the unique link provided. Then they will see what you see, and you can show them the various areas of your site. Or you can use it to help someone navigate a site, or plan a vacation.

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Top Secret America – ever since September 11th, various law enforcement agencies and counter-terrorism forces have sprung up, in order to combat the various threats against the United States. The Washington Post has compiled a map where you can enter a zip code and be shown which agencies – local, state, and federal – is in that area.

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Picsastock – is a German-based stock photo website where you can upload and sell your photos. Customers can also buy and download those photos for their own web projects. The price includes social media usage and the right to edit the photo. A lot of the photos currently seem to be of the landscape variety and are of very high quality.

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Tour Builder – is a beta Google product which gives you the tools to create your own “tours” on Google Earth. Perhaps you want to show a variety of places on the map for a holiday, or perhaps you want to show how a historical event unfolded? Simply mark the points on the map and embed photos and videos on each point to describe why that place is significant.

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  1. Ronnie
    November 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I like the idea of the tour builder, seems quite cool! I'd like to add a new one to the list I've started using myself recently, Unioncy's web app. It is really helpful for tracking warranties and keeping all product information and documentation in the cloud. This way you can go paperless and don't have to worry about lost receipts or manuals again.

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