Cool Websites and Tools [September 21st 2011]

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Old Photo – If you believe in the saying “old is gold” then you would probably want to try this Android app called Old Photo. With this app, you can give your photos that old, vintage look making them appear decades old. The app can make that happen in just one click. The photos can get film color, the saturation can be changed and the resulting picture can be quickly shared. Read more: Old Photo: Give Your Photos An Old & Vintage Look [Android]

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ClickTo – aims to reduce the effort in copying and pasting text of a file to various applications. For example, if you want to select a piece of text from a document and email it to somebody you have to perform a number of small tasks. But ClickTo makes it simple by letting you copy content directly to the desired application. Read more: ClickTo: Copy Paste Items To Specific Applications

 

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RoboHash – Are you looking for a cool avatar to set for your new online networking account? Or perhaps a mascot-ish icon for your website? If yes, then you need not look any further thanks to RoboHash – a web tool that helps generate unique robot icons for each piece of text. The text can include alphabets, numbers, and special characters. Read more: RoboHash: Create Unique Robot Avatars Based On The Text You Type

 

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UnderTheSite – Webmasters might want to check out which technologies are being used by websites that interest them. You can’t always directly contact the site’s developers and pose them this question. Here to help is a web service called UnderTheSite – a tool to help find out the technologies being used by a site. Read more: UnderTheSite: Discover The Technologies Used By A Website

 

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Doc-To-Image – We use Microsoft Office to compose all sorts of documents: text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Sharing these files with people who do not have Microsoft Office installed can be a bit difficult. An effective solution is offered by Doc-To-Image, a free to use web service that converts document files into JPG images. Read more: Doc-To-Image: Convert Document Files Into JPG Images

 

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Comments (6)
  • Robert Schmid

    Wow!
    Cool Tools. The most useful one (for me) seems to be Clickto (www.clicktoapp.com).
    I downloaded and tested it yet and I really like it!

    More articles like this one, please!

    • Aibek

      it’s a daily feature! :) The last article for the day is ‘Cool Websites and Tools’

  • Justask

    The ‘doc-to-image’ facility did not work with a .ppt and a .doc file that I tried. It went through the motions and then just said zero files rendered. Am I doing something wrong ? 

  • Luis Wykkochan

    Just a comment, I’m from South America (Peru) and I can’t see the images on this post (neither on other “cool websites” posts) just the unavailable images from website thumbnail generator -shrink the web saying “unsubscribed or banned”. I don’t think I could be banned as it’s the first time I see that service so I suppose it’s a thing for “in the US only” or limited service. Maybe you could check if that service is available worldwide or look for other less restricted service.

    • Tina

      Luis,

      thanks a lot for the heads up and the screenshot!

      The thumbnails in these posts are definitely not for US viewers only. I’m in Sweden and can see them just fine. However, they have briefly disappeared several times over the past few days. It always was a temporary issue and you should see them now. Can you confirm? Thank you!

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