Cool Websites and Tools [September 5th 2011]

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Swidget – If you don’t like banner ads on your favorite websites and you want to replace them with something more useful then you might consider trying this tool called Swidget. The term “widget” in its name has probably given you an idea about what it does. It is a browser extension that helps you to replace the banner ads with widgets. Read more: Swidget: Replace Banner Ads On Sites With Widgets

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Auto Screenshot – There is no dearth of screen capture tools, both free and paid. But one thing that probably none of them (or maybe none of the free ones) can do is capture a series of screenshots one after the other. Auto Screenshot (or Automatically Take Screenshots Software) is a Windows-only tool that can help you do that. Screenshots can be captured and saved at the specified time intervals. Read more: Auto Screenshot: Capture Multiple Screenshots Automatically

 

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Fluffless – There is no shortage of project management tools on the web, but this one specifically targets freelancers. Like any other tool you can create projects, assign them to particular users and create tasks and to-do lists under each project. But unlike other tools, you can also view a calendar and add events to it. Read more: Fluffless: Web Based Project Management Tool For Freelancers

 

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MyPageKeeper – With close to 700 million users, Facebook is dream land for scammers and hackers. With a new scam/phishing attack coming to light every day, MyPageKeeper is one of the few tools that can help you keep your Facebook account clean. Once you install the MyPageKeeper app, it automatically scans your Facebook wall, feeds and applications for unauthorized items and notifies you. Read more: MyPageKeeper: Keep Your Facebook Account Clean From Scams & Phishing

 

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Epic Decide – Normally websites that let you form group polls and voting pages do nothing more than collect the votes and provide you with the results. The voting results by themselves do not reveal voting confidence, agreement, and passion. These informative factors are covered by a web service called Epic Decide, a free to use group decision making service. Read more: Epic Decide: Cool Group Decision Making Tool

 

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Comments (3)
  • Suhel

    I never knew MOU had opened registeration I always used DISQUS to post comments. Such a stupid thing for a MOU admirer. Shame on me :-/

    edit : erm… Disqus?? when I used only Suhel for the first time it said Suhel was not available so I’d to register with Suhel28, darn what a drag :(

    • Aibek

      Hey Suhel,

      how did you find out about regsitsration being open now? :)

      Aibek

    • Suhel

      oh, it was a co-incidence. one of my colleague came to me and asked me, is it like facebook? I said no.

      Colleague : does it have any registration thingy??
      Me : I dont think so, I usually comment using Disqus.
      C : Whats Disqus???
      M : Forget it. will tell you later.

      After he was gone I clicked the button on the top-right of the screen (am using mobile version) and then I saw login and I was like OMG…

      lol

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