Cool Software and Websites: (All free unless stated otherwise)
- AniBoom – it’s all about animations here; lots of free-to-watch animation movies, open competitions, and bunch of tools for producing something of your own
- AppUpdate (Mac) – “…free Dashboard Widget that can automatically check for updates to your installed software. It supports Apple’s software directory, MacUpdate and Version Tracker. It will present you with a tidy link list of all the updates found, enabling you to read release-notes and download the the updates quickly and painlessly.“
- Babelfish – popular web-based translator, not only you can use it to translate text but also translate and browse foreign websites (Chinese, German, Spanish….)
- Firedoodle – firefox addon that lets quickly add sticky-like memo notes to any visited webpage. It can be a personal memo, a note marking a place where you left off, copy of highlighted text, etc.
- Huddle – web-based team collaboration tool: work on documents (no inbuilt document editor), plan projects, add notes, send reminder, etc. Free account option is limited to 5 users and 25 MB of storage.
- Lecturefox – free lecture notes, podcasts and video lectures from several universities all over the world
- OnlineSignOff – handy online tool to manage your agreements and contracts. [Howto: (1) Create a document, attach files, include your terms and send it to your client. (2) Client receives an email with an authorization key and a link where s/he can review the document and accept/decline it. (3) You’re notified about client’s decision]
- SpeedBit Video Accelerator for YouTube (Windows) – makes Youtube video streams faster and smoother by reducing buffering time, video freezing problems and interruptions. Additionally, lets you bookmark played videos for easy and faster replays.
Cool Articles and Tips:
- 101 Shareware and Freeware Programs Every Nerd Needs [rewardprograms.org]
- Rock Your Google Calendar in 18 Ways [webworkerdaily.com]
- How To Make Your Computer(Windows) Faster [howtodothings.com] – bunch of basic and easy-to-follow tweaks
- 5 Ways to SMS for free [gigaom.com]