Cool Software and Websites: (All free unless stated otherwise.)
- Pandora. (4) Reserve a restaurant on OpenTable right from the restaurant review page. (5) Look up a map on google without typing a thing and lots more. – intuitive browser addon(Firefox and Flock) which makes web browsing way more interactive: (1) Looking up movies on Amazon? -> Rent them on Netflix instantly. (2) Reading an article on iPods? -> Compare prices on PriceGrabber with one click. (3) Reading a piece on some artist? -> Instantly create a station on
- (Windows) – simple to use desktop application which lets you search and download (fast) mp3 files from Google.
- FutureMail – quite unusual but rather cool service that lets you send yourself emails and have them delivered sometime in the future.
- HiTask – really cool and possibly the best online task management and team collaboration utility. Manage your tasks and ToDos: group them (by category, date, colors, etc.), share/collaborate on tasks with others and lots more. See where it stands among 40+ other ‘to-do’ apps
- [NO LONGER WORKS] OrbitDownloader – all-in-one web downloader and accelerator: lets you download flash and streaming videos (from youtube, metacafe, dailymotion…), files from rapidshare and lots [NO LONGER WORKS] more. Works with IE, Firefox, Maxthon and Opera browsers
- ProductWiki – wikipedia-like (aka wiki) community where people share info about consumer products. Great place for unbiased product reviews.
- StripeGenerator – handy web-designer tool for generating various diagonal stripes for background tiles
- Pyro.tv – nice entertainment network for web folks, features several popular web TV shows(diggnation, rocketboom, etc.) and some more. Browse channels by genre, popularity or search for exactly what you want. (+ RSS feeds for each channel)
Cool Articles and Tips:
- Top 10 Windows Vista annoyances [techrepublic.com] – shows how to get rid off them
- 10 must-see Opera Widgets [ghacks.net] – something for Opera folks (btw. 3% of makeuseof readers use Opera)
- [tutorial5.com] – cool tips, from useful keyboard shortcuts to multiple file renaming
- A Guide to OS X Web Browsers [brisbanecreative.com] – which one is better?