After every 500 additions to MUO directory , we select the 40 most unique and unusual services. It’s been 5 months since the first one, so it’s time for batch no. 2. As mentioned earlier, this round-up is about those little-known undiscovered apps that are rather unusual, useful, free, and are the must-be bookmarked type. Enjoy!
1. beFunky – Awesome web app that turns images to cartoonized paintings and videos to cartoons.
2. DisplayWars – Incredibly simple tool that helps lots of people. Want to buy a new screen? DisaplyWars lets you compare screen sizes by mapping one display size on top of the other. For smaller items see SizeEasy.
3. [NO LONGER WORKS] DocSyncer – Synchronize office documents in your ‘My Documents’ folder with Google Docs account.
4.– By using this service you can send messages to others so they get them only when they are in the area you specify.
5. Keybr – Online keyboard to practice your touch typing skills.
6. Mint – The simplest way to manage your finances. More about Mint.
7. Numbr – Free disposable phone numbers.
8. PDFHammer – Merge, edit and rearrange PDF documents online.
9. PhoneSpell – Ever wondered if you phone number spells something memorable ? PhoneSpell will find it out.
10. SecondRotation / BuyMyTronics [No Longer Available] – Want to cash in on your old iPod ? Or mobile phone ? Both of these services will buy your old (broken) gadget, regardless of its condition.
11. [NO LONGER WORKS] BeamIt – Send pictures, music, videos, docs or any other file to your cellphone.
12. BooksInMyPhone – Download and read copyright-free books on a mobile phone. Comes with its own book reader.
13. CallTheFuture – Schedule text messages and get them delivered (as a voicemail) on any desired date in the future.
14. CameraSummary – Extracts so called EXIF data from the images. Shows what model of digicam was used, image creation date and time, resolution settings, location and so on.
15.– One-click web app that inspects your PC’s hardware and software settings to determine whether or not it meets gaming requirements for a game of your choice.
16. CellSwapper – Transfer your current mobile contract to someone else. Or get a free plan with only a short term contract.
17.– Free legal assistance.
18. ControlC – This small cross-platform (Win, Mac, Linux) monitors your clipboard and saves everything online.
19. Definr – Incredibly fast online dictionary. It takes abt 14 ms to lookup a word.
20.– By far the coolest service for private file collaboration and transfers. Add files by email, send voice messages from phone, etc.
21. File-Destructor 2 – Generates files (Doc, PDF, … ) that look genuine but won’t launch properly. Basically, it’s a tool that helps you put all the blame on your “faulty computer”.
22. [NO LONGER WORKS] File-encryptor – Secure encryption tool to freely encrypt/decrypt sensitive files online. Quite handy for sending over sensitive files.
23. [NO LONGER WORKS] FlashPhone – Free flash-based SIP-softphone. Simply add your SIP account and you’re good to go. No need to install anything.
24. Google Mobilizer – Makes your fav. websites mobile friendly. Must-have for your mobile bookmarks.
25. GetMyFBIfile – Here you can generate letter templates that you can use to request for a free copy of your FBI file.
26. LetterMeLater – Offers one feature that your email doesn’t have, “˜the ability to schedule when an email should be sent’. Coolest part about, you can use it directly from your email program (GMail, Outlook, etc.).
27. [NO LONGER WORKS] Mailbucket – Finally, a tool to help you forward emails to your feedreader.
28. Mobical – Over-the-air mobilebackup and restore service. Backup phone contacts, calendar, bookmarks and settings.
29. [NO LONGER WORKS] MoDazzle – Access Facebook, LinkedIn and dozens of other web services (weather, stock quotes, etc.) via email or mobile text messaging. Update Facebook ‘status’, get un-read messages from Facebook inbox, get someone’s profile info from LinkedIn, and lots more.
30. Nanoscan – Super fast yet compehensive online virus scanner.
31. OhDon’tForget – It does only one thing, but does it really well: Schedule text message reminders to any phone.
32. ProQuo – Reduce junk mail by removing your personal data from telemarketing lists.
33.– Comprehensive Paypal fees calculator.
34. Rondee – Fast, easy and free way to arrange phone conference calls with as many people as you want.
35. SpokenText – Convert PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, ,RSS news feeds, emails and web pages to speech.
36. Sullr [No Longer Available] – Obtain information about telephone lines in reverse mode. Get address, location, owner’s name etc.
37. WakerUpper – Schedule wake-up phone calls. Lots of useful features.
38.– Adds additional option to your ‘Print’ menu that lets you print documents (or webpages) directly to the web.
39. WhatShouldIReadNext – Book recommendation service. Simply enter the author and title of your latest book and it will give you a list of recommended readings.
40. WorldTaxiMeter – Calculate the cost of a taxi ride in a number of top cities worldwide (London, New York, Rome “¦). Accessible both from the web and mobile phone.