40 Unusual Websites you should Bookmark [2]

Aibek Esengulov 08-02-2008

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!


Top 10:

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. JotYou – 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. CanYouRunIt – 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. CivilAnswers – 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. PPCalc – 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. WebMarkers – 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.

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  1. Lauren Wills
    February 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Chiliad by Simon Otius is an immensely difficult, but also enormously rewarding, novel.

    • Dustin Wills
      June 10, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Just stumbled on this site, first thing i noticed is you have my last name. Congrats on the awesome last name.

  2. Vsevol
    January 21, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Check as well, Matrix came true..!)

  3. Shahriar
    December 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I bookmarked this particular article, rather then bookmarking all those 40

    • Ashfaq Juna
      July 12, 2017 at 11:24 pm


      I did the same.. just 8yrs later

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  5. dennisb
    September 10, 2009 at 5:55 am

    I really like the lettermelater site. Still checking out the others.

  6. Schipholtaxi
    June 2, 2009 at 3:31 am

    We provide Schipholtaxi transport throughout the Netherlands at a cheap fixed fare. You can call of course a local taxi company for your taxi to Schiphol or you can jump in the first taxi you see in front of the airport upon your arrival at Schiphol Airport, but then you lose more money than necessary.

  7. Taxi
    June 2, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Taxi Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Fixed prices and Minibusses. Taxi ride in the Netherlands, Amsterdam etc. We offer transport at competitive prices for taxi journeys all over the Netherlands. We offer you the opportunity to book our services via the internet. For those who prefer personal service we have the possibility to contact one of our call-centre employees.

    February 23, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Another really cool site with lots of weird and Unusual stuff as well as news, downloads, free videos, webcams, chats and stuff is at
    That is from the same makers of

  9. Diddles
    January 6, 2009 at 5:38 am

    The worldtaxi meter is pretty accurate! I took a $50 ride from Ny, Ny to Brooklyn and it approximated the trip price correctly.

    Reliable website

  10. Kiqlo
    August 23, 2008 at 5:35 am

    I use Google docs and of course my Kiqlo site :)
    Thanks for the list.

  11. blaze
    July 25, 2008 at 1:16 am

    thanks! keep 'em coming..

    i will definitely try My mailbox is currently swarmed with unsolicited mails and can't block all of 'em no matter what blocker i use.. and its... grrrrrrr!

    Thanks! thanks! thanks!

  12. tamam
    June 12, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Another great article!!!
    Thanks again!

  13. Prakashan
    February 24, 2008 at 12:39 am


    Cool collections!

    I just read a post on your blog and I like to share about ToonDoo.

    ToonDoo. is a free, online comic strip creator tool that allows you to create your own comic strips, publish and share it with the rest of the world.

    Not just that, it also comes with two cool features for creating your own avatar and uploading your photos and images.

    It would be nice if you could review the tool and share your comments.

    Thanks for your time.

    T.R Prakashan
    ToonDude from ToonDoo

  14. Cliona
    February 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Love this! Instead of bookmarking the pages I've just bookmarked this page and the previous top 40!

    February 18, 2008 at 10:54 am

    cool, now i just need a site to connect my task with a web site '-)


  16. Damon Billian
    February 11, 2008 at 5:21 am

    Many thanks for the kind Mint mention!

  17. Daryk Tay
    February 11, 2008 at 12:11 am

    whoa cool list of sites. I'm checking out Oh Don't Forget and Nanoscan right now!

  18. Craig
    February 9, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Another site you might want to check out is We make it easy for anyone, regardless of artistic ability, to make their own webcomics starring characters of their own creation.

    Swing on by and check us out. Make a comic or three and let us know what you think of the site!

    (from toonlet)

    • Aibek
      February 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks, I have heard about Toonlet several times before. Will definitely check it out.

  19. Andre Vanier
    February 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Great list Aibek! Rondee is delighted to be included. If any of your readers would like a personal demo, I'd be happy to do one. I can be reached at andre [at] rondeeinc [dot] com.

    Andre Vanier

  20. Brett Mosley
    February 9, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Thank you for the shout out! We just launched our cell phone subsite yesterday so your post is perfect timing for our roll out. Lots of cool sites here, many bookmark worthy.

    Thanks again and keep on blogging.

    Brett Mosley

  21. Brendon
    February 9, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Great list of websites - I especially like WorldTaxiMeter. Thanks for including mine (

  22. John Romero
    February 9, 2008 at 6:55 am

    File Destructor 2 made your top 40? I'd hate to see the other 460 sites that didn't make the cut.

    • Aibek
      February 9, 2008 at 7:30 am

      It's quite unusual.

  23. Mark O'Neill
    February 9, 2008 at 6:19 am

    The FBI file one is a bit misleading though - you can't make the actual request through the website. All the site does is give you the letter template that you need to mail into FBI headquarters. The template makes the request in all the proper legal jargon and so on.

    There's no guarantee at the end of it that the FBI will actually respond and if they do, it can take months!

    • Aibek
      February 9, 2008 at 7:51 am

      Thanks for heads up, I have changed the description.

  24. Dan
    February 9, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Never heard of most of these sites but i must say i find them very useful, at least some of them.

  25. Tekin Tatar
    February 9, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Thanks for the post and including BeFunky Cartoonizer, Aibek. Great bookmark collection.

    We will be launching our new product Uvatar within a few weeks. I will let you know when its ready so that you can send us feedback.

    Keep up the good work.

    Tekin Tatar
    CEO, BeFunky

    • Nancy B
      May 1, 2008 at 5:17 pm

      very intersting that this message was posted in February... and now (1st of May) the comment board of BeFunky is filled with customer that have paid, but not heard a word.

      Has anyone else tried to reach out to Tekin or place an order through BeFunky? NOt a large $ issue... just want to know if they are still in business.

  26. mani
    February 9, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Very good Collection of websites.
    I have visited few of them are really very useful.

  27. jimmyknits42
    February 8, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I have used for some time now, and I liked it mostly because it was familiar. I recently started using Google Docs, but the problem I had with both systems is that I couldn't find a quick way to upload my documents. I am glad you put up the link to DocSyncer up because now I don't have to copy and paste each document, it could upload it for me. Thanks for all that you do.