Cool Websites & Apps July 31st 2013 – Coverbud Facebook Photos & Driving Test Exam Papers

Mark O'Neill 01-08-2013

Today in Cool Websites and Tools, we take a look at 5 cool websites, including customizing your Facebook timeline with a high resolution cover picture, reviewing past driving exam papers to give you the edge in your own test, a place to try out programming languages with minimal setup and much more. Read on below!


Metronome – The Metronome has come full circle with this free online version from the guys at 123. Find the tempo and boost your rhythmic state with a real metronome. Choose from a wide range of BPM’s, patterns and beats right here to find the groove. From hand claps to 808 drum and snare, musicians are sure to make use of this fine tool. Whether you’re a guitarist, drummer or singer, this app is a big help.

Coverbud – Coverbud allows you to create unique and personal cover photos for your Facebook timeline. You can personalize any cover you see on the homepage with your own photos, text, and colors. Simply authorise Coverbud to access your Facebook account, choose a design from the site, customize it to your liking, then Coverbud will publish it to your timeline. Quick, easy, and simple. Each cover photo is a high resolution image and looks great.

Bazqux Reader – Are you one of the Google Reader refugees looking for a suitable replacement reader? Then look no further than Bazqux Reader. It shows blog posts and comments in one seamless stream, tracks what was read and displays only new discussions next time. Comments from Reddit, Livejournal, blogs with comment feeds, Disqus and Facebook widgets are supported. Unlike Google Reader however, Bazqux is a paid product, costing either $9 a year, $19 a year or $29 a year. All users get 30 days free.

Driving Tests 101 – Your driving test is probably one of the biggest events of your life. Passing it will earn you your driving licence, and with that, a whole world of possibilities open up. So preparing for the test becomes extremely important, and like all test preparations, the best results will come from studying previous exam questions. This is what Driving Tests 101 is all about. Simply choose your country and province and the relevant tests will appear.

CompileOnline – Just follow the simple steps to compile and execute any of your favorites programming languages online using your favorite browser and without having any setup on your local machine. Select the programming language you want to write, write it in the text editor provided, then click the button to see your output. It’s neat, tidy and free.


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  1. Guy M
    August 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Coverbud looks pretty cool. I could do that stuff in Photoshop, but it's kind of a pain compared to something that's WYSIWG.

    The Driving Test site is going STRAIGHT to my daughter's inbox. She aced her written, but a few more written tests could help her in the practical.

    Thanks Mark!

  2. Greg Rogo
    August 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing Coverbud! The link above goes to a press page but the 'Try the App' link in the header will take you to the actual app :)

    • Mark O'Neill
      August 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      I gave Coverbud a go and it is absolutely fantastic. Well done!

  3. Bestgeek
    August 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    This section makeover is cool. CompileOnline is amazing tool.

    • Mark O'Neill
      August 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Glad you like it.

  4. scott macmillan
    August 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Why am I unable to log in???

    • Mark O'Neill
      August 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      I will ask our tech editor to look into this for you.

      Apologies for the inconvenience.

    • MakeUseOf TechGuy
      August 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      I don't know Scott, perhaps you could be a little more specific with your issues. Send me a screenshot of your problem or describe in more detail to james@ this domain.

      • Scott M
        August 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

        I press log in and nothing happens.Nothing pops up with a form to enter name or password.It simply does nothing.

        • MakeUseOf TechGuy
          August 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

          Your browser is blocking popups, you've disabled Javascript, or you have a plugin blocking third party Javascript. I can probably identify a little easier if you send me a screenshot.

      • Scott M
        August 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

        Your last message was bangon.It appears that adblock has added something and by disabling it I was able to enter.I have always used adblock without any problems.This is a first.Thank you the help.