21 Miscellanous But Useful Free Tools
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- PrintWhatYouLike (http://www.printwhatyoulike.com/home/index3) - As you visit many different websites and blog to do research for your writing, you may see articles you want to print out and read later. However, most websites have advertisements and pictures that you don't need to print. I found a solution called, PrintWhatYouLike. You simply enter a website URL and there you go. Now you can select only the content which you wish to print.
- FaxZero (http://faxzero.com/) - Send a fax for free to anywhere in the US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. With free version, you can send a 3 page fax document and 2 free faxes per day. (There will be a little ad on the cover page with this free version.) Over 3.5 million faxes are being delivered using this system since they launched.
- SkyDrive (http://skydrive.live.com/) - 25GB worth of free online storage for sharing Microsoft Office Docs and photos. You can share documents, photos and videos to your friends and family members. It is completely password protected, so quite secure to use it. It is another great service by Microsoft Live.
- FileSavr - (http://www.filesavr.com) Free File Hosting and Online Backup storage. It is so simple to use. You click on the browse button and select the file which you would like to upload. The file will be uploaded very quickly. You will then be provided a link which you can share it with your friend or colleague so that they can download the file. You can share up to 10 GB files without a single penny cost.
- We Transfer (https://wetransfer.com/) - completely free and can send file up to 2GB in size. There is "No Registration" required.
- askCHARITY (http://www.askcharity.org.uk/) - Free online contact book for media professionals. Search hundreds of charities to find what you're looking for and get fast access to key media contacts - including those vital out of office hour's phone numbers.
- Social Wakoopa (http://social.wakoopa.com/) - Have you ever heard of a social network for software? Social Wakoopa is a social networking website for software and web applications. It can help you to track your applications, discover new software, share what you use with your friends and get updates by friends.
- InstaCalc (http://instacalc.com/) - Instacalc is very handy tool. Great mix of a calculator along with a few excel functions. It is a fast, easy and shareable online calculator. You can even embed instacalc to our website or blog. It also has a nice feature of unit conversion (including currency conversion).
- Plnnr (http://plnnr.com/) - Plnnr is your personal tour guide. It automatically generates personalized itinerary in split seconds. When you are planning a tour in Europe and USA, this would be very useful. Plnnr prepares your itinerary plan with a simple wizard using 5 steps: Select a destination, Select Dates, Select Theme, Select Intensity and Luxury Travel.
- SeaMonkey (http://www.seamonkey-project.org/) - SeaMonkey is a project developed by Mozilla. It is an all-in-one internet application suite which includes Web-browser, advanced email, newsgroup and feed client, IRC Chat, and HTML editor.
- GoFundMe (http://www.gofundme.com) - You can raise money online via GoFundme for the things that matter most to you. You can raise money for your idea, an event, project or cause for your family. It is free to sign in and utilize the entire application. All you need is a valid Paypal account. (GoFundMe charges flat 5% for any amount generated. There is no limit in generating fund.)
- Freally (http://www.freally.com) - Rather than throw out the stuff you don't want and increase landfill on our earth, it is nice to give that for free to others who actually needs it. Freally is completely free (really!). It is a good initiative towards green environment.
- What time is it there? (http://whattimeisitthere.info/) - Quick and visual reference for US time zones. Bookmark this link it would be very helpful. You just open the link and you will get "what time is there in all 6 US Time Zones."
- Google Desktop (http://desktop.google.com) - For online research, many of us use Google.com but do you know that you can also use Google's application for Desktop Search? They have built a nice and simple desktop search application which will help you to find docs, PPTs, emails, photos or videos fast from your desktop. It works at a laser beam speed.
- Ccleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner) - Ccleaner is very popular windows based PC cleaner. It is light-weight and useful application. It deletes all temporary files which are being stored in temporary folders. Over 600 million downloads across the globe!
- Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva) - Accidently deleted files from recycle bin? Did you do shift+delete on your windows PC? Not to worry, Recuva can recover those deleted files from your windows computer. Recuva can also recover deleted files from Recycle Bin, Digital Camera Card or even MP3 player.
- Bit.ly (http://bit.ly/) - Shorten your links and then share then with Bit.ly. You also get statistics of how many people click on your links to see what is the most effective. I use this for my Twitter account.
- Cli.gs (http://cli.gs/) Another URL shortner that also includes features such as link analytics, social media monitoring and geo targeting.
- Mitto (http://mitto.com/) - Mitto is a useful application for Safe and Secure password management.
- SpeedTest (http://www.speedtest.net/) - This is one of the most popular and widely used internet speed test tools. It accurately finds your internet speed. It also auto-detects your location, and does speed test from a server that is closest to your location.
- Survey Monkey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/) A quick and easy way to survey your readers to see what they'd like you to write next! Don't know what people will buy? Simply ask them! I encourage you to give it a try.
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