The best online tools to know anything and everything about websites including their hosting providers, DNS information, owner details and more.
Online tools and web services – not to be confused with desktop based software.
How to find longitude and latitude coordinates of any location on Earth using Google Maps. You can find latitude longitude of city, any postal address or even a zip code.
You can now check the current location of an Indian Railways train on a Google Map. Just type the train details or the station name to know the exact location.
Learn how to translate PDF files, Word Documents, and other Office files from one language to another using Google Translate.
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is an easy and inexpensive Internet hard-drive from Amazon Web Services (AWS) with absolutely no limits. This S3 Guide has all the information and tools you would need to quickly get started with Amazon S3.
Website Monitoring Services continuously monitor your websites for downtime and send email alerts as soon as your web server goes down or becomes slow and inaccessible.
Google Sites is a wiki software for Google Apps that offers 10 GB of file storage – you can add file attachments to web pages or embed rich content from other Google applications like YouTube videos, Google Docs, Presentations, iGoogle gadgets and Picasa Photo slideshows.
CrossTips gives you quick hints whenever you’re stuck at a particularly difficult Crossword puzzle. You can search for all words by word length, and by specifying various letters in the word.
If you are the kind of person who looks out for Indian (or Indian sounding) names on blog comments, forum posts or any random list of names, Desi Filter could be a useful addition to your arsenal.
Take this quick unscientific test to determine how healthy your ears still are. While human ears can ideally hear sounds from a frequency range of 8kHz – 22kHz, the hearing ability starts deteriorating post early adulthood, and it is common for people past 25 to not hear anything over 15kHz.
Learn how to extract files from zip, rar, 7z, tar and other zipped file formats online without requiring Winzip, Winrar or any other file compression utility.
TinyArro.ws uses Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) to create short URLs that could well be, as they claim, “the shortest URLs on Earth”.
Meet a free online OCR service that lets you perform Optical Character Recognition without having to install new software. You can convert scanned images and PDF documents into searchable and editable text from the web itself.
E.ggTimer lets you create an online timer via an easy-to-remember URL. It will also make a sound so you can have the timer tab running in the background while you work on other tasks.
Regular search engines like Google are of little use when searching for English words while playing Scrabble or Hangman.
If you’re not comfortable touch typing, Keyboard Challenge, a simple game that teaches you the position of each key of the keyboard, could be of assistance.
Face Transformer is a tool released by the University of St Andrews that transforms the age, race or gender of an image of your face.
If you are writing a document or doing some design work, you may use Font Picker to preview and compare fonts on your computer. Font Picker is available as a free online application or you can install it on the desktop as well.
Google Maps URLs are pretty unwieldy especially when sending over an IM, tweet or email. MapOf.it provides you a quick way to link to Google Maps by simply specifying the address of the location as a search parameter.
In what can only appeal to the most fanatic Twitter users, this washing machine sends you a notification on Twitter when it’s done washing your laundry.