Tools

Online tools and web services – not to be confused with desktop based software.

Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service – Guide

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.

The Best Website Monitoring Services

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 – Create Wiki style Websites

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.

Quick Hints for that Unsolvable Crossword Puzzle

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.

Locate Desi Names of Indians on Web Pages

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.

If you can hear all these Sounds, your Ears are in Good Shape

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.

TinyArro.ws – Shortest URLs on Earth

TinyArro.ws uses Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) to create short URLs that could well be, as they claim, “the shortest URLs on Earth”.

Extract Text from Images & Scanned PDF Manuals Online

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.

Quickly Set an Egg Timer in your Browser

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.

Learn Touch Typing with Keyboard Challenge

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.

Preview All Your Installed Fonts Online

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.

Create Short URLs for Google Maps Links

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.