Tools

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

Compact your Firefox Context Menu with FFChrome

Like the previously mentioned Firefox Menu Editor, FFChrome is a new Firefox addon that lets you trim the contextual menu of your Firefox browser to show just the most useful commands.

Finch Formats Web Pages for Slow Internet Connections

Finch is a free web service that strips web pages of all extraneous content (CSS, images, Flash, metadata, frames, etc.) so you’ve less data to download on your slow internet onnection. Use it to speed up your browsing on dialup, mobile phones, or anything else that’s slow, as well as make Internet cheaper for pay-per-megabyte plans.

Find Spelling Mistakes on Web Pages with Spellist

Nothing looks more unprofessional than a couple of spelling mistakes on your site so here’s an online tool that will help you quickly spell check an entire web page though it wont’ fix these errors for you.

Picjuice Online Image Editor

If you’re looking for a dead simple online image editor to perform only the most basic image editing tasks, Google Appengine based Picjuice is the answer.

Schmap.me: Create a Web Page with your Contact Information

Schmap is like your virtual business card – key in your contact address, website URL, phone number, email or any other details that you want to reveal in public and it creates a personal web page for you with all this information.

Make a Site Map of your Website with WriteMaps

WriteMaps is a web based tool that you helps you quickly draw a conceptual diagram of your website online for free. You may also use the tool to plan the layout of an upcoming site or for generating the sitemap of an existing website.

Issuu PDF Viewer Makes Your Presentations Look Beautiful

Issuu web based PDF viewer renders slides as images instead of Adobe Flash – this is useful as it will enable people to view your PowerPoint decks on mobile phones or inside web browsers that do not have Flash plugin.

Run Traceroute Command from Computers in Multiple Locations

The traceroute command, known as tracert in Windows, helps you figure out the amount of time it takes for your computer to reach any website. You can also identify the path taken by Internet packets to reach the destination server starting from your local machine.

View Summary of Amazon Product Reviews Without Installing Pluribo

amazon-reviews Amazon.com is a perfect place to read product reviews from real customers. If a product is popular and has too many reviews (like an iPod or a digital camera), you can use Pluribo to instantly summarize all these customers reviews into one short paragraph.

Visualize Units of Measurement Without Getting Technical

Sensible Units is a web based unit conversion service that helps you visualize complex units and measurements using real and more sensible objects like CDs, golf ball, Harry Potter books, elephants or even AA batteries.