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.
Online tools and web services – not to be confused with desktop based software.
Read Wikipedia articles, refer to Google Maps, watch YouTube videos, view Flickr photos, inside Microsoft Office Word, Notepad, Adobe Reader or other Windows applications without opening any browser.
Now that you know the basics of Amazon S3 and are equipped with tools to manage files on S3, let’s focus on how data gets stored on Amazon S3 using Buckets.
What are QR Codes? How can I convert some text into a QR image? Can you decode QR Codes on the desktop ? Is it available for the iPhone.
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.
GIF Make is a web based GIF edit that can be used for creating GIF slideshows, editing GIF animations or for combining multiples GIFs into one.
Bit.ly is the best web service for compressing long web addresses into short URLs that can be shared in email messages without truncation.
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.
Privnote is a free web service that helps you send secrate notes over the Internet. You get a link to the note, and once that link is clicked the note is deleted so it can only be seen once.
If you find it tough to solve the complex Cat CAPTCHA images in RapidShare or need to download multiple files in one session, try postponing your downloads until the happy hour is active.
WebAnywhere provides access to the web from any machine with a modern web browser and some way to play audio. It is useful for web developers who would like to check their pages for accessibility and for blind web users using a computer where no other screen reader is available.
Google is using the very successful “anyone can edit” model of Wikipedia to improve the quality of information available on Google Maps.
Visuwords is an online dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find word meanings and explore the association between different words.
Befunky is an online app that can turns your photographs into interesting cartoons without requiring expensive software like Photoshop.
Wordle is the best tag cloud generators on the web. It even lets you change fonts, color schemes and text orientation. With Wordle, you can either create a tag cloud using any del.icio.us user name or copy-paste any block of text of unlimited length.
How do you share a bunch of websites with friends. Normally, you would put all the links in an email message and send it across but this approach is confusing and cumbersome.
When DivShare launched in 2007, they offered unlimited storage space and would accept files as large as 200 MB.
The shortest path between two Wikipedia articles is defined as the minimum number of clicks required to move from one article to another. This can be used to discover connections between topics that are completely unrelated.
Listen and Write is an interesting online application where you listen to audio clips on the web and type the spoken words at the same time.
If you are looking for current prices of your favorite stocks, head over to Yahoo!
Forbes says that Jumpcut is the most promising service among web based video editors. They compared JumpCut with MotionBox and PhotoBucket from MySpace but surprisingly missed Adobe Video Remixer available on YouTube.
How to download multiple video files from YouTube, Google Video, Break.com and other web video websites into one single movie or an MP3 file.
MyStudiyo is a free online quiz making software that lets you build unlimited quizzes with images, video and text. You can also embed quiz in your website, MySpace or Facebook profile.
How do you calculate area of that garden in the backyard of your house ? Or how do you measure size of an outdoor swimming pool or a football stadium?
Google Wiki (aka Google Sites) is now open for all. Please stop reading this post and visit Google Sites immediately because if you are late, someone else may grab your favorite URL(s).