Tools

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

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.

Online Screen Reader for Websites – Web Anywhere

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.

Quickly Analyze Long Pieces of Text with Tag Clouds

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.

The Best Web Based Video Editing Tool is Jumpcut

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.