Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Bookmark This! September 15, 2014 posted by

Coffee Break Grooves – these backing tracks are the next best thing to having your own jam band in the bedroom

Whether you’re a learner or a pro musician, you can never practice too much. In fact, the brutal truth is, unless you practice regularly, you’re probably never going to be fully satisfied with your playing, no matter what instrument you favor. That’s why it’s great when we find services which offer to help you practice and have fun at the same time.


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Coffee Break Grooves – these backing tracks are the next best thing to having your own jam band in the bedroom
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 11, 2014 posted by

What’s The Fare? – new free online service lets you compare fares between Uber, Lyft and a taxi cab in an instant

The taxi business is under threat from lots of places, but the worst has to be the new upstarts like Uber and Lyft. These crowd-sourced transport services use clever computer algorithms to compute fares and make pick ups really easy, and really cheap. No wonder that the conventional cab companies are going nuts. But it tends to be hard to know which service is actually going to be cheaper for you per trip, except now there’s a way.


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What’s The Fare? – new free online service lets you compare fares between Uber, Lyft and a taxi cab in an instant
Bookmark This! September 4, 2014 posted by

Have I Been Pwned? – instantly find out whether your email address or username has been hacked

Every day we hear about yet another attack on some part of the net or another, whether it’s huge breaches like the one at Adobe last year, or smaller attacks on shopping sites. The result each time is a little bit more information goes into the cracker database, a username here, a password there. Now you can find out whether your details have been breached, and if so where.


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Have I Been Pwned? – instantly find out whether your email address or username has been hacked
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 28, 2014 posted by

Local Fu – hate being a tourist? Then get some real local help for just a fiver

Traveling is great fun, but sometimes it can be hard to really experience a new place without ending up doing all the conventional ‘touristy’ stuff. And even if you try and go off the beaten track, it’s hard to find out what’s worth doing and what’s not. Now there’s a new service which aims to connect locals with visitors to help you discover great places and things which tourists won’t know about.


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Local Fu – hate being a tourist? Then get some real local help for just a fiver
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 27, 2014 posted by

Spinlister – free app service turns your neglected bike into rental cash

Hands up if you’ve got a bicycle lying around in a shed or hallway somewhere which you haven’t used for months? Or what about those of you who’re visiting friends and would love to join them on a weekend bike ride but don’t know how to get hold of a bike easily? Sound familiar? Those are the kinds of reasons that caused Spinlister, an online rental app and service for bikes and surfboards, to happen.


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Spinlister – free app service turns your neglected bike into rental cash
Bookmark This! August 22, 2014 posted by

GIFYouTube – create cool gifs from any YouTube video instantly

Sorry we’ve got to say it…sometimes GIFs can be a lot of fun. There are times when a whole video is too much, and yet a still image doesn’t say enough, and that’s where these animated images come into their own. The problem is making them. It can be a real hassle trying to grab exactly the few seconds you want. But not any more.


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GIFYouTube – create cool gifs from any YouTube video instantly
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 20, 2014 posted by

Top Five Apps For Making The Most Of Those Last Minute Summer Getaways

Summer is almost over but there’s still a few days left to squeeze in some fun. Sure there’s probably not enough time to visit a far off exotic location, but certainly a weekend getaway or a day trip. So in the name of spontaneous summer adventures, here are our top five apps to make the most of that last minute summer getaway.


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Top Five Apps For Making The Most Of Those Last Minute Summer Getaways
Bookmark This! August 19, 2014 posted by

Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool

It can be pretty annoying if you want to visit a website and you can’t access it for some reason, especially when it’s hard to know whether it’s just your fault, or whether the site is down for everyone out there. That’s why there’s a few services available which offer to help you find out the truth behind the problem, but now there’s a rather cool newcomer on the scene.


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Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 13, 2014 posted by

Awesome Baby Name – the website that makes sure your baby is born with a domain name waiting

Picking a baby name is really, really hard. You have to agree with at least one other person if not legions of family who all want to weigh in. Now you no longer have to worry about whether or not the greatest struggle of modern times will befall your child. With Awesome Baby Name, you can choose from a list of names that still have open domain names, thus ensuring that your baby won’t have to struggle to come up…


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Awesome Baby Name – the website that makes sure your baby is born with a domain name waiting
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 11, 2014 posted by

Dear Inbox – browser plugin lets you send real greetings cards as easily as email

No matter how much technological progress we enjoy, there’s always a group who prefer to keep things real, and maintain things the way they used to be. So for instance, we still have our vinyl lovers, and those who prefer a good radio play to a night out at the nearest IMAX. Hardly surprising then that email and snail mail might get together too one day.


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Dear Inbox – browser plugin lets you send real greetings cards as easily as email
Awesome July 22, 2014 posted by

Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes

Making websites has definitely become more of a science than an art nowadays, what with the popularity of things like WordPress, Weebly and other site makers. But even with these systems there’s still a ton of work needed to actually make a site look good, as anyone who’s struggled with a WordPress theme will tell you. If you’re not a designer, the results can quickly and easily become horrible.


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Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes
Cool Web Apps & Sites July 21, 2014 posted by

Pocket lets you read, watch, and explore the web when you’ve got time to spare [Freeware]

Am I the only one who reads long form articles any more? I suspect not, and I guess also that like me, most people find it difficult to fit in this reading before their lunch break is over. Or I see something I want to read and email it to myself to read when I have the time. So I end up with fifteen emailed links to sort through at the end of the day. Pocket is an app that…


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Pocket lets you read, watch, and explore the web when you’ve got time to spare [Freeware]
Cool Web Apps & Sites July 17, 2014 posted by

Hidden From Google – listing all the censored ‘people’ results on search engines

The recent ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling from the EU has definitely allowed some very…um… interesting people to avoid public attention in Europe, and even more so now that Bing has just joined the party. The result has been as expected, various people removing their search engine listing for things like court cases and adverse newspaper reports, which means of course they can then move on and either reform, or do their stuff again to other unsuspecting victims.


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Hidden From Google – listing all the censored ‘people’ results on search engines
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