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Cool Websites and Tools [May 14th 2013]

Cool Websites and Tools [May 14th 2013]

May 15, 2013 at 10:01AM

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PDFNut – Ideally, a computer user’s eBook application should be able to list the available eBooks and open them up for reading. Imagine an app that lets you do that along with letting you access multiple eBooks with ease simultaneously. Here to be that very tool is the desktop app called PDFNut, that lets you read eBooks stored locally on your computer. Read more: PDFNut: A User-Friendly Tabbed Styled PDF Reader [Mac]
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Selfstarter – is an open source tool built using Ruby on Rails. This website offers you a framework for collecting funds for your projects and products. The site is ideal for ideas that are unable to secure crowdfunding on other websites. In fact, the site came into being by the people behind the highly successful Lockitron after their idea had been rejected by Kickstarter. Read more: Selfstarter: An Open-Source Ad-Hoc Crowdfunding Website

 

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Chaperone – Many of us use our computers to write a paper, complete a spreadsheet, or conduct some online research. But there are numerous distractions that often steer a user away from the task at hand. Such distractions produce an undesired dent in one’s productivity. Fortunately for Mac computer users, there is a tool called Chaperone. Read more: Chaperone: Focus On Your Tasks By Associating Apps With Them

 

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Reeddit – Reddit is the best place to find all kinds of interesting online material – cute animal photos, funny videos, scientific breakthroughs, and more. Unfortunately, Reddit’s interface leaves a lot to be desired. Here to help deliver Reddit’s amazing content in a visually appealing and user friendly interface is Reeddit. Read more: Reeddit: A Cool Web Application To Browse Reddit

 

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Color Shining for iPhone – Without a doubt, the iOS camera is good quality and produces great results. Sometimes however, digital filters and effects are needed to make the picture more visually appealing. One of the most used effects is the “color shine” effect. If you would like to apply this effect to your iPhone images, then check out Color Shining. Read more: Color Shining For iPhone: Add Color Shine Effect To Your iPhone Images

 

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