Zamzar – Online Converter (1200+ formats)

Free online video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter. No download or account required.

Zamzar - Video Converter, Audio Converter, Image Converter, eBook Converter

Convenience – No software to download. Just select your file, pick a format to convert to and away you go.

Speed – Aim to complete all our conversions in under 10 minutes.

Formats – Support 1200+ file formats, more than any other converter.

Experience – Have been successfully converting files since 2006 with millions of happy customers.

Support – Got a file you can’t convert? Just email Zamar and they will ask their dedicated engineers to take a look for you.

Source:  Zamzar – video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter

Animated Knots by Grog | How to Tie Knots | Fishing, Boating, Climbing, Scouting, Search and Rescue, Household, Decorative, Rope Care,

Nice web site, with animation, that will show you how to tie specific knots…

This website provides clear animations showing how to tie the knots most frequently needed in fishing, boating, climbing, scouting, surgery, search and rescue, splicing, household activities, decorative knot tying, and rope care.

Source: Animated Knots by Grog | How to Tie Knots | Fishing, Boating, Climbing, Scouting, Search and Rescue, Household, Decorative, Rope Care,

Listen to your favorite online radio stations – myTuner

I really like this online radio service (called myTuner) and especially like when you find and select a station it will pop out into its’ own small window (which allows you to listen while you surf). This app is available for many platforms and in my case; works on my Chromebook, Windows computers, and my Android devices as a dedicated app (smartphones and tablets).

Listen to your favorite radio stations and more than 50000 online radio stations for free on mytuner-radio.com. Easy to use internet radio.

Source: Listen to your favorite online radio stations – myTuner

You Will Love This Virtual Note Board App

You will love this virtual note board app, called “Note Board” that will help you remember tasks, write sticky notes, save web content, post pictures, etc… “Note Board” allows you to save content you come across with the Chrome or Firefox browser extensions; AND, is available as an Android or iOS app.

Note Board, productivity app

Organize notes: move your sticky notes to the board you want and drag the bottom right corner to resize.

Multiple boards: organize notes in boards, use textures to change the look of the board, move notes between boards.

Publish boards: when board’s visibility is set to public, it is viewable by anyone, but nobody will be able to change the contents of the board except yourself. Visit the gallery to see examples.

Share boards: share boards with friends and let them have writing access rights or read-only.

Save web content: if you install the Chrome or Firefox extension right click the website you are viewing to store a note, a selection of text, an image, a link or the URL of the page.

Source: Note Board App

Photopea | FREE Online Image Editor

A FREE online image editor that you may want to take a look at (especially, if you are a Chromebook user)…

Open and edit PSD, XCF, Sketch (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch) or any other image files. Inspect PSD and Sketch files. Convert Sketch to PSD. Apply photo effects and filters. A perfect alternative to Photoshop or Gimp.

Source: Photopea | Online Image Editor

Protopage – Your Customized Browser Home Page

May want to take a look at Protopage if you enjoy customizing your own browser home page (start page). Protopage has been around since 2005.

Protopage is your own personal page that you can access from any computer, tablet or smartphone. You can monitor news headlines from almost any website. Your page can be private or public. Keep bookmarks, to-do lists, sticky notes, and much more.

Source: Protopage

What is start.me? – start.me

Want to customize, and I mean really “customize”, your very own browser start page (also called your “home page”). If so, take a look at Start.me… I have been using this service for quite some time and it continues to improve. I currently have my Start.me (home page) setup as a dashboard where I can, at a glance, see my emails, task, calendar, weather, calculator, news, etc… Big, big timesaver! This is all done via widgets that you can install and move around. Highly recommended…

We spend a lot of time on the Internet. We browse the web to discover. Or we search for something specific, like a delicious recipe or a motivational article. start.me’s bookmark manager lets you easily save and organize all of your favorite webpages on a customizable dashboard. Using start.me, you’ll spend less time digging for links and more time browsing them.

Source: What is start.me? – start.me

Dark Sky – Nice Weather Forecasting and Visualization App

Really like this Weather application… No ads; plus, very accurate. Available at the source link below and as an app on your Android and iOS devices…

Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information: with down-to-the-minute forecasts for your exact location, you’ll never get caught in the rain again. (It’s like magic!)

Source: Dark Sky

Reeddit – Minimal, elastic and read-only web app client for Reddit

Elastic, minimal, mobile-first and read-only Reddit web-app client. If you are a follower of Reddit, then you know how “not user friendly” their web page is. This web-app client, called Reeddit, solves the ugliness by cleaning up the interface to only show you the most important information from the posts and comments. Basically, in a nutshell, it is a “read-only” application that does not allow voting, points or commenting. In my case, when it comes to Reddit, I am not into that anyway; however, Reddit is one of those popular sites where you are liable to see, read and learn anything. From what I researched, Reedit is an open-sourced application (on GitHub).

If you do not know what Reddit is: Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members. [source: Wikipedia]

Source: Reeddit – Minimal, elastic and read-only web app client for Reddit

Best Website for FREE Stock Market Data and Financial Markets Summary – Wall Street Journal

If you know of any other FREE sites that monitor the stock market in real-time, let me know. The page that the Wall Street Journal is one of the best I have found to get a quick view of the current market conditions (see source link below).

Financial stock market overview with major US stock indexes, currencies, futures, rates, currencies and ETFs. A complete overview of US market data

SOURCE:  Stock Market Data & Financial Markets Summary – Wall Street Journal

Free Online Poster Maker, Create Your Own Stunning Posters – DesignCap

As a blogger and reviewer of tech products, I often receive emails from developers promoting their products. Recently I received an email from a developer called PearlMountain, that specializes in graphic design software, requesting I take a look at an online web app that they have put together called “DesignCap Poster Maker”. Ironically, as some of you may know from some of my past blog postings, I have been messing around with a Google Chromebook, which is dependent of online web applications; and, that I have been on the hunt for applications, such as the “DesignCap Poster Maker”.

So far, from what I have tested out, this application is a keeper. I have been looking for an online app to make posters and signs and so far this one is the best one yet. You can create a poster from scratch or by using one of the numerous templates provided to get started. You can add photos, text, clipart, and backgrounds (in layers), with ease.  For example, below is a poster I put together, in a matter of minutes, using this application.

 

Some Highlights:

* Hundreds of fully customizable templates.
* Thousands of resources: a wide variety of stock photos, clipart images, shapes, fonts, and backgrounds.
* Powerful editing tools.
* Free and easy to use.

DesignCap’s poster maker allows anyone to create custom posters with lots of templates, clipart, and fonts, etc. in minutes, no advanced graphic skills needed. Try it for free now!

SOURCE: Free Online Poster Maker, Create Your Own Stunning Posters – DesignCap

Start Using Pocket and Learn 12 Pocket Tips to Help You Read it Later

If you are not using Pocket, I highly recommend that you do. Typically, in the past, I would bookmark sites I wanted to go back to in my browser. Well, that all changed when Pocket came out. Pocket is a free service that makes it easy to discover great content that’s personalized to your interests, and save this content so you can return to it later – on any device, at any time. It’s your one-stop destination for reading engaging content, catching up on your favorite blogs and news sources, and watching videos that you discovered but weren’t in the right place to watch. Now, there’s no longer a reason to worry about finishing up an article before getting to work, sending the kids to school, or making that next cup of coffee.

At launch, Pocket was actually known as Read It Later, before the App Store even existed. But after a 2012 name change, it has evolved into a seriously handy app. Beyond articles, you can save videos, images, and anything that has a URL, really. It archives whatever you’ve saved so you can access it offline (except videos), which is particularly helpful when cell service is spotty.

I encourage you to give Pocket a try. You will not regret it; AND, as an added bonus check our the 12 Pocket Tips to Help You Read it Later at PCMag.com

Source: 12 Pocket Tips to Help You Read it Later | PCMag.com

Desygner | Design online from your computer, tablet or phone

For my Chromebook was looking for a graphic design program and stumbled across Desygner which is an online web app that you use in your web browser. So far, very impressed with what I can do with Desygner. I especially like the idea I can search for and use images that are 100% royalty free and can also use Google search to find images, as well.

 

Desygner is a free graphic design software with hundreds of ready-made beautiful templates which can easily be tweaked, shared and printed in minutes. Design online and create your own stunning designs from your computer, tablet or phone. Become a Desygner today, and start creating social media posts, header images, banner ads, business documents, marketing materials, and more.

Source: Desygner | Design online from your computer, tablet or phone

EmailThis – Email Web Pages (ad-free) To Your Inbox

As part of my ongoing project of using a Gmail account to create a customized note-taking app (see full article here) I started exploring ways that I could send stuff to the account (like you can with other note-taking apps). What I discovered was EmailThis that works as a Google Chrome extension and will work with other browsers through a bookmarklet. I found that it does not work with sites behind a login; however, works the great majority of the time by stripping out the ads and presenting the final product (in an email) that can be easily read. Perfect for what I was looking for.

EmailThis will remove ads & distractions from the page and send you a beautifully formatted email with just the text and images. You can read the email anytime you like, anywhere you like – on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

EmailThis

SOURCE: EmailThis

Lifewire | A Slacker Radio Review

Looking to relax this weekend? If so, give Slacker Radio a try. Full review at source link reflected below…

slacker-radio

Slacker Radio is an online music service that you can use to listen to hundreds of compiled radio stations, or even create your own customized ones. With support for social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, you can also share your radio stations with friends and find out what they are listening to. Even though Slacker is essentially a subscription service, it offers a free basic account so that you can test drive its features before committing financially. To find out more, read this full Slacker Radio review to discover how it measures up to other Internet radio services like Pandora, Spotify, and others.

Source: Slacker Radio Review

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