Cool Websites and Tools [April 5th 2012]

April 6, 2012 | In: Uncategorized

Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. Most of the listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. If you want to have similar cool website round-ups delivered to your daily email, subscribe here.

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VideoGrabber – If you are streaming a video online and you would like to transfer it to your portable media player, then you will first need to download the video. Often to download online videos, people install dedicated desktop applications. But you can do without such apps simply by using the online service called “Video Grabber.”. Read more: VideoGrabber: A Web App To Download Videos Off Streaming Sites

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Gympact – Let’s face it, we all promise ourselves that we’ll go to the gym but we end up not going. GymPact is a free web service that motivates you to go to the gym by putting money at stake. Here’s how it works, you sign up and tell the service how many days you are committing to go to the gym. If you keep your commitment, you win rewards. Read more: GymPact: Gym Commitment With A Financial Incentive [iPhone]


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Koubachi – It is one thing wanting to grow beautiful plants in your backyard but completely another to rigorously maintain those plants over months and years. Koubachi aims to help you do that by reminding you when its time to water your plants, give fertilizer and even mist the leaves. It gives you an individual care plan specific to each species in your garden. Read more: Koubachi: Helps You Care For Your Plants [iPhone]


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Google Politics & Elections – The 2012 US elections have begun with the Iowa caucuses. For people who use their computers to stay updated with information, an app was required that covered the elections adequately. Google is now offering precisely such an application called Google Politics & Elections. Read more: Google Politics & Elections: Stay Updated With The 2012 US Elections


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Simple Startup Password – Your browser includes your browsing history, logged in websites, and numerous other things that you would not want others using your computer to access. An easy solution to this would be to password-protect your web browser. A tool that helps you do this is Simple Startup Password, a free to use tool. Read more: Simple Startup Password: Set A Password On Your Google Chrome Browser


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