UPDATE: This player is no longer being developed
The 1 Bit audio player is not just small and fast but the neat thing about this player is that it automatically appears next to any MP3 file you link to. Also available as a WordPress plugin.
NexusFont is a very nice font viewer for Windows with a lot of functionality built in. Among them, install or uninstall fonts, view and compare multiple fonts at once.
Update, Mar 3 2011, : The link had changed (noticed by the person who gave this post 1 star) but has now been fixed
There are plenty of free stock image sites but sometime you just have to purchase that special hard to find image. When you do, there’s no reason you shouldn’t get a good deal. Spiderpic attempts to do just that for you. It looks for similar images on competing stock photo websites and tries to find you the cheapest. In the example above you can see that the same image is available from $10 all the way up to $120
The above is not really an image, well it is, but it is generated on the fly by the brilliant web tool from Dummyimage.com
The following line of code generated the image above (you could even leave out the alt tag if you wanted)
<img alt=”A Dummy Image” src=”http://dummyimage.com/465×123″>
Simply change the dimensions and you have an instant stand-in or placeholder image to preview your layout. Not quite right? Just change the resolution and your layout is instantly updated, no need to crop or resize in an image editor.
Sikuli, developed at MIT and available for download for free for all platforms (Mac, PC, Linux) enables you to automate any dull or repetitive task without internal API support. It requires a little bit of scripting but it’s genius is that it uses image recognition to complete most tasks. Unlike many Macro recorders that require buttons to be in the same place, Sikuli will click on any button or data entry field you want it to by looking for that button anywhere on the screen using image recognition. The demo video makes this much clearer than I have.