Archive for February, 2010

Mobile App Developers Kit

free web app framework

WebApp.net is a free light weight, powerful javascript framework that takes advantage of AJAX. It provides a full set of ready to use components to help you quickly and easily develop mobile web applications.
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Uptime monitor

free website monitoring

Uptime Robot will monitor up to 50 websites for you, checking them every 5 minutes to make sure they are up. If they go down it will alert you  via email or SMS (Twitter and RSS are coming soon)

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Fast and Easy Audio Player

UPDATE: This player is no longer being developed

small free audio player

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.
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Free Font Viewer / Manager

free font viewer and manager for windows

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
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Find The Cheapest Stock Photos

compare prices on stock photos

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

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Instant Dummy Image Generator

A Dummy Image

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.
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Automate Almost Any Task

free macro recorder - automate repetitive tasks

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.
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