Multiple links sharing is a lot of hassle? FatURL them and share only one link

Multiple links sharing is a lot of hassle? FatURL them and share only one link

FatURL comes in handy in so many scenarios when you need to share multiple links. Say you need to attach several links to your resume of the projects you have worked on and want to reduce the time going one by one would take. Or you need to present your potential business partner multiple links of the websites of different business partners you already work with, in a tidy, professional manner. FatURL is your one stop shop in either case and in many more.

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justdelete.me: Delete accounts & quit web services with ease

JustDelete.me screenshot: Delete accounts and quit web services with ease

Online presence is a must for most of us whether because of work, utility or pleasure and web service providers make it easy to sign-up for their services. We all have many (too many?) accounts opened across the web because sure enough, it’s nice to stay in touch with people on Facebook, to shop online at Amazon, or to get the latest news in the mail.

But quitting, if for any reason you want to, is made much harder by Internet companies. It seems that some want to hang on to you at any price and make the process of leaving them as hard and frustrating as possible. This conscious arrangement is called “dark pattern”, which may include, for instance, the delete account button to be hidden in an unrecoverable corner of the service’s website, or having to have a lengthy phone call with a customer service adviser.

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Historypin: Off-the-record history archive, web pin style

Historypin history archive screenshot

There comes a time in each and every kid’s life when they first hear about the fantastic time machine. Whether it happens while reading H. G. Wells, while watching a science fiction movie or a cartoon, or because dad can not come up with a better bedtime story, the idea of traveling back in time to see the past, is too appealing to be dropped.

And it is not only kids that have the desire to see lost civilizations, cultures, exciting and mystical places and witness past historical events. Let us be honest: we, mature, rational thinking adults have it just as much. The only difference is that we come to the sad conclusion that it is just not going to be made possible for a good while. But deep inside? The spark of desire to rewind and witness human history never dies.

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Keep everything noteworthy in mind with Google Keep

Keep everything noteworthy in mind with Google Keep

To forget is human. To forget to buy the ice cream sandwich we promised the kids. To call home after the gig. To pack sun cream for the holiday. The place we put the piece of paper with the phone number we need to ring.

But even if we had the IQ of Albert Einstein we could still struggle. Once he forgot his own home address when sitting in a cab, and another time the destination he was travelling to on a train. But anyway. As long as we do not forget to grab our mobiles and tap Google Keep, or to add a note online, we are safe.

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PwnedList: Was Your Email Or Social Account Hacked?

PwnedList: Was Your Email Or Social Account Hacked?

PwnedList is a free web tool that allows you to check if your online accounts have been compromised by hackers. The service has built the largest database of stolen credentials by indexing the locations where hackers post stolen data. All you have to do is enter your e-mail address and see if it’s on the list of hacked accounts.

There are many ways in which your email and password can be hacked. For example your company’s servers can be breached, or you may get a malicious piece of software that starts sneaking around on your computer. Along with security measures like choosing a strong password and changing it often, keeping your system and antivirus up to date and not using insecure computers or Internet connections to check your accounts, a service like PwnedList can bring you more peace of mind.

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Fake Name Generator: Get A Fake ID On The Internet

Fake Name Generator: Get A Fake ID On The Internet

So you want to sign-up for a free online service or try a new website, but they are asking you to fill out a long form with all kinds of details: name, address, ZIP code, phone, email, birthday, and more. But you want to protect your privacy and not give away all this personal information.

Use Fake Name Generator, a very easy to use online tool that automatically generates an entire fake identity. You get a name, address, city, a matching ZIP code, phone number, e-mail address, birthday, occupation, company, vehicle, and even physical traits like blood type, weight and height.

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i2symbol: Spice Up Texts Or Chats With Cool Symbols

i2symbol: Spice Up Texts Or Chats With Cool Symbols

Do you want to spice up your SMSes, emails, chats, tweets or Facebook statuses with cool and interesting symbols like シ, ϟ, ☏, ♥, ❀, ✪, ✔, ✌, ♛? Or write ⓐ ⓒⓞⓞⓛ ⓜⓔⓢⓢⓐⓖⓔ ⓛⓘⓚⓔ ⓣⓗⓘⓢ ⓞⓝⓔ? With i2symbol it’s very easy.

i2symbol is a web tool that provides you with a wide range of rich graphical text symbols and special characters: faces, love symbols, smileys, emoticons, flowers, stars, music related, geometric shapes, signs, or technical symbols. There are over 50+ classes of symbols, and coverage of nearly all world alphabets and numerals.

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Google Sightseeing: From Satellite And Street View

Google Sightseeing: From Satellite And Street View

Google Sightseeing is an interesting blog that shows you sights and pictures of the world, but with a twist. The pictures are not taken by human photographers, they are captured by satellites and come from Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Street View. Many of them are really worth viewing, as they feature unique, weird and wonderful sights.

Google Sightseeing features satellite pictures, or photos that were automatically taken by the Google Street View cars. They are discovered by the blog authors or suggested by readers. It’s kind of a world tour that you can take from your home, hopefully in order to find beautiful places that you will visit someday.

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Wayback Machine: See How A Website Looked In The Past

Wayback Machine: See How A Website Looked In The Past

Do you want to see how a particular website looked like in the past? One month ago, 1 year ago, or even 10 years ago? Or do you want to be reminded about how your own website or homepage on the Internet looked like when you were just a freshman out of college?

Then use the Wayback Machine website/tool from the Internet Archive. Just type an Internet address like http://www.google.com, and click on “Take Me Back” button. The Wayback Machine will show you a timeline and a calendar of dates when that webpage was archived and saved. Click on any date to see how the website looked like on that specific day in history.

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