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May 8, 2021

Cookie Bookmarklet

If you need to implement Cookies to test a website functionality, and you are frequently typing it in, why not save some time and make the cookie action a Bookmarklet. This way all you have to do is click on the link in the bookmark bar and instantly add a cookie.

cookie-bookmarklet-generator.com makes this process super easy. Simply put in your Cookie Name and value and instantly a link on the page is generated for you. Simply drag and drop it to your bookmark bar.

Website Description

Need to easily manipulate cookies when visiting a website? Why not use bookmarklets? This tool makes it super easy to generate them. Just type in the values you want and press the button to generate the links, then drag those links to your bookmarks. Next time you're on the page, click one of the bookmarks to create or delete the cookie.

Cookie Bookmarklet
https://www.cookie-bookmarklet-generator.com/

May 1, 2021

Linux Cheat Sheet

Linux is a great operating system with a lot of tools built-in. It can be tricky to learn all the various commands.

The folks over at PC & Network put together a very cool Linux Command Cheat Sheet. It's not a typical cheat sheet that you see all over the internet. They walk you through all the most commonly used Linux commands and explain why you would use them.

Website Description

here are hundreds â€" possibly thousands â€" commands available in Linux. Remembering every command is not possible and it can be quite daunting for a novice user. The good news is that you don't need to remember each command. Only a very small subset of those commands are used on a day-to-day basis.

This cheat sheet offers a set of commands that you can use for quick reference. I have prepared this Linux Commands Cheat Sheet as a quick reference for both experienced and basic users.

Linux Command Cheat Sheets
https://www.pcwdld.com/linux-commands-cheat-sheet

April 24, 2021

UpsideDownText.com

Have you ever wanted your comments to stand out on social media? Try something different, make your text upside down.

UpsideDownText.com makes it really easy to flip your text. Simply type in the phase and instantly it gets converted. Then copy/paste the text into any social media text box.

Website Description

Tired of Times New Roman and Arial?

Well, **** them. Introducing UpsideDownText.com - the text converter, that takes boring ol' letters, and flips them 180 degrees. Whether it be just a word, symbol, or even an essay, we can take what you got, and make it 100x cooler. So WOW your girlfriend, or annoy your teacher, using the fast, simple, free, and totally awesome UpsideDownText.com.

Upside Down Text
https://www.upsidedowntext.com/

April 17, 2021

Optimizilla

Optimizilla is "yet another" online image compressor. It's an easy way to drag and drop 20 images.

It's good, however it doesn't beat the compression done by shortpixel.com. In my test, I compressed the same image using Optimizilla and ShortPixel. Optimizilla was able to compress the image 13% while ShortPixel was able to compress the image by 65%.

Website Description

This online image optimizer uses a smart combination of the best optimization and lossy compression algorithms to shrink JPEG and PNG images to the minimum possible size while keeping the required level of quality.

Upload up to 20 images. Wait for the compression to finish. Click thumbnails in the queue for quality setting. Use the slider to control the compression level and mouse/gestures to compare images.

optimizilla
https://imagecompressor.com/

ShortPixel

I would recommend taking your own test: ShortPixel vs Optimizella.

April 10, 2021

InkyDeals

If your looking for great graphic deals, the place to go is InkyDeals. I have purchased several of their graphic packages. InkyDeals have some of the best collection on the Internet. 

You can't beat their deals!

Not all their graphic collections are paid packages. They have some great freebie collections that are free. In fact, they have 35 freebies that you can download. 

Website Description

Since 2011 Inky is bringing great Designer Deals every day for creatives all around the world. InkyDeals.com was created from the desire to offer our fellow designers (beginners and veterans alike) high-quality resources at unbeatable prices.

Inky Deals
https://www.inkydeals.com/active-deals/free

April 3, 2021

Collection of Louvre Art Museum

You can now do a virtual tour of the famous Louvre Art museum. You can see all the famous artworks that is in their collection.

You can see 300+ works of Leonardo da Vinci.

Website Description

The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. Updated on a daily basis, it is the result of the continuous research and documentation efforts carried out by teams of experts from both museums.

Louvre Collection
https://collections.louvre.fr/en/

March 27, 2021

Color Calculator

Yet, another interactive Color Wheel website. The Sessions College Color Calculator is useful when you want to know similar colors and styles.

You simply pick a color and then with a simple click of a button, you can get the Complementary, Monochromatic, Analogous, Split complements, Triadic, and Tetradic color schemes. Which can help you generate great webpages or presentations.

Website Description

Whether you’re designing a logo or painting a house, choosing colors can be frustrating. Where do you start? Which colors work together, and why? How can you creatively explore different moods or directions?

Use the free Color Calculator to explore creative color options for your design project. Simply pick your base color(s), choose a color harmony, tweak/explore as needed, and see results. You’ll get a report of the hex, RGB, and CMYK color values for your project and see your colors applied to design samples. Share or print, rinse and repeat.

Color Calculator
https://www.sessions.edu/color-calculator/

March 20, 2021

DTV Reception Maps

Did you know that the FCC has a handy chart to show the channels that you should be able to pick up using your Over The Air TV antenna? This is the DTV Reception Maps page on the FCC website.

The nice thing about this page is that it helps you figure out which size antenna that you should get.

I ran this at my address and can confirm that it is very accurate. We get the channels that we should be getting based on our antenna range.

Website Description

Use this program to check for the DTV signals that are available at your location. Enter your address in the box below and click Go! The DTV coverage map will list all stations in your area.

Sometimes stations change the frequency on which they broadcast â€" the channel a viewer selects to watch a particular station remains the same but the frequency that the viewer’s television finds the station on changes -- requiring viewers who use an over-the-air antenna to rescan their tuners to locate the station's new signal.

DTV Reception Maps
https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps

March 13, 2021

Hot Symbols

Finding symbols can be tricky. There are a lot of tools available - some better than others. 🤷

HotSymbol has a huge collection of symbols to use. They are broken down into several categories so that it's easy to find the perfect symbol. (Did you know there are 81 symbols for the Copyright Trademark and Office Supplies?)

The search functionality is really good too. đź'Ť

Website Description

HotSymbol is the best website on the internet to copy hot♨ symbols. On HotSymbol you can explore the most renowned & trending symbols collection which you can use on your day-to-day online life. HotSymbol is one of its kind of website to allow you to copy the symbols on with just a click. With the help of HotSymbol, it is so easy to get information like Codepoint(Unicode), HTML shortcode, HTML entity shortcode, CSS shortcode, HEX shortcode, and Alt code of the symbols.

Hot Symbol
https://www.hotsymbol.com/

March 6, 2021

Wallpaper Cave

Are looking to spice up your desktop wallpapgpper? The best place to find a few really good wallpapers is Wallpaper Cave.

Simple put in a search query and in a matter of seconds, you get some pretty cool wallpapers.

I recently searched for Cobra Kai and Haunted Mansion and got some pretty cool results.

Website Description

WallpaperCave is an online community of desktop wallpapers enthusiasts. Join now to share and explore tons of collections of awesome wallpapers.

Wallpaper Cave
https://wallpapercave.com/

February 27, 2021

YouTube Thumbnails Maker

On Facebook there has been a lot of advertisements on creating Thumbnails images from YouTube videos. This is a paid online service - you can't try it out before you buy.

Fear not, you don't have to purchase an unknown service when there's Canva YouTube Templates.

There are 200+ premade quality designs available. Everything can be customized to your needs and audience's attention. You'll certainly find a design that will make your video stand out.

You don't need to subscribe to Canva to use it. As a basic user, you have a lot of options. If you love it, you may want to subscribe to get access to a lot more templates and design elements.

Canva You Tube Template
https://www.canva.com/youtube-thumbnails/templates

Check out Canva YouTube thumbnail templates before you invest in Thumbnail Blaster!

February 20, 2021

Stolen Camera Finder

Have you ever lost a camera? Frustrated that you can't get the camera back? Well, there may be hope!

StolenCameraFinder can find out if someone posting photos with your camera!

Simply drag and drop an old photo that was taken with the camera, and StolenCameraFinder will search the internet for the serial number that is hidden in the photo metadata.

StolenCameraFinder currently support 1,534 cameras. You can see all the supported cameras on their website.

Website Details

Every photo you take with your digital camera contains hidden information about both the image and the camera such as the make, model, and date. This information, called EXIF data, can also include a unique serial number that identifies your camera.

stolencamerafinder crawls the internet searching for photos, collecting the serial numbers of the cameras that took them.

When you use the drag & drop feature, stolencamerafinder reads the unique serial number from the EXIF data of your photo and uses it to match against serial numbers it has stored.

stolen Camera Finder
https://www.stolencamerafinder.com/

If StolenCameraFinder can't find your photo, it will recommend places to report your camera stolen (or lost).

Note: This won't work for smartphones as they don't store serial numbers in their photos. Maybe Apple should change this in the new iPhone?

February 13, 2021

Veed.io

When it comes to video editing, there are a lot of choices. One new player on the market that is making noise is Veed.io.

Veed.io is a great online post production editor. It’s a great resource to make quick clip edits and touch ups.

Website Description

You can try out Veed.io for free with a watermark and an 50gb upload limit. If you like it they have some competitive monthly/year pricing that removes the watermark and increase the file upload size.

Veed Io
https://veed.io

Main Features

As of this writing, these are the main features of Veed.io.

Add Images to Video - Add logos and photos to any video. You can add it for the whole video or just certain parts.

Add Subtitles to Video - You can add your own subtitles using your own style and design. You can save the style to use in other videos

Auto Subtitle - Automatically generate subtitles from the audio of the video. How cool is that!

Filter Video Online -You can easily change the overall color to match various styles. Pick filters that best fit the mood that you are trying to come across.

Music Visualisation - Add an audio visual to your video so that it moves as music or words are spoken. Useful if you have an audio track with a static image.

Translate Video - Easily add translation subtitles to your videos to reach larger markets! Now you can start promoting your services/podcast to different countries.

Video Effects - Add effects such as VHS Filter, Filmic, Snow Effect, and Glitch Effect

Note: The veed.io team are consistently launching new features. So expect to see new features soon!

Online Editor

Veed.io is an online editor and it works great with the iPhone. You can upload a video from your phone and apply any style or effect.

Now you can be a production expert right from your phone!

Sample Video

Check out the sample video that I created.

I had an old Traffic Report from 2002. I added the logo and automatic subtitles to give it a really cool effect. Note: I didn't touch up the subtitles. There are a few places where a break or word needed to get fixed - which you can easily do in Veed. I just wanted to demo that effect.

Final Word

The two things that impress me with veed.io are:

  1. Automatic Subtitles - This is a cool feature that I haven’t seen elsewhere. More and more videos are adding subtitles as people don’t have sound on when they are browsing social media. Veed makes adding subtitles super easy.
  2. Music Visualisation - This is also hard to find. You can buy plugins for Final Cut Pro, but they are very expensive. Veed makes it easy to place the visualization and offers different styles to choose from.

I would encourage people to check out veed.io and play around with the tools.

February 6, 2021

A Brief Comparison of Reverse Image Searching Platforms

This is a type of search where people put the photo as a query in the device search bar. It also displays the output on the screen is in picture form to help people find similar photos. Reverse image search is suitable for search engine optimization strategies. We rank this website based on the search for Google images too.

How to search pictures online?

The online image finder tool does not set you up to only use one option to reverse image search. Now you can do an advanced image search on image-search.org using any of the three options listed here:

  • It includes the URL or address of the website where specific photos are available.
  • We can also search for keywords by entering a picture query.
  • Photos can be uploaded directly in the place provided by the tool you choose for picture search.

Image Search Org
https://www.image-search.org/

A short comparison of photo search utilities

Reverse Image Search

This free reverse image search helps in reversing photo searches with an easy and simple environment. This helps detect fake websites that upload placard photos. Search will be safe at 100%. You are also welcome to find pictures using image-search.

Google

There are no other image search engines that can beat the standard. This does our best to provide reliable consequences. Google is a strong source that provides pictures that match instant results.

Yandex Pictures

You can see the same photo but in various sizes. The best is to identify the location found in a picture. The reverse image search for photos becomes interesting with it.

Bing image

Users can appreciate high-quality images. It recognizes the element in a picture, and then shows the photo containing all these elements.

Yahoo image search

It also functions like Google pictures but is a little different from it. We will not hide the filtering feature provided by the Yahoo photo search tool. All users can access them without problems.

Reversing image search with different platforms

Online desktop services may be difficult to enjoy for users. But some tools are compatible with desktops, and they offer several platforms to serve in a better way. We discuss compatibility with different devices below:

Search for pictures on mobile

Use a reverse image search tool when your friend sent you pictures on your mobile, but you only know a little about it or sometimes even not a little. To escape the embarrassing situation, you are guided to find pictures on your Android.

Picture search on iOS

The reverse image search tool will work together on iOS because it works with Android. You can find similar photos by utilizing browsers like Safari. Photos are in your hands as a result in just a few seconds even when you work with an iPhone.

Finding photos on a personal computer (PC)

Suppose you scroll the website and stop to see pictures that interest you in a short time. If you want to find similar results that match the picture or are interested in finding the source or high-quality pictorial data; you are advised to copy the photo and attach it to one of the reverse image search tools even using a PC. It will serve you with many results with similar images along with the source.

Photo Search with Mac or Windows

When you work with Windows, it's easy to upload pictures from Cloud storage or immediately drag them from your desktop computer. Any operating system (OS) can be used to open a browser. This will be the best and fastest way.

Mac users don't have to worry about image search. They are also welcome to search for photos by opening a browser on their Mac device. Instant results will be shown to them. Ways to do Reverse Image Search

Object Investigation

The results displayed for searches allow them to learn more about all objects that appear in the uploaded photo. Objects may be people, animals, or placesâ€"name, specifications, and all information about objects presented in results.

Source or History

Users can even find out about picture sources leading them to find the right or actual image owner. Similar or suitable photos are also displayed along with information.

Search for Copyright Pictures

People can do a reverse image search for their pictures to know about all websites that have shared their content or pictures on their site without rewarding them. In this case, they are on the right to request a backlink or reference.

Wrapping up the context

Every reverse image search engine has its advantages and disadvantages. Also remember that there is no search engine in the deep Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. It is important to use photo finders when investigating for graphical or pictorial data.

January 30, 2021

Audioalter

Editing audio can be challenging. There are a lot of really good pro tools that make life easier.

Everyone once a while you need a simple audio fix. That's where I see Audioalter comes in.

The website has 15 different audio tools to quickly help you tone up and make your audio better. This is a go-to place to fix your audio files.

Website Description

A collection of easy-to-use web tools for all your audio files

audioalter
https://audioalter.com/

8D Audio

One of the popular tools is the "8D Audio" creator. What is that? Here's information from the website:

"8D Audio" is an effect that you can apply to your songs to make it sound like the audio is moving in circles around your head. This is achieved by adding an automated panning effect alternating from left to right. To maximize your listening pleasure, a reverb effect is also added to make it seem like the audio is coming from a live concert.

Available Tools

This is a list of all the tools available on the website: