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Favorite Online Tools

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 16, 2004
18 years ago

What are your favorite online tools?


Andreas [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

You already mentioned most of them. Right now, I can think of four other tools:
No signup, instant mail. You don't have to give your real e-mail address away any more every time you register with some unknown website.
Watches the web pages that interest you and notifies you by email when they change.
Bypass Compulsory Web Registration
Very comprehensive German dictionary, including synonyms. Includes SOAP web services :-).


Barbara Nachtigall [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #
A very useful Lorem Ipsum generator, providing text in words, paragraphs, lists or bytes. Unlike some sites, the text generated is clean and free of obscenties. A comfort when creating sample pages for clients. This site also provides information on the history of Lorem Ipsum text.
This is a handy, clutter free site which will immediately provide the IP address of the machine from which you access it. Can be a big timesaver.

Mario Müller [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

Here are two tools of mine ;-)
A tool to show generated HTTP headers and contents of a webserver.
In addition to Leo I'd like to mention our English-German dictionary – with lesser words (130.000) but a clearer interface and an option to view IPA pronunciation. You can also access the dictionary via Firefox. [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago # has some great online tools.

z [PersonRank 1]

18 years ago #

babelfish from altavista just uses the technology from SYSTRAN. Google translate ( also licenses from SYSTRAN. so in theory, there's no difference except a cooler name from altavista referencing the mother of all sci-fi comedies.

Anonymous [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

bug me not is cool too..

i use instead of just because dodgeit is fast.

Anonymous [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

Corni [PersonRank 1]

18 years ago #

i like – a free service that monitors the web pages that interest you and sends you email when they change.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

For understanding what acronyms mean, I use the website.

I use for machine translation – their results are usually better than Systran.

When machine translation isn't good enough, I use their website to translate whole documents.

And is a great reference for web / software developers.

[Updated name from "Tony" to "Tony Ruscoe". This was actually my first post, self-promoting some sites I was working on at the time (the middle two anyway) – Tony]

Luca [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

on the infinite list the last i found is
convert docunents and formats online

rc [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

thanks for the docupub, luca!!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

And someone mailed me about – apparently a good MP3 search! (They have video search, too.)

michael salit [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

I use for machine translation – their results are usually better than Systran. [PersonRank 7]

18 years ago #

The multi task tool

You know what

Checking a page for broken links

Find any code

Free stat


Server lookup tool

and many, many more. ..........

andrew [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Ping tests if a host is reachable, signal round-trip time and packet loss rate
Standard Traceroute determines the route packets use to reach a particular host
Visual Traceroute visually shows geo and ARIN information of the gateways it traverses
Highlight Browser requests URL, shows HTTP headers and highlights webpage code
Link Checker finds broken links and shows type of HTTP responce of every link on the page
Page Rank shows an individual page's value on search engines
Mail Query utilizes SMTP protocol to query mail server
Black List checks if the domain is blacklisted by spam or abuse databases
Linux Man searches the Linux manual, Perl Guide, Info documents, Whatis database
RegExp tests POSIX Regular Expression
DNS Lookup performs DNS lookups and displays the name server's records (A, MX, SOA ets)
Domain Whois queries a database to determine the owner of a domain name and relative info
IP Whois provides contact and registration information for IP addresses
Domain check searches in bulk for the available domain names
IP Range resolves in bulk the IPs from the defined range to the hostnames
Cript MD5, Linux crypt (MySQL ENCRYPT), SHA1, Base64 enctyption algorithm
URL Encoding protects literal characters from being interpreted as special URL delimiters
IP Calculator converts dotted quad values and IP addresses, represended by unsigned long integer
Unix Time converts unix time integer to month/day/year hour:min:sec and vise versa
Proxy fresh proxy list: transparent, anonymous, elite, socks. updated daily
Proxy Checker proxy list bulk checker, socks 4/5 checker included
Contacts any of your comments and questions, including technical issues, are welcome

Bojan Basic [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

And, of course

Keeps older versions of nearly all web pages!

Pierre [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #
is far ahead in machine translation.

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