I use several online tools that make my life easier, and I’d like to share them in the hope that they make someone else’s life easier.
Readability is a bookmarklet that reformats your current page and makes it readable. It’s a wonderful tool in the world of web pages full of ads and useless junk.
Mint.com is a free online service to keep up with your finances. It offers a quick way to see where all of your money goes and shows where you can save money of get better deals (on bank accounts, credit cards, etc).
Nike+ is a two-part service that allows you to keep track of running or walking with ease. The first part is the accelerometer you put in your shoe that connects to the receiver plugged in to an iPod. This records the run and offers real-time feedback during the workout. The second part is the website that keeps a history of your runs and allows you to compare and compete with the millions of other Nike+ users. The only non-free service on this list, the Nike+ will set you back $30 (assuming you already have an iPod nano or touch).</dd>
Another free bookmarklet, print what you like allows you to selectively print sections of webpages without all of the cruft. Although I don’t print web pages very often, this tool is very helpful when I do.
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