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Friday, March 07, 2008

39 Web-Based Tools That Don't Require Registration

As written on the post topic, you can expect to find on this upcoming list, services that don't require registration, nor download from any kind in order to use them. Tools that are really easy-to-use (most of them are single-page sites), and basically web-applications that can help on your daily internet visit/work.

To be honest, it is not so hard to create lists of web 2.0 services, especially if you own a blog or a directory that contains relevant content. BUT it is definitely not easy to isolate the most useful ones from hundreds of sites.

Online Conversion


Convert text to audio file with vozMe to use free on your site or blog. It is really don't get easier than that: Copy-paste the text that you want to convert onto their textbox, and generate yourself an audio file within seconds.

It's the fastest way to resize and convert your pictures and images. You can apply rotation, add some effects, and more. Just select your picture file, choose some process to apply and click on OK. Fixpicture comes in two versions: Flash or HTML.

Convert any file with the powerful ZAMZAR - Free online file conversion. Select file from your compute or URL to convert, choose the format, and receive converted file by email.

Update:
Convert websites to PDFs with active links and embedded video. htm2pdf is a very, very simple to function app that convert webpages to PDFs!

Generators
Web20Badges is a free set of cool web badges. Choose your desirable badge shape, text and color, then generate your badge, and download it to your machine.

With the famous Loader Generator service, you can generate and customize GIFs that you can use free in your site or blog.

Strip Generator - Fastest way to create a stripe. An Ajax-driven diagonal stripes background tile generator.

Online favicon.cc generator is an editor that allows you to create transparent icon graphics for your site or blog. Choose a color; Click on the squares and paint your icon; Download when you're finished, and put the favicon file into your webserver directory.

LinkBunch lets you put multiple links into one small link which you can share over IM, Twitter, email or even a mobile phone. When the recipient clicks on the tiny LinkBunch link, he/she will be presented with a page that contains all the links that you put in the bunch.

If you own a blog you must know how important is to tag your post with relevant tags. You also know how annoying it can be sometimes... But with Turbo Tagger you can instantly create Technorati tags for your site or blog without spending too much time and effort.

Utility that will evaluate an image and give you the image's primary and complementary dominant colors of an image, how many visually unique colors are in an image, and the top ten visually unique colors in an image.

QuickRibbon is a completely free generator which lets you create a custom ribbon, insert a link in it and place it in the top right corner of your website. It will take you less than 5 minutes to generate your own website ribbon with this trendy widget and add a stylish Web2.0 look to your page.

Create a web 2.0 button in only 4 steps. You can paint your button with preloaded web 2.0 icons, or upload your personal icon and customize the font of the text inserted.

Message Tools
Send free postal mail letters (to anywhere in the US) right from the browser. eSnailer automatically prints, envelopes, stamps, and mails your letters within 24 hours.

forlater is an easy to use e-mail reminders. Just enter your message, your e-mail and a date. forlater will then remind you at the right time.

Note2email is a web application designed to send quick text notes to any email address in the world. No need for password or username. Note it down and send it, as simple as that.

Have fun with your note. Send innovative messages contains photo, video, and music. Share your Onesenss e-cards with family and friends via email.

Video-Mail
Mailmotion is a video-mail platform that enable anyone with a webcam to quickly send video to family and friends. Record a short message (or upload a video file), specify recipient email(s), add some text to you video-mail, and define date to send.

voxlite is a great Flash-based video-mail application that allows you to send a video card using a webcam and a mic. Note that you have 20 minute recording time limit (which is A LOT)

GabMail is a free, easy-to-use video email service that enables anyone with a webcam or video camera to send, reply to and forward messages to anyone with an email address. Each recording can be up to 5 minutes long.

Easy Storage and Sharing Files
TinyLoad, a service that allows you to upload files to multiple services at the same time. With their new Bookmarklet you'll be able to upload files in no time to: MegaUpload, MediaFire, RapidShare, DivShare, BestSharing, SendSpace, Uploading, FileSend, EasyShare, and Amazon S3.

Senduit's service provides users with the ability to upload a file via HTTP-Protocol and receive a custom URL address to download the file from Senduit's servers. This address can be shared by the user freely and can be used to download the file a reasonable number of times.

3 step process to upload large files which can be sent to another person. Your recipient will get a link where he/she can download the file to his/her computer.

FlyUpload is a service which allows you to share video, audio and photos online. You may share anything with FlyUpload. Share files (up to 2GB), Unlimited downloads per 24 hours, Unlimited downloads (2000MB).

with Wikisend you can upload and download lots of files, big files, small files, data files, media files, archives or backups - any files. Share files with your friends using e-mail, MySpace page, your blog, forums etc,.

esyURL purpose is to turn long complex URLs to short easy ones, so they can be shared in blogs, forums, e-mails and so on. Furthermore, you can upload files (in a limit size of 2Mb per file) and receive an esyURL to access it, fast and without registration required.

Text Tools
Orangoo spell check application lets you check for spelling mistakes from any system or computer that has Internet access. You can Spell check text (in 27 languages) or a whole website page (English only).

Textris is a sweet little site for manipulating text in different ways. Alphabetizes, sorts, formats, changes case, uppercase, lowercase, even tools for coders.

In case you need another notepad... EditPad is pretty similar to the one you have on your desktop, web-based version.

TextSnip convert your text into a clean tabbed format allowing you to easily past text/code examples into a blog, form, or any website.

shortText is a simple tool to post text online, with minimum fuss. Write whatever you need and shortText will convert it to easy-to-share URL. You can also add pictures and video to your text.

Quick Statistics of your Site
A tool to check at-a-glance the link popularity of any site based on its ranking (Google PageRank, Alexa Rank, Technorati etc.), social bookmarks (del.icio.us, etc), subscribers (Bloglines, etc) and more. You can also generate a state widget to place on your blog.

BuiltWite is a massive tool that providing all the technical analysis and SEO optimization info you need to know on a site.

Picture this...
If you need an avatar for one of your favorite social network, mypictr helps you to get it in few seconds. First upload your picture, select and crop yourself from it, choose which network, and click 'picturit' to get the result!

A simple tool that turn your photos into cool reflecting images.

kwout allowing you to quote part from any web page as image with an image-map. You can upload the results directly to Flickr, Tumblr, or website. A new feature called 'my-kwout' will let you show the collection of the sources that you quoted via kwout.


Online tool for making anti-aliased rounded corners, for avatars and images.

ResizR is a very useful little helper that allows you to resize an image from your local computer or the web, then download the results to your computer - Free.

Pixenate is simply a great online image editor, that enable you to edit your image with lots of effect tools. When you finish, you can upload your creation directly to Flickr, Myspace, Web, or your own computer.

Last service is my favorite one, I use it constantly so I highly recommend it:
It is actually a Wii application, but it works great on the web as well. Just pick your favorite artist/band, and finetune will play hours of music based on your taste.

Bottom-line:
I know there are lots of other tools that didn't make it to this list. Clearly I can't add them all. However, I did tried to keep it simple and sticked to those terms I mention before: No registration or download needed - Just bunch of tools (mostly one from each kind), that might come in handy while working on the web.
posted by Orli Yakuel at 10:55 PM

37 Comments:

Blogger LadyBanana said...

Wonderful list there.. some I've never come across before, very useful, Thanks :)

2:15 AM  
Anonymous Max Miroff said...

Awesome! Some really helpful links in there. Bookmarked. Excellent source.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Mike Darnell said...

Great list. Bookmarked as well.

I believe that as more and more companies realize that the hassle of registration is a turn off for many users they will adopt similar strategies were initial use of a platform is not only free but registration free as well. Registration will unlock further functionality. After all if someone is pleased with a service why wouldn't they register?

This was the underling philosophy that led my friends and me when we were developing www.Speakitz.com - an online tool for pasting comments on any webpage.

Basic use is registration free but registration unlocks community functionality and the ability to get your comments as an rss feed.

We have yet to see speakitz flourish but I haven't lost hope yet : )

Mike

9:41 AM  
Blogger Gil Megidish said...

Awesome list!

May I add www.dumpr.net?

Dumpr lets you run supersweet effects on your photos without the need for photoshop. Give it a go! In seconds you can create an easter egg decoration, a rubik's cube or a jigsaw puzzle. With lots and lots of love.

Cheers

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Mahei said...

Thanks for the links ;)

1:03 PM  
Blogger Roman Pushkin said...

I know another one:

Super fast way to comment images online

4:23 PM  
Anonymous KroonWeb said...

Right on, registration-free sites will become the most popular. Why try to get someone's email and become another spammer?

Communicate directly on-site or shut up. On demand is the way, soon we'll be on our ubuntu-android handheld pc's, using diskspace from all over the world.

I just launched my own registration-free web 2.0 app, called DEAPOD. Intended for developers you can compare url's and write your findings in a grid. It remembers all your stuff for a year, and the only (optional) form to be filled, and only the first time, is your name. Check http://www.deapod.com , in development.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Orli Yakuel said...

Kroonweb,

Works very smooth.
But I think you still need to work on the visual side, plus add some more applications to it.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about www.wheresmycellphone.com ?

8:01 AM  
Blogger Mark Lipsky said...

Hey Orli - Thanks for noticing
GabMail
! We've got more features and functionality coming soon like video upload so keep an eye out.

Would love to hear what your users think of the service: mgl at gabsight dot com

Mark Lipsky
CEO GabSight

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Cubicle Dropout said...

Great list of web apps

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

What an amazing list! I'm trying out the finetune right now, and loved the rounded corners trick.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Great list of apps! I am going to spend a few minutes (hours :) ) exploring them.
thanks :)

2:24 PM  
Blogger reuw said...

היי אורלי
רשימה מהממת!
תודה
ראובן

2:31 PM  
Blogger LJ said...

Thanks for this list of apps! Saves me tons of time researching free stuff I can use on the web.

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A new home-based-business marketing system that provides the strategic high ground for internet marketing.
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12:31 PM  
Blogger Randy said...

I had so much fun exploring this list. Thanks so much!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent List!!! Thanks!

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Jan Tallent said...

These are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing!

12:58 AM  
Blogger Roo said...

excelent post on some really cool tools I'm itching to try out!
Shame about all the spam comments here though!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Orli Yakuel said...

Roo, fixed. Thanks.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Roberto said...

Thank you very much! ;)

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Riz said...

Thanks for collecting great little utilities at one place.

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Real Estate Marketing said...

Great list - I had not heard of most of these.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another free image resizing app
http://www.resizo.com/

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is one little free online budgeting utility that is becoming very popular among those wanting to be in control of their cash:

http://www.myexp.org/OOTD_banner.html

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool sites. Here is one I stumbled upon. http://www.junkaloo.com

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got another one www.visuwords.com.

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

How about this one for taking screenshots http://www.url2jpg.co.uk

2:37 PM  
Blogger sreenivasan said...

Superb list of web tools. Thanks.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

flvix looks like its just a porn site. i dont see anything to do with converting videos

other than that though it looks like a good list

6:25 PM  
Blogger Orli Yakuel said...

Thank you Dave. The Flvix site is down (clearly, the link has changed recently)

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is www.feedjit.com

9:05 AM  
Blogger JBLM said...

Wonderful list, amazing tools!
Thanks!

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Mart said...

I got a new service to review a site's technology, that is: WebmasterCoffee. It is quite capable to tell you what CMS the site is running on and explains a lot of tech. Hope you enjoy...

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checkout Text to PDF

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Tony said...

You have a lot of useful tools here. I will be checking some of them out. Thanks so much for sharing the information.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous birblog said...

cool list

2:33 PM  

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