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Published on April 8, 2008

Author: fichter

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Hop on board and look at some great tools that can help make your life easier and delight your visitors. Our experts and popular speakers are back with a whole new roster of free or inexpensive tools covering the gamut of Web 2.0 gadgets and widgets, hosted applications, server side scripts, and desktop tools. They highlight tools for people who are just starting out as well as some advanced applications for webmasters who like to dig their teeth into a bit of code.
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Widgets, tools, and doodads for library webmasters Darlene Fichter Data Librarian University of Saskatchewan Frank Cervone Director – Library, Information, and Media Studies Chicago State University

Photo by: aaardvaark (Creative Commons license) They have got WAAAAYYYY to much stuff to talk about! Well, I hear that they’re supposed to be amusing But I doubt they have our sense of balance!

Firefox tools SafeCache SafeHistory FoxMarks FEBE

SafeCache

SafeHistory

FoxMarks

FEBE

SafeCache Protects your privacy Defends against cache-based tracking techniques Embedded content is cached Segments the cache according to the domain of the originating page. Enable/disable in the Privacy pane of the Options menu. Learn more about Protecting Browser State using Same Origin policy ( paper ) www.safecache.com

Protects your privacy

Defends against cache-based tracking techniques

Embedded content is cached

Segments the cache according to the domain of the originating page.

Enable/disable in the Privacy pane of the Options menu.

Learn more about Protecting Browser State using Same Origin policy ( paper )

SafeHistory Protects your privacy by defending against visited-link-based tracking techniques. It allows offsite visited links to be marked only if the browser's history database contains a record of the link being followed from the current site. Enable/disable SafeHistory in the Privacy pane of the Options menu www.safehistory.com

Protects your privacy by defending against visited-link-based tracking techniques.

It allows offsite visited links to be marked only if the browser's history database contains a record of the link being followed from the current site.

Enable/disable SafeHistory in the Privacy pane of the Options menu

 

FoxMarks Automatically synchronizes bookmarks Access your bookmarks anytime at my.foxmarks.com. Works in the background to keep your bookmarks up-to-date on all your computers www.foxmarks.com

Automatically synchronizes bookmarks

Access your bookmarks anytime at my.foxmarks.com.

Works in the background to keep your bookmarks up-to-date on all your computers

mysteryuser

 

FEBE Firefox Environment Backup Extension Quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions Easily synchronize your office and home browsers May specify user defined items Backup virtually any data on your computer customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions/febe/febe.html

Firefox Environment Backup Extension

Quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions

Easily synchronize your office and home browsers

May specify user defined items

Backup virtually any data on your computer

 

Other webtools for collaboration Meebo chat widget LinkBunch DocSyncer Twirl polldaddy

Meebo chat widget

LinkBunch

DocSyncer

Twirl

polldaddy

Meebo Chat Widget www.meebome.com

Let’s stretch it Add it to your catalog. Add it to your null results page. More info: David Lee King’s Blog Post

LinkBunch Lets you put multiple links into one small link Firefox extension creates a bunch from all your open tabs Twitter bot in the works Isn’t finished yet linkbun.ch

Lets you put multiple links into one small link

Firefox extension creates a bunch from all your open tabs

Twitter bot in the works

Isn’t finished yet

DocSyncer Automatically finds and syncs your document files to Google Docs This means everything “ Users are even reporting that launching a document directly from their desktop using DocSyncer is FASTER than launching the document natively in Microsoft Office!” Yeah…right www.docsyncer.com

Automatically finds and syncs your document files to Google Docs

This means everything

“ Users are even reporting that launching a document directly from their desktop using DocSyncer is FASTER than launching the document natively in Microsoft Office!”

Yeah…right

 

 

twirl Desktop client for twitter www.twhirl.org What is twitter?

Desktop client for twitter

polldaddy: Get interactive polldaddy.com

Webtools for web development VisCheck Feng GUI Browsershots Flickr photo badge Photoshop Express Addthis Google countdown Babelfish/Google translate

VisCheck

Feng GUI

Browsershots

Flickr photo badge

Photoshop Express

Addthis

Google countdown

Babelfish/Google translate

VisCheck A computer simulation of the entire process of human vision Way of showing what things look like to someone who is color blind Online service Image files Web pages Downloadable Windows and Mac www.vischeck.com/vischeck

A computer simulation of the entire process of human vision

Way of showing what things look like to someone who is color blind

Online service

Image files

Web pages

Downloadable

Windows and Mac

Tritanope Protanope Deuteranope Full color

Full spectrum Red/green deficiency Blue/yellow deficiency

Feng GUI www.feng-gui.com Automatic alternative to eye-tracking Creates heatmaps based on an algorithm that predicts what a real human would be most likely to look at

Automatic alternative to eye-tracking

Creates heatmaps based on an algorithm that predicts what a real human would be most likely to look at

www.fenggui.com

© 2006-2008 Feng-GUI - Feng Shui for graphic user interfaces.™

google.com

flickr.com

useit.com

Browsershots Creates screenshots in different browsers Open source, online service How it works: Submit your web address Added to the job queue Distributed computers open the website in their browser They create screenshots and upload them to the browsershots server browsershots.org

Creates screenshots in different browsers

Open source, online service

How it works:

Submit your web address

Added to the job queue

Distributed computers open the website in their browser

They create screenshots and upload them to the browsershots server

 

 

 

Flickr Photo badge http://flickr.com/badge.gne This is also a great example of progressive tutorial.

Photoshop Express Tutorial http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =4LT9Sb-iYFY Geoff Baum – CNET News www.photoshop.com/express

Forget location: Think web site distribution http://addthis.com

Pick a button – Grab your code

Bookmark button statistics Top Bookmarks (Past Week/Month/Year) Top Bookmark Services Used

Top Bookmarks (Past Week/Month/Year)

Top Bookmark Services Used

Google countdown short url: http://urltea.com/32m0

Altavista Babelfish site translator www.altavista.com/help/free/free_searchbox_transl

Google translate my page Short url: http:// urltea.com/32lx

Nifty utilities Process Tamer File Hamster Syncback Freeware LinkExtractor reCaptcha Anonymouse Prism

Process Tamer

File Hamster

Syncback Freeware

LinkExtractor

reCaptcha

Anonymouse

Prism

ProcessTamer Monitors CPU usage of processes Reduces the priority of apps that hog the CPU Windows only www.majorgeeks.com/Process_Tamer_d4651.html

Monitors CPU usage of processes

Reduces the priority of apps that hog the CPU

Windows only

 

File Hamster Real-time backup and archiving of your files while you work Monitors files or directories Automatically creates incremental backups Store notes about the changes that have been made www.mogware.com/FileHamster

Real-time backup and archiving of your files while you work

Monitors files or directories

Automatically creates incremental backups

Store notes about the changes that have been made

 

Syncback Freeware Backup all files anytime with a single click Scheduler to automate backups Versioning Synchronization Incremental backups Machine to machine via ftp Encryption Compression www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html

Backup all files anytime with a single click

Scheduler to automate backups

Versioning

Synchronization

Incremental backups

Machine to machine via ftp

Encryption

Compression

 

 

 

LinkExtractor www.webmaster-toolkit.com/link-extractor.shtml

Moving large files 100 MB, 7 days 500 MB, 7 days 100 MB, 7 days 100 MB, no time limit 1 GB Peer to Peer

reCaptcha recaptcha.net

Anonymouse Want to private Check if resources are accessible outside your IP range or not http://anonymouse.org/

Want to private

Check if resources are accessible outside your IP range or not

Prism An application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on their desktop Web platform integrated into the desktop experience Developers don’t have to target it separately Windows today Mac and Linux available soon labs.mozilla.com/2007/10/prism

An application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on their desktop

Web platform integrated into the desktop experience

Developers don’t have to target it separately

Windows today

Mac and Linux available soon

 

More Widgets & Gadgets Widgetbox http:// www.widgetbox.com / Google Gadgets http:// www.google.com/ig/directory?synd =open Previous Cool Tools Presentations http://library2.usask.ca/~fichter/cool_tools/

Widgetbox

http:// www.widgetbox.com /

Google Gadgets

http:// www.google.com/ig/directory?synd =open

Previous Cool Tools Presentations

http://library2.usask.ca/~fichter/cool_tools/

All work and no play lolinator.com

Thanks! Darlene Fichter Data Librarian University of Saskatchewan [email_address] Frank Cervone Director – Library, Information, and Media Studies Chicago State University

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