Weird but useful websites
Here's a great list of sites I stumbled upon in my many hours of surfing each week. I hope you find them helpful!
* Rentometer.com *
http://www.rentometer.com/ enables you to compare rental rates on one
property or apartment against rents in the surrounding
area. The site uses a "mashup" with Google Maps to show not
only what other properties rent for, but their exact
locations relative to the property you entered.
The site rates especially useful for homeowners weighing
renting vs. selling their property and need a fast
thumbnail sketch of rental rates in the immediate area. Oh,
and if you currently rent, the site can give you an idea
whether your rental rate puts you at the top or bottom of
the local scale.
* DaFont.com *
Despite that fact that everyone typically only uses 2 or 3
different fonts (Arial and Times New Roman for me), a whole
world of cool and useful fonts exists online. Log on to
http://www.dafont.com/, browse through over 7,000 different fonts
separated by category, and then spice up your greeting
cards, web graphics and more.
Most of the fonts work with both PC and Mac, but the site
assumes you know how to install a font on your computer.
For PC, simply unzip the font in your Windows /Fonts/
directory. For Mac, consult your help files.
* OldVersion.com *
Ever upgraded to a newer version of a software product and
almost instantly regretted it? Log on to http://www.oldversion.com/ and
download one of over 170+ common software programs with
upgrades that left people less than impressed.
For example, need to test your PDF file on an older version
of Acrobat Reader? OldVersion.com lets you dial back the
clock all the way to Acrobat Reader 2.0 (along with
* Any Chat - Anywhere *
If you like online chat, I'll bet you maintain more that
one ID on multiple online chat services. Well instead of
installing several different chat software programs or even
installing any software at all, you can use http://www.meebo.com/.
Meebo.com enables you to chat on MSN, AIM, Google Talk, and
Yahoo! with just your web browser and makes a great way to
chat either from either home or on the road.
* Convert File Formats *
http://www.zamzar.com/ makes it easy to convert files from most popular
image, document and video formats into another. Previously
you had to scour the web to find an app to convert each
type of file, but Zamzar.com will convert files up to 100MB
in 4 steps at no charge (and my tests on Word docs and PDF
files proved very promising).
Well worth a look before you buy a piece of software just
to convert a single file from one format to another.
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