If you're looking for a simple way to keep your notes, outlines, and pretty much any other text in sync across computers, Fargo is a webapp that runs in any browser and syncs with Dropbox.
Dictionary of Numbers is an award-winning Google Chrome extension that tries to make sense of numbers you encounter on the web by giving you a description of that number in human terms. Because "8 million people" means nothing, but "population of New York City" means everything.
In the olden days, it was simple to keep up with pop culture. There were only three channels on TV, and everybody saw the same shows at the same time. These days, of course, not so much. There are 500 channels on TV, and you can watch anything at any time. That doesn’t mean, however, that we no longer have a common pop-culture base. We do — it’s just moved online.
Fresh WebSuction is designed for downloading Web pages or web contents (reference material, software files, online books, e-zines, news articles) for viewing offline, and saving money on Internet connection fees. If you pay fees for the amount of time you are online you can save money by quickly downloading all the Web sites you want to view and disconnecting.
Connecting to the internet from Wi-Fi hotspots, at work, or anywhere else away from home, exposes your data to unnecessary risks. You can easily configure your router to support a secure tunnel and shield your remote browser traffic—read on to see how.
Want to ditch your online account? Shouldn’t be a problem, right? Unfortunately, on many websites, including popular ones like Facebook, deleting your account can be a real pain. AccountKiller collects direct links and deleting instructions to make account termination easy. Websites like Skype that do not allow deleting your profile in an easy way at all get blacklisted. Luckily there are websites that do care about your online privacy.
Boutell.Com publishes articles about the workings of the World Wide Web, open source tools and shareware products. Our World Wide Web FAQ is written by Tom Boutell, author of the original 1994 WWW FAQ that gave many of today’s web pros their start. What follows is a short list of recent articles and releases. You’ll also find many, many new and updated entries in the WWW FAQ.
What is a URL? A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator. The URL concept is really pretty simple (“if it’s out there, we can point at it”), this beginner’s guide is just a quick walk through some of the more common URL types and should allow you to be creating and understanding URLs in a variety of contexts very quickly.