Added FreeByte.com to my “Useful Website” list, because it is a clean site for free software and services available on the internet. Apparently it is seriously maintained by a real human being. 🙂 ( Thumbs up and thanks to you, Almere from the Netherlands! )
What I liked about this site: Simple and clean presentation. No commercial language, just enough explanation on tech concepts and function/service of tools/sites so that everyone understands.
Found this really cool free service: http://www.dumpr.net/
Upload your photo, pick an effect to apply it on, download the result or email the link of the resulted artwork to your family or friends… I bet you can bring smiles to their face!
You don’t even need to register to use it, and it takes only a minute or two to get a new “photo” with fun effects. 🙂
For example, if you need some inspiration on logo design, here are 10 great sources to browse through: top-sources-logo-design-inspiration
Update again (2010.12.03): LetterMeLater.com sound like a good replacement. 🙂
Update: Too bad this service is no longer available. If any of you know of a similar service, I’d be really happy to hear about it.
The original note below is kept only for the purpose of serving as reference when looking for alternative services — on what functionalities are desired.
iWantSandy is among the best (Email) Reminder Services that I found so far.
Signup at iWantSandy.com, you will receive a welcome message that contains your own personal Sandy-email address. Then you can email to or cc to that special address as if you were writing to a real person, give remind/remember instructions on email body or subject line like the examples below. (When you cc Sandy on a message, begin any message you want Sandy’s attention with “Sandy, remind/remember…”). In turn, you will get reminded through email or text-message at your specified time or, if not specified, 15 minutes before the scheduled time or 7am on the day of the event.
Examples of instruct Sandy, your virtual “personal assistant”:
Sandy understands these tags automatically: todo, done, daily, bidaily, weekends, weekdays, weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, yearly, biyearly. Meanwhile, Sandy treats everything you put behind the “@” sign on your instruction to her your customized “tags”, and can organize your reminders accordingly.
Specify exactly when you’d like a reminder sent:
Add or remove things from a list: ” update +* cheese”, or “update -* milk “.
Examples of update the current occurrence of a repeating event: “update tomorrow”; “update #1 4-6pm”; or “update #1 @done”. Examples of update all future occurrences of a repeating event: “update tomorrow @weekly”, “update #1 4-6pm @monthly”, “update #1 @done @daily”.
Forget (delete) something: “forget”, “forget #1,4”, “forget @weekly”, “forget #1 @monthly”.
Look something up:
Sandy understands all common expression of time, e.g.: Date ranges (May 14-16; 10/14-10/22), Time ranges (1-4pm; 8am-5pm), even Time zones (4pm Europe/London; 5/1 7am PDT-2pm EDT; noon GMT+10).
Need an entire message/email to be send to you at specified time? Just forward the message to Sandy and add a reminder to the subject or body of the message like: “Sandy, remind me to follow up on Richard’s question in 4 days”,or “Subject: Remind me in 2 days re: Whatever the original message subject”.
Get help, email Sandy with the word “help”.
Here is a website that you can write a book with, alone or together with friends: http://springnote.com
The site seems provide good features for working privately and/or internally within a team, but not enough customization for building a public site with — for example, it has only one color for private notebook (blue) and one color for group notebook (brown).