Posted on December 13, 2012 by mcdonnellwrite
If you like this Really Useful Sites Web site, you’ll love my new ebook. It’s a collection of some of the best, most useful sites I’ve written about in the last few years, and they’re all gathered together in one place. Every site has my review telling you the highlights of the site, plus there’s a link to each one, so you can go directly there. It’s a great way to organize your Web surfing, because you can have all your useful links in one place. There are useful sites in dozens of categories. Check it out! It’s available on Smashwords here!
48 Really Useful Sites ebook
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Posted on November 20, 2012 by mcdonnellwrite
There are so many cool sites on the Web, and we all have our favorites. Ever wonder if there are other sites out there that are similar to your favorite ones? SimilarSites.com will help you find them. All you do is type the name of a site in the search box, and SimilarSites.com will give you a list of sites that are similar. You’ll find dozens of sites in just about every category, and it’s a good bet some of them will be new to you. If you want to refine your search more, click on some keywords in the right column. This is a great way to expand your knowledge of the Web, and find some new sites to bookmark!
SimilarSites.com – Easily Find Similar Websites.
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Posted on August 12, 2011 by mcdonnellwrite
PDF files are everywhere these days, but if you want to convert a PDF file to an image file so you can look at it on your e-reader, for example, here’s a great list of Web sites where you can convert PDF files to JPEG files easily and quickly. And for free!
10 Great Free Websites to Convert PDF Files to JPEG Image Files | Technically Digital.
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Posted on November 16, 2010 by mcdonnellwrite
When I wrote my e-newsletter about free Web research resources, I often profiled sites I found from The WWW Virtual Library. This is a renowned site that lists Web portals in many subjects. The portals are collections of links put together by experts in various fields, and they’re loaded with great research sites. Each portal has dozens, if not hundreds, of links to subjects like: Agriculture, Business, Computing, Education, Engineering, International Affairs, Law, Regional Studies, and more. You can drill down many levels in these portals, and you’ll be amazed at the information you can find. It’s a great resource for businesspeople, students, journalists, and researchers of all kinds.
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Posted on September 24, 2009 by mcdonnellwrite
The quality of free software on the Web is getting better all the time, and there are free versions of just about every major software program on the market. You’ll find a good review of some of the best free software at 5 Open Source Alternatives. These are programs from the open source community, which is made up of people who develop software in the public domain. Here you’ll find programs for image editing, video and audio editing, graphic design, word processing, and more. These programs have most of the features of the big commercial ones, and they have a very attractive price tag — free!
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Posted on May 22, 2009 by mcdonnellwrite
I make it my business to know about search engines and directories, but there are some here even I’ve never encountered before. Search Engines And Directories: A to Z has hundreds of links to sites where you can search the Web, in every category imaginable. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you find here.
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