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CheckThis: a personal publishing service that supports polls, payments, and embedded media

What if you wanted to publish something; say, a gallery of images, a ‘for sale’ sign, a community service announcement, a poll, an electoral or political appeal, etc., or any message that is temporary or transient in nature, and you didn’t to publish it on your blog (because you don’t have one or because it

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Create and maintain your personal or business website for free with Webnode

Webnode is a web site and program that allows you to create, manage, and easily control your personal website totally for free. It has a very simple drag and drop interface, loads of customization options for your site, and even a smart tutorial that will offer help when and where you need it. I can

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Create beautiful carousel slideshows with WOW Slider Free edition

WOW Slider is a free program that makes sliders or carousels for your non-commercial website. It features multiple templates, a simple point and click interface, and even a WordPress plugin. Available for Windows and for Mac, WOW Slider is one of the best ways to create great visuals for your personal web pages at no

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Combine your favorite sites and social networks into a handy mosaic with the Pulse app

Pulse is an app for Android, iPhone and iPad that will help you organize and enjoy your favorite news feeds, social networks and other web pages. It does this by collecting the sources you specify and then combining them into a seamless mosaic that is super easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. Pulse has many

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Create your own web magazine in minutes with Scoop.it

Have you ever thought about starting a blog about a subject that interests you? A lot of people like the idea in theory, but writing posts regularly is not easy to keep up. What if instead you could write the occasional opinion piece and simply add related articles from other sites and blogs to your

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Pancake.io: publish any document on the web to its own URL (with a little help from Dropbox)

Let’s say that you have a PDF, PowerPoint file, text file or any other document that you want to publish on the web to it’s own URL that you could send to people. Let’s also say that you would like it to be displayed properly in a web reader for PDFs or a web presentation

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Instantly publish any message to a unique URL with ShortText

We’ve all heard about how blogs have given everyone a world-wide platform. Anyone who has something to say (and many who don’t) can broadcast it to the whole world. But what if you just wanted to share a message, or a few, on the fly, without starting a blog, and without making it a project?

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How to speed up WordPress: a case study

One of the issues that I have struggled with for a long time is the persistent slowness of this WordPress site. This is something I faced over the span of the past 2 years, during which period I used four different themes and four different hosting services, always with high hopes that the ’problem’ might

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ColorPic

ColorPic is a free app that allows you to pick any color from the screen and displays its code in HEX and decmial. It features a versatile color mixer and the ability to create and save color palettes. It also offers a number of others functions such as a customizable magnification area and the ability

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GUI Tidy

HTML GUI Tidy is a graphical user interface for HTML Tidy, a program that automatically optimizes HTML/PHP source code and fixes a number of common problems. It also arranges code so as to give it a reasonable indent-style layout. I am not a programmer nor a developer, but ever since starting Freewaregenius I have learned

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Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a true WYSIWYG blog authoring tool that can be used to write and edit blog postings (including pictures) locally and then post these online. It supports a wide range of blogging platforms including Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, and Blogger. Let me start by saying flat out that I am in love with