Make your own movies with full animation and sound with Xtranormal

Xtranormal is a great website and program that will allow you to make you own animated movies with full sound and motion, for free! It is designed with a simple concept: to convert your text into an animation, and it does this by providing a wide array of pre-built characters, contexts, gestures, voices, sounds, vantage


Immerse yourself in interactive aerial panoramas with AirPano

How would you like to take an interactive virtual tour, flying high over, say, the Pyramids at Giza, zooming in and out, panning across 360 degrees in every direction, and even changing vantage points within the seemingly vast environment. Or, instead, you could be gazing over the Manhattan skyline, flying over the Golden Gate Bridge

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Create and share event-based photo galleries with Sharypic

Sharypic free is a website that allows you to create and share photo collections or galleries, based on events. It can be used for anything you can imagine, from birthday parties to business meetings to political summits. Lots of places on the web allow you to create and share photo galleries. Things like Facebook and


View your favorite web sites in a ‘virtual newspaper’ style with Surfboard

Surfboard is a free website that takes your web viewing experience in new directions by giving you a more visual interface. By allowing you to view the web dynamically, Surfboard will bring more data to your personal off-ramp of the information superhighway, faster and easier. When the internet was taking its first toddler steps toward


Teach your children to read using phonics – for free – at ReadingBear.org

Reading Bear is a completely free website that teaches you (or your children) how to read. It uses the most basic and simple parts of reading, called phonics or phonetics, to teach them not only how to recognize words but how to read new ones without looking them up in the dictionary. When I was


Put Facebook notifications, chat and messaging on your desktop with “Facebook Messenger”

“Facebook is increasingly becoming the foremost chatting and messaging service for many of it’s users. And although I am by no means a heavy Facebook user, I frequently find myself logging in just to check messages and request from contacts (whatever happened to email, folks?). If this sounds familiar to you, and especially if you

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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


Get free, customized legal documents made just for you at Kagzaat.com

Kagzaat is a great free website that offers customized, self-serve legal documents that you can print whenever you want, where ever you want. As a fairly new site, they currently offer two of the most common legal documents but will be adding more in the very near future.There are, as I found out recently, a

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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


Host, chat, and record live video events on Vokle, a free program for next-gen conferencing.

Vokle is a great new free program (in Beta at the time of this article) that allows you and others to connect through video conference. It offers added structure and features you may not find anywhere else for free.There’s no shortage of programs and web sites that will allow you to video chat with multiple