Mono-task Well

We all have schooling, experience and know-how, but at Gerard Marketing Group we believe employing our resources in the most efficient way is the differentiating factor in building a successful company in today’s economy. It’s not so much about multi-tasking to get more things done faster, but doing things smarter–mono task well. It’s the advantage that can set your company and you apart, plus possibly even create some down time for you.

Studio shot of young woman working in office covered with adhesive notes

Studio shot of young woman working in office covered with adhesive notes

Following are 100 lesser-known sites from Amit Agarwal’s book, The Most Useful Web Sites, that solve at least one challenge really well:

pdfescape.com – lets you quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself

viewer.zoho.com
 – Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser

copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard

postpost.com
– a better search engine for twitter

lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.

iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes

office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents

followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup e-mail reminders

jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses

wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching  Wolfram Tips

printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter

ctrql.org/rss – a search engine for RSS feeds

e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs

coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN

random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more

tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites

dabbleboard.com – your virtual whiteboard

scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam

spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email

sizeasy.com – visualize and compare the size of any product

myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image

google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts

regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools

livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen

iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs

homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d

join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web

onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools

flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide

wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online

hundredzeros.com – best-sellers that are currently free. More ways to download free Kindle books

polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors

marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing

typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people

whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all

everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones

gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online

noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review

imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place

translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents

kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes

similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already

wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds

bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser

kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs

liveshare.com – share your photos in an album instantly

lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own

midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song

bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles

faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services

feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter

ge.tt – quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading

pipebytes.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server

tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds

privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read

boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative

chipin.com – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause

downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?

ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup

whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website

google.com/history – found something on Google but can’t remember it now?

aviary.com/myna – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online

disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct

urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words

seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight

sxc.hu – download stock images absolutely free

zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling

scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily

alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events

picmonkey.com – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor

formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here

sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor

snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam

typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions

mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam

timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images

stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips

safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website

teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy

deadurl.com – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted

minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings

youtube.com/leanback – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode

youtube.com/disco – quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist

talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters

pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account

builtwith.com – find the technology stack of any website

woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective

mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web

radbox.me – bookmark online videos and watch them later (review)

tagmydoc.com – add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review)

notes.io – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser

ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously

fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5

otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.

ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts