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4 Top Site Picks For You

I surf around the web quite a lot and often come across interesting sites that I will bookmark for future reference. Here then are four sites I have come across in my travels around the web that are just a little different from the norm.

PineTools: Great Collection of Online Tools

PineTools Menus

PineTools offers visitors a great collection of online tools. These tools are not your usual fare and quite unique. Tools are separated under various categories which include:

  • MATHEMATICS: Tools (calculators) for common mathematical tasks
  • COLORS: Color picker, tools for modifying or generating colors
  • TEXT AND LISTS: Work with lists and texts, sort, randomize, reverse
  • NUMBERS: Work with numbers, generate, filter, sort
  • DATE AND TIME: Measure time, calculate distance between dates, chronometers
  • IMAGES: Resize images, crop, optimize, and more
  • RANDOMNESS: Generate random numbers, randomize lists, coin flipper, dice roller
  • FILES: Convert, compress, join or split
  • PROGRAMMING: Tools for programming and web development

Lots of different online tools, all free with no registration or account required and, of course, nothing to install. Well worth bookmarking.


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Museo: Public Domain Images from Museums

Museo is an online tool that searches for public domain images from multiple museum/institute collections simultaneously. These aren’t the usual free stock and clip-art images found on many sites but are unique and somewhat unusual.

Search results include images from the Art Institute of Chicago, the Rijksmuseum, the Harvard Art Museums, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the New York Public Library Digital Collection. New collections are added regularly. All images are in the public domain and completely free. Although, if using in a public presentation, crediting the source museum/institution is recommended. Most of the images are genuine art and quite beautiful:

(Example: View of Cotopaxi ~ courtesy of the Chicago Art Institute)

NOTE: Some, but not all, of the source museums/institutes, require an account to download images.

Angel Emoji Maker

Angel Emoji Maker, the title is pretty much self-explanatory. Here you can create your own customized emojis for free, no registration or account required. Start by choosing a basic shape then add features such as eyes, hair, beards, hats, and masks.

Angel Emoji Maker

I’m not into emojis myself but I did find the creation process a bit of fun. Here are a couple of my efforts:

Sample EmojiSample Emoji

Tickld: Unusual & Humorous Stories

Tickld is a lighthearted site full of unusual, humorous, and sometimes outrageous stories to help lighten your day. Stories are divided into six categories; Heartwarming, Spooky, Wow, Cute, Outrageous, and Funny.

Tickld Example Stories

Once I started reading the stories I found it quite addictive… it has that “just one more” factor.

Hope you find these sites useful, or a bit of fun.

Cheers… Jim

6 thoughts on “4 Top Site Picks For You”

  1. Hi Jim,
    FYI I can’t seem to get the site working properly on Chrome. Just get a menu on the left and the body of the page is blank except for a generic wallpaper. Using the latest version of Chrome and tried disabling my ad blocker. Works fine on Firefox. Probably an extension in Chrome but I don’t feel like disabling & re-enabling every one to find out.

      1. No problem accessing the PineTools site in Chrome here Warren, it all loads fine. Using the latest Chrome version too but with no installed extensions. So, you are probably correct that it is being caused by one of your extensions.

        Cheers… Jim

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