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Sometimes you need a spot where you can put things that don’t fit into a particular category. Welcome to that spot.

On this page you will find a variety of tools available from around the web that will hopefully make your process easier, or at least more fun. As always, let us know if you are aware of other tools or if any of these links no longer work.

Lorem-IpsumLorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularized in the 1960s, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

WordMark.it – Easily Preview Fonts…WorkMark.it allows you to enter any word or phrase and see how it appears in a variety of fonts, including the fonts on your computer and Google fonts. Enter a word or phrase. Then, scroll through the word previews in different fonts. You can also choose to reverse the background, so the words appear as a white font on a dark background.

I Love PDF – Every tool you need to use PDFs, at your fingertips. All are 100% FREE and easy to use! Merge, split, compress, convert, rotate, unlock and watermark PDFs with just a few clicks. Completely free online PDF tools for merging PDFs, splitting PDFs, compressing PDFs, converting Office to PDF, converting PDF to JPG, and JPG to PDF.

Pantone-Finder Pantone provides a universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization. Learn more and connect with Pantone on InstagramFacebookPinterest, and LinkedIn.

Adobe-PaletteCREATE YOUR OWN COLOR PALETTE OR CHOOSE FROM THOUSANDS OF EXISTING ONES.
Adobe Color CC makes it easy to capture inspiring color combinations wherever you see them. Simply point the iPhone camera at something colorful and Adobe Color will instantly extract a series of colors. With Kuler, you can find the right color balance for your visual content. Once you find your perfect palette, grab the code for each color (RGB, HEX, LAB, CMYK, HSB).

colorfavsCREATE AND DISCOVER NEW COLORS FOR ALL OF YOUR PROJECTS
Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creatives need just the right colors for their projects. With the right palette, your project could be beautiful. Without it, it will always feel like it’s missing something. ColorFavs makes it easy for you to create and discover palettes and colors for all of your design needs.

Easy Imagemap Generator for html image mapping. Select an image. Set links and clickable areas to your image. Get HTML code for Imagemaps.
Just select an image from your PC or enter a image URL link, which you would like to map. After choosing a file, you can generate Imagemap coordinates and HTML code by clicking into the image.

WordleWordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to your own desktop to use as you wish.

Ninite is a free site that offers free downloads for over 80 applications and software programs for Windows computers. You simply check off the applications that you want, click “Get Your Ninite,” and then return to what you were doing. It automatically starts running in the background, quietly doing all that tedious work for you. Ninite installs the latest versions with the default options so it won’t interrupt you to ask about preferences. It downloads applications directly from the developer’s official site and won’t install any extra toolbars either.

Font-Awesome-150x150Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS. One Font, 634 Icons: In a single collection, Font Awesome is a pictographic language of web-related actions. Free, as in Speech: Font Awesome is completely free for commercial use.

Copy-PasteCOPY, PASTE CHARACTER – A web and iPhone application for copying the ‘hidden’ characters that comes with the computer’s typefaces, to be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.

Design-CharactersSPECIAL HTML CHARACTER ENTITIES FOR SYMBOLS
HTML Entities and/or ISO Latin-1 codes can be placed in source code like any other alphanumeric characters to produce special characters and symbols that cannot be generated in HTML with normal keyboard commands. For example, to render Düsseldorf the HTML source should read Düsseldorf or Düsseldorf

Free Online File Converter
FreeFileConvert provides conversion of files into various formats, we support 8337 different conversion combinations of audio, video, image, document, archive, presentation, ebook and font file types.

ZamzarHave you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software ?
Zamzar supports over 1200 different conversions – Video Converter, Audio Converter, Music Converter, eBook Converter, Image Converter, CAD Converter. No software to download – Just select your file, pick a format to convert to and away you go. We aim to complete all our conversions in under 10 minutes.

NewOCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service, can analyze the text in any image file that you upload, and then convert the text from the image into text that you can easily edit on your computer

Mention is a tool similar to Google Alerts, that can help you scour the web for information on your competition and market insights.

hibp-logoHave I been pwned?
Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach. What does pwned mean: A corruption of the word “Owned.” This originated in an online game where a map designer misspelled “owned.” It basically means “to own” or to be dominated by an opponent or situation, especially by some god-like or computer-like force.

Website Grader created by HubSpot, is a free tool to measure the strengths and weaknesses of your website. Simply plug in your website or your competitor’s site, and view areas that need improvement.

Compare WordPress Plugins – A tool very simple but very useful: it allows to compare two or more plugins and find lots of useful information to choose the best plugin for every need.

Pro Plugin Directory – It is a directory where you can find premium WordPress plugin classified by category.

Instant Logo Search – Search & download thousands of logos instantly.

Free Office Software – LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market.

Free Photo Editing Software – Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems.

GIF-MakerGIF MAKER
Create animated GIFs from video files and YouTube links

ICONFINDER provides high quality free and premium icons for your web designs and apps. Iconfinder is the largest icon website in the world. The site offers both premium and free icons. This link takes you directly to the free icons page.

QRCode Monkey is one of the most popular free online QR code generators with millions of already created QR codes. The high resolution of the QR codes and the powerful design options make it one of the best free QR code generators on the web that can be used for commercial and print purposes.

Kaspersky Password Tester
This service exists for educational purposes only – Kaspersky Lab is not storing or collecting your passwords.

Vecteezy 
Most of the files are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in your projects.

VirusTotal 
Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware, automatically share them with the security community.

SpyFu is a tool for keyword and ad monitoring. You simply type in your competitor, and you can download an entire list of these keywords and Adwords your competition is buying.

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