Welcome to Webby Wednesdays - a brief compilation of some web services which we found useful during the course of this week.
Find Rhyming Words with RhymeZone
Rhyming words are often required when you are composing a poem, writing a short story or may be searching for a creative domain name. If you are a writer, and need to find rhyming words online, check out RhymeZone – an online dictionary of rhyming words in English language.
Apart from the rhymes, the site also suggests antonyms, definitions, synonyms, related words and words that sound “similar”. You can also define rules to fine tune your searches. For example: You may want to match each letter of a phrase or match consonants only.
0to255.com: Pick the Best Color Pallets
If you are a web designer and need a simple tool which can suggest matching color pallets, look no further than 0to255.com. Yeah, the name sounds peculiar but the service is awesome. You supply a hex code to the site, click the magic button and the site returns a list of matching colors with their corresponding hex codes. Click a color and the hex code is copied in your Windows clipboard. Neat!
The site also shows random colors in the bottom so you always have some design inspiration ready at hand.
QuickTranslator: Translate and Compare Translated Texts Online
Online Translator is a web based language translation service, which is powered by both Microsoft and Google’s technology. You can use this service to translate text into other international languages.
The unique thing about the service is that you can compare the results from Google and Microsoft side by side. Then, you can choose the translation which is more precise. There is also a “Say it” button which lets you listen to the translated text. The maximum length of text which can be translated is 1000 words.
Capture Full Page: Capture Full Page Screenshots of any Website
There are both desktop tools and browser extensions available to capture screenshots, but the advantage of web based tools is that you do not need to install anything. CaptureFullPage is one such service which lets anyone capture a full page screenshot of any webpage.
To capture the screenshot, just paste the URL of the webpage in the URL field of the site. Once the screenshot is ready, you can download the image in JPG or PNG format. The service also let’s you resize the screenshot to small, medium and large formats. No registration or sign ups are required to use the service.
On each wednesday, we will come up with a brief roundup of new web tools which provide value and add something extra to your daily technology. Stay tuned!