The "Wow, that's helpful!" Edition
Surprisingly handy apps
Every so often, I come across a really simple app that fills a need. Here are a few no-frills, mostly single-feature apps that are just plain helpful.
I'm a visual person and love printing calendar pages as part of my planning process. I find Word template calendars annoying so I use these ready-made printable calendar pages
Speaking of printing, I find printing web pages onerous when the site doesn't offer printer-friendly versions of the pages without ads. Just drop the web page URL into this tool
for a printer-friendly PDF of the page. You can also use the PDF to send web pages as attachments. [Caveat: Doesn't work for all web pages.]
If you're not a graphic designer, then you probably see "Aspect Ratio" and think "Huh?" But if you're dealing with images or video, you'll need to know how to maintain the aspect ratio at one time or another. That means when you want to resize an image or video, you must keep the same ratio between the width and height. Try this Aspect Ratio Calculator
. I bet you'll realize how much you needed this app and didn't even know it!
TIP - Need a calculator in a pinch? Just type Calculator into Google, & you'll get to a web-based Google Calculator!
4. Color Calculators
Ever need to figure out the hexidecimal number for an RGB color or vice versa? Here's a handy Hex Color Tool
that can make the conversion easier for you. Or if it is color schemes you want, find out the triad, complementary, analogous, and split complementary colors for any color using this Color Scheme Calculator
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If you've got an Amazon Affiliate account, quickly make text links and image links with your Associate ID. Just add your Associate ID into the tool
along with the ASIN, ISBN or Amazon URL of the item you'd like to sell, and voila!
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