Just a couple quick recommendations for web tools that have weaseled their way into my good graces - and they're all free.
- Full Text RSS Feed: I'm a Google Reader addict, but the RSS feed for some websites only offers up a partial preview within Reader, thus forcing my lazy, hyper-annoyed ass to navigate over to the original website. This tool will eliminate that irritation for about 90% of your feeds.
- Tinderizer: I'm also in love with my Kindle, which most folks see only as an e-book reader. Occasionally, however, I come across a longer news article that would be much more pleasant to read on my Kindle (or on my iPhone Kindle app). Well, if you use Firefox, this plugin allows you to send the article to your Kindle with one click.
- Clippings Converter: Another Kindle accessory. You know all those highlights and notes you make to books while reading on your Kindle? Well, this tool allows you to quickly and easily export them as text or MS Word files.
- KeepVid: This one's been around for a while, but I still find myself telling folks about it on a weekly basis. Let's say you find a Youtube video you want to keep. Perhaps it's long and you want to watch it offline later, or perhaps it's just the best karaoke version of Air Supply's "Even the Nights are Better" that you've ever seen - either way, this site lets you save the video or audio to your computer. (Note: the site doesn't like Firefox on Macs, but it works fine in Safari).