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Google Docs now supports OCR. Note - it only scans the first 10 pages of a pdf.


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If you own the website then Google Analytics is the way to go. If you don't own the website then it'll be a lot trickier. You can use something like Alexa ranks to track traffic generically, but that won't tell you anything about specific traffic. Or if you'd rather track the traffic you are sending to that page from your link I'd suggest linking to the ...


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WebPageTest My personal favorite, it will give detailed report Result of webapps page test; I'm not sure how long this result will persist... Free website speed checker Is your website fast enough ? Find it out with our free website speed test ! You can even compare your website speed with the sites of your competitors. ...


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"Was it up?" emails you when your site is down, it's free, simple and works.


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Amazon offers two different hosted database solutions: Amazon SimpleDb, a non-relational database, and Amazon RDS, a relational database. Couchdb is also a NoSQL database with a 100% RESTful interface. You can also bundle applications within the Couchdb package itaself and administer the database with the web-based console. Both Cloudant and IrisCouch offer ...


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Many VNC servers support a Java applet that can be accessed by any web browser that has the Java plug-in installed. Usually this is accessed on port 5800 + display number. For example, pointing the browser to remotehost.com:5800 would download the applet. This of course needs to be enabled on the server. Directions for setting up Windows installations of ...


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Google Maps Web services


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Use Google Insights for Search (Beta). Just enter your search term(s) in the search box and hit Enter. You will see the top searchs and rising searches about your search term listed below.


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You can do most of that on goodreads. Check out their How It Works page to see how to sign up, add your books, get recommendations, etc.


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Evernote does OCR for uploaded images. Although OCR priority is based on subscription you have (i.e. paid users has bigger priorities and faster servers for this feature).


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Pingdom is free for basic site monitoring.


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Check out http://www.siteuptime.com/ They have 3 different plans to choose from from free to $10 a month. The free plan comes with email alerts and checks your site every 30 or 60 minutes. If you need more frequent checks you could upgrade to either the $5 or $10 a month packages.


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http://imgur.com will do the job for you. You can upload an image from your computer or from the web and it will provide you with a direct link. You can even group multiple images in to a group. Sign up isn't required but if you do it's pretty easy and it lets you manage your images and image groups etc. imgur is used by Stack Exchange when uploading ...


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There is YawnLog but I haven't used it.


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If you're looking for something beyond database tables, like master-detail forms with a RESTful HTTP API. Take a look at Ragic You create forms like creating a spreadsheet form, and all forms comes with a RESTful HTTP API that returns the data in JSON.


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It looks like the GetSatisfaction application has a Open-Source alternative that can be hosted on your own site. You can find more information about it here: http://code.google.com/p/getsatisfaction/


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Fog Creek Copilot


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Google's Prediction API: http://code.google.com/apis/predict/ Also R-php looks like it could be very useful: http://dssm.unipa.it/R-php/


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The only sure fire way is moderation. Now whether that's pre-moderation of all posts by a few people (or just one) or post-moderation by the other users of the site will depend on the amount of traffic. For a low volume site, pre-moderation is OK, but if you've got a lot then there's no way you can keep on top of it all. Post-moderation allows you to take ...


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Have you looked at Highrise from the guys at 37Signals? All of their products have a free version that (as long as you don't want too many contacts etc) works pretty well. There is SugarCRM - an Open Source CRM Also Tiger CRM - another Open Source CRM With both of the above you would need to host it yourself. I think that if you have as many contacts as ...


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Check your keyboard layout; this would happen if you accidentally switched to a different input language. (Or you may have forgotten your password)


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You can use Google's autocomplete, if you type in a keyword it gives you a few suggestions which seem to be pulled of the most popular query (although surely heavily filtered). You can also try to add a space before you word after you typed it in to get a few new results.


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That's strange, I recently added S3 to my account but didn't get all the other stuff lumped in. AWS stuff is pay-as-you-go, so just having them activated in your account doesn't mean you're going to pay for them. You can also remove 'activated' services from your account on that same page, if you just don't want them activated.


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Depends what you will need it for . For example in my case, I worked on an engineering team that used a lot of old documents and scrap design paper that were either scanned badly or the text was of very low quality. Many old engineering documents are not searchable even as pdf from research sites. It was a strain on the eyes to read 100 page documents to ...


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Google maps gives you driving directions already Go to http://maps.google.com/ and click on 'Driving Directions' on the left. Choose your mode of transport and enter the origin and destination. Then just click the 'Get Directions' button


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I think Microsoft SQL Azure comes with REST and also T-SQL stream.


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My company does a lot of work in the area of API integrations and small business automation, and I've been on the search for something similar. I've got four more services to add to the list. The first three allow you to create and host a database online, and they also make it reasonably easy to create webforms and online reports that hook up to the DBs. ...


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I find that Google's Web Mail mobile http://www.google.com/mobile/mail/ like most of Google's mobile apps is very good at both displaying in a mobile (small screen) environment while keeping access to all the features of the full app.


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While conXt currently does not support all of your requirements, much of what you are describing here is where we want to get to. I wanted to contribute to the conversation here in the hopes that more people will give conXt a try and offer useful feedback. It's free, with no ads, so hopefully feedback is a small price to ask! Edit: I'm the founder!



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