Gizmodo: 12 Useful Web Tools You Didn’t Know About. “Google isn’t the only company creating useful apps for the web. There are plenty of great online resources not made in Mountain view, provided you know where to look. Here are 12 of our favorite online apps and websites that are worth collecting in your browser’s bookmarks, ready to go at a moment’s notice, to convert files, enhance photos, make GIFs, pick colors, transfer documents and more besides.” Nifty list!
MakeUseOf: PicMonkey Now Makes You Pay to Save Your Images. “PicMonkey, one of the most popular online photo-editing suites around, has rendered its free offerings absolutely pointless. You can still edit photos for free, spending hours crafting a visual masterpiece, but to actually save your creation you’ll have to pay. Which is ridiculous.” I have used PicMonkey for years and I like it – I have a “Superpremium” account, which is $99 a year. (Now that I’m not using it for work I might step that back.) If you do a lot of editing from a lot of different computers I think it’s worth $7.99 a month or $47.88 annually. But making users unable to save or export their work is a pretty awful way to cripple it.