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When you want a service that will organize your uploaded photos, tag them with the date and location, and then share them out to friends, you have plenty of web services to choose from. Many offer editing tools, and others have huge communities. Here’s a look at five of the most popular web sites for robust image hosting.

SmugMug
Five Best Web Sites for Image Hosting and Photo Sharing A number of you noted that SmugMug was the ideal photo hosting service for pros – people who really care about their shots. It might have something to do with the unlimited storage for paid users, live customer support, and the elegant and attractive themes and galleries that SmugMug offers. Additionally, SmugMug allows you to quickly share your photos with friends on Facebook and Twitter, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and support for direct uploads from multiple image editing apps.

Picasa
Five Best Web Sites for Image Hosting and Photo Sharing Google’s Picasa started off as a small service, but with age and features it grew into a photo hosting and image sharing powerhouse that’s free for everyone to use, gives you editing features and gallery management tools, and both a desktop app to keep track of your photos locally and a web app to help you build galleries to share with the web. Picasa integrates with your Google account for sharing, and while it doesn’t have mobile apps, you will see your Picasa Web Albums photos on your Android phone.

Photobucket
Five Best Web Sites for Image Hosting and Photo Sharing Photobucket does an amazing job of walking the line between social network and photo hosting service. Photobucket’s pride is in its users and the way they can connect to one another, share photos with each other or with the world via Twitter, Facebook, or even on their own sites by embedding their photos directly. Photobucket also has mobile apps for iOS and Android, and now the previously mentioned Snapbucket mobile app that makes snapping photos on your phone a bit more fun.

Facebook
Five Best Web Sites for Image Hosting and Photo Sharing Close to 700 million users couldn’t be wrong, could they? Uploading your photos directly to Facebook is easy, and since its photo hosting and gallery management tools are easy to use, they’re a great way to get your images in front of the people you want to see them. Plus, you can tag your friends and let them know you uploaded a photo of them, for good or ill. Facebook has mobile apps for virtually every platform, and all of them allow you to post photos. There are no image editing tools, but what it lacks in pro features it makes up for as a social network.

Flickr
Five Best Web Sites for Image Hosting and Photo Sharing Mention image sharing on the web and Flickr will probably be the first site to jump to mind. With a pro account, you can upload as many photos you want and organize them into as many galleries and collections as you choose. It’s cheap and almost every photo sharing app supports Flickr uploads. Flickr’s competition may have it beat on themes and customizations or mobile apps (Flickr only has official mobile apps for iPhone and Windows Phone 7,) but what it loses it makes up for with an open API and huge community of developers, professional photographers, and photo enthusiasts of all experience levels.


Chrome: This free dictionary extension from Google lets you view definitions from within web pages you visit. Just double-click a word to see its meaning in a pop-up bubble or get in-age translation of a foreign word.

For either single words or phrases, you can highlight text on a page and see a full definition in the toolbar dictionary. The extension also adds pronunciation for some words, a reference link to the Google Dictionary page, and supports several languages.

In short, its extremely useful for reading on the web.

When you close a browser tab prematurely, whether it’s by accident or, unbeknownst to you, you’re going to need it again moments later, it’s no fun digging through your history to get it back. That’s why Control/Command+Shift+T was invented. It resurrects your fallen tabs from the graveyard of your browser history.
Just to be clear, that’s Control+Shift+T on Windows and Command+Shift+T on Mac OS X. It doesn’t work on every browser (like Safari, which can sort of do it with Command+Z) but it’s present in most and infinitely helpful.

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myEdu.com Keeps Track of Your Classes, Grades, and Schoolbooks. Whether you are in middle school, high school, or college there is nothing more daunting then keeping track of all of your classes. MyEdu.com keeps your schedule, grades, and books organized in one place for easy access.

Once you create an account and tell myEdu.com which school you go to, its pretty simple to get things on track quickly. You can start typing a course into the scheduling tool and, from what I derived from my testing, it starts auto populating courses that are available. Once I saw the course I was taking, I selected the correct teacher and time and it was immediately added to my schedule. Once the class was on my calendar, there was instantly a new tab showing my which books I needed for the course and where I could get them at the best price.

myEdu.com is a free service. Plus, you can create a link for your school and for every student that signs up they donate a $1 to your school, which isn’t bad at all.

StudyBlue is a neat webapp that lets you create digital flash cards directly from notes you take in class or anywhere else. You can also take the cards you create just about anywhere with mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

StudyBlue is free, but it seems you have to go to school to use it. If your college hasn’t been added to their list of schools you’ll have to wait a bit for it to be approved. This seems to be to your benefit because StudyBlue lets you add specific classes, but it’s kind of annoying as you have to wait a day if your school isn’t on the list. Nonetheless, once you’re in you can start taking notes and making flash cards from those notes. If you’re an Evernote user, StudyBlue now integrates with Evernote so you can keep your notes there and just sync them when you’re ready to make your flash cards. StudyBlue also tracks correct and incorrect answers when you’re studying with your cards to help you better learn the stuff you don’t know.

If you’re studying for finals and need some help you can take anywhere, StudyBlue is a great (and free) option.


http://www.studyblue.com/

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