I just wanted to take a few minutes and show you a few cool tools that have been making their way through the pipelines at Social Source Commons.
First up we have spellr.us, a hosted tool that checks websites for spelling errors. It doesn’t just sweep the front page, either. spellr.us looks through at least the first 100 pages (free basic account) of your site. It then lists found misspellings, offers spelling suggestions and even has a pop up window that will show you exactly where the misspelling has occurred. Genius!
Next up is Weegy. A different take on searching than Google or Wolfram Alpha, or Bing, Weegy’s search engine has “experts” behind its results that fill in the gaps when someone searches for something that its search engine isn’t able to get. The results that I received for my questions were impressive but the eventual need to sign up for a free account led to some eye rolling. Weegy is definitely an interesting site that is worth checking out. I can definitely see how some people would far prefer this to Google.
Lastly, Pingie is kind of like an RSS reader that breaks out of the bonds of a blog reader. Pingie can alert you with a text, an email or an IM (or all three) when a site updates. A Godsend for the millions of Craigslist room searchers, Pingie may be just the tool for finding out when that ruling comes through or when someone responds to a post, where-ever you may be.
Any experience with any of these tools? Let us and the SSC community know what you think. There are more and more tools being added by SSC users just like you every day, so take a look at these tools as well as the other New Tools on SSC and let us know what pops out at you!