Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Jumbled Box Bookmark Roundup, 21/8/11

Quite a few online writing aids this week, a price comparison site, a web photo slideshow and a book recommendation engine.


A free, online spelling and grammar checker for English configured to give results aimed at those learning English as a second language although you can turn that feature off. There are also sister sites for French and Spanish learners/speakers - BonPatron and SpanishChecker

tags: free web utility writing

Ginger Software

A publisher of grammar and spell checking software with free, online grammar checker, spelling checker and proofreading services.

tags: free web utility writing

Another free, online spelling, grammar and thesaurus checker. It even handles handles all four variations of English (Australian, British, Canadian and American) as well as over 20 other languages.

tags: free web utility writing

Paper Rater

Designed to help students improve their writing, this excellent free, online grammar and spelling checker, proofreader and plagiarism detector is well worth checking out.

tags: free web utility writing

After the Deadline

A free, open-source, online spelling, writing style and grammar checker with implementations as browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox, plug-ins for WordPress and JQuery and as an extension for OpenOffice. You can even download and run the server software on your own installation if desired.

tags: freeware software web service writing


A UK online shopping deals and price comparison site covering most consumer goods. Has French, German, Australian and US sites too. Other, similar sites worth checking out are listed here.

tags: UK pricecomparison electrical electronic hardware accessory audio computing video home clothing photography usa germany france australia


A free web photo slideshow service to let you share your pictures more elegantly. Create your own viewing experience with custom themed backgrounds and music. You can also join your photo albums with your friends and produce social slide-shows.

It currently supports importing photos directly from your Facebook account and will soon include PicasaWeb, Flickr and Photobucket. The developers are also looking into enhancements like 3D imaging, de-blurring and sharpening, images comparison and more.

tags: photography free web service sharing gallery photo


A question and answer service where you are presented with a book or list of books that are deemed best able to answer your question. In effect, it's a book recommendation service that connects questions with books that answer them. It also defines books with questions they answer well.

tags: book literature search web utility

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the free grammar check tool at! It's very good and easy to use.