Sunday, September 18, 2011

Some Useful Websites

Everyone has their own favorite sites. Today I want to share some of my favorite sites. I hope you will also like these sites and will find them useful.

Google Maps - On this site we can view maps and satellite images of our given desired location. We can click and drag maps to view adjacent sections immediately and can zoom by clicking on + sign given on the left.
Depending on our location we can also get the directions from one location to another. In the search field, enter the from and to locations(if location given does not match with what the site has in its database, it gives a list of options from which we can choose) and click on Get Directions. Directions appear on the maps as a blue line. Google Maps breaks down directions into numbered sections in the left panel, along with an estimated drive time.

Wikipedia - A free encyclopedia that can be edited by anyone. This is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. Often the information is so detailed that it has become number one search result on google for many topics. One should be careful that since it can be edited by anyone there is a chance that an article might not be accurate and/or up-to-date. Therefore fact checking using references and other sources is recommended.

Abhivyakti - Best Hindi magazine on web. A great collection of contemporary Hindi literature.

Ninite - This site provides easiest and fastest way to update or install free softwares. It gives you the option to choose which softwares you want to install and then makes a customized installer for you which downloads and installs the software you have chosen. This eliminates the tediousness of going to each software's web site and downloading and installing them individually.

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