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Miscellaneous Tools

Autodesk Homestyler

Redecorating or remodeling your home is a lot of work.  It helps if you start with a good plan, but it can be hard to visualize everything in different places.  This tool lets you build a 3-D model of your home.  You can then fill it with furniture and decorations.  You can move walls around.  When you’re done, fly through the model to see how you like it.

Bender Converter

The web has revolutionized the way we make and consume video.  More video is stored on YouTube than ever existed before the site and you can watch it all online, but maybe you would like to download your favorites.  You could watch them online or carry them on an iPod.  This site will convert YouTube videos to the  proper format.  You can download them to your computer.

Bing Translator

If you run into a foreign-language site on the web, grap the URL and head here.  Bing can translate between dozens of languages.

Free OCR

This is a free online Optical Character Recognition tool.  Don’t have a scanner?  Take a photo of a document and upload it to the site.  It will extract the text.  You can paste it into a new file for editing.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Paper Rater

You want your writing to look its best.  It could be a college research paper or a business report.  It always helps to have someone else look it over, but you don’t always have someone to be your proofer.  That’s where Paper Rater comes in.  It will check your grammar and style.  It also tests for signs of plagiarism.

Pocket

Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket.

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is an easy way to find cool new websites, videos, photos and images from across the Web. They make the best recommendations just for you.

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Instagram

“The world is not tame.” One of our staff is reading this #youngadultbook, a survival story, ‘Be Not Far From Me’ by @mindymcginnisauthor. #hpldstaffreads #librariesofinstagram #read #books #publiclibrary #thrillerbooks
Continue the guessing with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Avonlea”. Have you read this classic series? “A tall Slim Girl, ‘Half Past Sixteen,’ with serious gray eyes and hair which her friends called auburn, had sat down on the broad red sandstone doorstep of a Prince Edward Island farmhouse one ripe afternoon in August, firmly resolved to construe so many lines of Virgil.” Check out The Libby app if you want to read more from this series! #hpldstaffreads #classicbooks #librariesofinstagram #heyworthpubliclibrary #middlegradereads #bookseries
#hpldstaffreads Don’t forget to check out books with Axis 360 and Libby. Which staff is reading #philippagregory ‘Tidelands’? “The church was gray against a paler gray sky, the bell tower dark against the darker clouds.” #librariesofinstagram #heyworthlibrary #books #read #keepcalmandreadbooks #historicalfiction
#hpldstaffreads “The Numbers Game” begins with this line, “Pennie Jackson had just finished her junior year at one of the best private high schools in Greenwich, Connecticut. @officialdaniellesteel #librariesofinstagram #heyworthlibrary #publiclibraries #books #bookfirstlines #read
“A spring of no spring.” #hpldstaffreads “The Stars are Fire” by Anita Shreve. Can you guess? #librariesofinstagram #heyworthlibrary #read #books #bookclub