Online productivity tools I use and recommend

This is a curated list of online productivity tools I use and recommend. The list will grow over time, but inevitably some of them will move or disappear. Please let me know in the comments if you find a missing or broken link.

Edit HTML tables

Professional HTML Editor is an online WYSIWYG HTML editor which allows you to easily convert any document file to clean HTML code, or clean existing code. I find it particularly useful as a tool for editing HTML tables. You’ll need to subscribe (or know your way around Developer Tools) to use it on a Friday. Try it out at

Extract images from PDF files enables you to extract images from PDF files and save them in your chosen format using it’s browser-based web app at

Work on what you want week!

It is all too easy to spend all of one’s life working to meet deadlines and catch up with outstanding work.

I’ve just read about a neat idea to allow time to develop those personal projects which are easily often neglected in the day-to-day grind of paying the mortgage and school fees:

“At, work on what you want week (wowyww) happens once a quarter: the idea is we give all our developers free rein to hack on anything they want, so long as it’s somewhat related to one of our products.”

I’m hereby iplementing this idea at Generation X Computers. The first “Work on what you want week!” will take place from the 31st December 2012 until 6th January 2013. As New Year’s Eve is my birthday I can consider it a little birthday present to myself.

Subsequent Work on what you want weeks are scheduled for:

1st – 7th April 2013

1st – 7th July 2013

30th September – 6th October 2013.

Now, back to the day-to-day grind!

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