Niche web tools

Since my last post about Anya and her maker projects, I’ve been hearing from a bunch of solo developers and makers on what they are working on. I love the web! There are so many cool people, doing so many cool things!

Here are just a few of the awesome projects I’ve been recently:

  • BIN List – I didn’t even know what a BIN was. Apparently it’s the first 6 digits of your credit or debit card number? Anyway, this tool lets you look that number up and find out information about the bank, including the name of the bank, the account type, the country of origin etc.
  • Domains Index – This product came by accident. They were building a database for an SEO tool, and ended up with a database of over 200m registered domain names. They now sell this data in various sets for some pretty decent prices.
  • NoCode – Advice, tools and tutorials on how to build a business or become a “maker” if you have no code or web development experience. This is very inclusive for non-techs to create stuff as well, and I love it!
  • everyday – This is a habit tracker that I have actually started using myself and I love it. It’s so elegantly designed, so sleek and stylish. It just works and it’s absolutely brilliant. It’s $12 a year, which is so cheap!
  • Rest – A simple pomodoro timer that reminds you to take breaks during your work day. It’s vital for productivity and health and happiness if you work in an office. I’ve used pomodoro for years and this app just works.

Got any decent web apps you think I should highlight on the blog? Let me know!