I'm in the slow, tedious, neck-pain-inducing phase of a name-development project: checking domain availability for dozens of name candidates. Until today, my process has involved visiting Register.com, typing in a few names (Register allows multiple submissions), and waiting patiently for results on a new screen. Now I've learned about a new application (new to me, anyway) that eliminates the "waiting patiently" part. Start typing your desired domain into Instant Domain Search and get results while you're typing. If your domain is available, Instant Domain Search gives you comparative buying options (why pay $14.99 a year at Network Solutions when you can pay $1.99 at Yahoo?). If it isn't available, you'll get a menu of options that include "backorder," "visit site" (to see whether it's parked or developed), and "make offer."
I wish I could remember how I stumbled upon this elegant little time-saver, but I neglected to capture that information.
I did learn that the little company that created Instant Domain Search, Hartshorne Software, has also developed a free, browser-based picture-editor called Snipshot that lets you edit images as big as 10 mg or 25 megapixels. I tried Snipshot on a much smaller image and was impressed by the application's ease, speed, and clean design. Cute name, too.