AlternativeTo is a useful and oddly addictive website which lists alternatives to software and mobile apps. You can search the site instantly with the !alt bang.
Syntax: !alt name_of_software (platform and license modifiers can be added but are optional)
Example with target platform: !alt evernote linux
Example with license: !alt skype opensource
Example with platform, license: !alt itunes linux opensource
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Next time you need to convert units, try the Wolfram|Alpha !wa convert combo. Works for currencies, distances, volumes, temperatures and God knows what else. It’ll make you a believer!
Syntax: !wa convert X units to Y units
Example Fahrenheit to Celsius: !wa convert 86 f to c (degrees symbol for °C and °F not required)
Example of currency conversion: !wa convert 25.99 usd to eur (be sure to use the 3 letter currency codes)
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This is a handy one for logophiles. For the definition of a word, just use the bang !dict to automatically search on Dict.org. Works as a Thesaurus and can translate English words into numerous other languages.
Syntax: word !dict
Example: logophile !dict
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