Facebook for bookworms

Goodreads is a “social cataloging” website that allows individuals to search its massive database of books and read reviews. Use the bang !goodreads to friend and follow smart people like you. Here’s how it works:

Syntax: !goodreads keywords (keywords can be a name, title, anything)

Example: !goodreads Jason Comely


Listen to Jesus in Books podcast for surprising insights about the most influential and controversial person in history.

 

Get your money’s worth

Ready for some straight talk about money? Then Mr. Money Mustache is right up your alley. Let !mrmoney get you there economically. Add a single keyword if you want to read up on a specific topic.

Syntax: !mrmoney keyword

Example: !mrmoney wealth


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Type password into DuckDuckGo to generate random passwords instantly. For even stronger passwords, include the number of characters you want the password to be (e.g. password 10).

 

Find the perfect podcast with fyyd

Searching for a good podcast is like courting for marriage. It requires experimentation, investment of time, and careful listening to find The One. Before you make a commitment, try fyyd, the podcast search engine.

Syntax: !fyyd keywords or “name of topic”

Example: !fyyd “rubber duckies”


Search engine for sales tax

Is It Taxed? tells you instantly if there is !tax on thousands of items sold in Canada. Discover money saving strategies and make your dollar go farther.

 

Android Police: To serve and inspect

If you own an Android smartphone, do yourself a favour and visit Android Police. This busy blog has hardware reviews, deal alerts, software leaks and more. Here’s a speedy way to get the news without a speeding ticket:

Syntax: !andpol (keywords are not operable)

Usage: !andpol


Replayz logo - white bgPlay away your cravings with Replayz, the game that helps you beat your addictions. Available as a deck of cards or a printable PDF you can download instantly.

 

A tough act to follow

Follow That Page is a hidden gem of the internet. It’s a free service that monitors web pages and notifies you by email whenever a change happens. Great for finding a new job and snagging good seats to concerts.

Syntax: !follow webpage_url

Example: !follow http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions 


Listen to Jesus in Books podcast for surprising insights about the most influential and controversial person in history.

 

A search hack for Hacker News

For those who want the bleeding edge of technology and the sciences, there is Hacker News. Now there’s a better way to search the vast archives of news and nerdrage.

Syntax: !hn keywords

Example: !hn DuckDuckGo Bangs


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Wheatbin is Open Source project management software that combines Kanban methodology with the Law of the Harvest. Visit Wheatbin.com.

 

For fast relief of burning ears

Find out if people are talking about you online with the !smention bang. It does a real-time social media search of your name (or whatever topic you wish) on Social Mention.

Syntax: !smention keyword(s) (use quotations if the topic is two or more words).

Example: !smention “cheeky duck


Search engine for sales tax

Is It Taxed? tells you instantly if there is !tax on thousands of items sold in Canada. Discover money saving strategies and make your dollar go farther.