Hello, and welcome to issue n.3 of Good Tools.
In this issue, as in the ones that follow, you will find tools, apps and browser extensions that are uniquely useful to indie entrepreneurs, bootstrapped startups, authors and small publishers alike.
For this specific edition, I have gone after “Inspectors”, tools and apps that aid in uncovering information that is not otherwise visible and to see, discover and find out things that are not normally evident or known, such as:
on which date an article was originally published
what fonts are being used on a web page
what tech is behind a specific site
how much traffic a site has
The filtering criteria I use for the tools I select are:
100% free (or have very generous free plan)
Not popular, well-known
Useful for communication, marketing, collaboration, monetization
Tested and verified by me (Robin Good)
If you find tools that are truly useful for you inside this issue, please consider supporting this work with a paid subscription.
That’s the best way to reward and encourage my work and to make sure I keep on doing it.
1) Find Out What a Website Is Built With
SiteReport by netcraft
Most detailed analysis of any website tech stat, servers, DNS, etc.
Up-to-date technology stack profile of any website
2) Discover What Fonts Are Used on a Web Page
Real-time font discovery on any web page
discover fonts inside an image by leveraging real human experts
Find any font from any image you upload - AI supported
bookmarklet (all browsers) identifies fonts + saves and allows type sampling
3) Identify a Specific Color Appearing on a Web Page
Swiss army knife of color pickers. Must-have.
4) Unveil RSS Feed of Any Website
(for those who have one)
Get RSS Feed URL
If there is an RSS/Atom feed on a site this tool will find it
Firefox and Chrome extension
Good alternative, recently updated - can also identify YouTube channels feeds
RSS Feed Finder
5) Find Out First Publication Date of Any Webpage
6) Gauge Any Website Traffic, BR and Visit Duration
7) Find All eMails of a Company
Type name of a person and its company and get his email
free 50 emails / month
Type name of a company or domain and get all the emails of personnel
free 25 searches / month
Find emails for website domains or for specific LinkedIN pages
free 50 searches / month
8) See the Page and Domain Authority of Any Website
Instructions on how to use it (detailed)
9) Identify file Type for Any File Without an Extension
invaluable when you need to understand what type of file you have when the extension is missing.
10) Discover What Theme Any Wordpress Website Uses
Just type the URL of a WP-based site and find that what theme is being used
Find Out Real Authority of Any Twitter Account
X-ray any Twitter account and see through the real engagement and followers data
Uncover Twitter Fake Followers
Find out what percentage of followers a person has on Twitter are fake
Hello, thank you for being a reader looking for alternative tools.
I enjoy helping indie entrepreneurs looking for side-roads.
My name is Robin Good and I have been searching, testing and sharing great rare-to-find tools for indie entrepreneurs since March 2000.
I do this because I enjoy finding useful but hard-to-find resources and I feel it is my mission not to keep these just for me but to share them with anyone who may need them.
I am part of a growing number of people who help others find what they need by organizing the info and resources that are already available online, but are impossible to find via Google search.
If you feel that what I do is useful for you and for others please do support this newsletter with a paid subscription so that I, and others, can continue to fulfill our mission of sharing the best of what we find with you.
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Nice list of useful resources, Robin!
Thanks Robin, this is my first of your newsletters. This made me wish you had a tool that would help me find a webpage for any newsletter if one exists.