Welcome to Wikitools

This blog offers a collection of free online software applications in various domains of interests. These applications can be used directly on the blog or you can import them into your website by entering a specific HTML code (code snippet) or as a Google Gadget. For more details of how you can use snippets or Google Gadgets into your site see the help section.
Basically, these applications are hosted on following websites: Wikitools.ro and Wik.ro. If you want to use these apps into your website, please read Terms and Conditions first.

If you like this blog and want to continue to write new applications, just click on the ads in the blog. This way, you will help me to improve my hosting services for my website - Wikitools.ro - which is the host of all apps that you see here.

Thank you and i hope you'll find my blog useful.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Snippet to automatically generate a short URL for the web page that includes it

This application automatically generates a short url and the corresponding QR code to a web page in which this application is included.

With this QR code, your web page or blog will be more easily accessible by people who want to view it on mobile phones.

Also, this snippet allows visitors to share the page on social networks like facebook, google+, twitter, linkedin, myspace and to emails the page to friends.

Insert this snippet in your page's HTML code anywhere you want to be displayed.

<!--/Start WikiTool Short URL/-->
<iframe src="http://www.wik.ro/sh1" frameborder=0 height="240px" width="190px">
<!--/End WikiTool Short URL/-->

An example can be seen on the right column of this blog.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Phases of the Moon for current month

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Find the Best Route between Two Cities

I wrote this application because i've seen that in many business websites, on contact section, the information about the location of that business is very poorly. As a personal experince, last summer, it was a little bit difficult for me to find the location of a hotel where i spent my vacation in chalkidiki, using just the information provided on the hotels website and the emails from the manager of the hotel.

They wrote to me, that I can reach to the hotel very simple: passing the pefkochori town, 2 km ahead, from the main road, it is a small road on right and in front of the road is a big indicator with the name of the hotel. Following that little road until the end, I shall reach to the destination. For some reason, they didn't provide me the geographical coordinates, so I can use my navigator gadget.

Passing Pefkochori, I spent half an hour trying to find that little particular road on the right. Finally, I remarked the very big colorless sign with the name of the hotel, among 4 other signs, bigger than the one I search it.

So, an ideea sprouts in my mind: what if I do a small application, that anyone can put in his business website, to provide a route starting at the location selected by your website visitor and potentially customer or determined through the web browser of your visitor / customer and having as destination the location of your business.

I coded the application, and here it is!

Don't panic, it's very simple tot include this widget in your website by copying the following code:

<!--/Start WikiTool Navigation/-->
<iframe src="http://www.wikitools.ro/indexmute.php?action=rt&ul=s&dlat=__YOUR_BUSINESS_LAT__&dlong=__YOUR_BUSINESS_LONG__" frameborder=1 height="__YOUR_FRAME_HEIGHT__" width="__YOUR_FRAME_WIDTH__">
<!--/End WikiTool Navigation/-->

This code is safe to be included in your website. It is safe for you and also for me.

To make this code to work properly, you must replace the parameters that I revealed: width and height of the frame where the application will work and latitude and longitude where your business is situated.

Benefits of using my application in your website:

- first of all, it provides to everyone a way to reach to your business;

- the route to your location is literarly explained in the right panel, so your customer shall not need to have a navigator to reach your business;

- if you click the HINT in the yellow box, your customer shall see a 4 day weather forecast in your area;

- your customer can use this application from the mobile phone from any part of the route to you and see the route explained in details;

- using this web widget (code), your website shall be included in the directory I intend to create, so, in that way, your business shall be more visible to your customers.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Weather conditions at your location and 4 day forecast, using Google map

This application displays the weather conditions in area of where your website visitor is situated. The geographical coordinates are taken from the website browser of your visitor.

To see the forecast from another location, you can enter the name of the city by hand, and then click "Go to location".

If you want to safely include this widget in your website, just copy this code (you can modify the width and height of the iframe tag according to your needs):

<!--/Start WikiTool Local Weather Conditions/-->
<iframe src="http://www.wikitools.ro/indexmute.php?action=wl&cod=1" frameborder=0 height=180 width=680>
<!--/End WikiTool Local Weather Conditions/-->

If you have a business in tourism and want to display on your website the forecast in your geographical area, you can enter in the iframe's src field an URL of this kind "http://www.wikitools.ro/indexmute.php?action=wl&cod=1&lat=__YOU_LATITUDE_COORD__&long=__YOUR_LONGITUDE_COORD__"

Here is an example


Sunday, November 3, 2013

IP to country / IP to location

If you want to include the IP Widget in your blog, just copy this HTML code:
<!--/Start WikiTool IP to Country/-->
<div id="client_ip"><center><p id="p_client_ip">IP:</p><p id="c_client_ip">Country:</p> <a href="#" target=_blank id="a_client_ip">See exact location</a> </center></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.wikitools.ro/indexmute.php?action=remoteip"></script>
<!--/End WikiTool IP to Country/-->

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Put your Yahoo Messenger status on your blog

This application generate a predefined Yahoo Messenger image representing your ym status. The image will update every few seconds, even if the webpage is not refreshed. If someone clicks on the image, the Yahoo Messenger will pop-up with a new chat window to you.
You have 15 kinds of images you can choose, just modifying the value of the parameter "id_ymsgr_type" in the snippet with a number from 1 to 15.
To input your YM id just modify the value of the parameter "id_ymsgr_name".
You can embed the following snippet wherever you want in your website:

<!--/Start WikiTool YM status/-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://wikitools.ro/js/ymstatjs.js"></script>
<div id="id_ymsgr_stat" style="text-align:center;">

 <input id="id_ymsgr_name" type="hidden" value="____YOUR_YM_ID_HERE____"><input type="hidden" id="id_ymsgr_type" value="__YOUR_TYPE_OF_IMAGE_HERE___">
<a href="http://wikitools.ro" target="blank">Powered by WikiTools.ro</a><br />
<!--/End WikiTool YM status/-->
A demonstration of how this snippet works you can see on the right bar of my blog.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Basic online image editor

You can now edit your pictures online with this amazing tool. You can do on your picture some transformations, mirroring, apply some filters and effects like emboss, negate, blur, gamma correction, transform in grey scale and more. You can also define a color to be transparent, cut some parts of your picture and save it in different format. You can also see the exif of the picture and associated thumnail.
Enjoy it and don't forget to click some ads to help me develop more such tools.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Shorten URL or tiny URL service on Wik.ro

What is a shorten URL service and why do we need it

URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) may be made substantially shorter in length and still direct to the required page (wikipedia.org). This kind of service use a HTTP Redirect method on a short domain name, redirecting the access to a the long URL, previously registered. For example: http://wikitools.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-include-qr-code-generated.html can be accessed transparently also from http://wik.ro/5oz.
This technique can be used on Twitter, where message length is limited to 140 letters. Optionally, a QR code can be generated for that tiny URL to help access the webpage from mobile devices.

Shorten an URL on Wik.ro

Wik.ro provides services of URL shortening as main activity. Some complementary services are also available: text and picture storage services, webpage translation using Google Translate, QR code generator for text messages, wifi settings, gps location, contact vCards, etc, everything accessible from a tiny URL. In addition, you can create your own catalogs with personal pictures or QR codes of your contact list, without the need of registration or complicated account settings. Every kind o service can be done just by 2 clicks.

All services described above are accessible from this link: Wik.ro

How to embed a automatically generated tiny URL in your website

If you have a blog or a webpage, you can automatically generate an shorten URL and the QR code associated by embedding in your webpage template this Google Gadget.

or directly this code:
<script src="http://www.gmodules.com/ig/ifr?url=http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/106661069079336290788/shorten_url.xml&synd=open&w=168&h=180&title=Shorten+URL+for+free&border=%23ffffff%7C3px%2C1px+solid+%23999999&output=js" type="text/javascript"></script>

An example of how this gadget looks like can be viewed just on the right vertical bar of this page, in the last square named "Short / Tiny URL for this page".
This gadget is page senzitive. You don't need to set anything in it. It automatically sense if the page that contains it is new and generates for this page a tiny URL and the QR code associated.
It also contain some buttons that helps the visitor to share the current webpage on Facebook, Twitter, LinkeIn, Digg, MySpace or by email with his friends.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

How to embed in your website a QR code generated automatically from your webpage URL

This application helps webmasters and bloggers to generate automatically the QR code from every page of an website or blog. The application gets the referrer URL and generate the QR code for this address automatically, so it can be scanned and accessed from a mobile device.
You can embed the following snippet wherever you want in your website:
<!--/Start WikiTool QR code/-->
<a href="http://www.wikitools.ro/?action=qr" title="QR Code" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.wikitools.ro/indexmute.php?action=qrgr" alt="WikiTools.ro: QR Code" border=0 /> </a>
<!--/End WikiTool QR Code/-->

or you can get the code from the following Google gadget.

Blogger.com users can embed in their template design a new text or html gadget object and place it wherever they want in the blog. Just copy and paste the codes above in the gadget html editor, hit the save button and the qr code shall immediately become available.

QR code generator

QR Code is a two-dimensional bar code, invented in Japan in 1994, in a subsidiary company of Toyota, Denso Wave.
Initially, this QR code (Quick Response) was used to mark car parts used in the production process. After a while, due to its ability to integrate a relatively large amount of data and because it has no fixed size, it start to be used successfully in several other domains of activity. The highest penetration was in the mobile devices. This area is booming and QR code seemed to be the ideal solution for data encryption of information that can be transmitted and stored easily in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The highest spreading has in mobile devices which use Google Android operating system.
The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric, or Kanji symbols).
Together with a data structure format, QR code can contain: a business card, a phone calendar event, a useful web address, geographical position, coordinates GPS, SMS, email, etc.
Present application implements the most common formats and generate QR code associated.

You can embed this application in your website by copying this snippet:
<iframe src="http://wikitools.ro/indexmute.php?action=qr" frameborder=0 height=180 width=680> </iframe>