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Incredibly Useful Websites

The big (and growing) list of incredibly useful free websites
SITE:GOOD FOR:
ctrlq.org/screenshotsfor capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops
dictation.ioonline voice recognition in the browser itself
zerodollarmovies.comfind full-length movies on YouTube
screenr.comrecord movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube
goo.glshorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes
unfurlr.comfind the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL
qClock.comfind the local time of a city using Google Maps
copypastecharacter.comcopy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard
codeacademy.comthe best place to learn coding online
lovelycharts.comcreate flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
iconfinder.comfind icons of all sizes
office.comdownload templates, clipart and images for your Office documents
followupthen.comthe easiest way to setup email reminders
jotti.orgscan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses
wolframalpha.comgets answers directly without searching
printwhatyoulike.comprint web pages without the clutter
ctrlq.savesave online files to Dropbox or Google Drive directly
ctrql.rssa search engine for RSS feeds
e.ggtimer.coma simple online timer for your daily needs
coralcdn.orgif a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN
random.orgpick random numbers, flip coins, and more
pdfescape.comlets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself
tubemogul.comsimultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites
scr.imshare you email address online without worrying about spam
spypig.comnow get read receipts for your email
myfonts.com/WhatTheFontquickly determine the font name from an image
google.com/webfontsa good collection of open source fonts
regex.infofind data hidden in your photographs
livestream.combroadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen
iwantmyname.comhelps you search domains across all TLDs
homestyler.comdesign from scratch or re-model your home in 3d
join.meshare you screen with anyone over the web
onlineocr.netrecognize text from scanned PDFs
flightstats.comtrack flight status at airports worldwide
wetransfer.comfor sharing really big files online
hundredzeros.comthe site lets you download free Kindle books
polishmywriting.comcheck your writing for spelling or grammatical errors
marker.toeasily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing
typewith.mework on the same document with multiple people
whichdateworks.complanning an event? find a date that works for all
everytimezone.coma less confusing view of the world time zones
gtmetrix.comthe perfect tool for measuring your site performance online
noteflight.comprint music sheets, write your own music online
imo.imchat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place
translate.google.comtranslate web pages, PDFs and Office documents
kleki.comcreate paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes
similarsites.comdiscover new sites that are similar to what you like already
wordle.netquick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds
bubbl.uscreate mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser
kuler.adobe.comget color ideas, also extract colors from photographs
liveshare.comshare your photos in an album instantly
lmgtfy.comwhen your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own
midomi.comwhen you need to find the name of a song
google.com/historysee your past searches, also among most important Google URLs
bing.com/imagesautomatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles
faxzero.comsend an online fax for free
feedmyinbox.comget RSS feeds as an email newsletter
ge.ttquickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading
pipebytes.comtransfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server
tinychat.comsetup a private chat room in micro-seconds
privnote.comcreate text notes that will self-destruct after being read
boxoh.comtrack the status of any shipment on Google Maps
mondrian.iocreate vector drawings in the browser
draw.iocreate diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox
downforeveryoneorjustme.comfind if your favorite website is offline or not
ewhois.comfind the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup
whoishostingthis.comfind the web host of any website
labnol.orgsoftware tutorials and how-to guides
disposablewebpage.comcreate a temporary web page that self-destruct
urbandictionary.comfind definitions of slangs and informal words
seatguru.comconsult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight
unsplash.comdownload images absolutely free
zoom.itview very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling
scribblemaps.comcreate custom Google Maps easily
alertful.comquickly setup email reminders for important events
picmonkey.combetter image editor
formspring.meyou can ask or answer personal questions here
sumopaint.coman excellent layer-based online image editor
snopes.comfind if that email offer you received is real or just another scam
typingweb.commaster touch-typing with these practice sessions
mailvu.comsend video emails to anyone using your web cam
timerime.comcreate timelines with audio, video and images
stupeflix.commake a movie out of your images, audio and video clips
safeweb.norton.comcheck the trust level of any website
teuxdeux.coma beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy
deadurl.comyou’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted
minutes.ioquickly capture effective notes during meetings
youtube.com/leanbackwatch YouTube in TV mode
youtube.com/discoquickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist
talltweets.comsend tweets longer than 140 characters
pancake.iocreate a free and simple website using your Dropbox account
builtwith.comfind the technology stack to know everything about a website
woorank.comresearch a website from the SEO perspective
mixlr.combroadcast live audio over the web
radbox.mebookmark online videos and watch them later
tagmydoc.comadd QR codes to your documents and presentations
notes.iothe easiest way to write short text notes in the browser
ctrlq.org/html-mailsend rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously
fiverr.comhire people to do things for $5
otixo.comeasily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
ifttt.comcreate a connection between all your online accounts

 
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