Friday, May 8, 2015

90+ Useful Websites, Tools & Apps

Here's a list of interesting and useful websites, apps and tools that's been floating around the web for years. This list has been scrubbed to make sure the sites are still active. And I've categorized them.  Enjoy!


Category
The Most Useful Websites and Web Apps
Communication-Audio
www.mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web.
Communication-Chat
www.imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
Communication-Editing
www.notes.io – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
Communication-Editing
www.privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
Communication-Editing
www.typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
Communication-Email
www.alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
Communication-Email
www.ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
Communication-Email
www.followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
Communication-Email
www.scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
Communication-Misc
www.faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
Communication-Misc
www.talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
Communication-Misc
www.wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
Communication-Sharing
www.join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
Communication-Sharing
www.livestream.com  – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
Communication-Tools
www.lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
Communication-Tools
www.polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
Communication-Video
www.mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
Communication-Video
www.tinychat.com – setup a private video chat room in micro-seconds.
Communication-Web Pages
www.marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
Conversion
www.copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
Conversion
www.dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself.
Conversion
www.goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
Conversion
www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image.
Conversion
www.onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
Conversion
www.pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
Conversion
www.printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
Conversion
www.regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
Conversion
www.unfurlr.com e – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
Editing
www.minutes.io  – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
Editing
www.pastebin.com – Store text and graphics and call them up on demand
Editing
www.tagmydoc.com – add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
Editing
www.teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
Education
www.codeacademy.com – the best place to learn coding online.
Education
www.labnol.org – software tutorials and how-to guides.
Education
www.typingweb.com  – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
Entertainment
http://zerodollarmovies.com – find full-length movies on YouTube.
Entertainment
www.noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
File Management
www.ge.tt – quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
File Management
www.jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
File Management
www.otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
File Management
www.pipebytes.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
File Management
www.virustotal.com – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
File Management
www.wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
Financial
www.chipin.com – helps you raise funds online for an event or a cause (closed).
Graphics
color.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
Graphics
www.bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
Graphics
www.bounceapp.com – replace this with a version that works on mobile.
Graphics
www.google.com/webfonts  – a good collection of open source fonts.
Graphics
www.iconfinder.com – find icons of all sizes.
Graphics
www.office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
Graphics
www.unsplash.com   – download images absolutely free.
Graphics-Tools
www.bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
Graphics-Tools
www.ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
Graphics-Tools
www.draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox.
Graphics-Tools
www.kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
Graphics-Tools
www.picmonkey.com – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
Graphics-Tools
www.sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
Graphics-Tools
www.timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
Graphics-Video
www.screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
Graphics-Video
www.stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
Lookup
http://ctrlq.org/rss/ – a search engine for RSS feeds.
Lookup
http://web.archive.org/ - Look at web sites at a specific point in time. The Wayback Machine
Lookup
www.builtwith.com – find the technology stack to know everything about a website.
Lookup
www.feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
Lookup
www.formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
Lookup
www.google.com/history – see your past searches, also among most important Google URLs
Lookup
www.iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
Lookup
www.lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
Lookup
www.midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
Lookup
www.namemytune.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
Lookup
www.similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
Lookup
www.snapask.com – use email on your phone to find sports scores, read Wikipedia, etc.
Lookup
www.truveo.com – the best place for searching web videos.
Mapping
www.scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
Reference
www.boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
Reference
www.homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
Reference
www.hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
Reference
www.random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
Reference
www.urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
Reference
www.wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching
Reference-Travel
www.flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
Reference-Travel
www.seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
Services
www.fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5.
Time-Date
e.ggtimer.com  – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
Time-Date
www.everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
Time-Date
www.qClock.com  – find the local time of a city using Google Maps.
Time-Date
www.whichdateworks.com – planning an event? Find a date that works for all.
Verification
www.woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective.
Verification
www.snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
Web Site Tools
safeweb.norton.com  – check the trust level of any website.
Web Site Tools
www.coralcdn.org  – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
Web Site Tools
www.disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
Web Site Tools
www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
Web Site Tools
www.ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
Web Site Tools
www.gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
Web Site Tools
www.pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
Web Site Tools
www.whoishostingthis.com  – find the web host of any website.
Workflow
www.ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts.

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