200 Most Useful Websites

200 Most Useful Websites


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  1. archive.is — takes a permanent snapshot of a web page that will exist forever even if the original page is gone.
  2. autodraw.com — creates freehand doodles and watch them magically transform into beautiful drawings powered by machine learning.
  3. fast.com — checks the current speed of your Internet connection.
  4. slides.com — creates pixel-perfect slide decks and broadcast your presentations to an audience of any size from anywhere.
  5. screenshot.guru — takes high-resolution screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
  6. dictation.io – accurate and quick voice recognition in your browser using Google Speech API.
  7. reverse.photos — uploads an image and finds similar pictures on the web.
  8. copychar.cc – copy special characters and emojis that aren’t on your keyboard.
  9. codeacademy.com – the best place to learn coding online.
  10. noisli.com — ambient noises to help you improve focus and boost productivity.
  11. iconfinder.com – millions of icons for all kinds of projects. Also try icons8.com and flaticon.com.
  12. jotti.org – scans any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
  13. wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching – see more wolfram tips.
  14. earth.google.com – explores beautiful cities, landmarks and orbit the world in 3D from the comfort of your browser.
  15. unsplash.com – the best place to download images absolutely free.
  16. videos.pexels.com — an online library of free HD videos you can use everywhere. Also see videvo.net.
  17. invideo.io — makes impressive videos and branded stories for Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Also see animoto.com and biteable.com.
  18. everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
  19. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
  20. random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
  21. remove.bg — removes the background from any photograph without firing up Photoshop. Also see unscreen.com for removing the background from GIFs and videos.
  22. myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – upload an image of any text and quickly determine the font family.
  23. fonts.google.com – the best collection of open source fonts that you can use anywhere without restrictions.
  24. fontstruct.com — draws and build your own fonts and use them in any application.
  25. calligraphr.com — transforms your handwriting into a real font.
  26. regex.info – finds data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
  27. youtube.com/webcam — broadcast yourself live over the Internet without any complicated setup.
  28. camelcamelcamel.com — Create Amazon price watches and get email alerts when the prices drop.
  29. homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3D.
  30. pdfescape.com – quickly edit PDF in the browser without Acrobat.
  31. draw.io – create diagrams, wireframe and flowcharts in the browser. Also see asciiflow.com and excalidraw.com.
  32. web.skype.com — makes voice and video calls in your browser with Skype.
  33. onlineocr.net – recognizes text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
  34. wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
  35. file.pizza — peer to peer file transfer over WebRTC without any middleman.
  36. snapdrop.com — like Apple AirDrop but for the web. Share files directly between devices in the same network without having to upload them to any server first.
  37. hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
  38. app.grammarly.com — checks your writing for spelling, style, and grammatical errors.
  39. noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online ( review).
  40. translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
  41. kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
  42. similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
  43. bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
  44. color.adobe.com – gets color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
  45. canva.com — makes beautiful graphics, presentations, resumes and more with readymade template designs.
  46. lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
  47. midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
  48. history.google.com — see all your past Google searches, also among most important Google URLs
  49. faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
  50. tinychat.com – setup your own private chat room in micro-seconds.
  51. privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
  52. domains.google.com – quickly search domain names for your next big idea!
  53. squoosh.app – compress images on the fly. Site works offline as well.
  54. downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
  55. gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance and web vitals.
  56. builtwith.com — finds the web hosting company, email provider and everything else about a website.
  57. urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
  58. seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
  59. stackblitz.com — a playground for building web projects in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Also see: glitch.com.
  60. flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
  61. mymaps.google.com – create custom Google Maps with scribbles, pins and custom shapes.
  62. snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
  63. typingweb.com – master touch-typing and improve your typing speed. Use typelit.io and practice typing with classic literature.
  64. todo.microsoft.com — a beautiful todo app and task manager. Also see Trello.
  65. minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
  66. talltweets.com — Turn Google Slides in animated GIF presentations and videos.
  67. ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts.
  68. namechk.com — search for your desired username across hundreds of social networks and domain names.
  69. gist.github.com — creates anonymous and secret text notes and much more.
  70. mathsolver.microsoft.com — solves algebra, calculus, trigonometry and other Maths problems with detailed step-by-step explanations.
  71. powtoon.com — create engaging whiteboard videos and presentations with your own voice-overs. Also see videoscribe.co.
  72. beautifier — Prettify your source code and make the code readable. Supports JavaScript, JSON, PHP, HTML and more.
  73. carrd.co — build one-page fully responsive websites that look good on every screen.
  74. spark.adobe.com — make stunning video presentations with voice narration and wow everyone.
  75. anchor.fm — the easiest way to record a podcast that you can distribute on iTunes without have to pay for hosting.
  76. duolingo.com — learn to speak Chinese, French, Spanish or any other language of your choice. Also see memrise.com.
  77. buffer.com — the easy way to post and schedule updates on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook.
  78. 10minutemail.com — create disposable email addresses for putting inside sign-up forms.
  79. pixton.com — create your own comic strips with your own characters and move them into any pose.
  80. twitterbots — create your own Twitter bots that can auto-reply, DM, follow people and more.
  81. headspace.com — learn the art of meditation and reduce stress, focus more and even sleep better.
  82. forms.studio — receive files from anyone in your Google Drive with File Upload Forms.
  83. class-central.com — a directory of free online courses offered by universities worldwide.
  84. googleartproject.com — discover museums, famous paintings and art treasure from all around the world.
  85. instructables.com — step-by-step guides on how to build anything and everything.
  86. flowgram.com — make data-driven graphics, charts and infographics. Also see adioma.com and eas.ly.
  87. figma.com — create interactive wireframes and product mockups.
  88. photos.icons8.com - make your own stock photographs in high-resolution with custom backgrounds, models and facial expressions.
  89. gohighbrow.com — Take bite-sized courses on a variety of topics, chapters are delivered by email every morning.
  90. appinventor.mit.edu — build your own apps (sample) for Android and iOS by dragging blocks instead of writing code. Also see thunkable.com.
  91. htmlmail.pro - send rich-text emails with gmail mail merge.
  92. wirecutter.com — whether you need a vacuum cleaner or an SD card, this is the best product recommendation website on the Internet.
  93. mockaroo.com — download mock data to fill the rows in your Excel spreadsheet.
  94. witeboard.com - A digital whiteboard for teams to collaborate during online meetings and classes.
  95. duckduckgo.com - a clean alternative to google search that doesn’t track you on the Internet.
  96. whereami — find the postal address of your current location on Google maps.
  97. zerodollarmovies.com — a huge collection of free movies curated from YouTube.
  98. getrevue.co - start an online email newsletter and get detailed analytics on your subscribers engagement.
  99. upwork.com — find freelancers and subject experts to work on any kind of project.
  100. razorpay.com - easily request payments from customers anywhere in the world.
  101. udemy.com - learn anything from music to Microsoft Excel to accounting with online video courses.
  102. About.me: Your Custom Splash page, Create your very own free web page and highlight your talents
  103. Allrecipes: Discover scrumptious recipes, cuisine, how-to’s, reviews and much more on this social network for cooking enthusiasts
  104. alternativeTo: Find alternatives to any software, app, website, tells the key differences between them to help you choose the suitable one.
  105. Asana: A powerful task and project management solution for teams to track their work and collaborate efficiently.
  106. BoredButton: Feeling bored? Just press the bored button and prepare to be amazed
  107. BuiltWith: It helps users to find the web technology used to build a site
  108. Calm: Cool down, relax, breathe and usher in clarity, joy, and peace to your daily life with the mindfulness meditation techniques available at Calm
  109. Canva: Create beautiful designs for Web or print blog graphics, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and much more
  110. Cheatography: Build your very own cheat sheet or share one from this huge repository of cheat sheets known as Cheatography
  111. ClipConverter.cc: Free online media recorder application which allows you to record and convert nearly any audio or video URL ( YouTube, VeOh) to common formats
  112. CopyPasteCharacter: Spice up your documents, emails or tweets by copy-pasting special characters from here that do not appear on your keyboard
  113. Corrupt-a-File: Wish to evade a deadline yet pretend as though all your work was complete? Use this free online service to corrupt a file on purpose and let the computer take all the blame
  114. Couchsurfing: Global hospitality community which provides a platform for members to homestay, host travelers, meet others and for making travel a truly social experience
  115. CV Maker: Helpful website to create professional resumes, CV, and bio-data online for free. Simply fill in your details and generate beautiful PDF and HTML resumes
  116. Dead Man’s Switch: Is there something that you would wish to tell the people around you, in case something bad were to happen to you? Well Dead Man’s Switchis just the tool you need to send messages long after you are dead
  117. DeviantArt: World’s largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art.
  118. Difference Between: An online knowledge base of articles discussing the differences between similar terms and things
  119. DistroWatch: Website dedicated to talking about, reviewing and keeping up to date with open source operating systems. Must visit website for Linux enthusiasts
  120. Documentary Heaven: A really interesting website boasting of a comprehensive collection of documentaries that you can watch for free
  121. Down For Everyone Or Just Me: As the name pretty much suggests, this website comes in handy when you wish to find out if a website is inaccessible for everyone or just you
  122. Draw.io: Free online diagram software for making flowcharts, process diagrams, UML, ER and network diagrams.
  123. DuckDuckGo: A search engine that doesn’t track you or store any personal information
  124. Duolingo: Looking to learn a new language in a free and fun-filled way? Duolingois one useful website in that case
  125. Evernote: Most highly rated and indispensable tool for note taking, organizing and archiving
  126. Feedly: Versatile RSS Reader for organizing, reading and sharing all the information from your favorite sites and blog at one place
  127. file.io: A snapchat for files
  128. Fiverr: Freelance marketplace where you can hire people to perform tasks or services for as little as $5
  129. FutureMe.org: Write a letter to your future self
  130. GetNotify: Free email tracking service which allows you to determine if your sent mail has been opened and read
  131. GIPHY: Online database and search engine designed especially for GIFs and animated stickers.
  132. Goo.gl: URL shortener provided by Google. Bitly is another one of the popular useful websites for URL Shortening and Link Management.
  133. Goodreads: Find and share the books you love here on the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations
  134. Google Fonts: An extensive catalog of open source designer web fonts.
  135. Google Translate: Free service to instantly translate words, phrases and web pages between English and over 100 other languages
  136. Google Trends: Discover the latest search trends, data and visualizations from Google
  137. Grammarly: Writing enhancement and plagiarism detection platform to check your spelling and grammar
  138. Hide My Ass!: VPN service to ensure total online privacy and streaming freedom
  139. Homestyler: Take the guesswork out of interior decoration and design your home in 3D with this amazing website
  140. Honey: Automatically search for the best coupon codes and apply them while shopping online
  141. HowStuffWorks: One of the most amazing websites explaining how everything works along with videos and illustrations. Useful especially for kids of all ages
  142. HowToPronounce: As the name suggests, it helps you find how a word is pronounced. Here are a few more resources to pronounce names.
  143. IMDb: Online database of information related to films, tv programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews
  144. Imgur: The best place to share and enjoy the most awesome images on the internet
  145. Instructables: Learn how to make almost anything provided with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, online classes and a vibrant maker community
  146. Khan Academy: Get access to free online courses with short instructional videos and practice exercises curated by experts. We would also recommend you to check out CodeAcademy, Coursera, and Udemy for even more courses
  147. Kuler: Cool website for creating color schemes and browsing color combinations
  148. Listly: The simplest way to create, curate and publish lists in a matter of minutes
  149. Lynda: The most useful website for access to high-quality video tutorials based on a multitude of fields such as business, software, technology and creative skills
  150. Mailstrom: Mailstrom helps you clean and manage your inbox. Works with Gmail, Google Apps Email, Outlook, Apple, AOL, Exchange IMAP and any other email service that supports IMAP
  151. Marker.to: Yellow Highlighter Pen for web pages
  152. Mathway: Use Mathway to solve mathematical problems ranging from basic algebra to complex calculus. Useful website for students
  153. Meetup: Online social networking portal for facilitating offline group meetings of people sharing common interests such as books, dance, health, photography and countless others
  154. MeFancy: Helpful website having Web-based text HTML tools for easily manipulating your text and HTML files
  155. MIT App Inventor: Develop fully functional Android apps for smartphones and tablets. Great website for newcomers to computer programming
  156. Netflix: Watch or stream some of the coolest movies & TV shows online on Netflix
  157. Ninite: Really cool website that automatically installs and updates popular programs on your Windows PC all at once
  158. Noisli: Helps you focus on your writing or getting stuff done by providing ambience noise (white noise) that has proved to make you more productive.
  159. Office Online: Collaborate for free with the online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote
  160. OldVersion: Find older versions of the software. Sometimes you need an older version of the software for compatibility issues.
  161. OneSignal: Free notification service for your app and website.
  162. Pastebin: Paste snippets of text online for a set period of time. Great tool for coders to share snippets of source code or log files
  163. Pexels Videos: Find free stock footage for your website, promo video or anything else
  164. Pixlr: Free Powerful online photo editor similar to Photoshop with access to a huge amount of creative effects, overlays, and borders
  165. Plunker: Online community for creating, collaborating on and sharing your web development ideas
  166. Pocket: Quickly save, discover and recommend the best, most interesting stories on the Web all in one place via Pocket
  167. Prezi: Use Prezi to make the most dynamic and engaging presentations ever
  168. Print-Friendly: Make a Printer-friendly & PDF version of any webpage
  169. Printable Paper: A collection of printable papers that come in really handy
  170. Privnote: Share a confidential note via a web link that will self-destruct after it is read by your intended recipient
  171. Product Chart: Discover the perfect product for yourself with this website’s innovative & interactive product comparison charts
  172. Project Naptha: Highlight, Copy, Edit and Translate text from within images themselves. Must visit the website!
  173. Public Domain Torrents: Who said torrents are always supposed to be illegal? Use Public Domain Torrents to access thousand of class and B-movie downloads via BitTorrent
  174. Quora: It’s like Yahoo Answers, but better, the quality of Answers is much better, sometimes better than Wikipedia Articles, since the answers sometimes come from people with first-hand experience.
  175. Rainy Mood: Relish the experience of rain while sleeping, studying or relaxing via this really cool website.
  176. Random.org: Generate true random numbers. Useful for holding drawings, lotteries, scientific applications and lots more
  177. Reddit: Fondly called the front page of the internet, Reddit is the most powerful social news aggregation, web content rating and discussion website
  178. RunPee: Need to use the restroom while watching a movie without missing out on major plot points? Use Runpee to find out when to go and what happened while you were away
  179. Safe Web: Visit this website to find out if a website that you are interested in is safe to visit or not
  180. Scribble Maps: Easily create & share your own custom maps for sharing with your friends or embedding on websites
  181. Share By Link: Free file sharing tool with unlimited upload and download limit
  182. Shodan: Search Engine for Internet-connected devices such as web cams, routers, servers etc.
  183. Similarsites: Find useful websites that are similar, related or alternatives to the one that you are currently browsing
  184. Slideshare: Youtube for Slideshows. Upload, share and discover presentations on your favorite topics on this website
  185. Smallpdf: Platform for converting and editing pdf files with solutions to a host of other PDF problems as well
  186. Squirt.io: Interesting tool that enables you to read web pages more than 200% faster than your normal best reading speed
  187. Stack Exchange: Network of useful websites for questions and answers on varied fields, with each site covering a specific topic.
  188. StumbleUpon: Bored as hell? Use StumbleUpon to discover new and cool websites, photos and videos across the Web.
  189. System Requirements Lab: Find out if your computer can run a game or not and whether it meets or exceeds the system requirements

  190. Tall Tweets: Write tweets longer than 140 characters, created by Blogger Amit Aggarwal.

  191. TeamViewer: Connect to remote desktops, provide remote support and collaborate with online meeting and video conferencing. You will find Join.me to be yet another tool which is pretty efficient when it comes to collaboration
  192. TED: Watch and get inspired by influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity with subtitles in over a 100 languages
  193. Tunefind: Helps you find a tune you overheard somewhere
  194. TypeRacer: Improve your typing speed by racing against others
  195. unfurlr: Find the original URL hiding behind a short link
  196. Urban Dictionary: An online dictionary of slang words and phrases commonly used by millennials.
  197. Useful Interweb: A website which helps you discover other useful websites
  198. Wayback Machine: Determine how a web page looked at different points in the past or archive your own web page
  199. What’s My IP Address: Lookup the public IP address of your computer or router assigned by your ISP
  200. WhatTheFont: Ever seen a font that you liked very much but failed to recognize? Well, just upload an image of it to WhatTheFont and bid adieu to this problem
  201. Wolfram Alpha: Online service for finding answers to all your factual queries and doubts
  202. WornOnTV.net: Fix your fashion with this website, find outfits and accessories similar to the ones worn by your favourite movie and TV stars.

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