The Most Useful Websites and Web Apps
- ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
- dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself.
- zerodollarmovies.com – find full-length movies on YouTube.
- screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
- goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
- unfurlr.come – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
- qClock – find the local time of a city using Google Maps.
- copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
- codeacademy.com – the best place to learn coding online.
- lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
- iconfinder.com – find icons of all sizes.
- office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
- followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
- jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
- wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching – see morewolfram tips.
- printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
- ctrlq.save – save online files to Dropbox or Google Drive directly.
- ctrql.rss – a search engine for RSS feeds.
- e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
- coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
- random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
- pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
- tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
- scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
- spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email.
- myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image.
- google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
- regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
- livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
- iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
- homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
- join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
- onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
- flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
- wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
- hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
- polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
- marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
- typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
- whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
- everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
- gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
- noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online.
- imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
- translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
- kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
- similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
- wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
- bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
- kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
- liveshare.com – share your photos in an album instantly.
- lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
- midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
- google.com/history – see your past searches, also among most important Google URLs
- bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
- faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
- feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
- ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
- pipebytes.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
- tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
- privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
- boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps.
- mondrian.io – create vector drawings in the browser
- draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox.
- downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
- ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
- whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website.
- labnol.org – software tutorials and how-to guides.
- disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
- urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
- seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
- unsplash.com – download images absolutely free.
- zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
- scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
- alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
- picmonkey.com – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
- formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
- sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
- snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
- typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
- mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
- timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
- stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
- safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.
- teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
- deadurl.com – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
- minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
- youtube.com/leanback – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
- youtube.com/disco – quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist.
- talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
- pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
- builtwith.com – find the technology stack to know everything about a website.
- woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective.
- mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web.
- radbox.me – bookmark online videos and watch them later.
- tagmydoc.com – add QR codes to your documents and presentations.
- notes.io – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
- ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
- fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5.
- otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
- ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts.
Changelog and Updates
The following websites were part of the original list but they are either no longer available or have been replaced with better alternatives.
- virustotal.com – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
- isnsfw.com – when you wish to share a NSFW page but with a warning.
- truveo.com – the best place for searching web videos.
- tabbloid.com – your favorite blogs delivered as PDFs.
- warrick.cs.odu.edu – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
- tempalias.com – generate temporary email aliases, better than disposable email.
- whisperbot.com – send an email without using your own account.
- errorlevelanalysis.com – find whether a photo is real or a photoshopped one.
- google.com/dictionary – get word meanings, pronunciations and usage examples.
- wobzip.org – unzip your compressed files online.
- namemytune.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
- snapask.com – use email on your phone to find sports scores, read Wikipedia, etc.
- pastebin.com – the site has been blocked in India.
- encrypted.google.com – Google now redirects all logged-in users to the https version of google.com by default so this is no longer necessary.
- bounceapp.com – replace this with a version that works on mobile.
- dabbleboard.com – a online virtual whiteboard that will shut down in August 2012.
- chipin.com – helps you raise funds online for an event or a cause (closed).
Here’s my additional list of collection of most useful websites, tools and apps, most of them are free. enjoy!
BitReplica – Keeps your recollections and data safe. Protect necessary documents and the other information on your laptop or desktop computer by backing it up without any charge.
Screenr – Web-based online screen recorder to share your recorded videos around the web. Simply click the record button capture your screen and voice, no need of any installation, download or registration, it’s completely free, run even on iPhone.
Qlock – See current time of any city in the world. More than just a world clock
Pdfescape – Do everything instantly for example edit or fill-out PDF files/forms online, no download required.
Zoho viewer – Allow users to view and share any file format of MS Office, documents and presentations online without any kind of installation.
Join.me – Share your computer screen quickly with your friends and family on the internet, or for conference and meeting purposes share your presentations up to 250 viewers simultaneously.
MyPageKeeper – Before someone hacked your Facebook account, protect it against phishing/scam attacks. Install this application, it will automatically scan, notify and clean every spam and unnecessary items that could be harmful.
Microsoft Password Checker – Check how strong your password is.
Wetransfer – Send up to 2 GB files online without registration, secure and free website.
Gingersoftware – A free online spelling/grammar checker tool.
Gtmetrix.com – Check speed performance of your website.
Wordle – An online word-clouds generating tool.
Kleki – A good online alternative to formal ‘MS paint’.
Dropshots – Is a non-public photos and videos sharing service on the web.
Mytvworld – Allows to watch free live TV world-widely. Many channels on single website.
Animoto – Super tool for converting pictures into video.
Hootsuite – Mange your all social media accounts from one dashboard.
Getjar – Getjar provides new app recommendations for you every day and gives you free upgrades and unlocks in your favorite apps and games.
Bitly – Convert long website address to the short URL.
Unshort – Get the real URL of shortened web address.
Alertful – Reminds you of important events by email. – no registration required.
Alexa – Check how much a website is popular in a specific country or check the global ranking of any blog.
Newsmap – What is happening around the world, Get most popular and hottest news from every category in a single graphic page.
Visually – World’s largest directory of infographics and data visualization.
Fiverr – Earn minimum 5 dollars for each work you will done on Fiverr or hire professionals from many fields for just 5.
Findicons – An icon search engine helps you find free icons.
Jotti – Don’t worry if you haven’t antivirus installed, now scan any file online.
10minutemail – Get temporary email address quickly – your free disposable email account.
Gutenberg – The best source to download eBooks for kindle devices.
Zoom – Is a web-based service that instantly covert any web page/link to images – extra zoom your pictures and, also get a short URL to share with other.
Typingweb – Best online typing tutor – improve your typing speed – no registration required.
Answers – The great community website by yahoo – get your answers on any topic.
Bing – The Best alternative search engine of Google.
Stumbleupon – Find new and interesting websites and bookmark them during your browsing season.
Wordcounter.net – A word and character count tool. You can also use it as a Draft tool.
Google Hot Trends – A visualization of the latest hot searches from Google Trends.
Did I miss your favorite tool? Let me know in the comment.