There are many fantastic websites out there on the internet that unfortunately not everyone knows about. Whether you’re a student trying to complete an assignment, or you’re working on a personal project, I guarantee you wish you’d known some of these websites earlier. Make sure to bookmark these websites so you don’t forget about them in the future – they may just come in handy!
Do you want to find great alternatives to apps you are already using? AlternativeTo is a crowdsourcing platform that lists thousands of different apps in all sorts of categories. From web browsers to productivity apps, AlternativeTo will be able to find an alternative to what you are currently using, voted by the community.
If you’re a student, you’ll love Cymath. This website solves all of your mathematical problems. If you have a mathematical question in an assignment or a piece of homework, Cymath will give you a step-by-step guide on how to solve the problem. It will also provide the answer to the problem, which you can reveal after reading the steps.
FileSend is a perfect solution if you need to send sensitive files like bank statements, tax returns or general documents to someone. As long as the file is under 50mb, you can upload it to FileSend to be encrypted. When the file has finished uploading, a download link will be generated that you can send to the recipient of the file. FileSend is also a great way to send attachments securely over email.
Archive.today is an archive of many different web pages. If you ever wanted to see what your favourite website looked like years ago or you are trying to lookup some valuable information that may have been deleted, input the website URL into Archive.today and it will mention saved archives of that exact web page.
Archive.today also allows anyone to archive new versions of web pages by inputting the URL into the website or using the Chrome extension.
If you need a picture of someone’s face for a school or personal project, Generated Photos has millions of AI generated faces that you can use for free. All faces that are generated on the website are super realistic and look like a genuine human. If you need a specific face, you can filter them by age, race, gender, and emotion. This is a great website if you are worried about copyright as Generated Photos’ AI faces are copyright and royalty free, so you can use them for personal projects.
Tired of endless pop ups on recipe websites getting you to sign up to their mailing list and just want to focus only on the essential information? Just the Recipe works by stripping all of the useless information on a recipe page and presents the ingredients list with the directions in a clean format with no distractions.
Just the Recipe also allows you to save up to 12 important recipes if you register for a free account on the website.
If you want to master your productivity system, IFTTT (If This Then That) can certainly help by allowing you to create automations between different devices, applications, and services you use.
An example of an automation you can create within IFTTT is using Instagram and Google Drive. When you upload a new picture to your Instagram account, IFTTT will automatically upload a copy of that picture into a folder in your Google Drive, so you always have a backup. Automations like this are really convenient and can save you so much time, especially if you were manually doing this before.
WhatTheFont by My Fonts allows you to upload an image onto the website and its algorithms will be able to detect the type of font used. This tool comes in handy for school, college, or personal projects where you need to use a specific font, but you don’t know the name of it.
Although highly accurate, if the font detection tool cannot find an exact match of the font you want to know, it will suggest similar fonts that have the same style.
Computer Hope is a free knowledge website that indexes over 15,000 computer terms that anyone can look up using the search bar on the site. When you look up a computer term, it will present you with a page that includes the definition of the term you looked up, along with related information and examples of use cases in an easy-to-understand way. Computer Hope is a great tool for tech and non-tech-savvy users alike.
NaturalReader is a free online text-to-speech tool that anyone can use. It works by converting text into a mp3 file that you can listen to when you are on the go. This text-to-speech tool is great for people who may struggle with reading like people with Dyslexia or someone who only knows a foreign language.
NaturalReader also has a commercial product for people who need to generate text-to-speech narration for YouTube videos or audio for broadcasts and eLearning materials. The commercial product is not free and requires a monthly or yearly subscription.