22 of The Most Cool and Amazingly Useful Sites (and Tools) You Are Not Using
The Internet is full of fascinating information. While getting lost can sometimes be entertaining, most people still prefer somewhat guided surfing excursions. It’s always great to find new websites that can help out and be useful in one way or another.
Here are a few of our favorites.
1. dear photograph — The website features photographs of people holding up old pictures that were taken at the exact spot several years ago. Some of the best photographs are now compiled in a book (dearphotograph.me).
2. shouldiremoveit.com — Find out which applications you should remove from your computer.
3. textastrophe — This website is a reminder of why you shouldn’t post your cell phone number on public websites. The creator starts a text conversation with random numbers found on Craigslist ads and publishes the transcript on the internet.
4. pipl.com — A comprehensive search engine for finding people.
5. StockSnap -– Download stock images absolutely free.
6. wetransfer.com — for sharing really big files online.
7. timelapse — Watch how a place has changed over a period of three decades through a series of satellite images from Google Maps. You can use the “Explore our World” link to watch the time lapse of any location on the planet.
8. searchtempest.com — Search all of craigslist with one search.
9. couchsurfing.org — Crash on someone’s couch anywhere in the world.
10. vsauce — This Youtube Channel provides mind-blowing facts and the best of the internet.
11. pastebin.com — A place to paste text.
12. privnote.com — Write a note to someone that will self-destruct after they read it.
13. zerodollarmovies.com — find full-length movies on YouTube.
14. gtmetrix.com — the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
15. woorank.com — Find out what your website is missing, how you can improve it, and how to make Google recognize it better.
16. this Is why i’m broke — Unique products on the Internet that you never knew even existed. Stuff like an iPhone case that doubles as a bottle opener, sandals that resemble computer keyboards or a boat from World War II that you can actually buy.
17. duckduckgo.com — A search engine that is not following you.
18. google.com/history — found something on Google but can’t remember it now?
19. stratocam — This is like an online self-running slideshow showcasing some of the best satellite images found on Google Maps. Run the website in full-screen mode (Ctrl+Shift+F) and you may discover pretty and unexpected place on our beautiful earth (stratocam.com).
20. unroll.me –An incredibly simple way to unsubscribe from hundreds of email subscriptions in minutes.
21. my modern met — Beautiful photography, incredible art, clever design.
22. gibbon — This is the ultimate playlist for learning. Users collect articles and videos to help you learn.
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