There are over 2 billion website domains registered. Out of those, only about 400 million are active. Out of the active ones, some are more useful than others.
Apart from the big popular websites you might know, here are 10 very useful websites you might not know about. You’ll wish you knew about these earlier.
These are in no particular order. Just nifty websites that can come in handy as you navigate the world wide web.
AlternativeTo is a very useful website that gives you alternatives to software for your PC, Mac and Mobile apps. All you need to do is type in the name of the Software or app and search. You’ll see a list of alternatives you could use.
10MinuteMail gives you a temporary Email address that you can use in places where you don’t feel like using your actual Email address. Some websites will need an Email address before you download something. These temporary Emails also come in handy when filling in surveys.
In the ten minute period, you can receive mail to that temporary address and verify websites and even reply.
PhotoPea.com is an incredible online image editor that has most of the features you’d find in a premier photo editor like Adobe Photoshop. No registration or account needed and it’s free.
All you need to do is open the Image and start editing. You can even open RAW image files and adjust exposure, contrast, temperature.
Then you get as many export options as you would find in Photoshop. PNG, JPEG, GIF, PDF and many more.
Virus Total is another underrated but very useful website. Having an updated antivirus program on your computer is cool but nothing beats having a suspicious file or URL scanned by over 70 different virus scanners at the click of a button.
It only scans one file or URL at a time so this is specifically for things you don’t trust; or files that your antivirus says is not safe, but you just want to cross check.
WhichBook lets you narrow down your selection of a books to read based on what you’re looking for in a book. Use the criteria sliders on the left to narrow down your search.
You have up to 4 criteria sliders to choose from. You can even choose specific characters, plot and setting of the book. This should help you pick a book to read faster.
Pixabay is a stock photo website that’s absolutely royalty free. These are images you can use anywhere; your website, your videos ….literally anywhere and they are all completely free.
I know there are other stock photo websites that have more photos to choose from but you’ll have to pay for most of the photos in there. At Pixabay, you have a couple million high resolution stock photos you can download for free.
Just Watch is a useful little website for people who like streaming movies and shows. It lets you know instantly where a series or movie is available for streaming, rent or for purchase.
All you need to do is type in the title you’re interested in, and the website does the rest.
IFixIt is a website that hosts a catalogue of repair guides for a vast array of electronics like smartphones, computers, tablets microwaves, washing machines….you name it.
Find the repair guide, you need, then you’ll see the difficulty level and time and tools required for the repair. You might see some flags in case the guide didn’t work for someone. Then a step by step guide on how to get that repair done.
Is It Down Right Now? This website checks whether your favourite website is down or up. If you’re experiencing issues reaching a certain website, simply type in the domain of that website and find out if it’s down or it’s just you!
Camel Camel Camel is a price tracker that tracks the proces of millions of products on Amazon. Prices on amazon fluctuate a lot and with a tool like Camel camel camel, you can know when the right time is to purchase something.
Simply copy the URL of the product from amazon, paste it on Camel camel camel and you should see the price trends. You can even set to receive Email alerts when the price of a product you’re tracking reaches a certain point.