The internet is a weird, weird place. But also wonderful, on its own merits.
What website do you open first when you turn on your computer?
Probably Facey, probably your email. But there are literally a bazillion other things you can do on the internet.
Hold on, this is not going to turn into that Windows 95 tutorial with Jen Aniston and Matt Perry. We’re cool and hip and current… and did we mention cool? Anyway, you’re going to love this one.
Here are 45 amazingly helpful websites you might have never knew existed!
If you need a ‘throwaway’ email address for entering competitions or getting something free, this will allow you to sign up and then shut down in 10 minutes flat! A great way to avoid spam and clogging up your inbox!
A hilarious and naughty website that will make suggestions for you. And if you don’t like those suggestions, it will tell you where to go! Hilarious!
If you are really crap at saving money, this is the App for you. The App rounds up all your purchases, and invests the money into the stockmarket. You can take it out at any time. A great way to start seeing an investment grow, without having to think about it.
I use it to save up for holidays!
If you spend all your time trying to decide what movie to watch next on Netflix, rather than actually watching the movie, than this website is perfect for you!
5. Two Foods
This website allows you to compare two different types of food, compare calories, carbs, fat and protein so you can make the right (or wrong) choice for your waistline!
Finds all the free full length movies online – so you don’t get into trouble for pirating! (But let’s face it – we all do it…)
Find out where the origin of that fairytale came from, or if fingernails keep growing after you die. All sorts of weird and wonderful stuff you want to know about.
A terrific free image editing tool – perfect for the beginner, and super easy to use (I use it myself). Totes free!
A great website that helps you keep track of shared expenses. Very simple to use with only a few clicks to get started.
Need to send a sneaky note? Use this and hide your identity in confidence.
Need to learn how to build or make something from scratch? This website will show you how to do it!
12. Join Me
Need to share screens with someone to show them something, or teach them something, than this is the website for you. It is a simple tool that can be used by anyone on the web.
If you work online and need to collaborate on the same product, than Sync.in will allow you to edit documents and notes in real time.
14. My Fitness Pal
Counting calories? Want to know how many calories you burnt in a workout? Then my Fitness Pal is for you. Measure your steps, and set fitness goals!
This is an online dictation website, once set up, you can just talk to your computer, and it will type away for you!
Pay anyone $5 to do just about anything. Sing a jingle, get a logo drawn up, write an article – anything.
Don’t you hate it when you go to a cinema, and need to pee half way through. You come back and totally miss the plot of the whole movie. Not with ‘Run Pee’. It will tell you the best time during the movie to go tinkle – without missing much!
18. Now I Know
Now I Know emails you an interesting story every day, keeping your brain sharp and a great way to kill it at trivia!
Has some really fun brain training games to really test your mettle. Of course if you upgrade it will be more personalised, but the free version is still really good!
Or ‘Internet Data Base’ – tells you how good/bad a movie is, who is in it, what they have done in the past. Watch a trailer, see what tv series are coming up. If you are a movie buff, you could spend hours around this website! Guaranteed to waste hundreds of hours per year!
The website for the Bureau of Meteorology, see if rain or bad weather is coming near your area, live. See any weather warnings and check out the radar!
Keep all your important documents, photos and files – free in the ‘cloud’. Dropbox is really easy to use and you can set it up so that everything saves to Dropbox automatically. By not saving things to your own computer, you aren’t wasting space, and keep your computer fast all the time!
A network of people, giving away things for free!
See pre-recorded lectures on any subject you could possibly think of – all in one place!
The original online encyclopedia! Available in most languages, on any topic!
26. Mayo Clinic.org
Looking for health information that is correct, up to date and from a reliable source, this website is for you!
27. Fat Fingers.com
Find Ebay listings that have been typed incorrectly, and score yourself a bargain!
Find out the meanings of slang words. Just don’t use it to find out what a ‘Waffle Stomp’ is.
Okay – so if you are totally bored and want to talk to (what could be) a total lunatic – then do it through this site!
30. Can I Stream.it
Find where you can illegally download any movie you love. It will find the websites that have it available for you! Not that we advocate that sort of thing….more for if you are just curious.
Like drinking white wine with fish, Drinkify will tell you what to drink, to the kind of music are you in to!
If you use Google Maps often and want to ‘personalise it’ by adding where you have been and what you think, this is for you!
Bitly will shorten your URL. You just paste in the URL you want shortened, and bitly will make it much more internet friendly!
See how fast your internet is – right where you are, instantly.
Sick of buying super expensive textbooks for school or university? Never buy one again – they are all on Boundless, and all are free!
Pick some random lotto numbers or pick a number between 0 and 1,000,000.
37. Home Styler
Design your perfect home online! Teacher you step by step how to use it too!
Need to disappear and find a new identify? Just want to be someone else for a day? Let this website design the new you.
Before you hand in your assignment, run it through Polish My Writing. It will spell check, check for grammar errors and will make you a better writer overall.
40. Recipe Roulette
Finds a recipe randomly from the millions of food websites from around the web.
Find Spotify and SoundCloud too hard to use? Gnoosic lets you choose three of your favourite bands – and it will do the rest for you!
Want to learn a new language but don’t have the cash to pay a tutor? You don’t have to – Duolingo lets you play simple games that encourage you to learn any language you choose – all for free.
Stuck for a new book to read? This site helps narrow down what you like and don’t like to choose the perfect book for you!
44. My Fridge Food
Got a fridge full of food, but nothing to eat but ingredients? My Fridge Food puts together some simple, easy to make meals with what you already have.
45. Hotel Wifi Test
Travelling overseas and not sure what the internet will be like? This website will tell you how good the wifi is!