We asked our regular contributors through e-mail, What is a website that everyone should know about but few people actually know about? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.
1. Library Genesis – Pretty much any e-book you can think of is available.
2. Just Watch It’s a search engine for streaming services. Basically, you put in the movie or show you wanna watch, and it will tell you what streaming service has it, or where you can rent/buy it digitally and for how much.
3. cvmkr.com – Helps people create their resume for work. It already has templates which are very professional. The users just need to fill up the data. It is pretty useful for anyone looking for work. An HR friend of mine always emphasizes that a resume is more likely to be read thoroughly based on how professional it looks.
4. Supercook.com – You check off your food and ingredients that you have and it suggests recipes.
6. Tineye.com – It can help you find the source of an image and/or higher quality versions of it.
waifu2x – It is pretty good at upscaling images without a significant loss in quality. It was made for upscaling anime-style images but works with others, too.
7. desmos.com/calculator – A graphing calculator that I use a lot for tutoring my students in calculus and physics!
Someone created an algorithm that wrote every possible 1000 digit paragraph that features lowercase letters and the punctuation marks , . and ? With a space of course.
Somewhere on this website, is everything. Literally everything. An accurate description of the day you were born? There’s a page for that. An accurate description of the time and date of your eventual death? Also on there (along with billions of incorrect predictions)
The individual who created this technically wrote everything. Somewhere in here is the final song of fire and ice books.
Somewhere in here is a firefly season 2.
9. Collected Links:
http://www.recoveryourlife.com/ – Help for those who struggle with self-harm, suicidal thoughts, mental illness, eating disorders and abuse. Putting this at the top for importance.
https://ninite.com/ – Select programs from a huge list, get a single installer that will download and install the latest version of everything you selected with no crapware and no input needed from you, this is an utter godsend.
https://www.pcpartpicker.com/ – Building a PC? Pick your parts here and track their price changes and where to get them cheapest.
http://www.haveibeenpwned.com/ – Find out if you have had your details compromised in a hacking attack no matter where it happened & get alerts in future if it happens.
Want to know if you’re having internet issues of if the site you’re trying to get to is just down for everyone?
http://www.10minutemail.com/ – Get a random email address that self-destructs in 10 minutes, perfect for signing up to websites you don’t want spam from.
https://www.mailinator.com/ – Type in an address “mailinator.com and open it’s inbox, any address. Everyone can use any address at any time. Good for signing up for things you don’t want spam from but you may need to use the address for later (bad for privacy so don’t use it if you don’t want other people seeing the mail you get).
https://coronalabs.com/ – Learn how to code
https://www.freecodecamp.com/ – Another place to learn to code
http://www.dirtymarkup.com/ – Cleans up your dirty code!
http://www.productchart.com/ – Compare Tech products easily.
http://html-color-codes.info/colors-from-image/ – Upload a picture, click on a colour and get the hex code for it!
http://cloudconvert.org/ – Convert between various file formats (including some pretty obscure ones)
https://www.justwatch.com/ – Tell it what services you have access to (Netflix, Hulu, etc) and it will tell you where you can watch that film or show you have an urge to watch.
http://radio.garden/ – There’s a big map, drag the circle around and get live radio feeds from within that circle, globally, it’s awesome.
http://radiooooo.com/ – Pick a country, pick a decade and listen 🙂
http://www.omive.com/ – A TV & Film database that allows advanced searching (like searching for two actors & seeing their joint projects).
http://www.gnod.com/ – Recommends music books & movies based on other stuff you like.
http://www.offliberty.com/ – Download YouTube videos.
http://www.paperrater.com/ – Online proofreading of your papers, checks your grammar, checks for plagiarism, etc.
https://www.desmos.com/ – Want to graph an equation? Do it here!
http://hinative.com/ – Learning a language? Ask native speakers questions here!
http://lang-8.com/ – Still learning another language? Get your writing corrected by native speakers here!
http://www.mathway.com/ – Solves maths & chemistry problems for you.
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/ – If I had this amount of money in 1970 how much would that be the equivalent of today (this and many similar questions answered here).
http://www.slader.com/ – Find your textbook, it not only shows you the answers to the exercises but more importantly how you get to them.
http://www.debatepedia.org/ – Pros & Cons for many many topics!
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/ – Ever wanted to learn how to repair your own bike? Learn here!
Other: https://www.windytv.com/ – Real-time weather map that is a thing of beauty.
http://www.exrx.net/ – A great site to help beginners learn about exercise.
http://www.myfridgefood.com/ – Tell it what’s in your fridge, it will tell you what you can make!
http://www.thistothat.com/ – I want to glue this to that, what do I use?
http://votesmart.org/ – Look up a politician and see their voting history.
http://usefulinterweb.com/ – A big list of useful websites
http://www.freefoodguy.com/ – Want free food? This tells you how you can get free food.
http://www.rhymezone.com/ – Type in a word and get other words that rhyme with it.
https://unsplash.com/ – Awesome free high-resolution images that are stunningly beautiful.
http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Prepaid_SIM_with_data – A wiki with information on getting a prepay SIM for your mobile while traveling.
You input an artist/band’s name and it suggests similar acts in a pleasant graphical way (if an act is close to your input, it means a lot of people like both, therefore it is probably similar).