We asked our regular contributors through e-mail What’s an extremely useful website most people probably don’t 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. Check: https://12ft.io/

It bypasses paywalls on news sites. Obviously you’re still free to pay for access to organisations you want to support, but this is dead useful when you want to know what some tabloid is saying.

– alexi-lupin

2. The Stilltasty.com tells you how long foods (both opened and unopened) last in the refrigerator.

– librarian-jenn

3. A reverse dictionary. For when you can describe the thing but can’t remember what it’s called (and if you search “The inability to remember a word” you’ll find the name for the struggle, lethologica”)


– CaffeinatedHB

4. The just the recipe will remove the life story and ads and give you just the list of ingredients and method.

– ocaalaagain

5. For when you have a picture of a place and want to find out where it is (and reverse image search doesn’t help).


– greginthesummer

6. The https://www.supercook.com helps you figure out dinner based on what you already have in the house.

– cynth88

7. A file transfer system where you can send a file from one computer to another. The link is only as good so long as you have the site open on your end.

just beam it

– CommyTzar

8. Access to a curated list of >4000 documentaries that you can watch online for free.


A free photoshop clone that runs entirely in your browser. It has an insanely large amount of features and even has PDF editing capabilities.


– deathntaz

9. A great tool for cropping out backgrounds for editing remove.bg

– Jamesisbob

10. You can get older books, sheet music etc. on https://www.gutenberg.org/

– Oh_No_Its_Dudder

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Last Update: November 26, 2021