13 useful websites you wish you knew earlier

本文最后更新于 2024年5月16日。


Useful websites

There are some incredibly cool and useful sites which aren’t as well-known as they should be. Click next to find why these sites are bookmark worthy.

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This is your one-stop solution for converting one type of file to another, and that too without having to sign-up for a file sized up to 50 MB. The site supports over 1,200 type of files. You just need to upload your file, select the format and enter your email address — the file will be sent to the specified email address after conversion.


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This site comes handy if you want to share private information with someone else like an ATM Pin or a bank password. PrivNote.com lets you send a text note to anyone else using email, MS or chat and you can set the note to be deleted as soon as it gets read. You can even choose to have the note destroy after a specific time.


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Printing a webpage from a browser can get quite messy with multiple links, ads, images and other page fillers. Printfriendly.com will give you a modifiable, printable page in a few seconds. You just need to paste the url in the website.
They also offer free extensions for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.



With so much information overload, you may not be able to read everything you browse in wholesome. On Spreeder.com, you can paste a block of text and it will serve it up to you, one word at a time. You can change the size of the text box, number of words you see at a time, font background colour and measure you speed (in words per minute).
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to playpause, restart and so on.



There are a number of benefits of white noise generators: improved focus, blocking distraction and even as a sleep aid. Softmurmur.com gives you the option to choose from a list of various types of sounds (rain, waves, birds, coffee shop). A similar site,Simplynoise, lets you select whitepinkbrown noise and gives you option for audio level oscillation along with a sleep timer option.



TwoFoods.com is highly recommended for people who want to keep an eye on their calorie intake. The website has a single page interface where it shows you a sideby-side comparison of different foods.
You can enter the name of any dish and the site then shows how many calories, carbs, fats and protein content each dish includes — this makes it easy to quickly compare the two food items.
For most Indian dishes, it gives the option of dishes with similar contents so that you can get an approximate idea.



Pdfunlock.com is super helpful if you want to make changes to a protected PDF. Once you enter the password, you will get an unprotected PDF to download. The service is free -if you find it useful, you can donate a little via PayPal. The site offers other PDF-related services that do exactly what the same suggests: pdfmerge.com, splitpdf.com and pdfprotect.net.



Newsmap.jp gives you access to the latest and trending news headlines of the world on a single web page. You can switch off a particular category from appearing if you are not interested or drill down to country-specific news.
The size of the headline box of headline depicts how much the news is trending — larger the box, the more the news is trending.



ManualsLib.com is a free repository for product manuals across devices categories. It offers a simple search box where it shows matching results as you start typing the product name. The site also gives an option to print a particular page or download the entire manual.



This is probably the most helpful one in the list as almost every website you visit asks you to sign-up using an email address. Mailinator is a free service that gives you an email address that automatically gets destroyed after a few hours. You can use this email id to activate your account on any website and you don't have to worry about getting spammed ever in your life.



Like email addresses, you might sometimes need a temporary web page. Disposablewebpage.com lets you create a page without any coding. You are good to go after a simple sign-up. The webpage and all its content will be automatically deleted after 90 days.



Deleting social media accounts is a tedious process with hoops of questions and steps. AccountKiller.com shows you all the social networks marked in colour blocks — a white block means that removing account is easy, a grey block means it's difficult while a black block means it's almost impossible to delete that particular account.
Clicking on a website name opens up a page with details and direct links for deactivation and deletion as well handy tips regarding what to keep in mind while closing the account.