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Hidden Gems – The Top 10 Most Useful Websites

the top 10 most useful websites

Today I am going to share with you the top 10 most useful websites that can be used in your daily life.

They aren’t very known & many of you have probably never heard of them.

I find them useful and I hope you will to!

Screencast-O-Matic

Record movies of your desktop, web pages, etc. & send them to YouTube directly

Screencast-O-Matic lets to record everything what happens on your desktop. This can be very useful if you want to record any short tutorial. Another amazing thing is you can send your recording direct to YouTube. To use Screencast-O-Matic you haven’t to download any software. It’s a free service which you can run on Windows or Mac or even on smartphones.

You make come across some errors while launching recorder. Don’t worry to much about it, just update your Java version & run the application again. That’s it. You can do many things with Screencast-O-Matic like reveal tricks which you know in a creative way, and check the pro & cons of many products & more.

Bounce

 Take screenshot of any webpage, add notes & share with your friends or enemies

What will you do if you have to send a screenshot of any website with notes on it? Usually this could be a lengthy procedure involving taking a screen shot, edit it & so on. But I here is a better suggestion for this task. You can use Bounceapp. It’s a free app and it is very easy & simple to use. You donot have to download it either because it is a simple online web application.

For taking screenshots with note just enter the URL of the website & click on Grab Screenshot button now it will be redirected to the entered URL page, select the part of the page by simply drag & add a note if you want & save it. A short URL appeared in the top right side corner which you can share with your friends. You have also option to upload your image from desktop also.

Goo.gl

One of the best URL shortner available in internet world

If you are a blogger then you may know about this one. If you don’t already, then I recommend it to use if you need to shorten your URL. Many people don’t like long URL’s, and may be you are also one of them. There are multiple benefits of using goo.gl. First one is short URL’s are user friendly. If you have any social page of your website then avoid sharing lengthy URL’s.

This website allows you to detect how much clicks you have generated with a  shortened URL. Every single click is counted which is very useful when you want to know how much traffic is coming from the shortened URL’s.

Untiny

Helps you to reveal the real URL behind the shorten URL

With Goo.gl you can shorten URL & obviously you know the real URL but what will you do when you want to know the shortened URL without visiting the site. Well Untiny helps you to detect the shortened URL’s real path. I think this website is made just for fun because if any user wants to know the shortened URL then he will simply click on URL go to the website & get the real URL. This website can be very handy in case you have lots of shortened URL’s & little time for visiting pages.

Time Now

Gives you more than a TIME

Well don’t be mistaken because of the name of the website. This is a website which not only gives you a local time but it give you even more. Here you don’t have to enter any city, country etc. Just go to the website & it will automatically gives you local time, city, time of EST, CST, PST, GMT, UTC, temperature & many other things.

There are lots of things to discover on this website which I can’t describe here. There’s too much to list. Just go to the website & explore yourself.

Copy Paste Character

Special characters out of your keyboard

Want to add some special characters in your HTML or WordPress website? If yes then this website helps you to add lots of special characters on your website. Special characters give your website a new look which could be beneficial for user engagement.

It is very simple to use. Just go to the website,  select your symbol & paste the special character wherever you want to paste it. If your website doesn’t support the direct special character then switch the option & change it to As HTML & paste the code in your website.

Keyhole

Search engine for Twitter

When we need to find something then we Google it but what will you do when you want a search result from a Twitter like social networking platform? Well it is easy if it could be the latest tweet but again if the tweet is too old or something it it easy to find for you? Thanks to Keyhole, which is a search engine for Twitter, you can now search this social platform. Just type your query or search term & it will come up with results.

This will not show you just results. You can explore things in every possible manner such as searching specific tweets if it is embedded with videos, photos, links & more.

fb.me/AppStore

iOS apps outside iTunes

If you have an iOS device then you are limited to iTunes. If you are getting bored with this & looking for a new way to discover apps then this app will help you out. You can download iOS apps without launching iTunes. Give it a try now. Click on link & explore the apps. Hope this will give you a new experience.

Icon Finder

Thousands of icons in all sizes

This could be the best place for you if you want some unique icons. Here you can explore over more than 450,000 icons. This website comes with a simple interface which reminds me of Google. Just type the icon type you want & explore. You can choose from free to a paid version. If you want lots of icon sets then I recommend that sign in & subscribe for unlimited plan so you haven’t to pay for extra. In this plan you can download unlimited icons in $29.

Office

Online Microsoft Office

May be you neglect the online version of Microsoft Office because you are using an offline version. I recommend that use the online version if you are working on any important topic because all data is saved on the drive so if you forget your laptop you can still access your data from anywhere. Many people use Google Drive but I think it has less features. You can check yourself & compare the both.

About Amira: Computer and communication Engineer, Social volunteer and Tech Lover.

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