100 Unique and Useful Websites on the Internet (Updated)

Social Positive's 100 Unique and Useful Websites on the Internet
100 Unique and Useful Websites on the Internet

* This post first appeared on Social Positives on 15th May 2015.

The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers and users together. Billions of users are surfing millions of websites, blogs everyday.

 The Internet is an amazing source and they offer some useful websites for the users. If you visit a website that might be useful and interesting for you but another one feels that’s not special.
 

We already published the list of 75 websites. Today we have to update the site to the best 100. We have removed some outdated websites and added more websites. Here we go.

1. Alexa.com – The web information company provides commercial web traffic data for everyone.

2. SpeedTest.net – Easy way to test your broadband speed.

3. Iconfinder – Free Icon search engine.

4. Archive.org – The wayback machine to see how the website looks in the past.

5. FlightStats.com – Global Flight Tracker and Travel Planning.

6. Imgur.com – Worlds greatest image hosting and sharing service.

7. Askboth.com – One search and get results from Google, Bing and Twitter

8. Wolframalpha.com – Computation knowledge engine.

9. StatsCrop.com – Free Website Analyzer

10. RankSignals.com – Free Backlink checker, can easily categorize nofollow, dofollow, hot links for your website.

11. GTMetrix.com – Check your websites speed.

12. Sleepytyi.me – The Bedtime calculator.

13. Snapito.com – Take full-length website screenshots.

14. WordCounterTool.com – Accurate word counter and also can use to test your typing speed.

15. SmallSEOTools.com – Prefect plagiarism checker.

16. Xmarks.com – A powerful tool to Bookmark, Sync and Search.

17. TwitterFeed.com – Create feeds and connect with your Twitter account, Facebook profile or pages and LinkedIn profile.

18. ManageFlitter.com – Advanced Twitter profile management tool.

19. Paper.li – News curation platform. Become a news publisher with paper.li and Twitter.

20. Ustream.tv – Worlds best and easiest way to stream live video.

21. Zamzar.com – Online file conversion site that works for hundreds of formats.

22. Google Translate –  Translate texts just typing or as a document.

23. Vocaroo.com – Simple online voice recorder and you can download in different formats.

24. Cutmp3.net – Easily cut MP3 files online.

25. Similarsites.com – Find similar websites that you liked.

26. PaperRater.com – Free online grammar and spelling check.

27. Keybr.com – How fast you are typing? Check your speed with Keybr.

28. Pastebin.com – Pastebin is a website where you can store text online for a set period of time.

29. IsitDownRightNow.com – Check your favorite websites whether they are down or not.

30. PeekYou.com – Free people search engine. To find your friends other Social Network profiles by username, first name or last name.

31. MyIPAddress.com – Figure out your I.P. address.

32. MailStrom.co – Widely used tool to clean Email Inboxes. Mailstrom works with Gmail, Google Apps Email, Outlook, Apple, AOL, Exchange IMAP and any other email service that supports IMAP.

33. ProxySite.com – Access any website on the Internet quickly and without giving up your privacy.

34. Google Drive – Save  photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos starts you with 15 GB of freeGoogle online storage.

35. WooRank – One of the most popular Website Review and SEO Tool. You can an create an advanced review to track and optimize your website.

36. PDFmyURL.com – Convert any URL or Webpage to PDF online.

37. TrueCaller.com – Truecaller will completely transform your mobile phonebook experience with a smarter set of features that will improve your daily life.

38. XE.com – You can calculate live currency and foreign exchange rates with this free currency converter.

39. Mint.com – With Mint you can see all your balances and transactions together. Mint automatically pulls all your financial information into one place, so you can finally get the entire picture.

40. OldVersion.com –  OldVersion.com has been supplying the online community with old versions of various programs.

41. Squirt.io – Speed read the web one word at a time.

42. Duckduckgo.com – The search engine that doesn’t track you.

43. Goo.gl – Url shortener from Google. Allows you to track, in real-time, the clicks and referrers. You can see your existing links and avoid duplication.

44. StumbleUpon – Website discovery engine. A collection of best pages on the Internet.

45. About.me – A complete professional page about you.

46. Evernote – Save your notes for lifetime.

47. ResizeYourImage.com – Resize your image, it's free and easy.

48. GoogleWebDesigner –  A free and easy tool to create animated, 3 HTML5 Ads in minutes.

49. MyFonts.com – Fonts for prints, products and screens. Determine the font name from an image.

50. QRStuff.com – Free Online QR code generator.

51. OnlineConcersion.com – Convert anything to anything.

52. Plaxo.com – Plaxo helps you to organize, manage, and access your contacts in one place.

53. MiiCard.com – Your online internet identity.

54. WeTransfer.com – Share big files for free and secure. Can send up to 2GB in a single time.

55. PrivNote.com – Send notes that will self-destruct after being read.

56. Join.me – Free screen sharing with anyone on the web.

57. IMDb.com – Especially for movie lovers. To find who has been in which film and what the name of that actor is.

58. TypingWeb.com – Learn to type. Free typing tutor and lessons.

59. TwitLonger.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.

60. TwitterSpirit.com – Set an expiration date or time to your Twitter tweets.

61. HootSuite.com – Manage multiple social networks from a single dashboard.

62. Quora.com – Source for knowledge. Question and Answer Website.

63. LeanDomainSearch.com – Domain searching tool that helps users to find their favorite domains related domains easily with one click. Lean Domain Search shows thousands of related domains that are available to register.

64. PayPal – Worlds faster and secure online money transferring system. Pay and get paid.

65. Who.is – Find information on any domain name or website.

66. Safeweb.norton.com – Is your website? Look up a site and get the rating.

67. Unfurlr.com – Find the original link behind the short link.

68. PushBullet.com – Connect your Personal computer, Tablet or Smartphone and share, images, texts, files etc.

69. RandomCodeGenerator.com – This tool can generate up to 100.000 unique random codes at a time.

70. DMCA.com – Protect your content.

71. Cnet.com – Tech News, Product Reviews, secure software downloads etc.

72. OnlineChartTool.com – On Onlinecharttool.com you can design and share your own charts online and for free.

73. WpThemeDetector – WordPress Theme Detector is the perfect free online tool to find out WordPress theme or plugins is that awesome site using.

74. HTML.am –  You can find all things HTML – from HTML codes, HTML editors, HTML generators and more.

75. Pixabay.com – You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial purposes.

76. Klout.com – Check your social media score.

77. IGLOMovies.com – Watch free movies. You can find the latest most popular movie titles on the site.

78. BugMeNot.com – Enter a website to see if the bugmenot community has shared any logins for it.

79. Scr.im – Convert your email address into a short, safe link you can share on the web,

80. GetNotify.com – Free email tracking service to check whether or not your sent email gets read by the recipient.

81. TinEye.com – Best reverse image search engine.

82. Noteflight.com – Print music sheets and write your own music online.

83. FaxZero.com –  Send faxes to US and Canada for free.

84. StickK.com – StickK offers you the opportunity, through ‘Commitment Contracts’, to show to yourself and others the value you put on achieving your goals.

85. Boxoh.com – Boxoh can track your USPS, UPS, FedEx, or DHL/Airborne packages.

86. PicMonkey.com – Simple free online image editor.

87. Yammer.com – Private social network that helps employees collaborate across departments, locations, and business apps.

88. Sync.in – Sync.in is a web based word processor for people to collaborate in real-time.

89. ScribbleMaps.com – ScribbleMaps allows you to create custom maps, widgets, and images.

90. Fiverr.com – Hire people to complete small tasks for $5.

91. Tripit.com – TripIt organizes your travel plans in one place. Finds alternative flights. Sends real-time alerts.

92. FitDay.com – Track and analyze your nutrition, weight loss, diet and fitness over the web. Its free and private.

93. WunderList.com – you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist will help you.

94. Fuelly.com – Understanding your fuel consumption and vehicle’s actual costs can help you save big money.

95. Kiva.org – Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

96. Mixlr.com – Mixlr is a simple way to share live audio online.

97. ShoeBoxApp.com – Free unlimited photo storage, so you can rediscover your photos anywhere. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC.

98. Mathway.com – Free math problem solver answers your algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics homework.

99. CalorieKing.com – CalorieKing has the weight control tools most recommended by health professionals.

100. CamelCamelCamel.com – Amazon price tracker monitors millions of products and alerts you when prices drop, helping you decide when to buy.

 

About Mohammed Anzil

I'm Mohammed Anzil, Founder of SocialPositives.com and CoFounder of AndroidConnections.com. SEO, Link Builder & Blogger. More Interested in Social Media and Networking. Contributor on SocialMediaToday.com, web's best thinkers on social technology.

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What best describes what kind of typist you are?

Typist DifferencesDid you know that there are various kinds of typist?  No?  Okay, well neither did I even as a transcriptionist of over 20 years!  Why?  Because with the digital world and the advancements that have been made between transcribing from a microcassette to now transcribing mp3, mp4 and other audio formats, my job role has changed without me even realising it.

When I researched the subject further, that is when it became apparent that there are indeed different types of typist and the variations I am now going to explain.

Audio Typist

 An audio typist is someone who specialises in typing text from an audio source which they listen to. – Wikipedia

The source is a Dictaphone in which the person speaks into with instructions on where to pause, stop, start a new sentence or new paragraph.  Sounds easy but having done this type of audio typing in the 1990’s from a microcassette this takes a lot of getting used to but once you have mastered it, in comparison to transcription (which I will explain next) this is an easier way of learning audio typing because you do not have to determine where the grammar, new paragraphs etcetera go it is all done for you by the person dictating.

Transcriptionist

A transcriptionist is similar to an audio typist, but the audio source is more likely to be a recording of someone speaking naturally instead of a dictation. – Wikipedia

So in comparison to an audio typist where I started over 20 years ago (see my post why I love being a transcriptionist) transcription is where I am the transcriptionist listening to a person either recording say calm relaxing affirmations to music I determine where ALL the grammar should be, the paragraphs and when to insert a necessary um or ah to read correctly.  This can be easier with Interview transcription between they are a question and answer scenario.

Focus groups are a difficult area for a transcriptionist having to determine which speaker is saying what, inserting the correct grammar, paragraphing if one person has quite a bit to say. When there is more than one speaker when the speaker changes the typist starts a new line; a lot to think about when there are more than three or four speakers.

Of course along with this and being a transcriptionist the client may require the um’s and ah’s left in the actual transcript (known as strict verbatim transcription) and time-stamping for easy reference to the audio.

So although technology has made transcribing as a profession a lot easier and flexible in a much not going out to an office and using micro cassettes, you can download a mp3 or mp4 file and start transcribing immediately.  But it is actually harder now because of all the responsibility that has since now transferred to the transcriptionist; recording meetings, interviews, phone conversations has never been easier, but in certain situations, background noise can be an issue in as much it is difficult to hear what is being said.  Dictaphone dictation is usually very clear because the person recording is using specialist equipment aware that they are dictating and adjusts their voice accordingly;  the typist has specialist equipment.

That’s not to say that a transcriptionist doesn’t have specialist equipment they do, pretty much the same as what an audio typist’s equipment consists off which is a headset, foot pedal, adjustable speed control, tape counter, backspace feature, pause, search. 

A professional transcriptionist, however, will not have a micro-cassette player but professional transcribing software on a laptop or desktop that will indeed have adjustable play speed control, backspace feature used by the foot pedal so that the typist does not have to take their fingers off the keyboard and a headset to enable total clarity of what is being spoken and not hearing anything in the background within they are working in.

Medical Audio Typist/Medical Secretary

A medical audio typist usually types up clinical letters and notes from dictation of patients’ appointments, tests, operations and procedures and may work in a hospital or health centre for one or more clinician.

Another area that I have had experience in working as a medical audio typist in an outpatient department for a large health authority.  A medical secretary has other duties apart from typing dictations for out-patients appointments, test or operations.  A medical audio typist may type non-standard letters, take phone calls for the Doctor they are working for, file letters and reports, diary management, adding or removing patients from procedure lists, the list can go on depending on the department, job requirements and so on.

Medical transcription is a specialist knowledge type of transcription and can be carried out remotely in certain circumstance; outsourcing specialist types of audio transcription is becoming increasingly popular due to the cost saving and convenience.  A medical secretary would not usually work remotely and would travel to their job.

Copy Typist

A copy typist is someone who specialises in typing text from a source which they read. – Wikipedia

A copy typist and in fact any typist from the outset much know how to touch type.  The reason for this is that a touch typist does not have to look at the keyboard, they look at the document they are reading from to copy type.

I enjoy copying typing because to me it is easy, just look at writing or notes and just type away!  (I have been typing since I was young, though – see my post Why I love being a transcriptionist).

Stenographer

A stenographer usually uses a special machine to type a kind of shorthand of what was said in court. – Wikipedia

A Stenography Machine The Different Types of Typist
A Stenography Machine The Different Types of Typist

A stenographer / court reporter uses a special keyboard machine, shorthand, or voice writing equipment to produce official transcripts of what was spoken in a courtroom or official proceedings.  A court report typically works for law firms, local government, local council meetings and other official roles.

 

 

 

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