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25 Useful Websites For 2017

Carefully picked useful websites

Today, the internet has become one of the most important parts of people’s lives.

The Internet is the best source for learning and even the best tool to kill time when you are bored.

We can say that the internet has made our life better by providing us the opportunity and the convenience of learning and doing things while sitting at home, at the office, or even when we are on vacation.

With so many useful websites online, it is almost impossible to know each and every one and some of them you might not have heard about even if you are tech-savvy person.

You may be surfing the internet daily but to find the most useful websites from the clutter of so many websites is not an easy task.

In this post we introduce you to some of the most useful websites of 2017

1.) www.Alternativeto.net

This website helps people by finding alternative websites, apps or software for basically anything digital. The alternatives given by AlternativeTo.net are based on user recommendations.

So, when you are having a problem with any website or mobile app or just wants to find an alternative, just visit AlternativeTo.net.

2.) www.RandomUsefulWebsites.com

Perhaps the mother of all useful websites as they actually collect useful websites in a database and serve them up randomly for their visitors.

An ever growing collection of useful websites is sure to make you want to come back and visit more than one time!

3.) www.Whoishostingthis.com

Whoishostingthis.com is an important website for serious webmasters, especially those wishing to view the company that is hosting a particular website.

They also provide their visitors with credible reviews of various hosting companies, thus; helping you to make an informed decision on which ones you should consider to host your upcoming website or blog.

4.) www.Downforeveryoneorjustme.com

If you are a person who is addicted to social networks and spends most of the time on sites like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter etc, then you are sure to freak out when those sites go offline. And, you will definately want to find out whether the website is down for everyone or just you!

5.) www.Adblockplus.org

It is a fact that pop-up ads, flashy banners and video ads are very annoying when they appear while you are searching for something. How will you feel if an ad interrupts you when you are watching a video on YouTube? Very disturbing right!

Adblockplus.org blocks all the annoying ads on the site that you are visiting and makes your internet surfing enjoyable again.

6.) www.Howtopronounce.com

If you are keen on learning a new language or if you are unsure how to pronounce a specific word correctly or not, then you should check out Howtopronounce.com.

The website is a free online audio pronounciation dictionary which helps you learn how to exactly pronounce any word or sentence.

It supports multiple languages so you can learn pronunciations of any words in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish etc.

7.) www.Convertfiles.com

If you want to convert any file, spreadsheet, audio file, video file, or any other file format into another format, you can easily do that at Convertfiles.com completely free.

This website allows you to convert files up to 250 MB and you will see more than 330 combinations of input and output file formats. You just need to select the file and choose the output format and results will be in front of you within seconds!

8.) www.Getpocket.com

If you see some interesting stuff like a video or an article on the web but don’t have time to look at it now, you can save it for reading or viewing it later by putting it in 'Pocket'.

This website has more than 22 million users world wide and is available for all major devices and platforms like iPad, iPhone, Android, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Windows and much more.

So you can now easily save interesting content from the internet and view it later whenever you have time on your mobile, tablet or PC without internet connection.

9.) www.Tineye.com

We all know how to search images online but what if we already have the image and want to know where it came from? This can be done with the help of this reverse image search tool. Just upload your image and TinEye.com will find where the image was first uploaded by using a digital fingerprint technique.

10.) www.Teamviewer.com

Teamviewer.com allows you to share your screen with anyone and allows you to work together in real time from any part of the world. You can connect to any computer or server around the world within a few seconds and can control the same as if you are sitting right in front of it.

So whether it is about joining a remote support session or attending an online meeting, or organizing web conferencing, TeamViewer makes it possible.

11.) www.Youtube-mp3.org

There may be many instances where you like the audio track of a specific video but can’t find the mp3 file of the same. You can now easily convert that video into mp3 format by using Youtube-mp3.org.

The best thing is that you don’t have to register or need an account to convert the video file to mp3 format; the service is available for free. You just have to fill in the YouTube link and it will convert to an mp3 file which can be downloaded by you.

12.) www.Lastpass.com

LastPass is a secure password management website and password generator that locks your passwords and personal information in a secure database. No more need to remember all the different passwords that you are using on multiple platforms because LastPass will remember them for you!

13.) www.Anystart.com

With Anystart.com, websurfers will have an easy browsing experience because this web portal categorizes the top websites on the internet all at one place!

Next time when you want to visit any authority website specifically for news, dating, traveling, social networks etc, go straight to anystart.com!

14.) www.Hellosign.com

With HelloSign, you can create an e-signature which will allow you to send and save documents digitally without involving any paperwork from wherever you are.

Many businesses and individuals are using this digital signing process to eliminate paperwork and to save time and money on printing, faxing, scanning or mailing the important documents that need signature and to make workflow more efficient.

15.) www.Truthfinder.com

If you have lost contact with a friend or classmate and want to know their contact details, or if you want to check up on your neighbors whether they have any arrest records, then the best tool for that is Truthfinder.com

This website is a people search engine which allows you to scan public records of the people residing in the United States and provide you the complete background report of the person you are looking for.

16.) www.Squadhelp.com

If you are looking for a better name or slogan for your website, brand, company, book or may it be anything, host a naming contest on squadhelp.com.

Squadhelp.com is a crowdsourcing platform where thousands of creatives across the globe compete by submitting their ideas for a name or slogan just for you!

17.) www.TuneFind.com

If you are watching a TV show or movie and you loved the music playing in the background and want to find out which song or music it was, just search for it on Tunefind.com.

The users of this community are passionate about movies, music and tv so you can be sure to find the tune you are looking for!

18.) www.Textmechanic.com

This website has a huge collection of text editing tools that includes removing of empty or duplicate lines, adding a prefix or suffix into lines, finding and replacing the text, sorting lines and much more.

No need for a registration, just paste your texts in to the empty box and start using the tools.

19.) www.Keepvid.com

One of the best video downloaders that you can look for is keepvid.com!

Keepvid.com allows you to download videos from a variety of sites like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion and much more. You just have to enter the URL of the page to download the video and no sign-up is required!

20.) www.Archive.org

Archive.org is an online non-profit library storing millions of website logs and screenshots where you can see archived versions of websites. Pretty handy if you want to go back in time and take a look on how a specific website used to look like in the past.

21.) www.Copyscape.com

As an online content creator it is very important to know if someone has plagiarized your work and published it somewhere else on the web and taken credit for it as if it were their own. Content theft is more common than most people think but with this free tool you can be sure to know if it has happened to you!

22.) www.Viabox.com

You know how annoying it can be when you're about to purchase something online and on the checkout page you find out that the store you're shopping from does not ship to your country! Now this can be solved by signing up at ViaBox because they provide you with a free US post adress so that you can send your products to it and from there, ViaBox will send it to your country!

23.) www.Mailinator.com

Are you one of those web surfers that don't want to give away your email adress when you are buying something online because you know that your email adress will probably end up on an annoying newsletters list and you will be the target of endless spammy emails?

Then head on over to Mailinator and pick a free temporary email adress that will auto-delete itself after a few hours.

24.) www.Anonymz.com

Want to post a link on your website and block everyone from knowing that you were the referrer? Then Anonymz.com can be a useful tool as it lets you add a short snippet of text in front of the link-url you are about to post.

25.) www.Screencast-o-matic.com

Screen recording couldn't be easier! Just download the software and start recording in a matter of seconds. Maybe you want to make a tutorial video and upload it to YouTube or save it on your computer? Screencast-o-matic's easy to use interface makes it as easy as 1-2-3!

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