“What is a website that everyone should know about but few people actually know about?” asks redditor tj007s13. This is a common question on Reddit, but every time it gets new answers. Here are some of our favourite answers from the thread.
Real Life Resources
- Sheldon Brown’s Bicycle Technical Info: Old-school site full of info on building, outfitting and repairing bikes. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- Slader: Find answers to homework for specific textbooks. Use this to check your kids’ answers, not to cheat! But get ready for some annoying video ads.
- SuperCook: Tell the site what ingredients you have, and it will tell you what you can cook. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- GetHuman: How to reach a human at any customer service line.
Music and Media Browsing
- My 90s TV!: Uses thousands of YouTube clips to simulate flipping through TV in the 1990s. See also: My 80s TV! and My 70s TV!
- Every Noise at Once: Explorable network map of musical genres. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- Music-Map: Same as above, but artist-by-artist. It doesn’t play any music, but I just tested it using Mitski and Sleigh Bells and immediately found three new favourite artists.
- Radiooooo: Stream music from around the world and the last century. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- Radio Garden: Stream current radio from around the world.
- JustWatch: Search for titles across all streaming services. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- DeepL Translator: Alternative to Google Translate for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Polish. Use if Google’s literal translations are incoherent.
- Ineedaresume: Résumé and cover letter creator (previously on Lifehacker)
- waifu2x: Image enlarger and noise reducer optimised for anime-style art.
- Desmos Graphing Calculator: Replace your TI-83.
- Repl.it: In-browser programming environment.
- ReviewMeta: Separate fake Amazon reviews from real ones.
- Fakespot: Same, plus reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor and the Apple App Store. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- PC Part Picker: Build a custom PC and find the best price for every part. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- Product Chart: Compare computers and parts, filtered by multiple specs.
- CamelCamelCamel: Get alerts for price drops on Amazon. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- The Power of PowerPoint: Slick PowerPoint templates.
Ninite: Download and install essential software such as VLC, Dropbox, GIMP, Evernote and Malwarebytes, all at once. Ninite (Windows only) shows up on every “favourite sites” list. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- Noun Project: Search for a thing; get clean monochrome icons of that thing.
- Flaticon and Freepik: More free design assets.
- Material Design: Thorough introduction to the clean, functional material design system. Includes assets, a theme editor, and a lucid educational design guide that teaches principles of interaction, colour and motion.
- mobygratis: Free music from Moby for independent film and video projects.
- The Electric Typewriter: Collection of long-form journalism and essays, curated according to topic and author.
- WebOas.is: Tiny portal centred around multi-site search (kind of like those pre-Google search aggregators). Also has pages for cryptocurrency prices, tech news, and other “stocks! weather! sports scores!”-style content.
- Airport wifi: User-made Google map of Wi-Fi passwords at airport lounges around the world. (Previously on Lifehacker.)
- Privacy Tools: Compare VPNs to protect yourself while on airport Wi-Fi.
- The Cutting Room Floor: Wiki of “unused and cut content from video games”.
- Lightning Map: Real-time map of lightning strikes.
Check out hundreds more in the thread.