10 Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

I’ve got 10 useful websites to show you in various categories that some of you may wish you knew about earlier.

PDFdrive

PDF drive

This is for those of you that were requesting another source to download ebooks. Nn their home page, you’ll see a list of books that are trending. At the top, you could do a search or you could select one of the several categories listed on the right to browse their selection. If you select one of the ebooks, it’ll open a new page where you can preview and download the PDF. On this page, you’ll also see a listing of similar books that may be of interest to you. PDF drive is free to use with no ads or download limits.

CodinGame

CodinGame

This is for programmers out there looking to improve your skills in a fun and interesting way. It lets you code a browser-based game with more than 25 languages to choose from. You can also create multiplayer games that you can play with your friends. When you’re ready, select get started. It will first ask you to sign up or you can continue without an account. When you first start out, it will give you a basic tutorial. Just follow the steps. CodinGame is a cool way to learn the basics of programming.

StillTasty

StillTasty

This has information to let you know how long you can keep thousands of foods and beverages. On StillTasty you’ll see that you can browse shelf-life information by category. I’ll select dairy and eggs. The categories are organized in alphabetical order and there are several pages in this category. So, this is not the most efficient way to find what you’re looking for. Back on their homepage, I have found that doing a search works a lot better so, I’ll do a search for cheesecake. The search gives me two options to choose from commercially frozen or freshly baked. I’ll select freshly baked. Now this lets me know that if I store that cheesecake in the refrigerator, it will last for one week and freezing it will make it last for two to three months. There are also tips here that can help you out. StillTasty is a useful site to determine the shelf life of food.

Cymath

Cymath

It is math problem solver with steps to show your work which can help you to learn certain concepts. It’s simple to use. You could either enter in a problem or choose one of the many topics. If you select the virtual keyboard icon, you can find symbols that you may not have on your physical keyboard. Now entering a problem to show you how it works. Once you have your problem entered, select solve. It will now show you all the steps that are needed to solve your problem. They do offer a premium version called Cymath plus which is not needed but does contain many useful features. One of those features will show you why a step is taken which can be helpful in the learning process. Cymath also has an app for iOS and Android.

Gwiki

Gwiki

It removes the links for Wikipedia pages to make copying and pasting into document software like Microsoft Word a lot easier without the need for you to remove those links individually. This can be useful for homework assignments or other presentations. On the Wikipedia page, you can see there are a lot of blue links. Go to the address bar and copy the URL and then back on Gwiki, paste that link and then hit enter on your keyboard. Now you have that same Wikipedia page without any of the links. You can go in and copy any of that page that you need. At the bottom you have two options. You can copy the entire article to your clipboard to paste it wherever you need to and you can open Google Docs to paste it on there if you want. Just remember when using Wikipedia as a source that the information is sometimes less than reliable.

Gravit Designer

Gravit Designer

It is a free cross-platform vector design app that can be used in your browser without the need to download any software. It contains several tools that you find in other programs like Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape. What many of you will appreciate is the clean looking interface. If you have used vector design software before this, shouldn’t be too difficult for you to figure out. If you need further help, they do have tutorials on YouTube and they have an active forum to get help with your issues. Whether you’re working on graphics for websites, marketing materials or icons, Gravit Designer is one you should consider.

Twofoods

Twofoods

It is a food comparison tool that compares the nutritional data of two food items, so you can make healthier food choices. It couldn’t be any easier to use. Enter a food item then enter another food item in the Box to the right and then click on compare. Obviously banana was going to be the healthier of those two choices. You can also compare food from restaurants as well. Let’s see which one is healthier a Big Mac from McDonald’s or a whopper from Burger King. It looks like the Big Mac is the healthier of the two but not by much. When you can’t decide between two food choices check out Twofoods.

Movie-Map

movie-map

It can help you find similar movies to the ones you like which can help you to find something new to watch. It’s made by the same people that make the Music-Map website. Let’s go with pulp fiction. On Movie-Map, the closer the names of other films are to the movie you searched, the more likely they are similar. According to the site the closest one to pulp fiction is Fight Club. When you’re having trouble finding a film to watch, give movie map a tribe.

Hacksplaining

Hacksplaining

It was created to teach developers about security vulnerabilities. You can learn to hack on this site too. Learning how to hack is one of the best ways to learn how to protect yourself from attacks. There are several lessons to choose from including SQL injection, cross-site scripting, click jacking and many others. Some of the courses require that you sign up to get access. At this time, there is no cost to use this site. If you are a newer developer, Hacksplaining is a website that you should know about.

Instructables

Instructables

This website specializes in user created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects. The site has been around for more than 10 years and I’m still surprised when people tell me they have never heard of it. Navigating the site is easy. You could do a search at the top or select from one of several categories including technology, workshop, home and many others. I’ll choose technology, you’ll see several DIY projects listed. For those of you that own an echo dot this one might be useful for you. If you move your mouse cursor over technology, you’ll see a listing of the various categories. Holding your cursor over each choice will show you subcategories to the right that you can choose from. If you’re looking for a cool new project, checkout Instructables.

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