The 101 Most Useful Websites

Remember, this comes from a UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph and is thus slanted towards the needs of the British. The first ten here:

There are tens of millions of sites to visit. Not forgetting telegraph.co.uk, here are the only ones you actually need.

TECHNOLOGY

1 Google
http://www.google.com

The powerhouse of the internet and the only place many people go for information. But if you thought Google was a still a mere search engine, look again. Click on ‘more’ at the top of the homepage to discover the work of ‘GoogleLabs’ – more than 50 free tools and web pages that could change your internet life.

GoogleDocs lets you create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, store them online, share them with others and access them from wherever there’s an internet connection.

Googlemail is probably the best email program – it has virtually limitless capacity and you don’t need to change your email address to use it. The Google calendar is a powerful searchable diary that you can allow others to access, so family members can make appointments together.

SketchUp could be just the tool you are looking for to design that conservatory extension and see what it will look like once the builders have gone. Add to that databases for searching academic journals and books in the public domain, the powerful GoogleMaps, with its engaging satellite imagery, a finance page with live stock quotes and an easy-to-use online messaging system, and you can see why some people say Google is taking over the world – and, with GoogleMoon and GoogleMars, the rest of the galaxy, too.

2 Anonymouse
http://www.anonymouse.org

Surf the web without disclosing who or where you are.

3 iLounge
http://www.ilounge.com

Hints, tips and troubleshooting for your iPod and associated software.

4 Only2Clicks
http://www.only2clicks.com

If you use just a few websites, this lets you create a home page that has links to them all. Simple, free and practical.

5 Zoho
http://www.zoho.com

A suite of free business programs. From word processing and presentation software to tools for taking notes in meetings, planning projects and creating databases.

6 Backpack
http://www.backpackit.com

To-do lists, notes, ideas and calendar. Excellent for juggling projects and much more versatile than a ring folder.

7 GetNetWise
http://www.getnetwise.org

All you need to know about keeping the net safe – protecting children, preventing spam, avoiding viruses and stopping others accessing your personal details.

8 DaFont
http://www.dafont.com

More than 7,500 free fonts (for Mac and PC), so you can at last stop using Copperplate for your party invitations.

9 Pando
http://www.pando.com

The superfast way to send large files over the web. Don’t attach that family video to an email, Pando it instead.

10 FlipClips
http://www.flipclips.com

Turn your home videos into animated flip books. Much more appealing than another DVD.

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[To see the other 91 sites read the full article; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/3356874/The-101-most-useful-websites.html%5D

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One response to “The 101 Most Useful Websites

  1. 101 intersting ways to waste my time 😉 Actually there may be some I could use. In spite of the numerous hours I spend on the internet each day I rarely have time to play around. Thanks!
    I did not get the job incidentally. I will try again.

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