The Beatles sang it and countless philosophers have claimed it, the best things in life are free. But is it really the case? Well, if you’re hanging out on the Internet, the answer is a resounding “yes”. To see why, check out the sixteen fantastic free things you can do online down below.
If all of this online awesomeness has you feeling a bit nostalgic for the old days of the Internet, take a trip back in time and check out 14 websites from the 1990s that are somehow still around.
1. Learn to code
Learn coding for free at Code Academy. They offer interactive lessons in several computer languages, such as HTML and Python.
2. Retouch photos
GIMP offers free photo manipulation software.
3. Read a book
4. Get free boxes
Moving? Get free boxes from USPS.
5. Learn a language
Duolingo offers free language learning in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.
6. Take free online courses
7. Improve your vocabulary and fight world hunger
Free Rice donates 10 grains of rice for every vocabulary question that you get right. If you use AdBlock, be sure to turn it off–it’s how they’re able to donate!
8. Get medicine
You can find coupons for your prescriptions at GoodRx.
9. Get free sheet music
IMSLP has a library of free downloadable sheet music in the public domain.
10. Manage your finances
Mint helps you track your spending easily, for free.
11. Watch a complete documentary
Documentary Heaven has tons of amazing documentaries available online for free.
12. Listen to your favourite music
13. Talk with a therapist
You can talk online privately with a trained active listener or therapist at 7 Cups of Tea.
14. Find your laptop
Prey Anti-Theft helps you to protect your devices from theft by tracking their location.
15. Make friends with an inmate
Meet-An-Inmate is an online penpal service for the currently incarcerated.
Check out Rainy Mood for a little ambiance.
Bonus thing: Smile, thanks to the world’s happiest facts.