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16 super cool things you can do on the Internet for free

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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

Find tons of classic e-books at Project Gutenberg and Open Library. If you want to organize your ebooks, check out Calibre.

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

Coursera, MIT, and Khan Academy all offer free online courses that cover just about everything.

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

Listen to your favorite songs, find new artists, and make playlists at Spotify, or listen to online radio at Grooveshark.

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.

16. Relax

Check out Rainy Mood for a little ambiance.

Bonus thing: Smile, thanks to the world’s happiest facts.

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47 replies
  1. dilechrome
    dilechrome says:

    Once again proving the internet is both the greatest invention and maybe the greatest time sucker in history 🙂

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    • Dreamer
      Dreamer says:

      All the websites you suggested here are just great.These are really very useful..Rightly said Internet is great invention but not a time sucker it helps to stay connected to world and advanced technology..Great post..

      Reply
  2. AirFunGames
    AirFunGames says:

    The Mint website is great, though I also highly recommend you check out WaveApps.com, it is a free accounting software. We use it for small business management and personal finances. I am also wondering who would seek out an inmate pen-pal. Anyone tried that, would love to hear about it.

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  3. Shane
    Shane says:

    The boxes you can get for free from the USPS are for shipping, and too small for realistically using as moving boxes.

    Reply
  4. Mustafa Jabbar
    Mustafa Jabbar says:

    Awesome information shared you in this post, I never forget to share my friends. I just try GIMP image manipulation software for make image.

    Thanks

    Reply
  5. Bellaisa
    Bellaisa says:

    I did not know you could talk to a therapist for free online. That’s good to know, and a new link to point my readers towards! Cool…

    Reply
  6. Satta Matka
    Satta Matka says:

    All these above very nice and very informative. Specially for those who are using internet for whole the day and they do spend maximum time of their day on internet. I would like to suggest one money earning tip as well by doing Satta Matka guessing and playing Kalyan Matka online.

    Reply
  7. mominshakh
    mominshakh says:

    Well, Social bookmarking websites are those on which people share or search web pages, blog posts, videos, images, articles etc., that other people have bookmarked with the help of metadata

    Reply
  8. Luckydog007
    Luckydog007 says:

    Very useful sharing.How about add something about freeware or open-source software?As you know freeware is also great stuff on the internet.

    Reply
  9. Nigel
    Nigel says:

    You forget to mention, waste hours of your life on surfing the net with no particular purpose. That is what I use the net for.

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  10. Julie
    Julie says:

    If you like ebooks, obooko.com has free ebooks, and it’s a great way to discover new authors. Bookbub.com shows you ebooks that are om sale or free across different websites. There really is so much you can do online!

    Reply
  11. Webman
    Webman says:

    Wow man thats some useful information specially the first one I have been learning some languages lately but I am really amaze to see such a great learning site for free thank you for sharing.

    Reply
  12. jb
    jb says:

    Did anyone actually TRY 7 cups of tea therapy? Someone who barely types English had this response to my dilemma — Ok, then? OK then? what the heck qualifies that as therapy or help.

    Reply
  13. Ray
    Ray says:

    Better start with Project Gutenberg and other eBook sites. If you’re gonna spend time in the internet, why not learn something useful right?

    Reply

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