Every day we browse through dozens of boring web pages and don’t even know what hidden treasures are waiting just a few clicks away. Links to these kinds of sites instantly move to ’Favorites’ and get forwarded to friends with a note saying ’check this out!!’
We share 15 sites you didn’t know you needed.
1. Time Travel
Here you’ll find detailed information on how the map of the world has been changing since 3000 BC. With a single click, you can find out everything about ancient kingdoms, empires, countries, or different historical eras.
2. Make Web Screenshots Online
This service allows you to save full web page screenshots, not just of the visible part of your screen. Paste the URL into a special form and save the resulting .jpg image (other formats available). If the process is taking too long, you can send the image to your email.
3. Go to a Random Useful Website
No more feeling guilty about mindless browsing. With each click, this site will take you to various yet useful pages. You don’t even know that you need some of this stuff!
4. Old Versions of Software
Do you firmly believe that the old version of a certain program was better, and developers have pretty much destroyed it with endless updates? With oldversion.com, you can download any of the previous versions of Windows, Mac, and Linux software if it’s no longer available from the official sources.
5. Print What You Like
This handy site lets you print out web pages while skipping ads, off-topic banners, and other useless info.
6. Get Notify
This little website tracks whether emails sent by you were opened and read by the receiver. It also provides the recipient’s IP Address, location, browser details, and more.
7. Delete Your Account from Web Services
Direct links for removing your accounts from pretty much every website. Once you’ve deleted all your online profiles, feel free to leave for that solitary retreat!
8. Self-destructing Notes
Create notes that will self-destruct after being read. You can use them for your super-secret spy correspondence needs.
9. Bedtime Calculator
An excellent, simple website that tells you when you need to go to bed, depending on when you want to wake up. The system is based on scientific sleep cycles to get you the best rest possible.
10. Dynamic Periodic Table
This is all you need to know about chemical elements but were too afraid to ask. A very useful site for anyone who wants to brush up on their Chemistry.
11. Evolution of the Web
This site shows the evolution of web technologies in the form of a nifty graph. You can find out about the development and deployment of web pages and web apps, check how user online activity has been changing throughout the years, and other fascinating data.
12. Free Driver Database
Here you can find drivers for almost any device that requires a driver installation. Moreover, this site will check if your computer needs any driver updates and will prompt you to download and install them.
13. Online Collection of Handheld Electronic Games
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the days of your golden gamer youth, this is the page for you. A marvelous selection of digitalised handheld electronic games from all around the world. Not only can you watch, you’re also allowed to play!
14. Watch the World Change
This unique project will show you how our planet has been changing for the last 30 years in under a minute. Choose the location and watch satellite photos morph into each other in a mesmerizing time-lapse video.
15. Send a Free Fax
The name is pretty self-explanatory. Send a free fax to your colleagues.
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