Posts by Category: Cool Web Apps & Sites

Cool web services and sites we really like.

Cool Web Apps & Sites May 30, 2016 posted by

Internet Health Test – is your ISP on the up and up?

We all use the internet. You’re using it right now to read this (thanks for reading!) and it’s a fair bet that nothing annoys you more than when your internet drops to those 1990 speeds. Sometimes it’s just a bad signal but maybe it’s not? Maybe your ISP is up to some funny business. Check out the Internet Health Test to make sure you’re getting all the speed you’ve paid for.


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Internet Health Test – is your ISP on the up and up?
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 27, 2016 posted by

Quickstitch – online tailoring services, clothing repair without the trip to the seamstress

Knowing how to properly tailor and mend your own clothing will save you money in the long run. It’s a life skill. If you’re terrible with a needle and thread, then don’t worry, there’s help for you and you don’t have to actually interact with anyone face to face for it. Quickstitch is the website focused on clothing alterations and repairs.


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Quickstitch – online tailoring services, clothing repair without the trip to the seamstress
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 24, 2016 posted by

Nextdoor – meet your neighbors without actually meeting your neighbors

If you live around other people, either urban or suburban, chances are, you live in a neighborhood and there are small things that happen hyper-locally that aren’t reflected in your daily social media newsfeeds. If you don’t want to add all your neighbors to your Facebook but you do want to stay abreast of the local going-ons, check out Nextdoor, the social network for your neighborhood.


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Nextdoor – meet your neighbors without actually meeting your neighbors
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 17, 2016 posted by

Fakespot – make sure those five stars weren’t just paid for before you pay for the product

So just about everything can be purchased online today but we don’t like to shop blindly. Because we can’t touch and feel what we’re purchasing online, we rely on reviews from people who have already tried the product to let us know what it’s like but not every review can be trusted, especially on Amazon. Fakespot is the web app that lets you know if those 5 stars are actually legit.


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Fakespot – make sure those five stars weren’t just paid for before you pay for the product
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 16, 2016 posted by

SpotiFlix – create and share your sick YouTube playlist with just a simple music pick

Have you ever just looked up a song on YouTube and then let the player just auto-play videos for a few hours? We’ve all done it. Finding music (or just videos in general to be honest) is one of the best things about the platform. If you like a good YouTube playlist, SpotiFlix will help you build them.


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SpotiFlix – create and share your sick YouTube playlist with just a simple music pick
Bookmark This! May 12, 2016 posted by

Crowdshipping – forget expensive couriers, let the crowd help you out instead

So you’ve got some stuff that you ordered that needs a way to get to you and shipping is not available or just really, really expensive. Or perhaps you’re going someplace and you’ve got some room for more stuff. Don’t let that extra space go to waste, you can turn it into money. Or if you need something delivered, you can send it with someone who is already going the right way. Here are three websites that hook senders/receivers up…


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Crowdshipping – forget expensive couriers, let the crowd help you out instead
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 10, 2016 posted by

Shop Goodwill – thrift store shopping from your desk

Thrifting is a lot of fun. Stepping into a second-hand shop is like a treasure hunt, you never know what oddities you’re going to find. Maybe it’s just weird junk but maybe you’ll stumble on something valuable. If you don’t have time to browse the shelves of thrift stores in the wild, check out Shop Goodwill, the bidding site for second-hand goods.


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Shop Goodwill – thrift store shopping from your desk
Cool Web Apps & Sites April 22, 2016 posted by

Kahn Academy App – brush up on your academics right from your phone

One of the great things about the internet is that it allows us to access information from just about anywhere about anything. Which is awesome when you want to learn something brand new. One of the key places on the internet to get your education on is Khan Academy and now you can access your learning flow with the Khan Academy App.


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Kahn Academy App – brush up on your academics right from your phone
Cool Web Apps & Sites April 19, 2016 posted by

PenguinWatch 2.0 – help science by looking at penguin pictures

Crowdsourcing is the go to these days for project funding, getting answers and scientific research. It’s true, science needs the help of the general public. Even if you’re not much of a scientist, you too can help out by simply looking at pictures. Added bonus: they’re adorable penguins. Help science out and contribute to PenguinWatch 2.0.


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PenguinWatch 2.0 – help science by looking at penguin pictures
Bookmark This! April 15, 2016 posted by

Precious Plastic – learn how to turn your garage into a recycling workshop

Recycling is a pretty common thing but even though everyone knows about it, there’s still a ton of plastic waste that ends up in landfills or just strewn about the city because people are also lazy. If you want to be a little bit more hands on with making the earth a better place, check out Precious Plastic, the site that will help you make your own recycling center.


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Precious Plastic – learn how to turn your garage into a recycling workshop
Cool Web Apps & Sites April 6, 2016 posted by

Custom Calendar Maker – print out your own monthly calendar for free

We all need calendars, most of us just use whatever app comes with our phones but there are those times you need a good old-fashioned paper calendar. If you don’t need or want to commit to a full glossy year, check out Custom Calendar Maker and print out your own custom month, all for free.


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Custom Calendar Maker – print out your own monthly calendar for free