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Cool Web Apps & Sites September 8, 2016 posted by

Canva – the website will help you become a designer (sort of)

Design is what makes your documents, websites, and cards stand out from all the others. Some websites where you can order business things give you some stock options to choose from but then you end up with the same thing everyone else has. Canva is the website that helps you design your own PR materials for a more unique look.


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SignEasy – sign anything anywhere right from your mobile phone

A lot of the business we do is digital these days and although you can get most things done with just a few clicks of a mouse, some business still calls for you to sign on the dotted line. If you can’t always get to the documents in person, then check out SignEasy, the online service that helps lets you sign documents digitally.


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BLOKDUST – design your own music for free with this website

Making music and playing with sound is traditionally thought of as something you do in a physical space. Thanks to the wonders of technology and the slow blurring of it with art, now you can play around with sound right on your web browser. BLOKDUST is a browser based sound creation tool.


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MerlinVision – train this program to identify birds

Are you bored and looking for a way to help science? Of course, you are! If you don’t have any plans for the weekend, why not help the Merlin Photo ID engine become smarter? Help tag photos to help this particular system identify birds.


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GiveDirectly – a different way to give

Many people give to charity as a way to help people who really need it but there have also been many headlines in the news that point out that those donations don’t always go towards things that will help anyone, other than the pockets of the charity themselves. GiveDirectly is a way to send money directly to the people who need it most.


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Bread Spreads Calculator – check out this free calculator and never go hungry again

We use calculators for all sorts of things. High-level math, tips, timing, but the real struggle is figuring out how much peanut butter we need to buy. Not just peanut butter, any spread that makes life worth living. Lucky for us, Bread Spreads Calculator is there for us.


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OpenStax – free textbooks (with some stipulations)

So you’ve probably seen the meme about Bill Gates and his wife offering textbooks for free through their website, OpenStax. This is not quite, exactly true but it is close. OpenStax is a free textbook resource that anyone can access.


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NYPL Emoji Bot – revealing the archives, one tweet at a time

Bots have been online since people started crowding digital chatrooms. You’ve probably run into more than a few on Twitter and passed them by. The New York Public Library Emoji Bot is one you’ll jump at the chance to engage with. It trades pictures for emojis.


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Word or Not – how much English do your really know?

Ever wondered how well you really know English? Are you really a master or can you just generally communicate? You can test how well you really know this language with the Word or Not vocabulary test. If you have four minutes, you can help science out and see how well you know this tricky language.


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iNaturalist – the social network for nature lovers

The world is a vast place filled to the brim with different types of lifeforms. So many that trained scientists can only capture so much. Good thing there are plenty of people armed with only curiosity out there to help out. iNaturalist is the social network designed to connect people interested in biodiversity and help further our understanding of the natural world.


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Unstuck – the website and app that wants to help you move on in your life

Life is hard and we all get stuck sometimes. Whether it’s on a creative project or a home improvement one, we all need a hand getting the wheels turning sometimes. Unstuck is the app that helps walk you through what’s holding you back and get you moving forward.


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PokeVision – find out where the good Pokemon are going to be before leaving your house

Are you playing Pokemon Go? I hope you’re having lots of fun trying to catch ‘em all! If you don’t want to just wander aimlessly around your neighborhood though, check out PokeVision, the map that lets you know where the Pokemon are spawning.


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More United – crowdfund your next political pick

Crowdfunding has really swept the world as a means to get things done. Got a weird art project or a game? Let people back you to reach your dreams. Need money for an unexpected medical expense or school function? There are people who are just waiting to help you out with that. More United is the website that wants to make crowdfunding political.


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ZType – learn to type, save the universe

Typing is an important skill to have. Even if you don’t sit behind a desk, knowing how to type well will open up doors of effortless communication for you. Most “learn to type” programs are boring or geared towards children. ZType is not either of those things. This Space Invaders typing game will make you obsessed with increasing your speed.


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ZType – learn to type, save the universe