The internet is a wonderful place: you can find answers to the most random questions you ever have, you can listen to music, watch movies, get something to eat without stepping foot outside, connect with people on the other side of the world, and other awesome things.

You know what is more awesome? That there are so many useful websites, apps, and services that are totally free. Redditor_2017 asked “What free things online should everyone take advantage of?“ and people came with an abundance of various resources, ranging from educational sites to ones giving financial services.

So here is a compilation of the amazing things that can be found online for free. Don’t forget to upvote the ones which you would use and feel free to add to the list in the comments!

More info: Reddit

#1

Dolly Partons Imagination Library

Dolly Partons Imagination Library

Dolly Partons Imagination Library if you have a child younger than 5. The send an age appropriate book once a month. It's amazing! I have so many books for my daughter since I signed up and she loves getting them in the mail!

dirtpunkgirl , Dolly Partons Imagination Library Report

Nicky
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This is the best thing ever!!! My daughter LOVED getting free books each month! We then re-gift the books to schools in Oakland and overseas literacy programs.

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#2

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg. Lots of free classic books.

hello_friend_ , Project Gutenberg Report

Fred L.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Funily enough it is currently not available in Germany due to legal reasons.

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#3

Photopea

Photopea

Photopea. It's a Photoshop clone that is completely free (unintrusive side banner ad, can be removed by a one time payment) and has all the basic features of Photoshop, using basically the same interface. If you're used to Photoshop and just need to get something quick done, there's nothing better out there. Best of all, it's completely contained within your browser. There's no installation, no local files, not even an account or sign in.

11_1000_11 , photopea Report

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Pixlr is similar.

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#4

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Use Khan Academy for literally everything. It’s free knowledge that you can use to clep out of university courses, or to simply invest your time in a worthwhile topic. Free quality education is best education.

[deleted] , Khan Academy Report

42reasons2panic
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Khan Academy is an amazing lifesaver that we didn't deserve.

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#5

Skiplagged

Skiplagged

Skiplagged for flights. It’s so good that United sued them and lost.

They essentially exploit the pricing manipulation that airlines use. Example, if you want to go from Phoenix to Atlanta, sometimes a ticket from Phoenix to Ft. Lauderdale connecting through Atlanta is cheaper. This website finds those flights for ya. Just don’t check in a bag!

thomasdantas , skiplagged Report

denzoren
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This I've got to check...especially when we can travel again.

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#6

Scihub

Scihub

Scihub. Endless Free college books

commandament , Scihub Report

Stimpy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

AND peer-reviewed scientific publications that are otherwise hidden behind a paywall!

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#7

My 90s TV

My 90s TV

My 90s TV.

This is more of a novelty website, but I think it's pretty cool and you can lose yourself for hours with nostalgia. It basically uses YouTube videos to simulate watching TV in 90s and you can specify what year you want and what categories you want to see when you change channels.

There is also a My 80s TV and a My 70s TV

-eDgAR- , My 90s TV Report

Dogs_are_cool
Community Member
2 weeks ago

ahhhh the 90’s

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#8

Freecycle

Freecycle

Freecycle its litterly people giving away stuff they dont need/want any more that they can't/don't care enough to sell

TheAwkwardDyslexic , freecycle Report

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
2 weeks ago

*Immediately opens a tab to go to Freecycle*

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#9

Archive

Archive

Archive has lots of old but free content. For example a lot of DOS games, directly playable through the browser.

purringfox , Archive Report

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This is probably the worst description of archive.org that I've seen so far. It's so much more than this!

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#10

Gimp

Gimp

GIMP, it’s a free version of photoshop.

RobloxianNoob , GIMP Report

42reasons2panic
Community Member
2 weeks ago

this is the one i was talking about

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#11

Unsplash

Unsplash

Unsplash is where you can get free photos of just about anything, provided by the photographers themselves, to do with what you like.

Elin-Calliel , Unsplash Report

Radek Suski
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Pixabay isn't bad to

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#12

Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo I have been using this for quick Spanish lessons with my morning coffee for a couple years now. It doesn't override the need to take classes for college credits, but I recently had to take a course and it was a breeze. There are a few hundred languages that it teaches and the mobile app makes it easy to do anywhere while waiting.

justadrtrdsrvvr , Duolingo Report

Forty-Two
Community Member
2 weeks ago

**warning** only good for spanish, german, french, dutch, esperanto, and english. with anything else it gets very low-quality and short. (also it really doesn't outright teach you grammar or stuff for the lesser-travelled languages)

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#13

1aauto

1aauto

1aauto. It is a car parts supplier, but their videos show exactly what tools you need, what parts you need, and how to do a repair yourself. Great money saver if you don’t know much about mechanics. Someone I knew was going to get screwed by their mechanic (700 bucks for a water pump replacement). Showed them that, they did it themselves for 30 bucks. It makes it quicker too, knowing what tools you need ahead of time for your particular car.

Creepysideboob , 1aauto Report

MCathenaE
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I have used them for a new car computer, installed myself. Saved me thousands through a dealership.

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#14

Futureme

Futureme

Futureme.

You can write letters to yourself (or other people) in the future! I personally love this type of self reflection and self support from my past self.

This way, I'll always have someone wishing me a happy birthday, even if it's just past me.

lenerz , futureme Report

Sandra
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I use this one all the time to remind myself of doctors appointments or anything else important

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#15

Zotero

Zotero

Maybe not everyone, but for students Zotero is a lifesaver. It will store your sources, import them to a bibliography in whatever citation style you need, and even create in-text citations in your paper. It saves hours of work.

secondhandbanshee , Zotero Report

MrOwlAteMyMetalWorm.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Here is a tight hug to whoever added this.Know that you are appreciated and loved.

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#16

Camelcamelcamel

Camelcamelcamel

Camelcamelcamel is really nice to track online prices to help you get the best deal. Also Black Friday is a myth and the sales aren't good at all.

Magikarp_King , Camelcamelcamel Report

CV Virtue
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Note that it doesn't look at shipping costs. I have one thing I've had lurking with them for years, which regularly appears at my desired price -- but with shipping of four times the asking price.

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#17

Openlearn

Openlearn

OpenLearn from the UK’s Open University - free courses for all levels of study, samples of university materials, study skills nd tie-ins to BBC documentaries. Everything under Creative Commons licence so you can use it as you see fit:

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

iCowboy , OpenLearn Report

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I can't recommend this enough. I've studied science subjects with my home ed kids and took a beginners business course that really helped me. The courses tend to cycle so if you missed one it will be back around again soon.

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#18

Library Genesis

Library Genesis

Library Genesis, a great place to look for and download college/university textbooks for free, as well as other books.

EarlyHemisphere , Library Genesis Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 weeks ago

You can also try emailing the author of the book and politely asking for an electronic copy. The publishing house gets 99% of the money from textbook sales, so the author might just give you a free one.

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#19

Waze And Google Maps

Waze And Google Maps

Google Maps and Waze are so useful if still blows my mind that they are free. Waze does have ads that show up when you are stopped but it's still free and had a lot of great features. They have slowly been moving the more popular features to Google Maps too like speed trap reports and current speed/speed limit.

pops992 , Waze Report

Jenny Gordon
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I've been a Waze user for a couple of years and it's absolutely amazing. It gives traffic reports, speed camera alerts and all sorts of other cool things. Highly recommended as a sat-nav!

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#20

Terms Of Service; Didn't Read

Terms Of Service; Didn't Read

Terms of Service; Didn't Read.

A free site for people too lazy to read the entire ToS.

numbers909 , Terms of Service; Didn't Read Report

Yeah, you heard
Community Member
2 weeks ago

So people can't be bothered to read the terms of service, but they can be bothered to go onto thus website to read the terms of service. Hmm 🤔

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#21

Heavens Above

Heavens Above

Astronomer here! You can look up all the satellites flying over your house tonight, including the ISS, Hubble Space Telescope, those pesky Starlink satellites, and whatever else your heart desires, complete with star maps and precise timing. The website is called Heavens Above and there is an Android app, but unfortunately no iOS one last I checked. (For iOS I use “Sputnik!” which is free and tells me the ISS and Hubble passes overhead.)

It should be noted btw that many if not most of these objects are visible even in a city if on a good pass right above you. So out and see some cool stuff! :)

Andromeda321 , Heavens Above Report

Nevits Yibble
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Astrophotographer here. There are several apps available - like Night Sky for example - that are far better than this. If you hold your phone to the sky the app tells you what you're looking at (or point it at the ground for a view from the other side of the planet). Zoom in with two fingers and tons of deep space stuff is revealed

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#22

Top Class Actions

Top Class Actions

Top Class Actions basically a site that lists active class action lawsuits you might qualify for. I've used it for trivial things like suing red bull for a free case because it "didn't give me wings" but on a serious note. It made me aware of the suit against Equifax for leaking my data. That should be a settlement worth over a $100. It's a cool way to hold corporations semi accountable, and score some money/freebies for any wrongdoing that went under the radar.

Zee_Ventures , Top Class Actions Report

Parmeisan
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Here is the English version: https://topclassactions.com/

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#23

Free File

Free File

If you're in the USA and you earn less than a certain amount of money -- currently $69,000 -- you can use the same software to file your taxes for free.

The system is called Free File, and companies that sell you tax software are trying very hard to make it difficult to find. Don't let them.

Portarossa , Free File Report

Frankenfrog
Community Member
2 weeks ago

So glad I live in a country where this happens automatically and I don't have to do anything except under certain circumstances

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#24

Melody Ml

Melody Ml

I recently found this

melody.ml.

Use it. I swear.

U can isolate vocals, drums, bass from mp3. Files You'll need an email address to download the isolated files

actionshooter74 , melody ml Report

Stephen Moratti
Community Member
2 weeks ago

there are a few sites that do this e.g. https://vocalremover.org/ which is more convenient to use . They use all use the spleeter engine which you can download and modify yourself https://github.com/deezer/spleeter

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#25

Blender

Blender

Just started using Blender, an open source video editor and animation tool. Good for making YouTube videos.

WichitaLineman , Blender Report

Charlotte A.
Community Member
2 weeks ago

As far as I know, Blender is primarily a 3D modelling software...

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#26

Flightradar24

Flightradar24

Flightradar24.

It allows you to see plane traffic live

Karlottobenz , Flightradar24 Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 weeks ago

And to look up the [sometimes] interesting history of the aircraft you'll be flying on. I once flew on United Airline's oldest aircraft then in service, a 29 year old, MD-80.

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#27

Codecademy

Codecademy

Codecademy is an awesome site to learn how to use some programming languages. Doesn't get into the really advanced stuff, but it's good for a start.

LeowRojas , Codecademy Report

BlahBlahBlackSheepah
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I like it. I learned a lot quickly and use what i learned³ all the time. Light html skills are useful and impress employers

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#28

Thenounproject

Thenounproject

Thenounproject has a wide selection of icons. I use them for presentations!

czarthedrummer , thenounproject Report

Stimpy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Not free!

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#29

Nexus Mods

Nexus Mods

Nexus mods.

Nexus mods has thousands of video game mods, made by independent content creators, available to download at no cost.

I recently downloaded a bunch of mods for a new Fallout 3 playthrough from nexus! The game still crashes every 15 minutes but damn it’s still soo good.

TrampStampChamp_ , Nexus mods Report

KnownAsJetty
Community Member
2 weeks ago

i usally use curseforge for mods

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#30

The Anki Flashcard

The Anki Flashcard

The anki flashcard app for laptops is really dope for committing things to long-term memory and is free

hystorymystory , The anki flashcard Report

DragonWhisperer15
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I can get behind anki. It helped me memorize 6-8 pages of material in a month

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