20 Awesome Utility Sites You Must Know About

by Swetha Sridharan on February 1, 2013

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FOR THE WORDOMANIAC IN YOU

Are you crazy about words? Do you go nuts if you can’t find the meaning of any word? Always thinking of the latest swear words that you can use on your enemy?

Wordhippo helps you out with anything and everything  about words. Want to find the meaning, antonyms, use thesaurus, pronunciation and rhyme, translate, singular or plural of any word you can find it here.  This is an online free website which helps you to figure all about the word you want.

And if you are looking for more trendy words, go for Urbandictionary. If you feel left out in conversation where people use latest words and can’t find their meaning even in the oxford dictionary.  Urbandictionary saves your day. It is a modern dictionary written by people like us. This dictionary cannot be used everywhere since the meaning is often direct and coarse.

Note :You can even be an author of a new word and can publish it in this site!

FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS

Are you a music addict, who cannot live without listening to songs and hate asking your friends to lend them their collection of latest songs?  Here’s two fantastic websites to iron out your problem.

If you are feeling happy or sad or heart-broken or emotional and want to listen to songs in the similar genre related to your mood,  Musicovery plays you songs biased on your mood. There’s this awesome feature known as the music mood pad which has two axis ranging from dark to positive and calm to energetic. Each song is allotted a place in the mood pad based on its genre and the emotion it evokes. Though, having an account is necessary for this site.

And if you want to listen to songs by your favorite artist or band or the most popular songs, free online Grooveshark is your destination. No account is required for Grooveshark. It’s an online free music shop. You can create, edit and maintain your own playlist. Latest and the most popular songs are available. You can even upload your songs to the site and create your own playlist.

Related post : How to Download free international songs using Groove Shredder

Irritated of having to wait or listen to the whole song just to hear your favourite part? cutmp3  is an online mp3 cutter which enables you to modify the songs. You can also cut the favorite part of your song and set it as your ringtone.  This site does not affect the quality of the song. It is easier, faster and more convenient than other mp3 cutters.

ARE YOU AN ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR??

Do you have your head in the cloud for most of the time that you lose slip of even the smallest work you have to complete? Missing having an application like sticky notes of your desktop, to help you remember small things online? Evernote is your solution. To help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done is the aim of this site. From saving thoughts and ideas to preserving experiences to working efficiently with others, Evernote’s  collection of apps make it easy to stay organized and productive.

PASSWORD POPPER

Do you have a million accounts each having different passwords? Is your mind cracking with the need to fry up new passwords for each account?  Passpack relieves you out of your password fatigue. It provides a Single Sign On offer by which you can auto login on to 25.000 websites and more. Passpack.com manages all your passwords, enables secure password sharing and gives you new sophisticated passwords. Membership is essential. Free sign up can be perfect for personal use.

CONDENSED TWEET

goo.gl  is useful when you want to paste links in places where character limiter is enforced. Type the long URL in the box you get a shorten URL which has just a few characters. The shorten URL leaves a lot of room to say ‘what’s on your mind’. You can share and track this URL. It is secure, stable, fast and irrevocable. It is an online free application from Google.

Cool Tip : Using short url is a healthy SEO practice!

CREATE DELIGHTFUL IMAGES

Tired of downloading applications to edit your photos? Here is Citrify  an online free site which lends you an easy way to enhance your photos. The main features of this site are it’s simplicity, eye popping effects and globally accepted & supported format. These are very easy to use, even by naive users and removes the common effect like red eyes, wrinkles etc. making the picture naturally beautiful.

FOR TO-BE BUSINESS TYCOONS

Have an idea or product to sell? But need neo software and hardware?  Zoho offers a comprehensive suite of award-winning online business, productivity & collaboration applications. You can use Zoho Applications to run your business processes, manage information and be more productive while at the office or on the go, without having to worry about expensive or outdated hardware or software. Membership is necessary and they are of different types each catering to various needs.

FOR SCHOLARLY  LEARNER

Love learning new languages, but don’t know any tutorial that teaches you well ?  iknow  is an online learning assistant which gives you official courses in Japanese, Chinese and SAT English. This app is also being present in iPhone, iPad and Android.  Dashboard, Guided study, Track your progress, Study calendar and Achievement badges are some features which helps to boost up your confidence and knowledge of the language.

TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR RESUME

Applying for jobs or internships but don’t know how to write a resume?? Jobspice  assists you in building and sharing your resume in 15 minutes. It’s a free online based application and is fun to use. It aids in writing a hassle free resume.

JUST FOR YOUR SNOOZY FRIEND

Do you have a lazy friend or someone weak in technical stuff that they don’t even know how to use a Google search engine? “Let me Google that for you” (lmgtfy)  is a tutorial search engine which provides assistance to them. On typing a question in the dialog box, a link appears which shows the answers to the question; on sharing it to your friend it tells the procedure how you did, to your friend enabling him to do so without your aid in future.

CREATE AND SHARE VIDEOS 

Interested in making video and telling your story to your friends? Or aspiring to be a movie director in future?

Pixorial is a fantabulous site that aids you in video creation. You can create your own video from scratch, toy with it as much as you like and save it. It offers you a 7GB storage space free! It is easy and fun to use. Pixorial safe keeps your videos and provides many organised tools to play with.

Want to share live moments with your friends as it is happening? qik  helps you to share life as it happens. This video sharing can be done in both ways i.e. you and your friend can share videos simultaneously. Videos can be recorded and shared instantly; video chat and mail live are other features of this site.

BROADCAST YOURSELF 

Livestream is a website that gives us an opportunity to produce and broadcast your videos live. It offers users tools to share their events with the online community. The main mission of Livestream is to connect people and live events. These live events can be watched at a later time as they are recorded and archived. You need to be a member to avail these facilities. There is Free, Basic and Premium account; you can enroll depending on your usage.

YOUR PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Have numerous accounts and don’t have time to toggle between them?? A social media manager Sobees brings about this innovative software technology for both mobile and computer platforms. Users can engage with their friends to share content through this site. You can manage all your social accounts just through this site.

SECURE LOGIN ANYWHERE

Scared to login to your account from unknown devices?  The main purpose of Logmein is to manage your devices anytime, anywhere and to provide access and support to them.  You can login to your nearest network securely without being afraid. Secure.logmein.com features also include logins to your account using remote control access, file sharing, data backup and connection to nearest servers are found.

ANALYSE YOUR PAGE SPEED

Your broadband connection is not running to its speed as promised by the retailer? Want to check out the speed of your connection or want to know how well you are connected use Speedtest  to figure it out. It puts the most sophisticated broadband testing and analysis tools into the hands of anyone interested in finding out just how connected they actually are. This is a free service from speedtest.net which opens hundreds of testing locations around the world to anyone curious about the performance of their Internet connection. You can later share you results to anyone across the globe and compare it with theirs. This service is available on the web. iphone and android mobile platforms.

IF THIS THEN WHAT?

Want to create a powerful connection but simple link between networks with just a simple statement? Overloaded with information and don’t know what to do? www.ifttt.com  is your lifesaver. It stands for if this then that. IFTTT lets you create connections between different apps and services through what it calls “recipes.” To create a recipe all you have to do is tell IFTTT what the “This” and the “That” in your equation are. It is a geeky tool which enables everyone to take creative control over flow of information.

Note : This is what I call the “Grand Daddy” of all the sites listed above. You can appreciate the beauty of the idea only once you visit.

So this is it! Some of these were my favorites and others were the result of research I did, to bring you the bests. If you know any site which is awesome enough to be in this list but I somehow left it out, do share through your comment.

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  • Kanaka

    Thanks 4 such a informative article..Personally i learnt abt many sites…

  • Ayush Pranav

    Awesome Article!!

    Very Helpful.
    Thanks Techwikasta.

  • Tanya sharma

    Love it!
    passpack will definitely reduce the minor heart attacks i get when i forget my password :P

    Gosh! it has so many great things i missed before! thanks for sharing!

  • Geetanjali

    Nice article and helpful for one and all! Thanks.

  • Kshatriya Pawan Singh

    Really Awesome and amaging article…thanks Techwikasta :)

  • ankur

    nice article in many prospects………

  • GG

    Thanks, I need a word app…

  • Rajat

    It really helped me,…..:)
    Thanks…

  • Shivendra

    Amazing article !

    Loved the research as well as the depth covered in the article. Especially the fact that the Websites chosen are not just related to a particular domain.

    I especially loved Musicovery , though there are many sites like these, the fact its so easy to use , makes it on my bookmark list !
    Would have been a delight if a few images were added..

    Keep up the good Work !!