The internet is full of corners that can entertain you when you're bored at work or become useful tools for your job. That's why we've rounded up a mixture of sites that you probably never heard of — but are either useful or fun to play around with. These sites were suggested in a Reddit thread called "What are some awesome websites that not enough people know about?" Keep reading, try some of these out, and bookmark the ones you love!
- Create GIFs anytime: Looking for a perfect GIF that doesn't exist yet? Use gifgif to create one quickly without any watermark.
- Clean up your writing: With Hemingway App, the website will grade any sentence or essay on readability. It'll also let you know if a sentence is too hard to read or suggest removing unnecessary words.
- Take a mental break with some pets: Watch real puppies and cats on your screen with iPet Companion. The website live-streams cats and puppies living in shelters, with the ability to move the animals toys.
- Improve your math skills: With Better Explained, you'll learn how and why math works the way it does, rather than memorizing theories or equations.
- Learn what you're actually signing up for: When you sign up for YouTube or GitHub, you probably didn't read the company's terms of service. Find out what is in it, especially concerning your privacy with TS;DR.
- Take a class and learn a new skill: Similar to other websites, edX includes a catalog of courses you can take to learn and further a skill.
- Sharpen what you're learning: With Khan Academy, you can explore different subjects like computer programming or art history and learn a subject more thoroughly.
- Figure out how to play the guitar: It's a skill plenty of people wish they had and now you can. The site, Justin Guitar, offers plenty of courses and songs to learn that'll have you riffing in no time.
- Play a silly game to relax: Plug in your headphones and try to find the Invisible Cow. It's a fun and easy game to play.
- Draw for fun: On Weave Silk, you can draw beautiful creations in different colors. It's soothing and might amp up your drawing skills.
- Improve your typing pace: Compete against other people on the internet with Type Racer. Race against the clock and others to type a sentence while improving your words per minute.
- Be the snarkiest person ever: If someone asks you a question that they can totally google, use Let Me Google That For You. It'll answer their question but by showing them how to google it.
- Find out if you need to change your password: With Have I Been Pwned, you can enter your username or email address to find out if your data might've been included in a breach. If it shows up, you'll see what sites to change your username on.
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