Are you bored out of your freaking mind it’s so that’s all about to come to an end coming up? I’ll show you 15 cool websites that will make it easier for you to pass the time. Whether you’re simply just looking for a site to have some fun or want to explore interesting websites to fill the hours and maybe learn something.
There are at least a thousand of them, but which ones are the best? Obviously, we can’t really answer that, but we can at least tell you about some that you should definitely know about. In this post, we’ve got 15 cool websites that range from being extremely useful, to just pure fun. You’ve probably heard of some of them, but we doubt all of them, so you should at least get something out of this.
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15 Cool Websites That You Should Know
So, without wasting more time, let’s get started and learn about these 15 cool websites.
1. Virus Total
This website is definitely in the extremely useful category. It’s called Virus Total. It’s actually owned by Google now, and what it does is let you upload any file, and it will be scanned with pretty much every virus scanner software out there, which is over 60 of them.
This obviously can’t replace having antivirus software on your computer because it only scans individual files, but it’s great if you come across something suspicious.
Maybe you download something and your antivirus software says it’s fine, but you want to be sure Or maybe your antivirus says it’s a virus, but you think it could be a false alarm. In both cases, you can use Virus Total to compare it to all the other antiviruses to get a better idea.
Like if every antivirus says it’s fine except for a few, those are probably false positives. But if a pretty good chunk of them say it’s a virus, better play it safe. Also, they even have a feature to search websites as well.
So if someone sends you a link you’re not too sure about, you can check it out. Of course, common sense is the best defense, so don’t rely on it completely, if it’s a brand-new phishing site or something I don’t know if it would detect it.
2. Windows 93
Next up we have a quick one that’s just for fun. It’s called Windows 93 which emulates a theoretical version of Windows that would have been from 1993. It’s not exactly historically accurate, infect it’s mostly just humorous, but is actually surprisingly complex.
It has an internet-themed Wolfenstein game, a drawing program like paint, and even Half-Life3, which apparently never finishes loading. You can also start a virtual machine, which runs Windows 93, inside Windows 93. There is obviously a ton of stuff you can do to waste time on here, so I’d better not get too far into it, you can just explore it yourself.
Alright, number 3 is another important one, called HaveIBeenPwned. It seems like all the time now, we hear about a new website getting hacked and passwords being leaked, but how are you supposed to know if Your data has been leaked?
Well, that’s the point of this site. You just type in your email address, and it will tell you your email address, along with your password and potentially other info, was included in any breaches in its database.
That way, you know to not only change your password on that site but also never use that same password again. That’s because hackers frequently use leaked databases to try email and password combinations on a bunch of sites.
If you used the same password on multiple websites, they can easily get in. Another really important feature of this site is you can sign up to receive an email notification if your email has been found in any future breaches going forward. And chances are you will eventually.
Just look at the one from Adobe in 2013, wherever 150 MILLION accounts were leaked. You’ll obviously want to immediately know if it happens to you.
4. 10 Minute Mail
We have a site called 10-minute mail, which generates a temporary email address for you that expires in 10 minutes. This is great if you come across a website that requires you to sign up for an account to use, but you know you’ll probably never use it again, and don’t want to give away your real email.
Now you can just sign up with a throwaway email address, get whatever you need from the site, and leave. Another use might be if you aren’t sure whether a site is a junk or not. You can sign up with a temporary email, and if it turns out to be legit, you can just make a real account or change to your real email. If the site ends up being useless, you won’t have to worry about getting on any new spam list from it.
5. Down For Everyone Or Just Me
Onto number 5, this one is great and is so simple. It’s called DownForEveryoneOrJustMe. This site does is tells you if any website you type in is currently up or down. I’m it’s happened to you a million times, you try to go to a site, and it either takes forever to load, or won’t load at all, and you’re wondering if the problem is on your end or not.
Not really much more to say about it. If the website is up, it will tell you it’s just you, and if it really is down, it will say it’s not just you. Definitely, a handy one to remember.
6. Get Human
Ok next up, number 6, this one is a pretty well-known we think, which is GetHuman. This website is for any time you call customer service for any company, and you just can’t seem to talk to a real person. With this, you type in a company, and it will tell you exactly what steps to take to get connected to a human customer support agent, assuming it’s possible.
For example, if we try Samsung, it tells us the phone number to call, and then what numbers to press that will put you through to someone. In this case, you press 5, then zero, then zero. For companies or websites that have basically no way to talk to someone, like YouTube, it will at least have some instructions for how to fix common problems.
They also apparently have a paid service where they will literally call the company on your behalf, but I’ve never tried that particular service myself.
7. Product Hunt
Alright, number 7, is Product Hunt, which is a really cool website to find out about brand-new products that have just been released or announced. These might be physical products, apps, or services on websites.
New products are posted every day, and a lot of them are from random startups you’ve never heard of, but you’ll also see people posting stuff released by major companies like Apple or Google, and usually before they’re widely advertised.
Of course, you can filter through different categories to see the most popular recent stuff as well. So we think this is a neat site worth checking out every few days or so, to see the best stuff that you might have missed.
8. Just Watch
Moving on, number 9 is a site called JustWatch, where you can type in any movie or TV show you want to watch, and it will tell you what streaming services have it. And as you can see it supports pretty much every streaming service out there, or at least the most popular ones.
For example, for game of thrones. Under Watch Now, it shows you services that you can stream on, assuming you subscribe to it, as well as other services that let you just buy episodes outright, and how many seasons those sites have.
In this case, it looks like they all have six seasons, but you want to double-check, because even though it says Fandango and Microsoft have 7 seasons, if you actually go to them, they just have the option to pre-order season7, and you can’t actually watch it yet.
As we said it also works for movies, so if we type in something like Dr. Strange, right in the results we can see that it’s streamable on Netflix, and most of the other services allow you to either rent or buy the movie since Google play is listed under both.
We should mention that the results will definitely vary by country, but at least it seems like it also supports a lot of European-based streaming services as well, so it should work no matter where you live.
Number 8, PixaBay. This an awesome stock photo website, except every single one of the pictures, is royalty-free. Specifically, the pictures are all released under Creative Commons Zero, meaning they are released into the public domain.
And there are a surprising number of stock photos on here, right now over a million. That’s nowhere near some of the paid stock photos sites that might have over 100 million, but hey you really can’t complain.
There are still a ton of really cool, high-quality images on here that you can use for anything from desktop wallpaper, to being put in YouTube videos. You’re also able to filter for specific types of images, like actual photos, vector graphics, or ones that have transparent backgrounds.
And yes, I very often get a lot of pictures from here and use them in articles. It might be difficult to find images about really specific topics, but for the most part, you can usually find at least something you can work with.
10. Which Book
Alright, next we have an interesting little site called Which Book, and the point is to help you find a book you might want to read or several. On the left of the page, there are a bunch of criteria sliders you can use to describe what you’d like.
So maybe you want one that’s really happy, but also really disturbing, which would be a weird combination, and we can see it actually has quite a few possible recommendations. There is a limit of four slider criteria at once, we guess because otherwise, it would just be too specific or inaccurate.
There’s also a button to add more settings like a specific type of plot, setting, or character. Overall it’s just a cool site you might want to check out.
Ok, next number 11, we have If This Then That, also known as IFTTT. This website basically connects the APIs of a ton of different websites and services altogether to interact however you want.
For example, you could make it so any time you get a new Twitter follower, your smart light bulbs blink. Or any time you post a photo on Instagram, it automatically posts it to Facebook as well.
The possibilities are pretty much endless, you could even do weird pointless stuff like any time you upload a video on YouTube, it turns up your thermostat or something. Completely ridiculous, but you get the idea. The one thing we will say though is unfortunately it’s not always super reliable, so you shouldn’t use it for anything important.
Sometimes the triggers might be delayed for several minutes for no reason, or might not trigger at all sometimes. So just be aware of that. Still, even if it is kinda slow, it’s still pretty darn useful.
12. Khan Academy
Next is Khan Academy, it was founded way back in 2006 and is perhaps one of the best educational websites. At Khan Academy, students learn at their own pace in several categories including maths, computing science, and engineering, and many others. In addition to the various courses listed they even offer test prep for college entrance exams including the SAT.
13. Fake Spot
The fake spot is for those of you that are suspicious of online reviews and with all the fake reviews online who wouldn’t be it filters product reviews from various websites including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and many others. It analyzes suspicious patterns and incentivized reviews to find out what real users are saying about the products that you want to buy.
How it works to copy the URL from an online shopping store like amazon, of the product you might want to buy back on the fake spot website, paste the URL into the search box and select analyze reviews based on the authenticity of the existing reviews that will give the product a review grade of A to F.
You can get additional details according to their analysis. Such information on the fakespot might be useful for you if you’re on the fence about buying a product.
14. Camel Camel Camel
If you shop on Amazon, camel camel camel is a tracker that monitors the price of millions of products on the shopping side even though we don’t shop on Amazon all the time it’s still useful to determine the right time to buy especially when shopping for computer parts.
In the search bar, you can enter keywords to find your product or the URL from the Amazon product page. You will now have the opportunity to create a price alert with your desired price. If you scroll down you can check the price history chart and history, for example, the item has dropped nearly $500 in the last six months and we expect the price to drop even more by year’s end.
AlternativeTo is a fantastic service that helps you to find alternatives for desktop computer software, web-based software, and mobile apps. If you use Adobe Premiere Pro, enter the name of the program here at the top. Select it from the drop-down list you will now see a description of the program below that is the top alternative to Premiere Pro.
It’ll give you a brief description review of the type of software that the program is free and open-source it will also show you the operating systems that the program supports.
More than a billion websites to choose from only a small fraction of them are truly useful over the years. We’ve shown you 15 cool websites which were more helpful than others. To determine the best of all those websites we’ve shown you we’ve aforementioned the list and will show you more than ten of our absolute favorite websites we think are the most useful.
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So we guess that’s it a bunch of cool 15 websites that we think you’ll find pretty cool, and maybe you knew most of them, but you can always send this to friends and let them know about these 15 cool websites. If you have any awesome sites we didn’t talk about, let me know in the comments, I’ll probably do another one of these eventually.