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Top 13 Most Useful Websites Everyone Should Know

Top 13 Most Useful Websites Everyone Should Know

Date First Published: 6th May 2024

Topic: Web Design & Development

Subtopic: Web Development

Article Type: Computer Questions & Answers

Difficulty: Easy

Difficulty Level: 3/10

Learn about top 13 most useful websites everyone should know in this article.

With some research, it is possible to find some useful websites that can make your online life much easier and offer you a lot of benefits. Knowing every website is not possible and separating the useful from the meaningless websites is not always easy, so this article gathers 13 websites in a variety of categories that we think are most useful.

1. VirusTotal


VirusTotal is a useful website that inspects items with over 70 antivirus scanners. You can submit a file there and it will display results from multiple antivirus engines. If most antivirus scanners detect it as a virus, then you know that it is probably something harmful. If only one or two detect it as a virus, then it is probably a false positive. If none detect it is a virus, it is probably safe. You can also search a URL to see if it is included in any URL/domain blacklisting services.

Using VirusTotal does not replace antivirus software because it can only scan files and URLs, and does not provide any real-time protection against viruses and malware. However, it is a good way to analyse any suspicious files since it shows you the results from over 70 antiviruses instead of a single one.

2. Have I Been Pwned


Have I Been Pwned allows you to check if your email address has been compromised in a data breach. The public search facility allows you to search one email address at a time.

If your email address was found in a data breach, then you will see a red screen, with the message saying, "Oh no - Pwned!". You can scroll down to see the list of data breaches and pasts that you were involved in. If your email address was not involved in a data breach, then you will see a green screen that says, "Good news - no pwnage found!"

3. Online Convert

Online Convert

Online Convert allows you to convert media files from one format to another. You can convert a wide range of files there, including audio, video, image, PDF to Word, PDF to Excel, and more.

To convert a file into another format, choose the format you need to convert to, upload the file you want to convert, change quality or size (optional), click on "Start conversion", and then download the converted file.

4. Pixabay


Pixabay is a community of photographers who share copyright-free images, illustrations, vectors, videos, and music. There are over 4 million images and all of them are freely useable under the Pixabay licence. The content from Pixabay can also be used commercially and does not require you to attribute the author.

To use this website, type in a few keywords in the search field and you will be offered a selection of images. The more specific your search, the fewer the results you'll be presented with. Then, select an image to see a larger preview version. From there, you will be able to see the author’s other works and follow them. Once you've chosen the one you want, click on the big green "Download" button to reveal a choice of sizes. Once you've chosen the size, the download will start.

5. 10 Minute Mail

10 Minute Mail

10 Minute Mail provides you with an automatically generated temporary email address that gets deleted after the 10-minute timer is up. You can extend the timer to another 10 minutes if you need it for longer. This service is useful if you are on a website that requires that you provide an email address to send a validation email to and don't want to give away your real email address and end up on a spam list.

6. Trustpilot

10 Minute Mail

Trustpilot is the largest review website with over 111 million reviews. You can find reviews for almost any company there. This is useful if you want to see whether a website is trustworthy before signing up.

People can create free accounts to share their experiences with businesses, and businesses can create free accounts to respond to reviews. But, you don't need an account to see reviews and ratings.

7. Omni Calculator

Omni Calculator

Omni Calculator provides 3650 free calculators, covering a wide range of topics. Each of them solves a real-life problem and only takes a few seconds to use, giving you precisely the numbers you need.

To use Omni calculator, search for what you want to calculate. Then, once you have found the right calculator, enter the correct data and you will precisely get the numbers you need. You can calculate anything, in any order.

8. Natural Readers

Natural Readers

Natural Readers is a text-to-speech program that converts written text into spoken words. You can choose from a variety of voices and adjust the reading speed. There is also a Chrome extension that converts text online into natural-sounding audio on webpages, Google Docs, PDF, emails, and more. By using Natural Readers, users enjoy the benefits of saving time, by listening at speeds faster than they can read.

To use Natural Readers, type or paste the text or drag and drop a file to read from. Then, select a voice that corresponds to the language of the text in the document. When you're ready, press play to read it aloud.

9. Wayback Machine

Wayback Machine

Have you wondered what a website looked like in the past? Wayback Machine is a service that allows you to view archived versions of websites. You can go back in time to see how a website has changed throughout the history of the web. There are over 866 billion webpages in its archive, so you will probably find past versions of the webpage you are looking for.

To search for websites on the Wayback Machine, enter the specific URL of the website into the search bar and select search archived websites in the drop-down. Depending on the site you search for, you will usually see green and/or blue circles around some of the calendar dates. If a date is circled, it means that there is a snapshot of the site available from that date. Clicking the date displays the archived version of the website.

10. AlternativeTo


AlternativeTo helps you find alternatives to web-based software, desktop computer software, and mobile apps. You can search the site to find better alternatives to software you are using or previously have used. It has a large database of 118,973 apps, so there is a good chance that you will find an alternative.

To use AlternativeTo, search for the software you are using or previously have used. Once you have found it, a list of alternatives will come up in order of relevance and how many reviews have been posted by registered users. You can view the key features of the alternatives.

11. TinEye


TinEye provides a reverse image search, allowing you to find where images appear online. This is useful if you want to check whether someone is using a real image of themselves on social media or a fake image, which could come from professional stock photo sites.

You can search by image URL or drag and drop images to TinEye. TinEye constantly crawls the web and adds images to its index. When searching on TinEye, images are never saved or indexed, so searching is private and secure.

12. GetLinkInfo


GetLinkInfo allows you to get information about a link before visiting it. You can use it to preview shortened URLs, see the original URL of a short URL before visiting it, find out where a URL redirects, and determine if a website contains malware or is a phishing site. If you have received a suspicious link and do not trust it, this is a good website to check before visiting it.

13. FutureMe


FutureMe allows you to send emails to yourself in the future. It is great for setting goals for the future and making predictions about your life in the future. To send an email to yourself in the future, select your audience, choose the delivery date, enter your email address, and click on the 'send to the future' button. In the future, the email you receive may surprise you, but make sure that you will still use the email you have entered in the future.


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