Best Free Online Applications and Services

Introduction

Best Free Online Applications and ServicesOnline applications (also known as web applications or webware) are getting more popular, particularly when broadband Internet access has become more common and readily available to more users. With online applications and services, you do not need to download and install them into your computer for using them—you just need to open up a browser and access them online.

Not only that you can save harddisk space as they do not need to be installed, but also you can work with files that are saved online from any computer anywhere, without the need to carry a storage device even a USB stick around with you.

Besides, you don't have to worry about different operating systems as these applications and services are cross-platform, running in your browser as a client. Neither do you need to keep updating your software versions, as you will get any new software updates and bug fixes automatically whenever you access them.

Like to use them? Here we have compiled a list for best free online applications and services—click on related links or product logos and you can start using them right away.

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Summary

This list of Best Free Online Applications and Services now includes 234 items in 138 categories. To read brief descriptions of the applications, click a page number from the Page Index or check out the new and recently updated apps and services below.

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by kamera sistemleri (not verified) on 4. September 2011 - 21:08  (78999)

I have to admit that the idea of organising people into groups I find very compelling. Right at the moment I don't share my facebook page with business contacts. I suspect many others have the same issues that a facebook page is about your social life and you quite possibly don't want to mix that with your business life. I think there may be a cultural aspect to this as well. In the US I think there is less of a divide between private and business life, here in the UK I think we tend to have a firmer divide. Whether that's a good or bad thing who's to say but it does impact how we view applications like Facebook from a business standpoint.

I'm going to be signing up for a Google+ account because I think this is a bold experiment from Google and I'm fascinated to see how it turns out.

Best regards,

by syntax_error on 4. September 2011 - 23:04  (79002)

Web browsers usually have an option to display print in a larger size.

Perhaps you could ask this question in the Best Free Web Browser review section, mentioning which browser you use.

by seikena (not verified) on 5. September 2011 - 23:53  (79043)

Your recommendation for creating panoramas, Dermander,
creates truly impressive panoramas--better in many ways than Microsoft ICE.
But, it is temperamental about saving the final product to disk. Everything
goes well until you are asked to pick the file type of the panorama
to be saved but no choices are given and there is no way to designate
the file type. The final product becomes a text file and cannot be opened.

The mysterious part about this is that the first few times I saved
everything went well. But after day 1, panoramas could not be saved to disk.

Is God punishing me for voting the wrong way? (Joke)
Any help appreciated

by Wisdom (not verified) on 7. September 2011 - 13:12  (79135)

Thanks for pice of information.

by John Hansen (not verified) on 8. September 2011 - 5:22  (79180)

Nice listing... Please add http://www.fatpaint.com to the list. It is a free, online graphic design program.

by Jojo Yee on 10. September 2011 - 4:28  (79346)

Thanks Seikena for your comment. No God is punishing anyone but it's just that Dermandar only allows you to save an equirectangular image of your panorama in jpg format while you're creating it. Once uploaded, the 360-degree or wide-angle interactive picture can only be viewed in the gallery. Right-clicking and saving an image only gets you an htm file for the webpage. Just my understanding when I tried it.

by Rich (not verified) on 11. September 2011 - 21:30  (79442)

"Bender Converter, an easy-to-use online application to convert videos directly from YouTube"

- Nope, not any more. Now it links you to download & install RealPlayer for that purpose.

by Rich (not verified) on 11. September 2011 - 21:32  (79443)

However, they *do* still let you upload a file of your own for them to convert.

by Kevin DeKuyper (not verified) on 11. September 2011 - 23:40  (79450)

A great online game site for the game of Bridge is http://www.bridgebase.com

You can kibitz (just watch) or play with your own partner or a pickup partner. You can play against bridge "robots". Some special tournaments do have an entry fee. Huge base of players from all over the world.

by Jojo Yee on 12. September 2011 - 4:08  (79456)

Thanks for the info Rich. It's now updated in the list.

by Thomas (not verified) on 20. September 2011 - 14:12  (79957)

Hi, you could add maxvideoconverter.com to this great list. maxvideoconverter.com is a free online video converter it also downloads and converts YouTube videos to mp3, mp4, avi...

by Laura Patterson (not verified) on 23. September 2011 - 13:23  (80196)

I simply love Mejuba the best. From what I know Mejuba (mejuba.com) is THE only site that offers free and unrestricted uploads of videos and pictures without ANY restrictions on file size, video length or monthly traffic. And uploads your originals. No monthly limits or quotas. You can upload 1GB per upload. Pictures and videos are stored in their original formats and are kept unmodified for backup. I also like that you can geo-tag your stuff so it shows up on a map. And you can search for stuff on the map – that’s cool! Even Google Street View is now implemented - eat that Youtube, Vimeo etc!!! As the only site I know of it uses a Windows Explorer like navigation with folders – super easy to use – even has drag and drop! It’s free, fast, nice design as SO much better than the other video sites. Still missing a few features - but I am sure they will be added later.

by jmronet on 1. October 2011 - 22:21  (80710)

Best Free Online Webmail --> GMX Mail. Must be a joke, trying to create a new account with them goes nowhere, looks like they just want to access your facebook account.

by Jojo Yee on 2. October 2011 - 1:19  (80715)

Unless you opt for logging in with a Facebook ID, you can create a new GMX account with a non-Facebook ID and password at your choice. I just tried it with no issue.

by jmronet on 2. October 2011 - 1:56  (80717)

Tried one more time with and without login to facebook, receive this message: "Your registration could not be processed at the moment. Please try again later. If the error persists, please contact us." Searching for this error shows that other people receive the same error.

by MidnightCowboy on 2. October 2011 - 6:20  (80722)

A lot of folks prefer GMX to Google for reasons of privacy, although I use both. GMX does have it's quirks though. In Linux, no matter how I tweak the settings, Evolution constantly throws up repeated requests to re-enter my password, although this doesn't happen with Thunderbird. There are also periods when I cannot access my GMX account at all.

by AnonymousEjaz`Mir (not verified) on 24. October 2011 - 8:03  (82046)

Is this a software for downloading or just a bit of script? can someone elaborate, please.

by Friv 3 (not verified) on 14. November 2011 - 4:42  (83240)

thanks!
Content very good.

by daniel hen (not verified) on 20. November 2011 - 3:58  (83577)

You guys should definitely try HomePaw (www.homepaw.com). It's a free service and it allows you to manage your favorite bookmarks by categories and by popularity as well as how often you visit them!

by Ronak Dhakan (not verified) on 7. December 2011 - 9:36  (84566)

The SimpleText.ws sync service is deprecated as of
October 31st, 2011.

by Jojo Yee on 7. December 2011 - 10:03  (84568)

Thanks Ronak Dhakan for the info. It's now removed from the list.

by chesscanoe (not verified) on 7. December 2011 - 15:06  (84577)

There are lots of solutions to solve your problem. You don't mention your operating system (Windows 7?) or browser name (IE9?).
Try "Ctrl and "+" together to make the browser page bigger.
Check out Microsoft's Magnify solution.
Try Readability from arc90.

by Please Mr. Custer (not verified) on 7. December 2011 - 15:45  (84578)

Hold down your control key while rolling the mouse button forward to enlarge MOST things. ...easy stuff.

by Jimmy Porter (not verified) on 7. December 2011 - 15:59  (84579)

Wow! I cannot believe Gizmo's Freeware. My mind already hurt before I bookmarked it and now I am totally numb with all of the intelligence that exists for this medium. Totally numb. I do not know where to start, stop, use, throwaway! Wow, I think a college education could be replaced just reading Gizmo's web material.

Jimmy

by Nam (not verified) on 7. December 2011 - 19:52  (84592)

WebmasterGate's HTML / XHTML Beautifier is no longer available ;-(.

by etim (not verified) on 7. December 2011 - 22:46  (84601)

I would--and do-- advise folks to avoid GMX at all costs! I had a Mail.com account for over 10 years with minimal problems but since GMX bought "Mail.com" I have had nothing but problems. My contacts(who I kept exclusively on their servers) have been hacked and spammed twice. The pages are buggy as hell--I never know how the pages will work--when they work at all.
Complaints to them aren't properly addressed and their responses (the few that they gave) have, as often as not, made no sense at all. Spam has been flooding in--much of it from France.
Needless to say I'm migrating to a less incompetent service!

by Bobi on 8. December 2011 - 3:47  (84628)

Wow!! What an awesome list. Thanks so much for all your time and hard work in putting this together. Much appreciated.

by STEVE Nitchman (not verified) on 8. December 2011 - 11:21  (84647)

Regarding the best PC Games catagory, I'd like to suggest you check out Kongregate,com. Ad-free, hundreds of games with badges and points awarded on many games. It's the best I've seen yet!

by Jojo Yee on 8. December 2011 - 13:16  (84650)

Thanks for the info Nam. It's now removed from the list.

by ehqhelp on 11. December 2011 - 5:10  (84796)

This may sound pretty self-centered of me, but have you guys tried Bob? It will fit perfectly under the education section of this site. It is a new site where students can go and ask for help or provide help to other students. But because it is new (less then a month old), there isn't much content on it yet.Stating that, it has had a promising start in my school. It's URL is [edited out]

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