Best Free Online Applications and Services

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3. Best Free Online Image View and Edit

Best Free Online Image Editor

  • Pixlr Editor , an excellent set of tools that rival many image editors, including drawing, retouching, cropping, resizing, warping, adding text, basic and advanced lighting and color adjustments, numerous filters and layers with blending. Better still, use Pixlr Express for a quick fix or one-click effects. (Review)
  • Sumopaint , a powerful tool for creating and editing images with more painting tools than other paint-oriented online image editing programs, supports for layers, blending modes, special filter effects, opacity levels, handy adjustment tools, etc. (Review)
  • FotoFlexer creates dazzling photo effects in a simple interface with optional fullscreen editing. Supported features include one-click auto fix, red eye removal, resizing and cropping, rotating and flipping, 20 over filtering effects, decorations, animations, layers and more.
  • Pixlr-o-matic , adding special effects to your photos is as easy as you count one, two, three—snap a photo from your webcam or select one from your computer, then choose a color filter, a lighting effect and a good frame from the many choices included, and save or share your cool-looking photo with friends.
  • PicMonkey allows you to crop, rotate, resize or sharpen photos, or adjust their exposures and colors, apply effects, do some touch-ups, add text and symbols, and complete photos with frames and textures. A great photo editor with impressive tools and features.
  • AnyMaking Photo Editor helps you edit an image easily in a few seconds with a set of tools for you to choose: crop or resize image, flip or rotate, add frame, filters, drop shadow, reflection and round corners.

Best Free Online Image Generator

  • PhotoFunia , select a template from more than 100 fun effects such as billboards, magazines or stamps, upload your photo and click "Go" to create your masterpiece with auto face recognition technology. You can then save it to your computer or share with your friends and family.
  • FunPhotoBox generates funny pictures from your photos with useful tools, either photo effects, animations, cards, magazine covers or face in hole, choose one then upload your photo, see the result and save it.
  • 3DPackage , a 3d-box graphic creator—just find some photos on your PC to use for the front and sides of the box shot, upload them and in a couple of seconds you'll have your box ready for download in JPG, GIF or PNG format. (Review)
  • , create your own funny photos and graphics in seals, badges, posters, tickets and other various signs—simply choose a design, type in some text, change colors or outlines, insert your own image, then click Go to get one.
  • Cool Text , an easy way to generate cool and impressive text logos or buttons without a lot of design work—choose a style, fill up the form with text and adjust the settings, then click the Render button.

Best Free Barcode or QR Code Image Generator

  • Barcoding allows you to create an optical machine-readable barcode image by giving barcode data, encoding type and output file format. This is an example of Gizmo's Freeware encoded in Code 128.
  • ZXing QR Code Generator creates a Quick Response code in various sizes for your contact info, URL, SMS, geo location or other text data. For instance, the QR Code of this page's URL is this, readable by a scanner such as ZXing BarcodeScanner on a mobile device, or using ZXing Decoder Online.
  • GOQR.ME generates QR codes from any text, url, call number, sms or vCard details, with adjustable sizes and options such as margins, colors and correction code. Its QR-Server supports the API and allows you to send a URL to get a QR Code image such as this example.

Best Free Online Image Converter and Resizer

  • FixPicture converts all popular picture file formats and camera raw formats to jpg, png, gif, tiff, bmp or pdf formats, and resizes them by a percentage or a specific pixel value with optional rotation and effects.

Best Free Online Image Cropping and Customizing

  • CutMyPic , 3 simple steps that allow you to quickly upload a picture, cut and customize it, and mail it to a friend or save it to your computer. Image customizing includes rounding corners and adding a shadow with thickness of your choice.

Best Free Online Digital Image Stitcher

  • Dermandar offers an easy way to stitch a series of your scenic photographs into one picture—just browse for pictures from your folder, then save an equirectangular image of your panorama, or upload and share your 360-degree or wide-angle interactive picture in the gallery.

Best Free Online Screen Capture Utility

  • Kwout , grab a web page and crop an area, post it anywhere or right-click the cropped image to save into your computer. You can resize, add a border or shadow to the image, work easily with a bookmarklet on any browsers with no need to install anything.
  • Thumbalizr , capture a top screen or full scrolling webpage in seconds—just enter an URL, click thumb it, and download the image in width of your choice. Free sign up for even better quality.

Best Free Online Diagramming Tool (see also Room Planner / Floor Layout Plan)

  • Cacoo , a user-friendly drawing tool to create a variety of diagrams, save or export your file in PNG format. A useful stencil is available for easily creating basic shapes, office layout, equipment, network, flowchart and more.

  • JGraph's allows you to easily draw diagrams with a range of drag-and-drop stencils, load, save or export them in JPG, PNG or SVG format, and share editing with other users in real time.

Best Free Online Chart Editor

  • Google Chart Editor , select the type of charts, enter chart title, data and other specifications, dynamically the chart image is created for you to right click and save to your PC in png format. An image link is provided for you to share, or import for editing.

Best Free Online Whiteboard

  • Board800 , create a unique session to write down ideas or draw diagrams freehand like using any traditional whiteboard, save your work to your computer in png format, or share it with your colleagues or people with whom you wish to collaborate. A session is kept for 90 days.

Best Free Online Photo Management and Sharing (see also Image Search)

  • Flickr a popular web service for users to upload their photos, edit and organize their collections and share them with groups and privacy controls. Uploading video is an added feature.
  • Dropico , an exciting service that allows you to manage and organize your photo collection across social networks, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and more, or edit a photo with Pixlr or other editors, all in one place. (Review)
  • Minus , one of the easiest photo-sharing sites—just drag some photos to the Minus workspace in your browser to upload and you're ready to share your pictures with family, friends and colleagues. It gives you 10 GB of online storage free and allows large files up to 2 GB each. (Review)

Best Free Online Photo Collage

  • Photovisi , a useful tool to create photo collages, quick and easy—just select a template, add photos, then click save and download.

Best Free Online GIF Animator

  • Picasion creates an animated GIF image file comprises up to 10 frames with optional size and speed adjustments. In just a few minutes, you can then post it to the website or save it to your computer. (Review)

Best Free Online Poster / Tiled Printing

  • Block Posters , create a large-size poster from a small-size image for printing in three simple steps: upload an image, slice it and download the pdf file. You can then print and assemble the pages into a big poster. (Review)

Best Free Online Image Search (see also Photo Management and Sharing)

  • TinEye , submit an image to discover the source of the image, where it is being used and check out its modified or higher resolution versions if they exist on the web.
  • , a good place to search for high quality and royalty-free photos and choose the ones you like to download. Type a keyword to search for the photos or check out what are the most downloaded photos.
  • Findicons , browse through a large collection of over 300,000 free icons, search them easily by keywords, and choose one in the size and format you want to download to your computer. You can also convert your icons online or upload an icon pack for sharing.

Best Free Clip Art Library

  • Open Clip Art Library contains more than 30,000 images of clip art that can be used for free for any use. You can check out the most popular clipart of the week, newly added, top 10 downloads and search by category, or even create and upload yours for sharing. See also more choices in this Review.

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by Jojo Yee on 9. May 2010 - 1:57  (49382)

Thanks for the update.

by J_L on 9. May 2010 - 19:50  (49424)

I believe autodetect wasn't a recent feature, it was added in May 8, 2008 (

Also need to mention the uploading documents feature again, which even works for PDF files (

Seriously, please at least reply this time Jojoyee.

by Anonymous on 10. May 2010 - 4:11  (49442)

Bing Maps has more accurate map data and better directions than Google Maps. Google Maps has gotten me lost many times trying to take me down roads that do not exist or hit a dead end. Bing has never failed me. Bing has a nicer interface, better satellite photos, plus birds eye view from a plane and it's not even mentioned?

by Jojo Yee on 10. May 2010 - 4:36  (49443)

Thanks for the resources. Google Translate indeed is a good service.

by Anonymous on 10. May 2010 - 23:19  (49505)

Its actually even worse than you have quoted. Not only do you lose your copywrite to anything you post, but your information, down to your physical address is likely to be 'shared' with partners who may set tracking cookies on your computer. I understand the site's service is free simply because its just bait for its real business of marketing.

by Anonymous on 10. May 2010 - 23:24  (49506)

I got one too! Thanks.

by Anonymous on 12. May 2010 - 12:20  (49635) is one I use every day for PDF conversion.

by Anonymous on 22. May 2010 - 0:55  (50081)

SlimTimer tracks your task times in real time and creates daily, weekly and monthly reports with the data. I used it once when I was working on another company. When I checked again my account, my old tasks where still there after 2 years.
I think this one should be under Timer / Alarm Clock

by Jojo Yee on 22. May 2010 - 3:27  (50084)

That's a good idea, it's now in the list.

by Anonymous on 28. May 2010 - 14:18  (50501)

In PDF converter section where is missing one service which do all documents to PDF and also support PDF to Word conversion. It is

by Anonymous on 29. May 2010 - 4:46  (50545)

You should have typed in a German sentence to test the English results. Tsk tsk. :S

by Anonymous on 31. May 2010 - 1:23  (50666)

by Saki on 31. May 2010 - 12:01  (50697)

Great list. :) Good work in compiling it. I would suggest Cometdocs and Zamzar in PDF tools. I use them every day and they are pretty much good and widespread.

by Saki on 31. May 2010 - 12:03  (50698)

oh, that is a good one too.

by mocky on 31. May 2010 - 21:12  (50738)

Best Free Sudoku online

For me, one of the best free sudoku, kakuro and others, is from Dr Gareth Moore. It contains many different games, daily subscription, set of puzzles ...
You can record games, view the intermediate times, your time to complete each game, add comments, add an assessment of difficulty ...
Very comprehensive!

This is my first comment, but I visit this site for over a year and am very happy with the work. Gizmo and collaborators keep it up;)

by Anupam on 31. May 2010 - 21:21  (50741)

Thanks for the suggestion, and for the comment :). Please do keep posting :)

by Jojo Yee on 1. June 2010 - 3:38  (50757)

Thanks for mentioning Puzzlemix which looks good to me. I'll try it a few more rounds to see its strengths.

by Anonymous on 7. June 2010 - 17:29  (51569)

As a web host, byet sucks. I wanted to try everything on this page but thought I'd get the hosting to put it online as I went. Can't.
Google docs won't let me paste and after jumping through all the hoops byet won't either. Useless to me.

Moderator's Comment : Deleted personal information including passwords, regarding byet account. Please do not post such sensitive, and personal information on such public places. We do not allow this.

by Anonymous on 13. June 2010 - 11:20  (52019)


I use which is nice, try it.
Your site, with all this links, is one of the few interesting site I use, congrats!
After CHROME OS will appear on market I think your site will be fire up!

by Anonymous on 18. June 2010 - 4:45  (52369)

Just wanted to give a shout out to Toodledo for being the best online To-Do list. I find it superior then RememberTheMilk

by 26Dolphins on 18. June 2010 - 14:01  (52400)

Under "Best Free PDF Tools", I found out about:
If you need to merge/ split a PDF once in a while, they can be useful. No registration is required.
The copyright notice at the bottom each site is old, but they work.

Merge limits: 10 files & 5MB/ file.
Split limits: 20MB/ file.

by HeWhoRocks (not verified) on 6. July 2010 - 22:06  (53869)

An excellent free online learning service. You have to sign up for it but if there's a catch i've yet to find it:)

by knookie on 12. July 2010 - 11:00  (54144)

Webnode appears to be a 30 day trial only after which you have to purchase the premium package...

From the registration email i rec'd...
Do you like your new website? During these 30 days you can try for free. If you want to use after that period, you can buy the premium package in the Premium Services .

by joseph (not verified) on 12. July 2010 - 12:51  (54147)

My registration was successful, without saying a 30-day trial. The email I received after registration:

"Congratulations! Registration of project was successful
Your project has been successfuly registered. Here is an overview of important login data:

Project: ...
Project's administration: ...
Login name: ...
Password (without quotes): "xxx"

Enjoy Your new website with Webnode system!

Webnode development team."

by Jojo Yee on 12. July 2010 - 13:03  (54149)
by FrankO on 9. August 2010 - 10:08  (55676)

Very impressive list. Thanks Jojoyee!

by Ande (not verified) on 9. August 2010 - 13:34  (55685)

I've found that the best free fast translator is Reverso.

link is

change lang to your language.

by JF (not verified) on 9. August 2010 - 14:57  (55687)

"Gmail ... filtering out exe and zip files."

Gmail filters out exe files but not zip files (unless they contain exe files). But this can be circumvented by encrypting the zip file.

by TB995 (not verified) on 9. August 2010 - 19:47  (55696) is not FREE.
It truncates docs to two page max.

If you want more, you must buy a membership.

by Jojo Yee on 10. August 2010 - 1:40  (55704)

You're spot on JF and appreciated your feedback.

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