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 233 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 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 (http://lifehacker.com/388526/google-translate-automatically-detects-and-...).

Also need to mention the uploading documents feature again, which even works for PDF files (http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/07/google-translates-documents.html).

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.
http://www.paperrater.com/privacy

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

I got one too! Thanks.

by Anonymous on 12. May 2010 - 12:20  (49635)

Cometdocs.com 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 http://www.freepdfconvert.com

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)

wave.google.com

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 www.puzzlemix.com 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)

Hi!

I use http://e.ggtimer.com/ 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

http://toodledo.com

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

Hi,
Under "Best Free PDF Tools", I found out about:
1. www.mergepdf.net
2. www.splitpdf.net
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:)

http://alison.com/

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 xxx.webnode.com was successful
Your project xxx.webnode.com 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 http://www.reverso.net/text_translation.aspx?lang=EN

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)

freepdfconvert.com 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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