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Best Free Online Art Museums

  • Art Project , explore over 1,000 artworks gathered from art museums around the world without needing to travel to each museum. All the artwork and galleries have been curated by individual museums who decide the galleries, artwork and information to include. (Review)
     

Best Free Online Articles and Answers

  • HowStuffWorks gives you thousands of comprehensive articles and answers with helpful graphics and informative videos, covering many areas including adventure, animals, auto, culture, entertainment, health, home and garden, lifestyle, money, science and tech. Other than Questions of the Day, you can also type your own question and search for the answers which are made simple and easy to understand.
     

Best Free Online E-learning Tool

  • Kubbu , an e-learning tool designed for teachers to create quizzes, crosswords or games and make them available to students or groups, view and analyse the results, or even share activities with other teachers. It's limited to 30 students and 15 activities for a free account.
     
  • DifferenceBetween.net , confused in two similar things? Discover the differences between them effortlessly at DifferenceBetween.net with the terms or objects you specify and browse the concise articles each in one page with meaningful points in a summary where available. A great site to clear your doubts.
     

Best Free Online English Learning Resources

  • Perfectyourenglish , a comprehensive reference guide to English Grammar, Practical English usage, vocabulary, English writing and speaking. You can also test your knowledge of English language with interactive grammar and vocabulary exercises.
     
  • English Practice consists of many archived lessons for learning English—choose a category or type a key word to search for what you want, then browse through previews or read the full lessons.
     
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing , sponsored by the CCC Foundation, helps you find help on grammatical issues, tips on composition and advice on English usage. It's extensive and complete with the Guide's Search Engine, Interactive Quizzes, Grammar Logs and Frequently Asked Questions.
     

Best Free Online Flashcard

  • Quizlet , browse and use millions of flashcards created by teachers and students, or create your own, in various study modes including Familiarize, Learn, Test, Play Scatter, Play Space Race, Voice Scatter and Voice Race.
     

Best Free Online Lectures

  • Khan Academy lets you watch, practice and learn almost anything from over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering subjects such as maths, algebra, physics, chemistry, finance, history and so on. Each video is short, concise, educational, and very easy to follow. (Review)
     
  • Academic Earth lets you watch up to 1,500 lectures, on everything from computer studies and psychology to medicine, architecture and entrepreneurship from respected educational institutions such as MIT, Harvard, Princeton and Yale. (Review 1, Review 2)
     

Best Free Online Printable Coloring Page & Worksheet

  • Twisty Noodle has an extensive collection of printables designed to help kids learn about objects and improve handwriting. A bunch of material for use, the illustrations are very well done and cover coloring pages and handwriting worksheets. (Review)
     
  • Kidopo "is very professionally implemented. The coloring application in particular is very well done and emulates closely the pencil and paper experience. There’s also an excellent collection of printables including stickers, connect-the-dots, birthday cards and much more." (Review)
     

Best Free Online Printable Paper Generator

  • Incompetech , do you ever buy lined paper, graph paper, music notation paper, or score sheets for popular games and sports? If so, how about printing your own? Check out this generator that allows for some fine adjustments before you print it. (Review)
     

Best Free Online Publishing and Reading

  • Wattpad connects writers to readers instantly and has a huge library of millions of books and stories available for free. Writers can easily publish their work, build a fan base and receive feedback, while readers can collect stories into reading lists, post comments, vote for their favorites and share with friends. See also Scribd. (Review)
     
  • Lucidpress , choose a template from the layouts designed for flyers, invitations, newsletters, magazines, presentations or other categories, and create beautiful print and digital documents for publishing, sharing or download as a PDF to keep forever. Certain features may require a paid-for subscription. (Review)
     

Best Free Online Talks

  • TED , talks at TED events, which usually last around 30 minutes, cover everything from technology to art to medicine to music. Almost all of the talks are online for you to watch at your leisure, free of charge. (Review)
     

Best Free Online Typing Tutor

  • TypingWeb , a place to learn, practice and improve your typing speed and accuracy on beginner to advanced and specialty courses. You can track your progress if you opt for registration which is free.
     
 
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by smartnelo on 28. February 2013 - 16:12  (105835)

cool site

by Panzer on 4. March 2013 - 9:28  (105929)

Focus@will is the first on line music service that helps you focus when you are working, studying, writing and reading. It’s for anyone who needs to be productive on demand when working to a deadline, such as journalists, lawyers, students, writers and coders (available for USA only until official release):
https://www.focusatwill.com/

by emgil3 on 19. March 2013 - 15:03  (106390)

I'm getting a message that knowcase.com will shut down on March 31.

by Jojo Yee on 19. April 2013 - 9:18  (107186)

Thanks for your comment emgil3. Knowcase.com is now removed from the list.

by cpedley on 25. May 2013 - 15:50  (108024)

ONEBUDGET.COM is GONE.
will not come up.

by Jojo Yee on 27. May 2013 - 1:23  (108051)

Your feedback is welcome cpedley. OneBudget is now delisted.

by imellor on 29. June 2013 - 16:36  (108815)

I use a free resource booking service http://www.supersaas.com/
I suggest a new category "Shared resource (Room) booking"

Ian

by BertieFox on 14. September 2013 - 10:59  (110703)

On line notes organisers, note makers etc.

Does anybody know why none of these programs offer a simple import facility for existing data we might have on our Windows machines, such as a comma delimited, tab delimited or other simple file.

In the 21st century we really shouldn't need to re-enter all our existing data at the keyboard to make full use of these online programs. None of the ones listed appear to offer such a capability as far as I can see, including on line database programs I have also found.

Any suggestions?

by tony on 7. April 2014 - 14:36  (115551)

Forgive me if I have missed it, but MS are now free online
https://office.com/start/default.aspx

by Jojo Yee on 8. April 2014 - 0:26  (115556)

Yes it is, Tony. It was included in the list during the previous update.

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