Best Free Online Applications and Services


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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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 Anupam on 11. December 2011 - 5:46  (84805)

The site has no content at all, and therefore won't be considered for inclusion here. Sorry.

by s2rt (not verified) on 11. December 2011 - 16:09  (84834)

Have you tried NoSquint, which is a FireFox add-on?

by ehqhelp on 12. December 2011 - 2:33  (84859)

Okay, I understand. I would just like you guys to keep it in mind, for when it has content. It is just a start up project. Thanks anyways.

by jogi (not verified) on 22. December 2011 - 12:18  (85717)

Here is a free pasting tool for debugging the code, similar to any other pastebin website but has support for all major languages syntax. The diff tool lets the programmer/debugger see what changes other user has made in the original code.

by Dodi (not verified) on 25. December 2011 - 0:11  (85929)

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by luisperezphd on 25. December 2011 - 20:05  (85965)

I also suggest trying aside from being an excellent stopwatch as the name implies it also works great on the iPad.

by Tracy (not verified) on 27. December 2011 - 6:48  (86046)

Very informative post.

Please add

Its a free Google Apps archiving tool to archive and export all your Google Apps data including Gmail, GDoc, contacts, calendar and sites to your local PC.

by A__nonymous (not verified) on 2. January 2012 - 14:43  (86412)

Typo: Klokoo waits you up... should be wakes.

Useful article. Thanks.

by Jojo Yee on 2. January 2012 - 15:47  (86417)

You're spot on and thanks for pointing out. The typo is now fixed.

by boopathi (not verified) on 11. January 2012 - 8:32  (86992)

thanks ,its very useful

by Joel Adams (not verified) on 22. January 2012 - 5:30  (87585)

JayCut go bye bye... any other ideas for free online video editing?

by John19992 (not verified) on 24. January 2012 - 8:05  (87687)

I also like this is a nice application to zip and unzip online!

Very nice tools you share!

by pbouthil on 25. January 2012 - 4:49  (87740)

There a a few more music streamers that need to be looked at and evaluated. I have attached the links. I'm biased on Sockso because of it's customization abilities. I have used all three in the past but I still currently use Sockso.


Vibe Streamer


by 1earthling (not verified) on 27. January 2012 - 14:08  (87888)

In Home and Office, you should mention which provides free reminders by email, sms or phone call -

by Jojo Yee on 28. January 2012 - 3:07  (87916)

Thanks Pbouthil for the suggestions but the software products do not fit into this category of online apps and services as defined in the Introduction section.

by pbouthil on 28. January 2012 - 20:52  (87954)

Sorry. I thought I was under the right category.

Best Free Online Applications and Services - Page 4

Best Free Online Music Streaming

by the old guy (not verified) on 11. February 2012 - 15:01  (88677)

I would like to suggest two sites for GPS mapping and
for your home office section.

by Mark Graziados (not verified) on 20. February 2012 - 0:53  (89067)

I would like to suggest . Thank You

by milly (not verified) on 21. February 2012 - 20:57  (89203)

free image resizer is free and totally free and supports lots of formats. works not just on xp but also vista and win 7

by Jojo Yee on 22. February 2012 - 3:00  (89220)

This is not an online app or service, or is it?

by arcedo on 27. February 2012 - 21:21  (89605)

Notice: in "Home and Office / Best Free Online PDF Tools" category PDF Hammer is no longer available. Now Nitro PDF Professional is suggested at PDF Hammer's website.

by Jojo Yee on 28. February 2012 - 2:10  (89616)

Thanks for your feedback Arcedo. It's now removed from the list.

by Ivan (not verified) on 3. March 2012 - 20:15  (89870)

File Encryptor from Best Free Online File Encryption Utility is no longer availible.

by Jojo Yee on 4. March 2012 - 2:42  (89880)

Your feedback is appreciated Ivan. File Encryptor is now removed from the list and replaced with another online service Encryptur. Give it a try if that works for you.

by Joe A.TT (not verified) on 1. April 2012 - 10:55  (91534)

After trying typingstudy (in the speedtest department) I have found that some of the material don't work.

With some searching I've found that is a fairly good ONLINE typing tutor. It simulates word processing in a more "natural" manner, allowing you to back-track and make corrections in your typing. Most other typing tutors don't allow you to do that once you hit the spacebar after typing a word.

One other thing I like about is that I don't have to worry about cookies (I use Sandboxie FREE anyway) - something I try to minimise as much as possible. [This is why I haven't tried typingweb after reading their policy.]

Users in the USA will have to put up with the UK spelling of some words though - a small fee I think.

All in all, the most comprehensive typing tutor IMHO is Kiran's Typing Tutor. It's only drawback is it's not "online" meaning you have to sacrafice a bit of hard drive space.

by mrinmoyjk on 28. April 2012 - 10:33  (92722)

This is the best online dictionary for me. It's uncluttered, clean and most importantly provide meanings that can be understood by any layman.

by Rajendra Rai (not verified) on 5. May 2012 - 18:10  (93080)

Your Best Free Online Download Manager - KeepVid - does not seem to be really free. I visited the site today hoping to download it when I noticed it says that one will need to purchase a licence before one can start using it; only the downloading seems to be free.

by Jojo Yee on 6. May 2012 - 4:48  (93098)

You're spot on Rajendra Rai. The program for Windows is not free, but it's totally free when you use its online download service without needing to install the program.

This article focuses on the online applications and services. With them, you don't need to download and install anything into your computer for using them—you just need to open up a browser and access them online.

by alexxx46 on 20. June 2012 - 19:49  (95169)

I've just discovered WeatherSpark. Looks neat, and there are tons of weather info there actually.
However, the question is, how accurate are the forecasts for my region?

by imanerd11 on 1. August 2012 - 17:52  (97031)

The glide thing looks super-neat.

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