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 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 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 account for over 10 years with minimal problems but since GMX bought "" 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 Laura Patterson (not verified) on 23. September 2011 - 13:23  (80196)

I simply love Mejuba the best. From what I know Mejuba ( 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 Thomas (not verified) on 20. September 2011 - 14:12  (79957)

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

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

A great online game site for the game of Bridge is

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

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

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

Nice listing... Please add to the list. It is a free, online graphic design program.

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

Thanks for pice of information.

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 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 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 jasa on 4. September 2011 - 8:46  (78981)

Concerning the freeware mentioned in, "Best Free Online Storage and Backup," I do not understand why you did not mention

It has 50GB of Free storage space. It is simple to use. I have used it for well over a year and never had any problems using it to store many different types of files.

This should be added to your list asap in order to benefit the many, many people that look at these recommendations.

Thank you and keep up the good work!

by Eric Wells (not verified) on 3. September 2011 - 11:00  (78934)

Hi,I am having a problem with my eyesight (Macular Denegeration)and I am looking for a program which will the make body of the text on a web page into larger print. I have seen a program which does this but I do not seem to have any results to searches. It put a small red rectangle in the task bar and when pressed it opened a new page with the article so that it can be quite easy to read. Is there any such program or have I been dreaming?
Thanks for any help you can give.

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

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

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 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 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 crossleydd42 on 2. September 2011 - 19:49  (78905)

Unless I've missed it, I've not seen mention of 'cloud' desktop publishing apps. A search of the web doesn't reveal much, but Adobe's 'PROJECT ROME', although no longer in development, is available for public use, free of charge.

by Geert on 2. September 2011 - 15:32  (78890)

Hi Jojoyee,
It seems that the "Best Free Online File Format Converter" Media-Convert is offline.
Why not replace it with the excellent

by Jojo Yee on 4. September 2011 - 9:31  (78983)

Good idea Geert. It will be replaced in the next update.

[Update: The replacement has been done.]

by chesscanoe (not verified) on 2. September 2011 - 14:01  (78886)

A CSS3 - HTML5 generated image lets you calibrate your monitor by pressing "Show Details" for instructions. Works best in Chrome, but Firefox or even IE9 may be used.

by crossleydd42 on 28. August 2011 - 18:19  (78514)

Other online website builders are: Weebly
and Moonfruit

by p k paul (not verified) on 25. August 2011 - 7:38  (78318)

A free online image editor with some great features. check it now on

by Nico s (not verified) on 24. August 2011 - 9:59  (78242)

Great list!
But how about collaboration tools for business meetings? For example is pretty great and it's free too!

by SergioEd (not verified) on 16. August 2011 - 14:02  (77738)

I use for web messenger. Accepts loads of protocols (msn, yahoo, irc, ICQ, google, skype (!!) and many more I don't even know. And now there is a feature to know new people (remember Skype Me? :))

by pankaj chhatrola (not verified) on 16. August 2011 - 9:25  (77727)

how to put back button immediatly after click on submit button in one file without using form

by choco (not verified) on 6. August 2011 - 15:55  (77037)

thanks 4 the gud suggestion

by Juzer Mohammedhusain (not verified) on 6. August 2011 - 8:28  (77021)

Please add Google Plus G+ in Best social networking sites

by Jojo Yee on 10. August 2011 - 6:16  (77356)

Thanks Juzer M. for the suggestion and added in the list.

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