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 chesscanoe (not verified) on 10. May 2011 - 13:18  (71733)

Just a FYI that for Google Calendar users, a Task list can also be generated. Thus a separate task program, cloud or otherwise, may not be needed.

by Vordix (not verified) on 12. May 2011 - 14:36  (71826)

Following your recommendation for "Webnode" as a "free website builder", I went to their site, where they loudly advertised a free site hosting option, for which I signed up. I was immediately assailed by a bevy of emails from them welcoming me to my 30 days of "trial" time, after which I would be expected to pay,of course.

Good old "bait and switch" in its crudest form. I would suggest that you remove "Webnode" from your list of "free" web hosters. The Internet is already infested with hordes of allegedly "free" web hosting outfits that are built on lies and misrepresentation. We don't need yet another.

by Jojo Yee on 13. May 2011 - 2:09  (71834)

Webnode is covered under Best Free Online Website Builder rather than Web Hosting. If you're using a subdomain of Webnode, it's free with limited storage and bandwidth as claimed, but if you need to use your own main domain with higher capacity for storage and traffic, you would need to pay for a hosting fee. I rarely come across any plan for hosting a website with your own main domain without the need to pay, love to know if there's one :)

by Tony Woltermann on 13. May 2011 - 16:06  (71860)

What is with PDF to Word Converter. Seems like a great piece of software but I never receive the e-mail with the conversion. Even double checked my spam folders. I response to their Information Updates came through flawlessly. How long does this conversion take? Has been almost a week so far for me.

by Arun K. (not verified) on 16. May 2011 - 13:22  (71992)

awesome collection !!!

by rs1000 on 17. May 2011 - 3:42  (72047)

I got it about half years ago... Thanks~~~

by kkslider on 27. May 2011 - 15:13  (72789)

I'd like to echo the concerns about voiced in this thread. Paper Rater, while certainly transparent in its aims (the terms of service says you submit material for their use) -- is probably just collecting papers to sell on another site. While an academic student might not care, plagiarism detectors some universities use such as could theoretically detect your own work on some essay mill website and you could be charged for plagiarizing yourself.

Under the definition of plagiarism, your work must be original and not ever have had been submitted anywhere else for publication, which essentially (regardless of what paperrater does or does not do with what you submit) is what you're agreeing to when you agree to paperrater ToS.

I'd avoid sites like this

K.K. Slider

by teo24 (not verified) on 31. May 2011 - 8:40  (72973) is also a cool free service to take a full length snapshot of a webpage (=> JPG or PDF). Usefull if you want to archive something or share a webpage that might be unavailable in the future...

by Shmul (not verified) on 8. June 2011 - 5:43  (73471)

If you're after a simple and easy-to-use email reminder, you should also check out

by rGroup (not verified) on 30. June 2011 - 15:36  (74575)

Free online Photo editor:

by Jojo Yee on 1. July 2011 - 4:08  (74598)

Thanks rGroup. I think it's using Pixlr Editor if not mistaken.

by KevinR (not verified) on 10. July 2011 - 8:52  (75124)

I'm looking for a "Best Free File Transfer". A customer of mine uses to receive art work from his clients. I'd like to know if there's a better site. Looking for a site that auto populates his e-mail address so his clients can't make an entry mistake. Maybe a site that allows personalization and provides a link that can be added to his web page.


by Keith Richmond (not verified) on 13. July 2011 - 23:13  (75416)

With Screentoaster being, um, toast, I did a Google search for "better than screentoaster" and found a review that linked me to this:

I am trying it right now. Pretty impressed so far, but still testing...

by Maria Garcia (not verified) on 3. August 2011 - 14:32  (76833)

My favorite from this list one is Google Calendar I am a huge fan of it. Also I would like to add YouTube Converter to this list It is free and anyone can download it from this web site as far as I understand it is the official one I personally love it because it is given at no cost. Hope you will like it too!

by Jojo Yee on 3. August 2011 - 15:26  (76834)

Thanks Maria Garcia for the suggestion. YouTube Converter seems need to install the software onto your computer and therefore it's not strictly a web app as defined in the Introduction of this list. An alternative to this is KeepVid which in some cases offers to download YouTube videos as mp3 files.

by MidnightCowboy on 6. August 2011 - 8:05  (77019)

We're grateful to member “bert” for telling us about these two options for using YouTube videos as an online alarm.

Please check out the FAQ before selecting a video because if it has been tagged not to display on other sites, it won't work as an alarm. There are also JavaScript, Flash and Cookie requirements to consider for a successful experience.

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

Please add Google Plus G+ in Best social networking sites

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

thanks 4 the gud suggestion

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

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

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

Other online website builders are: Weebly
and Moonfruit

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 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 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 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 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 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.]

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