Why didn’t I think of that?: 9 of the most useful websites ever! 10



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The internet is so vast it would be impossible to discover all the websites out there in one lifetime. To speed the process up here is a list of the top 10 useful websites that will make your life a little bit easier.

  1. 10 Minute Email is perfect for beating spam that clogs up your inbox. It creates a temporary email address for you which will self destruct after 10 minutes. This allows you to sign up for great bargains which require an email address without having to give over your own personal one.
  2. Online Etymology Dictionary is great for anyone who enjoys engaging in word games such as Boggle, Scrabble or even the daily crosswords found in Newspapers. It allows you to search for a word and then gives you both the derivation of that word plus a history of it.
  3. Sky Scanner is the perfect website for finding the best deal when it comes to all things flight related. Even if you don’t have a particular destination in mind Sky Scanner can help you by letting you search for flights by date, price and allows for a wide range of budgets. With summer deals available this website is sure to help you plan the perfect holiday.
  4. Word Frequency Counter is a brilliant website that scans through a document for you and picks out words or phrases that you overuse. This useful tool can make letter writing much more interesting and for those that use email to send long Christmas letters to family and friends, it may be a bit of an eye opener.
  5. Manuals Library is the ultimate collection of user manuals. Have you ever struggled with a TV or Microwave or perhaps your washing machine and you don’t want to call in a repair man? This website allows you to search for your specific model and if they have it in the system you can then have access to the manual and at least attempt to figure out the problem yourself.
  6. Lucy is time saving website that was developed for the sole purpose of avoiding call waiting. Have you ever tried to call certain companies for customer service and they place you on hold for what can seem like hours? Sound familiar, well instead of waiting on hold, Lucy can wait for you and will call you back on a nominated number when a operator eventually takes your call.
  7. SuperCook can be used at breakfast, lunch or dinner when you have ingredients but are not sure what to make. Simply type in the food items you have and SuperCook will show you popular recipes that use the items you have. Say goodbye to wandering around the shops with no idea what to cook and say hello to making the most of the food you already have at home.
  8. Memrise is for those of you who revel in learning new things each day, whether it’s history, a new language or simply new vocabulary this website presents learning as a joyous activity rather than a chore.
  9. Hundred Zeros is perfect for those rainy days when you can’t find the energy to visit the local library but you want to find a new book to read. With thousands of free books on offer you can search through over 40 categories to choose from there is something for everyone.

Do you have any other useful websites that aren’t listed?

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  1. One I found recently is the Historical Thesaurus of the OED.

    One I have used for close to 30 years in FishBase, a scientific database on Ichthyology. Wiki also have all sorts of data bases.

    For the craft folks I look up Sullivans for info and get Spotlight or Lincraft to get the gear in.

    I also have 3,300 favorites in 360 folders so that I can get to what I need.

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    • You are a fine example of innovation,could you teach our new PM all about it😂😂 . Thank you for your tips, excellent! I will be using them.

    • Robina Burns Thank you for your kind words. I do have an advantage as I started working in large main frame computers in Feb 1965. Then for most of my working life I worked as a Systems Analyst so I have designed them, developed them implemented them, maintained them, up graded them under all sorts of guises and names. I started on the internet 32 years ago so have watched it grow and mature.

      These days it is a tool for me so I can get most of the info I need. There are still things I do the non-electronic way as I have found the old ways are the quickest and best. Cheers. 😉

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