Short Bytes: The Internet is an ocean of amazing things. All we need to do is dive into it, find the things in which we could engage ourselves and forget about the ticking clock. More advantageous would be if we get those things for free. You can try these awesome things on the internet for free, take a look.Every time we see the word FREE, our eyes can’t see anything else in the surroundings. We just want to grab anything that’s offered for free, even the complimentary salad we order at restaurants just because it doesn’t have a price tag attached to it. Otherwise, we just skip the salad section.
There are a lot of things we can do on the internet and they’re completely free. These things can save you from the boredom you face all the time scrolling through your news feed and checking out holiday packages for places you don’t plan to visit even in the next year. So, have a look at this list and see what awesome things you can find on the internet, FOR FREE.
Before getting started with some serious stuff (who said free things can’t be serious?), I would like to tell you about some ambient websites that you can use to make your evenings and nights relaxing. These websites couple soft music with soothing natural background sounds like rain, fireplace, snowy mood, etc. While Rainymood is my favorite, you can also check out Coffitivity and The Quiet Place Project.
Improve your reading habit:
You can invest your free time reading novels on the internet. There are websites which won’t charge you a penny for e-books. You can try Bookrix, ReadAnyBook, and Red Novels. However, some of them may welcome you with advertisements.
Be a language Pro:
There are times when you get the chance to visit a foreign land and knowing the native language of that place is a clear shot advantage when you roam in the streets or when you have to bargain at a local store. Duolingo is a great option for becoming a language expert. I have personally used it. Although, I couldn’t maintain the daily streak but it is really good.
Study at home
You want to skip the classes today or you don’t like the boring lecturer in your math class? Try Khan Academy which offers school-grade courses and helps in exam preparation also. The ones who want to learn something new in their vacations or want to gather knowledge from the minds teaching at Harvard , Stanford, and MIT, try eDX, Udacity, Coursera, etc.
These video pieces are very informative sometimes. DocumentaryHeaven has a categorized collection of documentaries. Its homepage currently features a documentary about the boxing legend Mohammad Ali.
Talk to someone
Omegle (Oh-meg-ull) is a one stop solution where your loneliness vanishes in the conversation you have with people around the world. The best part is that your identity remains hidden all the time and the same is for the other person you’re talking to.
Sometimes, you aren’t feeling bored but you seriously are in need to talk to a person with whom you can share your feelings. You can express those ill thoughts which are biting and consuming you from inside. 7 Cups of Tea is a great website where you can have online counseling sessions with live “listeners” present on the other side of the screen. And, be assured that none of your personal information will be shared with anyone, not even the listener. You can also try Talkspace for online counseling.
Not a Photoshop expert, it’s fine
Use Pixlr, an online tool which helps you trim down your XL-sized waist to that of David Beckham or you might want to pose yourself as a brother of the Night’s Watch. Did you skip the gym sessions for a meal at FAT Burger? Well, now you can burn all the calories with a click of a button. Seriously, technology has come too much far.
Feeling Bored? Press the Bored Button
You can easily survive through all those hard to pass minutes when the clock seems to move in a slow motion. Press the Bored Button and entertain yourself. I tried it myself and seriously, the moments after I hit the button were great. You must give it a try.
Know about your personality
Take the small test on 16 Personalities and know about your personality type. After the test, this website gives detailed information about your personality. You can relate most of the stuff written there, provided you give the test honestly. I was blown away by the level of accuracy they managed to deliver in my description.
Do it yourself
Go to Instructables and try some DIY tricks. Enjoy a glass of Rhubarb Champagne or taste the delicious Tortugas Concha (turtle-shaped bread), all made by your own hands. The DIY methods range from home repair techniques to breakfast recipes and USB-hacks.
You’re wasting your valuable time just browsing unnecessary things on the internet. 9Gag offers some great fun stuff you can see in your weekend time. 9Gag.TV is a great collection of YouTube videos. Make sure your room is locked before you enter the NSFW section on 9Gag.
Watch awesome talks and get inspired
You might’ve heard about TED. No, it’s not the bear from that movie. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TED talks are very informative conferences held around the world where people share their views on any topic which fits the theme of the conference. Don’t hesitate to check out the TED Talks website.
Be a guitar hero
You can start with Stairway To Heaven and then jump onto Hotel California or you can simply do the Jingle Bells. It’s time to be on the lines of Slash and Mark Tremonti, virtually, though. Go to Tab And Play and fill the room with your solo sessions.
Design Posters and Infographics
Canva offers a wide selection of templates and image additions by which you can design your own posters and infographics. All you need to do is drag n drop things from the left pane and you’re done. You can also add your own stuff.
Tons of free games on the internet
How can we keep some awesome fun games out of this list? You can take a break and enjoy some fun-filled games right here in your web browser. Here’s a list of the most addictive online games that you can play right now in your web browser. Go, have fun.
The internet is for all of us, and it’s free (at least, for now) for most of the services we use. Don’t count your data bills. We must cherish this priceless gift we have been given which has connected the people across the globe. Find more and more free things on the internet.
More entries will be made to this list in future.