Have you ever wondered what Gmail, Hotmail, YouTube, ImageShack, and Flickr have in common? Aside from being popular, one-word sites (duh!), they have one thing in common: they’re all FREE.
And we all love freebies, right?
But did you know that there are other smaller niche sites that offer interesting stuff as well? And what’s more, most of them are 100% free. Okay, so not all of them are totally free; and some of those juicier features require a small fee, but who cares? There’s still something free in there; and by golly, we are going to search for them until we turn blue (hopefully it wouldn’t take that long) and find what we’re looking for.
Want to know what sites are worth looking at? Here are the top seven on our list:
Have you ever wanted to synchronize your phone, restore and back up your data, and edit your contacts all without those nasty cables, bluetooth hardware, and infrared ports driving you insane? Then you should get Bloove. This is a web-based, free phone management system and mobile backup in one. What’s more, the name’s got a nice ring to it, which makes us love it even more.
Do you look icons? No–we’re not talking about those so-called Hollywood schmucks who get paid a bazillion dollars just to look cute on the big screen. What we’re talking about here are free icons for your website; and if you like these kinds of things, then go to IconWanted.com. This is the world’s first search engine that looks for great icons you can put on your site, and currently, they have around 14,000 icons for FREE. Yes, folks, they’re free—and way, way, much better than watching Mariah Carey act in Glitter, doesn’t it?
Give your inner accountant a break and use SideJobTrack.com to handle your financial transactions. This free service is specifically id eal for part-time contractors who need to create invoices for all their part-time gigs.
Have you forgotten the milk–again?!? Never fear; Remember the Milk is here. This site is a free online scheduler, to-do list maker, and calendar in one. What’s more, it can easily be integrated with your phone, PDA, iPad, and iPhone, so the list will always be with you like Master Yoda in that great movie…uhh…huh…argh…what’s that name again?
Twitter fans will love this site. TwitBacks is a free background creator that lets you customize anything and everything in your Twitter account. Not only that, but you can merge your links to your other social network accounts and place it into your Twitter background as well.
Are you tired of being soooo popular online? Then you should try HootSuite. This is a new service that helps you to simultaneously work with all social networks (s uch as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc) in just one interface. Its basic services are free, but you need to pay $5.99 a month to use their advanced options.
Like Facebook, which first started as a social network in college, MyClasses.Org is learning social network, centered on on non-academic learning (things like yoga, for instance or dancing, horseriding, etc.). MyClasses.org offers free CMS and webhosting for schools, retreats, studios, teachers, allowing you to post photos of your school, schedule, payment details, etc. In addition to that, you can search for all kinds of courses available in all major metropolitan areas worldwide.
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