In the past decade, there has been a rise of amazing (and free) websites that can dramatically improve the quality of our lives.
Not all of these websites are equal however. The best always rise to the top, and we don’t want to waste your time with websites that won’t deliver maximum results. From improving your health, learning how to speak Spanish, to saving you more time, we’ve curated the top 17 free websites that will enhance your quality of life.
Here they are…
What you’ll get: Protection from harmful blue light from computer screens
Research shows that the average person spends nearly 10.5 hours a day in front of their digital screens. The problem is, blue light is emitted from our screens which suppress our sleep quality, increase headaches and eye strains. In short, iGOTHAM’s computer glasses are meant to act as healthy technology to help you sleep better, increase focus, and rid headaches & dry eyes.
What you’ll get: Instant, high quality video meetings
Skype is amazing, but it can get trickier when you have more than one person you’re chatting with. Appear.in helps you create instant virtual rooms for group meetings and more. It’s fast, efficient, and easy.
What you’ll get: Start speaking a new foreign language in seconds
Rype was created to redefine what it’s like to learn Spanish, French, German, and more. Compared to a language school, Rype offers private language lessons for 1/10th of the cost, with fully-vetted professional tutors that are available 24/7. It comes with a full 7-day free trial to check it out for yourself.
What you’ll get: Peaceful mind through meditation
Calm offers peace of mind on demand. The meditation app now includes breathing exercises, and sleeping stories to help you maintain the best quality of mind possible.
What you’ll get: Organization of thoughts and projects
Keeping track of everything you’re working on takes a lot of mental space. Evernote keeps everything organized in one place. You can take notes, save articles, and share them with whoever you want.
What you’ll get: Free education
CreativeLIVE offers free educational classes from premium teachers around topics ranging from photography, business & money, design, and more.
What you’ll get: Better understanding of finances
Investopedia is the leading community for learning everything you need to know about finance. They have free tools (that allow you to invest $100,000 of simulated money), dictionary, articles, tutorials, and much more.
What you’ll get: Personal assistant for scheduling
They say that artificial intelligence is around the corner, but it seems to be already making way. With X.ai, you get a free personal assistant named Amy, who will help you coordinate all of your scheduling according to your preferences via email. All you have to do is cc her, and voila!
What you’ll get: Community and accountability for goal setting
Sometimes all we need to achieve our important goals is a community that keeps us accountable. With Coach.me, you get that and more. Their free app offers reminders to help you stay up-to-date with your habits, communities that you can interact with, and even offer coaching for those who need it.
What you’ll get: Enhance your reading speed by 2x
Spritz was created to help us read faster. The technology scours through whatever you’re trying to read, and displays it for you word by word based on how fast you want to read it — i.e. 500 wpm, 400 wpm, etc.
What you’ll get: Free stock photos to use in any way you want
Free, high quality stock photography is on the rise. What pexels offers is an accumulation of all the best stock photography websites in one place. Think Google for free stock quality photos.
What you’ll get: Accountability to meet your important goals
If you’re not exactly the type of person who’s shown a track record of hitting your goals, StickK can help. How? By putting your money where your mouth is. You set your own stakes if you don’t hit your goal, you’ll never see that money again. Talk about pressure.
What you’ll get: Beautiful wallpaper to look at everyday
Momentum is a simple, free browser extension that displays beautiful photos whenever you open a new tab. What you see often can affect how you think and feel, and this is a easy-to-implement hack to improve your life.
What you’ll get: Removal from internet distractions
Freedom blocks distractions from the web (literally) by preventing you from going online for a period of time.
What you’ll get: Advice on getting fit and healthy
Bodybuilding.com is the go-to place for learning about nutrition, training, and fitness programs to get into the best shape of your life.
What you’ll get: Curated list of the best, new products online
If you enjoyed this post, and discovering new products, then you’ll love ProductHunt. Everyday, there’s a new curated list of products, books, podcasts, games, and more that you can discover online.
What you’ll get: Tool to memorize new things
Memrise helps you memorize new words in the easiest way possible. It’s perfect for anyone learning a foreign language, studying for an exam, and more.
How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.