Chordify can take any song on YouTube, SoundCloud, or Deezer and figure out the chords for you. You can also upload MP3, M4A, or OGG files and get chords for them, too. It’s free, but Premium users get extra features like chord sheets, transpositions, playback, etc.
Coolors is a color scheme generator that creates random palettes that always work. You can tweak generated palettes to your liking and save them for later. Or you can upload an image and have Coolors generate a palette based on the colors in the image.
FreeSound is a massive collection of royalty-free sound files. A lot of them are licensed as CC0, but many of them fall under other licenses too, so be sure to check restrictions for each sound you download.
OpenGameArt is a massive collection of free game-related assets, including 2D and 3D art. Restrictions vary from asset to asset, but they’re all free and many are licensed under CC0.
NoExcuseList is a compilation of free online resources for learning new skills. If you ever wanted to learn something but didn’t know where to start, now you have no excuse. Lists are organized into categories, including Academics, Cooking, DIY, and Other.
Have you ever wanted to strengthen a certain muscle but didn’t know which exercises to do? Head over to the MuscleWiki. This awesome site lets you click on any muscle and see a list of all exercises that involve that particular muscle. It’s a must-use resource for fitness newbies.
Future Timeline offers predictions about the future based on facts and ongoing scientific research. Every bit of speculation (e.g. “Bangkok abandoned due to flooding in 2031”) is backed up by at least one source.
You Are Listening To offers 24/7 live streams of police radio channels from approximately 30 cities (the only non-U.S. cities are Brisbane, Montreal, and St. Petersburg). Each stream is set to unsettling ambient music, turning this otherwise mundane experience into an incredible one.
Radio Garden lets you tune into nearly any radio station in the world. It provides you with an interactive map with green dots, each dot representing a live radio station. It’s a fun way to kill some time, and one of the best ways to find interesting internet radio stations.
Every Noise at Once is a mapping of every music genre to ever exist, with each genre placed in relative proximity to other similar genres. This makes it a great way to discover new flavors of music that you’ll love. Don’t forget that you can also discover new music with Spotify as well as these other music websites.
In 2014, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art released over 400,000 works of art as free high-resolution images available on the web. Want to expand your artistic tastes and knowledge? Check out the collection right now, which you can filter by artist, material, geographic location, era, department, and more.
GeoGuessr is a fun way to kill some time. It’ll present you with a Street View location from somewhere in the world, and you have to pinpoint where it is on a map. The closer you are, the more points you earn. Not only is it fun, but you’ll probably learn a lot along the way.
This incredible map by RSOE EDIS shows real-time occurrences of emergencies, hazards, alerts, and other notable events (e.g. earthquakes, storms, explosions, diseases, vehicle accidents, etc.). You can zoom in regions around the world, so it’s not just limited to the United States.
If you’re thinking of moving to another city, you should absolutely use the Cost of Living Comparison by NUMBEO. Just type in both cities and it’ll tell you the differences in grocery prices, rent prices, restaurant prices, etc. Moving to an area with a higher cost of living on the same salary is basically making yourself poorer, so avoid that mistake with this site!
HaveIBeenPwned is a simple tool that checks if your usernames or email addresses have ever been breached and released by hackers. Any time you’re “pwned,” you should change the passwords on compromised accounts.
If you want to sign up for an online account or sign an online petition without giving away your personal details, use the Fake Name Generator to create a false name, address, phone number, birthday, financial details, and more.
While background noise apps are now commonplace, only one can be the best of the best, and that one is MyNoise.
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