There is so much to know and see and learn from being on the web. The amount of apps and sites to visit is endless. And so much traffic is overrun by nonsense that lead to red herrings on ways to spend a good life. T

That is why it is so important to share the places we should see that don't have enough spotlight. More often than not we're missing the best the web has to offer. So let's talk amongst ourselves.

Redditor u/SauloJr wanted to shine a light on a few online sites that need some worthy attention, by asking:

What useful unknown website do you wish more people knew about?

I don't have a ton of sites I visit. The internet unnerves me, but I'm willing to learn from those who navigate it. So give me some ideas. My pen and paper are ready.


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" This one lets you see where lightning strikes in real time! Can be reassuring to see the lightning get further and further away, it's also pretty neat in general!"

- Nihil921

Say Cheese!

"Tineye and Foto Forensics. Do you want to know if an image is shopped, cropped or otherwise altered? Using these two tools you've got a good chance of finding out. Tineye is reverse image search on steroids and foto forensics provides free image analysis tools."

- jekylphd


"Project Gutenberg. Taking all the books that are copyright free and making digital copies available. In college and the school wants you to buy the complete works of Shakespeare for $40? Forget that noise! Free!"

- GlobalPhreak

"See also: Librivox, for free audiobook versions."

- Cocreat

Secure Away

"ID Ransomware - If you ever get Ransomware in your computer you can take a encrypted file and out it into this website and it will tell you if any security researchers have cracked it so you can get your files back. And if it hasn't been cracked you can sign up for email notification so when it is cracked you get an email. I haven't used it but someday it might save me or you."

- ICE0124

Do you understand?

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" - Best translator I've found. It's quite intuitive and even translates idioms and slang. They've got around 20 languages as of their most recent update."

- sand_pipers

That lightning strike thing is a great idea. Not that I dodge strikes often, or that I need shelter from them but I it's good to know how to avoid them. And always good to translate. Continue...

Read Through

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"Terms of Service, Didn't Read summarizes terms of service and rates them for privacy."

- Jeramy_Jones

Do you Hear what I hear?

"I ADORE It's an archive of customizable sound generators with everything from music, nature sounds, sound cancelling, ambiances, and meditative drones etc. I focus best with some kind of white noise, and this website has a ton to choose from and it is free."

"My favorite feature is the customizable, animated sliders so you can listen to storms that ebb and grow automatically. It is great for TTRPGs too. The sound engineer who runs it has put together all kinds of specific settings like churches, cities, forests, faires, dungeons, etc. Seriously, people should check it out."

- OriginalHeartbreaker


"If you're interested in languages or trying to learn a new language I recommend, you can look up a word and hear native speakers pronounce it. It's based on volunteers uploading their recordings of the various words. It's pretty useful for when you're working on your pronunciation."

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- Cunnilingus_Academy

Finding the X

" Gives you full directions from any two places from door to door including trains, busses and ferries. With options to fly to nearby places and take transit to get to your final destination."

- Chaosrayne9000

"I was pretty surprised when it even had local bus companies in out of the way place in Philippines. I use it in all my travel planning now. Extra bonus for me, as it's Australian."

- DotDamo

Wash Away

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" is a great way to remove any background."

- browsing-idiot

"I was gonna write this, but then I saw your comment. Absolutely amazing website, works very well."

- csuvi98


" -Allows you to watch and sync netflix, prime video, downloaded videos, streaming from browser, youtube with your friends while opting to be on voice/video call with them for FREE and NO ADS. Prime video is kinda glitchy in this website tho. The rest seem perfect."

"PS: Both you and your friend need a netflix account. Basically, both cannot use the same account if the subscription is for a single device only."

- Weirdzillaed


"Enjoy cartoons? Please enjoy every cartoon ever made all in one place! -"

- voivoivoi183

"End of Evangelion and Death & Rebirth in the OG English dubs and not the horrible netflix redubs. Haven't been able to see these since I lost my dvds years ago. You just made my day thank you so so much. ❤️"

- MJ_is_a_mess

Reading is Fundamental

" - You can borrow books across a crap ton of different library systems without having to register for them."

- rednoise

"Our fourth grade teacher made all the nerdy way-above-everyone-else-in-reading bookworms in our class (including me) use this site, bc the one everyone else used was targeted to younger kids, like fourth graders. It's amazing to say the least."

- JesiDoodli


" : This website contains every obscure sub genre of music imaginable. You can find some great music you've never heard of there."

- AudiCulprit

"Also : Search an artist/band and it generates a map of similar artists/bands with proximity indicating more fan base crossover. I've tested it with the most obscure stuff I know and it always finds suggestions."

- Tor-Pedo

"insert email"

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10 minute mail provides a temporary email address for you to cut and paste into those pesky "insert email" to sign up or read the rest of the story or whatever."

- FunDivertissement

From all over...

" - you can hear radios live from all around the world. (I recommend accessing on computer or installing the app on mobile)"

- VRicci92

"I love this site and was just about to post it when I saw you already did! This is one of my favorite rainy day websites, where I just scroll around through radio stations in England and Ireland and Australia and Japan and so forth. Great recommendation!"

- Randy_Online


"Depending on who you are determines if its useful or not, but is a very informative site of the on-goings of the world. The event map is interesting to explore."

- Cyrussphere

"Such a tragedy: "Traffic incident - Public road accident United Kingdom - M6 fire destroys lorry full of Birdseye potato waffles." Edit: For anyone concerned here's more information and some photos from the scene"

- design_jester·

The Best Bypass

" It bypasses all paywalls and removes all ads from any webpage I have found. Show me a 10ft paywall, I'll show you a 12ft ladder. No install, just copy and paste your link."

- lllilllillil

"Creator of here! Thanks for all the interest in the site. I know, it's not perfect. I'm going to continue developing it. Y'alls support is greatly appreciated. Here's what i'm trying to do."

"I believe that ads and SEO killed the soul of the web. Websites can throw on popups, email captures, newsletters, inline ads, etc. We have to wade through all this crap just to find out the content is some click bait optimized garbage. It's abuse of your brain. As users of the internet, we have no recourse."

"We have to wait until a new site the publishes similar content to come up, and just hope to god that they aren't as bad. It's completely one sided. I want 12ft to be the suite of tools that allows us users of the internet to fight back against these malicious practices. It starts with a Chrome extension, but it'll grow to much more as long as y'all want it."

- thmsmlr

Follow the Data

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" - Allows you to see if your online accounts have been released in a data breach. You can also get email alerts if you've been in a breach."

- j8hny

Find the Knowledge

"Sci-hub get (almost) any research paper for free, just copy the link/DOI of the document and it'll show you the pdf."

"Library genesis free pdf's of math/physics/chemistry/biology/medicine/etc, finished my degree thanks to this one, a bunch of times a book of a course was just too hard to find or incredible expensive to but, but in libgen I got the digital pdf of the book in a few seconds, very neat."

- 42AnswerToEverything

If someone can read my terms of stuff, I'll pay everything. These are great ideas and sites to have on hand. Make a list. I did. Just in case.

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