A recent AskReddit thread posed the question, "What free things on the internet should everyone be taking advantage of?"
What were the answers from other redditors? Absolutely amazing free resources.
Here are the top 10 websites and other resources you should absolutely check out. Bookmark them, and if you enjoy them then also bookmark this post and share it with your friends.
10. Every documentary you could ever want to watch
Okay, perhaps that doesn't quite fit the cliché but it still sounds pretty good.
Documentary Heaven as suggested by Redditor dragonangelx is an aptly named resource. The website contains hundreds of must-see documentaries, and the best part is that they're all free to watch.
For any person who wants a new documentary to watch or just feels like learning something new, this is the #1 resource on this list.
9. Disposable email addresses
Yeah, so have I.
Fortunately, there's a solution to that too. bosco10382 recommends a website called 10 Minute Mail. Basically it generates an email address that only lasts for 10 minutes before being deleted. Now you can get your free resource without having to suffer through mailing list spam.
8. Automatic computer screen brightness
Are you tired of having to open the blinds, shut the blinds, and change your room's lighting just to avoid eye strain?
There's an answer for that too.
hostile345 recommends a service called f.Lux. This software automatically adjusts your monitor's brightness to match the lighting conditions of whatever room you're in. You really can have it all.
7. Customizable background noises
A Soft Murmer is abovethegrass's solution to this little conundrum. You can use the website to give yourself background noises like rain, wind, fire, thunder, and also sounds like birds chirping and a coffee house. Activate wind, thunder and coffee shop for the weirdest apocalypse soundtrack ever.
Other Redditors offered similar website suggestions such as Rainy Mood, Internet Fireplace and Simply Noise.
6. Educationinsightful post by Fletch71011.
We are truly living in a golden age when the entire knowledge of the world is available at your fingertips. The age is even more golden when you realize that most of that knowledge is available for free if you know where to look.
From TED talks, to free university courses, to language learning and programming. As long as you have the time to devote to learning, your advanced education awaits.
5. Old-school Runescapethis version of Runescape has been preserved from its glory days.
Many things improve with age, but for people who grew up playing Runescape in its infancy or early stages, this bout of nostalgia will fill up your evenings with joy.
In fact, there's an entire subreddit devoted to telling you exactly where to go to find these (legitimate) paying surveys. Check out /r/BeerMoney for a large variety of different places to go. Thanks to QUlNN for the suggestion.
3. Martial arts movies
A website devoted entirely to streaming kung-fu movies? Check! That exists too.
Thanks to JoelyRavioli we now know of a website where you can go to watch all of your favourites for free. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and many other classic kick ass martial artists are ready to be seen on the computer screen. Over and over...
Where do you go to get audiobooks?
There's a number of useful websites, but try AudioBook Bay for a free listing. Thanks to JennyPretzel for making the recommendation on this one.
By the way, you know all of those annoying Captcha's you've had to fill out? Did you know that every time you type a Captcha comment you're actually helping to digitize books? Check out this incredible TED talk by Captcha creator, Luis von Ahn, for more information.
1. Archived websites
Yeah, me neither.
Still, a blast to the past can be a fun thing, which is why you might want to check out the Internet archives. Thanks to -eDgAR-'s suggestion, it is possible to view all of your favourite websites in their infancy after all.
Are there any other great free resources you would like to share? Let us know in the comments.