Web Tools

 

Welcome to my personal index of the most useful sites and software on the Internet. If you believe that I’ve missed something, just send me a message and let me know. The categories covered in this index are as follows:

  1. Business and Productivity
  2. Cryptocurrency
  3. Cryptography and Privacy
  4. Webmaster Tools and Coding
  5. Do-It-Yourself


BUSINESS & PRODUCTIVITY

Productivity and Teamwork

  • Trello – Free project management board, web and app based
  • Drive Notepad – Lightweight browser based notepad with Google Drive integration
  • OpenOffice – Free open source alternative to Microsoft Office suite
  • SimpleMind – Elegant multi-platform mind mapping software (paid)
  • LucidChart – Cloud based mind mapping. Collaboration and Drive integration available (free and paid versions available)
  • GetGuesstimate – Chart data inputs and get real number estimates based on simple graphical diagram inputs
  • TimeBuddy – Time converter and world clock
  • TimeJones – Instant local time readout and conversion tool (free/web-based)
  • Time Zone Repository (IANA) – The official IANA repository for all well-known and trusted resources related to the conversion and processing of information related to time zones and related data
  • CurrencyConverter.io – Quick web-based conversion of national currencies
  • Preev – Simple mobile-friendly conversion of bitcoin to several national currencies and common commodities
  • Google Apps – The best of the Google Apps product lineup
  • Google Sheets Functions List – Discover the powerful data processing and referencing functions of Google Sheets
  • Cite This For Me – Create quick references in Harvard, APA, and MLA
  • LyX – Open source tool for math formula creation
  • Zurmo – Open source, self-hosted CRM suite
  • CharacterCountOnline – Fast and free with minimal advertising. Paste your text into the display box and get instant word count, character count, paragraph count, and white space count.

File Storage and Information Sharing

  • Supload – Earn Bitcoin/view on your shared pics
  • Storj – Blockchain-based cloud storage (50 GB free). Earn crypto by contributing storage space to the network.
  • Syncthing – Free open source cloud server and sync software with apps
  • Imgur – Photo sharing
  • DepFile – Anonymous file sharing
  • Pastebin – Anonymous public info sharing
  • Fax.co.uk – Email to Fax/SMS and Fax/SMS to email
  • lmgtfy – Let Me Google That For You
  • Boxcryptor – Encrypt your cloud storage accounts (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc)

Communications and Messaging

Browsing the Internet

  • speed-battle – Run a simple speed test on your browser and see how your current configurations stack up against other browsers and systems
  • HTML5Test.com – Run a quick auto-loading test on your browser to see how well it supports the latest standards of HTML5.

Social Media Marketing

Media Design, Storage, and Sharing

  • PhotoMe – Exif viewer and editor
  • ExifTool – View and edit photo metadata
  • Supload – Earn Bitcoin/view on your shared pictures
  • Imgur – photo sharing
  • Giphy – Extensive archive of free gif images
  • Google Photos – photo sharing and storage
  • Pixelknot – Hide secret messages in your photos
  • webm Land – Upload, convert, and share any video online (NSFW)
  • Icon Archive – Massive archive of free icons and logos
  • ezGIF – Detailed multi-function online GIF editor (Free)
  • Convert2mp3 – Download YouTube videos or convert to mp3 audio (Free, Legal, No account necessary)
  • OnlineConverter – Convert numerous image files, documents, videos, etc to GIF. Convert ebook, PDF, countless audio formats, video formats, etc. (Free, No account necessary)
  • MetaPicz – Web-based photo metadata extraction and analysis (GPS data included)

Research & Information Analysis

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics – Exhaustive listing of public databases, datasets, tables, and calculators (sorted by subject)
  • Wordle – Generate word clouds online (FREE). Input weighted word lists etc into the available forms to create a custom word cloud.
  • TagCrowd – Generate word clouds online (FREE). Visualize the word weight of input text by output text size/color.
  • JasonDavies WordCloud – A powerful, web-based word cloud generator based on D3
  • d3-cloud – Source code for the JasonDavies WordCloud (listed above)
  • SecureTheNews – News sites listed by SSL encryption implementation ratings
  • MetaPicz – Web-based photo metadata extraction and analysis (GPS data included)
  • Boulter GPS – GPS coordinate converter, maps, and info
  • CharacterCountOnline – Fast and free with minimal advertising. Paste your text into the display box and get instant word count, character count, paragraph count, and white space count.

Finance & Accounting

  • GNU Cash – Open source accounting software – No support for Bitcoin (Free)
  • GNU Cash for Android – The unofficial Android integration of GNU Cash (Free)
  • Plain Text Accounting – Text-driven accounting method and software (Free)
  • Ledger – Command Line Accounting (Free)
  • CurrencyConverter.io – Quick web-based conversion of national currencies
  • Preev – Simple mobile-friendly conversion of bitcoin to several national currencies and common commodities
  • Ledger Manual – Command Line Accounting – User Manual (Free)
  • Financial Terms – Free glossary of common financial terminology (PDF/Google Drive)
  • FreeDownloads.net – Large archive of legal document templates available for download (FREE)
  • desmos – Browser-based graphing calculator (FREE)
  • web2.0calc – Browser-based scientific calculator (FREE)

CRYPTOCURRENCY & BLOCKCHAIN

General Information

  • Bitcoin.org – The official website of the Bitcoin Foundation
  • Preev – Bitcoin price calculator and ticker
  • USD to BTC – Instant conversion of $1 into bitcoin (easy spreadsheet import value)
  • ResoNova News – Telegram Channel with live cryptocurrency news updates
  • WalletWatch – Real time feed of BTC going in and out of the xCoins master wallet
  • CoinDesk – Cryptocurrency news and alerts
  • CryptoCompare – Peer reviews on blockchains, coins, sites, apps, and programs
  • Crypto City – The unofficial social hub of the cryptocurrency community
  • Bitcoin Academic Research – Extensive archives of bitcoin-related academic research
  • The Bitcoiner Library – A rare collection of technical tools and information
  • Bitcoin.pdf – The original Satoshi White Paper which defines bitcoin
  • The Book of Satoshi – A collection of (almost) all known communications of Satoshi Nakamoto as well as general commentary. (PDF)
  • CryptoBase – The database of cryptocurrency. Trading tools, exchange information, coin catalogue, etc (FREE)

Cryptocurrency Shopping

  • SatoshiBox – Sell digital downloads for bitcoin (Anonymous use available. Darknet access via .onion URL available)
  • Cryptopia Marketplace – Small multi-coin marketplace located alongside the classic Cryptopia Exchange. Free user account required.
  • Purse.io – Buy anything from Amazon.com at a 15% discount when you pay with bitcoin on Purse or help fill orders in exchange for bitcoin.

Blockchain Explorers

Altcoin Information

  • Ethereum.org – Official website of the Ethereum project
  • Ethereum Daps – Listing of all known Ethereum Blockchain-Based Apps (“Dapps”)
  • EthPlorer.io – Live stats on Ethereum based tokens
  • Ethereum Live – Live dashboard of Ethereum blockchain stats (by ResoNova)
  • CryptoBase – The database of cryptocurrency. Trading tools, exchange information, coin catalog, etc (FREE)
  • Finexus – Market intelligence and professional trading information services

Wallets (apps, software, etc)

  • Jaxx – Secure multi-crypto storage with adjustable mining fees for increased speed
  • Coinbase – Bitcoin and Ethereum wallet with integrated purchasing and trading
  • CoinPayments – multi-crypto merchant tools and wallets
  • Coin Space – Quick and lightweight bitcoin wallet creation
  • CounterWallet – Secure, Simple, Open Source web wallet
  • CoinB.in – Powerful free wallet platform which allows instant generation of multi-sig wallets for escrow. Sign and broadcast raw bitcoin transactions into the blockchain, or just use as a simple wallet. Client-side encryption fully implemented.

Buy & Sell Bitcoin

  • CEX.io – Buy Bitcoin with a credit card
  • xCoins – Buy Bitcoin quickly with a credit/debit card
  • xCoins – Sell Bitcoin and make a profit
  • Bitbond – P2P bitcoin lending

Trade Currency & Digital Assets

Trade Automation Bots & Scripts

Currency Charts

  • Chart Links – Quick chart links to major cryptocurrencies on major exchanges
  • Kraken chart links – Chart links for the top currency pairs on Kraken Exchange
  • CryptoWatch – One of the highest quality free charting systems on the Internet
  • Blockchain.info – The BTC/USD chart from one of the first wallet providers in the industry

Crypto Mining

Bitcoin Investing

  • Trade Coin Club – New and quickly growing club of investors using powerful automated cryptocurrency trading software
  • Global HYIP Network – Daily updates on the hottest HYIPs and strategies
  • P2Core – Invest in professional peers with proven historical gains. Earn dividends every month.

CRYPTOGRAPHY & PRIVACY

Information & Data

Hashing & Encryption

Passwords

Online Anonymity & IP Security

Anonymous Messaging


WEBMASTER TOOLS & CODING

Information and Research

  • Linux.com Article Database – Search through the historical collection of Linux.com
  • HackRead – Hacker headlines and news stories
  • SearchCode – Search engine for multiple open source archives (GitHub, Google Code, Bitbucket, etc.
  • Archive.li – A historical archive of Internet page snapshots.
  • Hurl.it – Interact with public and private API resources in this web based tool. Authentication options included. (FREE)

Browsing the Internet

  • speed-battle – Run a simple speed test on your browser and see how your current configurations stack up against other browsers and systems
  • HTML5Test.com – Run a quick auto-loading test on your browser to see how well it supports the latest standards of HTML5.

Linux

  • Linux Quick Reference Sheet – All the useful essentials in one single hosted text file
  • FullBashGuide – A full walk through of the Linux Bash terminal (Starting with basic concepts and then moving up through the advanced concepts).
  • chmod – The chmod calculator helps calculate the proper user privileges
  • TryUnix – Execute Shell scripts online with this live bash simulator (FREE provided by TutorialsPoint.com)

Editors & IDE’s

  • Drive Notepad – Simple, free, multi-style, multi-language browser based notepad
  • js fiddle – Collaborate and compile Java, CSS, and HTML for free (No signup necessary)
  • Tryit Editor (v3.3) – Simple HTML rendering tool (No signup process). Provided by the w3schools training site.
  • Plunker Editor – Full featured, yet simple editor with split-window rendering (free)
  • Cloud9 – Powerful, freemium, multi-language hosting and coding collaboration tool
  • Glitch – Build full featured bots, apps, and tools in a collaborative environment
  • MonoDevelop – Cross platform IDE for C#, F# and more
  • VisualStudio Code – Lightweight free code editor by Microsoft
  • Regex101 – Test out your regular expressions or simply learn the basics of regex with this simple (yet full featured web editor).
  • Dingus – Live Markdown editor and rendering. Includes quick syntax reference material in the sidebar (FREE)
  • TryUnix – Execute Shell scripts online with this live bash simulator (FREE provided by TutorialsPoint.com)

Essential Collection

  • Github – Open source software and project building platform
  • Google’s Rich Media Tools – Free ad templates and builder
  • XML Site Map Gen – Generate free XML site maps online
  • Site Map Software (Free) – Generate free site maps offline
  • LCD Proc – Multi-platform LCD display driver (also here)
  • AWS DynDump – AWS DynamoDB database scrape and dump tool
  • PHP Xref – PHP Cross Referencing Documentation Generator
  • Oracle – VirtualBox – Run alternative operating systems on your computer
  • PostgreSQL – A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • GetPostMan – Work with API development in a collaborative environment
  • SelectorGadget – Point and click CSS selector
  • w3 Schools – Developer Tools – All of the best core web development tools in one place (provided open source by the legendary w3 School)
  • mkdocs – Fast and simple python-based documentation generator with live browser-based previewing. Mkdocs translates your markdown into HTML
  • GitBook – Collaboration-friendly documentation and user manual building. Coding in assisted markdown environment. (Basic free plans and premium for teams)
  • GitBook Editor – Free software package for compiling and collaborating over markdown documents (intended for use with GitBook).
  • WebmasterWorld – A massive treasure trove of webmaster and SEO tools
  • PhoneGap – Build a mobile application with your existing static HTML

NodeJS

  • NodeJS – JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine
  • Node Package Manager (NPM) – Package manager for NodeJS, and the world’s largest software registry.
  • Socket.io – NodeJS real time framework server
  • CodeMirror – The powerful NodeJS application for in-browser code editing. (Open Source)
  • gtop – Graphical version of the classic “top” command which shows real time system stats and running processes in the terminal.

jQuery

Google Developer Resources

  • Apps Script Oauth2 – OAuth2 for Apps Script is a library for Google Apps Script that provides the ability to create and authorize OAuth2 tokens as well as refresh them when they expire.
  • Auto Updating Google Sheets – Tired of finding, copying and pasting data into spreadsheets? With a few lines of code, you can set up a self-updating spreadsheet in Google Docs that fetches and stores data for you.
  • Cache-Busting Script for IMPORTHTML – Overcome the limitations of the unpredictable Google Apps cache in Google Sheets by leveraging this simple script
  • Structured Data Tool – Test and analyze the structured data elements of a website

Other Frameworks & Collections

  • Bootstrap – The most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
  • Angular – The brainchild of Google. Angular is heavily used by Microsoft and Google. Major emphasis on minimal, mobile friendly design.
  • Material Design – The popular Google-made framework
  • Material Design Lite – Light-weight version of the popular Material Design framework
  • Electron – Build cross-platform apps and software with HTML, CSS, and JS. Simple as that. (Completely Free and Open Source)

Python Utilities

URL Utilities

  • goo.gl – URL Shortener by Google
  • click.tf – URL Shortener
  • ssh.tf – URL Shortener
  • GG.GG – URL Shortener and customization
  • Bit.do – URL Shortener and customization
  • Bloopish – URL Expander
  • CheckShortURL – URL Expander and analysis
  • Unshorten.It! – URL Expander and analysis
  • Blaze – Link click IP logger
  • URL Coder-Decoder – Encode or decode URLs
  • NoRefs – Free service to remove real URL from HTTP_REFERER
  • WebmasterWorld – A massive treasure trove of web master and SEO tools
  • UltraTools – Powerful free domain tools by Neustar allowing you to perform deep inspections of multiple parameters on any domain or IP address. (FREE account required)

Web Hosting Providers

  • WebHost Pro – Low cost web hosting. SSH available. Start at $3/month.
  • WIX Hosting – Basic and easy to use. No SSH access.
  • Google Sites – Free but with limited functions. No SSH access.
  • Anon Speech – Anon domain registration, hosting, email, SSL, etc. (Bitcoin accepted)
  • AWS Free Tier – Free entry level web hosting by Amazon
  • HostForWeb – Linux hosting offering OwnCloud and many other options
  • OwnCloud Providers – Official providers of OwnCloud hosting
  • EskimoNorth – Low cost, fast, reliable Linux hosting with a wide range of tools and services.
  • Github Pages – Make a landing page for your GitHub project and more. (FREE)
  • Google Cloud Platform – Full range of products with a free tier. Pay as you go. Includes VMs, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and much more.

Domain Research

  • Domain Scope – Discover newly available domains and popular trends (by Verisign)
  • Worth of Web (Calculator) – Calculate the monetary value of specific domains
  • whois lookup – Find out info on the owner of a domain/website
  • WebmasterWorld – A massive treasure trove of web master and SEO tools
  • UltraTools – Powerful free domain tools by Neustar allowing you to perform deep inspections of multiple parameters on any domain or IP address. (FREE account required)
  • IP-API.com – Free API access to IP geographic location searches

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