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
  • Google Tasks – Simple multi-platform browser-based task list
  • 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.
  • Slack – The ultimate team collaboration and communication app (FREE)
  • WorkFlowy – Elegant collaborative lists and outline app; great for taking notes and sharing specific sections of those notes publicly or with specific contacts.
  • 270 Online Business Tools – A broad list of useful free(mium) business tools for new startups and distributed teams

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
  • Hastebin – Paste in your code and share it with auto syntax highlighting (free, no advertisements)
  • 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)
  • Vectr – Free and powerful image editing tool. Online and offline versions available. Supports Windows, Linux, and Mac.
  • Pixlr – Useful and free image editing suite based in the browser. Integrates with Google drive and Pixlr cloud. (Free with Advertisements)
  • lunapic.com – Live online photo editor (transparency color selector included)
  • ASCII Art – Automatically generate ASCII art for any text-based entry.
  • Pexels – Free stock photography archive

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
  • MaxMind Open Source – Open source databases of cities, populations, and IP routing prefixes (AS numbers)
  • 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


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 catalog, 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 Watch – 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

 


CRYPTOGRAPHY & PRIVACY

Information & Data

Hashing & Encryption

Passwords

Password Generators

Password Storage

Password Cracking and Exploitation

  • Router Passwords – Search-engine-styled default password searching tool.
  • Hashcat – The world’s most advanced password recovery tool (FREE)

Online Anonymity & IP Security

  • TorGuard – Proxies, VPN, Anon Email
  • Cliqz – Sleek, German-made browser with several built in privacy features
  • BuyProxies.org – Low cost proxies. Bitcoin payment available
  • Proxy Switcher – Rotate proxies with automated parameters
  • Tor Project – The legendary darknet browser
  • Orbot – Access the darknet on Android
  • The Hidden Wiki – Directory to the darknet
  • Tails – The anonymous OS – Snowden approved 😉
  • The Guardian Project – Android apps collection
  • ICanHazIP – Check your IP address (simple text display)
  • ip.33btc.us – Check your IP address
  • Google Domains (Check IP) – Basic text response with your current IP address
  • IP-API.com – Free API access to IP geographic location searches
  • GeoCode – Quick clean location for fetching your current IP address and location information (returns JSON format)

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)

General HTML Information

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 & Bash Shell Scripting

  • 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)
  • Etcher.io – Multi-platform disc image writer (An excellent tool for burning live Linux onto a disc or USB).
  • Bash Shell Script Frameworks & Libraries

Editors & Sandboxes

  • 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)
  • jqPlay – Construct commands for the powerful command line JSON processor, jq
  • 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)
  • Graphviz.it – Live Graphviz rendering sandbox

API Tools

  • MockBin – Create and test custom endpoints. View and edit headers etc
  • API Embed – Embeddable API code snippets (multi-language support)

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.
  • unpkg – A fast, global content delivery network for everything on npm.
  • 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

General Developer Resources & Toolsets

  • 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
  • Browserling Tools – A collection of powerful online-based web development tools (FREE)

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)
  • Snapcraft – Next generation of cross-platform Linux packages which automatically update. Snap construction is also fairly simple.

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)
  • Yourls.org – Build your own link shortening service with this free PHP script
  • Browserling (Web tools suite – FREE)

    • Extract URLs – Extract URLs from text, HTML, and many other forms of code
    • URL Encode – Generate escaped URLs from unescaped URLs
    • URL Decode – Generate unescaped URLs from escaped URLs

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. (Very slow!)
  • 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.
  • vultr – Entirely SSD hosting infrastructure. Reasonable pricing.
  • 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.

Server Administration

  • NetData – Distributed real-time performance and health monitoring. (FREE)

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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