Fast Five: Free Things on the Internet
There goes a saying that some of the best things in life come free. In this Fast Five edition, we take a look at some of those that you might not know you can do on the internet at absolutely no cost.
Sure, most basic resources we have in the internet such as email, cloud storage, or media streaming can now be accessed for free, but did you know that there are more that you can use at absolutely no cost? We hope that these five things can kill your boredom,make your day productive, and definitely take advantage of.
I know how it hard it is for most parents to sustain their jobs so they can send their kids to school, so how about some extra classes from some of the best colleges around the world to give you an edge? There are lots of websites that can give you that extra knowledge you need. The best part? They’re all absolutely free.
Class Central offers some of the best classes from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) of top colleges such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. Coursera, on the other hand, lets you experience having certification through classes you take through its ‘Signature Track’ program. Khan Academy offers some of the most intricate lessons in arithmetic and Computer Science, making it one of the world’s largest classrooms.
Free access to a vast library of documentaries
Are content on Youtube or HOOQ boring you? You might want to take a look at a few eye-openers courtesy of a few documentaries from DocumentaryHeaven. From “The Creation Of The Computer” to Apple’s Broken Promises, a lot of these quality films are curated from a vast arsenal of sections and topics and are archived for you to watch, complete with ratings and feedback. You can even engage in intelligent discussions with its community too.
Free old-school video games
We all have that nostalgic feeling of playing games from old consoles every now and then, and the internet has served home for some of those classics. For starters, we featured a few months back that the internet archive has now housed over 2000 MS-DOS games which you can play absolutely free.
Free Psychiatrist, therapist, or just someone willing to listen to you
Let’s all face it, no man is an island in this world. For times that we need someone to listen to our woes without the feeling of being prejudiced or judged in anyway, 7 Cups of Tea is a great online channel to vent out your frustrations in life. From bullying to family problems to even work-induced stress, there are a lot of listeners willing to give advice to your current dilemmas.
Free Finance Manager
We all have that moment where we try to fit in our salary for all our real-world responsibilities, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that we oftentimes forget what to do next. Enter Intuit Mint, a smart financial manager. It tracks all your bills and spending, and alerts you whenever there is an unusual high amount of spending, its way of saying you’ve had too much shopping already. Too bad it’s just available in the US now, but you may opt for other apps such as Wave.
Special Mention: Free way to give back and help others
While it may not enter this week’s Fast Five list, here’s something really worth mentioning. Helping out others doesn’t have to mean that you have to shell out money, and The World Food Programme’s Freerice anchors that philosophy by offering to give ten grains of rice for every correct answer you make. A win-win situation for both parties, ain’t it?
That’s it for a list of online resources you can use for absolutely free. There are more that we failed to cover here which are equally as awesome, so do share them on the comments section for everyone to hop on too.