In this section, TheFreeSite.com offers a roundup of the Web's top free services. Here, we take a look at the Web's most useful free online resources. If you are aware of a free service that we don't have listed here, be sure to contact us and we'll consider it for a listing.
At this site, you can do your U.S. federal taxes for free. If your income is below $64,000, you can use the "Free File" tax prep software here. If your income is above $64,000, you can prepare your taxes using the Free File fillable forms available here. (Note: Free File software reopened on Jan. 13, 2017).
This service lets you make free phone calls to mobile or landline phones from your browser to over 40 countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, China, etc. No registration or downloads are required. Your connection is immediate, with no recordings to listen to. Note: free calls are limited to 4 minutes. To make another call, you'll need to wait 10 minutes.
This free service lets you create a customized signature image that you can use in online posts, E-mails, blogs, and other digital content. The service is easy to use; just follow the simple instructions.
Need a chart? This nifty service lets you design and share your own charts online, for free. The site support various types of charts, including bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts and radar plots.
Tired of paying $10 fees to trade stocks? A nifty phone app, Robinhood lets you buy and sell stocks and ETFs with zero commissions. To apply for an account, you must be a legal U.S. resident, be 18 or older, and have a valid Social Security number. (For iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android).
Need a helping hand in organizing your life? This handy free service lets you set up email reminders to help you remember everything from birthdays to anniversaries to appointments. The service is easy to use.
Fed up with unwanted calls from telemarketers? This free service lets you easily remove your name from telemarketers' lists. The National Do Not Call Registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (the U.S. government's consumer protection agency). The site is available in English and Spanish. (U.S. only).
Looking to publish your own book? This is the place to go. Lulu lets you easily convert your manuscript into a printed book and get it listed for sale on online retailers like Amazon. The service is free (Lulu only takes a cut if and when you sell your work). You also retain all rights to your work.
Have you ever wanted to watch a movie and wondered if it was available to stream? This free site's search engine will tell you if a movie is available to stream and if so, where (Amazon, Netflix, Google Play, etc.) You can also find out if a film is available to purchase.
Here's a fun free site that lets you easily create custom cartoon caricatures. The site also has a "Warp Java program" that lets you transform your photos into wacky images. There's also a big collection of caricatures of the rich and famous, as well as games and more.
At this site, you can request a free credit report. Unlike other "free credit report" sites, here you're not required to pay for a trial subscription to credit monitoring services. This site, sponsored by three major credit bureaus, resulted from the U.S. government's "Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act."
Which gas station offers the cheapest fuel prices in your area? A free service, GasBuddy lets you see at a glance what the lowest (and highest) gas prices are at various stations in major cities in the U.S. and Canada.