A nifty free program and toolkit, Rainmeter lets you customize your Windows desktop with various functional skins that offer loads of helpful info. Rainmeter lets you easily monitor your system resources (such as memory and battery power) or your online data streams, including email, weather forecasts, RSS feeds, and more. Thousands of skins are available and you can also create and modify your own skins. (For Windows 7 and later).
This popular free software site offers over 800,000 listings, with each program reviewed and rated. Around 40 percent of the programs here are freeware. Categories include audio & MP3 software, desktop enhancements, games, mobile & PDA software, multimedia, software development, utilities, Web authoring and more.
Do you have something that you'd like to get rid of? This new site makes it easy to get rid of your stuff and to connect to local people. You can also browse the listings at this site to find free stuff that locals are giving away.
Are you searching for someone to chat with? Then head on over to this popular free chat portal that features moderated chat rooms that are always lively. 321chat.com offers chat rooms in many categories: singles, teens, adults, Latinos, Webcams, Asians, seniors, and more.
This is an offer for teachers. Follow the instructions to request your choice of two free DVDs for use in the classroom. The DVDs include segments from John Stossel's TV program. The DVDs are Region 0 (worldwide), with English and Spanish subtitles. (U.S. only).
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).
Do you have financial problems? A free phone app, Trusted Helplines, helps you connect with non-profit entities and government agencies that can offer financial help. Assistance is available on topics ranging from student loan relief to bankruptcy advice. (For iPhone and Android).
A useful freeware text editor that offers nearly 200 text-processing functions, as well as many handy tools. TED Notepad is lightweight, portable and fits on any USB flash disk. It loads instantly, with no installation required. (For Windows).
Would you like to improve your writing skills? This handy site checks your text for any problems, including spelling, style and grammar. It detects mistakes in your writing and offers helpful suggestions. It's free for personal use.
At this site, you'll find a nice collection of free photo editors that let you enhance or transform your images with many types of professional-looking effects. Photo effects here include sketch drawing, oil painting, watercolor, cartoon drawing, HDR, page curl, and more. Many nifty-looking logo generators and text effects are also available.
This site offers a good roundup of free "Thank You" notes and cards. Here, you'll find printable designs that you can output on your printer. The designs are available for many occasions, including weddings, parties, birthdays and baby showers. The designs can be printed on paper, cards and can also be used for scrapbooking.
This site offers hundreds of free stencils in 34 categories that you can output on your printer. The site also features tutorials that show you how to create your own custom stencils. Be sure to read the site's "terms of usage" policies.
Would you like to learn about photography? This family-friendly site offers free photo tutorials, lessons, how-to articles, and more. No registration is required. Here, you'll also find free stock photos.
Need a passport photo? These days, you will typically pay around $10 for a passport photo. At this site, you can create a passport photo for free. The site offers an online tool that lets you use your own digital photo to make a passport photo.
Would you like to learn a new language? This site offers free learning resources for 30 languages. The site offers sound files with thousands of words, phrases and expressions, spoken by native speakers. Here, you'll also find online tests to help you improve your language skills.
Would you like to try your hand at building your own iPhone apps? This site offers a free app builder that lets you build mobile software for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Buzztouch is suitable for both newbies and seasoned developers. Another similar, handy service, AppMakr, is available here.
This popular site offers free legal advice, consultations, articles, FAQs, and legal outlines, as well as other law-related items, including free downloadable legal forms. If you have law-related questions, be sure to check out the free legal advice forums here.