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.
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.
This free Web-based service lets you send notes that self-destruct after being read. Privnote lets you create encrypted notes that you can share over the Internet as unique one-time-use HTTPS URLs (which expire after their first access via any Web browser). Check out this site's "Privacy" section for more details.
Worried about the reputation or safety of a Web site? A free service, URLVoid lets you run a scan with various Web site reputation engines and domain blacklisting services to help detect if a site is plagued with malware, phishing and other fraudulent activities.
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).
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.
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.
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.