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2009-01-30

A list of FREE online services that can make your life easier

Here's a list I made of FREE online services I use and can thoroughly recommend. Enjoy!


(Last updated 20/9-2010.)





FREE ONLINE SERVICES I USE:
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Google GMail
(simply the best online/offline email solution)
* Google Calendar
(very good online/offline calendar that can notify you by SMS, emails and pop-ups - never miss an appoinment again. Can be sync'ed with many different calendar programs, including Outlook and Sunbird/Lightning.)
* Syncplicity
(great synchronization/backup software that automatically backs up 2GB for free, and then lets you keep several computers synchronized. Great if you work on documents/data from different places. You can of course buy more space if you need it.)
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FlickR
(a good place to put your pictures - mine are here)
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Blogger
(a nice blog-service - my blog is here)
* Twitter
(tell the world what you are doing in max 140 characters - my Twitter is here)
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Facebook
(the definitive social networking site - just be aware of the fact that Facebook overtakes copyright of everything uploaded and can use all your information for anything they want)
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Couchsurfing and Hospitality Club
(amazing sites to find people to meet and/or stay with for free when you travel or go to places)
* Deezer and
Spotify
(great places to stream music, no need for downloading)
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KCRW Music
(excellent radio station that plays only quality music)
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EZTV
(nice site to keep track of what's released on the TV-scene, see this post for recommended TV-series)
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Google Translate
(pretty good automated translations in many languages)
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Rotten Tomatoes
(collects critics' opinions of movies and gives it a total score, along with quotes from the reviews)
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Metacritic
(the same, but for other things as well: TV, music, literature)
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OpenSubtitles
(great place to find and upload subtitles for most movies and TV-shows)
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Gulesider
(Norwegian official site for Yellow and White Pages)
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Universal Currency Converter
(convert currencies here)
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Weather Underground
(cool site where you can register and keep track of the weather around the globe)
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Bash
(people submit funny quotes from IM- or IRC-conversations)
* Sickipedia
(a huge archive where people, and you, can upload sick jokes in absolutely all genres)


INTERNET SERVICES I USE THAT ARE NOT FREE:
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Skandiabanken
(the best bank in Norway, without any hidden costs or fees for use)
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Telio
(no doubt the best IP-phone company in Norway, enables you to bring your Norwegian phone number wherever you are in the world)
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Megaupload
(get a Premium account to be able to mass download a world of content blazingly fast, plus backup unlimited amounts of data)

And if you have any ideas for better solutions, please let me know in the comments-field...
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