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9 useful websites you wish you knew earlier

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There are some incredibly cool and useful sites which aren’t as well-known as they should be. Click next to find why these sites are bookmark worthy.

Check-distance.Com

This is a very useful website to check distance between two locations. It is very easy to use. For example, you can find distance from Houston, TX to Dallas, TX with other details like time and fuel required.

Zamzar.com

This is your one-stop solution for converting one type of file to another, and that too without having to sign-up for a file sized up to 50 MB. The site supports over 1,200 types of files. You just need to upload your file, select the format and enter your email address — the file will be sent to the specified email address after conversion.

PrivNote.com

This site comes handy if you want to share private information with someone else like an ATM Pin or a bank password. PrivNote.com lets you send a text note to anyone else using email, MS or chat and you can set the note to be deleted as soon as it gets read. You can even choose to have the note destroy after a specific time.

Printfriendly.com

Printing a webpage from a browser can get quite messy with multiple links, ads, images and other page fillers. Printfriendly.com will give you a modifiable, printable page in a few seconds. You just need to paste the url in the website.

They also offer free extensions for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Spreeder.com

With so much information overload, you may not be able to read everything you browse in wholesome. On Spreeder.com, you can paste a block of text and it will serve it up to you, one word at a time. You can change the size of the text box, a number of words you see at a time, font background colour and measure your speed (in words per minute).

Softmurmur.com

There are a number of benefits of white noise generators: improved focus, blocking distraction and even as a sleep aid. Softmurmur.com gives you the option to choose from a list of various types of sounds (rain, waves, birds, coffee shop). A similar site,Simplynoise, lets you select whitepinkbrown noise and gives you option for audio level oscillation along with a sleep timer option.

TwoFoods.com

TwoFoods.com is highly recommended for people who want to keep an eye on their calorie intake. The website has a single page interface where it shows you a sideby-side comparison of different foods.

You can enter the name of any dish and the site then shows how many calories, carbs, fats and protein content each dish includes — this makes it easy to quickly compare the two food items.

For most Indian dishes, it gives the option of dishes with similar contents so that you can get an approximate idea.

Pdfunlock.com

Pdfunlock.com is super helpful if you want to make changes to a protected PDF. Once you enter the password, you will get an unprotected PDF to download. The service is free -if you find it useful, you can donate a little via PayPal. The site offers other PDF-related services that do exactly what the same suggests: pdfmerge.com, splitpdf.com and pdfprotect.net.

Newsmap.jp

Newsmap.jp gives you access to the latest and trending news headlines of the world on a single web page. You can switch off a particular category from appearing if you are not interested or drill down to country-specific news.

The size of the headline box of headline depicts how much the news is trending — larger the box, the more the news is trending.

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