Free things on the internet everyone should be taking advantage of

Awesome information from internet

Entertainment:

Project Gutenberg – Free books
Centsless Books – Free books, newer than Gutenberg’s. recommended by /u/enkrypt0r
LibriVox – Free audio books
Podiobooks.com – free audiobooks mostly from self-published authors. recommended by /u/muskrateer
Documentary Heaven – Free documentaries
TopDocumentaryFilms.com and FreeDocumentary.tv – more free documentaries recommended by /u/Sexy_Saffron
Last.fm – Keeps track of your listening habits
Songza – Playlists for whatever mood you’re in. recommended by /u/MethodH22
Popcorn Time/r/PopCornTime
Media Hint – Allows for US Netflix and Pandora access for those of us living abroad. Turns out Media Hint are now charging but here is a workaround
Soundozer – it’s kind of like Pandora, but you can listen to any song you search for and you can create a station based on that song. You don’t have to register either. recommended by /u/ChaseSanborn

Courses and tutorials:
Class Central – Discover free online classes (MOOCs) from top universities like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc.
Coursera
OpenStudy
Udacity
Harvard Open Courseware
MIT Open Courseware
Yale Open Courseware – actual video lectures for the class so you can get the in-class experience. Lots of classes over lots of subjects. recommended by /u/Pantsuit_Ugh
Stanford Open Courseware
Khan Academy – Free maths learning tutorials
Codecademy and LearnStreet – Free interactive coding tutorials
Become a programmer, motherfucker
Duolingo and FSI Language courses- Free language learning
Ted Talks – Free talks and lecture about anything and everything
Wolfram Alpha – Your one stop shop for calculations and questions about anything
Mathway – Awesome math problem solver. recommended by /u/RedS94
A giant collection of Computer Science books made freely available
FreeRice – Answer vocabulary questions and rice is donated to charity! /u/Jowzer ‘s recommendation. Be sure to turn off adblock when using this site, as that’s how they supply the rice! (Thanks for the heads up /u/Jack0fspad3s)

Self-Help/Advice:
7 Cups of Tea – Free online councelling service
Thrive On – Not completely free, but aims to bring affordable online mental health programs to those who would otherwise go without. Starting next month
Blah Therapy – Online listening service. “Experience the rewards of venting to a stranger or lending an ear.”
MoodGYM – Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. recommended by /u/sunnysidemegg

Software/Add-ons:
Ninite – update/install all your programs at once
SlimDrivers – Cloud based program that detects what drivers need to be updated. Incredible–especially after formatting an operating system. No need for CDs or trying to remember which model card, adapter…etc. you have. recommended by /u/El_Frijol
Copy – Online cloud storage. Start with 15gb free. Or 20gb with a referral link (Shameless sharing of my own referral code). Woah, I’ve got a tonne of storage now. Here is the Copy referal train. Free storage for everyone!
Mega Desktop Sync(50GB) and Symform (Unlimited, but you must share back!) – both cloud storage services recommended by /u/muntoo
Calibre – Free ebook library management
F.lux – Changes the colour of your screen as the day progresses
GIMP – Free photo manipulation software
Prey Project – Multi-platform anti-theft software
RES – Reddit enhancement suite – A must have for all you redditing needs
KeePass – free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.
LastPass – free (with premium for multiple platforms), easy-to-use password manager.
Dictionary Pop-up extension, double click on a word that you don’t know the meaning of and a dictionary definition pops up. Firefox extension powered by dictionary.com. Chrome extension powered by Google
ClipCube – clipboard history. I missed this when using Windows
LeechBlock (Firefox add-on) – simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. recommended by /u/Rae_Starr
Reaper – Audio workstation, recommended by /u/HeIsntMe
Notepad++ – Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. recommended by /u/Theres_A_FAP_4_That
Rainmeter – Windows desktop customisation. Similar to Conky for Linux. recommended by /u/SashaGreyDP

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