10 Best Websites & Apps, 7-22-2015

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  1. 1. 10 Best Websites & Apps /TS/HC 7/8/2015 Sites were chosen by HickoryCorner Library staff When signing into a not-so-useful website, use a temporary email address to avoid spam. http://www.dispostable.com/i Discover this free music service now offered by the Mercer County Library System. Visit this website, login with your library card to stream music 3 hours a day and download 3 songs per week. http://www.freegalmusic.com/ Google News Archive Did you know Google has a searchable archive of more than 2,400 newspapers, some of which data back to the nineteenth century. Heres where to find & search it. https://news.google.com/newspapers Learn the essential skills you need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more. Other sites to check are coursera.org and openculture.com. www.gcflearnfree.org Find great websites, photos and videos based on your personal interests. Signing up required. www.stumbleupon.com Get organized with Evernote. Discover how to keep and organize all your notes, documents, web pages youll want to retrieve later. Access on the web or via Smartphone App. www.evernote.com Signing up for account required. This site uses human agents to capture the current best airfare deals for U.S airlines. You'll also find a message board, comprehensive links to airline route maps, and other resources for air travelers. www.airfarewatchdog.com/ Also an app for iPhone/Android.ii Dropbox is your virtual flash drive in the sky. Signing up for a free account will give you 2GB storage. Your files & photos are accessible by web browser, or an app on your Smartphone or tablet. Dropbox can also be installed on your PC. www.dropbox.com
  2. 2. 10 Best Websites & Apps /TS/HC 7/8/2015 Sites were chosen by HickoryCorner Library staff The stores include American Eagle, Home Depot, Kay Jewelers, JCPennys, Apple, Macys, Target, Kohls and more retailers provide deals and coupons. Similar websites include Retailmenot and Groupon. www.bradsdeals.com Keep all your pictures in one place and you can access them from anywhere, anytime. Join a photo group or revel in pictures taken by others. Flickr offers 1 TB free storage for your photos. http://www.flickr.com Use this app to add an artsy touch to your photos. Make a picture look like a watercolor painting in an instant. View others creations and share yours. Picsart.com A new online tool allows users to do due diligence on brokers. BrokerCheck is free online database that provides the investing public with an east way to research brokers and investment advisers before working with them. http://brokercheck.finra.org/iii Need to send a fax, but dont have a fax machine? This website offers a convenient and free solution. Send up to 2 faxes per day of three pages or less. You must provide an email address. To send the fax, you must click on a link that is emailed to you. Check the faxs progress in real time. www.gotfreefax.com The Tune-in app is a convenient way to access and listen to over 100,000 radio stations and more than four million podcasts streaming from every continent. Explore and follow the best in sports, news, music and talk to create your personalized feed. http://tunein.com/ A good mechanic is hard to find. Find a mechanic and repair estimates using the RepairPal website or app. RepairPal provides verified customer reviews and certifies its shops through 42 point annual screening process. http://repairpal.com/
  3. 3. 10 Best Websites & Apps /TS/HC 7/8/2015 Sites were chosen by HickoryCorner Library staff End Notes i Compare temporary email services: socialcompare.com/en/comparison/best-free- temporary-disposable-email-adress-comparison ii Find more useful links for air travel at www.thirtythousandfeet.com/travel.htm iii Read a review of this BrokerCheck.org at http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2015/06/69096-finra-launches-online-brokercheck- research-tool-but-does-it-work/ Get the App Android devices: Download apps at the Google Play store on your device or PC Play.google.com. Apple devices: Download apps from the from the Apples app store in iTunes.