December 11, 2022



 mins, myNoise, Followupthen & More

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This Week: 10 incredibly useful free websites

Do you ever just need somewhere quick to write something down when you’re on your computer? Me too.

Type “” into a new tab and you’ll get a notepad in your browser.

You can then:

• Save your note

• Export as a PDF

• Save as a Google Doc


Think of myNoise as free noise-canceling headphones.

It can create any noise you like to mask those you don’t:

• Busy streets

• Noisy colleagues

• Loud cafes or restaurants

You can listen to waterfalls, rain, white noise, or even the Ocean!


How many times have you looked at the same message sitting in your inbox that you kept there "just so you don't forget"?

FollowUpThen is an email address that can be added to any email to create an automatic follow-up reminder.


Find the best way to get from A to B, anywhere in the world.

Compare every possible transport option all in one search:

• Plane,

• Train

• Bus

• Car

• Ferry

• Bike share

• Driving

• Walking

Where to next?

Did you take a great photo with an object you want to remove?

With, you can remove any unwanted object, defect, person or text from your pictures in seconds.

You can also remove backgrounds & watermarks.

Online OCR

Found a great image or PDF online and want to save the text within it?

Use Online OCR to extract text from any image using Optical Character Recognition software.

You can also convert PDF’s to Doc’s & other file formats easily.

PDF24 Tools

Need to edit a PDF but don’t want to pay for an expensive Adobe subscription?

PDF24 allows you to access everything you need to handle PDFs online and be more productive—completely free.


Send large files (up to 5GB) fast without worrying about the security of documents, images, or videos.


(1) Select the files you want to encrypt

(2) Create a shareable link or send it by email


Record, transcribe, and document all of your meetings—never worry about taking notes again because Airgram does it for you.


• Live transcribe with one click

• Collaborate on meeting notes

• Extract highlights with clips

Build a diagram from your browser & export it to anywhere you like—completely free of charge. Forever.

Has everything you expect from a professional diagramming tool and you can even collaborate with shared cursors in real-time.

There you have it, 10 of the most useful websites I've used.

I hope you found these as helpful as I have.

Stay curious,


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🔗 Favourite links of the week 🔗

  1. Untools: Tools for better thinking
  2. HOW TO: Be more productive (Aaron Swartz)
  3. Ruthless Prioritization

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