January 14, 2023




Companies.tools, Excel Formula Bot, Calm Calendar, & More

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This Week: 10 insanely useful free websites


Ever wondered what technology the most successful startups in the world are using?

Wonder no more.

CT provides a curation of the design, research, code, support, and feedback tools of the best tech teams.


Excel Formula Bot

Using excel, but forgot the right formula? @bresslertweets has you sorted.

Excel Formula Bot uses AI to transform text instructions to an excel formula.

The result? No more remembering complicated excel formulas.


Calm Calendar

Synchronise your events between your personal and work calendars, while excluding private details.

The result?

• Fewer conflicts

• Better privacy

• One source of truth for your personal & work calendar



Kill two birds with one stone with TypeLit:

1) Improve your typing skills

2) Learn from any book in the world

How? TypeLit provides typing practice on any of your favourite books—or you can choose from dozens of pre-loaded classics.

Practice Typing, Read Lit | TypeLit.io

Test your typing while reading great books like Alice in Wonderland, 1984, Dracula, and The Art of War — or import your own material!



Create professional videos—with no prior knowledge of video creation—using AI avatars, all from the comfort of your laptop.


• Web-based app with diverse AI avatars

• Create custom avatars

• 60+ languages



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 rain, white noise, or even the Ocean!


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.



Did you take a great photo but there's an object you need to remove?

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



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?


Class Central

Find the best online courses in the world, all in one place.

Class Central aggregates courses from:

• 1000 Universities (Harvard, Stanford, etc.)

• 70 Providers (Coursera, Udemy, etc.)

• 600 Institutions (Google, Amazon, etc.)


There you have it, 10 insanely useful free websites.

I hope you found these as helpful as I have.

Stay curious,


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🔗 Favourite links of the week 🔗

  1. You Can Achieve Anything If You Focus On ONE Thing
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  3. Multi-Tasking and Our Greatest Fear

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