*All these are free. Just sayin’.
Blank Slate // Lets you type notes straight into your browser. Can save notes, export into Google Docs or pdf. Recommend pinning as a tab so it’s always available for a quick note.
Convert Files // Convert files online to a different file type.
PDFescape // PDF editor. Can edit files online, directly in browser or can download Windows program.
Pocket [also on Android and iOS] // Lets you save all your bookmarks in one place. Uses a tagging system to keep track of bookmarks. Automatically filters bookmarks by article, video, images. Recommend for those of us who have multiple platforms to work on (ex, I own Apple, Android and Windows products), easy access to bookmarks if tablets/phones have trouble running Chrome or similar web browsers, and for bookmarks that can fall into multiple categories.
Pushbullet [also on Android and iOS] // Syncs devices in real-time. Send items from your computer to phone and vice versa. No compatibility between iPhones to Windows for text messages (assuming same goes for Android/Mac). Most effective for those who use one singular platform (if your computer + phone are both by Apple, and if you own an Android + Windows).
Pixel Thoughts // 1 minute meditation website. Watch your worries shrink, then float away (literally).
Pomotodo [also on Android and iOS] // Simple, yet very effective. Tracks Pomodoros for those who use the Pomodoro technique. Includes to-do list. Charts completed pomodoros and shows graphs when pomodoros take place.
Sleepyti.me // Fix your sleeping schedule.
Cold Turkey + SelfControl // Block yourself from using specific Internet websites for a time period.
Coffitivity // Ambient coffee shop noise.
TitanPad// Multiple people working on one document simultaneously (pretty much same as Google Docs).
HabitRPG [also on Android and iOS] // Treat habits like leveling up in a video game.
Prioritab // Very simple interface. Shows daily, weekly and monthly to-do lists. Replaces the new tab page.
Overtask // Organize and save tabs into folders, which then can be opened at any time as needed without losing those tabs. Uses a tagging system, priority ranking and has a deadline alert feature. Recommended for when multiple projects are coming up and need to keep track of different websites for different things, or to group large amounts tabs into different sections. Replaces the new tab page.
Momentum// Shows weather, photography background, quote, goal for the day and has a to-do list feature. Replaces the new tab page.
New Tab Redirect // Replace the default new tab with a page of your choice.
Be Limitless // Photography background, goal for the day, a notepad feature with countdown and reminders. Shows how much time is spent on certain types of websites (shopping, social, etc) and most visited sites. Replaces the new tab page.
Cool Clock // Includes stopwatch, alarm and timer functions straight in your browser. Hourly pop-up alerts. Has to-do list function. Can be synced to Google Calendar. Can replace the new tab page.
Polar Clock // Simple, futuristic-looking clock. Shows the year by month, day, hours, minutes, seconds etc. Colors are customizable. Replaces the new tab page.
Black Menu for Google // At the click of a button, all (and I mean all, even the obscure ones no one knows about) of Google’s websites are a click away. This includes everything from YouTube, Gmail, Drive, Maps, etc.
Hola Better Internet [also on Play Store, App store. Firefox maybe?] // Free VPN proxy service.
Flat Tomato [iOS] // Pomodoro app. Minimalist design. Includes calendar function.
Focus Now [iOS] // Free version of Forest app. A few translations errors.
Forest [Android, iOS] // Free on Android. $0.99 on iOS.
Timeful [iOS] // Smart calendar app. Schedules reminders, project time blocks, to-dos, habits and everything for you. Integrates with multiple calendar platforms, Google Calendar included.
30/30 [iOS] // Schedule your tasks into time blocks, and alerts you when your time is up.
SolCalendar [Android] // Calendar app with color-coding, stickers and widgets available. Can sync to different calendar platforms, Google Calendar included.
Tasks: Astrid To-Do List Clone [Android] // Simple to-do list app app. Can organize by priority, type and reminders are included.
AirDroid [Android] // Sync your Android phone to your computer in real-time, wirelessly. Respond to texts, emails, and transfer files between the two without needing a cable.
“All education is self-education. Period.“
It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.
Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world. Take a look at any widely acclaimed scholar, entrepreneur or historical figure you can think of.
Formal education or not, you’ll find that he or she is a product of continuous self-education.
If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you. Broken down by subject and/or category, here are several top-notch self-education resources I have bookmarked online over the past few years.
Note that some of the sources overlap between various subjects of education. Therefore, each has been placed under a specific subject based on the majority focus of the source’s content.