The range of websites and apps out there can be overwhelming. Rather like children in a sweet shop, it is easy for us to become overwhelmed and indecisive. So, which is the best platform for playing games, learning, listening to music, or checking the weather? Here we have compiled a short list of some of the most highly rated. The old adage that there is no such thing as a free lunch rings true in any aspect of life. All of the apps and sites we have listed are free to access. However, to get the full benefits of the service, you may need to make a purchase further down the line or access a version that includes adverts for third-party services.
The world’s leading language learning platform, available on a web browser and app, is Duolingo. It is, in fact, the world’s most downloaded education app. It offers game-like lessons in thirty-five languages. This app can be enjoyed for free. However, paying for a monthly subscription unlocks additional benefits for the user, including how often you can get something wrong. In addition, the daily streak app gamifies learning, making people want to practice daily.
Yummly offers recipes and cooking tips. The site features over 2 million recipes, many of which have been drawn from other food sites and apps. In addition, it enables the user to screen recipes by dietary requirements as well as favorite cuisines.
Word With Friends is a Scrabble-like game that lets you challenge your friends to a game as an alternative to the more obvious gaming titles. A smart match feature also pairs you with other players on a similar level to yourself. It is pretty easy to have three or four games on the go at once. There is a built-in dictionary that prevents spurious words from being played.
For those who like their gaming to come with the potential of monetary reward, any number of mobile casino sites and apps offer you the chance to play for free. To participate, you have to be in a jurisdiction that allows iGaming. Popular no deposit bonus casinos let you play without putting any money down in the first place and test games out. You sign up for an account, use the bonus code, verify the email address, and the funds will be added to your account.
Most of us have heard of Spotify – the app that lets you listen to your selected artist in seconds, but what about if you do not know what you want to listen to? Radio Garden allows the listener to tune in to live radio stations 24 hours a day, broadcast all over the world. In addition, the app has a 3D globe that you can spin, which allows you to tap on a green dot representing a town or a city and hear what is on-air there. Both Spotify and Radio Garden can be accessed for free in return for you listening to some adverts.
A great app to use in conjunction with any music you are listening to is Shazam, as it lets you identify songs and artists. It also has a feature that brings up the lyrics. Almost a karaoke machine in your pocket if singing along is your style.
If you want to know what the weather will be like today, tomorrow, or next week there are any number of weather apps from which to choose. Accuweather is adapted from a forecasting service developed over sixty years ago. It has recently added a hurricane tracker to the tools. However, if your interest in the weather is more about where the surf is up, then MagicSeaweed lets you know about tide times, swell, and wave height together with the sea and air temperatures. It also has information about sunrise and sunset times.
While this article has barely scraped the surface of free online content out there, hopefully, it gives you a little taster of some of the best.