Published on February 3rd, 2013 | by Amy Edwards0
5 Useful Websites That Can Save You Valuable Time
By Amy @BubbleJobs
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a million and one things you need to try and cram into your working day and your ‘To-Do’ list is getting longer by the minute so anything that claims to save you time is welcomed with open arms.
Now, I thought I’d got a pretty good handle on time-saving tools and extensions (my favourites mostly being found on Google Chrome) until Charlotte presented me with a list of “The 50 Websites You Can’t Live Without” which was recently published in a national newspaper.
From job websites (which I’m sad to say Bubble wasn’t included in but hey, there were only two in the category so we’re not going to lose sleep over it!) to the best news sites, there were loads of sections included but it was the “sites that will save you time” section that really caught my eye. Guess what? According to this article, there are loads of online gems out there that I didn’t know about which can definitely save me time (and stress!) on a daily basis – woo hoo!
Here are our list of my personal favourites which are definitely worth bookmarking!
Guess what this one does? Yep, it lets you print exactly what section of a website you want to print. Now, you might think this one’s pretty redundant but have you ever tried to specifically print one particular section of a website? If not, then let me tell you – it’s a nightmare! From adverts to pop-ups, there are loads of things that get in the way and you end up printing about five pages worth of useless adverts in a string before you actually get to the content you want. This website promises to make this a thing of the past! Definitely a tool which is long overdue in my “favourites” folder.
If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly trying out new tools and sites that require you to sign up using an email address. Now, while this isn’t a problem at the time, it can get annoying and time-consuming when they keep emailing you to tell you their tool has been updated or to ask if you’d like to try the paid version. 10minutemail.com promises to put an end to annoying emails that clog up your inbox. It says it all on the tin really – the site gives you a temporary email which you can use to sign up and which is then deleted after 10 minutes. This means you can enjoy the tool or website without fear of being plagued by junk emails until the end of time.
Next up, if you’re always trying to send large files over email and crashing your system, wetransfer.com could be the answer. As the name suggests, the site allows you to drag your files onto the site (limit of 2GB), then send an email which includes a private link to the file to your recipient. They then follow the link and download the file – simple! This service is free and files get deleted after two weeks so you don’t need to worry about privacy.
OK, this one’s not exactly time-saving (in fact, it could be just the opposite) but it sounds cool so I thought I’d include it just the same. Prezi.com allows you to add videos, animations and images to your boring PowerPoint presentation which you can then share online once your meeting’s over. Seriously, if you’re working in the digital sector, this is one you can’t afford to ignore, particularly if you’re looking to win over high-end clients!
Google Drive is here to make sure you never leave a file behind on your desktop again – perfect if, like me, you have Dropbox, but still choose to save everything important on your desktop! This service simply backs up your desktop to “the cloud” so you can access your files on your mobile, tablet or any computer or laptop.