If you are like most people, then you access the Internet to watch funny cat videos, stream TV shows, connect with friends and family on social media, send emails, etc. However, there is a lot more to the cyberspace than you know.
The following are some of the less-known yet amazing things you can do on the Internet:

1. Create Disposable Email Addresses


One of the most annoying things about some websites is that they require your email address for you to download an eBook or access a service. However, you don’t want your inbox to be flooded with all kinds of promotional emails or spam, do you? Well, you don’t have to!
There are a number of websites such as guerrillamail and mohmal that allow you to create disposable/temporary email addresses with temporary inboxes which you can access to retrieve any emails you are sent for meeting the short-term requirements. It’s one of the best ways to stay anonymous online and prevent unnecessary spam, etc. Plus, you don’t have to worry about sharing email addresses with websites that you aren’t familiar with or don’t trust.

2. My Fridge Food

Nothing is more frustrating than coming back to home after a long, hard day only to be welcomed by the inevitable problem- what to cook for dinner? You will be glad to know that the Internet has the perfect solution for this.
The MyFridgeFood website gives recipes based on what’s in your fridge! Yep, all you need to do is name the ingredients you have available and it will scan through its massive database to identify all possible scrumptious meals that you can prepare with just them. Not only this takes the guesswork out of the process, you get to save food by learning about dishes you didn’t even know existed.

3. Use VPN to Unblock Websites


There is insurmountable content on the Internet. However, you may not able to access some portion of it due to geo-restrictions. For instance, one of the most popular networks BBC is blocked for every user outside of the UK. Similarly, there are a number of videos on YouTube which are geo-restricted by the publishers. However, there is an easy solution to this problem- VPN.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network which is a software or online service that can be used to bypass the location-based restrictions for all kinds of content by using select servers that are located overseas.
You can use a VPN to unblock any web service. You can also it for the following:
  • Safely connecting to public wi-fi hotspots by concealing your identity
  • Paying lower prices for video games, subscriptions (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.) by using a server in a country that offers lower prices
  • Removing IP-enabled bandwidth restrictions to enjoy a faster Internet connection

4. Fax Zero (free faxes)

Although we live in an age where the primary communication products are emails, video calls, IMs, etc. there are certain events which require you send an actual fax. However, you don’t have to pay a visit to your local office supply store to send one, as the Internet has got you covered.
There are many online services that allow you to send faxes from the comfort of your own house. For instance, FaxZero is a simple and intuitive online tool that allows you to send faxes instantly and easily. Plus, if your fax is less than three pages long and you don't need to send more than 5 faxes a day, then you don’t have to pay a penny or even sign up for the service. It’s easily the most convenient option for your occasional fax needs, and it’s free!

5. Talk to Strangers Anonymously

The concept of online chatting isn’t really new. We have all kinds of social media websites, instant messengers, forums, email services, etc. However, you can also chat with random strangers under full anonymity and without filling out any sign-up forms, etc. Omegle.com is a unique website that emphasizes on quick online chatting service without the users revealing their identities.
As you can imagine, anonymous chatting opens a whole wide range of opportunities and adds a new twist to online communication. You can use these platforms to just strike a deep meaning conversation with someone, get something off your chest, or even make new friends. You can be more open and unrestrained knowing that your true-self won’t be judged- that’s the beauty of it. At any rate, it’s a unique experience that everyone must try at least once.

6. Online Alarm Clock

The standard alarm clock was replaced by smartphone years ago. After all, the mobile gives all these options for setting up multiple alarms with different tones, volume, vibration patterns, etc. However, what are you to you if your phone is discharged or you can’t find it for some reason? If you have your laptop or computer nearby you, then you can set up an alarm in a matter of seconds!
There are many websites that allow you to set alarms in a matter of seconds. For instance, you can go to setalarmclock to set an alarm and choose a tone (Beep, Tornado Siren, Bike Horn, Music Box, etc.). You don’t even need to enter the time manually as the homepage offers a generous number of common alarm times that you can select from.

7. Solve Complex Math Equations

Math equations giving you a hard time? Try Mathway. It’s a nifty Math Problem Solver app which allows you to solve all kinds of math problems under popular subjects including algebra, calculus, statistics, chemistry, trigonometry, etc.
Mathway is essentially a “virtual math tutor” that solves your equations in a step by step manner just like a real tutor. It can even store your problems for future references. Plus, it’s absolutely free! However, if you don’t want to see the third-party advertisements, then you can pay a small subscription fee for a distraction-free experience.
So, there you have it- some of the most amazing things you can do on the Internet you wish you knew earlier! How many are you going to try today?
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