Internet services that have a great free option

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The internet has a lot of services. Most of them have a free or try-for-a-period option. After trying a service I decide about the paid options stay on the free tier or discard it. Below is a list of services I use with the free tier. Some are already featured in my Dev Tool List.

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  • bit.ly, shorten urls and customised urls for better sharing on slides all with stats.
  • Dropbox, the file sync platform, use it primarily for sharing documents between devices.
  • Freshdesk, self service and ticketing system for small projects.
  • Github, personal projects, demo projects, all public. Private stuff is for work.
  • Namecheap, the freedns service is free and provides the dns for my domain.
  • Opendns, monitor the internet usage for my home network.
  • Pocket, save links for later viewing on my iPad or in my browser.
  • Rescuetime, log the time I use my computer for optimisation of screen time, am I being productive?
  • Spotify, listen to new music with occasional adds.
  • Uptimerobot, 3rd party logging of website availability, keep azure free tier websites loaded by sending requests 😉
  • Wunderlist, my shopping list, my work todo, my maintenance jobs, my chores, all there.

These are the services I use. Am I missing out on something great? Let met know in the comments.

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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