40 Unusual Websites you should Bookmark

Written by Aibek

If you’re long time makeuseof reader at one point or another you may have seen several of these websites before. We have covered lots of lists and round-ups but this one is quite different: it lists undiscovered webservices that are original, rather unique, unusual, useful, free, and must-be bookmarked type. You won’t find any collaboration, storage or ToDo service here. Enjoy!

Unique Websites

1. BugMeNot – instantly get disposable login details for any popular website that force you to register.

2. DailyLit – read your favorite books by email (on your PC, mobile, etc.).

3. FranceRadio – neat MP3 Search Engine that lets you Find, Play and Download favorite MP3s for FREE.

4. Google SMS – provides mobile users with a quick access (via SMS) to a wide range of practical information and tools (i.e. business listings (pizzerias, shops, etc.), weather, movie listings, driving directions, currency converter and lots more.

5. Podlinez – listen to your favorite podcasts from any phone. Just enter the RSS feed URL for the desired podcast and get a free-toll number to access it from phone.

6. RetailMeNot – locate fresh discount coupons for thousands of web merchants and services right from your browser toolbar. Video demo.

7. SoLow – on a daily basis SoLow auctions 4 different items (iPhones, HD Screens, etc.). Anyone with a mobile/PC can participate in the auctions by placing their bids via text-messaging. The user with the lowest unique bid wins the auction.

8. TeleFlip – auto-forward your emails to your cellphone as text messages. Video demo.

9. UrbanDictionary – hilarious (and practical) 100% user-maintained dictionary where users provide and vote on definitions for urban words (slangs).

10. Yak4Ever – make free international calls from US, UK and Ireland to 50+ countries.

=== Mobile – related ===

11. Bitbom – schedule free text message reminders to your phone. Schedule online or using mobile. (Similar PingMe.)

12. Flurry – follow up on your emails (send, receive) and receive latest articles from favorite blogs/websites on your mobile.

13. Foonz – place group calls and send messages to multiple people for free (from your mobile or any other phone).

14. GameJump – lots of free games for mobile phones.

15. GrandCentral – single phone number for all your phones and a web-based centralized voicemail system. (Similar: YouMail, GotVoice)

16. IQzone – post your classified ad to a number of online and print classifieds networks directly from your mobile.

17. Jott – simple and convenient service for leaving yourself notes and ToDo remainders using your mobile.

18. Mosio – text any question from your mobile phone and shortly receive up-to 4 answers.

19. mShopper – instantly check up on the bargain deals for any product (or even order) right from your mobile phone. Video demo.

20. NoPhoneTrees – simple phone directory that lists direct human access numbers to support employees in hundreds of companies.

21. Nutsie – takes a copy of your iTunes library file and creates an online copy of your library. Access this library from PC or mobile phone.

22. Google SendToPhone – forward anything you find on the web (maps, address, text, etc.) to any mobile phone for free (US only).

23. Qipit – take a quick document pictures and turn them into properly formatted PDFs. Save online, email, or fax documents right from mobile.

24. Soonr – handy application that lets you access your PC remotely using your mobile or any other PC (work, school, etc.). Video demo.

25. TelePixie – quickly schedule and receive daily (or one time) wake up phone calls, reminders, weather forecast calls, jokes, and more.

26. TellMe – free local directory service for business listings (Car Repair Shops, Pizzerias, Restaurants, etc.), maps, and directions.

27. PhoneZoo – convert your MP3s to custom-length ringtones and forward them to your phone. Plus 1000s of free ringtones from other users.

=== Other ===

28. BossBitching – fun and active community where people can bit*h about their bosses anonymously.

29. eSnailer – send free postal mail letters (to anywhere in the US) right from the desktop. From Canada? Check out EasyPost.

30. Yapta – get a refund (or credit) from the airlines on a purchased ticket in case its price drops.

31. ListenToaMovie – lets you ‘listen to a movie’, i.e. stream the audio part of various movies and a some TV-shows.

32. OpenDNS – provides a safer, faster, smarter and more reliable way to navigate the Internet. More details + video demo.

33. PodioBooks – search, subscribe and browse through a variety of totally free audio books (100% legal).

34. PriceProtectr – tracks items you bought online drops and notifies in case of price-drops so you can request a refund.

35. RateMyDrawings – excellent place to draw, share your drawing creations, learn to draw, and watch other people drawing. Video demo

36. SwitchPlanet – cool and active marketplace where you can switch (or trade) used DVDs, CDs, Video Games and Books. Video demos.

37. Scribd– search, browse, rate, share various types of documents (jokes, facts, stories etc.). It’s like Youtube for text documents.

38. ViaTalk – make up-to 10 minutes long free phone calls to anywhere in the US and Canada. You don’t even need to sign-up.

39. VideoSiftpopular Digg-like voting community for user-submitted videos.

40. Wordie – make lists of words (words you love, words you hate, or whatever) and share them with others.

31 thoughts on “40 Unusual Websites you should Bookmark

  1. Hank Tanaka

    thanks, great post!

    i’ve been using bugmenot, daily lit, france radio, and a few others for the past couple months, but just started using two of the mobiles, flurry & foonz a few weeks ago, flurry is really awesome and allows users to stay on top of their everything right from their mobile, for me as a small business owner foonz is even better, foonz allows me to communicate with my 12 sales people at anytime instantly from my mobile phone for free or i can leave them a voice message, updating them on one of our products or even highlighting the work of one of my sales people, then i can just log into my account and view when or if they’ve listened to my voice message, what i really like about both of the services is that i’m constantly absorbing information and allowed to communicate information in a rapidly changing business climate

    I need to check the rest of these out for sure

  2. Mike Martin

    There is another great site out there that you might not be aware of called Airfarewatchdog.com.

    These guys search thousands of fares by hand every day to come up with the best possible deals. They cover all of the discount carriers as well as specials listed only on airline websites. Plus you can sign up for a daily newsletter which let’s you know about the best fares from your city.

    Worth checking out…

  3. JDub

    Thanks for listing PriceProtectr! We cover almost 50 different retailers, ranging from Best Buy and Circuit City to Amazon and Sears. Everyone come over and enter our “Name the Mascot” contest! Thanks again, and we’ll check back for feedback.


  4. Fuck You

    BugMeNot sucks ass. The message “SITE BLOCKED” is too frequent. Any site that requires a Google account or a Windows LiveID is inaccessible via BugMeNot.

  5. Daniel

    I recently started using a premium email to phone service provider http://www.enotifyme.com – I can receive and flag urgent emails to forward to me as a text message or call me on a landline phone and playback the message by text to speech. Works smoothly and it’s a hosted service so no setup on my end…

  6. Roto Foto

    Oh dear, another site that tells me what I SHOULD BOOKMARK…
    I can decide that for myself, thank you…

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