Since the introduction of life hacks, they have spread across the web and become increasingly popular. Recently, however, life hacks are getting some bad press after fake ones being posted that do not work as intended — or even at all. With that being said, these are some tips, tricks and useful information for when on the internet (which, in 2020, is pretty much all the time). Oh, and all of these are tried and tested, so they all work (at the time of this magazine’s release).
Install the browser Opera (available for desktop and mobile). It has a free VPN built-in.
Passport Index is your go-to place for up-to-date information on pretty much anything to do with passports and visas. Want to travel and need to see what visa you need? Want to find out which passports have the highest power rank? Want to sort all the world’s passports by colour? It’s all here at passportindex.org.
Make fun drum beats with your keyboard.
Go to billclintonswag.com.
Test your knowledge on places around the world when you are dropped into a random location somewhere in the world via Google Street View and have to guess where you are.
Go to rainymood.com. They also have an app.
factslides.com is a great source for amazing “did you know” facts. The site also gives sources for each fact it presents, so you can read further into it.
Another fun online game.You are presented with random, Scandinavian-sounding words and have to decide whether they are the names of death metal bands or IKEA products.
A fun website that takes any song and loops parts of it so that it seemingly goes on forever.
A time machine for the internet. Simply type any website and see how it was at a different point in time.
A online game where you are put into the shoes of a low-income person in America and you have to try and make it through the month without going broke.
If you’re reading an article on Wikipedia, going to the address bar and replacing “en” with “simple” will simplify the article for you.
Use wetransfer.com. You can send any files up to 2GB to anyone for free.
A great tool for generating colour schemes from AI powered software. Really useful for graphic/web designers.
Listen to radio from any country for free at radio.garden.
A search engine that plants trees.
The New Yorker has online jigsaw puzzles that you can play and put together. Great for killing time.