I wished somebody had told me about these websites before, so here is this post so that you don’t have to look further and meet the design, photography, music and utility websites you have to know about.
These are all life-saviors and incredibly useful. I probably use most of them on a monthly basis and love them all. If you’re into technology and design like I am, you’ll love them too.
This website is a must-know and such a useful tool! I love Canva and it’s what I use when designing. They have dozens of templates for different occasions and needs (social media, resume, infographics etc.).
Prior to discovering Canva, I used Easelly, which is also very good but Canva is more user-friendly, easier to use and has more features that I like. Their blog is also super good if you’re interested!
Also a must-know, Unsplash has “free (do whatever you want*) high-resolution photos”. Their photos are seriously gorgeous and have a variety suitable for most situations in which you would need them.
* "Which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash."
For the people that don’t have Photoshop and need to edit a picture on a computer, this website is for you! PicMonkey allows you to edit and crop pictures, make collages and scale images online, for free.
I discovered these websites only a few weeks ago and can’t believe I didn’t know about them before! I might be the only one, but there have been times when I needed to merge a couple of separate PDF documents or convert a PDF to JPG – both of these websites do all this and more.
Sedja has more features than Smallpdf, but Smallpdf has some of the main ones. Both even allow you to change a PDF to Word or Excel!
I’m so glad I discovered this – YouTube has a library with music and sound effects that you can download and use for free. If you’ve ever had to create a video, you know how hard it is to find adequate background music beyond what iMovie or other programs offer.
With this website, you can use the music (even for monetized videos on YouTube) and only a certain amount of the songs require you to cite/attribute the author.
So, was this helpful?
P.S. I used Canva and Unsplash to create the featured image for this post😉