PCWorld comes out with a yearly list of the best free stuff on the internet. I will point out a few of them, and give you a link to the entire list. The best thing about this list is that PCWorld has already spent thousands of hours testing and researching for you. Everything is categorized.
For the Productive Business Person:Cardmunch – This is a great app for the iOS. You take a picture of a business card and it converts it to a contact for your contact book.It will also pull information from that person’s LinkedIn account.
For the Techno Traveler: Worldmate – available on the web or as an app for Android, iOS or Windows Phone. Once travel plans are made, keep all of your information organized with Worldmate. Send reservations with major hotels, airlines, and car rental brands to firstname.lastname@example.org, and then use Worldmate to organize your itinerary and travel confirmation numbers. You can even get turn-by-turn directions. The app also features a “personal travel assistant” that alerts you to impending flights, as well as the day’s weather at your destination.
For the Connected Commuter:Waze – an app for Android, iOS or Blackberry 10. Waze is a turn-by-turn navigation app designed specifically for commuters. The app offers you the optimal route to work based on real-time traffic conditions harvested from other Waze users. You can also use the app to get deals from nearby businesses, check local gas prices, spot traffic-cop locations, and share road conditions to help other drivers.
A free, disposable email address with no signup or password!
E-mail addresses should only be given out if necessary. When you are registering online for a promotion, a freebie or signing up for anything on a website that you know is going to begin a deluge of spam, use a throw away email address and protect your Inbox!
MailDrop will give you a free throwaway email address. Use it in place of your real email address, and then go to the MailDrop website to get your messages. It works like this:
Think up whatever prefix you might like for your address, then email@example.com. For example, I might use firstname.lastname@example.org
I can use this address anywhere an email address is asked for
ONE BIG ISSUE! If someone else uses email@example.com, they would see my mail and vice versa. The fix is to use something unique that no one else will guess – such as firstname.lastname@example.org
This procedure will take 5 minutes to do, so protect your inbox from all that junk the next time you need to enter an email address for a maybe one time shot setup or registration.
NEVER use this for anything that demands security or privacy