There are many things out there on the Internet. I find myself spending lots of time on there. But amidst the craziness that is the world wide web, there are some great services out there that everyone needs to know about. These will make your life easier and better:
- Unroll.me (web service)
When I first found out about this, I was ecstatic. There is nothing worse than getting emails that you don’t want. Whether it’s LinkedIn or Phoenix Online University, I don’t want to get notified about anything. But with Unroll.me your problems are solved. Simply log in with your email address and be amazed at how many subscriptions you had no idea you were signed up for. I had close to 100 on my regular email account. Unsubscribe from all the ones you hate and your inbox will forever love you.
- Plex (web service + App)
Many of us have tons of movies and TV shows on our computers but don’t have a great way to stream them to our TV’s or mobile devices. Plex is a free application that basically turns your computer into a cloud server that you can access from anywhere. The interface is clean and easy to use and the functionality is so convenient. I even opted to pay for a Plex-Pass which makes it so you can download the content to your device and watch it offline. This is great if you’re in the airport or going on a trip.
- Avocado (app)
Now I was recently married and so this one really is more applicable to people in relationships. Avocado is basically a way for couples to communicate in the most adorable fashion. But it’s actually a lot more than that. You have a combined calendar and a shared task list, you can see when the other persons battery is about to die and notifies you all the while. It’s nice to be able to add something to the grocery list or be notified that my wife has a doctor’s appointment. It was especially handy during the wedding planning stage. It’s available on Android and iOs, and of course it’s free.
- Well-Traveled Mile (Blog)
So this one isn’t exactly a service, but this guy has done a ton of research on credit cards and has basically done all the work for you. We used his advice and got two credit cards that allowed us to pay for our honeymoon trip with credit card miles. Credit cards can be kind of daunting, but if you play your cards right you can fly and travel for next to nothing without drastically changing your spending habits. If you’re not sure which credit cards to get, I definitely recommend this website.
- UW Flexible Option (Web service)
Of course a lot of you might already have you degree, but for those who don’t, this is a really great alternative to traditional schooling. Basically, the UW Flexible Option is targeted towards people who are in their careers but still want to get a regular degree. Instead of classes that are based on hours logged, they provide the tools to study and assessments to take. If you know the material, all you have to do is take the assessment and you pass. You can go as fast or as slow as you want and at the end of it you get a normal legitimate degree from the University of Wisconsin.
These are some things that have made my life a lot better and I can’t recommend them enough.