14 Totally Free Things You Should Be Taking Advantage of Online

Everyone loves free stuff. If there is one universal truth about humanity, this is it – but there are times when not everyone knows about the cool free stuff out there just waiting for the picking!

If you’re into it, these 14 Redditors are giving us a head’s up on some freebies available online.

14. I had no idea this worked on dog prescriptions!


If you haven’t seen the depressing commercials, this is an app that gives you discounts on prescription medications.

My dog has epilepsy and I save about $200 a month on his pills.

13. That’s quite an endorsement.

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Stackoverflow because I wouldn’t be a developer without it.

One of the most helpful things I’ve ever found.

12. A tip for everyone.

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https://haveibeenpwned.com/ is a website that checks through a database of breaches to see if any account associated with your email has been compromised.

being pwned is pretty common, especially if you use the same email for many websites. There is no need to be concerned if you have been pwned multiple times; almost all will be from mass data breaches and it is unlikely you will ever be targeted specifically. However, it is a good idea to close accounts you no longer use and to change the passwords on accounts you use regularly

11. Definitely going to bookmark this one!

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https://thenounproject.com/ has a wide selection of icons. I use them for presentations!

15. For the GenXers in the house.

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Free old computer games.

Some good ones from my childhood:


The Incredible Machine (1&2)

Need For Speed (Hot Pursuit 1&2, Underground 1&2, Most Wanted, Carbon)

Tony Hawk (Pro Skater 2&3&4, Underground 1&2)

Simpsons Hit and Run

Final Fantasy

Baldurs Gate

The Lord of the Rings

9. Taxes should NOT be that hard.

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It’s created by Hasan Minhaj with a list of websites to file free taxes with direct links instead of misleading users to paying.

Hasan Minhaj talks about it in his Patriot Act Volume 6 episode “Why Doing Taxes Is So Hard”

8. You can never have enough of these.

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https://unsplash.com/ – free (SUPER high quality) photographs, I also use as reference for sketches/artwork.

7. This should work!

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If you’re a student or are really trying to stay focused at work there’s and app called Forest: Stay Focused.

It’s a free app that’s available as an extension on Google Chrome or the Apple AppStore.

Basically, you plant a tree, set a time limit and you can only go on the sites that you’ve added to the whitelist or your tree will die.

It’s designed to stop you from always being in social media while you’re supposed to be studying or doing something productive.

6. Music from anywhere you want.

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I bring to you radio.garden, my friend.

Radio stations from around the globe. Just spin it a bit and click where you want to get a list of radio stations from that country. Great for people who like foreign music, language learners, or people looking to reconnect with something “back home”.

5. They have television shows, too!

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Tubi TV.

It has a ton of movies. Not exactly box office hits but its got movies and they change every month.

I’ve watched movies like Fury and Airplane! on there. Best part is you can get it in phone laptop, and Ps4 as far as i know of.

100% free, 100% recommend

4. Like a garage sale on the internet.

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The Freecycle Network.

A free to sign-up/nonprofit website that helps people give away free stuff that they don’t need to people who need it in their local town/neighborhood.

Their goal is to promote re-use of goods that would otherwise go into landfills.

3. These are awesome.

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Its completely free online courses (usually 2-6 weeks per course) taught by professors from top notch universities from all over the world (Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford). It’s just like taking classes from a university (with assignments, lectures to watch, etc.) and the courses are varied and interesting.

Another online use people don’t think about is LIBRARIES. Go to your local library, get a card, and you get a huge selection of books right on your phone, Kindle, laptop, etc. You check out the books online and you get them on your device for 3 weeks usually. The book then deletes itself, but you can check the book back out if need be. It’s completely free.

2. Free audiobooks ftw.

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Libby is an app you can use to borrow audiobooks and ebooks for free as long as you have a library card (also free).

1. Who doesn’t love that?

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Khan academy.

It’s free, free knowledge!

Definitely going to put these to good use, how about you?

If you’ve got any tips to add, please do so in the comments!