Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Toby Sanders
We can never believe how fast years tend to pass, but once again the end of the year is near. Over the past year, the All My Faves team has combed the Internet for the coolest websites and services that it has to offer. We are proud to present you with the top 100 coolest, best and most addictive websites of 2014!
Every Monday, the All My Faves team publish 10 awesome websites and apps that you may not have know existed before we enlightened you. These sites are useful and interesting, and some are just a fun way to kill time on your lunch breaks. No matter the site, we have shared them because we thought they deserved to be recognized along side the more popular sites you visit on a daily basis. We’ve created a list of the top 100 sites and apps we know you will enjoy, these are the best of the best!
Now that we’ve gathered the best websites of 2014, we are leaving fate in your hands. We have grouped the sites into 10 different subcategories making it even easier for you to vote for your favorite sites, apps and games. We know you will recognize some of the more popular sites, but for those that you don’t we accompanied them all with a small explanation of what they do. The only way to ensure your favorite site will win is by voting! We want to know which site will win and be remembered as one of the best sites of 2014. Make sure your favorite is added to the best of 2014 list by heading to our voting page and let your opinion be heard! With this election, your vote really does matter.
Canva is an online graphic design tool allowing users to create designs for all their online projects. Canva is a free website to use with many patterns and pictures available for purchase if desired.
It’s also as easy as giving you a pre-made outline for a project and options to create your own too. Canva users can also connect with each other around the world, and professionals can connect with their clients too. Designing online has never been easier with the help of Canva.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for Canva here
Go into every meeting or presentation prepared with information about those your meeting with. Charlie is an app that goes a step further and combs through the usual social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) as well as other sources. Charlie will also research other professional accomplishments, company news, blogs and websites they may keep and facts about the company or workplace. Charlie will give you everything you need to know, so you can rock your next interview or presentation.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for Charlie here
Todoist is an app and a website which is a task management system and allows users to keep track of what they need to accomplish and whom with. Tasks can be managed anywhere and everywhere and can be managed on up to 13 devices and platforms. Todoist keeps your personal and professional lives organized and it makes it easy for people to work together on tasks. No more excuses for forgetting to do something, Todoist has you covered.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for Todoist here
Typeform makes it easy for developers and webpage hosts to create online surveys, job applications, registration forms and event forms. Creators can add in images, text and a variety of features to improve and create surveys and forms. Typeform can also be used across different devices and it’s free. Users can create a web form for free and there is no limit on how many can be created, you only need to pay if you want to use one of their PRO features. Type form is easy to use, it’s free, and you can create forms and surveys people will actually enjoy filling out.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for Typeform here
WikiWand is taking Wikipedia and giving it a face lift with a better design, but with the same information we all love. WikiWand makes it easier for users to experience Wikipedia across multiple devices and gives Wikipedia a more modern and sleeker design each time you visit. It’s the same old website we have all grown to love, WikiWand just offers a new layout with a better design and pictures.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for WikiWand here
Visme is a platform to create online interactive presentations, infographics and banners in HTML5. Visme includes a variety of templates to allow users to create power-point style presentations with out paying the cost of buying the app. Each template or design is customizable and Visme has included a variety of pictures and graphics to enhance the presentations. Content can be presented and displayed on any device for easy viewing Visme is great for anyone who wants to present their information in a more visual format.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for Visme here
Wibki is a new way to surf the web and allows you to bookmark all your favorite sites in a more organized fashion and sleeker design. You will be able to create tabs for all your recipes, favorite blogs and other websites which you’ll actually remember to go back and visit. Besides a better way of bookmarking your favorite sites, Wibki allows you to browse other users’ bookmarked sites and your friends. Stop visiting your usual five sites that you actually remember, and let Wibki organize the world wide web for you.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for Wibki here
Doorsteps is your guide to buying a new home smarter, better, and faster. First time homebuyers can learn everything they need to know about home buying. The site assists with finding an agent, moving companies and everything in between making the purchasing or moving process easy. The site breaks the process down into different steps which will ensure its’ users they won’t miss any details in the home buying process. Agents are also using Doorsteps to help link potential buyers with sellers, and they are also there to help as well. Home buying doesn’t need to be stressful with the help of Doorsteps.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for Doorsteps here
TransferWise is the easy way to send money abroad or transfer it to different currencies without hidden fees. TransferWise is trying to bypass the bank system and create transparent and fair money transfers. Money can be sent to TransferWise with a linked debit card or making a bank payment transfer to the site. TransferWise will always be upfront about the fees you will be paying and this site will help when you need to send money abroad securely and with limited extra costs.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for TransferWise here
Slack is a new messenger app that allows businesses to communicate with each other in an efficient and valuable way. Employees can create a channel for the whole workplace to share their ideas, or specific channels for when they only need to discuss with one or two people. Pictures and other files can be shared with co-workers as if they were instant messaging them. Slack keeps everything archived so you will never forget an important conversation again. Slack is your company’s new chat app.
Best Productivity & Tools Sites 2014: Vote for Slack here
Evergig compiles fan shot video of concerts and creates the ultimate viewing experience for those who are watching from home. The site has taken tons of high quality videos from different concerts and tries to re-create the experience so those who were at the concert and those who couldn’t make the show can feel like they were there. All the content is also free on Evergig. The artists featured on Evergig are already mostly well known and the videos are from fans across the world. Never feel bad about missing a concert when you can watch the show on your own computer and feel like you were there.
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites 2014: Vote for Evergig here
Lumoid is the perfect site for photographers operating on a budget. Photographers are able to rent photography equipment for a daily reasonable fee without have to pay the price you would pay when buying one of these items. When you’re done using something, you just return it and then can decide to use another item. If you’ve really fallen in love with a camera or other item, there is an option to purchase it for yourself. Your photography shouldn’t suffer because the new and latest items are to expensive to purchase. You should be able to test-drive something before your purchase it, and Lumoid allows you to do so.
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites 2014: Vote for Lumoid here
Pluto.tv is a video streaming site which offers a variety of content all day and night across all your electronic devices. The site is completely free and you can always a find a video playing. Pluto.tv is the best way to feel like you’re having the television watching experience but on your computer. There is a channel for everyone and all their different tastes in entertainment. Each category then contains multiple channels that offers various programming. Pluto.tv is here to help change the way we enjoy content online.
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites 2014: Vote for Pluto.tv here
Exposure is a photography publishing service that allows you to create narratives with your photography. This site allows photographers to create narratives using their pictures, and keep them organized as well. It’s easy to upload photos anywhere and just create an album, but displaying your photos in a narrative form is more effective when you want to convey a story or message with your photos. Exposure is not only great for creating narratives, but it is also great for browsing through other people’s work.
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites: Vote for Exposure here
Flowkey offers a learning program for anyone looking to learn to play the piano or improve upon their existing skills. Learning to play the piano has never been easier with free Youtube instructors giving advice and learning right from your computer keys or using you iPad touch screen. Flowkey can assess your playing level and in minutes you can set up your account and beginning playing. With the help of Flowkey, your friends will think you’ve been playing piano for years!
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites: Vote for Flowkey here
With Milq, users can share and discover what they love from music to sports and everything in between. On Milq, community driven content is being shared and the information is organized around specific topics and words to form a bead. It’s called a bead because users can keep adding information onto these chains already created. Search functions also make it easier to locate a certain bead and save you some browsing time. The site develops due to users posting beads onto chains and recommendations are better because of it. Discover something new with Milq.
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites: Vote for Milq here
Youtab helps you find and learn new songs while sharing your own in a vast music community. This site is perfect for both casual fans and skilled artists; it’s an amazing way for you to learn and listen to the music that you love the most, and a wonderful medium for aspiring artists to upload their content for the world to enjoy. Youtab believes that by bringing users these useful tools, eventually they will build the world’s largest music library, a place where people who share a love of music will love to visit.
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites: Vote for YouTab here
Movli is a movie recommendation site that learns your movie tastes and connects you with other movie lovers. This social media site not only connects you with others, but based on your tastes and ratings you’ve given other movies that you should watch next. Users can also keep up with their favorite actor and actresses and directors by favoring their profiles. The filters also help you find the exact movie you’re looking for if you forgot the title or the name of the lead character. Movli is here to help you find exactly what you want even if you don’t know what you’re looking for yet.
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites: Vote for Movli here
VOTD is a daily awards site for video content creators voted on by the community and judges. VOTD is matching the Emmy’s online by honoring creators and highlighting the video of the day. The Emmy’s only happen once a year and only include a small amount of nominees, VOTD is trying to honor those who normally wouldn’t have be recognized. Anyone can submit a five minute or less video, the judges’ votes count for 75% and the publics’ votes counts for 25%. Even if you don’t submit anything or aren’t being honored, it’s an easy way to relax with VOTD.
Best Music, Video & Photo Sites: Vote for VOTD here
22Tracks is a DJ curated music site featuring playlists of DJs from Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris. The music is from around the world and is from a variety of genres as well. The music is based on personal recommendations rather than algorithms and endless amount of what is currently being played on the radio. Each playlist contains 22 tracks and a profile of each DJ. 22Tracks also helps you discover music you normally wouldn’t be exposed to when using other sites. 22Tracks is bringing you a new experience when listening to mucis.
Best mUsic, Video & Photo Sites: Vote for 22Tracks here
World Science U is a site dedicated to making science education open and accessible for all. They are using the tools the Internet has to offer and using creative approaches to help students and learners understand difficult science concepts. Students can choose from a variety of courses on the site, and each course come with a guide, videos, examples and other interactive tools. Courses can last from 2-3 weeks or 8-10 weeks depending on the topic. Anyone with an interest in learning or improving their science knowledge can turn to World Science U for the help they need.
Best Education Sites: Vote for World Science U here
Brilliant is helping people develop their problem solving skills in order to better prepare their selves for higher level test, interviews, and competitions. You simply put in your interests and determine the level of difficulty you would like, and the questions fitting those categories are ready for you to answer. Brilliant consists of educators, olympiad all-stars, academics, admissions officers, etc. While working through problems and questions, users can also collaborate with their peers. With Brilliant your problem solving skills are sure to improve!
Best Education Sites: Vote for Brilliant here
Soulcrafting is here to help you connect with masters of different trades and learn from them. You can pick from a variety of different options to learn something new, or develop your already existing skills. There is also an option to customize your Soulcrafting experience too. Soulcrafting is an interesting way to meet people in the community as well as gain at a look at the behind the scenes work in different trades.
Best Education Sites: Vote for Souldcrafting here
Newsela is a news site that publishes each of its articles at five different reading levels. Newsela also helps expand students nonfiction literacy, offering quizzes and the ability to track individual progress.The site was built with educators in mind, allowing teachers to offer instruction to all students regardless of their level of reading comprehension. Newsela also helps expand students nonfiction literacy, offering quizzes and the ability to track individual progress.
Best Education Sites: Vote for Newsela here
Iversity is a website that offers a large amount of courses for those wanting to learn and expand their horizons. The site works with schools and instructors from all around the world to create meaningful and valuable learning experiences. Iversity’s courses are offered in a wide variety of subjects and is free and available for everyone. The course are also offered in a variety of languages, not just English. Iversity is here for anyone and everyone who wants to learn.
Best Education Sites: Vote for Iversity here
Bliive is a time exchanging collaborative network. Each hour someone in the Bliive community spends helping another, they receive one TimeMoney. TimeMoney can be spent on anything from the Bliive platform. It doesn’t matter the activity, as long as it collaborative with someone else. Bliive allows people to collaborate on ideas, projects and challenges. The site is a rather large social network with profiles and reliability scores. As the site grows, so will the skills being offered.
Best Education Sites: Vote for Bliive here
Wall Street Survivor teaches users how to invest and make smart financial decisions by using articles, course and a fantasy stock simulator. Users are learning to invest without the financial risk there would be in real life. The site also offers a comprehensive list of courses being offered. There are also articles and videos for those who don’t have the time for a whole course. The best way to learn something is by doing it, and Wall Street Survivor is here to help with just that, but without actually losing hard earned money.
Best Education Sites: Vote for Wall Street Survivor here
Best Education Sites: Vote for Code School here
Lingua.ly is a new online language learning site ready to help you learn a language from your own computer and the Internet. With the Google Chrome extension, users will now browse sites in the language they are trying to learn, and they have the option to save certain words they come across for future learning. The site also generates flashcards to help remember the words users are struggling with. Lingua.ly immerses its’ users in the language they are trying to learn for the best learning experience.
Best Education Sites: Vote for Lingua.ly here
Craftsy is an online community for crafters and those who want to learn a new craft. There are different expert instructors hosting classes in any craft subject one can probably think of. Signing up with Craftsy unlocks unlimited amount of classes for anyone to learn from. Most of the classes are taught via video lecture which makes it easier to learn and follow along to. If you’re willing to learn a new craft, Craftsy is here to teach you.
Best Education Sites: Vote for Craftsy here
Ba Ba Dum is the most entertaining way to learn a new language. The website has five different games which help users learn over 1500 words in nine different languages. Ba Ba Dum is providing an authentic learning experience while keeping it entertaining. The site is completely free and offers users the opportunity to learn: American English, UK English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, or a combination of all the languages. The site is entertaining and informative, and is great for language learners at all levels.
Best Coffe Break Sites: Vote for Ba Ba Dum here
Knowledge is power with Useful Science and their endless lists of useful and fun science facts. The site provides different categories of knowledge ready to fill your brain with random science facts. Users can also learn facts that may help them in every day life as well. Useful Science makes it easy to share facts on social media sites, and they even provide the link to the study the fact came from just incase some people doubt your knowledge of facts. Useful Science is easy to get lost in for hours filling your brain with random science facts you may win Jeopardy with one day.
Best Coffee Break Sites: Vote for Useful Science here
Smarty Pins is a Google maps geography and trivia game that challenges users to pinpoint the exact location on the map based on questions about those certain locations. Questions are based off of pop culture, history, entertainment and other categories. Instead of users answering the questions, they have to drag and drop the pin on the location they think the answer is. For every incorrect answer, players lose miles and once they end up at zero, they’re done. Smarty Pins is a great way to test your knowledge and learn something new about the world we live in.
Best Coffee Break Sites: Vote for Smarty Pins here
Explore random locations around the world with Somewhere. Somewhere takes you to the best places through the eyes of Instagram users. The site will randomly generate locations around the world and the user who took the photo explains where the photo was taken and what you are looking at in the picture. Users also have the option to read more about a picture and its’ location. Somewhere is making it easy to travel around the wolrd just by clicking your mouse.
Best Coffee Break Sites: Vote for Somewhere here
NeonMob is a community for those who collect digital art. The site allows collectors to grow their collections, trade art work and discover new artists as well. Each piece is numbered to ensure what you’re purchasing it one of a kind. Creators can use NeonMob to sell their work, and it urges it’s users to create pieces to be sold on the site. NeonMob is the middleman between buyers and sellers and is extremely easy for each side to use.
Best Coffee Break Sites: Vote for NeonMob here
See the whole world from your own computer with TravelByDrone. The site allows people to upload footage of different locations take by drones around the world. The videos are not allowed to be military related or for personal use, the videos are simply for fun and showcase different locations around the world. The website home page is a map and you just simply travel to the location you want to see. Uploading videos are just as easy as watching them on TravelByDrone.
Best Coffee Break Sites: Vote for TravelByDrone here
While playing this game, users are Spartans trying to save the world from a hipster takeover. When the hipsters become to much to handle, you the Spartan can recruit your friends to help and play with you. Hipsters can be fought in a castle, battlefield or a road. With a certain code, smart phones can be turned into joy sticks linked to the computer for an even more exciting fight. Spartans vs Hipsters is sure to give anyone a good time and fight for Sparta!
Best Coffee Break Sites: Vote for Spartans vs Hipsters here
Honest Slogans is a Tumblr hosted blog turning our favorite products and their catch phrases into even better catch phrases about what the project really is or does, hence “honest slogans”. This site is meant for a good read, and you’ll notice while reading Honest Slogans, that the slogan is actually pretty true. Honest Slogan is taking what most people are saying to each other and actually putting it out there and it’s actually pretty accurate. Honest Slogans is a great way to pass some time and enjoy a good laugh.
Best Coffe Break Sites: Vote for Honest Slogans here
Wait But Why is an editorial site that posts once a week on a different topic. The posts are well written, but they are also entertaining and easy to read. The topics are about everything and anything and are given an interesting insight from one of the writers and creators of the sight. The community of commentaries is steadily growing and the creators of Wait But Why have built their own little community with posts that are definitely worth reading…if they go up on time.
Best Coffee Break Sites: Vote for Wait Buy Why here
Quotery is a website filled with thousands of quotes from famous people, deceased or living. Users can also start their own collection of quotes and they can share them as well. The site is really an encyclopedia of the best and most well known quotes ever said. There is a massive list of topics of quotes and then each of those quotes are accompanied by another list of quotes to scroll through. The site also provides a game, and additional information regarding the quote and the person who said it. Quotery is the site to visit for all your quote needs.
Best Coffe Break Sites: Vote for Quotery here
HackerBody is a beginners guide to all things fitness. Most fitness sites are geared towards those who already know what they’re doing, but HackerBody provides instructional fitness videos geared towards those who don’t know what they’re doing in the fitness world. There is also a new twenty minute video posted each day to work out along to. The videos are designed with beginners in mind, cutting out the weights and other equipment that may be difficult or expensive. HackerBody makes it easy for beginners to get into the world of fitness.
Best Health & Food Sites: Vote for HackerBody here
VinePair is the ultimate site for everything wine for beginners and wine experts. The site offers articles and overviews of various aspects of wine, from winemaking to drinking. The site is also great for those who are expert on wine, and expert wine drinkers. VinePair also has games, a wine calculator and other apps to meet your wine drinking needs. There is also a guide to help people what wine to drink with different types of food. For all your wine needs, VinePair is the site for you.
Best Health & Food Sites: Vote for VinePair here
Blue Apron is a website that delivers recipes and ingredients to your doorstep weekly. Fresh ingredients are delivered in a nice little box and saves you the time of looking up recipes and then going to the store to find them. Even though users pay a fee, the fee is a lot less money than what a restaurant bill would be. The quality of the ingredients are strong, and some would even be hard to find in your local grocery store. Using Blue Apron is a fun way for families and friends to gather in the kitchen, have some fun and learn to cook together.
Best Health & Food Sites: Vote for Blue Apron here
EatWith is a new social website that connects the users to fabulous food and exciting evenings. Users can search for meals being hosted by cities, and then browse the different meals that are being offered. Users simply pay right on the website, and then head over to the host’s house for a new and exciting culinary experience. The hosts cook for everyone right in their home for a better than restaurant experience. Hosts also have profiles on the page to allow for interaction. EatWith is changing the way people eat out for meals, and they’re making it better.
Best Health & Food Sites: Vote for EatWith here
PatientsLikeMe has created a platform for individuals to share their experiences with different diseases, all the while creating a supportive community and advancing medical research with each other. This site is incredible for those going through difficult times and need someone to talk to who knows what they’re going through. PatientsLikeMe is free to join and also has a health tracking system allowing you to monitor your health over time. PatientsLikeMe more than anything is an online support community.
Best Health & Food sites: Vote for PatientsLikeMe here
On Japan Crate, users can subscribe and each month they’re delivered a box of Japanese candy. Like many countries, Japan has some pretty interesting candy options and they are always hard to find in your own country. The company is geared towards Americans and there is even free shipping to the States, elsewhere has a shipping fee. There are three different size boxes at different prices, and each month you never know what you’re going to get. For the ultimate Japanese candy experience, Japan Crate is the site to visit!
Best Health & Food sites: Vote for Japan Crate here
Kitchen Surfing is an online community for unique food and an experience allowing you to meet, cook and eat together or host and join others. This site brings in chefs to cook for you and your friends in your home for a determined price. Kitchen Surfing also offers complete customization to make your evening perfect. Booking is done through the site and the chef will show up, cook and clean up too. Kitchen Surfing is an easy way to entertain your friends in the comfort of your own home.
Best Health & Food sites: Vote for Kitchen Surfing here
Spoonacular is your ultimate website filled with healthy, exciting, popular and the cheapest recipes. The site makes it easy for users to search for what they want to cook and see and learn the easiest ways to prepare them. When you search for a dish, Spoonacular shows three recipes: the healthiest, best and cheapest making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. When you finally pick the recipe you want, the site provides visual information about hot to prepare and cook your meal. Spoonacular is making cooking and recipe finding easier than ever before.
Best Health & Food sites: Vote for Spoonacular here
Diet Bet is the most fun you’ll ever have while trying to lose weight. Diet Bet has taken the frustrating process of shedding those unwanted pounds, and turned it into a fun and rewarding (physically and financially) social game. You submit a certain amount of money and pick the game you wish to play, and everyone who completes the game will collect their share in the pot. It’s a fun and motivational way to start losing weight and most of all it helps you get healthy.
Best Health & Food sites: Vote for Diet Bet here
Grokker has full length yoga, fitness, and cooking classes on demand any time you want them. With videos ready of for you on your time, there are thousands of produced and curated videos and they all allow you to learn from the experts. The videos are also free which makes using Grokker even better. Grokker agrees, it’s finally time to start doing something good for yourself and on your own time.
Best Health & Food sites: Vote for Grokker here
Adventure is helping making your next adventure a reality and not just a dream. Adventure.com is a website for those who love to travel, whether it’s camping in their backyard, heading to the next state over or going on a vacation to a new and exciting location. There is lots of great written and visual content on the site, but the site also offers users an option to book their next trip right then and there. Adventure.com really is the site for all things travel, whether it’s just dreaming about a trip or making it a reality.
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Adventure here
Stayful is a travel solely dedicated to booking boutique hotel rooms. Users place a bid on the room and the hotel can either accept the bid or reject it and propose a counter offer. Stayful has boutique hotels all in one place, making it easy for you to book your next stay based on your needs and wants. Negotiating the price is also good for both parties involved, ensuring prices are mutually reached. It’s easy to stay at a large chain of hotels you already know, but smaller and lesser known hotels want to make sure you enjoy your stay. Find the perfect boutique hotel on Stayful.
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Stayful here
Roomer helps buyers find the best deals on their next trip while the sellers avoid massive cancellation fees. Roomer is the easiest way to find hotel rooms while benefiting buyers and sellers at once. This site is great for those looking for a deal. Sellers will post rooms they have already booked but can no long use. Buyers can then browse these postings and get a great deal on last minute hotel rooms, the sellers are eager to sell as well so they can avoid cancellation fees with the hotel. Roomer is the best way to grab a great deal on rooms at the last minute.
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Roomer here
Atlas Obscura is a user written site about places traveled, but not as well knows as large tourist attractions in different areas. The site offers pictures and information about different travel destinations to help plan a trip that isn’t quite as mainstream as other trips. Articles and entries can be submitted by anyone who is willing to write about somewhere they’ve been that’s off the beaten path. The site also makes it easy to search for a specific country, state or area to deliver you the ultimate travel experience.
Best Travel & Shopping Sites: Vote for Atlas Obscura here
Inspirock offers users planning trip to Europe, a set of planning tools including: your daily itinerary of places to see and things to do based on your interests. After you enter when and where you’ll be traveling, Inspirock creates an itinerary that shows what days you will be where, and what you can do in those cities. The site also creates a proposed route to travel as well. Inspirock is the site to visit when planning your next European vacation and you don’t want to waste any time!
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Inspirock here
Wayfair is an online shopping site with everything you will ever need or could think you’ll ever need for furnishing your home or office. The site includes a wide range of brands to chose from, and the site is broken into categories for an easier shopping experience. All items leave their warehouse in 48 hours and shipping is free when you spend over a certain amount. On Wayfair, you can shop, host your registry, get advice and ideas too. Instead of going to different stores to find what you need, head over to Wayfair for everything in one spot.
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Wayfair here
Secret Escapes is a member only travel club with great luxury hotel deals and steals. By only giving the site your email address, users are given discounts up to 70% on hotels around the world. The site only works with luxury hotels with only four and five star hotels listed and these deals can’t be found anywhere else or any other site. Secret Escapes also has a strong price guarantee policy ensuring users won’t find a better deal anywhere else. Join the club and receive amazing deals on even more amazing hotels with Secret Escapes.
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Secret Escapes here
Discover, share and buy the latest fashions with Keep. The site has clothes and accessories among other items from third party vendors and typically listed at a reduced price. Shoppers can also follow other shoppers and see what they’ve added to their “keep” lists, and retailers can create their own lists and see what shoppers are attracted to. Keep is the best option for everyone from the most experienced shoppers to beginners.
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Keep here
Pinshape is an online community and marketplace for those to connect to others all around the world who want to learn, explore, buy, sell, download and order prints of personalized products through 3D printing. As a printer, you can sell 3D items on the site and buyers can scroll through tons of products if they wish to purchase any. Users can also create their own items using Pinshape, choosing from a variety of materials, patterns and colors. For all your 3D needs, head on over to Pinshape.
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Pinshape here
Massdrop allows users to purchase products from the manufacturer in large amounts to get a lower and better price for the desired items. On the site, a user can create a poll for an item and the more people support the poll, the better the price for the item will be. Users join together the create deals for themselves on products they want. Buying in bulk is sometimes a better option, and the more people want the object, the better likelihood of the price going down on Massdrop.
Best Travel & Shopping sites: Vote for Massdrop here
VIIphoto.com is a website showcasing photographs from those who are part of the prestigious VII group. VII was created by a handful of talented photographers and the site currently contains over 60,000 photographs from over 20 talents photographers. Many of the pictures have been published in some of the top publications making VII a prestigious group to be a part of. Each gallery posted depicts an economic or social issue around the world. The site also has a store where the photographs can be purchased.
Best News & Culture sites: Vote for VII here
Nautilis is a digital magazine comprising work of scientists, academics and writers that comes out one a month and focuses on a particular topic. By Nautilis only focusing on one topic in each issue, information can go more in depth, rather than the publication focusing many different topics like most publications do. Articles are written by prominent researchers and leaders in each field, and are written in an easy to understand format.
Best News & Culture sites: Vote for Nautilis here
Vox is a news site that attempts to explain the news, rather than just reporting what is in the news. The articles on Vox are written on a variety of newsworthy topics, but still try to explain it, not just report it. Vox wants to make sure you understand what is happening around us, and not by seeing a picture or watching the news. Vox is going in depth and explaining the hard to understand topics and event going on in the world around us. When you’re ever confused or need more information about an event, Vox is the place to go.
Best News & Culture sites: Vote for Vox here
Lifetramp is an online community which allows people to experience different lifestyles and careers for a day by working with a mentor of those fields for the day. Users can browse by categories or simply type in what they’re looking for. All that is asked is that the participants buy the mentors lunch that day. Each mentor has a profile page with information about themselves and what it is they do, users can book a day directly from their page. Lifetramp has created a community where people can exchange ideas, job advice and spend the day together.
Best News & culture sites: Vote for Lifetramp here
The Worldcrunch website selects, edits, translates articles from all over the world to bring its’ users global journalism from the original source, not people sent abroad to cover the stories. Content is coming from the top global journalism sites which English language readers normally don’t have access to. While there are many translation sites, Worldcrunch is accurately translating articles for those who want to read more local news and not what is provided through the normal news sources.
Best news & Culture sites: Vote for Worldcrunch here
Daylight is an interactive magazine dedicated to digital art. The Daylight publishing company is dedicated to creating photography books, where the website is focused on online photography and increasingly becoming focused on digital art. The words hosted on the site correlate with the accompanying art. The images are also easy to share via social media sites. Each set of photographs capture a particular theme. Daylight is a great website for those looking to see how art can translate in the digital space.
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The Mighty is a website dedicated to showcasing individuals who are overcoming adversity in their lives. The Mighty is looking to inspire its’ readers by posting articles about individuals with diseases or disorders overcoming difficult challenges, as well as other stories about people with unexpected stories facing challenges, yet rewarding lives. The articles range from short videos to long in depth articles and are written by and for people with a story to tell. The mIghty is looking to inspire people, with a unique way of story telling.
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GiveMeSport is an online site that offers news, interviews, and analysis of major professional sporting events. Depending on where you live, you’ll receive a specific edition as well. The U.S. editions cover the major sporting leagues in that country and the UK edition does the same for the popular leagues there. Users can scroll forever and find new and exciting content. The articles aren’t just about the scores either, there is an emphasis on other topics as well. Such as: players transitioning in the league or a new team, management problems, etc. GiveMeSport encompasses all things sports, not just scores.
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Prismatic organizes all of your interest in one app, making it easier to keep up with your favorite topics, activities and hobbies while connecting with others who enjoy the same things. The topics cover everything you could possibly think of, and while scrolling users have access to pictures, articles and external links for more information. Users can also follow each other who have similar interests and hobbies and share their findings too. Prismatic is an app for everyone and covers everything.
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Unmapped brings you stories and photographs, people and ideas from around the world that may have been forgotten or never experienced before. Unmapped is an online magazine dedicated to places that have been “left off the map”. Each articles is extremely well written and covers vacation, travel, and adventure destinations that are normally not covered. Articles are also written in the first person showcasing first hand experience, not someone gathering information from other sources. Unmapped is the perfect place to discover something new.
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TouchOfModern is an e-commerce site focused on all things trendy and new designs. All the gadgets and products listed on the site are reduced significantly making it easier to purchase something that would otherwise be a bit to expensive. The price of an item can range from $50-$14,000 so there is something for everyone no matter the price point. TouchOfModern is great for anyone is a fan of modern design and great for gadget lovers alike.
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Officelovin is a site where visitors can discover what the best tech companies’ offices look like on the inside mainly focusing on tech companies and startups. This site provides a sneak peek into companies and see where the magic happens on a daily basis. It is interesting to see where ideas and products that run our daily lives are created and developed. It doesn’t hurt that even with the smallest glimpse into the working world of these companies, browsers can imagine themselves sitting behind the desk and creating something amazing.
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Highsnobiety is a daily online lifestyle magazine that focuses on shoes, street wear, street art, toys and other lifestyle items. Highsnobiety breaks its’ posts into different categories, and prove there are snobs for everything from fashion to art. The site also features stores around the world, and focuses on many of the products featured in the articles posted. Highsnobiety is here for those who truly enjoy the best of the best and the finer things in life.
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Collectors Weekly features profiles and articles on vintage items, including interviews with creators of vintage items. This site is for collectors of vintage, antiques and memorabilia. Items are broken down into the categories of fashion, design, home, culture, machines and collectables and then broken down even further into sub-categories. There is also a search feature for those who are looking for something in particular. There is also a “show and tell” section for those who have interesting item and just want to share it with other collectors.
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Milkster offers a wide selection of interior design, home and lifestyle products. Milkster also only offers products that have to detrimental harm on the environment. Miksters also works directly with the designers to cut out the middle men, and give users a fair price when purchasing items. Prices and products also vary greatly on the site ensuring something for everyone. The site also does a great job featuring the designers whose products are for sale on the site.
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Otherwise known as WAVA, WAVA is new sort of blog featuring new visual creators. The site features a short description of designers and their work. The site hosts photographers, clothing designers, web developers and everything in between. The only requirement is that they are visual creators. We Are Visual Animals is a great site for those looking to browse and find new emerging visual creators.
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Motilo is an online platform where users can ask questions about their style concerns and a Motilo staff will answer quickly and honestly. The Motilo staff are ready to help anyone wit all of their style needs and questions from what clothes they should wear to a specific event or what shoes would match a certain outfit. The site is adding a human touch to an age where everything is done online, and they are providing articles and reviews of all things fashions.
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The Sketchbook Project is an online site showcasing sketchbooks from all around the world. Users simply order their sketchbook from the site and from there they fill it with everything and anything that’s on your mind. Once the sketchbook is completed, simply mail the the sketchbook back and it will be archived in The Sketchbook Project’s headquarters for anyone to look through and enjoy. This project features the sketchbooks from every corner of the earth and shows people’s most person and inner thoughts, designs and feelings. This is a different way to look at the world.
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Archilovers is a professional network for designers and architects. The social network is free to join and connects designers and architects from around the world and allows them to share, collaborate and showcase their work. There are individual profiles of the users as well as profiles of the companies they own and work at. The features that Archilovers offers, is what you would expect from any other social media site including tagging, sharing, liking and uploading photos. Archilovers is must for designers and architects.
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Paperhouses is a platform that allows its’ users to access architectural design for free. The site offers free and downloadable blueprints of residential architecture to look over. Blueprints can be used for one’s own project or showcased to help better understand a project or idea. By making these blueprints available online and free, Paperhouses is breaking down the barriers of architecture making accessible for everyone. There is diverse set of designs on the site and the site features prominent architects and their work.
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Hasthag My Ass incorporates your Instagram photos into Etinne de Crecy music video. French house DJ and producer Etinne de Crecy created this site, and when users visit the site, some of their Instagram photos based on hasthags are pulled and put together with a song creating the music video. Each video that is created is unique to ones own Instagram account, and then each picture is also displayed on a record sleeve. Hashtag My Ass creates fun videos that will keep everyone entertained.
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Netwars is an interactive documentary created by a German newspaper focusing on the threat of cyberwarfare. The documentary is broken into five parts exploring the different ways technology is playing a part in the cyberwarfare. The documentary also provides tips and information about how to keep your personal information on the Internet private.
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Seven Deadly Digital Sins is an interactive website focusing on the moral and ethical dilemmas we face in the modern technological age. The site consists of several videos and focuses on the seven deadly sins and how they are applied to modern life. The site also features some well known faces, and they offer a unique perspective of the sins in modern life. The site also features other individuals and their experiences as well. The site questions our relationship with technology and examines it from all angles.
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Sortie En Mer is an interactive experience and allows you to control a character is who attempting to save themselves from drowning. As soon as you visit the webpage, a video starts playing show the character being knocked off a boat. The point of the game is to keep your character alive, though it seems somewhat realistic for some. At the end of a game, however it ends, Sortie En Mer explains swimming at sea is harder than we think and when we are out there we should always wear a life jacket.
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The Source is a series of filmed conversations about creativity in the 21st century, and the conversations are with pioneers in different artistic disciplines. The interviews are conducted by Doug Aitken and discuss with the artists their creative processes using the tools of the 21st century. Main discussion points that are talked about in each interview are process, patterns, chaos, motion and place but the conversations vary from each interview.
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Murat is a digital comic designed with various interactive elements. On many of the pages the characters move, and other pages require user interactions that keep them engaged. There are also buttons that need to be clicked to move on to the next pages. The comic is artistically designed staying somewhat true to the original mediums of comic books. Following the story may be hard at first, but the interactions are worth it for a different type of reading experience.
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The Street Art Project allows its’ users to explore street art all over the world. What’s unique is that instead of just viewing the art in a slide show, users view the art through various perspectives because they chose where they want to explore with Google Maps. Using the Google street view technology, users can simulate walking and seeing this art as if they were there in person. Street Art Project allows you to explore art around the world from your own computer.
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100 Years of Design was created in honor of AIGA, the professional organization for design which was founded in 1914. The site features interviews with top designers, information about AIGA’s history and the impact they have had on the world of design and thousands of previous AIGA design projects and other work. The site provides an abundance of history about the organization and it’s an interesting scroll through to learn about the project that AIGA has been a part of for the past 100 years.
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Artist Kutiman creates videos by weaving together amateur weaving videos and other YouTube videos. Kutiman mixes together the words and the different instruments from the videos creating a loop leading to a cohesive song. This is a unique form of art and is interesting to listen to and see all the videos combined. Thru You Too is a full length album and each song has a music video too. Those who post videos to the Internet do not know they are part of this project, but without them the project wouldn’t exist.
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24 Hours of Happy is a 24 hour music video featuring Pharrell’s song “Happy” and the music video also features cameos of some famous faces people may recognize. Although the song is only a few minutes long, it’s played on a loop and being that the song is a catchy one, this song is perfect for the 24 hour period where some songs are not. While it takes a lot of dedication to watch for the 24 hours, viewers can catch different parts of the music video because it doesn’t start over once you stop, the song and video just keep playing for a new view each time.
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Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization seeking to end unnecessary birth and pregnancy complications around the world. The organization’s primary goal is to raise awareness about the 287,000 women that die each year as a result of childbirth or pregnancy complications. The organization emphasizes that 90% of these deaths are preventable and claims that access to transportation, education and supplies would help to start solve some of the issues. The site makes it easy for its’ viewers to help with this cause and donate too.
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LeanIn.org is a nonprofit organization created by Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg to empower all women to achieve their goals and dreams. The website offers articles to provoke conversations and motivate women to achieve their goals, and the articles are mainly written by women for women. Articles are written by U.S. Foreign officers to celebrities and many in between. The site also offers free courses designed specifically for women seeking to learn leadership and communication skills to apply to every day life. It’s also easy to connect with other women on the site too.
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Zidisha is a P2P micro-lending site that connects leaders and borrowers throughout the world. Zidisha allows lenders to communicate directly with entrepreneurs around the world. Borrowers set their own prices and then loans are then repaid in regular installments. Those seeking funding vary from entrepreneurs needing tuition money for school or organizations asking for money to build a well in remote locations. Each person also posts a profile detailing what their project is and reviews with repayment history is featured as well. Zidisha makes it easy for individuals to support others around the world.
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The Elephant population in Africa has been dwindling for the past several decades to poachers hunting elephants for the ivory in their tusks and now the population is at an all time low. The Nature Conservancy has taken it upon themselves to limit this devastating trend. Wildlife rangers are being given better technology to track poachers and The nature Conservancy has been educating people around the world. Besides monetary donations, The Nature Conservancy is asking followers to share one of their elephant pictures on their social media sites and get the word out about the terrible act happening against these gorgeous creatures.
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We The Economy offers 2o short films exploring and explaining the economy, a topic many are confused about or don’t understand at all. The site’s goal is to help the average viewers understand the economy and it’s accompanying issues. There are 20 films being hosted on the site at a time and typically last between 5 and 10 minutes. Morgan Spurlock also livens the films with his usual style of film making, making these videos a little easier to watch. These videos are a must see, and offer humor, live action and animation is making the economy a little easier to swallow.
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The Collaborative Fund and Sesame Workshop have teamed up to create PlayAlong with the goal of raising money for children’s education around the world. The site hosts a trivia game featuring many of the favorite Sesame Street characters. With the trivia game, the site promises to donate one cent to child education charities around the world for every correct answer. PlayAlong provides an easy, fun and educational way of helping children around the world gain access to education they need to succeed in life.
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Your Voice was designed so that any individual could share his or her story about dealing with and overcoming mental health issues. The idea is to raise awareness about mental health by, as the site claims, “showing how many of us struggle and ultimately prevail over the same issues.” The site is powered by Whisper, and the nonprofit was created after founders Brad Brooks and Michael Heywerd noticed the large amount of Whisper users anonymously revealing experiences and struggles with emotional pain.
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The I Touch Myself Project was created to raise awareness for breast cancer while paying tribute to singer Chrissy Amphlett, who passed away from the disease. Amphlett was a singer in the Australian band, the Divinyls and the site features many famous Australian faces helping promote awareness. The video has recreated The Divinyls song “I Touch Myself” to raise awareness about the disease and getting regularly checked. It’s a moving video and tribute with an important message.
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Good St. is emphasizing that every donation counts no matter then amount, so they are asking users to only donate twenty five cents a day. The site sends a daily email showcasing a cause for that week and then there are two different charities to support. There is no maximum people can donate, but the site asks the minimum be twenty five cents. Good St. is a perfect example that even a little bit can go a long way. The site has already raised more than $29,000 with only 253 members. The site also supports over 600 charities, and Good St. ensures its’ users that these charities user the money for what is important, the cause.
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Experiment’s mission is to fund science that moves us forward. In recent years, it has been increasingly difficult for project to be funded, especially the ones that will have the greatest impact. Experiment is about science from the people for the people. First, researchers post their projects that need funding. Second, they share their project to fundraise and raise awareness of their project. Last, once a goal is met supporters are rewarded with insight behind the science. Experiment helps close the gap for projects that can make a large difference, they just need a little help getting started.
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