Most Brilliant Hacks You Need To Know

If you think you’ve seen all the hacks at tricks? think again. lets start:

1 – Need to note down something quickly? Open a temporary notepad in your browser by typing “data:text/html, <html contenteditable>” into the address bar. (Remember to bookmark and rename it as Notepad.)

One-line-browser-notepad

2 – Ambient music to boost your productivity:

Believe me, you have to try this combo if you haven’t. Open these links in separate tabs:

Feel lonely? Add Coffitivity.com for some morning murmur.

3 – At website login pages, you can view masked passwords by changing the password input type as text.

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4 – In Windows, create a new folder and name it “Control Panel Shortcuts.{ed7ba470-8e54-465e-825c-99712043e01c}”. Access any control settings in the folder.

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5 – Google “[food] vs [food]” to compare nutritional values.

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6 – Watch age restricted YouTube videos without signing in by adding “nsfw” before “youtube.com”.

YouTube-age-restriction

Example: http://www.nsfwyoutube.com/watch?v=6LZM3_wp2ps

Alternatively, replace watch?v= with v/. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LZM3_wp2ps to http://www.youtube.com/v/6LZM3_wp2ps.

7 – Sleepyti.me helps you to calculate the best time to go to bed/wake up for optimal sleep.

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8– Ninite.com helps you to install many programs at once. Just select all the apps you want. No more junk software and clicking next.

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10 – Check whether a username is taken or available on popular sites using https://namechk.com/

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11 – To avoid spam from certain sites, use disposable temporary email services to sign up for stuffs:

12 – AccountKiller.com guides you on how to delete your online accounts from popular websites.

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13 – Always accidentally close your important tabs? Pin them.

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14 – Currently in foreign country? Use Google.com/NCR to avoid country specific URL redirect. NCR stands for No Country Redirect.

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15 – Bypass expensive airport Wi-Fi by adding “?.jpg” at the end of any URL. (not sure if this works, but still)

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16 – Send text messages by email: (For US)

  • Alltel: XXXXXXXXXX@message.alltel.com
  • Amp’d Mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@vtext.com
  • AT&T: XXXXXXXXXX@txt.att.net
  • AT&T: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.att.net (pictures, text may work)
  • Boost Mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@myboostmobile.com
  • Cingular: XXXXXXXXXX@mobile.mycingular.com
  • Cricket: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.mycricket.com
  • Einstein PCS: XXXXXXXXXX@einsteinmms.com
  • Nextel: XXXXXXXXXX@messaging.nextel.com
  • Sprint: XXXXXXXXXX@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • SunCom: XXXXXXXXXX@tms.suncom.com
  • T-mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@tmomail.net
  • VoiceStream: XXXXXXXXXX@voicestream.net
  • US Cellular: XXXXXXXXXX@email.uscc.net (text)
  • US Cellular: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.uscc.net (pictures)
  • Verizon: XXXXXXXXXX@vtext.com (text)
  • Verizon: XXXXXXXXXX@vzwpix.com (pictures)
  • Virgin: XXXXXXXXXX@vmobl.com

17 – Set “@@” as the keyboard shortcut for your email address. Now you don’t have to type your email again and again.

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(on Iphone go to Settings – General -Keyboards – Text Replacement)

18 – If you haven’t seen this video, it has some pretty cool smartphone photography tips & tricks.

 

19– Whenever you need to study for an important test, google “site:edu [subject] exam”. You’ll find tons of sample and similar exam questions.

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20– No Internet? No problem. In Chrome’s error page, press spacebar to start the T-Rex game.

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21 – Search “Atari Breakout” on Google Images

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More Googleness

22 – Some fucking awesome websites:

23– To find direct download link for movies, search “[movie name] -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (mkv|mp4|avi)”.

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Example: spider man -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (mkv|mp4|avi).

If you want to find musics, simply change the last part (mkv|mp4|avi) to (mp3|wma|aac|flac). It tells Google to show webpages with any of these terms: mp3, wma, aac, or flac. You can also replace with terms of other file formats like pdf, zip, rar, etc.

 

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