At this point, you probably have a near endless list of accounts and services you pay for. Not everything good will cost you, though. Tap or click here for 15 tech upgrades you can get for free.
Today, we’re bringing you three handy utilities that will run in your browser without costing you a cent. One provides a super-simple way to share your screen, and another allows you to create and send self-destructing messages — James Bond style. Plus, an easy way to set aside the keyboard and dictate whatever you need to type right from your browser.
Try these sites out for yourself and see how much you can get done with them.
1. Join.me is the easiest way to share your screen for meetings
Video conferencing programs offer screen sharing for meetings and other get-togethers, but what if you want to share your screen without all the extra bells and whistles? If all you’re doing is presenting, Join.me is a much more lightweight option that doesn’t skimp on functionality.
Join.me lets you create custom meeting links that you can tailor to fit your business, brand or personal taste. You can customize your meeting room with backgrounds and icons while sharing your display with up to 10 participants for free users.
And if you’d like to make video calls, several tiers of upgraded service unlock more features. It’s a streamlined competitor with some of the biggest conferencing apps on the web.
2. Create secure, self-destructing messages with Privnote
If you’ve ever used Snapchat before, Privnote will seem familiar. When you create messages using Privnote, you can set them to auto-delete after a set period of time or after a recipient has read them.
Because the messages delete themselves, you don’t have to worry about their content falling into the wrong hands. Use Privnote to exchange messages that you’d prefer to keep private, like upcoming Christmas gifts or surprise party plans.
3. Free dictation and documents with Dictation.io
Let’s face it: Nothing is cooler than being able to type hands-free with your voice. Dictation comes standard with many smartphones, but not all computers have the capability right out of the box.
That’s why Dictation.io is here to bridge the gap. The online dictation service lets you create full-fledged documents in your web browser and uses your computer’s microphone to transcribe your words into digital text.
The documents you create in Dictation.io can be saved and exported into common file formats like plain text and PDFs. You can also tweet your documents or have them read back to you via text-to-speech. Best of all, the dictation software actually picks up your voice quite well.
Give it a try and see how you can turn your words into text you can share online.
You’ll love trying these sites out for yourself. All three of them are great stuff!