10 free and useful sites for students

Student life is busy with homework, presentations and even preparing portfolios for college or your career. These require hours of work, research, design and proofreading for a perfect result. But what if we told you that there are countless free websites for students that can ease your workload?

Physician and educator Tessa Davis — who compiles weekly discussions on technology, writing and education on Twitter — recently tweeted out helpful websites that can save you hours of work. Many have found Davis’ Twitter feed particularly useful — he amassed more than 6,000 retweets and 25,000 likes in just 13 hours.

In addition to Davis’ suggestions, we have also scoured the web for awesome websites that can make your student life easier.

The best part is that you can enjoy the features of these websites without downloading anything. Source: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP

Free websites for students to earn hours on your work


Editing PDFs can be a pain, but not with Sejda or DocHub.

You don’t need to split the file or convert it to another format. Simply upload your PDF to either website and make your changes directly to the file itself.

Click on here for Sejda and here for DocHub.


With Softonic, you can easily merge, split or adjust PDF files in a jiffy. This is especially useful if you need a specific page of a PDF file that cannot be easily copied to text.

Click on here for the website.

3. Luna Peak

Need to convert a photo to PNG format with a transparent background? LunaPic has you covered.

It is a free online photo editor that allows you to remove your background image, make your images transparent and resize your photos.

The best part? No registration or installation is required.

Click on here for the website.

4. My nostalgia for heritage

Do you want to create moving portraits, like the ones you see in the Harry Potter movies? With My Heritage Nostalgia, it is possible.

This website comes in handy for animating images, making them look like they originally came from music videos. It is a useful tool that can add a nice touch to your presentations.

Click on here for the website.

5. Profile Picture Maker

Do you need your portraits to look more professional? This is where Profile Pic Maker comes in.

It lets you add colorful tones or patterns to the background of your photo to make it look like it was taken by a professional in a photo studio.

Click on here for the website.

6. Pixels

A great way to make your presentations stand out is to use videos instead of images. Studies have shown that videos are powerful visuals that can keep your audience engaged and entertained. According kennectedcountless companies are now incorporating videos into their marketing strategies.

Pexels is a fantastic site for free, high-quality videos that can spruce up your presentations.

Click on here for the website.

useful free sites

A student studies at the Rice University Library in Houston, Texas. Credit: Brandon Bell/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP


Need some cool and pretty images to use in your projects and presentations? Unsplash is a fantastic website for beautiful stock photos covering almost every vertical from current events to lifestyle, wallpapers, nature, and gaming.

Click on here for the website.

8. Difference Checker

Some files make it easy for anyone to track changes made to a document, but this is not always the case for other file formats.

Diffchecker is a useful website that saves you from having to compare text between two documents. Besides the text, you can also compare changes to images and spreadsheets.

Click on here for the website.

9. Blush.design

If you like illustrations over videos, Blush is the website for you. Illustrations are useful visuals that work especially well in storytelling.

Blush.design makes designing your projects and presentations fun and easy with their stunning, customizable illustrations drawn by artists around the world.

All you have to do is pick a style, customize it, and use it on your design.

Click on here for the website.

10. Grammar

It’s easy to miss grammatical errors and wonky sentences in your assignment after reading it several times.

Enter grammar, a free website that uses artificial intelligence to revise your spelling, grammar, and punctuation. The premium version can also improve other areas of your writing, including its clarity, engagement, and delivery errors.

You can upload your document to the website or install a free plugin so it can review your work on the spot.

Click on here for the website.

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