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The 49 Best Free Websites And Apps To Learn Something New3 minutes read

Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, and b) go to a school or classroom, a place specifically dedicated to learning. Those days are over.

Now, a profusion of apps, websites and institutions offer us a wider variety of (often superior) educational experiences than ever before- and we can access them from anywhere in the world, often for free. The apps and websites on this list can teach you practically anything- from coding and cooking, to surfing and negotiating.

In this day and age, there is simply no excuse to not know something you’d like to know. You can learn anything, for free, at your own pace, anywhere you can access the internet. We’re out of excuses not to educate ourselves- short of downloading knowledge directly into your head, this is as easy as it gets.

Take free online courses on a variety of subjects

websites and apps

  1. Khan Academy– High-quality free courses on a variety of subjects.
  2. Alison Free online courses from the world’s top publishers.
  3. CourseBuffet Free online courses created by universities.
  4. Udemy Huge selection of free and premium courses- mostly on technical skills.
  5. Highbrow Free 10-day courses, divided into 5-minute daily lessons and delivered by email.
  6. Academic Earth Free online academic education for everyone.
  7. Learnist Print and video content, crowdsourced and curated by experts.
  8. Degreed Unlimited learning. Free forever.

Get healthier, be more productive, and learn faster

websites and apps

  1. MemriseLearn a variety of subjects via digital flashcards and crowdsourced mnemonics.
  2. Greatist Articles on becoming healthy and happy.
  3. ZenHabitsMinimalist productivity advice, with a focus on psychology.
  4. Anki– Free flashcard software.
  5. Hello Healthy– Short, actionable health weight loss and fitness articles.
  6. Fitocracy Free workout, fitness tips and fitness tracking.

Learn coding and other technical skills

websites and apps

  1. Codecademy Learn Javascript, HTML, CSS, Python and more.
  2. Free Code Camp Learn to code, meet other coders, build projects that help non-profits.
  3. Introductory coding lessons, designed for k-12 students.
  4. Data Camp Free and freemium courses on R, Python and data visualisation.
  5. CodeCombat Introductory coding lessons, in the form of a fantasy RPG.

Learn a new language

websites and apps

  1. Duolingo— Learn over 20 different languages, including Klingon for some reason.
  2. Babbel Free language learning with integrated speech recognition.
  3. Drops Study a language on your phone for just 5 minutes a day.
  4. BusuuCommunity-base language learning. Interact with native speakers.
  5. CoffeeStrap Practice a new language by voice chatting with native speakers with whom you share common interests.
  6. Lingvist Learn a language in 200 hours.

Sharpen your social and career skills

websites and apps

  1. Improve Your Social Skills Free social skills guide from a guy who overcame Asperger’s.
  2. Succeed Socially Free social skills guide for awkward people.
  3.– Free articles on job hunting, getting promoted, freelancing, personal branding, and other career skills.
  4. Mind Tools Free tools and videos for improving career, management and communications skills.

Make something

websites and apps

  1. MakezineOnline magazine for makers with guides, projects and news.
  2. Snapguide– Free user-created guides for makers.
  3. ChefSteps Mix of free and premium cooking classes.
  4. Instructables User-created guides for making everything from cookies to buildings.
  5. Allrecipes The web’s largest collection of recipes.

Become a human encyclopedia

websites and apps

  1. InstaNerd Read a never-ending series of random factoids.
  2. TED-Ed Curated, high-quality educational videos.
  3. Brain Pump Watch a random educational video.
  4. Now I Know Fun facts delivered in a daily email newsletter.
  5. ZidbitsHuge collection of articles on fun and unusual (mostly scientific) topics.
  6. Big Think In-depth videos by experts.
  7. Curious Sharpen your brain with daily “workouts”

Do something fun

websites and apps

  1. YousicianLearn your favorite guitar, bass, piano and ukelele songs.
  2. Parkour & Freerunning World Free Parkour and Freerunning video tutorials. Be careful!
  3. Chesscademy Learn chess from the masters, and solve chess puzzles.
  4. Pianu Learn to play piano online.
  5. Surfedukators Free surfing videos, tips and tutorials
  6. Flowkey Free piano training app.

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