Kodi’s old website was highly technical and even a touch intimidating, however that is no longer the case. Its approach is now much nicer, and it clearly explains what Kodi can do and how to get the most out of the software. To that purpose, the technical information has been relegated to the news section, and the download page is significantly less wordy and complex.
Kodi has also revamped its Add-ons website, making it searchable and adding suggested apps to the categories. The end result is a considerably more user-friendly product, which, when combined with the helpful forum and educational wiki, should earn Kodi a slew of new followers.
StartPage is a long-running search engine that combines Google results with the promise of complete privacy. You may arrange it to automatically highlight your search words on the website when you click through, in addition to using proxy links that open sites without leaving a trace.
Better picture searching, which enables you fine-tune results using size, color, and type filters, and a new Instant Answers tool, where you can type queries to obtain answers within the search results, are also welcome additions.
Best of all, because no user data is gathered, the results are unfiltered, allowing you to see the entire web rather than just what Google wants you to see.
3. Google Open Source
This website collects all of Google’s free, open-source projects over the years. You can understand what they do, how Google utilizes them, and download the source code for yourself (if you’re a software developer).
Searching for projects is quick and easy, as you’d expect from Google – there are two list views and a drop-down search box chock-full of categories. There are also several documents, information about hosting an open-source event, and specifics regarding student programs and contests. Don’t forget to check out the blog as well.
4. Keep Bears Wild
Yogi Bear may have enjoyed stealing picnic baskets, but ursine access to human food is strictly prohibited in the real world. Officials from Yosemite National Park in California explain why in this extensive resource. There’s a lot of information about bears, their behaviors, and hazards, as well as an in-depth blog about the most recent conservation initiatives, in addition to images and videos.
Best of all, Yosemite’s online bear tracker uses GPS collar data to indicate each animal’s location and distance traveled. The map also includes bear case studies, as well as information on how many bears have been hit by vehicles since 1995.
5. Racing Post
It’s odds-on that racing fans will like this refreshed website, which puts more
Racing fans are likely to welcome this updated website, which offers more information at your fingers while seeming much less cluttered than before. It is not only better adapted for mobile devices, but it also prioritizes the day’s races and allows you to watch live with a single click.
Race cards have been updated to reflect the overall amount of tips per horse as well as a new Live tab for text commentary. Each horse’s personal data is given in sortable columns, and the search engine is more accurate, drawing on over 200,000 articles from racing specialists.
Travelzoo still requires users to sign up in order to view its latest bargains, but its website has been redesigned to make exploring them much easier. The search engine is more visible, with icons highlighting vacation categories like last-minute discounts, cruises, and UK breaks.
The homepage features featured destinations, which often include at-a-glance information, top 10 sights, and quirky “why we love” lists, and you can even join debates. Most importantly, the offer pages are clearer and more descriptive, with a plethora of amazing savings to be discovered.
7. Amazon Business
Amazon hopes to acquire a significant portion of the UK corporate market by offering office supplies, computers, power tools, cleaning goods, and other items at VAT-free and discounted prices. It provides the same free one-day delivery as Amazon Prime subscribers, as well as a business analytics tool to help you manage and monitor your expenditure.
Accounts can be shared by several users, and spending limitations can be set to guarantee that no one goes over budget. Amazon claims to have 100 million things accessible for purchase by small, medium, and big businesses, and the service has already proven popular in the United States and Germany.
8. National Galleries Scotland
The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh’s renovations have been postponed, but its online center has not. The site, which includes the Gallery of Modern Art and the Portrait Gallery, allows you to explore hundreds of artworks by zooming in, sharing, ‘liking,’ and even purchasing or downloading photographs of those you like.
Pictures are properly described, and there are numerous articles about artists and topics like as portraiture and surrealism, each with a time estimate. You can also explore the gift shop and learn about upcoming exhibitions and events.
9. Visit Ramsgate
This well-presented, user-friendly website does a good job of advertising Ramsgate, a southern beach resort. It not only emphasizes its status as the UK’s only Royal Harbour, but it also provides an intriguing look at the area’s history, with stunning images taken by local photographers.
The website has everything you need to get a taste of Ramsgate, including restaurant lists, a full explanation of things to do, and a travel information page. However, while we like how it uses Google Calendar to display activities, making it simple to copy stuff to your own calendar, there are too few suggested locations to stay and the blog is pretty limited.
Eureka, the National Children’s Museum, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the occasion, it has commissioned fresh designers to experiment with its website. The end result is a vibrant, mobile-friendly product that makes it simple to explore the venue, learn about what’s going on, and assess its educational potential.
There are maps available for download, a colorful gallery, and a wealth of information for tourists, including specifics on the busiest times. Purchasing tickets is also lot easier than it was previously, thanks to the prominent booking facility. The only thing missing from a regularly updated blog, an email newsletter, and videos are a few activities for the youngsters.
11. UK Business Circle
This online business network, designed to bring together small and medium-sized UK businesses, strives to establish a close-knit community by providing advice, news, blog articles, and a robust event calendar. The issue is that there were only 69 active members at the time of writing, and you must pay at least £4.99 each month to contribute.
To make matters worse, the site is difficult to browse, despite the fact that the search engine allows you to search for businesses by name, category, and area. Members’ articles are shared with 39,000 Twitter followers.
12. Kaspersky Earth 2050
We never know what is ahead, but some people make a profession by predicting the future. This amazing website compiles remarkable predictions from leading futurologists for the years 2030, 2040, and 2050. Navigate the globe, select a location, object, or event, and read forecasts about what to expect.
You can indicate whether you agree or disagree, check how many people agree with you, write comments, and share the page on social media. Many entries include eye-catching 360-degree illustrations, and you can grade the artists and images. It’ll be truly out of this world once additional submissions are uploaded.
Although the 2GB free limit remains an annoyance, Dropbox’s simplified UI makes working with your documents much easier. When sharing files and keeping track of edits, you’re now presented with the most relevant alternatives for the task, allowing you to browse thumbnails of documents and see more information at a glance.
You can also browse through your files and Dropbox Paper papers, as well as move between personal and work accounts easily for easier file management. Of course, none of this matters if you want to deal with files in your browser rather than the Dropbox Desktop and mobile apps, but it is undoubtedly useful for working with files in your browser.
14. WebVR Experiments
Google intends to make good use of WebVR, the virtual reality standard designed to run within a browser. To that end, it has established a new website containing 12 amusing experiments that may be played on your computer or, preferably, through a headset.
Each game or demo has its own page, which includes a video of the experiment in action, screenshots, an explanation, and social-media Share buttons. To play, simply press a button and enjoy the experience. The website outlines how to set everything up, including links to browsers and headsets that support WebVR, as well as a place for tech-savvy users to submit their own experiments.