You guys know what I still miss? Springpad. And, to some extent, Google Reader. What old, defunct web services do you miss?
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Eat This Much, the service that automatically builds meal plans and grocery lists for you, just updated with a ton of new features. Among them are leftover schedules so you can cook once and eat all week.
Netflix's new show Stranger Things is one of the biggest hits of the winter (we're big fans ourselves). Here's a neat tool that lets you communicate secret messages to all your friends from the "Upside Down".
Niantic has been cracking down on a lot of the Pokemon GO maps out there, but there's been a lot of confusion about which, if any, still work. If you're in need of a poke-map, Poke Radar is still standing and working better than ever.
Windyty is a gorgeous weather map that is overlaid with current temperature conditions and wind patterns, and can be customised to show as much or as little weather information as you deem necessary. You can add cloud cover and precipitation, and there's even an Android app to take it all with you on the go.
Chatbots are all the rage, and run the gamut from useless to truly interesting. "And Chill" falls into the interesting category. Simply send it a note via Facebook Messenger and ask it what to watch on Netflix. It churns for a bit, and can turn out surprisingly good results — as long as you're clear about what you want.
If you're in the market for a Chromebook (and why shouldn't you be?) the sheer number of models and types can be a little daunting. The folks at Starry Hope have put together a tool that will help you quickly compare and get details on the specs that matter to you.
There's no shortage of weather sites and webapps around the web that will show you weather conditions now or predicted ones in the future, but Ventusky is brand new, looks great and shows you current conditions on a live, always-updating map that you can drag around, click on or just search to explore.
Web/Android/iOS: Lots of services try to predict music you'll love with algorithms, and others have an entirely human touch, but Wonder.fm combines both in a visually good-looking way. The result is a webapp you can sit back and stream all day, and mobile apps that work anywhere. Best of all, it's all free.
Web/Chrome/Android/iOS: We've shown you how to encrypt your email with PGP, but it can be daunting to get started with. Passlok is a webapp, mobile app and Chrome app that makes the process easy, and there's a Chrome extension that even integrates with Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo.
Time-tracking app company DeskTime found that the most productive people worked for 52 minutes straight followed by a 17 minute break. If you'd like to try this routine yourself, Fōkasu is the easiest way to time yourself.