We’ve gathered a list of free, wide ranging resources to make your life easier. 

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Car Part – Has full inventories of all car parts and cross references of the 200,000 largest junk yards in North America.

Car Wizard – Fixing and reviewing cars.

Chris Fix – Learn how to fix your own car with my easy to follow, step-by-step how to style videos for both beginners and experts.

Engineering Explained – How do cars work? It’s a simple question, without a simple answer.

M539 Restorations – Fixing and repairing BMWs.

Mighty Car Mods – Tutorials on how to modify cars.

SpeedKar99 – Videos on automotive repair and the reverse engineering of car parts.

Geek Zone – A passionate community dedicated to exploring the Lore and History of Middle-Earth.

Nerd Of The RingsYouTube deep dives and fan theories into the vast world of Lord Of The Rings.

The Prancing Pony Podcast – A weekly podcast about the Middle-earth legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Cafe Music BGM Channel Background music for all moods, occasions and events. You could make a soundtrack to your life from this! 

Meditation Relax MusicThe most calming flute and piano music. Close your eyes and listen or have it on in the background to sooth you. 

Rainy Mood Sometimes you just need to hear raindrops and gentle piano, it’s like soup for the ears and soul. 

Window Swap – Shows you recorded footage of the view out of someone else’s window in various places all over the world. You can upload your own window view as well.

Binging With Babish – Food from TV and movies recreated for your enjoyment.

Budget Bytes – Great recipes made on the cheap!

Ethan Chlebowski – Unlike his last name, his recipes are simple and easy to follow, his chapter breakdowns will have you learning more than you’d expect! 

How To Cook That – Baking amazing deserts.

How To Cut A Pineapple – Title says it all!

Jamie OliverRecipes that SLAP.

Just The Recipe – An app that cuts out the ‘story’ section in recipes and gives you… Just the recipe.

Maangchi Korean food recipes as authentic as they come (the fried chicken is out of this world).

Tasty – Simple recipes never looked so good.

Tasting History – Recipes from different eras. 

Simply Mamá Cooks – Authentic Mexican recipes (carnitas is editor’s choice… They’re amazing).

Souped Up RecipesThis one is special to A Generation Adrift. Much like us, she isn’t in it for the money, only to help people. Her asian (mostly Chinese) recipes are to die for and will change your life.

You Suck At Cooking – Cooking done with comedy.

Supercook – Will tell you what to cook with what you have in the house

What The F*ck Should I Make For Dinner – Recipe suggestions one recipe at a time!

Tldraw – Free online drawing interface

Bernadette Banner – Tutorials on how to make vintage clothing.

Food Share (Toronto) **This isn’t free but we liked it so much we wanted to put it on here** – Locally grown food delivered to your house for reasonable prices.

Too Good To Go – An app that’s tackling food going to waste.

Alternative To – Shows you alternatives to any software from free versions to less workload intensive to open source.

Amazon Smile – The same as shopping on Amazon, only .5% of your purchase is donated to charity at no extra cost to you.

archive.orgA collossal archive of pretty much anything you can imagine

AudacityA powerful audio editor, ideal for music and podcasts.

Autodesk Fusion 360 *Requires subscription fee* – CAD/CAM software

Art Breeder – Fuses pictures together using AI.

Bensound – Royalty free music.

Bit Warden – *has paid OPTIONS* Open source password management service.

Blender – Free and open source 3D creation suite.

Cake WalkMusic production software.

Clean Up Photos – Free software that removes objects from pictures…. It works pretty well too!

Creddle – Free online resume builder.

Dark Table – Open-source photography workflow application and raw developer.

Dashlane – *Has paid OPTIONS* – Cross-platform subscription-based password manager and digital wallet application.

DaVinci Resolve – Color correction and non-linear video editing application.

DeepL – Free translator.

Duck Duck Go – Removes past history searches and political filters from your search results.

Ecosia – A search engine similar to google but… They plant trees with the money they make.

FreeCAD – Open-source general-purpose parametric 3D computer-aided design modeler.

Find A Grave – Discover where people are buried.

GIMP – A powerful open source photo and image editing tool.

Git Hub – A resource hub for anything development/coding.

Godot Engine – A 2D and 3D, cross-platform, free and open-source game engine released under the MIT license.

Google ScholarSearch for scholarly works on any subject.

Glitch – Build fast, full-stack web apps in your browser.

Glimpse Image Editor – A photo editor for everyone.

Greenshot -A free screenshot tool optimized for productivity.

Handbrake – An open source video transcoder.

Honey – A browser extension that aggregates and automatically applies online coupons on eCommerce websites.

Hitfilm-Express -Video editing software with professional-grade VFX tools.

Inkscape – Free and open-source vector graphics editor.

Just Beam It – Open this site on two computers and share files between them!

KDEnLive – Open-source video editing software based on the MLT Framework, KDE and Qt.

KeePass – Free and open-source password manager primarily for Windows.

Krita -Free and open-source raster graphics editor designed primarily for digital painting and 2D animation.

Open Broadcaster Software(OBS) – Open-source software for video recording and live streaming.

LibreOffice – Open-source office suite.

Life Print – Teaches you American Sign Language.

LMMS – A digital audio workstation application program.

MagicaVoxel – A free lightweight GPU-based voxel art editor and interactive path tracing renderer.

MediBang Paint Pro – FREE digital painting and comic creation software.

Musescore – Create, play and print beautiful sheet music.

National Association Of Unclaimed Property Administrators (USA) – Check to see if any unknown property or wealth is in your name.

National Hurricane Center (USA) – Tracking tropical threats.

Ocenaudio – Easy, fast, and powerful audio editor.

One Look Reverse Dictionary – Know how to describe a word but don’t know what it is? You do now!

Otter – Free transcription service (up to 10 hours).

Opentoonz – Animation production software.

Openstax – Free open source university text books

Paint.NET – A freeware raster graphics editor program for Microsoft Windows developed on the .NET Framework.

Pexels – Royalty free pictures and videos shared by creators.

Photopea – Web-based raster and vector graphics editor.

Pixlr – Feature-packed online photo editor.

Product Hunt – Brand new, useful websites and apps straight from the developers themselves.

Prepostseo – Helps you rewrite articles with ease, includes many other useful writing tools as well.

PtableWebsite for chemistry, periodical table, user friendly website to analyze any element in detail.

QGIS – Open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system application.

Quill Bot – Simplifies sentences for you

Radio Garden – Explore live radio by rotating the globe.

RawTherapee – Free, cross-platform raw image processing program.

Reaper – Digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software.

Screen2Gif – Record whatever’s on your screen into a GIF at anytime.

ShareX – Screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool.

Shotcut – A slick open source program for advanced video editing.

Shields Up! – Checks your router for any exposure or risk with open holes in your firewall.

SlidesGo – Free Google Slides and PowerPoint templates.

Spark (email app) – Consolidating all emails into one very easy to use, good looking interface. – A Generation Adrift recommended.

Spotify Ad Remover -(Chrome extension).

Storm Prediction Centre (USA) – Forecasting severe storms and tornadoes.

Swift Read – Read whatever’s on your computer… But faster.

Switch – Convert and encode sound files quickly.

Symbolab – Type in any math problem, it will show you the answer step by step.

Terms Of Service, Didn’t Read – Sums up those lengthy terms of services and ranks them from best to worst for privacy

The Noun Project – Icons for everything.

This To That – Tells you what glue to use for attaching to various surfaces

Tight VNC – Remote desktop software.

U Block Origin – Free Chrome plug in that stops all tracking and personal data from being harvested.

Unity – Cross-platform game engine.

Universal Bypass – Instantly bypasses ad links and URL shorteners.

Unreal Engine – The most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool.

Unsplash – Beautiful free images and pictures.

VLC media player – Open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server.

Virus Total – Checks to see if a site has malware before you click on them

VS Code – Free source-code editor.

Waveform – Fully featured, completely unlimited free DAW for all music creators.

Wavepad – Audio and music editor for Windows and Mac.

The Way Back Machine – Shows you how the internet looked at any point in time through saved screenshots of websites from the dawn of the internet until now.

Where Is This? – Have a picture of somewhere and don’t know where it is? This site will tell you the location!

WolframAlpha – Advance online calculator. ’Compute expert-level answers using breakthrough algorithms, knowledge-base and AI tech’.

Worldcat – Tells you which library has which books anywhere!

7-Zip – File archiver with a high compression ratio.

10 Minute Mail – Creates a temporary email address that only lasts for 10 minutes, useful for when you have to sign up for unwanted things/sites. This one lasts one hour.

Academic Earth – Free lectures from top tier universities.

Class Central – Tens of thousands of free courses from top tier Universities.

CodecademyFree sessions and exercises for any coding language.

Coursera – *Online courses & Certifications (Not all courses/certifications are free*.

Cybrary – Cybersecurity and IT Career Development Platform.

Edx – *Online courses & Certifications (Not all courses/certifications are free, but worth it*

DuoLingo – Learn languages for free.

Flourish – Visualizing various topics for fun learning! Fun bonus! – Here they show ROI’s on TONS of various post secondary degrees! 

FreeCodeCamp – Learn to code at home.

Goal Kicker – Free programming books in any language.

Instructables – Guides on how to make literally anything you can think of

Khan AcademyA non-profit educational organization.

Learn with GoogleCourses and certifications from Google.

Learn with Microsoft on Edx (Free) – Courses from Microsoft.

MDN Web Docs Resources for developers, by developers.

Memrise – Education of a plethora of topics through fun flash cards.

Mendeley – Research management resource.

MIT courses – MIT’s OpenCourseware.

Octave – Software featuring a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations. Basically free MatLab Alternative.

Online Courses.coo – A list of 100% off coupons for Udemy classes.

Project GutenbergFree online ebooks in public domain on a wide variety of topics (Sci-Fi, Fairy Tales, Mythology, YA, Classics, Christmas, Poetry, History, Memoirs & Autobiographies, Mystery, Medical, Gardening, Health, Ghosts… Basically anything you could ever want).

R – Programming language – free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. – Code and collaborate, without friction.

Ted Talk – Interesting talks from professionals on a wide variety of topics.

W3Schools – The world’s largest Web Development learning site.

Z LibraryFree online ebooks and articles.


Biographics – Mini biographies of various people.

FilmRise – Mini documentaries, mostly unsolved crime.

Lock Picking Lawyer – Showing you the flaws in modern locks.

Lemmino – Documentaries and list videos narrated by a 20-something Swedish guy.

Mustard – Everything about boats and planes.


Bobbele – Search over 120,000 companies to see their hierarchies and controversies! 

Company Man – Look back at the history of individual companies.

Crash Course – High quality educational videos available to everyone for free! 

Down The Rabbit Hole –  A series of videos diving deep into the strange parts of the internet as well as confounding and absurd elements of history.

Judy Records – Transcripts of over half a billion court cases. 

The Great War – A weekly video series that goes over WW1 in REAL TIME.

Historia Civilis – Roman history.

Townsend – A YouTube channel dedicated to exploring the 18th Century lifestyle. Videos on 18th century living, cooking, clothing, and much more.

How Things Work 

Cold Fusion  – Breakdowns of interesting topics. 

Half as Interesting – Education-y explainer videos that are almost good enough to watch.

Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellA video breakdown of interesting scenarios and topics like “What If The World Turned Into Gold?’ and ‘What If We Nuked The Moon?’.

Luke Towan – Tutorials on building realistic scenery dioramas and model railroads.

Objectivity – Videos on scientific treasures. 

Practical Engineering – Explaining things you see everyday through civil engineering. 

Primer – Attempting to communicate the deep ideas of academic subjects. This probably isn’t going to help you on tests, but if you’re curious about a subject, I hope you’ll find this channel valuable.

Primitive Technology – Watch modern technology be made out of primitive materials. 

Real Engineering – Simple answers to engineering questions.

Real Life Lore – Answers to questions that you’ve never asked. 

Technology Connections – Explaining how connections in technology work.

Tom Scott – Fun videos explaining various topics.

Vox – Vox helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s driving events in the headlines and in our lives. 

Wendover Productions – Explaining how various aspects of the world work. 


3blue1brown – Combination of math and entertainment.

Khan Academy – Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Mathlogger – Really accessible explanations of hard and beautiful math(s). 

Numberphile – Videos about numbers – it’s that simple. 

Stand up Maths – Math done funny.

Up and Atom – Making hard stuff less hard. Math, physics and computer science.

Vihart Math using shapes!

Vsauce2 – Explores recreational mathematics including, paradoxes, math games, riddles and more to uncover the surprising complexity beneath seemingly simple concepts. 


Braincraft – Vanessa Hill, a behavioural scientist and science communicator explores psychology, neuroscience and self-development. Her mission is to bridge the gap between scientific research and your daily well-being.


Adam Savage Tested – Adam Savage carries on the Mythbusters style with crazy science experiments.

Alpha Science – PhD in Materials Science.

Anton Petrov – Explaining science, math or other complicated topics using simulations, video games and easy to understand words.

Atlas Pro – Videos on Geography, geology, biology, and ecology. 

Because Science – Using real-world math and science concepts to solve, measure, and make sense of pop culture quandaries in comics, video games, movies, and TV.

Draw Curiosity – Draw Curiosity is a science channel, a place to stimulate and entertain your curiosity with interesting science and language facts. 

It’s Okay To Be Smart – Joe Hanson, Ph.D explores curiosity and illuminate the science behind… well, everything. 

Journey to the Microcosmos – Take a dive into the tiny, unseen world that surrounds us!

Kyle Hill – Award-winning science educator and entertainer. 

Minute Earth – Science and stories about our awesome planet!

Minute Physics – Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.

PBS Eons – A journey through the history of life on Earth.

Periodic Videos – All things chemistry. 

Physics Girl – YouTube channel created by Dianna Cowern that adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries.

Real Science A video series on, you guessed it… Science! With videos like ‘Invisible Polar Bears’ and ‘Can We Create Universal Blood?’ this series will delight and intrigue you.

Scott Manley – Teaches people orbital mechanics and rocket science.

SciShow – Exploring the unexpected by delving into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious! 

Sixty Symbols – Cool videos about physics and astronomy.

Smarter Everyday – Learn something new… Everyday!

Veritasium – An element of truth – videos about science, education, and anything else I find interesting.


Astrum – Answering questions on the solar system.

Cool Worlds – Space, astronomy, exoplanets, astroengineering and the search for extraterrestrial life & intelligence. 

Everyday Astronaut – Bringing rocket science down to Earth for everyday people.

Isaac Arthur – Exploring concepts in science with an emphasis on futurism and space exploration, along with a healthy dose of science fiction.

PBS Space – Explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth with our astrophysicist host: Matthew O’Dowd.

Sci-Show Space – Exploring the unexpected by delving into space subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious! 

Star TalkThe famous and endlessly entertaining astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s talk show.

Universe Today – Space and astronomy news from Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today and co-host of Astronomy Cast. 

Andrew Camarata – A contractor show you home repair. 

Dad, How Do I? – Home repair videos as well as general dad advice.

Fail Scout – Crowdsourced database showing if products get worn out or break easily.

This Old House – Home repair videos.

Home Exchange – Trade your home with someone else’s for a vacation!

Numbeo – Tells you the cost of living anywhere around the world! – Helps you find affordable student housing near schools

MAP (Movement Advancement Project) –  Provide independent and rigorous research, insight and communications that help speed equality and opportunity for all.

P Flag – PFlag is here to provide support, information and resources for LGBTQ+people, their parents, families and allies.

The Trevor Project – Reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, 
find answers and information, and get the tools 
you need to help someone else

Transequality -A site dedicated to the equality of trans people.

Transgender Law Centre – The largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. 

Suicide Prevention Hotlines – Every contact number you could wish for.

7 Cups of Tea – Free online therapy 24/7 with forums and chat rooms for many issues like depression, anxiety, relationships, LGBTQ+ and more *has paid options but the free ones are excellent*.

Am I Awesome? – A simple site that tells you if you’re awesome or not.

Blah Therapy – Free online counsellors and therapy.

Mood Gym – Free online resource on how to manage depression and anxiety.


*We are not medical professionals and are not recommending any of these links. They are just resources gathered from the internet. Please use at your own discretion.* 

Good News Network – Sharing only uplifting news stories 🙂 

Daily Show With Trevor Noah – Hilarious takes on the world we live in.

Last Week Tonight With John OliverA satirical look at last weeks news. Informative and hilarious.

Late Night With Seth MeyersGiving the news of today a comedic spin.

Late Show With Stephen ColbertInforming and mocking today’s news.

Athlean-X – A professional trainer/physiotherapist of celebrities & athletes walks you through nutrition and workout advice. This is NOT bro advice, it is backed by science (as demonstrated in the videos), wellbeing is the focus, not “getting jacked”. 

Muscle Wiki – Select a body part/muscle and get exercises to work said muscle! 

If you or someone you know is sick, hopefully these can help. *CONSULT A DOCTOR BEFORE FOLLOWING ANY ADVICE YOU MAY FIND IN THESE VIDEOS. We are not medical professionals and thusly can’t recommend any of these unlike a real doctor/medical professional.*


Cancer Fact Finder – Run by Harvard, this site will tell you if something can cause cancer or not.

Furious Pete A competitive eater, body builder and 3x testicular cancer survivor. This man has been through the ringer… And documented it all.

PeeWeeTomsA vlog of what it’s like to live with cancer as it spreads. Unfortunately Tom lost his life to cancer but his videos and incredible spirit live on.

This tab will be monitored over with an extra careful eye to make sure it is safe IN EVERY SINGLE WAY. Sorry… No porn here.

Planned Parenthood – Everything you need to know, from birth control to healthy relationships, identity, and more.

Spoken – Searches different stores/sites to compare prices of the same item to make sure you aren’t overpaying. 

Charisma on Command – Videos to help you learn how to be more confident, how to make people laugh, how to be more likable – basically everything about exuding charisma.

Flight Search Engines 

Cheap Flights

Google Flights



Explore through your screen 

Booking Hunter – Pre-recorded walking tours all over the world.

Geographics – Showing you weird places.

Geography Now – Videos on every single country of the world.

Japan – Day in the Life –  A series on what it’s like to live in Japan.

Rick Steves – Professional traveller takes you around the world.

2000 Grateful Dead Concerts

Ask A Mortician – Exactly what it sounds like.

Cool Math Games – Exactly what it sounds like!

Defunct Land – Discussing history of dead and gone theme parks. 

Free Rice – Answer vocabulary questions and they’ll donate rice to charity (turn ad block off to enable).

Go Comics – Free Comics (from newspapers, not comic books).

Internet Historian – Professor of Internet Happenings.

Jim Browning – He scams scammers. Hilarity ensues.  

Just Watch – Tells you where you can legally watch whatever you’re looking for

Matt Stonie – Competitive Eater – Watching this guy eat food is hypnotic, he also has quite the on camera personality! 

Old-Time Radio Series (all genres).

People Are Awesome – Fun videos on amazing people.

Playable Arcade Games Online

Slow-Mo Guys – Watch guys break stuff in super slow motion.

RPG Live Plays

Critical Role – Famous YouTube DnD sessions.

Dungeons and Dragons – YouTube videos following campaigns. 

Relics and Rarities – DND with celebrity guests.

These are NOT purchasing links, they’re FREE video game content.

Ahoy – Insightful video game videos.

Games Done Quick AKA Awesome Games Done Quick AKA AGDQ – Games speedrun by world record holders. Their annual event raises MILLIONS of dollars for charity. Another excellent organization trying to do good in the world. Highly recommend! 

Game Grumps – Video games played with funny commentary. 

Game Theory – Fan theories broken down in scientific and mathematical fashion with SPECTACULAR results.  

Summoning SaltMini documentaries on the history of video game speed running *WARNING – Seriously addictive*.

Wikipedia, everyone knows that one but they  have some other great wikis too!

Wikimedia Commons – Various pictures and media, all of which is free use.

MediaWiki – Free source wiki software, and it has guides and a help desk to help you.

WikibooksFree textbooks on a variety of subjects, including computing, engineering, languages, math, science, social sciences, and a few others.

Wikiversity – Textbooks and learning materials, including videos.

Wikinews – Free news.

Wikisource – Poetry, laws of numerous countries, general literature, and original content.

Wikivoyage – Travel guide, especially helpful if travelling during COVID-19.

Think you have something that belongs on the list? Great! Email us and we’ll check it out!

*None of these links are sponsorship of any kind, paid or unpaid. We only post resources that we believe can help people. Everything posted here is thoroughly checked (although we are not experts, if something seems off, please message us) – We strive to only provide real, scientifically backed information. 

*** Even though we don’t promote anything not backed by science, please be aware that we are not medical professionals or professions of anything for that matter and aren’t personally recommending any of these links, they are just resources gathered from the internet. Please consult a doctor before attempting anything you see on the internet (can not stress this enough). A Generation Adrift is not responsible for any injury/illness or death or anything you do as a result of any of these links.***


Everyone! We picture it as a constantly evolving list that can enable people to learn whatever they please, grow however they want or just have fun and pass some time! 

Let us know what it is! We’re happy to throw it up there. However we won’t promote your product, misinformation, anything not backed by science or anything discriminatory in anyway.

None! Nothing on here was paid for in any way, every link is there because we truly believe it can make someone’s life better! 

No catch. Seriously! We’re just trying to help and all we ask is that if you know someone who can use something on here, pass it along.

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