Greater than 2 minutes
In random order:
I no longer create forms myself for my website, but I just borrow a form from this site. It’s super easy to make forms, and to use them elsewhere (like here a form I used to find co-workers on a project).
Unicode code converter
whenever I run into problems with Unicode, and I need to convert characters, this is where I find the knowledge and the tools to solve the problem.
UTF-8 Encoding Debugging Chart
if a document contains a glyph shift, I search for “actual” and replace by the “expected” character.
for sending out mass mailings. I’m paying a license fee now, but I used this tool for free for many years.
TMX Translation memory creator
sometimes you need to create a TMX quickly; not a super high tech service, but it often gets the job done in a blink of an eye.
to create lists with cards; I use this to keep my customer up to date on the status of a project, and I let them create cards as well (for instance for issues they encounter)
I no longer use an expensive suite to manipulate PDF files, but this one.
Whenever I need to look for training data, this is my fist stop.
To convert file formats. I still must get the first file that I cannot convert. (Databases are the only blind spot I found so far.)
I ask my customers to draw the application they have in mind. It is always easier to talk about something when we have the same image in our head.
Last time I used my own bank to pay a colleague in a foreign currency, must have been years ago. TransferWise is cheap, fast and reliable.
My customers sometimes send me files I don’t want to open just like this. I have an good anti-virus scanner on my laptop, but still, in case of doubt, I use an online scanner first. Better safe then sorry.
I don’t always need to/want to use my own mail address. Here I can generate a temporary mail address.
Not really an online tool, but a tool to centralize all communication (Messenger, Whatsapp, Skype, Hangouts, Gmail…)
Do you use online tools that you can’t do without anymore? Please share them with us.