Why does this site exist? Background-story, FAQs and release notes.
best-web-tools.com started as a kitchen sink for stuff I wanted to try, or things I wanted to have, but were not available on the web for free, ... or only in a way I didn't like. So step by step best-web-tools.com became a Sammelsurium of tools for every day use.
best-web-tools.com uses a lot of open source software and free APIs. The used technologies are usually stated in the footer of the page. One important goal ist to build everything with privacy and performance in mind. All utils are free to use and ad-free.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: There are a lot of sites that have the same stuff? Why is best-web-tools.com different?
A: Often this sites have a lot of ads, popups, alerts, cookie-banners on it. It needs some time to click away everything until you get what you were usually looking for. And if you come back you have to do it again. In the worst case you get to a page with a paywall and not even get the information you need.
Q: I start every search on Google and often they have already the answer for me. Why do I need best-web-tools.com?
A: I always liked the idea of Google, to make all the information of the world accessible. But in the last years this motto got some scratches. We all remember the industries that got already destroyed by Google. And we all saw the bad things they have already done with their power. I believe now, it is not the best idea to lay the data of the worlds in the hands of a single private company. I am still using a lot of service of the big tech companies, but always looking for (good enough) alternatives.
The utils working with IP-addresses or locations (for example: /ip and /locate-me) will never store the IP-address or location. There is no user-tracking across websites at all (eg.: retargeting or remarketing) and on-site analytics is only server-side in a completely anonymous way (no IP-tracking or any other user data). For utilities that uses resources from external websites (for example: /docus, /series, /movies, /latlng, /mixtape, ...) I minimize the data this sites seeing from you, by routing the requests through the best-web-tools.com server if possible.