Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Emily Mendel and Danny Rosenberg
2013 was a good year for us internet consumers, providing tons of exciting new services. Our team of web experts has carefully gathered the top 100 coolest websites of the year for you to enjoy. Scroll down to see all the best sites that made 2013 a more productive, interesting, and fun year to AMF users worldwide. VOTE now and help us decide: which sites are the best?
As our loyal (and wonderful) readers already know, every Monday we publish 10 awesome sites that you probably don’t even know exist. We share these under-the-radar sites because we know you’ll love them. Some are useful, some are interesting, and some are just a good way to kill time when you have nothing else to do. The All My Faves team has narrowed down the list to the top 100 websites of 2013. These are the best of the best that we think stood out from the pack.
But here’s where it gets fun: All My Faves wants to know what YOUR faves are. From the top 100 sites, games, and apps, we know you’ll recognize the front-runners, and now’s your chance to let us know! We’ve grouped the top 100 into 10 categories and your task is to vote for the best one in each category. (Voting is provided by ratingwidget). We want to know which ones you think should win first place in this battle of the websites. Your vote is crucial since the greatest websites deserve to be recognized as the best of 2013. Head over to our voting page now to let your opinion be heard!
The Muse is your go-to for anything related to your career. With company profiles, job openings, and professional career advice, the Muse has you covered. They understand culture is important, so they highight the most important aspects of each profiled company, including interviews with current employees, and unique company traditions.
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for The Muse
Screen sharing is made easy with Surfly by allowing you to surf the web with your friends and your coworkers. You simply type in a URL, and Surfly takes care of the rest by generating a code that you can share with anyone. This means you can watch videos, shop, or even let remote workers join in on meetings.
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for Surfly
Asana is the online meeting spot for work teams. The site connects everyone and their shared ideas and tasks. It’s the ultimate way to keep coworkers in touch, and accomploshing their shared goal. Coordinating team meeting in person can be tough in big companies, but with Asana, the entire team can come together in a virtual way.
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for Asana
Cloze helps you organize all your online social platforms to filter out the stuff you don’t care about. They track who you actually interact with online through Facebook, Twitter, etc, and then only shows you their updates. The result is a feed of stories from people who care to hear from, instead of every Facebook friend you have.
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for Cloze
If you’re looking to download a new app, Mevvy is the next generation app store. If you’re looking for a software, web tool, or useful website, Mevvy has it all. You can now search for everything in one place, simplifying your search. And because Mevvy only has human generated information, you’ll never get a defective or useless app.
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for Mevvy
TradeUp is for prospective employees who are looking to improve their skills. The first step is taking a (lengthy) assessment quiz for the job you hope to land. They then tell you which skills you have and which ones need some brushing up. They set you up with a lesson plan, and once you’ve improved your skill set, they put you in touch with employers!
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for TradeUp
One of the most basic needs of people today is simply converting a file from one format to another. Cloud Convert is the simplest tool to help you do just that. The site is simple, straightforward, and unfussy. Drag the file into the site’s homepage, and select the format you need. Yes, it’s that easy!
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for Cloud Convert
Planwise is a straightforward tool when it comes to understanding your financial information. it organizes all your information into clear graphs, so that you can plan your future wisely. Paying bills and managing your money is stressful, and Planwise seeks to lessen the frustrations and make your financial situation easier to understand.
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for Planwise
Similar to Dropbox, Copy syncs up all your files on every device, including your computers, and mobile. Copy also allows you to easily share any file with your friends and colleages. Anyone can benefit from this cloud storage software, whether you’re sharing vacation pictures, or important work files for next week’s meeting.
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for Copy
Signals is perfect for sales and service representatives who want to know if their email is actually being opened. A real time notification is sent to the user when their recipient opens the sent email. Now no one can pretend “they didn’t get your email”, because you’ll know exactly when they’ve read it! The free version allows up to 200 notifications per month (more than enough for a normal internet user).
Best Productivity & Tools sites 2013: Vote for Signals
The best video curator around, 5by filters YouTube videos to deliver only the best ones to you, no matter what your mood. With all the less-than-great videos out there, it’s hard to find good ones to watch. 5by searches for videos actually worth your time. You tell them what you want to watch (music, comedy, etc), and they select a video they know you’ll love.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for 5by
Giphy is a video search engine, but specifically for gifs. Gifs are more popular than ever now, and finding the right one can be tricky. Whether you’re looking for a gif of cute laughing babies, or Britney Spears, you can now find them all in one place. You can even create your own and submit it to the website for others to use.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Giphy
Qello is an extensive online library for HD concerts and music documentaries. Their inventory includes concerts from the 1920s to today so you can either experience a concert for the first time, a relive one you’ve already seen. Don’t be deterred by their membership fee because you’ll get unlimited access, and watch concerts commericial-free.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Qello
GE’s Focus Forward is a series of 30, three minute videos about innovators from all corners of the world. These are inspiring people, who are making the world a better place through innovation and invention. The award-winning series was shown during 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and are bound to impress and inspire you.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Focus Forward
Familiar helps you send a little bit of love to your friends and family. The photos you select on familiar will automatically be set as desktop backgrounds for the recipients. This service is aimed at those who may be less technologically inclined. Cut out the confusion, get your pictures where you want them to be–on the screens of your loved ones.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Familiar
With Chordify, you can turn any song into the chord version so you can learn how to play it on your instrument. You can convert any song from either YouTube or your own personal collection. You can then play along with your piano or guitar, and learn how to play it! Chordify even guides you along the song with a visual chart so you know which notes to hit.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Chordify
Jelly Note is the online meeting spot for musicians that allows them to share their original creations. You can find covers of all your favorite songs, and find any score you’re looking for. Jelly Note was created by musicians because they understand the needs of their fellow musicians. A cool feature is you can play a song, and Jelly Note will give you direct feedback about your performance to enhance your skills.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Jelly Note
Everyone wishes they could learn to play the guitar. Maybe you are an aspiring rock star, or you maybe you just want to know some chords. Instinct brings you through basic guitar instruction using sophisticated note recognition technology. Learn specific songs, or learn the rudiments. All you need is a microphone, and your axe.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Instinct
Create an awesome slideshow with Slide.ly. You can import your own pictures from your personal collection, Facebook, or Instagram, and then add the music of your choosing to add your own personal touch to the slideshow. Facebook has too many photos, and Twitter not enough. Slide.ly is all about being creative, and choosing what you want to share and how.
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Slide.ly
For those of us who can’t afford to download Photoshop, but still need to edit our photos, Photo Cat is the perfect tool. This is an all-in-one editing program that lets you crop, filter, and frame your image. After you’re done editing, you can even create a collage with your finished product. The best part? The service is free!
Best Music, Video & Photo sites 2013: Vote for Photo Cat
Red Karaoke is for the karaoke lovers out there. With over 45,000 songs ranging from classic country to rap, you’ll always find a song you’re in the mood to sing. You can try out the service for free, but creating a membership gives you access to additional features like creating videos and recording yourself. So go ahead and sing your heart out!
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for Red Karaoke
Show your friends your geography acumen with this fun challenge. Geo Guessr shows you a random Google Maps street view shot from anywhere in the world. Look for clues in the image to make an informed guess. The more accurate your guess, the more points you get.
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for Geo Guessr
A hilarious blog of parents chronicling the irrational reasons their kids are upset. Parents can share in the pure strangeness of caring for partially formed humans. Who knew childen’s tantrums could be so funny? Somehow I believe they’ll get over it.
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for Reasons My Son is Crying
A site dedicated to dogs from all walks of life. The community posts videos, pictures, stories; anything related to the love of canines. For people who just can’t get enough of their shaggy and scraggly, cute and clumsy, ever-loyal best friends. Bring your doggy to the screen, see what he votes for!
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for A Place To Love Dogs
Before you get too involved, just a fair warning: Curve Fever is ADDICTING. Make sure you have taken care of all your basic necessities before playing, as they will promptly exit your head when you begin playing. Draw boundaries in an online arena against a group of live players. Find clever ways to fence in your opponents and draw your way to victory!
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for Curve Fever
What happens when two designers try love as a social experiment? Scroll through and listen as the protagonists recount the events of the day and their impressions of their partner. Jessica is a self-described romantic, and Tim says he has trouble with commitment. Can they make it work in 40 days?
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for 40 Days of Dating
We often romanticize the “natural beauty” of the animal kingdom. But WTF Evolution reminds us of the, how shall we say, random results of natural selection. Check out the pictures of the most absurd-looking animals on the planet. Each picture has a caption that takes the voice of evolution as an ‘intelligent designer’. It’s so funny I had no idea I was learning!
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for WTF Evolution
Cat vs Human is a series of cute comics about a woman and her cat. These everyday scenarios are funny for everyone, but especially for those of us with a furry friend. The comics range from typical interactions with our feline friends, to imaginative fantasy stories. Scrolling through these comics will provide hours of entertainment, especially for cat lovers.
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for Cat vs Human
Vine vs Instagram is an entertaining site that show two randomly selected videos: one from Vine and the other from Instagram. You then select which video you preferred. Even though your vote doesn’t count for anything, you’ll find yourself on this site for hours watching funny videos and enjoying your work break.
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for Vine vs Instagram
Bored Panda is for everything brilliant and bizarre. They present unconventional forms of art that range from street art, to beautiful nature photographs, to transforming dirty cars into masterpieces. This highly addictive site will draw you in for hours as you browse through the talent that the people around you are capable of.
Best Coffee Break sites 2013: Vote for Bored Panda
EdX give you free access to real courses offered at top learning institutions. The creators believe that everyone should have access to high quality education, regardless of financial situation. The courses can be access 24/7 and cover everything from law to engineering courses. The assignments you submit for certain courses will be graded so you know how you’re progressing in the lesson.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for EdX
TED-Ed calls for educators to enthrall the online community with their best lesson in under 10 minutes. By freely disseminating these mind-blowing ideas, TED-Ed hopes to spark the quest for exploration in all of us. These lessons come to life with the help of animators from all over the world.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for TED-Ed
All college students are familiar with the dread of buying textbooks every semester. Boundless gives you a new study option; online, interactive text books at a fraction of the cost. No more lugging your books from class to class, or paying an arm and a leg for a book you hardly open. If they don’t have the digital copy of your exact textbook, Boundless will match you with a comparable online text that fits your needs.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for Boundless
Join a free online community dedicated to the basic building block of learning–memorization. Study Blue makes it easy to make flashcards complete with text, pictures, and audio. It’s a sensory learning assault! Download the app and make flashcards and study on the go. And the best part; you can use the flashcards other people on Study Blue have already created!
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for Study Blue
Feeling crafty? The people at The Amazings were dismayed to see craft slowly fade away in the face of exploding technological advances. They created an online ‘classroom’ for all the crafts you wish you knew how to do (or do better!). Learn skills from the people who know them best, the older generation.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for The Amazings
Chesscadamy is your guide to chess regardless of your previous experience level. Lessons are free; the site believes everyone should have access to chess instruction. They provide points and badges as incentives to continue learning. Complete with videos, puzzles, quizzes and more, Chesscadamy encourages you to explore the depth of this classic battle of wits.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for Chesscadamy
So what are you interested in learning today? At Mindsy you can find instruction to just about anything you can think of, all for a reasonable subscription price. Mindsy offers over 5,000 courses that will be sure to stimulate your appetite for learning. Not sure? They offer a free week-long trial for you to explore the possibilities of your personal education. Don’t limit yourself with a major and a minor; expand your academic palate with Mindsy.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for Mindsy
High quality online courses in just about any category you can think of. Design, photography, fitness…the list goes on and on. All classes are free if you watch them broadcast live, otherwise they come at a reasonable price based on course length. The teachers are award winning professionals and experts in their areas.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for creativeLIVE
An amazing new way to consume non-fiction, Blinkist boils down entire chapters of non-fiction books into a handful of digestible snippits and tips. Get the ‘main ideas’ from massive tomes in just a few minutes. Blinkist encourages you to turn your down-time–sitting in the train station, waiting for your coffee–into opportunities to be productive.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for Blinkist
Wishbone allows you to give direct financial support to under-served students in the U.S. Your donations fund a Wishbone student’s summer or extracurricular program. Wishbone hopes that by bringing students into more intellectually challenging environments, they will spark a life-long passion in the arts or sciences.
Best Education sites 2013: Vote for Wishbone
If you’re trying to eat healthy, check out Kitchen Bug, a community of food lovers who share and recommend healthy recipes. Collecting recipes is made easy with their bookmarking tool that allows you to save recipes from anywhere on the web. The best feature is that the site generates the nutritional value of the meal! It does all the calculations for you, so you know what you’re about to eat.
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Kitchen Bug
If you’re looking for a doctor, Better Doctor helps you find the best one based on your insurance, location, and their specialty. Better Doctor focuses on quality of care, so the doctors featured on the site are heavily evaluated first. They have to meet strict criteria, including high ratings and calidated experience and education.
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Better Doctor
Bring the gym into your home with Wello. Wello connects you with an online personal training, so you can have the most convenient workout from your own house. All you need is a laptop, webcam, and a workout space to enjoy this service. You can either have a one-on-one workout, or spend a little less and do it as a group. Choose what works best for you and your budget.
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Wello
Goldbely lets you enjoy gourmet cuisine from all across America that you can order directly to your doorstep. They seek out the best of the best across the nation so that you can eat a classic philly cheese steak, no matter where your location. While it takes a bit longer than ordering a meal at a restaurant, you get to experience amazing food and support American chefs.
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Goldbely
Plated makes cooking a new recipe simple. Every week, you choose 6 chef-designed recipes you want to make, and they deliver to exact ingredients you need to create it. Each meal takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, the the ingredients are top-notch and fresh. Plated is essentially an inexpensive cooking class that you can take part in from your own kitchen.
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Plated
Fitocracy helps you get addicted to your workouts by gamifying them. The site’s creators made the site that presents users with challenges users need to perform for points and to get to the next level. This fitness social network keeps you motivated with it’s supportive community who encourage you to progress and get fit!
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Fitocracy
Mind Body Green is a blog that wants to help you live better. As the ultimate guide to wellness, they publish articles about physical health, living a green lifestyle, and improving your mental health. They touch on every topic related to your overall wellness. They will inspire you to alter your habits to live a happier life, and take care of your body and our environment.
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Mind Body Green
An awesome exercise app that keeps track of your best times and favorite routes. Strava can help you monitor your pace and heartrate, so you can focus on pushing youself. The members of the Strava community post their times, so you can see how you compare. This app is for exercise maniacs who are always looking for innovative ways to improve their performance.
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Strava
Connect to the world of wine with Wine Folly. You’ll find an extensive library of wine articles and videos that address any questions you might have. Experts even guide you on how to choose a wine, check if it’s bad and how to taste wine like a pro. Whether you have a basic or advanced awareness on wine culture, you’ll expand your knowledge with Wine Folly.
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Wine Folly
Panna is a digital magazine for people who enjoy great food. Each magazine contains a high-definition video of a master chef teaching you his expertise. The chefs show you how to make delicious food in a step-by-step guided video so you can follow along. The videos are accompanies by a grocery list so you can buy every ingredient you need and take part in the lesson!
Best Health & Food sites 2013: Vote for Panna
Whether you need a Christmas gift or Valentines Day present, Firebox has the coolest gifts and gadgets you can buy. You won’t find a single boring gift on this site, because on Firebox, you’ll find the perfect unthinkable gift. Their broad range of categories means that you’ll be able to find the best gift for anyone in your life.
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Firebox
Boomerang’s service lets you send gifts to your friends through Facebook. The difference between Boomerang and other similar services is that instead of just sending gift cards, you can also send services specific to their area. When they “share” their gift card to their friends, they can also get additional rewards!
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Boomerang
Peek is an activity curator that finds the best stuff for your and your family to take part in. They recommend the best activities, show you a beautiful visual of what you’ll be doing, and then make it simple to book from any of your devices. The people behind peek are experts who only choose the best of the best for you to do, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself and create memories.
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Peek
Wantr lets you collect all your favorite stores and brands all in one place. They’ll check your saved stores and update you on any new arrivals and sales that are about to happen. This free shopping tool also lets you follow people who share the same taste as you. Get style inspiration and maybe even discover new brands and stores that you’ll love!
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Wantr
The name speaks for itself: you will drool over these cool products and gadgets. On Drool’d, you will find the most amazing, unique and useless products, but you’ll still want to buy them. Go check out their one-of-a-kind products and try not to buy anything! You’ll discover products you never even knew existed and won’t be able to resist.
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Drool’d
At Unique you experience the world’s most dynamic cities through first-person cameras. The guides are interactive; choose your destinations throughout the tour. Get interviews from the locals to get a sense of style and history of the city you’re visiting. Unique is the perfect insider’s glimpse into Paris, Rome, and more.
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Unique
Bringing craziness to a sheltered generation. The guys at The Adventurists take on some mind-boggling challenges; 1,000 miles through Siberia in a junk ice-mobile, 18,000 mile bike ride, the UK to Mongolia in a beat-up compact car. These stunts are patently unsafe, you say? That’s the point! And if the challenges weren’t cool enough, every event supports a cause. They’ve successfully donated 5 million pounds to charity!
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for The Adventurists
The best new gadgets and devices from the people who love them most. Every other day Grand St. adds a new toy sure to excite. If you see something that strikes your fancy, you can buy right on the site. All items come complete with reviews from the experts. Pivoting power strips, app-enabled piggy banks…who could ask for more?
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Grand St.
Nerd Block is a monthly delivery services that brings you the best “geekiest” stuff, right to your doorstep. Every Nerd Block comes with a custom t-shirt and 4 to 6 epic toys and collectables from the best brands like Star Wars and Adventure Time. You know the items will satisfy all your geeky needs because they are handpicked by fellow nerds and are “geek-approved”.
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Nerd Block
Wanderio is the best way to plan how to get to your next adventure destination. The hardest and most expensive part about embarking on an adventure is just getting there. After you plug in your starting and ending address, Wanderio tells you the quickest, cheapest, or most environmentally friendly way to get there.
Best Travel & Shopping sites 2013: Vote for Wanderio
Medium is a publishing platform that has the potential to make your written pieces seen by everyone—but only if it’s worthwhile. Users vote the best editorials and posts to the top of the list. Fellow users can leave comments in the margins and leave feedback. You can read just about anything because posts are categorized by collection.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for Medium
There’s a lot going on in social media these days, and it’s easy to miss what’s important. Thunderclap broadcasts issues that have gained the most support, so you hear what important causes are out there. You can also create a social message for your own cause to help spread the word.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for Thunderclap
The Daily Dot is a news site that reports current and important topics regarding the online social communities. They believe the web is meant to connect us all, and their goal is to give online communities a voice. Their reporting is guided by what the people want to know by listening to the web community.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for The Daily Dot
Narratively is a community devoted to telling the untold stories of New York City and other major cities. The authors are talented storytellers whose goal is to deliver stories in the rich way illustrate what their hometown is all about. You know the content will be of the highest quality because the editors and authors come from top publications such as The New York Times and NPR.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for Narratively
See.me lets you create a profile show your works to the world. If people like what they see, they can fund you so you can continue to work towards your goal and keep creating. They want to support you, and the community is built of artists, musicians, photographers and fashion enthusiasts who understand your need to pursue your passion.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for See.me
Enthuse.me is perfect for people looking for work in art or design. On the site, you can create a profile to demonstrate your passions and skills, and then potential employers can check out what you’re showcasing. The site allows you to add videos, pictures, text and anything else that shows your skillset.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for Enthuse.me
Rebel Mouse is a social way for businesses and individuals to publicize and advertise. Updating personal websites is time consuming, so many many people keep up with it. The site puts all your platforms together (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and then you choose what posts you want to appear on your personal page. You can rearrange, comment and share them the way you want to.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for Rebel Mouse
Work Hands is like LinkedIn, but specifically for skilled trades workers. Finding work as a blue collar worker is tough, and Work Hands wants to help employees book their next job. This free platform allows workers to showcase their profile and skills to make the job-hunting process more about what they are capable of.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for Work Hands
Pack is a social networking site for dog lovers and their canine companions. Users create a profile for their furry friend that inlcudes videos and pictures to show the unique characteristics of your dog. Like Facebook, you can connect to other dogs, especially those in the same breed. This is for people who don’t think of the dog as a pet, but more as a family member.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for Pack
PolicyMic is a high-quality democratic news and media platform that wants young thinkers to enagage in thoughtful discussions about current events. The Policy Mic community chooses who they want to represent them, and the more you participate and comment, the more likely you are to be selected as the representative. They’re all about the spirit of debate, and they provide a platform to the next generation to do so.
Best News & Social Media sites 2013: Vote for PolicyMic
The Coveteur is your inside peek into the closests of actors, designers, stylists, and other celebrities. The closests are “shoppable”, meaning you can buy what you see on the site, or something similiar. Fashionistas can create their own virtual “closet” that they can fill with their favorite pieces and get inspiration for the nex time they go shopping.
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for The Coveteur
The Design Blog is the best site for aspiring designers who can share their designs and get inspiration from fellow designers. Every day has something new to keep your creative juices flowing, such as inspirational quotes on Mondays and book recommendations on Saturdays. They have a featured designer of the week, and maybe next time it could be you!
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for The Design Blog
Mmminimal strives for simplicity because sometimes, less is more. The site presents it’s users with everyday items, such as homes, electronics, and furniture but their design is always simple in appearance. Visitors can also buy the items they showcase, but you need to be quick because they sell out fast!
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for Mmminimal
Pradux wants to pay you for sharing cool stuff that you like online. If someone buys the item that you shared on the site, you split the profits with the retailer 50/50! Pradux is also the go-to site for all things related to tv fashion. They are the largest online database for fashion found in tv shows, so you can dress like your favorite characters.
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for Pradux
My Stylit is your personal online stylist. After filling out a questionnaire with your budget, body type, and personal taste, the professional stylists behind My Stylit recommend an outfit every week, specifically for you. You can buy the outfit by clicking on the pieces that direct you to the retailers site!
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for My Stylit
Twibfy is the best way to search, share, and organize photos. Type a word into their seach box for the type of image you’re looking for, like sunset. Twibfy then shows you everything they have related to your term. You can organize your favorite photos into collections that you can share with your friends.
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for Twibfy
If you’re obsessed with watches, there’s no better site for you than Hodinkee. The daily blog profiles interesting watches from around the world, and features reviews and critiques on the highest quality watches out there. They don’t see watches as just arm jewelry; watches embody engineering, style, and art.
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for Hodinkee
The Billionaire Shop brings you the best in luxury products, including boats, cars, and helicopters. Even if you don’t have the budget for these high ticket items, you get an inside look at how the 1% live and what they shop for. From 2 million dollar watches to insanely luxurious yachts, you might just get a bit jealous of the lifestyles of the rich and the famous.
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for The Billionaire Shop
Based in the UK, Asos is setting a new standard for online shopping. They sell everything related to fashion for both men and women, with hundred of designers and an in-house brand. No matter what style you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. The icing on the cake is that all order are shipped free of charge!
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for Asos
Four Pins is an online men’s magazine focused on style, gear and culture. Many men feel clueless about what to wear, and Four Pins is here to guide you. They’ll help you transform your entire wardrobe and always dress to impress. With their help, you’ll be the best dressed man in the room.
Best Style sites 2013: Vote for Four Pins
Promotion or not, this is one of the coolest sites we have ever seen. By clicking on different people during a party, you take on their first-person perspective. Perrier challenges you to find the “Golden Woman” at this hip, dream-like shindig. But, you only have 90 seconds to find her. You can be over 60 people! Who will you find?
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for Perrier Secret Place
The Serengeti Lion is a project by National Geographic designed to get you up close and personal with some of the most majestic and mysterious creatures in the world. The photographers used a specially designed robot that allowed them to get close, unobtrusive shots of the beasts. You will be amazed by the range of personality and character the photographers capture.
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for The Serengeti Lion
If you love Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, you will go bananas for Journey Through Middle-earth. A promotional site for the upcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, you can travel first-person into the places you spent your childhood (and adulthood) reading about. Each area you explore features different interactive elements.
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for A Journey Through Middle-earth
Life-Saver throws you into the middle of an emergency situation. Would you know what to do? Would you stand aside, or jump into the situation? This site gives you the chance to test your knowledge, and see yourself in these life-or-death circumstances. Go through the motions, learn how to save a life.
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for Life-Saver
The Avant Garde Diaries introduces you to the freshest faces in the art world. Art is happening all around us, being created everyday. This site keeps you up to date on the vanguard of the art world. Meet the artists and see their incredible creativity in motion. Avant Garde Diaries brings light to your interior by illuminating the exterior.
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for The Avant Garde Diaries
A fully interactive music video for Arcade Fire’s new song, Reflektor. By holding your smartphone in the view of your computer’s monitor lens, you manipulate the images in the video. The video follows a dancing girl through a Haitian festival. And, oh yeah, it’s a great song as well.
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for Just a Reflektor
An performance designed to put you in the center of the action. Musician Beck and Chris Milk collaborated to create a concert with 360 accessibility. Adjust your view to cameras revolving around the circular audience or on stage. But the most innovative aspect of the performance is facial recognition that allows you to change the angle of the cameras just by moving your head.
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for Hello Again
You’ve always been amazed by the brave climbers who seek to conquer Mount Everest. Finally, with GlacierWorks, you can get a first-hand view of the climbing experience. The camera work will leave you mouth agape. Aside from the stunning images, GlacierWorks aims to bring education to the ‘endangered’ glaciers.
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for GlacierWorks
Oh the wonders of music promotion. Play as a the heroic P1, you must rid the inside of your gaming cartridge of the dreaded “dust” (remember you had to blow on the cartridge to get it to work?) The game is based on speed and completion, so just getting to the end is not enough. Just when you thought Skrillex couldn’t get any bigger…
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for Skrillex Quest
Most of us don’t have the artistic acumen to truly appreciate a ‘great’ piece of art. The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York has designed a website that gets the laymen acquainted with art in short, 2 minute explanations from some of the world’s top curators. Encourage your curiosity, and see through the eyes of seasoned experts.
Best Cool & Wow sites 2013: Vote for 82nd & Fifth
Moves is an easy way to track your activity because it automatically tells your iPhone how much you’ve been moving. The app automatically recognizes all walking, cycling and running and all you have to do is have your phone on you. It helps you see how active you are in a diary and if you need to improve. A visual representation of your activity will make you see if you need to move more!
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for Moves
Tinder is the next generation of online dating because it’s entirely done from your mobile device. Tinder shows you someone in your area by their Facebook profile picture and age. If you’re interested in chatting with them, swipe right. If you want to move on to the next person, swiipe left. It’s that simple, and so addictive.
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for Tinder
QuizUp is a trivia game that you can play against either your friends or people from around the world. There are over 250 topics, so you can choose what you’re an expert in and get badges and titles. The range of topics ensure that there is something for everyone, such as TV, word definitions, and even more specific topics like Name That Animal.
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for QuizUp
Lyft is for people looking for a safe, afforable, and friendly transportation option. This ride sharing app lets you request a ride from people with access to a car. Instead of fares like a taxi service, you pay them in donations. Lyft accepts very few applicants, so you know that your driver will be a safe one.
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for Lyft
iPoe takes an interactive approach to narrating some of Poe’s most memorable short stories, including The Oval Portrait and Annabel Lee. Unique details, such as music and animations, pull the reader into the story and make it a unique experience. These elements make Poe enjoyable to read, even if you’re not a hardcore fan.
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for iPoe
The Knoala app is for parents who are looking for an activity to do with their children, and boost their development. It’s full of useful tips and tricks to help you engage your child, and includes instructions on games to play with your children. You can even customize the recommendations based on your child’s age and weather conditions.
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for Knoala
StockTouch transforms dry data into impressive, pleasing visual representations. Instead of numbers, see growth and contraction in color grids. This app has completely reimagined the way we perceive statistics. Will people really trust this ‘data’? Will people really put it to use? Hard to say, but stunning nonetheless.
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for StockTouch
Ever wonder why you sleep for 8 hours, but still wake up feeling groggy? SleepBot gives you insight into your own sleep patterns with sophisticated detection technology. It will wake you within the lightest period of your sleep cycle within 30 minutes of your desired alarm. The app also tracks your sleeping habits, providing real data into your patterns. The best thing to happen since we stopped waking up with the sun.
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for SleepBot
Behold, the demise of YouTube. Epoch is a video-watching app that meshes perfectly with touch-screen capabilities. Swipe left on your device to view the next video, swipe right to go back to previously viewed videos. Swipe up and down to cycle video categories. But the coolest part; the videos stay paused and loaded when you leave, so when you come back to them you can pick up right where you left off!
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for Epoch
You love wine but it’s tough to remember all the fancy names and labels. Vivino helps you keep track of your favorite wines, while avoiding the duds. Vivino’s pièce de résistance is its label scanner techonology. Just take a picture of the wine label, and Vivino browses it’s comprehensive database to get you all the facts you need to make an informed purchase.
Best Mobile Apps 2013: Vote for Vivino