100+ Awesome Free Self-Improvement Resources

Online courses & classes


  • Coursera: Free open online massive classes from top universities & organizations.
  • Take great online courses from the world’s best universities for free.
  • Allversity: Free digital courses in variety of subjects.
  • Khan Academy: Free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
  • Open2Study: Free high quality online education.
  • Skillshare: Unlock your creativity with free online classes & projects.
  • MIT OpenCourse: Web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.
  • Tons of educational material stored on YouTube.
  • FutureLearn: Enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.
  • A search engine for online courses.



  • Nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).
  • Google Talks: Authors, musicians, innovators, and speakers talk about their fascinating art and ideas.
  • Solve for x: Community of people who believe that science and technology can cause radically positive things to happen in the world.
  • the DO Lectures: Inspirational talks from passionate, creative people.
  • Videos from some of the world’s best conferences and events.
  • 99% U: Videos from creative professionals on skill development, boosting your creativity, innovation and much more.
  • RSA Animate: Incredibly engaging animated videos that visually present the ideas of important thinkers, artists and writers.
  • Capture Your Flag: Interviews with young ambitious professionals and emerging leaders on how they developed meaningful careers.

Learn New Languages


  • Duolingo: App which really makes studying new languages fun.
  • Anki: Free, cross-platform app (Windows, OS X, Linux/BSD, iOS, Android), that helps you memorizing by displaing you a word, phrase, image, or even playing a sound.
  • BBC Languages: BBC’s resources for learning 40 new lengagues.



Dollar bills


Learn new skills




  • Deep Focus: Spotify’s famous playlist to focus.
  • Self Control: Application for Mac, which is blocking distracting websites.
  • Cold Turkey: For Windows: block yourself from distracting websites.
  • Noisli: Generate background noise you like, so you can focus.
  • Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.
  • Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
  • News Feed Eradicator for Facebook: (only available for Chrome) Find yourself spending too much time on Facebook? Eradicate distractions by replacing your entire news feed with an inspiring quote

Time management


  • Evernote: The place to collect inspirational ideas, write meaningful words, and move your important projects forward.
  • SimpleNote: Note-taker that updates across all your devices automatically; backs up changes and keeps earlier file versions.
  • RemamberTheMilk: Manage your tasks and never forget milk (or anything else) again.
  • Wunderlist: To-do list, reminders, errrands.
  • Todoist: Online task management app and to-do list.
  • Cross-platform online Getting-Things-Done service.
  • WorkFlowy: Notebook for lists.
  • Instant coaching for any goal.
  • RescueTime: Helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.
  • Schedule meetings in seconds all within email.
  • Write a letter to your future self.
  • Toggl: Online time tracking tool featuring 1-click time tracking and helps you see where your time goes.
  • Boomerang: Bnoozing emails, scheduling email for later, response tracking, and more.
  • A game, that helps you productively manage your e-mail.
  • Stickk: Instead of rewarding yourself for meeting your goals, pay an “anti-charity” money when you cheat on your resolutions.
  • Waze: World’s largest community based traffic and navigation app helping you to save time and gas money on your daily commute.
  • LogMeIn: Allows remote access to your computer, like you were right there. (Android & iOS).



  • Everhour: Time management tool offering detailed and customizable task insights for data driven teams.
  • Voxeet: Simple, free 3D conference calls. Experience the difference.
  • Typetalk: Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging.
  • Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.
  • Slack: a platform for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go.
  • FreeBusy: Eliminate coordination headaches when you need to schedule a meeting.
  • Cacoo: Creating diagrams and flowcharts online, real time collaboration.
  • Witkit: Witkit is the secure platform for teams. 50GB of free encrypted data storage.
  • Asana: Teamwork without email.
  • Manage your cash flow, budgets and bills from one place.
  • Cloze: Pools Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and email in one place and organises by friends and contacts.
  • iDoneThis: Place for everything you and your team gets done – to track, discuss and sync up on progress.
  • Simple family organizer.
  • Doodle: Simplifies scheduling, makes it easy to find a date for a meeting.



  • TripIt: Organize your travel plans in one place.
  • AroundMe: Allows you to search for the nearest restaurants, banks, gas stations, book an hotel or find a movie schedule nearby.
  • DogVacay: Basically AirBnb for dogs.
  • Feastly: A marketplace connecting cooks and eaters over meals in a cook’s home.
  • Startuptravels: Online platform that allows you to meet local entrepreneurs while traveling or welcome foreign entrepreneurs to your city.



  • Breathe2Relax: App for both Andoird and iOS for managing your stress through breathing.
  • STOP, BREATHE & THINK: Simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness.



  • f.lux: Blocks blue light on your computer and prevents insomnia.
  • Twilight: Blocks blue light on android devices.
  • MyFitnessPal: Free calorie counter.
  • Endomondo: Free app and website that makes fitness fun and helps you stay motivated.
  • Gain Fitness: Personal workout programme-builder with more than 350 exercises, across various methods including strength training, callisthenics and yoga.
  • Analyzes scientific research to gauge efficacy and usefulness of supplementation.
  • SimplifySupper: Meal planning made simple.
  • Foodista: Tones of recipes, cooking tips, food news.
  • Comprehensive liberary of over 1600 exercises.
  • Cody: Social platform for progress tracking, sharing and completing workouts, liking & commenting on others activity.
  • Bulletproof Podcasts: Over 200 podcasts on biohacking, health, nutrition, nootropics etc.
  • Fooducate: App that not only tracks your health, exercise and diet but basically shops for you!




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  • Steve Walker

    Daniel, thank you for posting this comprehensive list of resources. There are definitely some very useful links that I will visit over an extended time period.

  • Rachel


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    Hey Daniel,

    What a great list of resources. Some will come in handy. Organising and Co-working will be really useful for me at this point in time. It always amazes me lists like this. Writing on such a large range of topics. You certainly have to have used a few and looked into others. Great work.


  • Justin


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    Hey Daniel,

    Thanks for putting together this list. I was aware of some of these. Now I know more! I’m sure others will find it helpful too! I am especially interested in learning meditation



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  • Shantelle


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    This is one of the best tools I’ve come across! I’m using many of these resources and I’m shocked to find out about the bazillion I had no clue about!


    Thank you for taking the time to compile such a list! I’ve been gathering resources to share and would love it if I could share this directly with my website. I’ll figure it out and give you credit.

    Here’s to helping others, CHEERS!

    Shantelle, Inspirational Transitions Strategist

  • YK @ simplelivingconnect

    Appreciate the comprehensive list of resources. Will explore to see which one will help me in my journey towards simple living.

  • Tony


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    Thats an amazing list, I’ve bookmarked the page and will be back again and again

  • Bren Murphy

    Hi Daniel,
    Such an important list! I’m really big on sharing free resources as a way to introduce to people who are really skeptical about being scammed or cheated by the internet. These resources show that there are in fact, endless resources online for each interest you could possibly have – and that they are genuine and authentic!

    Thanks for sharing

  • Andrea


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    Hi ! Just letting you know that the The Psychology Podcast’s channel is down.
    Very helpful ressources thank you !