‘HowTo’s (HowTos, HowTo’s, or whatever you prefer to call them) are excellent problems solvers: they provide quick, easy-to-follow and non-overwhelming solutions to one or another problem that pop-up during daily routines. People love them, especially when they’re free, regardless whether it’s a step-by-step guide or a couple of minutes long video.
Good news, the amount of freely available, user-contributed HowTo’s out there is staggering. There is something for everyone: ranging from fun stuff i.e. how to make invisible book shelf, imitate gunshot wounds and even open up a Coke machine to more practical stuff i.e. how to negotiate a raise or tie a Tie. All categorized, commented and rated by users like you and me. Below you’ll find all ‘HowTo’ services we could find, as always all free, well-categorized and hopefully objectively ranked. Plus a bonus ‘HowTo’ search engine at the end. Enjoy!
*** HOWTO GUIDES ***
eHow (over 35.000 HowTo artciles)
WikiHow (over 20.000 articles)
Instructables (approx. 4.500 articles)
HowToDoThings (??? 2500 HowTo artciles)
Koonji (??? HowTo artciles )
*** VIDEO HOWTO GUIDES ***
[NO LONGER WORKS] ExpertVillage (approx. 28.000 videos, and growing by 4000 every month)
SuTree (approx. 5.500 videos)
(approx. 1000 videos)
(approx. 600 videos)
[NO LONGER WORKS] 5min (approx. 500 videos)
ViewDo (approx. 350 videos)
HelpfulVideo (approx. 150 videos). Note: some videos require payment
YouTube (category ‘Howto & DIY’)
Metacafe (category ‘Video tips and Guides’)
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[Parenting / Newborn / Breastfeeding / …. and everything related to babies]
TeacherTube [guides for education courses for Math, Literature and etc.]
[Computers / Networking / Mobile / Games / Internet]
Work [everything related to Entrepreneurs and Small-Business owners]
ShowMeDo [Computing / Internet / Python / java /Linux/ Ruby /Blender / Graphics / Screencasting]
Video-Tabs [Guitar] – over 200 video HowTo’s
Google Coop – ‘HowTo & DIY’ Search: Here is something worth a bookmark, to make things easier I created all-in-one ‘HowTo and DIY (Do It Yourself)’ search engine, using Google Co-op. This custom Google-powered search engine will search on all of the above mentioned ‘HowTo’ sites, simultaneously. Works great,… TESTed.
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