Time magazine released its top 50 websites of 2010 yesterday, with categories ranging from productivity to food to games. They first started picking the best of the web back in 2002, when they highlighted the Onion, Epinions, and now defunct gaming site flipside.com, among others. In 2005 Flavorpill was honored as one of the “coolest” sites on the web in the Lifestyle, Health and Hobbies section. So allow us to pick out our favorite 10 of this year’s list, with a focus on what we know best. Get ready to add a few new sites to your bookmarks that will help you travel, monitor your finances, eat better and, of course, waste your free time playing games.
2. Grooveshark – Away from your beloved iTunes library? Grooveshark makes a great substitute, and it’s ready for an on-the-go-style playlist, so there won’t be any awkward silences while you frantically search for the next jam.
3. Serious Eats – For when you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen, stop by Serious Eats for a recipe worthy of a grown-up.
4. mint – Manage a budget, monitor savings, set goals like buying a house and save money, all with this secure, free service.
5. Springpad – These days we take in a lot of information from web sites, social networking services like Twitter and Facebook, and of course, from email. Springpad offers a place to put everything. It’ll even sync between your computer and your mobile device.