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Great Guide to (primarily free) Cool Tools

A resource featuring a collection of educational software and tools available to use for free.

matt ewens Jisc

on 24 August 2012

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Great Guide to (primarily free) Cool Tools Quiz/Survey Creation Create quizzes that can be downloaded onto mobile phones.
Ideal for educational content.
Students can now study anywhere anytime.
Works with most modern mobile phones.
Once the quiz is downloaded, an internet connection is not needed.
Download directly to the phone or via a computer. Create stunning surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes.

Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter.

Generate and share easy-to-read reports. For creating quizzes, easy to use and provides statistics and reports.

This is one of the most recognised online quiz creation system. Nothing to install, just open the browser and start. Drag and drop editor, over 25 question types, change the layouts and fields, personalise surveys and more. No hidden charges, it's free !
Unlimited number of questions, answers and surveys
Premium and free support options available
Secure and Reliable service
The most popular free survey software
Free survey tool & builder software
Downloadable results ( MS Word, Excel, Open office)
Brandable Surveys, Logo's and custom themes
Embedded surveys directly into HTML webpages, forums etc..
Survey panel to gather participant responses. Drag and drop editor
Fully Re-brandable
Create e-mail or website surveys
100% secure and confidential
Also create polls, quizzes and forms Fastest way to create a survey, period
Easy, intuitive interface makes survey creation a breeze
Choose from a range of customizable templates
SurveyTool's robust reporting enables you to visualize your data in real-time
Collect responses via email, social media, or by embedding the survey within your page Easily create unlimited surveys and polls
Send quickly via email, the web, Twitter or Facebook
View real-time results online Bibliographical/Research Creating great-looking quizzes has never been this easy.
iSpring QuizMaker is the quick yet effective way to create Flash quizzes, exams and surveys. Sign up for free (1000 responses per survey)
Create a bank of questions.
Use your bank to create your surveys.
Add at least one survey to your project. Qwiki is a technology company pioneering a new media format that combines the appeal of video with the interactivity of the web. Each "Qwiki" is easily created through a browser - enabling users to combine pictures, videos, infographics and their own voice into a beautiful, interactive presentation describing anything. Bibus is a bibliographic and reference management software. As with other such tools, Bibus allows one to search, edit, and sort bibliographic records. In addition, Bibus contains features that makes it unique among open source and even commercial bibliographic databases:

Hierarchical organization of the references with user defined keys
Designed for multiuser environments
You can share the database between an "unlimited" number of users
Each user will have its own classification
You can define read-only and read-write users Automatically generate bibliographies
Collaborate easily with other researchers online
Easily import papers from other research software
Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
Access your papers from anywhere online
Read papers on the go, with our new iPhone app Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Use BibDesk to edit and manage your bibliography. It will keep track of both the bibliographic information and the associated files or web links for you. BibDesk’s services will simplify using your bibliography in other applications and are particularly well suited for LATEX users. The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the easiest way to build a works cited page. And it's free.
1 Search for a book, article, website, or film, or enter the information yourself.
2 Add it to your bibliography.
3 Download your bibliography in either the MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian formats and include it in your paper. It's that easy! Reference management entails the collection, annotation, and citation of published information. Bookends greatly simplifies these tasks. Bookends can perform Internet searches to retrieve references and associated pdfs or web pages, or immediately find and import references for which you already have the pdf. Versatile groups (static, smart, and virtual), Term Lists (keywords, authors, etc.), reference cross-linking (links), multiple notecards per reference, tag clouds, and near-instantaneous live searches help organize and find information in your personal collection. Welcome to Citeline, a service to facilitate the web publishing of bibliographies and citation collections as interactive exhibits and facilitate the sharing of this type of data. citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references.

Easily store references you find online
Discover new articles and resources
Automated article recommendations
Share references with your peers
Find out who's reading what you're reading
Store and search your PDFs Free online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists.

Save and organize links to your references
Easily share references with colleagues
Access references from any computer
One click is all it takes
Easy to use. Start creating your library today Heurist is a sophisticated eResearch tool for managing web bookmarks, references, notes, and a wide range of research data. Designed for individual or collaborative use JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.5 or newer), and should work equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Follow your peers, and stay up to date with their scientific production. Once you follow a peer you will get automatic notifications when she publishes a new paper. When a new paper is published a lightbulb will appear on the peer card. At the same time, on the myPeers application icon a lightbulb will be lit to notify you that new ideas have been generated within your peer community. NoodleTools provides innovative software that teaches students and supports teachers and librarians throughout the entire research process.

Search intelligently
Assess the quality of results
Record, organize and synthesize information using online notecards
Format your bibliography in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian style The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. The essential software for research

PDF management, OCR, reading, annotation
Unique tools to understand and discover
Cloud sync, cite, and much much more
Free Photographic/Image Manipulation An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development. an easy to use and free browser based 3D modeling environment. It is perfect for beginners and young makers, but with a growing list of advanced features it is attracting professional 3D artists as well. Insert text, add comments to picture, canvas, shape very simply in 10 seconds...

Works in the browser, just upload an image and then use the editor to add content With PhotoPeach you can create a rich slideshow in seconds to engage your friends or family. We also support background music, captions, and comments so you can elaborate on your story further. Free image manipulation software, download
to your PC. A full suite of effects and tools.


shadow, bevel, artistic effects
cut, mirror
shapes, lasso, shear, perspective
paint bucket
text and more Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins. Foto-Mosaik-Edda is software which allows you to create photo mosaic pictures from your own computer. A photo mosaic picture is made up of tiny photos which are fitted together in such a way that, from a distance, they blend together to create the appearance of a new picture. Free DCE does the hard job of noise reducing and automatic balance control for you. And it is free!

The program works best if you have bad light condition (indoor, shadows etc..) and your image is somehow off. So if some of your images are already fine, you won't see much difference. DCE makes very delicate changes... Picasa will help you find and organize your photos, and with one click you can upload photos directly to Picasa Web Albums.

Available through Google Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress. Crop and resize images straight from the browser, easily This is a web-based photo editor with a layout that looks a bit like Photoshop CS. It has good an amazing interface and arsenal of features considering that it is a free web application e.g. layers, filters, magic wand, styling, texting, editing and a lot of effects. It does not require signup or anything and you can start editing a file in seconds. Aviary simplifies your app's workflow by letting your users edit their photos right where they belong: in your app. The Aviary editor is embeddable, and can be added to any website or mobile app with just a few lines of code.

Aviary is a breeze to integrate, the one-click tools are a joy to use, and our editor blends seamlessly with any app it's a part of. We love it, and we think you will too. Fully working, in the browser photo editor and image manipulation tool. With BeFunky anyone can transform their pictures into extraordinary works of art in just a few clicks.

Photo Effects
BeFunky has more effects than any other photo editor and features you won't find anywhere else. Changing your pictures into oil paintings, vintage polaroids, or pop art has never been easier.

Photo Editing
Use BeFunky's sleek and simple tools to make corrections: fix red eye, bad lighting, or dull colors in seconds.

Frames, Goodies and Text Editor
Give your creations even more character by adding speech bubbles, graphics, frames, and more A huge collection of different image tools Create cool pictures!

Add Glitter, Graphics, and Comments to personalize your images, then share with your friends!

It's all Free! Simply choose the effect you want and then upload a picture, then use the mouse to apply and change the effect how you want. FotoFlexer was founded by Arbor Labs and describe as the world's most advanced online digital photo editor. It performs advanced effects previously only available to professionals using expensive software. It like Picasa running in your browser. If you are searching for a feature in online picture editors, then FotoFlexer has it. Photovisi is a free and easy to use online photo collage maker. Select one of the many designs, add your photos and then customize by dragging items around. After the collage is finished, it's available for download and print! Edit images, create collages and much more in the browser-based image editor Sumo Paint!

Tune photos, create drawings or just fool around with images. In Sumo.Fm anybody can create - whether little inspiration or a work of art - and then publish it for friends or for the world to see. Headquarted in Helsinki, Finland, we want to make image creation more social and fun. is a site that allows the user to create what looks like an old Polaroid photograph out of any image file. The original image file needs to be in JPG, GIF, PNG or BMP format. The site allows users to choose from among several different effects to apply to their photos. With this online tool, you can create interactive jig saw puzzles from any image. The site provides code to enable the puzzles to be embedded into a website/blog Screen Capture One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install.

15 mins free, record webcam or screen.
Publish to YouTube.
MP4, FLV, AVI CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) Easily capture any area of the screen.

Save to desktop, create in different formats !Quick Screen Capture Free to use screen capture. Tag Clouds Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. TagCrowd is a web application for visualizing word frequencies in any text by creating what is popularly known as a word cloud, text cloud or tag cloud. Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. Create image clouds from
keywords, share and post Another tag generator site, requires a sign up and login to use An attractive arrangement of randomly positioned words, where the most important words are bigger than the others. Customise more settings than any other word cloud generator

Create word clouds from sentences, whole documents, web addresses or tables.
Decide how to filter that text, which words to display or remove, and tweak their importance with ease.
Design your word cloud as you like, find that perfect layout, choose your own colours, fonts and sizes (and how to mix them), or let WordItOut find a random look for you!
Keep control of your word clouds
Share your word cloud with the world (or keep it secret!)
Easily embed them on your own website (as big or small as you want)
Download your own copy as an image file Tag clouds or word clouds are getting more and more popular to visualize nicely the different links on a website. These tag clouds serve mostly to create a good internal linking for google but not an undesired link chaos for the customer. With this tag cloud generator you may now create your own tag clouds for free and public domain. We created some possibilities to generate your tag clouds with nice backgrounds and some nice gimmicks. Just enter the internet address and then you may create your own tag clouds easily. Later on you generate the source code and enter it into your website. QR Code Generator Create QR Codes with our QR Code Generator for URLs, Tweets, foursquare Check-ins, iPhone App Store Downloads, Android Market Downloads, Google Analytics Campaigns, Coremetrics Campaigns, and more. Download a QR Code in PNG, EPS, or SVG formats. 1. Type your message
2. Click "Qurify!" to qurify the message.
3. Download the QR Code image.
4. QR Code Done! Our QR Codes are completely free of charge (commercial and print usage allowed). If you want recommend us, we are happy to see links to – Thank you! Select the following types of QR data:

Website URL
YouTube Video
Google Maps Location
App Store Download
iTunes Link
Plain Text
Telephone Number
Skype Call
SMS Message
Email Address
Email Message
Contact Details (VCARD)
Wifi Login (Android Only)
Paypal Buy Now Link Simple QR generator Possibly one of the most visually appealing QR code generators available. With this generator add images and logos to the centre of the QR code. This page is an online two dimensional code generator which is written in PHP. It can generate QR Code, Data Matrix, Aztec Code and Micro QR Code for the time being. Create, integrate and track QR Codes. Promote your real-world campaigns with rich & mobile optimized content to attract new fans and customers. is a blog / QR Code site made to show some of the methods and techniques of using QR Codes in the real world. We publish only the most interesting news related to QR codes. By reading them you can take inspiration for your QR Code advertising program. Writing/Presentation/Collaboration Collaborative text-based website. Simply visit the URL and start writing. Invite other users and share the same document. Transform your doc, pdf, word, movie in an interactive flipbook. It's very easy: upload your file and you will receive an email with the url to your creation. You can share this with your friend, family... by email, on your blog, on facebook or twitter The nightmare is over!

LiveLoop is a new PowerPoint plugin that lets you and your colleagues to work on the same document at the same time, seeing everyone else's changes in true real-time. You'll see everyone else's changes within a fraction of a second... even if you're on the same slide. Whether you're working independently on different parts of a presentation, or jointly brainstorming a single slide, you'll never have to email attachments back and forth again. TypeWithMe (Etherpad Lite) Simple text document creation/editor that works in the browser. Collaborate with colleagues on a project in real time and import as a text/HTML.
Embed the collaborative document and share it with a QR code. Go through the history of the document. Scribus Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.

Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as color separations, CMYK and Spot Color support, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. PrimaryPad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time. This is for converting any web
page into a PDF, useful Typing Test How fast can you type? Find out with our free typing test that works in your web browser and takes only a couple of minutes to complete. TitanPad is a similar product to TypeWithMe, all dubbed as Etherpad alternatives.
This one offers:

Real time collaboration
Import/Export to Word/PDF/Open Office/HTML/Plain Text
Saved revisions
Replay the timeline of the document evolution
Share the pad
Invite other people to join the document WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Features of the free version include:

Definitions and synonyms
Related words
5000 audio pronunciations
65 000 text pronunciations
150 000 root words
120 000 synonym sets
Look up words in almost any program Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
View links like pages in a book instead of URLs on a page
Combine uploaded PDFs and Word docs with links in one binder
Go paperless one LiveBinder at a time
Update information conveniently without having to resend links
Avoid layout issues - all documents are organized by tabs and subtabs
Edit LiveBinders anytime, any place Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.

Now has Microsoft Powerpoint integration.

Embed video media and images. Prezi's can also be embedded into a website Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. Google Docs Another free suite of programs, which
works online in the browser.

These are the different programs available:

Documents can be collaborated on in real time with numerous users and exported into different formats Spicebird provides integrated email, calendaring and instant messaging with intuitive user interface. It runs on Windows and Linux and can connect to any standards based email and calendar servers that support IMAP, POP, Caldav protocols. A sticky pad, where notes can be added
including images and more.

Easy to share and collaborate with and quite visual M-Files Express enables you to manage your personal and business documents. Seamless integration with Windows Explorer makes M-Files easy to learn and use. You can open and save documents directly from all applications. M-Files lets you add metadata to your files and browse the files according to classes or projects. Full-text search finds your documents in an instant. Previous versions of files are automatically preserved. Mind Mapping Our tool helps you unblock your thinking by capturing the fragments, letting you stand back and see the structure that was there all the time, and helping you to build on it.

Mind mapping is the best way to understand and visualize something. You don't even have to explain it to someone else - explaining things to yourself is a powerful way to learn and understand.

Mindomo respects your time, with a carefully selected feature set, platform flexibility, quick setup, and a short learning curve. FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold / unfold" and "follow link" operations. Edraw MindMap is a vector-based mind mapping software with rich examples and templates which make it easy to create mind maps, brain-storming diagrams, project timeline, life planner, SWOT analysis and sketch maps.

Through Edraw mind mapping software, you can visualize your thinking and quickly arrange and organize your work, all to benefit you as well as people around you. is the simplest way to brainstorm online. It's extremely easy to use and has almost no learning curve. Our intuitive user interface lets anyone brainstorm and organize ideas without getting in the way. You can share and work together with your friends, brainstorm without touching the mouse, display your ideas online or through e-mail, and print your work. Browser-based mind mapping software

Publish, export and share and collaborate Podcasting/Audio Editing LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio®, which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface. Kiss Audio Solutions KISS Audio Solutions' is a rock solid, proven audio editor and recorder that's designed to be very easy to use! 100% FREE of Cost, 100% FREE of any Adware, Spyware or Viruses.

Great for recording/ creating and editing your audio projects. You don't have to be a "PRO" to use it - but you'll soon join the thousands that have become one using this software! Eisenkraut Eisenkraut is a cross-platform audio file editor. It requires Java 1.4+ and SuperCollider 3. It supports multi-channel and multi-mono files and floating-point encoding. An OSC scripting interface and experimental sonagramme functionality are provided Expstudio Audio Editor is shipped in two different editions. The Free version contains all the functionality of the professional version but only can save audio files as Uncompressed WAV PCM (*.wav) and mp2 (*.mp2). Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming. Unlimited audio tracks and buses
Non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo
Anything-to-anywhere signal routing
Unlimited pre- and post-fader plugins
32 bit floating point audio path
Automatic track delay compensation
Sample accurate automation
Standard file formats (BWF, WAV, WAV64, AIFF, CAF & more ...)
Full AudioUnit plugin support on OS X
More than 200 LADSPA & LV2 plugins freely available
Support for Windows VST plugins available
MIDI CC control with 1 click
Level 2 MIDI Machine Control

And more Is an audio recording and editing program which is very well suited to record a single voice, a band, an ensemble, a whole orchestra or any other source of music!

Traverso is designed to be highly scalable. It can be used for on stage recording using only a simple netbook, due it's great real screen estate and optimized audio engine, or use it on a powerful box with hundreds of tracks, easily managed using track folders! mp3DirectCut mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files for audio editing. This saves encoding time and preserves the original quality, because nothing will be re-encoded. The built in recorder creates mp3 on the fly from your audio input. Using Cue sheets, pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files.
Records audio data from various devices;
Sound editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, trim and more;
Audio effects include, amplify, normalize, equalizer, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse, sample rate conversion and much more;
Includes its own CD ripper/Burner;
100% free! Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing.
The program has no installer and doesn't write in the registry. Use it as a free mp3 editor, for mastering, sound design. The Wavosaur freeware audio editor works on Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Cut, join, trim, mix, delete parts, split audio files.
Apply various effects and filters. Record audio from various inputs. Save files to all key audio formats.
16 audio tracks
32 Bit floating point audio engine
44.1 to 192 kHz sample rate
3-band parametric EQ &
2 VST insert slots per channel
3 VST master effect slots
ASIO low latency audio driver support
4 KRISTAL Plug-In slots Easypodcast Easypodcast is a GUI tool for easy podcast publication

Easypodcast is multi-language (english and spanish) and cross-platform: tested on Windows and Linux (kde). This is possible thanks to wxPython. Want to listen to internet audio programs but can't when they are scheduled? This program lets you create your own custom online audio anytime, anywhere. Really.

Juice is free
Juice supports more than 15 languages
Juice supports multiple media players
Juice is free software licensed under the GPL (open source)
Juice's primary purpose is to manage podcasts
Juice has a built-in directory with thousands of listed podcast feeds
Juice has auto cleanup, authentication, centralized feed management and much more
Juice is accessible for blind and visually impaired users (windows version only)
Juice is fresh! Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:

Record live audio.
Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
And more! See the complete list of features. With Podbean, you can create professional podcasts in minutes without any programming knowledge. Our user-friendly interface allows you to upload, publish, manage and promote your podcasts with just a few clicks of your mouse. Just point, click and execute. Spreaker is an audio platform that allows anyone to create, broadcast and share a personal live podcast across the Internet in a simple and accessible way. Spreaker offers a set of tools which include a web-based mixing console, a music & sound effects library and the ability to broadcast live audio through a widget which can be embedded across websites, social networks and blogs Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record,upload and share your voice or audio files easily. Record your voice using a webcam or microphone conected to your computer, or upload an existing audio file. You can then share your chirbit, on twitter, facebook, email, your blog, or smartphone. With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. Wavesurfer WaveSurfer is an open source tool for sound visualization and manipulation. Typical applications are speech/sound analysis and sound annotation/transcription. WaveSurfer may be extended by plug-ins as well as embedded in other applications. Sweep is an audio editor and live playback tool for GNU/Linux, BSD and compatible systems. It supports many music and voice formats including WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, Speex and MP3, with multichannel editing and LADSPA effects plugins.

It is Free Software, available under the GNU General Public Licence. Sound editing Qtractor Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI, are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.

Qtractor is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later. Storage Online storage, easy to use - add files from the desktop into Dropbox and share. Send large files.

Access with an internet connection Google Drive Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just...there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started with 5 GB free.

Google Drive is available for:

PC and Mac
Chrome OS
iPhone and iPad (coming soon)
Android devices Photograph Puzzle Maker Video Editing Flowplayer is an Open Source video player for your website.

For site owners, developers, hobbyists, businesses and programmers FlixTime turns your photos and videos into stunning and unique videos in just minutes! Sign-up for a free account, and upload your images, videos and music. Then, sit back and watch your masterpiece come together! Turn your photos and music into stunning video slideshows. You provide the photos, you pick the song, and we'll add the magic. Give it a try — it's fast, free and shockingly easy. Make cartoon movies for free With WeVideo, you simply upload your video clips and photos, create your storylines, and edit them in the cloud. Oh, that “cloud thing", it means the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. For you that means there’s no software to download. All video story creation takes place in the browser on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Content creation/courses Educaplay is a platform to create
Multimedia Teaching Activities

You can create your own teaching activities
with an attractive professional result. • Create 16 types of learning activities quickly and easily.

• Give Web-based quizzes and let the computer do the grading for you.

• Quickly compile reports to improve your understanding of students' performance.

• Build your own professional-looking Web page in just five minutes. Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.

Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They’re curiously fun let your photos tell the story for you.

komixo is not yet another photo editor, its simple and free photo story teller.

comic strip creator. Udutu™ offers easy to use online learning solutions designed to help small and large organizations build and distribute online training courses.

Our user friendly software and support network will help you to create highly interactive online courses quickly, easily and affordably. Claroline is an open source platform for collaborative e-learning and working online. Available in a wide number of different languages, Claroline can be downloaded for free and freely installed. Creaza is used worldwide by thousands of students and teachers every day.

Creaza offers you an integrated, web-based toolbox for creative work, both at school and in your spare time. You can use the toolbox along with various fully developed thematic universes: historical periods, fairy-tales, fantasy worlds, and current challenges, such as climate change/environmental issues.

You can combine these themes with your own uploaded content.

Creaza integrates professional and user generated content, creative tools and a social network in a new and innovative way.
Move Your Courses Online Free
Introducing The New CourseSites

Create up to 5 course websites, free.
Engage students in social learning.
Weave multimedia into class content.
Assess performance and manage grades.
Share Open Education Resources. Other
Quickly and easily digitize student work and build the resource for authentic assessment in your classroom. Mightybell is about infusing passion and color into everyday life. Too often, we spend time on what we have to do, not what we want to do. We’ve lost the ability to follow what makes us curious, in favor of choosing what makes us more efficient.

With Mightybell, you can step into a world of curiosity and serendipity. By making space for ideas, interests and adventures with friends, you’re embracing the opportunity to create a more colorful life. Each Mightybell space has a story, one you can share with as many likeminded people as you want. ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.

Better learning behaviors, smoother lessons and hassle-free data - and its free! A potentially invaluable tool for math students or engineers, this tightly focused program draws and analyzes two dimensional graphs. Within these limits, it offers most of the features any mathematically minded computer user could ask for. calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:

Library Management
E-book conversion
Syncing to e-book reader devices
Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
Comprehensive e-book viewer
Content server for online access to your book collection To avoid plagiarism, you should always reference correctly according to your institution's guidelines and use Viper. Viper is fast becoming the plagiarism checker of choice, rising over and above other plagiarism checkers, with over 10 billion resources scanned and an easy interface which highlights potential areas of plagiarism in your work. Best of all, it's free! Great OER content is out there. Gather that content, stitch it together, and engage learners w/o reinventing the wheel.

Seamlessly integrate content with dozens of popular websites, apps, and social media services.

Make ANY web content engaging, interactive and shareable using the same tools your learners use every day. Visually is the largest data
visualization showcase in the world,
providing endless inspiration for
designers, publishers and enthusiasts.

Visually’s free tools make it easy for
anyone to create beautiful,
personalized infographics in minutes.
What stories will you tell? Amazing pre-designed themes

We work with marvelous designers to bring you the best components and themes for your infographics. Simply pick whatever you like to build your own. Create and share visual ideas online
vhemes are visual themes. drag and drop a vheme onto your canvas for easy creation of your visual idea! Using an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create animations or games, the Alice Project seeks to provide tools and materials for a conceptual core of computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming.

The Alice Suite of educational tools is designed to support teaching and learning Other MAKE GAMES ONLINE AND PLAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

LevelCrafter is a powerful but simple online, 3D Game Maker.
Make games and store them online.
Multiplayer mode to play games with friends.
A Kid-Safe, non-violent environment.
Join the ChallengeYou community! Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. With best-in-class teaching and discussion tools, Lore turns your class into an online community. By signing up, you’re joining the largest network of instructors and students in the world. Learn more. Find lessons aligned with the Common Core and add your own websites, online videos, Google Docs, files & more!

All of your lessons stay here until you delete them, so say goodbye to re- uploading your lessons every semester.

It takes just a click to share with students, parents & colleagues. They automatically get notified when changes are made. Amazingly easy access to 1,000's of
resources for teachers just like you.

Discover websites, videos, and more for your
students from teachers all around the world.

Publish content for your class to access in a
single click with no student account required Pearltrees is a social library that lets you cultivate your interests.

Pearltrees’ unique visual interface lets you keep everything you like at hand so you can organize it your way. Collect web pages and turn them into pearls. Organize you pearls into pearltrees based on your interests. Enrich your collections with pearltrees from other community members. Share all of this and start to cultivate your interests with Pearltrees. GeoGebra is free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Mahara is a stand-alone system that can be integrated into a wider virtual learning framework. Unlike some pundits, we believe the Learning Management System remains a highly useful application for delivering learning. We also believe the overall environment can be enhanced and complemented by a learner-centred personal learning environment such as Mahara. Pan-institutional learner communities can also be encouraged using Mahara. Free, sticky notes that woks in the browser.

Post and share and change the style of the note. WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.

One of the most popular website for creating websites and blogs on the web. Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. Slideshare is a place where presentations, publications, flyers and documents can be uploaded and shared. Unlike many other similar types of online software Slideshare produces a text only transcript underneath the document. The publications can be easily shared on social networks and embedded into websites and blogs. The free account also has basic stats. If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other. Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.

Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there.

Search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images. Use Jing to…

Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen
Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video
Collaborate: Jing’s older siblings – Snagit and Camtasia - are great for editing and enhanced sharing Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Our goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner. Delicious is the place to collect and showcase your passions from across the web. Save what you like - videos, pictures, tweets, blog posts, or articles - on topics you enjoy and search through others’ collections of links to discover cool stuff! Capture and record screencasts and voice easily in the browser for free. MindMeister has been built from the ground up to facilitate collaboration. You can share any creation easily by inviting users by email, or simply send them a unique and secure direct link.

Once shared, you can start a thinking session and collaborate on any mind map in real-time. Color-coded effects will highlight changes by other users within seconds, and the integrated live chat will let you exchange thoughts with your peers directly. Scribd is the world's largest online library. We've made it easy to share and discover entertaining, informative and original written content across the web and mobile devices. eFront is a robust learning platform, bundled with key enterprise functionality ranging from branch management to tailor-made reports. We have worked with hundreds of organizations to shape a product that meet the training needs of modern enterprises. Features:

Supporting multiple audio and video sharing.
Presentations and extended
Audio Conferencing whiteboard capabilities
It has zooming, pointing and drawing features on Presentation
Sharing screen and public and private chat.
Attendees can be assigned as viewer
Desktop Sharing moderator.
Text Chat
Multiple document
Can handle multiple webcams
Can control the size of objects, such as chat
Can translate the text features
Text can be coloured easily
Recording facility
Multiple languages What is Poll Everywhere?
The fastest way to create stylish real-time experiences for events using mobile devices

Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. Great Guide to (primarily free) Cool Tools
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