Audio, Graphics, Presentations, Video


Free Audio & Music Players

AIMP Win, Android
Free audio player with a number of features.
foobar2000 Win
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. It includes a built-in conversion tool.
iTunes Mac, Win, mobile
Media player and media library from Apple.
MusicBee Win, usb
MusicBee makes it easy to organize, find and play music files on your computer, on portable devices and on the web.
Media Monkey free/pay; Win
Music player that can manage small to very large collections of audio files and playlists (50,000+), whether on a hard drive, network, or CDs.
XMPlay at Un4seen Win
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VLC multiplatform
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC regularly makes the lists of top media players.

Free Audio & Music Editors

Audacity Mac, Win, Linux
Highly popular free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. (multi-platform)
AudioTool Chrome browser
Chrome browser online tool for creating and editing music online.
Garageband Mac, iOS
Audio editor bundled with Macs; part of the iLife suite.
MP3 Direct Cut Win
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.
Ocenaudio Win, Mac, Linux
Powerful editor with a more user-friendly interface. Lets you preview changes before making them.
Rosegarden Linux
A well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
WavePad free for personal use; Win, Mac, mobile
This audio editing software is a full-featured professional audio and music editor for Windows and Mac. It lets you record and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio files, you can cut, copy and paste parts of recordings, and then add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction.

Free Voice Recording and Sharing

Anchor online, mobile
Anchor is a free audio editing and recording tool which allows multiple people in different locations to contribute to the same recording.
Audacity Mac, Win, Linux
Highly popular free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. (multi-platform)
Beautiful Audio Editor online
Free online recording and editing app.
Chirbit online, mobile
Chirbits are audio clips that you record or upload. To record a chirbit directly on the site, all you need is a microphone or a webcam with a built in microphone.
HablaCloud Chrome MP3 Recorder Chromebooks
Free basic audio recording app for Chromebooks.
Online Voice Recorder online
A convenient and simple online tool that can be used right in your browser. It allows you to record your voice using a microphone and save it as an mp3 file.
Sodaphonic is an online audio editor. … You can cut, copy, and paste sections of sound in order to make your perfect audio clip.
Vocaroo online
Basic voice recording and sharing.


Free Image Editors

Adobe Express online, mobile; freemium
Basic image editor and collage maker from Adobe.
Brush Ninja online
Brush Ninja is a simple animated gif creator. Built to be accessible to as many people as possible, Brush Ninja is free and private and suitable for people of all ages.
Canva online, mobile; freemium
Popular image editor with many features. Some features are only available with paid plans. Includes free Pro version for teachers and tools for their students. (Requires registration.)
Fotor Win, Mac, online, mobile; freemium
Powerful, user-friendly and globally accessible, Fotor is an online photo editing suite, utilizing exclusive technology to bring an unprecedented level of editing control to anyone and everyone.
Gimp Win, Mac, Linux
Highly-regarded free open-source Photoshop replacement with layers, multiple tools, and special addons.
Google Drawings online
Create, insert and edit drawings with Google Drawings.
Image Candy online
Not a single app but a suite of specialized tools for such functions as removing backgrounds, compressing, converting, rotating, etc.
iPiccy online
iPiccy has many powerful and easy to use photo editing tools right in your browser…Over 100+ photo effects and PRO-level photo enhancements, facial retouching and frames.
Irfanview Win
This great little program can crop, resize, optimize, change colors, change formats, do basic Paint editing, create thumbnails, slideshows, and more.
Paint.Net Win
Paint.NET is image and photo editing software for PCs 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.
Piktochart online; freemium
Offers templates to easily make infographics, presentations, posters, flyers, and reports.
Remove Background online
If all you want to do is quickly remove a background or touch up your picture, try Adobe ExpressCleanup.picturesErase BackgroundImage Candy
Resize online
If all you want to do is quickly resize your picture, try BeFunky: ResizerImage CandyImage

Free 3D Graphics & CAD Programs

Blender Win, Mac, Linux
Popular and well-supported open source 3D modeling program available for multiple operating system in a variety of languages.
FreeCAD Win, Mac, Linux
FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters.
Sketchup Free online
SketchUp Free is the easiest way to draw in 3D, now delivered in a web browser. Draw, orbit, push-pull: make anything you can imagine, however you envision it.
Tinkercad online
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-learn online app anyone can use to create and print 3D models.


Presentation Design

8 Tips to Make the Best PowerPoint Presentations
Slideshows are an intuitive way to share complex ideas with an audience, although they’re dull and frustrating when poorly executed. Here are some tips to make your … presentations sing while avoiding common pitfalls.
9 Tips for Making Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations
The good news is you don’t have to be a professional designer to know how to make an awesome and attractive presentation. There are a few simple rules and tips you can follow for creating a professional, beautifully designed deck. This article addresses not only design tips but also editing and formatting techniques.
How To Make a Good PowerPoint Presentation (With Tips)
In this article, we discuss the benefits of creating a quality presentation and provide a how-to guide and a list of tips for communicating information on a series of slides.
Life After Death By Powerpoint (video)
Commedian Don McMillan demonstrates how people should not use PowerPoint.
Knight Lab
Knight Lab, from Northwestern University, offers a suite of free tools for student journalists and others interested in sprucing up their presentations. Includes tools for making timelines, story maps, VR scenes, and more.
Free templates for Powerpoint and Google Slides: Google Slides PPTSlides CarnivalSlidesgoSlides Mania

Presentation / Slideshow Programs

Canva freemium, online
Online tool for creating presentations, posters, videos, and flyers.
Google Slides free, online
The Google Drive suite includes the ability to upload, create, show, and download presentations via the Google Slides application.
LibreOffice Impress free, Mac, Win, Linux
Similar to Microsoft Powerpoint; included in the LibreOffice suite.
Microsoft Powerpoint $$, Win, Mac
Powerpoint from Microsoft comes bundled with Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365, or you can buy it separately.
Prezi freemium, online
The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. Includes a gallery of re-usable presentations. Free version allows up to 5 presentations.

Google Slides Tips & Tricks

GCF Global: Google Slides Tutorial
Free tutorial for creating, editing, and presenting with Google Slides. There is also a handy Google Slides: Getting Started video on YouTube.
Google Slides Full Tutorial (video)
This 17-minute video covers the basics of using Google Slides.
Slidesgo School: Google Slides Tutorials
These tips and tutorials are all you need to learn how to add bullet points, music or fonts, among other things.
Google: Google Slides Training and Help
Basics, cheat sheets, guides, and a tutorial.

Powerpoint Tips & Tricks

9 Best Free Jeopardy Templates
The templates below are structured like the Jeopardy TV game show …. Each template can be customized to some degree. Some will have a completely blank board while others have questions and answers already filled out for you.
GCF Global: PowerPoint Tutorials
Free tutorials with tips and tutorials for various versions of the software.
How to Make a Quiz in PowerPoint
In this article, we’ll guide you step by step on how to create multiple choice quizzes in PowerPoint.
Microsoft: PowerPoint Help Center
Tutorials, templates, tips, and videos from PowerPoint experts offer advice for everyone from the beginner to the expert.


Everything You Need to Know About Building a Great Screencast Video
Screencast videos are unique because they are actual recordings of your computer screen or tablet as opposed to a video of an in-person lecture. They are a powerful way to deliver instruction, but they do require a fair amount of time and planning…. I have put together the following tips to help guide you through the process.
How To Create a Screencast (Plus Tips for Creating Great Experiences!)
Here’s everything you need to get started, plus 24 tips for creating a high-quality viewing and listening experience.
How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps
In this guide, I’ll walk you through each step in the process. Then, once you feel comfortable with how to easily record a screencast, I’ll go over some bonus tips for how you can level-up your screencasts. (Feb. 2019)
Most Common Mistakes in Screencasting
An experienced screencasters tells what not to do. While this article is relatively old, the basic principles of good screen presentation design haven’t changed.
UVM: Screencasting
Information from the University of Vermont about what screencasting is and how to go about it.

Screencasting Programs

ActivePresenter Win, Mac; freemium
All-in-One Screen Recorder, Video Editor & eLearning Authoring Software
CamStudio Win; free
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files…. This software hasn’t been updated in several years, but it should still work fine.
Educreations iPad; freemium
Record your voice and iPad® screen to create dynamic video tutorials that students and colleagues can access any time, as needed.
Flashback Express Win; freemium
Easy to use screen recorder, powerful editor. Capture your screen to record short clips or make engaging video tutorials ….
Loom online; Win, Mac, iOS; freemium
Loom works as a browser extension. Just click and go. You can add your own audio and the image from your webcam if you choose.
Nimbus Capture Mac, Win, browsers; free
Record video from your screen or webcam, draw on top of it, and save to disk or share with friends. Also available as a Chrome addon.
OBS Studio Mac, Win, Linux; free
Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. For those who want to go beyond the basics in editing.
RecordCast online; free
Free Online Screen Recorder and Video Editor. Screen recording and video editing made easy, no download and payment needed.
Screencastify Chrome addon; freemium
Available from their own website or from the Chrome Store this popular screencasting program allows uses to make videos of up to 15 minutes long for free.
Screencast-O-Matic online; freemium
The free and easy way to create a video recording of your screen (aka screencast) and upload it for free hosting all from your browser with no install!
TechSmith Capture Win, Mac; free
TechSmith Capture provides a simple, free way to create basic screenshots and screen recordings and share them with others. (Formerly Jing.)
Vidyard – Free Video and Screen Recorder Chrome add-on; free
Capture your screen, share your video and track who’s watching it! … Record and share unlimited videos for customer presentations, employee onboarding, team updates, and more—in just a few clicks.

Online Whiteboards

Conceptboard freemium
Infinitely expandable collaborative online whiteboards, shareable with up to 50 users.
Google Jamboard free
Collaborative online whiteboard available in Google products for business and education. Jamboards allow the insertion of images from Google Search as well as materials from Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets.
Padlet / Padlet for Chrome freemium
Padlet is a simple online whiteboard where you can paste links, documents, photos, and videos. The free version is limited to 3 boards at a time.
TutorialsPoint free
Basic shareable online whiteboard. Boards can be downloaded and uploaded, but not saved online.


Quick Video Tools

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  2. Transcripts: How to Transcribe YouTube Videos Automatically
  3. Clip or Trim: Kapwing Video TrimmerReclippedVideo TrimmerYT Cutter
  4. Go to a Particular Place on a YouTube Video: How to Link to a Specific Part in a YouTube Video
  5. Watch a YouTube Video without Ads: SafeShare TVVideo LinkViewPureWatchkin

Video Creators and Editors

Adobe Express online, mobile; free
Create and edit videos for free using the Adobe Creative Cloud Express online video maker. Instantly edit and publish videos to share for any digital destination.
iMovie Mac, iOS; free
Video editor which comes included with newer Macs as part of the iLife bundle and is purchasable separately for other Macs
Lightworks Linux, Mac, Windows; free and paid plans
For 30 years, Lightworks has helped every type of video editor and creator imaginable; from Oscar-winning Hollywood legends to YouTubers.
OBS Studio Win, Mac, Linux; free
Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Download and start streaming quickly and easily…
OpenShot Video Editor Win, Mac, Linux; free
Powerful free video editor with user-friendly interface.
Windows Photo and Movie Editor
The new Photos app makes it fun and easy to enhance your digital memories. And if you liked making videos with Windows Movie Maker, you’ll love what you can do with Photos.

Animation Creators and Editors

Blender Win, Mac, Linux; free
Blender is a popular free tool for 3d creation and animation. It takes a bit more time to learn than some other tools, but if you need powerful an dadvanced features, it may be for you.
Brush Ninja online; freemium
Brush Ninja is a simple animated gif creator. Built to be accessible to as many people as possible, Brush Ninja is free and private and suitable for people of all ages.
Pencil2D Win, Mac, Linux; free
An animation/drawing software… [which] lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoons) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil2D is a great place to start for those new to animation who still want some advanced tools at their fingertips.
Powtoon online; freemium
For making quick and easy cartoons online. Free version is limited to 3-minutes in length.
Toontastic iOS, Android, some Chromebooks; free
This app from Google lets you … draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories, science reports, and all your other wacky ideas.
Wick Editor online; free
The Wick Editor is a free, open-source tool for creating games, animations, and everything in-between!

Video Players

ALLPlayer Win
Plays a wide variety of video formats; includes a video converter and YouTube downloader.
iTunes Mac, Win
Media player and library from Apple, with built-in links to Apple’s iTunes Store.
Kodi multi-platform, mobile
Kodi … is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of devices.
Media Monkey Win
Freemium music player and organizer. Organize, browse, or search music by Genre, Artist, Year, Rating, etc., and never waste your time trying to find the files you know you have.
Miro multiplatform, mobile
Excellent open-sources music and video player, downloader, converter, and organizer.
RealPlayer multi-platform. mobile
Adware which plays a variety of audio and video files.
VLC Media Player multi-platform, mobile
VVLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Windows Media Player Mac, Win
Microsoft’s media player, already included in Windows.
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