Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them! Here in the United States, Monday is memorial day, so if you’re celebrating, perhaps right before your afternoon food-coma you can take a look at these incredibly useful tools that you may find of use when you’re working on your next elearning project. Many of them are free!
Some of them you may have heard of before, but sometimes a reminder never hurts:
1. GreenShot: a perfect alternative to Snagit. Allows you to annotate your screenshots as well.
2. YouSendIt: Elearning files are huge, so that’s why having a program like YouSendIt will save you the headache of sending limits.
3. Screenleap: A LearnDash favorite – perfect for sharing your screen instantly without having to download anything.
4. Trello: Working on development projects is tricky, and sometimes requires a lot of coordination. Trello helps you with this, for free!
5. Fences: Computer desktops get messy and sometimes need some organization. Fences can do just that.
6. Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source!
7. Google Image Search: Great for getting ideas for your elearning images.
8. Stock Exchange: See a theme yet? Images are in high demand, especially free ones. You can find free ones here.
9. Morguefile: Okay, last one, I promise. Morguefile is another place to find some pretty sleek free stock images.
10. Free Sounds: Elearning needs sound, may as well get some free stock sounds.
11. Free music Archive: Another resource for finding the music you need.
12. Icon Finder: Nifty little icons you can use for free!
13. QuietTube: Using YouTube for your elearning or presentation? Quiet Tube removes the advertisements and “suggest videos” so that only the video is shown.
14. Envato Marketplaces: Themes, templates, coding, etc. – you can likely find what you need from Envato.
15. Font Squirrel: Great little site to find the font you need for your templates, be it PowerPoint or another form.
16. WordMark: An alternative to Font Squirrel, just another resource to get that exact font.
17. Adobe Kuler: Finding that ideal color palate has never been easier. Find proven pre-made schemes or create your own.
18. Teleprompt for iPad: Do you need a teleprompter when creating your videos? Look no further.
19. Adobe Edge Inspect: For the developers out there, see how your code is going to play out on multiple devices.