Free Online Programs

You will be required to use some of the following programs to complete course assignments, whereas others on the list, though not required, may be useful in your collaborations with peers in this class or in your future work at the university and beyond.

  • Google/Gmail Account: You can access a number of services, including Google Drive (online file storage/creation/sharing/collaboration), email, mapping, website creation, etc.
  • Dropbox: Online file storage. (www.dropbox.com)
  • Evernote: Note taking and archiving software that allows for archiving of text, websites, and photographs (among others); content is accessible from your desktop, mobile device, or online. (www.evernote.com)
  • Audacity: Audio tool for editing MP3 files. Can provide soundtracks for video and movies. (www.audacity.sourceforge.net)
  • WordPress: Software for creating blogs or websites. We’ll be using this for your class blogs. (www.wordpress.org)
  • Prezi: Zoom-style presentation tool. (www.prezi.com)
  • Voicethread: Web-based tool for uploading multimedia projects and for others to upload comments via video, image, or text. (www.voicethread.com)
  • Blogger: Blogging software, connected to Google/Gmail account. (www.blogger.com)
  • Tumblr: Microblogging and social networking website that archives images, links, and text. (www.tumblr.com)
  • Pinterest: Pinboard-style website for collecting or “pinning” websites and photos. (www.pinterest.com)
  • Piktochart: Online software for creating infographics. (www.piktochart.com)
  • Wikispaces: Wiki generator. (www.wikispaces.com)
  • Weebly: Template-based website creation. (www.weebly.com)
  • Wix: Template-based website creation. (www.wix.com)
  • Flickr: Photo-sharing (www.flickr.com)
  • Photobucket: Photo-sharing (www.photobucket.com)
  • Wordle: Generates “word clouds” from text that you enter. (www.wordle.com)
  • MemeGenerator: Generates memes by placing top and bottom text on an image. (http://memegenerator.net/)
  • PodBean: Podcast hosting (www.podbean.com)
  • Tindeck: MP3 upload / audio sharing (www.tindeck.com)

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