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TOP 100
 TOOLS
  FOR
LEARNING       Compiled by Jane Hart
           Centre for Learning & Performance
   2008            ...
About the Top 100 Tools List

                              During 2008, over 220 learning professionals from
            ...
About the Tools

Each tool page shows:
  Its ranking on the list in 2008, as well as its previous
  rankings in 2007 and S...
1                       Delicious
             Social bookmarking tool


                              Spring 2008: 1
    ...
2                               Firefox
         Web browser with extensions

                                .   Spring 2...
3                 Google Reader
                       RSS reader

                           Spring 2008: 3
             ...
4                               Skype
    Instant messenger and voice call tool


                                   Sprin...
5                        WordPress
                              Blogging tool


                                    Sprin...
6                   Google Search
                      Web search tool


                                      Spring 200...
7                     Google Docs
                           Office suite


                                  Spring 2008:...
8                       PowerPoint
                 Presentation software


                                     Spring 20...
9                           Moodle
          Course management system


                                    Spring 2008: 1...
10                          Blogger
                         Blogging tool


                                       Spring...
11                          Twitter
                   Micro-blogging tool


                                  Spring 2008...
12                        Audacity
                 Audio/podcasting tool


                              Spring 2008: 9=
...
13                         Wikipedia
             Collaborative encyclopaedia


                                      Spri...
14              gMail/Google Mail
                           Web mail


                                    Spring 2008: 8...
15                           Flickr
        Image hosting and sharing tool


                                   Spring 200...
16                              Ning
           Private social networking tool


                                      Spr...
17                          iGoogle
                 Personal start page tool


                                        Sp...
18                        YouTube
        Video hosting and sharing tool


                                Spring 2008: 17...
19                       Wikispaces
                              Wiki tool


                                   Spring 20...
20                       Slideshare
     Presentation hosting and sharing tool


                                       Sp...
21                                  SnagIt
                     Screen capture tool


                                    ...
22                               Word
                Word processing software


                                    Sprin...
23                      VoiceThread
              Collaborative slideshow tool


                                  Spring ...
24                         Facebook
                   Social networking site


                                        Sp...
25                         Articulate
                   Rapid e-learning suite


                                    Spri...
26=               Camtasia Studio
                    Screencasting tool


                                    Spring 2008...
26=                                  Jing
    Screen capture and screencasting tool


                                    ...
28                          iTunes
          Music and podcasting player


                                  Spring 2008: ...
29                  Google Calendar
                          Online calendar


                                     Sprin...
30=                       Bloglines
                         RSS reader


                                     Spring 2008...
30=                        LinkedIn
      Professional social networking site


                                 Spring 20...
30=                      Captivate
                   Screencasting tool


                                Spring 2008: 27...
33                   Google Alerts
         Keep track of new information


                                    Spring 200...
34                    Google Maps
                    Maps and directions


                                Spring 2008: 4...
35=                               Diigo
                Social bookmarking tool


                                   Sprin...
35=                                 PBwiki
                                    Wiki tool


                               ...
37                            Netvibes
                       Personal start page


                                      ...
38=                            Flash
                Animation authoring tool


                                Spring 200...
38=                            Outlook
                          Email software


                                 Spring ...
40=                    Google Earth
             Satellite and aerial imagery


                                  Spring 2...
40=                         Pageflakes
                  Personal start page tool


                                      ...
42=                Google Scholar
       Scholarly literature search engine


                                 Spring 2008...
42=                       MindManager
                         Mind mapping tool


                                       ...
44=                 Dreamweaver
                  Web authoring tool


                            Spring 2008: 43=
      ...
44=                                 eXe
                    Course authoring tool


                                     S...
44=                          OpenOffice
                      Office software suite


                                    ...
44=                        TypePad
                          Blogging tool


                                    Spring 20...
44=                          Wetpaint
                                  Wiki tool


                                      ...
44=                        Zoho Suite
                Office & productivity suite


                                    Sp...
50=                            Excel
                  Spreadsheet software


                                Spring 2008:...
50=                         Elluminate
              Web conferencing software


                                 Spring 2...
50=                                iPod
                   MP3/podcast device


                                     Sprin...
50=                      Thunderbird
                                 Email tool


                                    Spr...
54=                             Drupal
            Content management system
                                    Spring 20...
54=               Remember the Milk
                            Task manager


                                 Spring 200...
54=                         FreeMind
                      Mind mapping tool


                                 Spring 200...
54=                     Second Life
               Virtual World Application


                                Spring 2008...
54=                     Survey Monkey
               Survey & Questionnaire Tool


                                  Sprin...
59=          Acrobat Professional
              Create and control PDFs


                               Spring 2008: 110=...
59=                      Photoshop
               Photo/image editing tool


                                Spring 2008: ...
59=                         Edublogs
               Blogging tool for educators


                               Spring 20...
59=                      Garageband
              Personal Recording Studio


                                 Spring 2008...
59=                       Google Sites
                          Web / wiki Tool


                               Spring 2...
59=                      Mindmeister
                        Mind mapping tool


                              Spring 2008...
65                      Keynote
                 Presentation software


                         Spring 2008: 52=
       ...
66=                Adobe Connect
            Web conferencing software


                           Spring 2008: 72=
     ...
66=                        Basecamp
                Project management tool


                                Spring 2008:...
66=                    Google Apps
             Web conferencing software


                              Spring 2008: 52=...
66=                             iMovie
                   Video editing software


                                 Spring...
66=                         Joomla
            Content management system
                             Spring 2008: 101=
  ...
66=                               Notepad
                     HTML and text editor


                                    ...
66=                          OneNote
           Personal information manager


                               Spring 2008:...
66=                           Opera
                        Web browser


                               Spring 2008: 64=
...
66=                        PollDaddy
                  Polling and survey tool


                               Spring 200...
66=                      Stumbleupon
                   Polling and survey tool


                                  Spring...
66=             Windows Live Writer
                            Blogging tool


                                  Spring 2...
66=                              Ustream
               Live video broadcasting tool


                                   ...
66=                             Yugma
                      Web Meeting Tool


                                 Spring 200...
66=                          Zotero
             Firefox Browser Extension


                              Spring 2008: 79...
80=               Adobe Reader
                       PDF Reader

                          Spring 2008: 76=
             ...
80=                        Nvu
                  Web authoring tool


                           Spring 2008: 48=
        ...
80=                  TeacherTube
                   Video Sharing Site


                              Spring 2008: 76=
  ...
83=              Adobe Presenter
      PowerPoint-based e-learning tool


                             Spring 2008: 110=
 ...
83=                        Bubbl.us
                  Mind Mapping Tool


                             Spring 2008: 79=
  ...
83=                      Course Lab
                  Course authoring tool


                                  Spring 200...
83=                             Furl
              Social Bookmarking Tool


                                Spring 2008: ...
83=              Internet Explorer
                      Web browser


                            Spring 2008: 52=
      ...
83=                          GIMP
               Image/photo editing tool


                             Spring 2008: 79=
...
83=                                Jott
                  Image/photo editing tool


                                   Sp...
83=                    LibraryThing
                 Book cataloguing tool


                               Spring 2008: 7...
83=                      MediaWiki
                              Wiki tool


                                 Spring 2008:...
83=                     MovieMaker
                          Video editor


                               Spring 2008: No...
83=                        Paint.NET
           Image/photo editing software


                                 Spring 200...
83=                             Safari
                          Web browser


                                 Spring 200...
83=                            Scribd
                 Document hosting site


                                Spring 2008...
83=                       SMART
            Interactive whiteboard tools


                              Spring 2008: 79=
...
83=                         TiddlyWiki
                       Personal wiki tool


                                  Sprin...
83=                              Tumblr
                 Micro-blogging service



                                  Sprin...
83=                           Twhirl
                  Social Software Client

                               Spring 2008:...
83=                              Wink
            Software Demonstration Tool

                                 Spring 200...
83=                            Zamzar
                     File conversion tool

                                Spring 20...
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  1. 1. TOP 100 TOOLS FOR LEARNING Compiled by Jane Hart Centre for Learning & Performance 2008 Technologies www.C4LPT.co.uk
  2. 2. About the Top 100 Tools List During 2008, over 220 learning professionals from around the world shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning. You can view their individual lists at c4lpt.co. uk/recommended/ From these lists I compiled the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008. You can view the entire list at c4lpt.co. Jane Hart is a Social Media uk/recommended/top100.html & Learning Consultant and Head of the Centre for I have also categorised the list into related tools to Learning & Performance Technologies. create Toolset for Learning 2009. This also shows the Top Tool in each category as well as the Top Free Tool c4lpt.co.uk/jane.html (if different): c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/toolset.html
  3. 3. About the Tools Each tool page shows: Its ranking on the list in 2008, as well as its previous rankings in 2007 and Spring 2008 Tool or vendor logo 1 line summary of the tool Cost: FREE or commercial or both Availability: To download and install or hosted/online service More info: Link to the page at Centre’s website to find out more about the tool including what learning professionals think about it
  4. 4. 1 Delicious Social bookmarking tool Spring 2008: 1 2007: 2 Cost: Free Available: Hosted A place to store your bookmarks online, tag them and share them with your More info: colleagues and/or students. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/delicious.html
  5. 5. 2 Firefox Web browser with extensions . Spring 2008: 2 2007: 1 Cost: Free, Open Source Available: Download Platform: Windows, Mac, The award winning browser is now available in its third Linux version, Firefox 3., an d there are thousands of More info: extensions to add to its c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/firefox.html functionality.
  6. 6. 3 Google Reader RSS reader Spring 2008: 3 2007: 7= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A web-based reader to More info: aggregate and manage all c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/googlereader.html your news and blog (RSS) feeds in one place.
  7. 7. 4 Skype Instant messenger and voice call tool Spring 2008: 4 2007: 3= Cost: Free Available: Download Use it to have text and voice Platform: Windows and message conversations with Mac others who have Skype on their computers. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/skype.html
  8. 8. 5 WordPress Blogging tool Spring 2008: 6 2007: 6 Cost: Free, Open Source Available: Hosted or Download A blogging platform that is free and easy to use. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/wordpress.html
  9. 9. 6 Google Search Web search tool Spring 2008: 5 2007: 3= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A powerful web-based search engine, so to find any information, you just “Google” it! Link: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/google.html
  10. 10. 7 Google Docs Office suite Spring 2008: 11 2007: 14 Cost: Free To create, store and share Available: Hosted documents, spreadsheets and presentations online, and where you can work on your own or More info: collaboratively. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/googledocs.html
  11. 11. 8 PowerPoint Presentation software Spring 2008: 7 2007: 5 Cost: Commercial Available: Download This presentation software is part Platform: Windows & Mac of the Microsoft Office suite. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/powerpoint.html
  12. 12. 9 Moodle Course management system Spring 2008: 13 2007: 12= Cost: Free, Open Source It provides all the sophisticated Available: Download high level functionality of an educational course management Platform: Windows, Mac, system and more - and there are Linux no license fees. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/moodle.html
  13. 13. 10 Blogger Blogging tool Spring 2008: 9= 2007: 9 Cost: Free Available: Hosted A simple and quick way to get a blog up and running, now owned by Google. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/blogger.html
  14. 14. 11 Twitter Micro-blogging tool Spring 2008: 17= 2007: 43= Cost: Free Keep in touch with colleagues Available: Hosted and friends no matter where you are or what you’re doing. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/twitter.html
  15. 15. 12 Audacity Audio/podcasting tool Spring 2008: 9= 2007: 11 Cost: Free, Open Source Available: Download Platform: Windows, Mac, A sound editor and recorder suitable for podcasting. Unix/Linux More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/audacity.html
  16. 16. 13 Wikipedia Collaborative encyclopaedia Spring 2008: 12 2007: 26= Cost: Free Available: Hosted This huge online encyclopaedia has been written collaboratively by More info: volunteers around the world. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/wikipedia.html
  17. 17. 14 gMail/Google Mail Web mail Spring 2008: 8 2007: 7= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A web-based email service with many megabytes of storage More info: space for archiving mail threads. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/gmail.html
  18. 18. 15 Flickr Image hosting and sharing tool Spring 2008: 15= 2007: 16 Cost: Free Available: Hosted A place where you can store your photos, tag them and share them More info: with others. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/flickr.html
  19. 19. 16 Ning Private social networking tool Spring 2008: 17= 2007: 31= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A tool to create customised private social networks and communities. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/ning.html
  20. 20. 17 iGoogle Personal start page tool Spring 2008: 15= 2007: 17= Cost: Free Available: Hosted Here you can aggregate all the Google resources you use on your online More info: desktop, e.g. gMail, Google Calendar, c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/igoogle.html Google Reader and more.
  21. 21. 18 YouTube Video hosting and sharing tool Spring 2008: 17= 2007: 22= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A place where you can host, tag and share videos online . More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/youtube.html
  22. 22. 19 Wikispaces Wiki tool Spring 2008: 20 2007: 15 Cost: Free/Commercial Available: Hosted A service that lets you create a wiki for collaborative working. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/wikispaces.html
  23. 23. 20 Slideshare Presentation hosting and sharing tool Spring 2008: 14 2007: 31= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A place where you can store, tag and share your presentations with others as well as synchronise an MP3 More info: audio with a slideset to create a c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/slideshare.html slidecast.
  24. 24. 21 SnagIt Screen capture tool Spring 2008: 21 2007: 26= Cost: Commercial Available: Download Capture anything on your Platform: Windows screen, edit the image and print it or share it as you wish. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/snagit.html
  25. 25. 22 Word Word processing software Spring 2008: 22= 2007: 10 Cost: Commercial Available: Download This word processing software Platform: Windows and is part of the Microsoft Office Mac suite More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/word.html
  26. 26. 23 VoiceThread Collaborative slideshow tool Spring 2008: 24= 2007: 101= Cost: Free/Commercial Available: Hosted A service that lets you create collaborative presentations by collecting comments - both text More info: and voice. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/voicethread.html
  27. 27. 24 Facebook Social networking site Spring 2008: 28= 2007: 17= Cost: Free A social networking site with over Available: Hosted 120 million members, that also includes many applications that allow More info: it be used productively in education and business. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/facebook.html
  28. 28. 25 Articulate Rapid e-learning suite Spring 2008: 22= 2007: 22= Cost: Commercial Available: Download Contains three powerful yet easy- to-use products - Presenter, Platform: Windows Engage and Quizmaker - each of which can be purchased More info: separately. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/articulate.html
  29. 29. 26= Camtasia Studio Screencasting tool Spring 2008: 35 2007: 50= Cost: Commercial Available: Download Platform: Windows Record your screen to create training, demo, and presentation More info: videos, aka screencasts. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/camtasia.html
  30. 30. 26= Jing Screen capture and screencasting tool Spring 2008: 30 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Download Platform: Windows, Mac An always-ready program that can instantly capture and share images and video. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/jing.html
  31. 31. 28 iTunes Music and podcasting player Spring 2008: 26 2007: 26= Cost: Free Available: Download Platform: Windows, Mac Listen to music and podcasts as well as watch videos. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/iTunes.html
  32. 32. 29 Google Calendar Online calendar Spring 2008: 31= 2007: 36= Cost: Free Available: Hosted Use it for your own personal diary or for scheduling events with with More info: others c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/googlecalendar.html
  33. 33. 30= Bloglines RSS reader Spring 2008: 24= 2007: 12= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A web-based RSS reader and aggregator to keep you up to date with news and blog postings More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/bloglines.html
  34. 34. 30= LinkedIn Professional social networking site Spring 2008: 38= 2007: 31= Cost: Free A public social network aimed Available: Hosted at the professional community. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/linkedin.html
  35. 35. 30= Captivate Screencasting tool Spring 2008: 27 2007: 17= Cost: Commercial Available: Download To create simulations, Platform: Windows software demonstrations, and scenario-based training without programming More info: knowledge or multimedia c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/captivate.html skills
  36. 36. 33 Google Alerts Keep track of new information Spring 2008: 43= 2007: 57= Cost: Free Provides you with email updates Available: Hosted of latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/googlealerts.html
  37. 37. 34 Google Maps Maps and directions Spring 2008: 40 2007: 36= Cost: Free Available: Hosted Searchable and zoomable maps of the UK, US, etc, More info: where you can find businesses and get directions. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/googlemaps.html
  38. 38. 35= Diigo Social bookmarking tool Spring 2008: 52= 2007: 72= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A social annotation tool where you can highlight, clip and More info: sticky-note any page and then c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/diigo.html share your findings with others
  39. 39. 35= PBwiki Wiki tool Spring 2008: 28= 2007: 43= Cost: Free/Commercial Available: Hosted A wiki solution suitable for both business and education. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/pbwiki.html
  40. 40. 37 Netvibes Personal start page Spring 2008: 43= 2007: 26= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A start page that provides you with access to all your digital resources in one place::blogs, news, videos, More info: podcast, pictures, e-mail, etc, c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/netvibes.html
  41. 41. 38= Flash Animation authoring tool Spring 2008: 36= 2007: 43= Cost: Commercial Available: Download Platform: Windows and Mac Lets you create powerful and engaging animations. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/flash.html
  42. 42. 38= Outlook Email software Spring 2008: 31= 2007: 17= Cost: Commercial Available: Download This email client is part of Platform: Windows, Mac the Microsoft Office suite. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/outlook.html
  43. 43. 40= Google Earth Satellite and aerial imagery Spring 2008: 48= 2007: 40= Cost: Free Available: Download Combines the power of Google Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/Googleearth.html
  44. 44. 40= Pageflakes Personal start page tool Spring 2008: 31= 2007: 101= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A start page tool where you can use it to aggregate all kinds of resources More info: and tools on your web-based desktop. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/pageflakes.html
  45. 45. 42= Google Scholar Scholarly literature search engine Spring 2008: 52= 2007: 36= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/googlescholar.html
  46. 46. 42= MindManager Mind mapping tool Spring 2008: 31= 2007: 17= Cost: Commercial Available: Download A tool that lets you visually capture, Platform: Windows, Mac organize and communicate ideas and information effectively More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/mindmanager.html
  47. 47. 44= Dreamweaver Web authoring tool Spring 2008: 43= 2007: 26= Cost: Commercial Available: Download Platform: Windows, Mac A powerful web authoring tool. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/dreamweaver.html
  48. 48. 44= eXe Course authoring tool Spring 2008: 52= 2007: 72= Cost: Free, Open Source Available: Download An authoring application to Platform: Windows, Mac assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content. For info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/exe.html
  49. 49. 44= OpenOffice Office software suite Spring 2008: 41= 2007: 31= Cost: Free, Open Source Available: Download An office suite of tools to create Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux documents, spreadsheets and presentations More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/openoffice.html
  50. 50. 44= TypePad Blogging tool Spring 2008: 41= 2007: 57= Cost: Commercial Available: Hosted A blogging service with a number of pricing plans to host 1, 3 or more blogs as well as extra More info: functionality like storage space, c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/typepad.html scheduling of postings etc.
  51. 51. 44= Wetpaint Wiki tool Spring 2008: 43= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Hosted A service to create free wikis, simple to start; easy to build More info: and fun to share c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/wetpaint.html
  52. 52. 44= Zoho Suite Office & productivity suite Spring 2008: 36= 2007: 57= Cost: Free Available: Hosted An office suite that includes the word processing, spreadsheet More info: and presentation tools as well as tools like Zoho Meeting, c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/zoho.html Zoho Planner,Zoho Creator and Zoho Wiki.
  53. 53. 50= Excel Spreadsheet software Spring 2008: 36= 2007: 22= Cost: Commercial Available: Download This spreadsheet software is Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux part of the Microsoft Office suite More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/excel.html
  54. 54. 50= Elluminate Web conferencing software Spring 2008: 52= 2007: 50= Cost: Commercial Available: Hosted A solution for live e-learning More info: and web collaboration. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/elluminate.html
  55. 55. 50= iPod MP3/podcast device Spring 2008: 48= 2007: 43= Cost: Commercial Available: Hardware Mobile devices to listen to music and podcasts (in MP3 More info: format) as well as watch videos. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/ipod.html
  56. 56. 50= Thunderbird Email tool Spring 2008: 63= 2007: 22= Cost: Free, Open Source Available: Hosted An email client from Mozilla - More info: the home of Firefox. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/thunderbird.html
  57. 57. 54= Drupal Content management system Spring 2008: 79= 2007: 72= Cost: Free, Open Source Available: Download Platform: Any platform that can support (1) a web sever It supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs capable of running PHP and to large community-driven (2) a database websites. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/drupal.html
  58. 58. 54= Remember the Milk Task manager Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Lets you manage your tasks Available: Hosted quickly and easily, and works with Google Calendar, twitter, iPhone and gMail. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/rememberthemilk.html
  59. 59. 54= FreeMind Mind mapping tool Spring 2008: 52= 2007: 50= Cost: Free Available: Download Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux A mind mapping tool that can be used as a high productivity More info: tool. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/freemind.html
  60. 60. 54= Second Life Virtual World Application Spring 2008: 41= 2007: 101= Cost: Free Create an avatar and explore Available: Hosted this virtual world - a highly imaginative, creative world, More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/secondlife.html
  61. 61. 54= Survey Monkey Survey & Questionnaire Tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free/Commercial Available: Hosted Intelligent survey software for anyone to create professional More info: c4lpt.co. online surveys quickly and uk/Top100Tools/surveymonkey.html easily.
  62. 62. 59= Acrobat Professional Create and control PDFs Spring 2008: 110= 2007: 72= Cost: Commercial Available: Download Platform: Windows, Mac Create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy, secure distribution, More info: collaboration and data c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/adobeacrobatpro.html collection
  63. 63. 59= Photoshop Photo/image editing tool Spring 2008: 64= 2007: 50= Cost: Commercial Available: Download A photo imaging tool for Platform: professional and serious amateur photographers as well as graphic and web designers. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/photoshop.html
  64. 64. 59= Edublogs Blogging tool for educators Spring 2008: 43= 2007: 72= Cost: Free Available: Hosted Blogging for teachers and students, made easy More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/edublogs.html
  65. 65. 59= Garageband Personal Recording Studio Spring 2008: 52= 2007: - Cost: FREE Available: Download A personal recording studio, Platform: Mac part of the Apple iLife Suite. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/garageband.html
  66. 66. 59= Google Sites Web / wiki Tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: 101= Cost: Free Available: Hosted Lets you create simple, secure group websites. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/jotspot.html
  67. 67. 59= Mindmeister Mind mapping tool Spring 2008: 110= 2007: 101= Cost: Free/Commercial Available: Hosted A collaborative mind- More info: mapping tool. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/mindmeister.html
  68. 68. 65 Keynote Presentation software Spring 2008: 52= 2007: 72= Cost: Commercial Available: Download Platform: Mac Cinema-quality presentation software More info: http://c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/keynote.html
  69. 69. 66= Adobe Connect Web conferencing software Spring 2008: 72= 2007: 52= Cost: Commercial Available: Hosted A communication system More info: that provides enterprise web communication and c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/adobeconnect.html online collaboration.
  70. 70. 66= Basecamp Project management tool Spring 2008: 64= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free/Commercial Available: Hosted Tool that lets you manage and track projects (or simply ideas) and quickly create More info: client/project extranets. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/basecamp.html
  71. 71. 66= Google Apps Web conferencing software Spring 2008: 52= 2007: 101= Cost: Commercial Available: Hosted Software-as-a-service for business email, information sharing and security More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/googleapps.html
  72. 72. 66= iMovie Video editing software Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Commercial Available: Download Makes viewing and working with video as intuitive as Platform: Mac enjoying your photos, part of Apple iLife Suite More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/imovie.html
  73. 73. 66= Joomla Content management system Spring 2008: 101= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Download Platform: Requires fully operational web server, Content management system to build web sites database and the server side and powerful online scripting language PHP applications. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/joomla.html
  74. 74. 66= Notepad HTML and text editor Spring 2008: 64= 2007: 72= Cost: Free Available: Download Simple text editor - useful for Platform: Windows writing HTML, code or just unformatted notes.. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/notepad.html
  75. 75. 66= OneNote Personal information manager Spring 2008: 64= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Commercial Available: Download Gather your information in Platform: Windows one place.. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/onenote.html
  76. 76. 66= Opera Web browser Spring 2008: 64= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Download Award winning browser for Platform: Windows your computer and/or mobile phone and other mobile devices. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/opera.html
  77. 77. 66= PollDaddy Polling and survey tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Hosted Create polls and surveys for the web and for Twitter. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/polldaddy.html
  78. 78. 66= Stumbleupon Polling and survey tool Spring 2008: 52= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Surf the internet to find great Available: Hosted (Downloadable websites, videos, photos and toolbar) more based on your interests. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/stumbleupon.html
  79. 79. 66= Windows Live Writer Blogging tool Spring 2008: 110= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Download A desktop tool that makes it easy to publish rich content to Platform: Windows your blog. . More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/windowslivewriter.html
  80. 80. 66= Ustream Live video broadcasting tool Spring 2008: 64= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free In just minutes you can broadcast and interact with a Available: Hosted global audience - all it takes is a camera and an internet More info: connection. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/ustream.html
  81. 81. 66= Yugma Web Meeting Tool Spring 2008: 64= 2007: 72= Cost: Free/Commercial Instant real-time desktop Available: Download sharing, virtual meetings and web conferencing, whiteboard, Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux annotate and ability to share files. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/yugma.html
  82. 82. 66= Zotero Firefox Browser Extension Spring 2008: 79= 2007: 72= Cost: Free Firefox extension to help Available: Download you collect, manage, and cite your research sources Platform: Windows, Mac More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/zotero.html
  83. 83. 80= Adobe Reader PDF Reader Spring 2008: 76= 2007: 72= Cost: Free Available: Download Platform: Windows, Mac, Well known and well Unix/Linux, Mobile regarded PDF Reader. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/adobereader.html
  84. 84. 80= Nvu Web authoring tool Spring 2008: 48= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Download A complete web authoring Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux system that makes managing a web site a snap More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/nvu.html
  85. 85. 80= TeacherTube Video Sharing Site Spring 2008: 76= 2007: 57 Cost: Free Available: Hosted A place where you can host, tag and share instructional videos More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/teachertube.html
  86. 86. 83= Adobe Presenter PowerPoint-based e-learning tool Spring 2008: 110= 2007: 72= Cost: Commercial Available: Download A tool to rapidly create Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/adobepresenter.html
  87. 87. 83= Bubbl.us Mind Mapping Tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: 101= Cost: Free Available: Hosted A simple web application that lets you brainstorm online More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/bubblus.html
  88. 88. 83= Course Lab Course authoring tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: 101= Cost: Free Available: Download A powerful, yet easy-to-use, Platform: Windows e-learning authoring tool for creating interactive e-learning content. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/courselab.html
  89. 89. 83= Furl Social Bookmarking Tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: 72= Cost: Free Available: Hosted Makes it easy to save, share, and explore favourite web pages. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/furl.html
  90. 90. 83= Internet Explorer Web browser Spring 2008: 52= 2007: 31= Cost: Free Available: Download Web browser that comes as Platform: Windows part of the Windows/Vista operating system . More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/ie.html
  91. 91. 83= GIMP Image/photo editing tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: 43= Cost: Free Available: Download Software for tasks such as Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/gimp.html
  92. 92. 83= Jott Image/photo editing tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Hosted Converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists More info: and appointments. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/jott.html
  93. 93. 83= LibraryThing Book cataloguing tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Hosted An easy, library-quality catalogue that also connects More info: you with people who read the c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/librarything.html same things.
  94. 94. 83= MediaWiki Wiki tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: 36= Cost: Free Available: Download The wiki engine that powers Platform: Windows, Unix/Linux Wikipedia, so any wiki site based on MediaWiki has the Wikipedia look and feel. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/mediawiki.html
  95. 95. 83= MovieMaker Video editor Spring 2008: Not ranked 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Download Create, edit, and share your Platform: Windows home movies right on your computer More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/moviemaker.html
  96. 96. 83= Paint.NET Image/photo editing software Spring 2008: 52= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Features an intuitive and Available: Download innovative user interface with Platform: Windows support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and More info: powerful tools. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/paint.html
  97. 97. 83= Safari Web browser Spring 2008: 72= 2007: 79= Cost: Free With its simple elegant Available: Download interface, Safari gets out of Platform: Mac, Windows your way and lets you enjoy the web. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/safari.html
  98. 98. 83= Scribd Document hosting site Spring 2008: 64= 2007: 50= Cost: Free A place to store documents - Available: Hosted doc, ppt, pdf, xls, etc and share them with others. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/scribd.html
  99. 99. 83= SMART Interactive whiteboard tools Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked At the heart of every SMART Cost: Free / Commercial interactive whiteboard lies Available: Download award-winning software that can help transform your Platform: Windows, Mac classroom or meeting space into a dynamic learning More info: environment c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/smartboard.html
  100. 100. 83= TiddlyWiki Personal wiki tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked A single file which has all the Cost: Free characteristics of a wiki - Available: Download including all of the content, Platform: Windows, Mac, Unix the functionality and the style sheet. More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/tiddlywiki.html
  101. 101. 83= Tumblr Micro-blogging service Spring 2008: 110= 2007: Not ranked Tumblelogs are the easiest way to express yourself, as Cost: Free Tumblr makes it effortless to Available: Hosted share text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, More info: desktop, email, or wherever c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/tumblr.html you happen to be.
  102. 102. 83= Twhirl Social Software Client Spring 2008: Not ranked 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Download A desktop client for social Platform: Requires Adobe Air software such as Twitter, Friendfeed, identi.ca, or seesmic More info: http://c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/twhirl.html
  103. 103. 83= Wink Software Demonstration Tool Spring 2008: 64= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Download A tool primarily aimed at Platform: Windows, Linux creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). More info: c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/wink.html
  104. 104. 83= Zamzar File conversion tool Spring 2008: 79= 2007: Not ranked Cost: Free Available: Hosted Convert files online without the need to download More info: software. c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/zamzar.html
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