37 Free Tools on the Net




http://whangareiareacluster.wikispaces.com/Mark2010
3 types of tools:
    •Freeware
    •Web 2.0 tools/services
    •Firefox Add-ons
Freeware
  •Apple website (use the )
  •Google Searches
   •applemacfreeware.com
   •Softpedia
Firefox
An Internet Web Browser. A
‘faster’ alternative to Safari
   on the Mac, or Interent
     Explorer on the PC.
Vienna
   An RSS feed reader. This
    means it automatically
  retrieves information and
 articles from websites that
   ...
Skype
A communication tool. Free
calls, video calls and instant
messaging over the internet.
Also has the ability to make
...
VLC

A media player. Plays almost
any video file type. Available
  in Mac and PC versions.
Handbrake
A DVD Ripper. Creates video
 files on your computer of
dvds. Copyright issues very
   fuzzy. Requires VLC.
Flip4Mac
Components that you add to
    Quicktime to enable
playback of Windows Media
   Video and Audio(.wmv
      and .w...
MindNode

  A basic mind-mapping
application. Simple and easy
           to use.
Highlight
    A screen-writing
application. Allows you to
 write on top of what is
         shown.
The Unarchiver
An application that ‘unzips’
  or decompresses many
     different kinds of
     compressed files.
Image Tricks

 An application for editing
   images and pictures.
Paintbrush
  An application for editing
 images and pictures. Very
similar to Microsoft Paint on
           the PC
iPhoto Library Manager
   Manage multiple iPhoto
libraries. Allows you to sort
  your photos into different
     libraries...
Apimac Timer
 Timer Application. Can use
as a countdown timer, a stop
  watch, or an alarm clock
Anxiety
“Productivity” Application. A
 fancy term for a to-do list.
  Very basic, and simple to
            use.




     ...
Web 2.0 Tools/Services
  •Cool Tools for Schools
     a ‘one stop shop’ for anything
     you want or need on the
     Int...
Delicious
 Bookmark storing website.
  Allows you (and class) to
 store your websites online,
 so they are accessible from...
Voicethread
      A website that holds
multimedia and allows people
  to comment, create and join
discussions relating to ...
Wordle
  A website that creates word
clouds from a list of words of a
         body of text.
Worditout

 Another word-cloud
website that has ‘more
control’ over the final
       product.
Story Creator
A website that
 allows you to
create a story
with slides that
   you build.
Etherpad
    Collaborative
   writing. Allows
 multiple users to
write simultaneously
on one document in
      real time.
Shelfari

Book recording site.
  Users ‘store’ the
  books they have
read, reading or plan
       to read.
Pic Lits
Writing / Poetry Site.
Allows users to drag
  pre-set words to
create a sentence in
    response to a
  picture. ...
Slideshare
    Presentation
sharing. Users upload
 presentations from
 others to view and
     download.
Tutpup
        Maths and Basic Facts Practice.
       Students compete against others
     from around the world to answer...
Compfight   Searches Flickr for images with
           keywords, providing faster and
               more accurate results....
Screen capturing. Easily capture
Jing   a short movie of your screen, or
         a portion of it, and save as a
         ...
Copy a link from YouTube (or other
ZamZar     video sites) and have a video
            converted into any format.
bit.ly
         Shorten long web addresses for
               greater ease of use.




                    Next is Firefox...
Firefox Add-ons
  •In Firefox, click on Tools, then on
  Add-ons.



  •Google Searches
Cooliris   View a large group of photos easier
                       and faster.
Delicious

 Quick and easy access to your
     delicious bookmarks.
DownloadStatusBar
 View and manage downloads from a
tidy statusbar - without the download
      window getting in the way.
VideoDownloadHelper
Download videos from YouTube-like
sites. Also works also for audio and
picture galleries.
1-Click YouTube Video Downloader
Download videos from YouTube with
one click. flv, mp4 or
ReadItLater
Saves websites/pages for reading at
another time, without filling you
bookmarks menu.
ScreenGrab
Allows you to take a picture of an
entire webpage or a selection.
SearchPreview

The extension inserts
preview images of
web sites into the
Google, Yahoo and
Bing search results
pages.
SpeedDial   This add-on provides direct access
            to your most visited websites.
            Create your own ‘hom...
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  • 37 Free Tools on the Internet

    1. 1. 37 Free Tools on the Net http://whangareiareacluster.wikispaces.com/Mark2010
    2. 2. 3 types of tools: •Freeware •Web 2.0 tools/services •Firefox Add-ons
    3. 3. Freeware •Apple website (use the ) •Google Searches •applemacfreeware.com •Softpedia
    4. 4. Firefox An Internet Web Browser. A ‘faster’ alternative to Safari on the Mac, or Interent Explorer on the PC.
    5. 5. Vienna An RSS feed reader. This means it automatically retrieves information and articles from websites that you regularly visit.
    6. 6. Skype A communication tool. Free calls, video calls and instant messaging over the internet. Also has the ability to make paid calls.
    7. 7. VLC A media player. Plays almost any video file type. Available in Mac and PC versions.
    8. 8. Handbrake A DVD Ripper. Creates video files on your computer of dvds. Copyright issues very fuzzy. Requires VLC.
    9. 9. Flip4Mac Components that you add to Quicktime to enable playback of Windows Media Video and Audio(.wmv and .wma) files.
    10. 10. MindNode A basic mind-mapping application. Simple and easy to use.
    11. 11. Highlight A screen-writing application. Allows you to write on top of what is shown.
    12. 12. The Unarchiver An application that ‘unzips’ or decompresses many different kinds of compressed files.
    13. 13. Image Tricks An application for editing images and pictures.
    14. 14. Paintbrush An application for editing images and pictures. Very similar to Microsoft Paint on the PC
    15. 15. iPhoto Library Manager Manage multiple iPhoto libraries. Allows you to sort your photos into different libraries for easier organisation.
    16. 16. Apimac Timer Timer Application. Can use as a countdown timer, a stop watch, or an alarm clock
    17. 17. Anxiety “Productivity” Application. A fancy term for a to-do list. Very basic, and simple to use. Next is Web2.0 tools...
    18. 18. Web 2.0 Tools/Services •Cool Tools for Schools a ‘one stop shop’ for anything you want or need on the Internet. •Google Searches
    19. 19. Delicious Bookmark storing website. Allows you (and class) to store your websites online, so they are accessible from anywhere with a connection.
    20. 20. Voicethread A website that holds multimedia and allows people to comment, create and join discussions relating to specific topics.
    21. 21. Wordle A website that creates word clouds from a list of words of a body of text.
    22. 22. Worditout Another word-cloud website that has ‘more control’ over the final product.
    23. 23. Story Creator A website that allows you to create a story with slides that you build.
    24. 24. Etherpad Collaborative writing. Allows multiple users to write simultaneously on one document in real time.
    25. 25. Shelfari Book recording site. Users ‘store’ the books they have read, reading or plan to read.
    26. 26. Pic Lits Writing / Poetry Site. Allows users to drag pre-set words to create a sentence in response to a picture. Can also write ‘freestlye’
    27. 27. Slideshare Presentation sharing. Users upload presentations from others to view and download.
    28. 28. Tutpup Maths and Basic Facts Practice. Students compete against others from around the world to answer the more questions.
    29. 29. Compfight Searches Flickr for images with keywords, providing faster and more accurate results. Demo
    30. 30. Screen capturing. Easily capture Jing a short movie of your screen, or a portion of it, and save as a flash movie file. Demo
    31. 31. Copy a link from YouTube (or other ZamZar video sites) and have a video converted into any format.
    32. 32. bit.ly Shorten long web addresses for greater ease of use. Next is Firefox Add-ons...
    33. 33. Firefox Add-ons •In Firefox, click on Tools, then on Add-ons. •Google Searches
    34. 34. Cooliris View a large group of photos easier and faster.
    35. 35. Delicious Quick and easy access to your delicious bookmarks.
    36. 36. DownloadStatusBar View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar - without the download window getting in the way.
    37. 37. VideoDownloadHelper Download videos from YouTube-like sites. Also works also for audio and picture galleries.
    38. 38. 1-Click YouTube Video Downloader Download videos from YouTube with one click. flv, mp4 or
    39. 39. ReadItLater Saves websites/pages for reading at another time, without filling you bookmarks menu.
    40. 40. ScreenGrab Allows you to take a picture of an entire webpage or a selection.
    41. 41. SearchPreview The extension inserts preview images of web sites into the Google, Yahoo and Bing search results pages.
    42. 42. SpeedDial This add-on provides direct access to your most visited websites. Create your own ‘homepage’.

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