Who doesn’t need online tools to make life easier, more exciting or just plain fun. Even better, if the tools are free to try out and use you can get started right now!
I’ve sat all day in my scotty dog pjs and leopard print Snuggie (my style knows no bounds!)
I still wanted to share something useful with you and not fall too far behind in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
I took the opportunity to rummage in my nifty online toolbox and came up with these for your perusal.
Without further ado, here’s 15 really useful, fabulously free online tools for you to try out.
15 Free Online Tools For You To Try
1. Evernote http://evernote.com
Capture everything… A brilliant tool! I use it to clip to save interesting stats or even whole blog posts for later consumption with the web clipper. Write your to-do list and access it anywhere if that floats your boat too.
2. Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com
Easily create word art images – from the urls or lists of words. It will keep you amused for a while and give you something to post on your blog!
3. Attacat Cookie Audit http://www.attacat.co.uk/resources/cookies
For those of us in the UK who are required to tell people what cookies we use and why… This is a Chrome app that rummages through your site and lets you know what cookies you have.
4. Click to tweet http://clicktotweet.com
I should use this more often! It lets others share your quote snippets on Twitter
@JanKearney shares 15 fab free online tools in her pjs (Click to tweet – I dare you lol)
5. Prezi http://prezi.com
Bye bye boring presentations! Free to use with premium upgrades
6. Tableau http://www.tableausoftware.com/public
Do you have loads of data and want it in an easy on the eye visual layout to share on your site? Tablaeu is for you.
7. CaptionTube http://captiontube.appspot.com
I’ve mentioned before why you should add transcriptions to your YouTube videos. If you want to take it up a level with full closed captions, this is the tool for you.
8. Uptime Robot http://www.uptimerobot.com
Want to know when your website is down or keep track of your hosts promised 99.9% promised uptime? Uptime Robot will mail or tweet you to let you know.
9. Smore http://www.smore.com
Social fliers anyone? These are really simple to create and share
10. EzVid http://www.ezvid.com
Create your own screencast videos for YouTube, free!
11. Pixlr http://pixlr.com
Edit your own graphics online
12. Spreaker http://www.spreaker.com
Want your own podcast? Be a star and get started free
13. Bubbl.us https://bubbl.us
Start brainstorming and mindmapping!
14. Bigger Plate https://www.biggerplate.com
Once you have your mindmaps, share them with other mappers… Or borrow theirs!
15. Quick Meme http://www.quickmeme.com
Use them premade or add your own captions. Be warned, some of these memes may offend and I take no responsibility for the hours lost browsing!
Over to you…
How many of these free online tools will you use? Do you have any favourites not listed here? Share them in the comments!