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3D MODELLING & AR

SketchUp


#free #3Dmodelling #design #software #browser

SketchUp is a free 3D modelling programme which runs from your browser. No need to download any software. Excellent for designing spaces for virtual exhibitions, planning physical exhibitions, architecture and interior design.  


Isodora 3 Demo


#projectionmapping #computer #software

Free and paid versons of projection mapping software. With the free version you can use all the features and create a project, but the project can’t be saved. However, Isodora 3 provides a great way to learn working with a professional projection mapping software.


Spark AR


#socialmedia #instagram #filters #coding

Spark AR is a free software which allows you to create your own filters for Instagram and Facebook. There are lots of resources for beginners getting into the software. The creative possibilities on Spark AR are endless.


AUDIO

Audacity


#free #audio #computer  #software

Free and easy-to-use multi-track audio editor. Audacity can either record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitise recordings from other media. You can import, edit and combine sound files as well as export your recordings in many different file formats.
VIDEO & ANIMATION

Blender


#free #video #3Dmodelling #animation #desktop

Blender is a free, open-source software. You can do everything from modelling, rigging, 3D animation, simulation, rendering and motion tracking, to video editing and 2D animation.


FlipaClip


#free #phone #app #animation

FlipaClip's free video animation tools are optimised for your mobile or iPad.
Create photo animation and frame-by-frame animation, draw pictures and turn them into animated gifs or draw over videos to create a rotoscope video.


AVID


#computer #software #video #freeoption

This is a video editing software that is similar to Adobe PremierPro. AVID is a programme used by many professionals to edit films and TV shows. There are paid options for further professional features, as well as a free version.


Inshot


#phone #app #video #photo #freeoption

Free video and photo editing app for mobile. You can simply edit videos and photos, or make collages using different templates and shapes. Inshot provides an easy way to produce creative content for social media right from your mobile.

PHOTO & ILLUSTRATION


SketchbookPro


#free #photo #illustration #software

Free photo editing and digital illustration software available on all devices. Create quick conceptual sketches or fully-finished artworks. You can scan your physical sketches and import your line art with a transparent background, ready for inking and colouring. Perfect tool for illustrators.


Gimp


#free #photo #computer  #software

Free, open-source image manipulation software which allows you to open and edit Adobe Photoshop files. You can use Gimp for retouching photographs, producing icons, graphic design elements and art for user interface components and mockups.


Pixelmator


#photo #editing #software #oneoffpayment

Pixelmator is an affordable image and photo editing tool that is similar to Adobe Photoshop, with intuitive navigation. It includes every tool and feature you need for editing and retouching your photos, creating designs, drawing vector illustrations, painting and sketching. Available for one-off payment of £28.99.


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CO-WORKING &  ONLINE MEETINGS

Google Workspace


#workflow #allinone #productivity #coworking #desctop #mobile

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) is the all-in-one platform which provides free access to a multitude of tools including Mail and Meet, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Slides and Sheets. You can use Google Workspace on all devices and work remotely with other people in real time. All of the edits you make are auto-saved regularly and can be easily shared.


Slack


#coworking #discussion #productivity #community

The perfect co-working platform for sharing information and having discussions. You can customise your profile, set availability and create custom channels dedicated to specific topics. Keep discussions organised with the option to reply in thread. On top of co-working, you can simply conduct one-to-one voice calls and chats. Slack is available for desktop and mobile, and it synchronises between devices.


Zoom


#free #meetings #business #coworking #videocall #screenshare

Zoom has proven to be a very easy-to-use, versatile programme for online meetings. It has all the standard features of audio, video, chat and screen share. It’s free to use and unlimited for one-to-one meetings. It has a limit of 40 minutes for bigger group meetings.  


CozyRoom


#free #voicechat #textchat #coworking #cute #gamelike

A cute, comfortable and gameified space for co-working. You can create your own room with furniture! CozyRoom is audio-only, with no video option. 


Discord


#free #voicechat #textchat  #coworking #screenshare

With Discord, you can create your personal server, invite people to join and use it as a co-working space or as a place to gather with friends for fun. Converse using audio, video or screenshare. You can dedicate channels for specific topics or tasks for your team.




ORGANISATION AND TIME-MANAGEMENT

Trello


#productivity #project-management #coworking #desktop #mobile  

Trello is a list-making app perfect for project managing, co-working and taking your organisation to the next level. There are useful options like adding customisable backgrounds, colour-coded labels and covers, writing checklists and setting reminders for deadlines. You can also attach files from Google Drive or computer and share the boards with other people. Trello offers a multitude of templates you can choose from, or create your own from scratch.
 

Toggl Track


#timetrack #workflow #productivity 

Highly-recommended workflow and time management app. You can record how much time you spend on each task. Manage projects and track your team’s progress. Get a better idea of how you spend your time and learn to make the most of it. 


NOTE-TAKING

CocoonWeaver


#voicerecorder #transcribe #notes #Iphone

CocoonWeaver is a free voice memo app which offers an interactive and visual way of making notes. It records your audio and auto-transcribes your words. You can organise your notes into categories. Perfect if you prefer verbalising your ideas rather than typing them.


Evernote


#notetaking #productivity #organisation

Notes and organization tool. Capture and organize notes, files, photos, and voice memos in one place Evernote lets you use voice commands, save web page content and connect to other productivity tools like Google Drive, Gmail, Slack and more.






FOR YOUR ENTERPRISE

MailChimp


#marketing #newsletter #business #email

Multi-channel tools to promote and grow your business. Use the smart design and content tools to create newsletters for email marketing. Find your first customers, collect signups
and target the right audience.
 

Canva


#free #design #cv #socialmedia #templates

Canva is an online graphic design platform. User-friendly and intuitive to use with a variety of ready templates for social media content, posts, CV templates, postcards, presentations and many more types of visual content. The app is free, but the paid subscription offers additional functionality. Available for desktop and mobile. 


ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
 

Quickbooks


#accounting #finance #business #enterprise #paid

Track all your accounting needs whatever your line of work is. Perfect for businesses, self-employed and freelancers alike. As a HMRC recognised tool, Quickbooks helps with HMRC assessment and income tax estimates. Use it for income and expenses management, invoicing and more. It is paid with multiple different subscription options, starting as low as £8 per month.


Invoice Generator


#accounting #finance #invoice #template #website

A simple and quick invoice generator. Make attractive, professional invoices in a single click. 


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WEBSITE-BUILDING

Having a professional website is a big part of running a business. Here are a few of the most reliable website-building platforms out there. Some of them have free options available, others are paid, but with each platform you can set up an account and explore to see if it suits your needs before you commit. Most of the platforms also allow you to set up a show to sell your products or services.

          FREE

     WIX


     Wordpress


     Weebly


              PAID

       Format


       Squarespace


       Cargo

 


A minimalist gif of a woman drawing with a giant black pen on a giant computer window. Her hand on the left side is raised, holding the side of the window, while her arm on the right extends to the center of the composition with the giant pen in hand. She has black hair and is wearing a yellow jumpsuit and brown boots.Animated green arrows extend from the center bottom of the composition to the top right. There is an abstract white curved background.



























 


On the left side of the composition is a light red circle with ‘Canva’ written in white text in the middle of it. There is a red heart shape placed on the top right side of the circle with white text in the centre which reads ‘ELEANOR LOVES’. In the top right of the composition there is a square with a screenshot of the Canva site. The screenshot shows the selection of free CV templates available. At the bottom of the composition there is a white circle with “canva is so easy to use on tablet, phone or computer. It’s free and makes graphic design projects much less daunting. It gives you the option of both creative freedom and carefully curated pre-saved templates” written in black.





















ALL SKILLS

FutureLearn


#learning #education #freeoptions #paid

Learning platform with both free and paid courses. It provides video, audio and written study materials as well as a discussion section where you can write comments and ask questions to learn with your virtual classmates. Courses include quizzes, tests and assignments to improve your learning and understanding of the subject. Courses vary in length. Most are six to ten weeks long but there are also some shorter two and three week courses.


Coursera 


#universitycourses #education #freeoptions #paid

Coursera is a learning platform with specialist courses provided by various universities from all over the world. Some courses are taught in different languages (35 languages currently available). Courses vary in duration from less than 2 hours to up to 3 months. Resources are provided as videos as well as text-based materials. Check out the overview of the full course week by week, and get a sense of how long the lessons take. Completing the courses is free (by selecting Audit), but gaining a certificate requires payment.


ScreenSkills


#free #TVandFilm #VFX #animation #games

Online resources for film, TV, VFX, animation and games.  The website provides online events, training courses, online learning, mentoring, bursaries and funding. ScreenSkills is committed to working with screen-based industries to develop opportunities for people from under-represented groups and diverse backgrounds.


Skillshare


#paid #subscription  #creative #workshops

Highly-acclaimed learning platform built on sharing expertise. You can find courses on various topics. Simply sign up and begin to learn. The premium version costs either £13 per month on a rolling subscription, or £84 annually (which works out to £7 per month). You can also sign up as a tutor and create your own course to share skills with people.




LANGUAGE LEARNING

Duolingo


#language #phone #app #desktop #freeoption #paidoption

Fun language learning app with a cute owl mascot. Duolingo can be used both on desktop and mobile. Master a tricky tense on-the-go! You can learn many different languages taught in English, French, German and others. There is a free version with ads and a premium paid version. Courses are separated into levels and you need to pass lower levels to get to the more advanced levels. When you advance in the language, you unlock a section with stories and dialogue conversations in the language which include enjoyable exercises.


Tandem


#language #exchange #makingfriends #speaking

Tandem is a language exchange app where you can chat and talk to people all over the world who are fluent in the language you’re learning. Find language practice partners and make new friends beyond borders. The app can read your messages aloud and translate them for you (up to three translations per day with the free version). You can choose to send photos and voice messages, as well as have voice and video calls.


CODING RESOURCES


IoCoding Club


#creative #coding #learning #website

IoCoding Club is a website with resources and information for creative coding. They have partnered with The Institute of Coding (IoC) to host the IoCoding Club on 15th April-1st May. The club will show the process behind how to code for the web and will include video tutorials and how-tos, accessible for anyone with a passion for technology. Suitable for all levels.


Superhi


#coding #learning #website

Coding resources and materials for beginners and advanced learners alike. Both free and paid. You can find many free materials in the resources and library section. Also includes resources about creative pratice and managing freelance work.









    

                                                                 
                                                                      


        










     
       
     


           



























PLAY

TATE Kids


#art #explore #create

The Tate website has a page dedicated to resources for children to play, explore and create. Children have the opportunity to learn about art history as well as create their own masterpiece. Tate offers resources for children to create online or inspiring craft ideas to make at home. Tate Kids is highly recommended for kids of all ages.


Lunch Doodles


#art #video #tutorials

Mo Willems provides easy, fun and engaging art tutorials for children and adults alike. Learn how to draw through his videos. Perfect for an artistic break from your routine at home.


Google Arts and Culture


#art #culture #virtual #exhibitions

Explore artworks, places, games and museums through Google Art and Culture. Choose your interactive experience and discover arts and culture around the world. Visit numerous museums online.



Open Culture


#art #museums #galleries #online

Some of the world’s most beautiful and extensive museums and galleries have taken themselves online to showcase their wonderful collections in the safety of your own home.


LEARN

SparkNotes


#education #school #e-learning

Studying, simplified. SparkNotes includes study guides, infographics and interesting e-learning materials for young audiences. It offers guides to everything from history, maths, biology, drama and poetry to sociology and many other subjects. Quick quizzes let you test your knowledge.


Kodable


#learn #coding #games #freetrial  #paid

Kodale is a website designed to teach children the basics of coding. It allows children to learn how to create their own mazes, games and characters applying the essentials of coding. Kodable offers a free 30 day trial and then charges £6.99 monthly.


BBC Bitesize


#videos #activities #homelearning

Hugely popular learning materials for children of different ages, from 3 to 16 years and older. Discover lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you with home learning.


BBC Lockdown Learning


#lockdown #students #teachers

Tailored resources and programmes to support learners, teachers and parents during lockdown.