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Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on February 18, 2016

Multi-view, Multi-Class Dataset: pedestrians, cars and buses

This dataset consists of 23 minutes and 57 seconds of synchronized frames taken at 25fps from 6 different calibrated DV cameras.
One camera was placed about 2m high of the ground, two others where located on a first floor high, and the rest on a second floor to cover an area of 22m x 22m.
The sequence was recorded at the EPFL university campus where there is a road with a bus stop, parking slots for cars and a pedestrian crossing.


Ground truth images
Ground truth annotations


The dataset on this page has been used for our multiview object pose estimation algorithm described in the following paper:

G. Roig, X. Boix, H. Ben Shitrit and P. Fua Conditional Random Fields for Multi-Camera Object Detection, ICCV11.

Multi-camera pedestrians video

“EPFL” data set: Multi-camera Pedestrian Videos

people tracking
results, please cite one of the references below.

On this page you can download a few multi-camera sequences that we acquired for developing and testing our people detection and tracking framework. All of the sequences feature several synchronised video streams filming the same area under different angles. All cameras are located about 2 meters from the ground. All pedestrians on the sequences are members of our laboratory, so there is no privacy issue. For the Basketball sequence, we received consent from the team.

Laboratory sequences

These sequences were shot inside our laboratory by 4 cameras. Four (respectively six) people are sequentially entering the room and walking around for 2 1/2 minutes. The frame rate is 25 fps and the videos are encoded using MPEG-4 codec.

[Camera 0] [Camera 1] [Camera 2] [Camera 3]

Calibration file for the 4 people indoor sequence.

[Camera 0] [Camera 1] [Camera 2] [Camera 3]

Calibration file for the 6 people indoor sequence.

Campus sequences

These two sequences called campus were shot outside on our campus with 3 DV cameras. Up to four people are simultaneously walking in front of them. The white line on the screenshots shows the limits of the area that we defined to obtain our tracking results. The frame rate is 25 fps and the videos are encoded using Indeo 5 codec.

[Seq.1, cam. 0] [Seq.1, cam. 1] [Seq.1, cam. 2]
[Seq.2, cam. 0] [Seq.2, cam. 1] [Seq.2, cam. 2]

Calibration file for the two above outdoor scenes.

Terrace sequences

The sequences below, called terrace, were shot outside our building on a terrace. Up to 7 people evolve in front of 4 DV cameras, for around 3 1/2 minutes. The frame rate is 25 fps and the videos are encoded using Indeo 5 codec.

[Seq.1, cam. 0] [Seq.1, cam. 1] [Seq.1, cam. 2] [Seq.1, cam. 3]
[Seq.2, cam. 0] [Seq.2, cam. 1] [Seq.2, cam. 2] [Seq.1, cam. 3]

Calibration file for the terrace scene.

Passageway sequence

This sequence dubbed passageway was filmed in an underground passageway to a train station. It was acquired with 4 DV cameras at 25 fps, and is encoded with Indeo 5. It is a rather difficult sequence due to the poor lighting.

[Seq.1, cam. 0] [Seq.1, cam. 1] [Seq.1, cam. 2] [Seq.1, cam. 3]

Calibration file for the passageway scene.

Basketball sequence

This sequence was filmed at a training session of a local basketball team. It was acquired with 4 DV cameras at 25 fps, and is encoded with Indeo 5.

[Seq.1, cam. 0] [Seq.1, cam. 1] [Seq.1, cam. 2] [Seq.1, cam. 3]

Calibration file for the basketball scene.

Camera calibration

POM only needs a simple calibration consisting of two homographies per camera view, which project the ground plane in top view to the ground plane in camera views and to the head plane in camera views (a plane parallel to the ground plane but located 1.75 m higher). Therefore, the calibration files given above consist of 2 homographies per camera. In degenerate cases where the camera is located inside the head plane, this one will project to a horizontal line in the camera image. When this happens, we do not provide a homography for the head plane, but instead we give the height of the line in which the head plane will project. This is expressed in percentage of the image height, starting from the top.

The homographies given in the calibration files project points in the camera views to their corresponding location on the top view of the ground plane, that is

H * X_image = X_topview .

We have also computed the camera calibration using the Tsai calibration toolkit for some of our sequences. We also make them available for download. They consist of an XML file per camera view, containing the standard Tsai calibration parameters. Note that the image size used for calibration might differ from the size of the video sequences. In this case, the image coordinates obtained with the calibration should be normalized to the size of the video.

Ground truth

We have created a ground truth data for some of the video sequences presented above, by locating and identifying the people in some frames at a regular interval.

To use these ground truth files, you must rely on the same calibration with the exact same parameters that we used when generating the data. We call top view the rectangular area of the ground plane in which we perform tracking.

This area is of dimensions tv_width x tv_height and has top left coordinate (tv_origin_x, tv_origin_y). Besides, we call grid our discretization of the top view area into grid_width x grid_height cells. An example is illustrated by the figure below, in which the grid has dimensions 5 x 4.

The people’s position in the ground truth are expressed in discrete grid coordinates. In order to be projected into the images with homographies or the Tsai calibration, these grid coordinates need to be translated into top view coordinates. We provide below a simple C function that performs this translation. This function takes the following parameters:

  • pos : the person position coming from the ground truth file
  • grid_width, grid_height : the grid dimension
  • tv_origin_x, tv_origin_y : the top left corner of the top view
  • tv_width, tv_height : the top view dimension
  • tv_x, tv_y : the top view coordinates, i.e. the output of the function
  void grid_to_tv(int pos, int grid_width, int grid_height,                  float tv_origin_x, float tv_origin_y, float tv_width,                  float tv_height, float &tv_x, float &tv_y) {     tv_x = ( (pos % grid_width) + 0.5 ) * (tv_width / grid_width) + tv_origin_x;    tv_y = ( (pos / grid_width) + 0.5 ) * (tv_height / grid_height) + tv_origin_y;  }

The table below summarizes the aforementionned parameters for the ground truth files we provide. Note that the ground truth for the terrace sequence has been generated with the Tsai calibration provided in the table. You will need to use this one to get a proper bounding box alignment.

Ground Truth Grid dimensions Top view origin Top view dimensions Calibration
6-people laboratory 56 x 56 (0 , 0) 358 x 360 file
terrace, seq. 1 30 x 44 (-500 , -1,500) 7,500 x 11,000 file (Tsai)
passageway, seq. 1 40 x 99 (0 , 38.48) 155 x 381 file

The format of the ground truth file is the following:

 1 <number of frames>  <number of people>  <grid width>  <grid height>  <step size>  <first frame>  <last frame> <pos> <pos> <pos> ... <pos> <pos> <pos> ... . . .

where <number of frames> is the total number of frames, <number of people> is the number of people for which we have produced a ground truth, <grid width> and <grid height>are the ground plane grid dimensions, <step size> is the frame interval between two ground truth labels (i.e. if set to 25, then there is a label once every 25 frames), and <first frame> and <last frame> are the first and last frames for which a label has been entered.

After the header, every line represents the positions of people at a given frame. <pos> is the position of a person in the grid. It is normally a integer >= 0, but can be -1 if undefined (i.e. no label has been produced for this frame) or -2 if the person is currently out of the grid.


Multiple Object Tracking using K-Shortest Paths Optimization

Jérôme Berclaz, François Fleuret, Engin Türetken, Pascal Fua
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
pdf | show bibtex

Multi-Camera People Tracking with a Probabilistic Occupancy Map

François Fleuret, Jérôme Berclaz, Richard Lengagne, Pascal Fua
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
pdf | show bibtex

MuHAVi: Multicamera Human Action Video Data

including selected action sequences with

MAS: Manually Annotated Silhouette Data

for the evaluation of human action recognition methods

Figure 1. The top view of the configuration of 8 cameras used to capture the actions in the blue action zone (which is marked with white tapes on the scene floor).

camera symbol

camera name

V1 Camera_1
V2 Camera_2
V3 Camera_3
V4 Camera_4
V5 Camera_5
V6 Camera_6
V7 Camera_7
V8 Camera_8

Table 1. Camera view names appearing in the MuHAVi data folders and the corresponding symbols used in Fig. 1.


On the table below, you can click on the links to download the data (JPG images) for the corresponding action

Important: We noted that some earlier versions of that earlier versions of MS Internet Explorer could not download files over 2GB size, so we recomment to use alternative browsers such as Firefox or Chrome.

Each tar file contains 7 folders corresponding to 7 actors (Person1 to Person7) each of which contains 8 folders corresponding to 8 cameras (Camera_1 to Camera_8). Image frames corresponding to every combination of action/actor/camera are named with image frame numbers starting from 00000001.jpg for simplicity. The video frame rate is 25 frames per second and the resolution of image frames (except for Camera_8) is 720 x 576 Pixels (columns x rows). The image resolution is 704 x 576 for Camera_8.

action class

action name

C1 WalkTurnBack 2.6GB
C2 RunStop 2.5GB
C3 Punch 3.0GB
C4 Kick 3.4GB
C5 ShotGunCollapse 4.3GB
C6 PullHeavyObject 4.5GB
C7 PickupThrowObject 3.0GB
C8 WalkFall 3.9GB
C9 LookInCar 4.6GB
C10 CrawlOnKnees 3.4GB
C11 WaveArms 2.2GB
C12 DrawGraffiti 2.7GB
C13 JumpOverFence 4.4GB
C14 DrunkWalk 4.0GB
C15 ClimbLadder 2.1GB
C16 SmashObject 3.3GB
C17 JumpOverGap 2.6GB

MIT Trajectory Data Set – Multiple Camera Views


MIT trajectory data set is for the research of activity analysis in multiple single camera view using the trajectories of objects as features. Object tracking is based on background subtraction using a Adaptive Gaussian Mixture model. There are totally four camera views. Trajectories in different camera views have been synchronized. The data can be downloaded from the following link,

MIT trajectory data set

Background image


Please cite as:

X. Wang, K. Tieu and E. Grimson, Correspondence‐Free Activity Analysis and Scene Modeling in Multiple Camera Views, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence(PAMI), Vol. 32, pp. 56-71, 2010..


MIT traffic data set is for research on activity analysis and crowded scenes. It includes a traffic video sequence of 90 minutes long. It is recorded by a stationary camera. The size of the scene is 720 by 480. It is divided into 20 clips and can be downloaded from the following links.

Ground Truth

In order to evaluate the performance of human detection on this data set, ground truth of pedestrians of some sampled frames are manually labeled. It can be downloaded below. A readme file provides the instructions of how to use it.
Ground truth of pedestrians


  1. Unsupervised Activity Perception in Crowded and Complicated scenes Using Hierarchical Bayesian Models
    X. Wang, X. Ma and E. Grimson
    IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 31, pp. 539-555, 2009
  2. Automatic Adaptation of a Generic Pedestrian Detector to a Specific Traffic Scene
    M. Wang and X. Wang
    IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011


This dataset is presented in our CVPR 2015 paper,
Linjie Yang, Ping Luo, Chen Change Loy, Xiaoou Tang. A Large-Scale Car Dataset for Fine-Grained Categorization and Verification, In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015. PDF

The Comprehensive Cars (CompCars) dataset contains data from two scenarios, including images from web-nature and surveillance-nature. The web-nature data contains 163 car makes with 1,716 car models. There are a total of 136,726 images capturing the entire cars and 27,618 images capturing the car parts. The full car images are labeled with bounding boxes and viewpoints. Each car model is labeled with five attributes, including maximum speed, displacement, number of doors, number of seats, and type of car. The surveillance-nature data contains 50,000 car images captured in the front view. Please refer to our paper for the details.

The dataset is well prepared for the following computer vision tasks:

  • Fine-grained classification
  • Attribute prediction
  • Car model verification

The train/test subsets of these tasks introduced in our paper are included in the dataset. Researchers are also welcome to utilize it for any other tasks such as image ranking, multi-task learning, and 3D reconstruction.


  1. You need to complete the release agreement form to download the dataset. Please see below.
  2. The CompCars database is available for non-commercial research purposes only.
  3. All images of the CompCars database are obtained from the Internet which are not property of MMLAB, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The MMLAB is not responsible for the content nor the meaning of these images.
  4. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the images and any portion of derived data.
  5. You agree not to further copy, publish or distribute any portion of the CompCars database. Except, for internal use at a single site within the same organization it is allowed to make copies of the database.
  6. The MMLAB reserves the right to terminate your access to the database at any time.
  7. All submitted papers or any publicly available text using the CompCars database must cite the following paper:
    Linjie Yang, Ping Luo, Chen Change Loy, Xiaoou Tang. A Large-Scale Car Dataset for Fine-Grained Categorization and Verification, In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015.

Download instructions

Download the CompCars dataset Release Agreement, read it carefully, and complete it appropriately. Note that the agreement should be signed by a full-time staff member (that is, student is not acceptable). Then, please scan the signed agreement and send it to Mr. Linjie Yang (yl012(at) and cc to Chen Change Loy (ccloy(at) We will verify your request and contact you on how to download the database.

Stanford Cars Dataset


       The Cars dataset contains 16,185 images of 196 classes of cars. The data is split into 8,144 training images and 8,041 testing images, where each class has been split roughly in a 50-50 split. Classes are typically at the level of Make, Model, Year, e.g. 2012 Tesla Model S or 2012 BMW M3 coupe.


       Training images can be downloaded here.
Testing images can be downloaded here.
A devkit, including class labels for training images and bounding boxes for all images, can be downloaded here.
If you’re interested in the BMW-10 dataset, you can get that here.

Update: For ease of development, a tar of all images is available here and all bounding boxes and labels for both training and test are available here. If you were using the evaluation server before (which is still running), you can use test annotations here to evaluate yourself without using the server.


       An evaluation server has been set up here. Instructions for the submission format are included in the devkit. This dataset was featured as part of FGComp 2013, and competition results are directly comparable to results obtained from evaluating on images here.


       If you use this dataset, please cite the following paper:

3D Object Representations for Fine-Grained Categorization
Jonathan Krause, Michael Stark, Jia Deng, Li Fei-Fei
4th IEEE Workshop on 3D Representation and Recognition, at ICCV 2013 (3dRR-13). Sydney, Australia. Dec. 8, 2013.
[pdf]   [BibTex]   [slides]

Note that the dataset, as released, has 196 categories, one less than in the paper, as it has been cleaned up slightly since publication. Numbers should be more or less comparable, though.

The HDA dataset is a multi-camera high-resolution image sequence dataset for research on high-definition surveillance. 18 cameras (including VGA, HD and Full HD resolution) were recorded simultaneously during 30 minutes in a typical indoor office scenario at a busy hour (lunch time) involving more than 80 persons. In the current release (v1.1), 13 cameras have been fully labeled.


The venue spans three floors of the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisbon) facilities. The following pictures show the placement of the cameras. The 18 recorded cameras are identified with a small red circle. The 13 cameras with a coloured view field have been fully labeled in the current release (v1.1).


Each frame is labeled with the bounding boxes tightly adjusted to the visible body of the persons, the unique identification of each person, and flag bits indicating occlusion and crowd:

  • The bounding box is drawn so that it completely and tightly encloses the person.
  • If the person is occluded by something (except image boundaries), the bounding box is drawn by estimating the whole body extent.
  • People partially outside the image boundaries have their BB’s cropped to image limits. Partially occluded people and people partially outside the image boundaries are marked as ‘occluded’.
  • A unique ID is associated to each person, e.g., ‘person01’. In case of identity doubt, the special ID ‘personUnk’ is used.
  • Groups of people that are impossible to label individually are labelled collectively as ‘crowd’. People in front of a ’crowd’ area are labeled normally.

The following figures show examples of labeled frames: (a) an unoccluded person; (b) two occluded people; (c) a crowd with three people in front.


Data formats:

For each camera we provide the .jpg frames sequentially numbered and a .txt file containing the annotations according to the “video bounding box” (vbb) format defined in the Caltech Pedestrian Detection Database. Also on this site there are tools to visualise the annotations overlapped on the image frames.


Some statistics:

Labeled Sequences: 13

Number of Frames: 75207

Number of Bounding Boxes: 64028

Number of Persons: 85


Repository of Results:

We maintain a public repository of re-identification results in this dataset. Send us your CMC curve to be uploaded  (alex at isr ist utl pt).
Click here to see the full list and detailed experiments.

MANUAL_c_l_e_a_n cam60


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Bulk Rename Utility

Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on July 18, 2015

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AS-File Renamer is a free software for renaming files. It renames files by providing serial numbers to them. Suppose you capture a snapshot with your camera. Then you can rename the snapshots as abc 1, abc 2, abc 3. If you want to rename your files according to serial numbers then you can try out this freeware.

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LeCase is a free and handy file renamer software for your computer. With the help of this freeware you can easily rename all files in a particular directory to lowercase names or uppercase names. By using this freeware you can also rename your picture files in a directory by specifying various numbers to it. e.g x1, x2, x3 etc.

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File Renamex

File Renamex is a free file renamer software to rename files quickly. With the help of this freeware you can rename files in a easy manner. You can rename any type of file e.g. video, audio, picture, document etc. This freeware lets you do file renaming in bulk. It will rename files as per numbering format and prefix.

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KuKnet FileRenamer

KuKnet FileRenamer is a free software for renaming multiple files. It is a powerful tool for renaming files. You can add files or folders by click of a button or by drag and drop to its window. It shows the preview of image files. You can set rules for renaming files and can save them for future use. You can use search and replace, numeration, add file size, date/time, ID3 tag etc. to rename file names. It comes as a single executable and doesn’t require installation.

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EXIF Image Renamer

EXIF Image Renamer is a simple tool for renaming image files based upon their EXIF data. You can select the folder with images to rename by browsing for its location through the program interface. It does not have preview facility so new file names will change according to EXIF data present. It renames the images in sub folders too.

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Batch Rename

Batch Rename is an easy to use but powerful renaming tool for Windows. It lets you rename files and folders according to the rules you set. You can add single rule or combine multiple rules for renaming. For e.g. you can prefix or suffix any text to file names, add counter at specific position, remove strings etc. to the file names. You can also preview the file names before renaming.

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MP3 Renamer

MP3 Renamer is a free tool for renaming large amount of MP3 files. It has various predefined presets for renaming MP3 files like remove extra hyphens, change to sentence case, remove URLs, remove dots, change to upper case etc. You can rename MP3 files based upon their ID3 tags values also. It has a inbuilt MP3 player also.

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Tiny Renamer

Tiny Renamer is a very small and easy to use file renaming utility. You can rename multiple files easily. You can shorten long file names, use simple regular expression or advance regular expression for renaming. You can rename file extension too with the help of it. It has a replace and replace with text box in its main window. It is a good choice for renaming multiple MP3 files.

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JFRenamer is a free file and folder renaming software. It lets you rename the files and folders according to rules you set. You can add multiple rules to the list for renaming. You can configure each rule separately according to the requirement. You can set various rules like change case, replace, delete, insert, if/else etc. The software is written in JAVA and JAVA must be installed on the system to use it.

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Bica File Renamer

Bica File Renamer is a simple and easy to use file renaming utility. It lets you rename files and folders with few clicks. You can apply many different rename options like search and replace, change case, sequential numbering, insert, remove, date/time etc. It is small in size and doesn’t require installation. You can use it as a portable software too.

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Infinite Dreamers FileRenamer

Infinite Dreamers FileRenamer is a free software to rename multiple files at once. To rename files you have to navigate to the directory whose files you want to rename. You can select all files at once from any directory using context menu. You can replace old name containing text string with new text string easily. You can add multiple replace strings simultaneously.

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Rename Us Pro

Rename Us Pro is a free file renaming utility for Windows. It lets you rename files in batch mode. You can set various options for renaming. You can add multiple rules for renaming like change case, enumeration, adding prefix or suffix to file names, using MP3 tags, file date etc. You can run it in the test mode to check the results before actually renaming.

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Renamer is a free and simple file renaming software for Windows. It is very tiny in size but a useful file renaming tool. It has various functions to rename files. You can use its replace with space, search and replace, line by line replace, insert text at position, remove text by position and other various functions to rename files.

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UltimateReNamerJG is a small, simple, and easy to use rename tool for Windows. It lets you batch rename multiple files at once. You can add multiple rules for renaming. With the help of it you can insert, delete, replace text strings from file names, can change extension, can change case, set incremental digits to specific position etc. It has a restore backup option if you accidently change file names.

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FileNameStringReplacer is simple file renaming utility. It lets you find and replace specific text string from file names. It doesn’t require installation and can be used as a portable software. You can select the folder whose files have to be renamed from the select button. Set the search string to find in file names and type the replace with string to start renaming. It is easy to use software.

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RKrenamer is a simple tool for renaming multiple files at once. You can rename large number of files in one go. You can insert text strings in file names, replace text, delete text, change case (upper/lower) or serialize the files. It also supports drag and drop feature. It has a simple and easy to use user interface.

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Personal Renamer

Personal Renamer is a free renaming tool for Windows. It lets you rename multiple files in a folder easily. It is a powerful batch file renamer and supports numbering or lettering files etc. You have to set the source and destination directory (both can be same) before you start renaming. You can set the various renaming rules in the advanced menu. You can undo the rename mistakes too.

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RenameApp is a free and easy to use file renaming software for Windows. It lets you easily rename files based upon the specified criteria and order. It supports drag and drop feature. You can preview rename results before you actually start the renaming process. You can add prefix or suffix to the file names, use specific names, can rename file extension etc.

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SolidRenamer is a free and easy to use file renaming software for Windows. It lets you rename files easily. It supports various rules for renaming files including prefixes, suffixes, inserting of text, clipping, replace text, change case, enumerations etc. You can set multiple rules for renaming in a sequence. It also has a preview facility before actually starting renaming process.

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File Batch Renamer

File Batch Renamer is a file renaming tool available free. You can rename multiple files or multiple types at once. You have to choose a common name, numbering style and separator to start renaming. You can select the output folder same or different from the source. It doesn’t have many options and is a simple file renaming tool.

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LuJoSoft Rename-All

LuJoSoft Rename-All is a simple and easy to use application to rename files. Some of its features includes add text to file names, remove text from file names, replace text, change case as uppercase or lowercase, capitalize each word etc. It has a preview option also. It shows the renamed files and original file names side by side.

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PSRenamer is an open source program to rename files in batch mode. It lets you change any part of file name or its extension. You can add sequential numbers to file names. It has preview and undo functions also. As it is a JAR file and JAVA must be installed on the system to use it. It is small in size and can be used as a portable software.

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Daanav File Renamer

Daanav File Renamer is a free software to rename multiple files at once. It lets you rename various files with one click. You can find and replace text in the filenames, add incremental numbers, remove characters up to length you specify, change case (upper or lower) etc. to the file names. It is easy to use and has a user friendly interface.

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Literature Review versus Literature Survey. What is the difference?

Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on November 3, 2014

Literature Survey: Is the process of analyzing, summarizing, organizing, and presenting novel conclusions from the results of technical review of large number of recently published scholarly articles. The results of the literature survey can contribute to the body of knowledge when peer-reviewed and published as survey articles

Literature Review: Is the process of technically and critically reviewing published papers to extract technical and scientific metadata from the presented contents. The metadata are usually used during literature survey to technically compare different but relevant works and draw conclusions on weaknesses and strengths of the works.

Second View: The second view over literature survey and review is that in survey, researchers usually utilize the author-provided contents available in the published works to qualitatively analyze and compare them with other related works. While in the former, you should not perform qualitative analysis. Rather it should be quantitative meaning that every research work under study should be implemented and benchmarked under certain criteria. The results of this benchmarking study can be used to compare them together and criticize or appreciate the works.

So basically you can look at current literature and find which approach is dominating in your field. Hope it helps. I try to revise it if I came a cross other points or useful comments here.

we can use the following definitions from CS journals.

  • According to the definition of survey paper provided by IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials journal (one of the best CS journals), “The term survey, as applied here, is defined to mean a survey of the literature. A survey article should provide a comprehensive review of developments in a selected area“.
  • In ACM Computing Survey (another prestigious CS journal), survey paper is described as “A paper that summarizes and organizes recent research results in a novel way that integrates and adds understanding to work in the field. A survey article emphasizes the classification of the existing literature, developing a perspective on the area, and evaluating trends.”
  • In Elsevier journal of Computer Science Review, you will see here4 that “Critical review of the relevant literature“ is required a component of every typical survey paper.


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Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on October 12, 2014

Mathematics Function handbook

Abstract. Function handbook contains all elementary, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions — their definitions, graphs, properties and identities.


Function handbook

1. Introduction

When working at scientific calculator Li-L project we wanted to give some gift to its the future users. This scientific calculator has an embedded Help available just in two clicks for every part of the application and we had an idea to create function handbook and include it as a part of the Help, so that click in the Li-L calculator keypad took the user to the handbook page with function description.

The most challenging part of the idea was graphics. We wanted every function to have its graph and we set high standards for graphics: it was to be properly scaled, numbered and antialiased. It was interesting and difficult job: every figure was created in several stages with final stage of editing on pixel level. When the task was completed, maybe first time in my life I saw all the functions in the same scale, properly curved and cut, so that all the features were clearly visible.

The result got was so great we decided to put this beauty online. And now you can access what Li-L calculator users have on their desktops. Below you will find functions put into several lists — every list holds all functions, but ordering is different, so that you can look up the function by its notation, name or article head.

Li-L calculator handbook contains all elementary, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. Scientific calculator Li-X got handbook extended with gamma and Bessel functions and scientific calculator Li-Xc got handbook extended with modified Bessel functions.

2. Content

  1. or sqrt — square root
  2. ^ — power
  3. Γ — gamma function
  4. abs — absolute value
  5. arccos — trigonometric arc cosine
  6. arccot or arcctg — trigonometric arc cotangent
  7. arccsc or arccosec — trigonometric arc cosecant
  8. arcosh or arch — arc-hyperbolic cosine
  9. arcoth or arcth — arc-hyperbolic cotangent
  10. arcsch — arc-hyperbolic cosecant
  11. arcsec — trigonometric arc secant
  12. arcsin — trigonometric arc sine
  13. arctan or arctg — trigonometric arc tangent
  14. arsech or arsch — arc-hyperbolic secant
  15. arsinh or arsh — arc-hyperbolic sine
  16. artanh or arth — arc-hyperbolic tangent
  17. ceil — ceiling
  18. cos — trigonometric cosine
  19. cosh or ch — hyperbolic cosine
  20. cot or ctg — trigonometric cotangent
  21. coth or cth — hyperbolic cotangent
  22. csc or cosec — trigonometric cosecant
  23. csch — hyperbolic cosecant
  24. exp — exponent
  25. floor — floor
  26. Iν — modified Bessel function of the first kind
  27. Jν — Bessel function of the first kind
  28. Kν — modified Bessel function of the second kind
  29. ln — natural logarithm
  30. log or lg — decimal logarithm
  31. n! — factorial
  32. sec — trigonometric secant
  33. sech — hyperbolic secant
  34. sign — signum
  35. sin — trigonometric sine
  36. sinh or sh — hyperbolic sine
  37. tan or tg — trigonometric tangent
  38. tanh or th — hyperbolic tangent
  39. Yν — Bessel function of the second kind

3. Function index by name

  1. Absolute value abs
  2. Arc-hyperbolic cosecant arcsch
  3. Arc-hyperbolic cosine arcosh or arch
  4. Arc-hyperbolic cotangent arcoth or arcth
  5. Arc-hyperbolic secant arsech or arsch
  6. Arc-hyperbolic sine arsinh or arsh
  7. Arc-hyperbolic tangent artanh or arth
  8. Bessel function of the first kind Jν
  9. Bessel function of the second kind Yν
  10. Ceiling function ceil
  11. Decimal logarithm log or lg
  12. Exponent exp
  13. Factorial n!
  14. Floor function floor
  15. Gamma function Γ
  16. Hyperbolic cosecant csch
  17. Hyperbolic cosine cosh or ch
  18. Hyperbolic cotangent coth or cth
  19. Hyperbolic secant sech
  20. Hyperbolic sine sinh or sh
  21. Hyperbolic tangent tanh or th
  22. Modified Bessel function of the first kind Iν
  23. Modified Bessel function of the second kind Kν
  24. Natural logarithm ln
  25. Power ^
  26. Signum sign
  27. Square root or sqrt
  28. Trigonometric arc cosecant arccsc or arccosec
  29. Trigonometric arc cosine arccos
  30. Trigonometric arc cotangent arccot or arcctg
  31. Trigonometric arc secant arcsec
  32. Trigonometric arc sine arcsin
  33. Trigonometric arc tangent arctan or arctg
  34. Trigonometric cosecant csc or cosec
  35. Trigonometric cosine cos
  36. Trigonometric cotangent cot or ctg
  37. Trigonometric secant sec
  38. Trigonometric sine sin
  39. Trigonometric tangent tan or tg

4. Function index by notation

  1. — square root
  2. ^ — power
  3. Γ — gamma function
  4. abs — absolute value
  5. arccos — trigonometric arc cosine
  6. arccosec — trigonometric arc cosecant
  7. arccot — trigonometric arc cotangent
  8. arccsc — trigonometric arc cosecant
  9. arcctg — trigonometric arc cotangent
  10. arch — arc-hyperbolic cosine
  11. arcosh — arc-hyperbolic cosine
  12. arcoth — arc-hyperbolic cotangent
  13. arcsch — arc-hyperbolic cosecant
  14. arcsec — trigonometric arc secant
  15. arcsin — trigonometric arc sine
  16. arctan — trigonometric arc tangent
  17. arctg — trigonometric arc tangent
  18. arcth — arc-hyperbolic cotangent
  19. arsch — arc-hyperbolic secant
  20. arsech — arc-hyperbolic secant
  21. arsh — arc-hyperbolic sine
  22. arsinh — arc-hyperbolic sine
  23. artanh — arc-hyperbolic tangent
  24. arth — arc-hyperbolic tangent
  25. ceil — ceiling
  26. ch — hyperbolic cosine
  27. cos — trigonometric cosine
  28. cosec — trigonometric cosecant
  29. cosh — hyperbolic cosine
  30. cot — trigonometric cotangent
  31. coth — hyperbolic cotangent
  32. csc — trigonometric cosecant
  33. csch — hyperbolic cosecant
  34. ctg — trigonometric cotangent
  35. exp — exponent
  36. floor — floor
  37. Iν — modified Bessel function of the first kind
  38. Jν — Bessel function of the first kind
  39. Kν — modified Bessel function of the second kind
  40. lg — decimal logarithm
  41. ln — natural logarithm
  42. log — decimal logarithm
  43. n! — factorial
  44. sec — trigonometric secant
  45. sech — hyperbolic secant
  46. sh — hyperbolic sine
  47. sign — signum
  48. sin — trigonometric sine
  49. sinh — hyperbolic sine
  50. sqrt — square root
  51. tan — trigonometric tangent
  52. tanh — hyperbolic tangent
  53. tg — trigonometric tangent
  54. th — hyperbolic tangent
  55. Yν — Bessel function of the second kind

References. The handbook is a part of scientific calculator Li-L and scientific calculator Li-X products.

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Learn English quickly

Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on August 2, 2014

Reading, listening and speaking are the most important aspects of any language. The same applies to English language. I think this article will be definitely useful for people who are more passionate about learning English quickly.

EnglishTips to speak fluent English


  • Read and listen

We are so fluent in our mother tongue only because we read and listen to the same language all around us. Instead of trying to converse in English at the earlier stage it is better to read English novels and then listen to English albums.  Watch English movies preferably with subtitles.  This will increase your listening capacity as well as your vocabulary. Record your own voice and listen to it. This will help you to evaluate yourself.


  • Improving your Vocabulary

Carry a pocket dictionary always with you. When you hear a new word then find out its meaning and antonyms.  Learn few common idioms and phrases.  Use the words which you learnt in your conversations.

  • Motivation is the half work


You should have a strong passion for learning English.  Dedication is the key to success. So dedicate your time as much as you can.


  • Be confident

“To err is human” so don’t feel to speak English. Learn the pronunciation of the words clearly then practice it. Encourage people around you to correct your mistakes. Try to find a partner who is passionate like you to learn English quickly.  Work together this will help a lot more.


  • Think in English

Instead of thinking in your mother tongue then translating it in to English is not a good way to improve English.  So try to think in English.

  • Stop studying grammar

Many researches prove that studying grammar alone is an inefficient way to learn English quickly.  Put away your grammar books. Grammar rules teach you to think in English.  There should be a degree of naturalness while speaking without thinking.


  • Study correct materials

Read good English magazines and listen to audio articles.  “Practice makes a man perfect”. So if you practice with some material which is not correct then you will be used to speak incorrectly.  So you use the materials which are used by most people.


  • Online chat

The easy thing for people who don’t have a chance to speak is to use online chat since because we have to think and respond quickly.

These are my suggestions that will help you achieve your goal of learning English fluently.

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What’s New In Microsoft Word 2013 ?

Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on July 9, 2014

A word processor is indispensable for anyone who creates documents, be it for work, school, or writing angry letters to your representatives in Congress. Now that Microsoft has finally released Office 2013 to the general public, we’re naming what we think are the 10 best new features in Word 2013. (We reviewed the whole enchilada last December, when it became available to Microsoft TechNet subscribers. You can read our opinionhere.)

Word 2013 boasts new and improved features across the board, spanning document creation to reading, editing, and collaboration. What’s even better is that Microsoft has made these advanced features easier for everyone to use.

The new Design tab includes document formatting options to format the entire document.

A New Look for Word

The first change you’ll see when you fire up Word 2013 is a new landing page (rather than a blank document, as in older versions of Word). In the left pane, you’ll see a list of your most recent Word documents as well as the option to open previously viewed documents. In the right pane, you can pick from various templates, such as blank, invoice, blog post, and so on. You can also search through Microsoft’s library of templates using certain keywords, such as “fundraiser” or “proposal.” The new landing page may take some getting used to, but will prove helpful in accessing templates you might have otherwise overlooked.

Microsoft Word has a new landing page.
Microsoft Word has a new landing page.

Integrated Account Management & Connected Services

The landing page provides you with a sleek interface organized into three sections: the navigation sidebar, account information and product information. The navigation bar allows you to access essential word processing functionalities including sharing, exporting and return buttons. The overall Word interface is highly responsive obeying the click, instantly. As illustrated below, Word 2013 comes with a customizable themes (that can be selected from the Office Background dropdown menu boasting multiple attractive themes). Moreover, understanding the power of social media and its penetration in generating viral content, Microsoft has decided to ride the wave by offering Connected Services that virtually allows you to access documents from any device on the go. Just use your Microsoft or SkyDrive account or connect using Youtube. Still not satisfied with the feature? Why not Add a service and connect your work to your favorite online hot spots. The Product Information on the left allows you toManage account or analyze the overall subscription of the Office Suite with update details.

Microsoft Word Account Preview

When adding a new service, Word 2013 allows you to link your existing Microsoft account with another online service like LinkedIn. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, just click the Join Now button on the top right corner to create one. You can specify the access duration and upon approving the link, the new service will get connected to Word, successfully.

Word 2013 Connected Services

The new Design tab

Document formats can be further extended by choosing Themes, Colors, and Fonts to use with them. If you come up with something you’d like to use all the time, the new Set as Default option allows you to make the current combination of formatting settings the default for all new documents.Word 2007 and Word 2010 added interesting features for styling a document, but the tools were scattered throughout the user interface, and they were difficult to use. The new Word 2013 Design tab consolidates all these tools onto one tab, so they’re easy to find. Microsoft has also added a visual element to its Document Formatting tool that allows you to preview a document style before applying it to the entire document. You’ll also find a range of new document format designs to choose from.

The new Alignment Guides in Word 2013 show you when an object is lined up with another object or page element.

Navigation Task Pane

Word 2013 - Navigation Task Pane



When you reopen a document, a bookmark is placed in the last location you scrolled to, and you can keep reading right where you left off.

Bookmarks show the last location you scrolled to.

Object Placement Beyond The Right Click

In all previous versions, placement options relevant to objects like pictures, figures, etc. were accessible from the right-click menu. You may have used the Wrap Text feature, placement and adjustment with text, re-sizing and rotation utilities. In Word 2013, a simple click reveals all relevant functionality with the layout options floating on the right, while re-sizing buttons on and around the object. Options can be easily expanded by clicking See more. Double click on the picture to zoom for a better view of the target. With live layout and alignment guides, you can drag your image wherever you want with the text adapting in real-time, accordingly.

Word Picture Placement

Enhanced Templates Directory

A comprehensive template directory comes to view upon clicking New. It is advisable to load the Welcome to Word document for a quick tour of Word 2013. A large number of useful and popular templates are organized in the New tab as user-friendly tiles. Moreover, the search bar allows you to browse, view and select from hundreds of online templates in the Office Library.  Suggested searches enhance the searching experience by highlighting frequently used categories.

Word 2013 Landing

Office Apps: Redefining Creativity

Office Apps are a new way of adding creative and useful applications to Microsoft Office 2013 suite. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary and eFax app for Word 2013 are useful ways of increasing productivity while creating and managing documents. Moreover, there are loads of free featured apps and a huge collection in the Office Store awaiting your click. You can manage your apps and refresh to keep track of any updates.

 Insert Pictures From The Web, Instantly

The Insert tab on the ribbon reveals some new and useful additions. One such feature is the option to insert online pictures. Microsoft has updated its Royalty Free Photos and Illustrations directory that can be accessed using the search bar in the Insert Pictures window. You can also browse your online SkyDrive storage for clipart stored in the cloud. Too often do we use our Image Search to identify relevant photos in the web browser to paste into Microsoft Word. Now, you can use the Bing Image Search and Flickr account to hunt and insert online pictures for good from within Word 2013.

Insert Online Pictures

Alignment with Alignment Guides

If you have text wrapping set to an option such as Square, the Alignment Guides also show when the object is aligned with the top of a paragraph or to a heading.This new feature makes lining up images and other objects a cinch in Word 2013. When you move an object such as an Image, Chart, or SmartArt illustration around in a document, Alignment Guides automatically appear to show you when the object is lined up with other elements on the page. The guides also show you when the object is lined up to key page locations, such as the edge of the page and the left and right margins.

Read mode provides a superior experience for anyone who uses Word primarily to read documents others have created.

Comfortable reading in Read mode

If you use Word more to read documents than to create them, you’ll like Word 2013’s new Read mode. It automatically resizes a document to the full window. Click the on-screen arrows to flip through the pages, or swipe the screen from either edge of the display if you’re using a touch-screen monitor. Switch to page view for vertical scrolling. Right-click on any unfamiliar words to display a definition without existing read mode. You can also click on any image, table, or chart to enlarge it for easier reading.

The new comments tool encapsulates related comments into a single bubble, which makes them much easier to follow.

Smarter collaboration


If you collaborate with others on Word documents, you know how quickly conversations can become difficult to follow, because Word’s comments tool treats every utterance as a new comment.

In Word 2013, you can reply to a comment within that comment by clicking the Comment Reply button. This captures the entire discussion of a given point inside a single comment box, which will appear as a small bubble in the document’s margin.

You can also lock the change-tracking feature, so it can’t be bypassed unless the collaborator provides the correct password.

And with the new Simple Markup option, you can hide complex markups and view the final version of the document. Switch between this and All Markup view from the Review tab or by double clicking the line in the left margin beside a tracked change.

Word can now open PDF files so you can edit and complete them in Word including working with table data in the file.

Open and edit PDFs inside Word

Word 2013 can not only open a PDF document, it also enables you to edit it—without need of a third-party application. You can also edit the data inside tables and move images around the document. When you’re finished, you can save the document as either a PDF or a Word file. This is a must-have feature for anyone who works with PDFs frequently.

Select a picture, chart, or SmartArt object, and the new Layout Options icon lets you configure placement and text wrapping options for it.

Discoverable layout options

You can also select Move with text or Fix position on page to control the location of the object. Click See more to open the old Layout dialog, which offers other options for positioning the object on the page.New layout options in Word 2013 make features such as wrapping text around an illustration much easier to use. When you click an image, a chart, or a SmartArt object in a Word document, a Layout Options icon appears outside its top right corner. Click it to select text wrapping options such as Tight, Square and Through.

As with the other applications in the Office 2013 suite, a formatting task pane opens when you right-click an object and choose, for example, Format Picture or Format Shape. This stays open as you work and shows formatting options relevant to the currently selected object.

If you use tables in your documents, the new Border Painter tool and Border Styles feature simplify and speed up formatting.

New table border tools

Select a Line Style, Line Weight, and Pen Color; or choose a preset from the Border Styleslist and paint the borders onto the table. You can also sample an existing border, using the Border Sampler tool in the Border Styles panel, and then use the Border Painter to paint that style elsewhere in the table.Formatting a Word table by adding different width and style borders has always been a pain point. Word 2013’s handy Border Painter tool makes this task supremely easy. To access it, choose Table Tools, Design, Border Painter.

There are new icons for inserting rows and columns in tables and options on the Mini Toolbar for deleting them, too.

Insert Online Videos And Interactive Content Easily

In an attempt to promote dynamic content in documents, Word 2013 presents to you the option to add online videos may it be from social media sites like Youtube, search engines like Bing Video search or videos from any other website (using embed code). To insert a video successfully, type a keyword in the relevant search bar to view results.

Word 2013 displays all results, mentioning the total number of links. Just click the result to preview the video before actually inserting it into the document. Similarly, multiple video results can be added by selecting, previewing and inserting, accordingly. Text Reflow allows you to fit the interactive content in the most appropriate manner.

Video Search from Word 2013

Simplified Markup View For Better Collaborations

Working with text had never been so interactive. Online Pictures and Videos already added color and dynamic content to the Word document ensuring fast track follow up on relevant topics. Now, with a simplified markup view meant to highlight changes in your document in a neat, effective manner encourages you to focus on collaborating work. The left sidebar indicates changes while a small cloud on the right indicates comments at the respective places. With Word 2013, you can instantly reply to comments in an organized manner to give rise to useful discussion threads. With Microsoft SkyDrive and SharePoint, working on projects and documents online as a collaborated effort could have never been simpler. These markers and comment threads allow you to highlight necessary details, corrections and pointers for the rest of your team to keep in mind. Similarly, keeping track of the activity around your workspace has thus, been made possible.

Word 2013 guide - Commenting feature

More new table features

Word has always had weak table tools, and Word 2013 finally addresses the problem. You can now add a new row to a table by hovering your mouse just outside the left edge of the table at the point at which the row is to be inserted. A small icon will appear; click on it and you’re done. There’s a similar icon for easily adding a new column. New Delete buttons on the Mini Toolbar make it easy to delete columns and rows; if the table itself is selected, the option lets you delete the entire table.

New Expand/Collapse options let you collapse and expand a document to make it easier to work on.

Collapse and expand a document

Long documents can become unruly to manage, especially if you’re working in just a small portion of it. Word 2013 lets you collapse and expand a document, so you see only the portion you need. To do this, you must format the document’s headings using the built-in styles Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on.

Switch to Print Layout view and you can collapse the document by hovering your mouse to the left of a formatted heading. Click the small disclosure triangle to hide the paragraphs between this heading and the next, leaving just the heading text visible.

Right-click a heading formatted with one of the heading styles to access the Expand/Collapse option, which gives you menu control for this feature.

Now you can present a document online to others in real time.

Understand The Impact, Definitely

The Review tab has a new Define feature that presents definitions of words and phrases, instantly using the relevant Word Apps like the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Results and displayed on the right sidebar as soon as you select the text. Say goodbye to right-click menu and dictionary access when your results are displayed at a single click. Now, you can truly understand the impact of your content.

Word 2013 guide - Define feature


It is always beneficial to look at new features objectively. Microsoft Word 2013 has indeed come with new tidings for progress in the area of word processing. You are now in a position to present documents online to people who do not have the latest version of Microsoft Office, how? This can now be achieved using the cloud-based storage and synchronization of documents for access, wherever needed. Just provide your team members with the respective link that can be pasted in browsers for viewing. Thus, with a modern, polished and internet-friendly Word 2013, the new life spells out productivity for us all.

Present a document online

Once everyone is connected to the service—which is run via the Microsoft Word Web App—they’ll be able to follow along as you present the document. The interface supports comments being made during the presentation, and participants can create a printable and downloadable PDF of the document if desired.Office 2013’s new Office Presentation Service allows you to present Word documents online. You must be signed into your Microsoft Account to use this feature. When you’re ready to share your document, chooseFile, Share, Present Online, and click the Present Online button to upload your document to the cloud. You will get a link that you can email or share with others so they can join the presentation.

There’s a lot to like about the new Microsoft Word 2013. The new features collectively will make your day-to-day work much easier to perform whatever that happens to be.

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Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on June 13, 2014


We’ve compiled a list of 24 mind mapping tools to help you organize, summarize and visualize information, with both free and paid versions available to suit any budget or requirement. The tools mentioned are either browser- or desktop-based, with a selection of mind mapping mobile apps at the end of the article for use on iOS and Android devices.

Is there a particular mind mapping tool you would recommend? If so, please share a link with our readers in the comments below.

1. Mindmeister



MindMeister was built to facilitate collaboration for mind mapping and brainstorming, with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. You can collaborate in real time, discuss changes over live chat, exchange ideas and even view the change history of a mind map.

You can access projects via mobile devices as well as online and offline, safe in the knowledge that your data is stored securely with data encryption and daily monitoring. Since MindMeister is cloud-based, there is no need to install any software or worry about upgrades.

Price: Personal accounts start at $4.99 per month, going up to $14.99 for a business account.

2. iMindMap

iMindMap was developed by Tony Buzan, who popularized the term “mind maps,” and refined and formalized its diagramming process and guidelines.

iMindMap is designed to be visually stimulating, with curved branches, bright colors and sharp images to help unleash your creativity. You can take full control over your map with a customizable drawing experience, or let iMindMap create the whole map for you. There are freehand, styling and text options so you can create a unique project. It’s simple to brainstorm, refine, plan and craft an animated presentation.

Price: Home and student edition is £49 (~$79); the Ultimate package is £149 (~$240).

3. SpiderScribe

SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool that lets you organize your ideas by connecting notes, files, and calendar events in freeform maps. You can create private or public maps and collaborate with others, as your maps are stored in the cloud and can be accessed anywhere.

You can combine a variety of media to create a stencil, and each stencil can be customized by changing colors, fonts, size and formats. Another particularly interesting feature of SpiderScribe is the ability to embed your mind maps on your website.

Price: Personal accounts are free, with Pro accounts at $5 per month and business accounts at $25 per month.

4. XMind



XMind is a useful open source mind mapping tool for clarifying thinking, managing complex information, organizing and brainstorming. You can gather ideas and craft them in a logical structure to help identify critical information, uncover patterns, relationships, priorities and trends.

For seamless collaboration, your mind map can be exported into a variety of formats, including PDF, TXT, HTML, PNG, JPEG and more. Along with a mind map structure, XMind also offers tree, logic and fishbone charts, with a built-in spell checker, search, encryption and even audio notes.

Price: Accounts range from free up to $79 per year.

5. Coggle

With Coggle you can brainstorm and produce beautiful notes or mind maps to share and collaborate with others. You can drag and drop images onto your diagrams, view the change history to keep track of edits and customize the colors within each project.

You can export your projects in PDF or PNG format, create private links, or share publicly on social media and add clickable links. Coggle supports Markdown and also works seamlessly on mobile devices.

Price: Free

6. Freemind

Freemind is an open source mind mapping tool built in Java, and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It has a wide variety of features, including location-based mind mapping, collaboration tools, restore session support and more.

It can be used to keep track of projects as a knowledge base, and as a powerful mind mapping tool for complex diagrams with numerous branches, including embedded links and multimedia. You can export your map as HTML, PDF, OpenDocument, SVG or PNG.

Price: Free

7. Text2MindMap

Text2MindMaps is a useful way of organizing your thoughts using a simple, online tool. It’s easy to use — just type some text into the text area, use the tab key to indent text lines and click the Draw Mind Map button to see it evolve.

Each line of text is a separate node in the mind map, and there are options to style the map to suit your requirements. It features a number of keyboard shortcuts, and each map can be downloaded as a PDF or image, or even emailed to share with collaborators.

Price: Free

8. Popplet



Popplet is a mind mapping tool that is perfect for visually curating your ideas and brainstorms. You can visually record your ideas, inspirations and thoughts, as well as upload text, videos, images and draw on your canvas.

For those working in teams, Popplet allows multiple devices to connect to the same project. You can create Popplet presentations, use high-resolution images, create embeds for websites and blogs, and include tags, keywords and categories on all your Popplet projects to make searching easier. There is an accompanying iOS app which gives you mobile access to your projects; however, there is currently no Android version available.

Price: Free

9. makes online brainstorming and mind mapping simple. To start, just type your central topic to start a tree, and then create another idea at the same level or as a sub-level. The tree will automatically reposition itself to fit any new ideas you have, or you can move the bubbles around manually.

You can customize a tree to suit your style by changing the color and size. The auto-save feature is especially useful, and you can share your project as a read-only file or allow others to edit it. To collaborate on the same tree, other team members must have their own accounts.

Price: Free

10. Mind42

Browser-based Mind42 allows you to manage all of your ideas on one platform for a fast and simple mind mapping experience. You can quickly create, manage and edit any kind of data structure required for mind maps to explore ideas in a visually meaningful way.

All you need to do is create an account and click New MInd Map. Once you start a project, you can invite collaborators and create helpful groups such as Business or Private. You can even import existing mind maps from other applications, such as Mindmanager and Freemind.

Price: Free

11. GroupMap

GroupMap is specifically built to make team activities easy, providing a unique platform for anyone to respond on a map, with any parameters you set. You can select a map or create your own, and then invite your team to collaborate, comment, converse and vote to help decide the best ideas from a session.

Each individual can add their ideas to the brainstorm, and the results aggregate into a group view for comments and voting, making for a more open, efficient process.

Price: Accounts range from free up to $49 per month for a professional account.

12. Mindomo



Mindomo provides mind mapping and project collaboration tools for both businesses and education providers. It can be used to brainstorm mind maps, create tasks and share resources within a secure environment. It’s fully collaborative with the conversations, discussions and topics enabled within each workspace.

You can style individual mind maps using themes to better illustrate concepts and projects. You can choose to keep you map private or public, and also provide a direct link to your map to share with team members or clients.

Price: Accounts range from free up to $29 per month for a team account.

13. Stormboard

Stormboard focuses on real-time brainstorming and collaboration, allowing you to add ideas, photos and videos to a shared online whiteboard. You can quickly generate and capture ideas, and prioritize and vote on them. All ideas have a unique comment thread to clarify, refine and debate.

Stormboard features a library of templates that you can customize to suit your specifications. Since Stormboard is compatible with mobile, you can access, capture and review ideas anytime and anywhere.

Price: Accounts range from free up to $10 per month for at team account.

14. MindMap

MindMap is a Google Chrome extension that has Cloud, Google Drive, Dropbox and Box support built in. You can save your work into local storage, in the cloud, and print or export finished mind maps as an image.

You can even manipulate the fonts and positions within each node, add images and text, and share your maps through your social media connections. MindMap allows real-time collaboration and embedding within websites or blogs. Also of interest are three similar mind mapping Google Chrome extensions: MindMaprMindMup and Connected Mind.

Price: Free

15. Wisemapping

Wisemapping is an online, open source mind mapping editor for both individuals and businesses to share with collaborators, embed in blogs, and easily import and export. If security is important and you don’t want to use the browser-based app, you can download, install and configure WiseMapping on your own server.

The tool allows you to invite team members to view and collaborate on your mind maps and export maps to Freemind, PDF, SVG and other image file formats. Wisemapping also features an embeddable mind map viewer for use on other websites or blogs.

Price: Free

16. MindManager



MindManager from Mindjet is a powerful mind mapping tool that lets you organize your ideas in a single view, where you can easily drag and drop to gather and prioritize your ideas. Adding images, video, hyperlinks and attachments is simple, and the project planning tools make it straightforward to turn ideas into action.

It works with Microsoft Office and Apple productivity tools, including Outlook and Entourage. MindManager also features automated calculations to help evaluate and analyze data.

Price: A license is $129, or $349 for MindManager Plus.

17. Freeplane

Freeplane is an open source application that runs on any operating system with Java installed. It can also run locally or portably from a removable storage, such as a USB drive.

You can freely position, order, classify, group or connect any node and style the map using shapes, colors and edge type — or even according to hierarchical level. You can structure nodes in terms of content, such as text, formula, icon, image or hyperlink. Mind maps are password protectable, and you can make full use of the drag and drop functionality, search, publishing and sharing options available.

Price: Free

18. The Brain

The Brain aims to be the ultimate in digital memory, and is available for Windows, OS X and Linux. It’s more than a mind mapping application in that it allows you to visualize all of your tasks, ideas, projects, documents and notes in one convenient place.

You can store an unlimited amount of information, which is available on both the desktop and mobile devices, using a simple drag and drop interface. The Brain focuses on helping you build meaningful and dynamic connections that give you a greater insight into whatever idea or project you’re working on.

Price: The Service Only package is $15; License Only is $219; Complete Package is $299.

19. LucidChart

LucidChart is a powerful diagramming application that helps you quickly capture and organize ideas during a brainstorming session into a single useful mind map. It features a suite of tools including real-time collaboration, built-in Google image search, custom themes and social sharing.

The auto-spacing of mind mapping nodes, hotkeys for quick mind map creation, collapsible branches, auto theming and chat feature all give you the flexibility to create and customize your mind map.

Price: Accounts range from free up to $21 per month for team accounts.

20. Scapple



Scapple is a mind map app for OS X from the developer of the popular longform writers tool Scrivener, and it’s specifically directed at writers. It provides a space for mapping out your thoughts in a free way, without conforming to a single idea or goal. You can start typing anywhere, link ideas, build relationships, and adjust or expand everything.

Your notes can take the form of text, pictures, a PDF or any other type of file you choose. You can stack related ideas into columns for better organization, while the appearance of notes can be easily changed through the font choice, colors or border style.

Price: The software download is $14.99.

21. Mapul

Mapul is a web-based tool powered by Microsoft Silverlight, which allows you to generate mind maps without leaving your browser. It’s an evolution of MapMyself and provides a free or subscription-based account.

It features a quirky, hand-drawn interface and has the option to save or export mind maps. You can import images and style your text with various sizing and color options.

Price: Accounts can hold up to 10 users; a single user account for six months is $30, and a 10-user account is $360 per year.

22. MindApp

MindApp is a mind mapping tool available in-browser or as a Windows desktop app. It features a drag and drop interface, keyboard shortcuts, children’s options, and map and text formatting.

You can save mind maps online in your free personal account or as images on your desktop, which can be used in other applications. The map can be styled to suit your tastes and includes shapes, lines, alignment, size, color, borders and background options.

Price: Free

23. CoMapping

CoMapping is an online mind mapping application to take notes, plan, organize and share information, with multiple people able to work collaboratively on the same map. The visual interface allows for the drag and drop of topics for quick reorganization, while the app also enables you to work offline and provides a place for private, non-shareable data.

CoMapping has a built-in chat feature to support instant discussion, and also includes task management, presentations and email status updates.

Price: Accounts range from free up to $612 per year (for classrooms/departments with 100 users).

24. MyThoughts



MyThoughts for OS X offers freedom and flexibility to build meaningful, unique mind maps boasting powerful features, including drag and drop, branch styles, relationships, a media browser, print manager and outline notes. You can import OPML and Freemind files and export to RTDF, Word, PDF, Image and OPML formats.

The uncluttered, user-friendly interface make it easy to get started and brainstorm freely, with the ability to add links to files and URLs, and even share files between the popular iThoughtsHD OS X and iPad app.

Price: A single license is £31.60 (~$51), and the Family Pack costs £44.49 (~$72).

Mobile Apps

The tools above are among the the best to create mind maps online or on your desktop. However, there are many iOS and Android mind mapping apps that may interest you:

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Free Tools for Teachers – Free Educational Technology

Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on June 6, 2014

Free Technology for Teachers

Do you support Free Technology for Teachers? If Yes, I highly encourage you to share this Free Educational Technology Resource with fellow teachers interested in implementing Free Technology in Classroom. I am a great supporter of Free Educational Technology. This is why I created a list of 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in the following 18 categories:

  1. 18 Free Tools To Create Infographics For Teachers
  2. 19 Free Text To Speech Tools For Teachers
  3. 21 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers
  4. 15 Free Podcast Tools For Teachers
  5. 27 Free Survey, Polls, and Quizzes Tools For Teachers
  6. 17 Free Screen Capturing Tools For Teachers
  7. 30 Free Social Bookmarking Tools For Teachers
  8. 14 Online Bibliography and Citation Tools For Teachers
  9. 13 Free Sticky Notes Tools For Teachers
  10. 30 Free Photo and Image Editing Tools For Teachers
  11. 17 Free Testing and Quizzing Tool For Teachers
  12. 15 Free Web Conferencing Tools For Teachers
  13. 15 Free Authoring Tools For Teachers
  14. 5 Free Annotation Tools For Teachers
  15. 8 Free Video Tools For Teachers
  16. 6 Free PDF Tools For Teachers
  17. 34 Sites To Download Royalty Free and Creative Commons Music For Teachers
  18. 17 Free Stock Photos Sites For Teachers

18 Free Tools To Create Infographics For Teachers

  1. amCharts Visual Editor This editor allows you to use amCharts as a web service. This means that all you need to do is to configure the chart and paste the generated HTML code to your HTML page.
  2. ChartsBinCreate your own interactive map. It’s free for now.
  3. DipityCreate an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
  4. Easel.lyCreate and share visual ideas online. Vhemes are visual themes. Drag and drop a vheme onto your canvas for easy creation of your visual idea!
  5. GapminderGapminder is used in classrooms around the world to build a fact-based world view.
  6. is a free web-based diagram editor. Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and other drawings online.
  7. Google Chart ToolsProvides several tools for making data more comprehensible. Special URLs can be used to embed graph and chart images in users’ own web.
  8. Hohli ChartsOnline Charts Builder
  9. infogr.amCreate infographics and interactive online charts. It’s free and super-easy! Follow other users and discover amazing data stories!
  10. InkscapeAn Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
  11. PiktochartPiktochart- Make Information Beautiful. Create infographics. Engaging presentation app.
  12. PixlrWelcome to the most popular online photo editor in the world!
  13. Stat PlanetStatPlanet (formerly StatPlanet Map Maker) is free, award-winning software for creating interactive maps which are fully customizable. In addition to maps, the software also has the option of including interactive graphs and charts to create feature-rich infographics.
  14. Tableau PublicTableau Public is a free tool that brings data to life. Easy to use. Spectacularly powerful. Data In. Brilliance Out.
  15. VenngageVenngage is built for people who work with data. From analysts who want to communicate their data better, to the executives who want to understand insights faster and everyone else who uses data to make their decisions, Venngage has been made to make insights easier.
  16. visual.lyLike infographics and data visualization? is the world’s largest community of infographics and data visualization. Come explore, share, and create.
  17. What About Me?Create an infographic of your digital life and become inspired by the people you know, the things you see, and the experiences you have online.
  18. WordleWordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

19 Free Text To Speech Tools For Teachers

  1. AnnouncifyListen to your web. After Announcify conquered Android™ phones, it’s now here to announcify your life at Google Chrome. Announcify reads out loud every website you want. For example, if you’re too tired but still need to study one more Wikipedia entry, Announcify can help your tired eyes relax.
  2. BalabolkaBalabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from AZW, CHM, DjVu, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODT, PRC, PDF and RTF files, customize font and background color, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.
  3. Chrome SpeakChrome Speak (App Version), select the text and right-click to speak with offline tts engine, TTS (text to speech). Chrome speak provides native support for speech on Windows (using SAPI 5), Mac OS X, and Chrome OS, using speech synthesis capabilities provided by the operating system. On all platforms, the user can install extensions that register themselves as alternative speech engines. 
  4. DSpeechDSpeech is a TTS (Text To Speech) program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced based upon the vocal answers of the user. It is specifically designed to quickly and directly provide the functions and improved practical usefulness that are requested by this kind of program. In the meantime, the evasiveness and resource consumption is minimal.
  5. FoxVoxFoxVox will speak any text you highlight in a web page. FoxVox can also create audiobooks in mp3, ogg, and wav formats. You can now easily turn your blogs and articles into podcasts.
  6. Free Natural ReaderIt can convert any written text such as Microsoft Word, webpages, PDF files, and E-mails into spoken words.
  7. Odiogo Odiogo’s media-shifting technology expands the reach of your content: It transforms news sites and blog posts into high fidelity, near human quality audio files ready to download and play anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  8. PediaPhonLearning during jogging and driving! E-learning and m-learning with MP3 players and mobile phones! A podcast and a winamp play list will be generated too. MP3 files, play lists and podcast automatically generated from Wikipedia! Let your computer read out the Wikipedia for you!
  9. PowerTalkPowerTalk is a free program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows. You just download and install PowerTalk and while you open and run the presentation as usual it speaks the text on your slides. The advantage over other generic ‘Text To Speech’ programs is that PowerTalk is able to speak text as it appears and can also speak hidden text attached to images.
  10. QR voiceQR Code allows users to converts text-to-speech, generates QR Code for speech URL and Simplifies share text-to-speech files.
  11. Select and SpeakSelect and Speak uses iSpeech’s human sounding text to speech (TTS) to let you select text from almost any website and make it talk.
  12. SpeakingFoxConverts text to audible speech on Mac OS X.
  13. SpeakIt!Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read. SpeakIt reads selected text using Text-to-Speech technology with language auto-detection. It can read text in more than 50 languages.
  14. SpokenTextSpokenText lets you easily convert text into speech. Record (English, French, Spanish or German) PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically. Download your recordings as .mp3 or .m4b (Audio Book) files (in English, French, Spanish and German) of any text content on your computer or mobile phone.
  15. Text to VoiceTTS gives Firefox the power of speech. Select text, click the button on the bottom right of Firefox window and this add-on speaks the selected text for you. Isn’t it brilliant? Audio is downloadable.
  16. text2speechFree online text to speech converter. Just enter your text, select one of the voices and download the resulting mp3 file to your computer. This service is free and you are allowed to use the speech files for any purpose, including commercial uses.
  17. VokiVoki is a FREE service that lets you create customized avatars, add voice to your Voki avatars, post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile, and take advantage of Voki’s learning resources.
  18. vozMeVozme is an online text to speech program that lets you type-in any English or Spanish text and then play it as an audio stream.
  19. WordTalkA free Windows text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary and a text-to-mp3 converter.

21 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers

  1. AnimotoUnlimited Videos For Educators. Enhance your digital classroom with Animoto, an ideal tool for creating videos and presentations. It takes just minutes to create a video which can bring your lessons to life. Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom. Its powerful features can be used to create stunning presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text.
  2. BubblrBubblr is a tool to create comic strips using photos from Begin searching images and add bubble to them.
  3. CapzlesAll of your media, your life, your stories together like never before. Create rich multimedia experiences with videos, photos, music, blogs and documents.
  4. CartoonistCartoonists is an online tool to create cartoons or personal digital stories, consisting of professional backgrounds, characters, props, images and text. With Cartoonist, you can create multimedia stories. You can use the tool to create comic strips or more personal digital narratives.
  5. Comic MasterComic Master allow you to create your own short graphic novel. With Comic Master you can decide how you want the page or your graphic novel to look, to add backgrounds, choose characters and props to appear in your scenes, to add dialogue and captions, and much more
  6. Domo animateImport your pictures, select a nice song to accompany the slideshow and you are done! Your pictures will be the hero of your own personalized Domo adventure. You can create your own Domo adventures in minutes with their easy-to-use animation studio.
  7. GeneratorGenerator is a creative studio space, a space where you can explore the moving image, be inspired, create your own moving image works and share your creations with the Generator community.Gain a deeper understanding of the context of these inspiring stories through their Education Themes section. Try the Storyboard Generator and either choose a script or build your own storyboard and share it with your friends.
  8. MakeBeliefsComixAt MakeBeliefsComix you can create your own comic strip with an easy and fun way. You have to choose a character and emotion. Then you have to add talk or thought balloons and start your character talking. You can add other characters and more conversation. Also, you can add colored backgrounds, objects and panel prompts to keep your viewers interested. Least but not last, you can continue to edit and make more changes, and when you are done you can print or email your comic!
  9. MapSkipThe purpose of is to create a weave of stories about the places in our lives. Users are invited to create a free account and to mark up places in Google Maps with their own stories and photos. Users can browse each other’s stories and can rate and discuss them. MapSkip is free to use and free of ads.
  10. is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
  11. PixtonPixton empowers the world to communicate graphically with comics. Pixton introduces the world to Click-n-Drag Comics™, a revolutionary new patented technology that gives anyone the power to create amazing comics on the web. From fully posable characters to dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles, every aspect of a comic can be controlled in an intuitive click-n-drag motion. Pixton is free for fun but has paid version for Schools and Businesses.
  12. SlidestoryCombine sharing pictures and narration and what do you get? Slidestory! Slidestory is a new, exciting and FREE way to make presentations and share them on the Internet.
  13. SmileboxSmilebox lets you quickly and easily create slideshows, invitations, greetings, collages, scrapbooks and photo albums right on your computer. To get started, download and install the Smilebox application. Then simply, select the photos you want to use, choose a template add comments and music and voila, you’ve made a Smilebox! With more than 1000 customizable templates to choose from, you’ll find inspiration around every corner.
  14. Smories.comSmories are original stories for kids, read by kids. The idea behind Smories is to publishes stories for kids read by kids. Also, you will find a lot of stories in various subjects submitted by teachers and authors.
  15. StorybirdStorybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. They curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories.
  16. Zimmer TwinsThe Zimmer Twins is a site devoted to kids and creative storytelling. Since 2005, the Zimmer Twins has invited children to create and share their own animated stories. It is free for Kids & Families to join, make and watch a movie and paid for Educators and Schools.
  17. ZooBurstZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. Using ZooBurst, storytellers of any age can create their own rich worlds in which their stories can come to life. ZooBurst books “live” online and can be experienced on your desktop or laptop computer, or on your iPad via the free ZooBurst mobile app. Authors can arrange characters and props within a 3D world that can be customized using uploaded artwork or items found in a built-in database of over 10,000 free images and materials. Basic accounts are 100% free and let you get started using ZooBurst right away. Free apps for digital storytelling
  18. Puppet PalsCreate your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.This app is as fun as your own creativity. Act out a story of Pirates on the high seas, fight as scary monsters, or play the part of a Wild West bandit on the loose. You can even combine any characters however you want!
  19. ShowMe Interactive WhiteboardTurn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!
  20. Sock PuppetsSock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.
  21. Toontastic: FREEToontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative play! With over 2 million cartoons created in over 150 countries, parents and teachers rave about the app… and kids can’t stop creating!

15 Free Podcast Tools For Teachers

  1. Ardour Ardour is a free, fully-featured digital audio workstation, similar to other software like ProTools, Nuendo, Sonar and Logic, and capable of replacing analog or digital tape systems. Available for Mac OS X, Linux.
  2. AudacityAudacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
  3. BlogAmpBlogamp is a web-based audiocasting solution that combines a rich media on-demand experience with podcasting. Blogamp’s robust administration utility and content manager allows site owners and bloggers the ability to customize the on demand presentation as well as utilize the many add-on features depending on who the target audience is.
  4. EasypodcastEasypodcast is a GUI tool for easy podcast publication. Easypodcast is multi-language (english and spanish) and cross-platform: tested on Windows and Linux (kde). This is possible thanks to wxPython.
  5. EvocaCreate and Share Digital Voice Recordings Using mobile, landline, Skype & smartphones, tablets and computers.
  6. HuffDufferCreate your own podcast. Find links to audio files on the Web. Huffduff the links—add them to your podcast. Subscribe to podcasts of other found sounds.
  7. MP3myMP3 RecorderSaves any audio you hear on your computer straight to mp3 or wav.
  8. OdiogoOdiogo’s media-shifting technology expands the reach of your content: It transforms news sites and blog posts into high fidelity, near human quality audio files ready to download and play anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  9. is an easy and powerful way to start podcasting. Easy to publish your podcast in 3 steps. No tech to learn. Powerful promoting tools, iTunes Preview, Statistics. Wonderful income chances with ads, paid subscriptions.
  10. PodOmaticRecord video and audio podcasts. Receive in-line calls from listeners.
  11. SoundCloudShare Your Sounds. Capture a voice, moment or music in seconds or upload audio you’ve already created. Everyone has sounds to share. Now you can share yours. Publish to social networks or embed your sounds on your site.
  12. StudioRackStudioRack is a modular live audio and video production system for the Windows O.S., intended for the more demanding podcaster, audio and video producers, DJ’s, radio stations, tv stations etc.
  13. TalkShoeCreate, schedule and run a live show. Integrate the recording on your website.
  14. VozMeConvert text to MP3.
  15. YAKiToMe!Uses the world’s best text to speech (TTS) software.  Upload documents, cut and paste text or link to feeds. Text reader converts text to speech automatically.

27 Free Survey, Polls, and Quizzes Tools For Teachers

  1. addpollThe easiest way to create polls, surveys and html forms… on the web. Find out why we’re the greatest online survey and poll software in the world with integrated form builder.
  2. AnswerGardenAnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.
  3. Boo rooCreate online polls in minutes with our free polling tool. Use our comprehensive poll builder in order to create beautiful polling solutions in your browser, for free.
  4. DoculiciousEasily create embeddable web forms that generate PDF documents.
  5. FluidSurveysOnline Survey Software & Form Tools at their best! Create forms & questionnaires with the best online survey software. Get started in seconds!
  6. Forms on the FlyAmazing online forms made simple. Quickly create quizzes, tests, surveys, diagnostics & assessments for your website.
  7. formsiteOur Drag & Drop editor, combined with over 40 question types, enables you to easily create almost any type of form or survey. Once you begin collecting results, we provide the functionality to email, analyze, share, and download your data.
  8. FormspringFormspring is the place where you can share your perspective on anything. Members express their point of view and personality through engaging conversations and interact with friends, followers, and people they just find cool.
  9. FoSpaceThe ability to publish self-calculating order forms, online surveys, contact forms, employment applications, rental applications or any type of online form imaginable, without having to hire a programmer, has finally been realized.
  10. Freeonlinesurveys.comCreate your own Free Online Survey. Over 1 million users!
  11. GFXPOLL.comThe best website to create free graphical polls for your website, forum or even email.
  12. Google Forms (part of Google Drive)Collect RSVPs, run a survey, or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Then check out the results, neatly organized in a spreadsheet.
  13. Kwik SurveysKwik Surveys makes your job easy. Design surveys,forms, polls and feedback forms. It’s free!
  14. MySurveyLabProfessional online surveys. Fastest online survey tool on the market. Beautiful yet simple color themes.
  15. Orbeon FormsOrbeon Forms is your solution to build and deploy web forms. It handles complex forms typical of the enterprise or government, implements the W3C XForms standard, and is available in a free open source Community Edition, as well as a commercially supported Professional Edition.
  16. PollDaddyThe most powerful and easy-to-use survey software around. Create stunning surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes. Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter. Generate and share easy-to-read reports.
  17. PollhostIn a hurry? Create a free poll as a guest at … No need to sign up, quick free and easy!
  18. ScattervoxScattervox is a new kind of poll! When you create a poll, you ask users to show how they feel about different people, places, or things by plotting them on a two-dimensional graph. It’s like an interactive infographic!
  19. SISsurveyCreate free online surveys and polls using SiS Survey. With SiS Survey you can now create surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles.
  20. SonarIf you need to feel the pulse of your community, or to get feedback on anything, SonarHQ is the easy and cost-effective way to get answers to your questions. The smarter, faster and easier way to create surveys.
  21. SurveyMonkeySurveyMonkey is the world’s most popular online survey tool. It’s easier than ever to send free surveys, polls, questionnaires, customer feedback and market research. Plus get access to survey questions and professional templates.
  22. Surveys EngineSurveys Engine is lightwheight online surveys server software. This tool enables you create various surveys and questionaires, from small and simple to large and complex. Surveys are hosted in our site so you and survey respondents don’t need any software or server, just Internet browser.
  23. SurvsCreate online surveys with simplicity and elegance. Survs lets you create, distribute, and analyze online surveys and questionnaires with a friendly interface and powerful features. Survs gives you everything you need to gather feedback.
  24. Vizzual FormsVizzualforms is a web based service that will let you create forms and surveys, publish them online and see the results!
  25. Web Form FactoryWeb Form Factory is an open source web form generator which automatically generates the necessary backend code to tie your form to a database. By generating the backend code for you, WFF saves you time… time you could spend doing more interesting stuff.
  26. Web Online SurveysCreate questionnaires with point and click ease. This is an all in one service designed for people who are not computer experts and have the need to conduct surveys by themselves.
  27. WufooWufoo is a web application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy, fast and fun.

17 Free Screen Capturing Tools For Teachers

  1. Aviary Compatible with all modern browsers, including mobile devices which support Javascript and HTML5 or Flash. Customize with our code generator and integrate within minutes! Media creation tools: image editor, audio editor, screen capture.
  2. Clip2NetThis free service allows you to upload desktop area image or files on the web really fast such as Desktop area capture and upload, Video capture and upload, Upload image from Clipboard, Upload text documents and much more.
  3. Faststone Capture A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages. It also allows you to record screen activities and sound into video files.
  4. Greenshot A free screenshot tool optimized for productivity. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with key features such as quickly creating screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; capturing of complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer, easily annotating, highlighting or obfuscating parts of the screenshot and much more.
  5. JingSimple and FREE, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen, then share them instantly!
  6. KingKong CaptureCapture onscreen images fast and easy. Quick capture of your desktop, selected areas and objects. Easy printing of screenshots. Automatic saving in various supported graphic file formats are some of the key features of KingKong Capture.
  7. kwout“kwout” is a way you quote a part of a web page as an image with an image map. To use this service, all you need is to add our bookmarklet to your favorite browser. Takes a screenshot, cut out an aread, and then embed it anywhere that you want.
  8. PrtScrScreen capture tool. Accessable through Ptr Scr, Ctrl+Prt Scr, or custom hotkey. Captures full screen, rectangle selection, freehand selection, or active window. Can capture mouse cursor. Supports multiple monitors. Much better than Microsoft’s own Snipping Tool.
  9. RumshotRumshot is an application for Windows similar to SnapShooter (Mac OS X) developed by Andrew Powell. Screenshots are a great way to show your desktop setup to friends and colleagues. But why settle for thumbnail of your carefully constructed desktop? Get classy – use Rumshot to automatically generate a themed and stylish screenshot preview!
  10. ScreenDashCapture images from your computer screen with ease. If you can see it on-screen, you can capture it, including web-pages, PDF files, programs, etc.
  11. ScreenhunterAward-winning screen capture solution to capture your screen, print and edit. Also with auto-scroll web pages, auto-capture, webcam and video screen capture.
  12. ScreenpressoScreenpresso captures your screen (screenshots and HD videos) for your training documents, collaborative design work, IT bug reports, and more…
  13. Screenshot Captor Screenshot Captor is a best-in-class tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing screenshots. It’s different from other screenshot utilities in several notable ways such as optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention; highly configurable to make it work the way you want it to but stays out of your way in the system tray, excellent multi-monitor support, full set of scanner acquisition tools and scanner image correction, and perfect capture of Windows 7 partial transparency effects.
  14. ScreenSnapr ScreenSnapr’s aim is to provide a simple and straight-forward approach to image capturing and sharing. Without any of the extra fluff, ScreenSnapr makes sharing images as easy as possible. Press the shortcut and go!
  15. Skitch Annotate, edit and share your screenshots and images… fast. Download now, it’s free! Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.
  16. TinyGrab:Social Screenshot sharing. Take a screenshot and share it with your clients or friends in less time than it took you to read this sentence! TinyGrab 2.0 makes simple screenshot sharing social. Taking the critically acclaimed original TinyGrab and building on it. TinyGrab 2.0 adds a tonne of new features and proves on the existing service.
  17. Websnaprwebsnapr lets you capture screenshots of (almost) any web page. Allow your visitors to instantly visualize any web page before clicking. Increase site traffic, click-through rate and site stickiness.

30 Free Social Bookmarking Tools For Teachers

  1. SymbalooeduOrganize and Share the best of the web with your students. Organize teaching resources all in one place. Encourage student to student communications. Promote innovation while maintaining simplicity in teaching.
  2. PearltreesA place to collect, organize and share everything you like on the web. Add everything you like and organize it naturally. Enrich your collections and collaborate on your favorite topics. Discover millions of pearls to your interests.
  3. 19 pencilsDiscover resources for your PreK-12 students from teachers around the world. Save thumbnails of web resources to a class page for easy student access.
  4. A1-WebmarksA1-Webmarks is a free service that combines the convenience of a personal webmark server with the power of social webmarking.
  5. All my favoritesShare your internet bookmarks. AllMyFavorites is free for personal use.
  6. BibSonomyBibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature. Why dont you try it yourself? Collect, organise, and share bookmarks and publications.
  7. BookmarkGSave and share interesting sites and articles
  8. has been called “The online personal, group and social bookmarks manager.”
  9. DeliciousDiscover, remember, and showcase your passions from around the web.
  10. Diigo Education EditionDiigo is a powerful online research tool and collaborative research platform that integrates several key technologies, including social bookmarking, web annotation, tagging, and group-based collaboration, to enable a whole new process of online knowledge management and participatory learning in the 21st century.
  11. EdshelfReviews & recommendations of tools for education. edshelf is a directory of websites, mobile apps, and desktop programs that are rated & reviewed by parents & educators, for parents & educators. We help you find the right educational tools for your specific needs.
  12. EvernoteRemember everything. Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see. Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there. Search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images.
  13. Givealink  Share your bookmarks with the community and help others navigate the Web. Use the GiveALink visualization tool to visualize and organize your bookmarks.Play the GiveALink games to create social links across the Web.
  14. Historioushistorious saves you time by helping you find webpages you saw before. Bookmark sites with a single click, then find them again by searching for any word in the content of the page!
  15. allows you to upload, and keep, your bookmarks on the web. You can access them at any time, from any computer… anywhere!
  16. Jog The WebJOG THE WEB is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites. Its step by step approach of taking viewers through web sites allowing the author to annotate and ask guiding questions for each page is unique.
  17. Learn FizzFind, organize and share the best free learning on the web.
  18. linkaGoGoThe free Online Favorites manager and Social Bookmarking application. Storing your Bookmarks (also known as Favorites, Anchors, Links or Hotlists) online. Your bookmarks are available on any computer with access to the Internet, protected by a password. So you can access them from everywhere, not only from home, but also from work, when you are visiting friends, when you are traveling etc.
  19. LivebinderCollect your resources. Organize them neatly and easily. Make an impression
  20. NetvibesEverything that matters to you, all in one dashboard. Netvibes is a personalized dashboard publishing platform for the Web and digital life aggregation.
  21. NetvouzNetvouz is a social bookmarking service that allows you to save your favorite links online and access them from any computer, wherever you are.
  22. PinboardSocial Bookmarking for Introverts. Pinboard is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site. No ads, no fluff.
  23. PinterestA content sharing service that allows members to “pin” images, videos and other objects to their pinboard.
  24. RedditUser-generated news links. Votes promote stories to the front page.
  25. Save ThisSave links to your favorite web pages from any site. Access your links from any computer or Web enabled wireless device. Organize your saved links into folders that you create. Share your saved links or folders with friends.
  26. SharetivityShare, Save and Search. Your social network enhances your search experience
  27. SmubSmub is the bookmarking, link-sharing & bookmark management tool for smartphones and any PC or Mac.
  28. StumbleuponStumbleUpon is the easiest way to find cool new websites, videos, photos and images from across the Web. We make the best recommendations just for you.
  29. TwoBrainsTwo Brains is an application that approaches the learning process in a different way. The application is built around goals, because in the end that’s what you truly care about
  30. Vi.sualize.usBookmark the pictures you like around the web. Enjoy people’s favorite images.

14 Online Bibliography and Citation Tools For Teachers

  1. Bibme – Free The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to build a works cited page. And it’s free. Search for a book, article, website, or film, or enter the information yourself. Add it to your bibliography and continue citing to build your works cited list. Download your bibliography in either the MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian formats. It’s that easy!
  2. Citation Machine – Free Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources
  3. Citefast – Free Cite your work at APA, MLA, and Chicago without leaving in three easy steps. Your citations will be kept as long as you keep visiting the site. After four days of inactivity your citations will be deleted.
  4. Citelighter – Free Store, organize, and share your education and research for free. Creating internet-research bibliographies can be infuriating to say the least, so Citelighter grabs all relevant info to create accurate citations for you. Anything we miss you can add yourself, and we’ll save your additions for future users.
  5. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Citation Wizard – Free Offer three Citation Styles: APA, CSE, formerly known as CBE, and MLA. All feature specific templates for citing online Journals, Web pages with and without authors, electronic Books and Databases.
  6. Oregon Public Education Citation Maker for MLA – Free Do you need to cite your sources? You can use this tool to create a Works Cited list of research sources following the MLA and APA standard citation formats.
  7. Recipes4Success – Free Creating a complete and correctly formatted citation is a challenge for many students, especially documenting sources such as art and music that aren’t included in traditional citation formats. Create a citation formatted in either APA or MLA style. Students will still need to completely document the information, but the Citation Maker will format it for them.
  8. RefDot – Chrome Extension – Free Making citation easy. Cite and store books or journal references. Add books automatically from amazon book pages. Cite books, journals and sites with this handy little extension.
  9. Zotero – Free Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing. Create citations in Word and OpenOffice without ever leaving your word processor and add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero.
  10. Easy Bib – MLA Free Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker. Save time by creating a Works Cited page instantly in MLA (Free), APA, or Chicago!
  11. EndNote EndNote enables you to move seamlessly through your research process with flexible tools for searching, organizing and sharing your research, creating your bibliography and writing your paper. You’ll save hours building and maintaining reference libraries and creating bibliographies. With unique features to maximize your time like automatically finding full text and updating records, EndNote lets you spend less time in the details.
  12. NoodleTools A powerful, integrated platform for research & literacy. NoodleTools is your instructional partner for differentiated teaching of literacy skills, critical analysis, sound reasoning, and collaborative group research.
  13. ReferenceME – Android App Better essays, faster! Simply scan the barcode of a book using your mobile phone camera, and ReferenceME will create your bibliography and citations in moments. If there is no barcode you can find the book’s ISBN or simply enter the details yourself, and turn them into references in any of the major styles used by universities and libraries. ReferenceME creates Bibliographies and Citations/Footnotes for Harvard, Chicago, Vancouver, MHRA, MLA, Oxford and APA.
  14. RefWorks RefWorks — an online research management, writing and collaboration tool — is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

13 Free Sticky Notes Tools For Teachers

  1. CorkboardRemember and share what’s important to you. Collaborate with others on a single Corkboard. Post and access on your computer or on-the-go. Organize your postings into Corkboards. Share what you post on your Facebook wall and get notified of new comments on your postings.
  2. Hott NotesFree sticky notes reminders for your desktop. A simple, easy-to-use sticky notes software for Windows.
  3. LinoitSticky and Photo sharing for you. A free sticky and canvas service that requires nothing but a Web browser.
  4. ListingsOnline sticky notes. Take notes from your browser. Share and collaborate with others in real-time. Reach your notes from anywhere. Super fast, free and ridiculously easy.
  5. Notepad2A fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. This program can be run out of the box without installation, and does not touch your system’s registry.
  6. PadletPadlet gives you a blank page (a wall) and you put anything you want on it, anywhere. Perhaps the easiest site for children to use. Pose questions, get their answers, and give them feedback – all on the same page.
  7. ScrumblrScrumblr is a web-based simulation of a physical agile sprint board that supports real-time collaboration.
  8. Simple Sticky NotesWhat is Simple Sticky Notes? It’s a simple, easy-to-use, absolutely free, fast and efficient note taking software.
  9. SpaazeSpaaze (pronounced “space”) offers it’s users so called boards. Each board is an infinite space which resembles a virtual cork. On these boards, items can be put. Currently Spaaze offers 7 different items: Labels, Notes, Bookmarks, Images, Files, Videos and HTML. These items can be edited in place, moved via drag and drop and positioned freely on the board. Therefore it’s possible to arrange a bunch of items any way you like, which makes it possible to use it for many different use cases.
  10. StickiesStickies is a PC utility. Just like a real sticky piece of paper: Once on screen, stickies will remain where placed until closed, even through reboots. Stickies appearance can be customised; fonts, colours and buttons may be changed, and styles saved. Stickies can be resized and store text or images. Stickies can snap to each other and to the sides of the screen to keep them neatly lined up. Stickies can be attached to a web site, document or folder so they only show when it’s on screen, and much more…
  11. StickrWith Stickr you can create streams, subscribe to your friends’ feeds, form and join groups, follow people you like, leave private comments. Stickr feed can be embedded to your homepage or blog, your account can be associated with accounts on other social networking sites.
  12. StickyPadStickyPad is an invaluable, easy-to-use tool that lets you place sticky notes on your desktop. You can type notes to yourself, set meeting and appointment reminders, keep track of a to-do list, and anything else you would do with paper notes.
  13. StixyStixy helps users organize their world on flexible, shareable Web-based bulletin boards called Stixyboards. Unlike most personal productivity or project management software, Stixy doesn’t dictate how users should organize their information. Users can create tasks, appointments, files, photos, notes, and bookmarks on their Stixyboards, organized in whatever way makes sense to them.

30 Free Photo and Image Editing Tools For Teachers

  1. AviaryA better photo editing solution for web and mobile.
  2. CacooCacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. Cacoo can be used free of charge.
  3. Chart Chooser We’ve rebuilt our favorite tool for improving Excel and PowerPoint with HTML5 goodness. Use the filters above to find the right chart type for your needs. Then download as Excel or PowerPoint templates and insert your own data.
  4. ChartGizmo With your free account from ChartGizmo you can now create charts for your website, blog and social network profiles.
  5. ChartTool Charts and graphs are a great tool because they communicate information visually. On you can design and share your own graphs online and for free.
  6. CoSketch CoSketch is a multi-user online whiteboard designed to give you the ability to quickly visualize and share your ideas as images.
  7. Creately 100’s of thoughtful features to make creately diagramming quick and natural, its a joy to use.
  8. Creative Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more.
  9. Draw Diagrams Online, free. is an online diagramming application and github project. It features the full range of visual configuration you expect, as well as web application features such as a full range of export options, a large collection of icons, real-time collaboration and embedded widget sharing.
  10. DoppelMe With DoppelMe you can create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web. It’s free and there are no Flash, ActiveX controls, downloads or toolbars needed – just your browser and a few mouse clicks. That’s it!
  11. Flash PAINT This is an online full paint application. Draw online with paint tool. Save on your disk your drawings and send your drawing to the public gallery.
  12. is an online multi-user, real-time collaboration flow charts service. It’s Flowcharting made easy.
  13. Instantly create Animated GIF online, free, right now! Just upload pictures or grab them from your Flickr.
  14. Glogster Looking for a new way to express yourself? Mash up music, photos, videos, & more to express what you care about. Your ideas, your emotions, your Glogster. Glogster costs 10 seconds to sign up. That’s it! Everything on Glogster is free & always will be.
  15. GoAnimate Make Amazing Animated Videos! Use our Video Maker to create videos for free.
  16. Google SketchUp Intuitive and fun to use. Re-imagine your living space. Model buildings for Google Earth. Use SketchUp for free.
  17. Inkscape An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
  18. Paint.NET Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface. Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance.
  19. Pencil Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.
  20. PhotoPeach Our idea is to help you tell better stories online using photos. With PhotoPeach you can create a rich slideshow in seconds to engage your friends or family. We also support background music, captions, and comments so you can elaborate on your story further.
  21. PicMarkr Free Watermark. Add Custom Watermark with PicMarkr! PicMarkr lets you to add custom watermark (image or text) to your images online and free.
  22. Pixlr Welcome to the most popular online photo editor in the world…
  23. Reshade Here you can resize images maintaining quality, edges and texture. This means Reshade reduces or eliminates most of the usual side-effects of photo enlargement.
  24. Rich Chart Live Create for free enjoyable and captivating Flash Charts from your web browser.
  25. Roxio PhotoShow Make Free Photo Slideshow. It’s so easy that just about anyone can tell an engaging, one-of-a-kind PhotoShow story in just minutes!
  26. SlidestoryCombine sharing pictures and narration and what do you get? Slidestory! Slidestory is a new, exciting and FREE way to make presentations and share them on the Internet.
  27. Splashup Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once.
  28. SUMO Paint Web’s best image app, hands down! Our editor is full of unique features that let you unleash your creativity.
  29. Toondoo World’s fastest way to create cartoons!
  30. Voki Voki is a FREE service that lets you create customized avatars. Add voice to your Voki avatars. Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile. Take advantage of Voki’s learning resources.

17 Free Testing and Quizzing Tool For Teachers

  1. ClassMarkerClassMarker’s secure, professional web-based testing service is an easy-to-use, customizable online test maker for business, training & educational assessment with tests and quizzes graded instantly – saving hours of paperwork!
  2. ClassTools Create free games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!
  3. Easy Test Maker EasyTestMaker is a free online test generator to help you create your tests. You can create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true and false questions all on the same test. You can also insert instructions and divide your test into multiple sections.
  4. Hot Potatoes  You can choose from the following six types of questions to create your interactive quiz: crossword, multiple-choice, short-answer, gap-fill, matching/ordering and jumbled-sentence.
  5. iQuiz Maker iQuiz Maker is an easy way for you to create custom quizzes for the iQuiz game for the iPod. iQuiz Maker works seamlessly so you can write, create, package your very own quizzes. Download the free application today to begin putting the world to the test.
  6. ProProfs Quiz School Create Online Tests & Quizzes Easily. Over 100,000 quizzes created. Over 1 million quiz takers.
  7. Quandary Quandary is an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it.
  8. Quedoc Our quiz software not only plays quizzes, interactive lessons and revision aids; it also helps you create your own learning content and work cooperatively with others in the process of authoring.
  9. Quiz Revolution Make Free Facebook Quizzes and Free Online Quizzes. Interactive Multimedia Quizzes That Can Be Embedded On Any Site.
  10. Yacapaca If you are a teacher you can use 15,000 quizzes in every subject or you can create quizzes, surveys, tests, eportfolios and more.
  11. FunnelBrain FunnelBrain gives you and your friends a new way to learn. You can form study teams, play games, take quizzes, and show off your intellectual prowess. It’s fun, it’s free and you’ll do better in class.
  12. Jeopardy JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake.
  13. Edgames Use games to enhance your classroom teaching! On this site you will find more than just one or two games, we have categories of games for all types of classrooms.
  14. QuizSlides The easy way to create stylish, interactive online test!
  15. What2Learn The fun and effective way to learn. Play some of our thousands of revision games and quizzes or make your own. Whether you are revising for examinations and tests such as GCSE and SATs, or simply looking for a powerful and engaging way to develop literacy and understanding, register today and start the learning fun.

15 Free Web Conferencing Tools For Teachers

  1. AnyMeetingAnyMeeting is free with ads. It allows for meetings of up to 200 people, and has essential functionality like screen sharing, VoIP and phone conferencing, meeting recording and it even has a follow-up functionality.
  2. BigBlueButtonBigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.
  3. Google+ HangoutWould you like to see, hear, and share information to your online learners. With Google+ Hangouts you can have a video group chat for up to 10 people for free! It is a powerful tool much better than a Web Chat.
  4. is a online service that enables teams to collaborate on tomorrows solutions in real-time. Share knowledge, collect ideas, analyze and decide.
  5. Meetin.GsUnlimited meetings with 6 participants/meeting, material exchange, agenda & notes, 5MB size limit per file, and Skype integration.It’s also a great place to edit documents together with a group and anyone can mail-in notes and other materials via email.
  6. MeetingBurnerHost up to 10 webinar attendees for FREE with no ads – forever! Instantly share your screen with anybody. Works with iPhones, iPads, and Android Phones. You’ll also get analytics for your meetings so that you can see how your guests interact with your content.
  7. MikogoScreen sharing has never been so easy! Have an online meeting, give a presentation, or provide remote support with Mikogo. Sign up today and see how simple online meetings can be!
  8. ShowDocumentShowDocument lets you do quick and easy real-time collaboration with others with no software required.
  9. is a web based word processor for people to collaborate in real-time. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone’s screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate with text documents, useful for meeting notes, brainstorming, project planning, training, and more.
  10. TokBox Video ChatTokBox makes it easy to add video chat to your site using either the OpenTok API or OpenTok Widgets.
  11. TwiddlaMark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your friends or make that conference call more productive than ever. No plug-ins, downloads, or firewall voodoo – it’s all here, ready to go when you are. Browser-agnostic, user-friendly.
  12. VyewVyew allows you to meet and share content in real-time or anytime. Upload images, files, documents and videos into a room. Users can access and contribute at anytime.
  13. WebHuddleMeetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprise’s existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddle’s optional voice over IP.
  14. YugmaYugma free web conferencing allows anyone, anywhere to instantly share their desktop and ideas online with others. To start hosting your own meetings, sign up today for FREE. Your Yugma Free web conferencing account allows you to invite up to 1 attendees with 30 minutes meeting limitations.
  15. Zoho MeetingGet started with online meetings, start sharing your desktop to anyone, anywhere at any time.

15 Free Authoring Tools For Teachers

  1. EasygeneratorEasygenerator is an online free authoring tool. Easygenerator is a Windows application that stores all content in the cloud, securely on their webservers. Part of the free edition includes hosting, updates, upgrades, and maintenance. There are no technical worries and no costs. With your free authoring eLearning software you can have as many as 10 eLearning courses in your online workspace, and up to 250 MB of data storage per user. You can import PowerPoint presentations (text and images) and build real eLearning courses from them.
  2. LCDSThe Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) is a free tool that enables the Microsoft Learning community to create high-quality, interactive, online courses and Microsoft Silverlight Learning Snacks.
  3. SmartBuilderSmartBuilder is the award-winning course authoring tool that enables you to create rich Flash e-learning with an easy-to-use interface.
  4. The Multimedia Learning Object Authoring ToolThe Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool enables content experts to easily combine video, audio, images and texts into one synchronized learning object.
  5. authorPOINTauthorPOINT is an authoring tool that allows users to capture presentations and add pre-recorded audio/video, all inside of Microsoft PowerPoint. authorGEN also offers authorPOINT Lite, which converts PowerPoint presentations to Flash.
  6. DipityFrom what we can glean from their website, Dipity is an online timeline creator. Users, known as Dipsters, can create their own content on subjects that are meaningful to them and share them with other users. Dipsters can also integrate social media into their timeline, utilizing real-time updates.
  7. Document Suite 2008Document Suite 2008 is an authoring tool that helps transform documents into online help modules.
  8. IzzuiIzzui is a hybrid social learning application that can be linked with QuickLessons. Izzui uses Facebook as an LMS to track and deliver courses. Izzui also has an e-Commerce capability allowing users to charge and pay for courses that they have created.
  9. JackdawJackdaw produces SCORM 1.2 compliant content that is easily integrated into any LMS. Users can create interactive content either from scratch or with the the help of over 100 templates. Jackdaw also lets users create content that they can then sell on the Open Elms web-store.
  10. LessonWriterFrom what we can gather from their website, LessonWriter is a tool for teachers that allows them to create lessons from any passage. These courses allow teachers to be creative with their lesson plans and also saves them a great deal of time.
  11. MOS SoloMOS Solo offers a way for users to create content on the go without having to rely on a constant Internet connection. Even though they are using an offline content creation tool, they do not lose any of the functionality or power to create their multimedia content.
  12. myUdutu A free online authoring tool with a suite of WSIWYG tools, allowing users to create courses in an approachable environment. Claims to export SCORM 1.2/2004 conformant courses to be used in a 3rd party LMS or integrate into social media sites, such as Facebook.
  13. QuickLessons Authoring ToolQuickLessons was built from the ground up to be a completely SaaS based content authoring tool, requiring the user to only have access to a web-browser. QuickLessons comes equipped with quizzes, games, characters, out-of-the-box animations and other customizable content to allow users to create truly unique and interactive flash-based content to meet their needs. Users can either use QuickLessons for free, publishing their content only to Facebook, or they can buy an individual, corporate or academic account.
  14. ScratchFrom what we can gather from their website, Scratch is a creative tool that helps users create content that is beyond the barriers of traditional page-turners. Scratch users can create interactive stories, animation, music, and art, then share their creations on the web.
  15. xtimeline xtimeline is a tool that allows users to create timeline based content for free. Users can also share their timelines with other users, creating a community.

5 Free Annotation Tools For Teachers

  1. DiigoIt’s one of the most commonly used free web annotation tools which lets you bookmark and tag web pages. In addition to that, you would also be able to highlight a part of a webpage if you wish to emphasize something and attach sticky notes to it. Its advanced search allows you to rummage through the text of pages you have bookmarked which includes tags, titles, URLs and even your own comments and highlights. One of the best features of Diigo is your ability to comment on other users’ notes which can be set to either public or private.
  2. A.nnotateA.nnotate is not just a free annotation tool but also a collaboration and indexing tool. It can be used to catalogue images and other document formats. It also makes it easier for you to work with a group especially when documents are needed to be sent through email back and forth because of comments of different users. With the use of A.nnotate, you can simply create a single read-only copy of your document and share it with whomever you like so you could all comment on it. Another good thing about it is, it is very easy to use and it works fine in commonly used web browsers without you having to install software or plug ins. You may sign up for a free account which gives you credits for annotating 30 items every month, anything above that will require payment.
  3. Bounce AppBounce app is a very simple free annotation tool that works just as effectively as others in the market. You simply log on to their website, enter the URL of the webpage you’d like to comment on and then click on Grab Screenshot. Voila! You’ll have a screenshot of that webpage and you’re now ready to comment on it by dragging the mouse and creating red boxes (like the one you see below). These red boxes are labelled with another box that contains your name and has a space for your comments. One of the best features of Bounce is that you can share your feedback on either Facebook or Twitter and let your friends see it.
  4. CrocodocCrocodoc Personal is a free annotation tool used for commenting on documents. Simply log on to their website, upload a PDF file, Office Doc or image, modify it using Crocodoc tools which allow you to highlight, draw or comment on it. When you’re done, click on Share button at the upper right hand corner of the page and send the link to whomever you’d like to share the document with. You may share it through copying the link and sending it through email or IM, or you may even embed it on your blog or website. However, if you would like to store your files or view your upload history, you have to sign up for a Crocodoc account but you need not worry because this app is absolutely for free.
  5. Markup.ioMarkup allows you to draw on any webpage using built in tools. Simply go to their website, drag the icon located at the lower right hand corner of the page to the bookmark bar of your browser.

8 Free Video Tools For Teachers

  1. EzvidEzvid is a 100% free video creation tool that allows you to capture everything that appears on your computer screen. It also allows you to edit your recorded videos by splitting your recordings, inserting text and audio, controlling the speed and even drawing directly on your screen. There’s also a Gaming Mode specially designed for gamers to avoid black screen problems when recording games such as Diablo III and Call of Duty which are full screen games. You can save your edited videos for later use or you may directly upload them on YouTube.
  2. BlueBerry Flashback Express RecorderThis recorder just, like other screencast tools, enables you to capture your screen while recording yourself through a webcam.  It introduces quite a long list of features that will let you edit videos like a pro. BB Flashback Express Recorder also has a very easy user interface that allows you to decide what area of your screen you would like to capture and whether to record sound and web activity or not. Another good thing about it is that you can have scheduled recordings so you wouldn’t have to miss online events.  It also includes a player which works like a VCR and allows you to review your recording frame-by-frame.
  3. ScreenrScreenr is a web-based screen recorder. Yes, you read it right. It’s web-based so that means, you wouldn’t have to install it on your computer but it requires Java to run. Screenr allows you to easily capture your screen by logging on to their website, clicking on the record button and keeping it open while you are capturing your screen activity.  Keep in mind that you only have a maximum of 5 minutes per recording. Files are saved on the site. When you’re finished, you’ll be given a link that can be easily shared by email or can be embedded on websites. It’s absolutely free, works on both MAC and PC and will work even on your iPhone.
  4. Rylstim Screen RecorderRylstim is a very simple and easy to use Screen Recorder which, aside from capturing your screen, also allows you to record events happening on the monitor including right and left clicks. It has a minimalistic and intuitive interface but supports multiple CODECs. You can also customize the video frame rates. Rylstim Screen Recorder works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows
  5. KrutKrut is a screencast tool that works in almost any Operating system and requires Java to run. It’s a very simple program with only 3 basic controls: Record, Snap for still pictures, and the Arrow button used to adjust the borders of your recording area. It’s very minimalist without all those complicated features that other screencast tools offer, but it can be powerful too because of some additional features such as timer-controlled recording. You can also use it for recording streaming video and audio.
  6. CamStudioCamStudio is a pretty straightforward program that lets you record your screen and audio and produce outputs in AVI or SWF format. It enables annotation such as text and call out inserts and even provides you some cursor options such as default, hidden or highlighted, which should be carefully laid out prior to recording. You have some video options too which lets you control compression, frame rates , quality and time lapse but aside from that, you can’t really do much with the video because it doesn’t include editing capabilities.
  7. WebineriaWebineria is an open-source easy-to-use screencast tool which lets you capture your screen activity and do “picture-in-picture” video by adding your webcam stream. It provides you 3 frame rate options: 5, 10 and 15 frames per second and outputs can be produced in either AVI or FLV format. It has built in features too that let you adjust the boundaries of your record area, use hotkeys to pause and resume recording. Outputs are saved on the site and can be shared via email links or embedding on websites.
  8. Screen-O-MaticScreencast-O-Matic is a screencast tool which has both web-based and desktop versions. It’s very easy to use and will run so long as you have Java installed on your computer. It has free video hosting and allows you to record your screen or both your screen and webcam. You may also publish your output directly to YouTube. The free versions of Screencast-O-Matic has limited features though. For instance, there’s a 15-minute recording time limit, there’s a small watermark when recording, it doesn’t allow webcam-only recording and it doesn’t allow you to zoom and annotate while recording.

6 Free PDF Tools For Teachers

  1. Adobe Reader XIAdobe Reader is a trusted high quality tool that allows you to view and print your PDF files. It also lets you interact with PDF content, including multimedia. Other features covered are adding and verifying digital signature, annotating on PDF pages, creating and filling out PDF forms, and printing out these documents.
  2. Doro PDF Writer by CompSoftDoro PDF Writer is very easy to use and is pretty straightforward. It doesn’t have all the other options that other PDF tools have but it works great in printing PDF files. It is installed as a virtual print driver and converts any printable document or image to PDF format. It can be powerful too as it lets you set the author name and even protect it with a password before conversion. Just select it from the program’s setting menu before printing a PDF document and it will launch and provide you the option to change the document’s metadata. On top of those mentioned is the ability to enable and disable copying, pasting and printing functions of the document. It is compatible with XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8.
  3. BullZip PDF Printer by BioPDFBullZip is another PDF tool that works as a virtual print driver and uses Ghostscript to convert documents. Like Doro, it also allows you to convert printable document or image to PDF format but on top of that, it also lets you add watermarks, merge PDF files and even add protection to your PDF files. It is free for up to 10 users and offers installation of promotional, third party components. You may check the guidelines here.
  4. PDFTK BuilderThis is an open source PDF tool used which allows you to easily reorder or merge selected pages. It is also capable of splitting and rotating pages and adding stamp and encryption to your file. Aside from those mentioned it doesn’t offer too much and even lacks the basic function of watermarking with background text.
  5. PDFill PDF ToolThis is probably one of the most user-friendly free PDF tools that offer you so many features. It provides the most important functions such as merging, splitting, reordering, rotating and cropping pages and even allows you to add headers, footers and watermarks. It also offers additional features such as encrypting and decrypting security options, and deleting, flattening and adding form fields. It requires GhostScript and Java to run.
  6. jPDF TweakIt can be a good choice when you want to get as many features as you can in just one application.  It lets you merge, split, reorder and rotate pages, and add watermarks and encryption too.  You can also digitally sign PDF documents using it. There are features for attaching files to PDF and editing metadata as well. jPDF Tweak requires Java 5, or even higher, to run. It uses iText library to manipulate PDF documents and JGoodies Forms for its GUI.

34 Sites To Download Royalty Free and Creative Commons Music For Teachers

  1. Archive’s audio and MP3 library This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.
  2. ArtistServer Free independent music, 11,000 mp3 downloads by more than 10,000 artists.
  3. Audiofarm It´s the best and easiest way to find new and interesting music, audio recordings, people and friends from around the world.
  4. Audionautix All music in this online collection created by Jason Shaw.  Released under Creative Commons license 3.0 You are free to use the music (even for commercial purposes) as long as you credit “Music from –”OR provide a link to this website from yours. Music must be part of some other created works. No further permission is required.
  5. BeatPick Creative Commons licenses allow the use of music for free for non-commercial projects, provided that users credit your name in association with their multimedia projects. Thus, we provide music for free for scholastic and socially involved projects, while we require that governmental funded ones pay a licensing fee. For personal use, we encourage our users to buy the albums/EPs from our site. To obtain the download of the required files, all projects must provide us with their name, e-mail and project description, allowing us to control that they are indeed entitle to such uses.
  6. Brainy Betty Free Sound Clips and Music for Presentations!
  7. Bump Foot Bump Foot is a non-profit netlabel in Japan. There are two main branches. Bump side : techno and house, or based on them. Foot side : ambient, IDM, or etc… other than bump side.You are free: to Share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work, and to Remix – to adapt the work.
  8. CASH Music CASH Music is a non-profit organization that hosts digital tools for musicians and labels to share their music. The digital tool allows for uploads and downloads of songs and sharing is made easy.
  9. ccMixter Looking for music for a video, school project, game you’re developing, podcast or just for listening in your cubicle or mobile music device? Find exactly the music you’re looking for – podsafe, liberally licensed – using dig.ccMixter Music Discovery tool.
  10. CCTrax All showcased music is available under one of the six Creative Commons licenses. They authorize free music download and enable the artists to promote their music while protecting their rights.
  11. DanoSongs Hi, I’m Dan-O and I post my original music as free MP3 downloads here on You can listen to the songs online or download the tracks. It’s also legal to use the music royalty free in your video, game, film, presentation, slideshow or website.
  12. FMA The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads.  The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.  Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.
  13. Freeplay Music Library Freeplay’s first product, the Freeplay Music Library, is a comprehensive collection of High End Broadcast production music spanning all the popular musical genres, available for download either on-line or via our Portable Hard Drive.
  14. FreeSFXDownload free sound effects.Stuart Duffield has been creating audio professionally for 18 years. Having worked predominately in the Games Industry, he has produced a wide range of audio for various worldwide clients and numerous high profile projects. Based in the UK, Stuart has a history of synthesising, recording, designing, processing and editing audio of all types. Having worked in-house for a number of major Game Developers, Stuart currently works on a freelance / contract basis. This involves audio design, music composition and voice production in various forms – for Games, Animation, TV and Film.
  15. Freesound Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse.
  16. iBeat Free Beats – Download beats, loops, breaks and samples Free beats, loops, and breaks – iBeat – pushing beats, loops and breaks since 2007. Free under Creative Commons licensing.
  17. Incompetech Incompetech hosts a wide variety of royalty free music. You can browse their selection by genre or feel. “Feel” would include things like: Action, Relaxed, Intense or Humorous; you can select a combination of ‘Feels’ and it will check its database for selection matches. Clips can be played on the website and instantly downloaded as well.
  18. Jamendo370,000 tracks.Free music for all. Enjoy unlimited music, it’s completely free and legal.
  19. JewelBeat Free Background Music. Easily search thru over 4,000 free background music and sound effects simply by using keywords. No need to download to preview – just type in keywords, listen immediately then download what you need! Start searching for free background music.
  20. Josh Woodward  Yes, you can freely download, share and use all 180+ of Josh Woodward songs.
  21. Kompoz Kompoz is an online community that prides in collaboration between artists from all over the world. Artists post their clips on the website where anyone can download it and use it for their own productions. They can also add their own instruments or creative mix to the original clip and upload it on the website again.
  22. LifeSoundsLifeSounds works on the integration of music throughout the curriculum. Their desire is to build each individuals’ ability to strengthen their emotional intelligence and to encourage understanding between people.
  23. Musopen Set music FREE. Musopen ( is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.
  24. Orphan Songs The Orphan Songs website is running by Carl-Otto Johansson. Most of the music here is free to download and use. (Creative Commons).
  25. PacDV This is a small database of free audio clips organised by mood or emotion such as: Warm, Loving, Serious or Lonely.
  26. Partners in Rhyme Royalty free music libraries for you to download and start using right away in your commercial projects. These high quality music tracks will make your projects more effective and sound more professional.
  27. Public Domain 4U Great Historical Music Recordings, Free to Download, Play, and Share. Our musical heritage is our culture. The Past should be appreciated, not neglected. These artists are so unique, they should never be forgotten. This site is designed for your musical edification. This site can not grant any commercial uses of this material.
  28. Purple Planet Free Collection of Royalty Free Music available for download, composed and performed by Geoff Harvey and Chris Martyn Music can be used free of charge for web-based projects e.g. YouTube (see ‘Using Our Music’ for more info) in exchange for a link to our site. Donations are welcome!
  29. Restorm This is  a platform to sell music to the public. Also, you can download some of their free selection of music just by creating an account.
  30. Royalty Free Music Library Royalty Free Music Library is proud to offer one of the largest offerings of online broadcast-quality royalty free music anywhere on the web. Download royalty free music from 3 of the top royalty free catalogs online:
    1. Royalty Free Music Revolution – The definitive royalty free music catalog with over 1000 songs from some of the top composers in the industry.
    2. Radical Music Library – Royalty free music with cutting edge productions and “indie” attitude. Created by professional composers with a long list of film and television credits.
    3. Mojo Music Library – An offering of top- notch royalty free music with broader coverage on each CD for those who need a bit wider coverage for their budget.
  31. SampleSwap Creative Commons Licensed Electronic Music for Commercial and Non-Commercial Royalty-Free use (Free professional-quality MP3s for DJ’ing, film scores, radio, TV, video games, podcasting, etc.). These pre-cleared songs were uploaded by artists at under a variety of Creative Commons licenses. Please be sure to read the licensing information for each track carefully before using any of this music.
  32. Sonnyboo 40 completely free pieces of music. For each and every single song below, all you have to do is credit the songwriter – Peter John Ross ( and the music is your to use for free.
  33. SoundCloud SoundCloud is a website where artists share their new tracks to the world. There is a section under Creative Commons license where you can download other people’s tracks. You can stream the available clips and it takes just a simple click to get the MP3 file without any registration.
  34. Stock Music Boutique Stock Music Boutique library offers high quality royalty-free production music. All tracks have full music clearance ready for instant buy out. Find a track you like and use it forever at no extra cost.

17 Free Stock Photos Sites For Teachers

  1. is a repository for free public domain photos. You can download high quality photos, upload your own pictures, earn money to charity, get exposure and gain popularity and improve your photographic and graphic skills.
  2. FreeImages is not just another clipart graphic site!….  more than 6000 original stock photos all for FREE! Free images is a high quality resource of digital stock photographic images for use by all. All images in their collection are free to use on websites and printed materials.
  3. is made up of 132232 images with 182 sections organized into 3630 categories.
  4. Free stock photos, easy to download, easy to browse. Use them for commercial or personal design projects of any kind! Some are even public domain, so you can use those for whatever you want. Whether you’re looking for free stock designs for your project, free stock photography for your next big design or something in-between, is your resource for quick downloads!
  5. FreePixels offers free high resolution stock photos for use in both personal and commercial design projects.
  6. Nearly 100% of their Royalty Free Stock Photos are Free Download. Every image is absolutely free, with some more options to buy individual higher resolutions. They can be used either for private or commercial purposes. In exchange, we only ask you to use the images according to our Licensing.
  7. The SXC (stock.xhng) is a website providing free-to use stock photography and illustrations. The stock.xhng operates as a hybrid of a picture library site and a social networking site; registered users may set up a personal profile, upload their photographic works to share with other users, write a blog and participate in online forums to discuss and critique each others’ work.
  8. The 4 Free Photos is an online community of photographers who enjoy taking pictures and decided to share them with the public to use them for free in their private or commercial projects. They  hope you will find the collection of free and public domain images useful.
  9. Morgue File is an easy to use free photo site. Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!
  10. From Free Digital Photos you can download royalty free photos and illustrations for websites, newspapers, magazines, video and TV productions, iPhone applications, PowerPoint presentations, forums, blogs and school work.
  11. Turbo Photo offers Free stock images from 10 categories (3.4 GB). Stock images are in the public domain.
  12. If you are a designer you can download high resolution RF stock images for free from Dreams Time. If you are a photographer you have the opportunity to achieve a great portfolio exposure by offering free images.
  13. Image * After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.
  14. In Public Domain Photos you can access 5,000 free photos, 8,000 free cliparts. All photos on this web site are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial.
  15. The photos in the Flickr Free Use Photos Group are available for use by anyone. There is no need to give credit or to fear rights infringement. These images are posted by their creators. By posting to this group, you’re allowing freedom of use.
  16. Free photos and clip art from Microsoft Office Online
  17. Every Stock Photo is a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo’s license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free, without advertising, and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.


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