Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #07

Welcome to the latest collection of tools and apps for your learning, design and technology toolbox. This bi-weekly collection includes 50 of the most useful tools I’ve collected since the last edition. Thanks for reading! Welcome to the latest collection of tools and apps for your learning, design and technology toolbox. This bi-weekly collection includes 50 of the most useful tools I’ve collected since the last edition. Thanks for reading!

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Spotlight App

Descript | Create podcasts, videos, and transcripts

Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor that works like a doc. It includes transcription, a screen recorder, publishing, full multitrack editing, and some mind-bendingly useful AI tools.

App of the Day

Pitch 一 Collaborative presentation software for modern teams.

Pitch is uncompromisingly good presentation software, enabling modern teams to craft and distribute beautiful presentations more effectively.

Convertio — File Converter  

Easy tool to convert files online. More than 309 different document, image, spreadsheet, ebook, archive, presentation, audio and video formats supported.

Icograms Designer – Create your Maps, Illustrations and Infographics from Isometric Icons

Create your own 3D-looking Map, Illustration and Infographics from Isometric Icons within minutes.


Edit videos by editing the text transcript. Similar to Descript.

Video Messaging for Teams: Screen Recorder from Vimeo

Boost your team’s creativity and productivity with Vimeo Record: a free screen and webcam recorder that lets you share video messages quickly and easily.

Dialogloop: Turn PowerPoint PPTs into Interactive WebApps

DialogLoop is a turnkey Audience Engagement and Networking Software Platform for live events. It is a software solution for Microsoft PowerPoint which enables Presenters to seamlessly create polls, word clouds and surveys, stream content and their presentation to attendees’ mobile devices.

JotForm Tables | Free Spreadsheet Powered Database Platform

Your Collect, organize, and manage data in an all-in-one workspace. Share in one click for seamless collaboration. Try JotForm Tables for free.

Sizle – Presentation Design, Sharing & Analytics

Know when your documents are opened and engaged with. Get real-time notifications when someone opens a presentation or proposal that you shared with them

H5P – Create and Share Rich HTML5 Content and Applications

H5P empowers everyone to create, share and reuse interactive content – all you need is a web browser and a web site that supports H5P.

How To

How to make Zoom the default meeting app in Google Calendar — You can still use Zoom in Google Calendar—and you can even make it the default if you’re a Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) user.


Drag & Drop Graphic Design tools and templates, for teams of all sizes Easil is the drag-and-drop design tool that empowers your whole team to create visual content so good, it looks like a pro designed it.

Snappa – Quick & Easy Graphic Design Software Snappa makes it easy to create any type of online graphic. Create & publish images for social media, blogs, ads, and more!

The Web’s Favorite Online Graphic Design Tool | Stencil Stencil is a fantastically easy-to-use online graphic design tool and image editor built for business owners, social media marketers, and bloggers.

Crello Free Online Design App Crello is the easiest online design tool to create animations and graphics for social and web. Create like a pro. No design skills needed.

Nocode = Google Docs to Documentation, Intranet, Blog or Website Publish fast, secure & easy to manage websites built from your Google Docs. Use Nocode for your Blog, Product Documentation, Intranet, Research or your Website.

Your data is beautiful. Use it. Unlock the power of your data with interactive dashboards and beautiful reports that inspire smarter business decisions. It’s easy and free.

Affinity Designer – Professional Graphic Design Software — Available for Windows, Mac and iPad, Affinity Designer is an award-winning vector graphics software setting the new industry standard in the world of design.

DesignWizard: Wonderfully Simple Graphic Design Software DesignWizard is a Simple FREE Graphic Design Software.

Interactive presentations — Hypersay | Hypersay Hypersay is a platform for live interactive presentations featuring live polls, live subtitles, q&a, feedback and analytics. Loved by lecturers, teachers, keynote speakers, training companies, businesses around the world.

Illustrations | unDraw The design project with open-source illustrations for any idea you can imagine and create. Create beautiful websites, products and applications with your color, for free.

Svg Wave – A free beautiul & SVG wave Generator. SVG Wave is a minimal svg wave generator with lot of customization. It lets you abiltiy to generate and export pngs and svgs of beautiful waves. SVG wave also lets you layer multiple waves. Create SVGs for your website designs.

Capture and transfer anything around you The quickest way to capture and transfer anything around you.

Library Extension Turns Into a Branch of Your Local Library | The Digital Reader —

Grain | Record, transcribe, share Zoom call highlights — Grain is how to take note of important moments during Zoom calls and turn them into video highlights playable right within Slack, Notion, iMessage, and more.

Color contrast checker – Coolors — Calculate the contrast ratio of text and background colors.

Download Free Sound Effects for Videos – Mixkit Download from our library of incredible free sound effects. Use these royalty free sound effects for video editing and audio projects.

Vowel Vowel is a tool that captures your team’s meetings. Use it to annotate meetings in real-time, tag action items, call back ideas verbatim—and a whole lot more.

myFrontpage — Your personal frontpage of the internet Create your own New-Tab page for your Browser without writing any code!

Folocard – Email Follow-Ups – Business Card Scanner Send follow up emails in 5 seconds. Unlimited and free business card scanner and email template engine mobile app, available on Android and iOS.

Free Profile Pic Maker | Make an awesome profile picture from any photo Upload your photo and create profile picture which will give you 14 times more visits & 36 times more chances to receive a message with a professional headshot

Survey or quiz your friends and family with Microsoft Forms, now available for personal use

Asynchronous Meeting Software for Remote Teams | Grapevine Grapevine allows business teams to get asynchronous video updates from remote team members each morning.

CourseMaker | Make Online Courses Easy, elegant, affordable. We take care of all the hassle so you can focus on running your online course business

Drup – Next-gen bookmarks, optimized for work Search all your 3rd party work apps in one place. Organize and share with your team. Alternative to bookmarks, optimized for work. Team bookmarks. Search, preview, collaboration.

Affinity Publisher – Professional Desktop Publishing Software Bring your vision to life with Affinity Publisher, the next generation of professional publishing software.

Make an App with No-Code. Start building today for free. Make apps with no-code. AppSheet’s no-code app building platform allows you to quickly build apps to collect, or connect to, data. Start building for free now.

Best Closed Captioning Service | Make Your Videos Accessible with 3Play Media Closed captioning, transcription, audio description, & subtitling solutions that make your videos accessible, searchable, SEO-friendly, and more engaging.

Nearpod: Interactive lessons, videos & assessments Explore Nearpod’s award-winning K-12 interactive lessons, videos, and formative assessments. Built for distance learning, hybrid, and school-based settings.

da Vinci – Save links with a single click and organize them so you can easily find them later.

Dayflow Illustrations – Blush App Free Illustrations inspired by people, cats, coffee, colors, and positivity! Just the small things that make our daily lives happier and better.

Boost customer engagement with perfectly timed personal videos Video email that connects you with your people. Easily record and send quick personalised videos from mobile, web and Chrome.

Snackwyze: Explain simply with interactive walkthroughs – Create and publish interactive walkthroughs from screen recording in seconds. Snackwyze walkthroughs work great for software demos, product tours, step-by-step guides and more.

Type Studio ― The easiest way to add subtitles to your video.– The easiest tool to add subtitles to your video automatically. We automatically generates Subtitles from your video so you can add them with only one click.

Google Primer App – Learn Business & Marketing Skills -The Primer app is a fast, easy way to learn new business and marketing skills. Take free lessons in the app on topics like digital marketing, creating a website, and building your brand.

Retool | Build internal tools, remarkably fast. – Retool is the fast way to build internal tools. Drag-and-drop our building blocks and connect them to your databases and APIs to build your own tools, instantly.

Download free illustrations to power up your projects | Stories – Customize our illustrated concepts and animate them to make your landing page, app or presentation stand out

Bubbles: Video and Screenshot Collaboration – Capture videos and screenshots, drop comments, and share with your teammates to collaborate in-context.

IRA Design – Build your own amazing illustrations.

Candu | Native Web Builder – Discover the first native web builder for your product. Drag and drop UI components to drive activation, enable discovery, and improve retention.

Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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