It is time once again for my top 10 list of learning tools for Jane Hart’s Annual Top Tools for Learning roundup.
Here is my list for 2022:
Feedly continues to be my favorite tool for learning. It allows me to keep up with everything I’m interested in efficiently by giving me control over how I consume information. I’m able to organize everything I want to see from websites and Twitter to YouTube channels and email newsletters all in a single place.
If you’re not using an RSS reader, I really believe you’re missing out on an opportunity to better manage your information diet.
- Buffer – share what you learn via social media
- Kill the Newsletter – get your email newsletters via RSS/Feedly
- FetchRSS – create an RSS Feed for sites that don’t provide one
WordPress has been where I hang my online hat since 2007. Great option for creating a website – it is quick and easy to work with and I’ve never had any issues.
Still one of the best places for me to access the thinking of smart people doing great things. As well as a great place for finding a community of people doing what you do. You never have to send a single tweet to get benefits from Twitter – but I think you’ll get even more if you do!
4. PowerPoint 365
PowerPoint has been adding a lot of new capabilities lately. Which, taken in combination with amazing enhancements like BrightSlide, make it an attractive tool for digital projects including motion graphics, videos, ebooks and more.
I’ve always valued a better way to manage my bookmarks. Bublup has become a trusted way to save, organize and share just about anything including links, notes, files, etc. It will even generate web pages from the things you want to share – they’re called rolls and they’re pretty cool. Here’s an example.
When there isn’t an add-in or marketplace available for what you want to do, Zapier let’s you connect thousands of apps with each other yourself. And it couldn’t be easier – no code involved. No matter what your role or industry, you’ll find value in Zapier.
7. Google Docs / Workspace
Docs is my ‘go to’ for writing and sheets for managing data. Lots of helpful, time-saving addins worth checking out depending on what you’re working on.
Mailchimp powers my newstetter and I’ve used it many time as part of learning campaigns.
It seems I’m doing something in Canva almost every day. I keep discovering useful new things that it can do like editing PDFs, exporting designs to PowerPoint, create & edit videos and more.
This is the only new entry for me this year. xTiles is a visual note-taking application that enables you to replace several tools at once. I’ve been using it for personal notes and curation. I love the flexibility and options for saving/presenting all types of information. Give it a try! Here is one example.