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The following is a list of (mostly) free useful tools, software and apps available online. It is by no means exhaustive! I will add to it as I come across new useful tools (or at least things that are new to me). And I’ll try to delete anything that gets out of date.

Surveys

Smart Survey

Free for for personal use to build a basic survey. Includes unlimited surveys, 15 questions per survey and 100 responses per month.

www.smartsurvey.co.uk/


Google Forms

With Google Forms, you can create a new survey and edit it with others at the same time. There are a variety of pre-made themes or you can create your own. Free with a Google account.

docs.google.com/forms


Microsoft Forms

With Microsoft Forms, you can easily create surveys, polls and quizzes. Forms automatically provides charts to visualise your data as you collect responses in real time, and data can be easily exported into Excel.

forms.office.com


Survey Monkey

Basic plan is free.

www.surveymonkey.com/


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Other

Tiny.CC

Tiny.cc is an easy to use URL shortening, organising and sharing service.

tiny.cc


Bit.ly

Similarly, Bitly is also an easy to use URL shortening service.

bitly.com


Paletton

A design tool for creating colour combinations that work well together.

paletton.com


Rgb.to

Converts RGB colour codes to other formats. And it can also generate colour schemes too.

rgb.to


FreeMind

A mind mapping tool which allows you to organise and prioritise your ideas. It has a click and drag interface for easy editing and also it allows you to share your maps. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

freemind.sourceforge.net


Calibre

Free to use and can import any ebook file format for you to read onscreen.

calibre-ebook.com


FastPreview

View WebP images easily with FastPreview, an open source tool. Simply right-click an image to open it with FastPreview. You can also view the image’s EXIF data easily.

https://tn123.org/fastpreview/


Musescore

 Professional (and free!) software to create, play and print sheet music. For Windows, Mac and Linux.

musescore.com/


Cartoonise

Cartoonise (is that a word??) your world! Just because you can… (Not sure I can claim it’s useful…I just like it!). Simply upload an image or video and it will “cartoonise” it.

cartoonize-lkqov62dia-de.a.run.app/cartoonize


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Note: Before you download or use any software, please read the disclaimer.