Technology moves with breathtaking speed making tried and true methodologies obsolete. Here are 45 free tools that will help you make the content you share more meaningful. Not only will they help you maximize your ability to communicate, they’ll also help you take note of the amazing rate at which choice new functionality becomes available. When you are blogging or sharing on social media, these tools will add sparkle.
There are many times you wish to annotate an image to illustrate a certain point. Skitch is a tool that can do just that. This may be of use when you want to share a simple mathematical
expression or point to a feature in an interior or exterior landscape. When your blogging online about curated content, remember a picture is worth 1000 words.
The Skitch toolset contains shapes and permits you to both annotate and illustrate. Emoticons allow you to add a personal emotional touch. Skitch can be for work or fun, education or home improvement. Use it with your mobile phone to help plan a garden. Create your own comic book for impressing your social network associates. Help others meet up with you at your location. Visually express exactly what you mean.
Available for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Mac OS X, Windows Desktop and Windows 8 (Touch), it can bring clarity to your expression.
2. Free Photos from the US Government
Many government photographs are in the public domain and you may use them as you wish in your content, though you may need to cite them. One of these sources is the Smithsonian Institution, which has close to 1 million images online.
3. Haiku Deck
Haiku Deck is a free tool offering a valuable way to create content. It makes it easy and clear for you to illustrate your ideas or pitch your presentations. Tossing out powerpoint points and opening the door for imagination, this may be just what you need to inspire an audience. You can make beautiful presentations with record speed, so it’s a productivity tool as well. Your design can be as artistic as haiku even when you’re not an artist.
4. Fontspace Free Fonts
Beware – not all Fontspace fonts are free and some are restricted to personal use only. However, if you’re looking for something different, comic, elegant or antique this is the place you’ve been searching for.
5. Awesome Screenshot
Awesome Screenshot is a valuable tool for creating images based on screen captures. You can also annotate and share these images. The capture region may be all or part of the display. Rectangles, circles, lines, text, and arrows can be added. One click upload for sharing makes this tool ultra convenient.
When creating a capture region cropping, selecting the entire page and restricting the selection to visible area only are possible options. Sharing a link via email, Facebook and Twitter is easy.
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