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TOP 100 TOOLS FOR LEARNING 2007
By Type of Tool

Finalised: 5 September 2007
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The following table categorises the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2007 by type of tool. It is in two parts: Personal Tools and Producer Tools. The Recommendations are the highest ranked Tools in The Top 100 Tools list in each category.

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Personal Tools
Category
Recommendation
Others
Web browsers
and extensions

Firefox
Internet Explorer | Flock | Safari
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Zotero | CoComment | Firebug | ScribeFire | delicious Bookmarks
RSS readers
Google Reader
Bloglines | NetNewsWire | FeedRaider
Email Tools
Gmail
Outlook (£) | Thunderbird | Yahoo Mail | Apple Mail | Eudora | Outlook Express
Personal home/start pages
iGoogle
Netvibes | Pageflakes
Social bookmarking
del.icio.us
diigo | Furl
Podcast players
iTunes
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PDF readers
Adobe Reader
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Social networks
Facebook
LinkedIn | Eduspaces | twitter | Explode
Instant messenger
Skype
Adium | Google Talk | MSN/Windows Messenger | iChat | Pidgin | Meebo | twitter
(Re)search Tools
Google Search
Wikipedia | Google Scholar | Amazon | Dogpile | Quintura | Technorati | Zotero
Online productivity Tools
Google Calendar
Google Maps | Google Notebook | Google Alerts | Mozy
Desktop productivity Tools
Google Desktop
Copernic Desktop Search | X1 (£) | Google Earth | Parallels (£) | Quicksilver (£)
Mobile phone Tools
Meebo | twitter | Jaiku
iPod Tools
iTunes
Producer Tools
Category
Recommendation
Other suggestions
Documents, Spreadsheet
(& Database) Tools

Word (£)
Google Docs & Spreadsheets | OpenOffice | Zoho | Excel (£) | Access (£) | EndNote
Presentation Tools
PowerPoint (£)
Keynote (£) | OpenOffice | Zoho | Slideshare
Narrated presentation Tools
Articulate
Presenter (£)
Adobe Presenter (£) |
Slideshare | VoiceThread | PhotoStory
PDF Conversion Tools
Acrobat Professional (£)
CutePDF Writer | OpenOffice
Blogging Tools
WordPress
Blogger | TypePad (£) | MovableType (£) | Edublogs | b2evolution | ScribeFire | ecto | FeedBlitz | CoComment | MyBlogLog | StatCounter
Podcasting Tools
Audacity
Gabcast | Skype | Odeo
Wiki Tools
Wikispaces
MediaWiki | PB Wiki | Jotspot | Tiddlywiki | Confluence
Mindmapping Tools
MindManager (£)
FreeMind | Cmap | Inspiration (£) | MindMeister (£) | Bubbl.us
Web Authoring Tools
Dreamweaver (£)
Google Page Creator | Flash (£) | Frontpage
Firebug | Web Developer | StatCounter
HTML/Text editors
HTML-Kit | Notepad | Notepad++ | TextPad | Vim
Graphics, image and photo editing Tools
GIMP
Gliffy | Picasa | Photoshop (£) | Fireworks (£) | OmniGraffle (£) | Paint Shop Pro (£)
Courses and tutorial (rapid e-learning) Tools
Articulate Rapid
E-Learning Studio (£)
Adobe Presenter (£) | eXe | CourseLab
Interactivity, quiz and testing Tools
Articulate Engage/ Quizmaker (£)
Flash (£)
Course management systems
Moodle
Blackboard | DrupalEd
Tools for courses by Email
Gmail
Outlook (£) | Thunderbird | Apple Mail | Yahoo Mail | Eudora
Screen capture and screencasting Tools
Captivate (£)
SnagIt (£) | Camtasia (£) | iShowU (£) | Gadwin PrintScreen
Live E-Learning / Web Meeting Tools
Elluminate (£)
Yugma | Adobe Connect Professional (£) | iVocalize | Skype
Social networking Tools
Ning
Elgg
Content management Systems
Drupal
b2evolution
Group space Tools
Yahoo Groups
Google Groups
Virtual world Tools
Second Life
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File hosting/sharing sites
flickr | YouTube | Slideshare | Scribd | TeacherTube | Odeo | eSnips