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Gizmo's Best Freeware Many of these programs are as good as or better than their commercial counterparts so why pay for what you can get for free? At this community website you'll find the very best freeware programs each selected by our independent editors because of their quality and performance. Many of these programs are as good as or better than their commercial counterparts so why pay for what you can get for free?


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Speed ReadingImprove your reading speed. To make things easier for you, we created a bookmarklet for you. Just drag this link speed read itand drop it onto your browser’s bookmark toolbar. Bring up the page you want to read into your browser, click on“speed read it”, and you can improve your reading speed inthe subject of your choice.


Make Use Of Best Free Software Welcome to MakeUseOf, a booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that make you more productive. Welcome to MakeUseOf, a booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that make you more productive. The aim of MakeUseOf is to guide you through the web and tell you about hot websites that you have never heard of, best software programs, and all kinds of “how to” tips for Windows, Mac and Linux computer users.

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LastPassKeep all your passwords



AvairyPhoto Editor


Google Office FREE

Takeout Help


Open Office- FREE

Microsoft Office $149


Slide Rocket- FREE

Power Point $100


Gimp- FREE

Photoshop $500


InkScape- FREE

Illustrator $500


Scribus- FREE

InDesign $500


Mint- FREE

Quicken $500


Process Raw Pictures


Adobe Photoshop $700


Note management

Evernote FREE


replace quicken $70


Design Floor Plan ExhibitCore

Floor PlannerFREE


Free Federal Tax Return


Turbo Tax $35


Genealogist (Video)

We Relate


Picture Conversion

Fix Picture

Gizmo’s -Best Free Software-

Many of these programs are as good as or better than their commercial counterparts so why pay for what you can get for free?

FreeologyFreeology is maintained by a high school teacher in California.This site was created in 2000 in conjunction with my teaching credential program. One of my assignments was to create graphic organizers. After realizing the versatility of graphic organizers, I put the first 16 worksheets online at for others to download for free. Over the years, I have continued to add free teaching resources.

The Open University Open Learn - The home of free Learning from the Open University

Open culture Best Free Learning The best free cultural & educational media on the web. Every now and then, we like to remind readers of the audio/video resources that Open Culture makes available to lifelong learners. These collections are all free, and can be downloaded to your computers

Free MusicMy music is available in multiple versions from the amazing folks at SmartSound. They also have a LARGE collection of Royalty Free Music by other artists.

Free PicturesPics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.

Free ClipArtThe online royalty free public domain clip art

Open ClipArtThe Open Clip Art Library (OCAL) is the largest collaborative community that creates, shares and remixes clipart. All clipart is released to the public domain and may be used in any project for free with no restrictions.

Free SVG filesFinding art that is legal to use can be frustrating, but here’s a tool for images you can know are OK for just about any purpose.The Open Clipart Library is a repository of SVG files started by the folks that develop Inkscape

Free SoundsFree-sound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Free-sound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples

QuoteLand - And - Bright Quotes

Free Software for StudentsFree Software for Students exists to provide the tools that students, teachers and parents need to use computers for school work, at no financial cost.

69 Free & Open Source Software Many Open Source software projects were either started in colleges or started by recent college graduates. Whether it's a coincidence or not, a lot of the available open source software is ideal for college students, either pursuing a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree.

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Free 10 Star Movies

Calibre Book Reader and converter

Speed Reading Improve your reading speed

Free Federal Resources Teaching and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies

Free Ask the Consultant Free software

Books Should Be Free Download books for iPhone, Android, Kindle & mp3 players.Audio Books Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBooks

Free Music Downloads Need more music in your life? Once you have downloaded Music Oasis, you can stream or download any song from the library in high quality, non-DRM, mp3 format for use with any music player - no restrictions!

Free Sound Effects by Category 2,000+ free sound effects.Make some noise!

PandoraWith Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.

Freeology Freeology is maintained by a high school teacher in California. This site was created in 2000 in conjunction with my teaching credential program. One of my assignments was to create graphic organizers. After realizing the versatility of graphic organizers, I put the first 16 worksheets online at for others to download for free. Over the years, I have continued to add free teaching resources. There is no registration or annual fee to use this site, and all materials are offered under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license. My goal is to provide printables and lesson ideas that are easy to find and easy to use. I’m always looking for good ideas and ways to improve this site. Your comments and feedback help improve this site, so please feel free to leave a comment if you have any suggestions for Freeology.

Free Manuals Millions of Free Manuals. Download Manuals That You Need. Top Manuals

Free Tutorials 38.000.000 Free tutorials !

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  1. Citation The fully automatic bibliography and citation maker. Save time by creating a cited page instantly in theMLA,APA,Chicago,orHarvardreferencing styles! It's easy, fast andit's free!
  2. MemorizeHow does it work? When the "enter text" button is selected, you can enter a item names for an item you want to memorize in the "item name" field, then add the item itself. (You can add as many items as you please, and can even enter entire lists of items (clickherefor instructions). The item names will appear in the right-side column
  3. Big Huge Thesaurus and story creator This site is based on source data from the Princeton University WordNet database, the Carnegie Mellon Pronouncing Dictionary, and suggestions from thousands of people on the internet just like you.
  4. Mind Maps:
  5. Wisemapping- A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, and decision making. It is an image-centered diagram that represents semantic or other connections between portions of information…”Free
  6. DrawMind MappingThis is a mind map that is not easy to find, and as far as I can tell it is free. It isvery comprehensive and well-designed.
  7. Creativity PortalTake as much time with each prompt as you need, or set a 10-minute writing timer. Your first "Imagination Prompt" appears above. To generate another, simply click the "Next Prompt" button.
  8. PC Classes Online Completely Free
  9. Writer's Exercise GeneratorWriting StartersFree
  10. Paper RaterEvaluate your writing(free)
  11. After the DeadlineFree for personal use. Grammar/style/spell checker.
  12. TwinMarker The Agreement of Subjects and Verbs: checks for the third person singular present form of verbs. Determiner Usage: checks for redundant determiners, the order of determiners, and the combination of determiners and nouns.Free
  13. Ginger (On Line)Grammar Checker – Perfect spelling and grammar is a single click away. Sentence Rephraser Ginger’sFree versiongives users access for free up to a certain weekly limit. Once the weekly limited is reached, Ginger still displays corrections for misspelled words but you have to manually enter the corrected word. On the following Monday the capacity is reloaded and you can enjoy Ginger’s corrections until the capacity has been used up again.– Makes your text much more creative and stylish. Get Ginger!$$$ FAQ $4.90 or $9.40 per month
  14. "Expresso"Analyze your Essays (beta)Free
  15. Thesis BuilderA tool to help students write a thesis statement and an outline.Free
  16. The Electronic EssayA sample of writing toolsFree
  17. Info-GraphicsCreate Infographics fromOfficeTemplates or-How to with"easily".Examine this"Periodic Table of Visualization" Free
  18. Tests for StudentsTests for anyone. (ACT, AP Courses, Math, CLEP, GED, HSPT, ISEE, LSAT, SAT. SSAT, and more—- Free
  19. Web MathWebmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.Free
  20. CC SearchCreative Commons Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.Our free, easy-to-usecopyright licensesprovide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” tosome rights reserved.”Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright.They work alongside copyrightand enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.Free
  21. EducatorLabsis comprised of school librarians and media specialists who volunteer as curators and conservators of the scholastic web. In previous decades, our resource collections were finite and we knew our card catalog backwards and forwards; nowadays, modern technology provides us with a seemingly infinite inventory of educational resources. Unfortunately, there simply are no comprehensive card catalogs for the internet and, sadly, many untapped resources go undiscovered by most teachers.
  22. Bibmeis a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago,andTurabianformatting.BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information and compile a bibliography according to the guidelines of the style manuals. If you prefer, you can enter your citation information manually. BibMe also features a citation guide that provides students with the style manuals' guidelines for citing references.
  23. QuizletStudy and learn Vocabulary, (Freeor $15.00 per year, but worth it.) You can create your own sets of words for your own specific purpose, or you can incorporate sets of words from other people who have made their work public. (An example is: "Medical prefix in root words forintro to nursingor testing such as SAT, LSAT, GRE, etc.") The following is another example from a "prefix set of words".


  1. Language Immersion add-on for Google ChromeIf you use Google Chrome, there’s a nifty little add-on you might want to check out, calledLanguage Immersion for Chrome.It’s built using Google’s automatic translation services, so you can select from 64 different languages. It also allows you to select a level of fluency (from beginner to fluent). The add-on takes whatever website you're looking and randomly replaces words with your foreign-language equivalent. Clicking on them changes them into English, and hovering over them will give you a pronunciation.
  2. Type It Type accents in a foreign language, online. It is also an App created for Windows.
  3. Handy keyboard shortcuts that take
  4. zero
  5. time to learn
  6. Switch between character sets while typing
  7. Choose boldface, italics, font face and other formatting
  8. Your text is automatically saved in case you exit by accident (in Firefox and Chrome)Free
  9. Socrative Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
  10. GamesBrainPop Free Stuff
  11. Student is the world's largest community of talents passionate about competing and connecting with global opportunities through showing one's skills. is powered, the market leader for organizing online competitions.

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  1. SAS Curriculum PathwaysOver 1200 interactive, standards-based resources in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and Spanish all at no cost. No Catch. Promise. “…SAS provides interactive resources in Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies and Spanish for Middle School and High School. The resources range from interactive, virtual labs to investigations using primary source documentation to web research projects. Many projects require students to type in answers throughout the lesson and a document is created that can be sent to the teacher. Others have printable sheets to work on while researching online. SAS has also added some cool new tools like an interactive atlas and several new writing tools…."Free
  2. Curriki It’s free. Yes, that’s right. Curriki is completely free for teachers, students, and parents.The OERs have been created and contributed by educators, curriculum designers, curriculum partners, and school districts. Free
  3. Textbook Revolutionis a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. We want to get these materials into classrooms. On this site you'll find links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books, or some are simply web sites containing course or multimedia content.
  4. Wikiversity Wikiversityis aWikimedia Foundationproject devoted tolearning resources,learning projects, andresearchfor use in alllevels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning. We inviteteachers,students, andresearchersto join us in creatingopen educational resourcesand collaborativelearning communities. To learn more about Wikiversity, try aguided tourorstart editing now.
  5. Learning For LifeChoose from high-quality courses in topics such asScience and technology, Business and management,Body and mind,And arts and humanities.Courses are designedTo fit into your lifestyleAnd goals.. Learn from top experts from International universities and the UK. EnjoyLearning from wherever you are and from whatever device is available to you. (Mobile phone, tablet or desktop)
  6. Khan AcademyA free world-class education for anyone anywhere.Free
  7. MIT Open Courseware MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
  8. Make Use Of Open Courseware A List of Top Choices.
  9. 1000 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Get 1000 free online courses from the world’s leading universities –Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now
  10. Open Education Consortium The Open Education Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education.
  11. TED Ed TED believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. This underlying philosophy is the driving force behind all of TED's endeavors, including the TED Conferences, TEDx, TED Books, the TED Fellows Program, and the TED Open Translation Project. With this philosophy in mind, and with the intention of supporting teachers and sparking the curiosity of learners around the world, TED-Ed is the newest of TED’s initiatives. TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growinglibrary of lessons,you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED's, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can then distribute TED-Ed lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student. This platform is also the home toTED-Ed Clubsan exciting new program that aims to stimulate and celebrate the best ideas of students around the world.
  12. Lumen We make our OER-based Candela courses freely available online through ourcourse catalog. Verified faculty and administrators can request access to curated instructor resources by contacting us Course Licensing Open courses reflect the licensing of the source materials we use to create them. All Lumen contributions use aCreative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licenseContributions of others are incorporated using the license they have selected.

Thomas Wilson 2016