Category: Software

Sep 20

Miro Video Converter

Miro

Miro Video Converter is a free, open-source software program that lets you effortlessly convert video files from one file type to another.  You simply drag and drop a video file (or multiple since it supports batch conversions) into the program, select the format you want to convert to, and press a Convert button.  It’s that …

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Jan 28

Google Voice and Video Chat

Google Voice and Video Chat

Google Voice and Video Chat is a plugin that allows you to place voice and video calls right within Gmail.  You can dial land-line phone numbers, and calls to numbers in the U.S. and Canada are free throughout 2013.  Other countries can make phone calls at “heavily discounted rates.” Check it out here: https://www.google.com/chat/video

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Apr 18

VLC Media Player

VLC

VLC Media Player is an easy to use, feature-rich media player which you can install on your computer for free. The player is compatible with DVDs, and a variety of file formats, including .mp4, and h.264. There are a number of useful features built-in as well, such as the ability to create “snapshots” from videos. …

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Mar 09

Vodburner

Vodburner

Vodburner is a free* Windows-based program that allows you to record Skype video calls.  The program features a built-in video editor that allows you to choose which video is displayed (“your side,” “their side,” or both sides) during playback and optionally add text, images and sound files to the video as well. *The free version lasts for …

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Feb 13

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is a free web-based application that allows you to record your computer screen and microphone or webcam and then optionally add annotations to the recording (commonly called a “screencast”).  Screencast-O-Matic is entirely web-based and runs on Java, which means that as long as you have Java installed on your computer, nothing else needs to …

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Jan 13

Myna (Aviary Suite’s Audio Editor)

myna

Myna is a web-based audio editor that is included in Aviary’s collection of media-editing applications.  Using Myna, students can record and edit their voices and optionally add in music and sound effects.  Students do need to register for a free account to be able to save their recordings or “mixdown” (i.e. download) them to their …

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Nov 11

PDF to Word Converter

PDF to Word

Have you ever had a PDF that you wished you could edit in Microsoft Word?  Nitro PDF Software has a free online application that allows you to convert PDF files to Word documents with all of its formatting in tact.  Simply select the PDF you want to convert, enter your e-mail address, and let them …

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Apr 01

Join.me

Join.me

Join.me is a free screen sharing and online meeting tool.  The host needs to download and run the application, and then others can join in by simply clicking on a link and visiting a website.  Up to 250 people can be in a meeting that has screen sharing, chat, remote control, and file transfers … …

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Jan 21

Dropbox

Dropbox

Dropbox allows you to sync files and folders across multiple computers. Once you install the Dropbox client on your computers or devices (iPhone, iPad, Android), the contents of your Dropbox folder automatically sync between them. Your files also get backed up online, and you can restore previous versions of your files by logging into the Dropbox website. You can also set up a shared folder and any Dropbox user that you invite can add, edit and delete files within that folder. The basic Dropbox account is free and comes with 2GB of space.

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Dec 31

Voyeur Tools

Voyeur

Voyeur is a web-based text analysis environment. With Voyeur, you can perform lexical analysis including the study of frequency and distribution data.  This beta version lets you upload plain-text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF and DOC files or you can analyze an existing URL. Voyeur is part of the Hermeneuti.ca, a collaborative project to develop and …

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