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Top learning tools of 2009

Posted by drneelesh on November 20, 2009

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009
as at 15 November 2009
KEY
F = Free, C= Commercial,  W = Windows, M=Mac, S=Server, O = Online
Cells shaded blue are new tools on the list this year
Cells shaded green are tools returning to the list this year

Current ranking in 2009
2008 2007
TOOL
#
Votes
Name
Platform Cost
1 11 43= Twitter
Microblogging tool
O F
159
2 1 2 Delicious
Social bookmarking tool
O F
95.5
3
18 22=
YouTube
Video sharing site
O F
79.5
4 3 7= Google Reader
RSS / Feed reader
O F
79
5
7 14 Google Docs
Office suite
O F
78.5
6
5 6
WordPress
Blogging tool
O F
69
7
20 31= Slideshare
Hosting presentations
O F
64

8

6 3= Google Search
Web search tool
O F
56

9=

12 11 Audacity
Sound editor and recorder
W M F 54
 
2 1
Firefox
Web browser and extensions
W M F
54
11=
16 31= Ning
Social networking platforms
O F/C 49
 
4 3= Skype
Instant messaging/VoIP
W M F/C
49
13
8 5 PowerPoint
Presentation software
W M C
47

14=

10 9 Blogger
Blogging tool
O F
45

9 12= Moodle
Course mgt system
S F
45
16
17 17= iGoogle
Personalised start page
O F
37.5
17
13 26= Wikipedia
Collaborative encyclopedia
O F
36
18
15 16 flickr
Photo storage/sharing site
O F
35
19
23 101= VoiceThread
Collaborative slideshows
O F
33
20
26= Jing
Screen captures/ casting tool
W M F/C 30.5

21

14 7= Gmail
Web-based email
O F 30
22=
27 17= Adobe Captivate
Demo and scenario tool
W C
29
 
35= 72= diigo
Social annotation site
O F/C
29

24

25 22= Articulate
Presenter/Engage/ Quizmaker
W C
27
25
21 26= SnagIt
Screen capture tool
W C
26.5
26
26= 50= Camtasia Studio
Screencasting tool
W C
25.5
27
Evernote
Note taking tool
O F
25
28
Prezi
Presentation software
O F 24
29
19 15 Wikispaces
Wiki tool
O F/C
23
30
Wordle
Word cloud generator
O F 22
31=
animoto
Create videos from your images
O F
21

24 17= Facebook
Social networking site
O F
21
 
50= 43= iPhone/iPod/ Touch and apps 21
34
35= 43= PBworks (prev PBwiki)
Wiki tool
O F/C 19
35
59= 50= Adobe Photoshop
Photo/Image editing tools
W C
17
36=
    Blogs
16
 
22 10 Word
Word processing software
W M C
16
38=
38= 43= Flash
Animation authoring tool
W M C
15
 
66= 101= Google Apps
Google application suite
O F/C
15
 
30= 31= LinkedIn
Professional social network
O F 15

41=

66= 72= Adobe Connect
Web meeting/ conferencing
O C
14.5

28 26= iTunes/iTunes U
Music/podcast player and site
W M F
14.5

43=

Dimdim
Web conferencing
O F/C
14
 
50= 50= Elluminate
Web conferencing
O F/C
14
 
40= 40= Google Earth
Satellite and aerial imagery
W M F
14
 
Tweetdeck
Desktop social software client
W M F 14
 
    Wikis and wiki tools 14
48
65= 72= Keynote
Presentation software
M C
12

49

59= 72= Edublogs
Educational blogging tool
O F
11.5

50=

29 36= Google Calendar
Web-based calendar
O F
10
 
Sharepoint
MS Intranet portal and collaboration environment
S C
10
  44= Wetpaint
Wiki tool
O F 10
53=
44= 26= Dreamweaver
Web authoring tool
W M C
9
 
40= Elgg
Social engine
S F 9
55=
83 Bubbl.us
Online mindmapping tool
O F
8
  59= Garageband
Personal recording studio
M C
8
  Glogster
Make an interactive poster
O F
8
  Google Chrome
Web browser
W M F 8
  42= 17= Mindmanager Mindjet
Mindmapping software
W M C
8
  37 26= Netvibes
Personalised start page
O F
8
  Posterous
Blogging/posting place
O F
8
  Screenr
Screencasting tool
O F 8
63
57= Picasa
Photo organiser
W/O F
7.5
64=
Lectora
Course authoring tool
W C
7
  80= 57= TeacherTube
Instructional video sharing site
O F
7
  Udutu
Online collaborative course authoring tool
O F/C 7
67=
Cirip
Micro-blogging platform
O F
6.5
  34 36= Google Maps
Maps of the US. UK, etc (and mobile version)
O F 6.5
 
38= 17= Outlook
Email client
W C 6.5
 
Webex
Web conferencing tool
O F 6.5
71=
66= Basecamp
Track and manage projects
O F/C
6
  Dropbox
Sync files online and across computers
O C
6
 
    Email
6
 
Etherpad
Real-time document collaboration
O F
6
  Flip
Digital camcorder
C
6
  54= 50= Freemind
Mind mapping tool
W M F
6
  59= Google Sites
Create web/wiki sites
O F
6
  GoToMeeting/GoToTrain
Web conferencing system
O C
6
 

41=

31= OpenOffice
Desktop office suite
O F 6
  Picnik
Photo editing tool
W C 6
  ScreenToaster
Screencasting tool
O F 6
  83= 50= Scribd
Document hosting/sharing
O F
6
  54= SecondLife
Virtual world application
O F
6
  xtranormal
Movie-making software
D F 6
  Yammer
Private micro-blogging platform
O F 6
86=
30= 12= Bloglines
RSS/Feed reader
O F
5.5
 
Friendfeed
Info sharing tool
O F
5.5
88= 59= 72= Adobe Acrobat Pro
Create and control PDF documents
W M C
5
 
57= Adobe Fireworks
Image editor
W M C
5
  Edmodo
Educational micro-blogging service
O F 5
  33 57= Google Alerts
Keep track of new information
O F
5
  66= iMovie
Video editing software
M C
5
  59= MindMeister
Mind mapping tool
O C
5
  83= Movie Maker
Create, edit and share home movies
W C
5
  31= Pageflakes
Start page tool
O F 5
  83= Paint.NET
Image/photo editing software
W F
5
  72= Paintshop Pro
Image editing software
W C
5
  54= Survey Monkey
Survey/questionnaire tool
O F/C

5

  83= Twhirl
Twitter desktop client
W M F 5
  44= 57= TypePad
Blogging tool
O C 5

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