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Student Software Discounts

JourneyEd
www.journeyed.com
As much as 2/3 OFF.
Students and faculty send 
photocopy of ID with purchase

Free Adobe Tutorials
Creative Cloud

Free Media Sources

Stock Photography
www.morguefile.com
www.freeimages.co.uk
www.sxc.hu

NOTE: Cheap stock photography can be much better quality and cost very little. See, for example, iStock or Dreamstime.

Clip Art / Fonts
www.classroomclipart.com/
www.clipartconnection.com
www.acidfonts.com
www.fontfreak.com
www.aplusart.com

Sound Tracks for Film/Video
Jamendo (free)
www.mobygratis.com (free)
Audio Network (cheap per track)
Musopen (free classical)
Soundcloud (monthly fee)

Sound FX & Music Loops
www.flashkit.com

Free Presentation Software

Prezi.com
SlideRocket.com
PowToon.com

Free Office Software

Office Suite
(compatable with MS Office)
www.openoffice.org

Free Graphics/Media
Authoring Software


PhotoShop-like Software (GIMP)
www.gimp.org


Layout Software
www.scribus.net

Graphics Software
www.aviary.com

Sound Editor: Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net

Stream Your Own Videos
www.screencast.com

Jing: Screen Capture
www.jingproject.com
How to Use Jing
Create your own video of Your desktop. Narrate Powerpoints and software tutorials.

Color Scheme Designers
www.kuler.adobe.com
www.colorschemedesigner.com
Color Theory Info (recommended by Jackson Degroff)

Publication Platforms for
Academic and Research Publishing
www.openedition.org

Anti-Virus Software
www.avg.com

Online Virus Scan
www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo
NOTE: You will have to copy and paste the URL above into your browser. Then, when you get to the home page, see lower right side of page and select "virus scan". This web-based virus-scan is safe to use anywhere, and can even check to see if your own virus scan has let things slip through.

Free Academic Resources

See teaching materials for topics such as: citing sources, grammar tutorials, copyright and copyleft information.

Free "Clicker" App
www.polleverywhere.com
(works with cell phones)

Fund Your Media Project

Kickstarter.com
www.kickstarter.com 

Free Test Preps for Grad School
GRE: Free Test Prep
LSAT: Free Test Prep

Best Free App
for Keeping Personal Journal

Penzu (includes military encription)
The Pro version allows multiple journals, graphic customization, etc.

Publish Your Essays and Art
Apollon: The Undergraduate e-Journal

The Artifice
This online magazine covers a wide spectrum of art forms and has a following of 4 million.

Free Productivity Apps

Gmail or Outlook Email

Google Outlook Calendar
Dropbox

Google Apps or Outlook 365
docs.google.com
Thousands of templates and apps for documents and productivity.

Dropbox (Cloud Server)
www.dropbox.com
Back up your files automatically to the cloud (in real time) and access them anywhere (Mac, PC, smart phone, iPad, a school computer).

Wunderlist
www.wunderlist.com
Take notes, make task lists, link them to your Google Calendar, link documents, share parts to collaborate.

EverNote
www.evernote.com
Take notes, make task lists, brainstorm projects, save web clippings and photos, organize your info, back it up online and share. Link your projects to your Google calendar.

Diigo
www.diigo.com
Collect web pages, highlight text, insert sticky notes, summarize, tag, keep private or share, create research groups.

Automatic Bibliographies (Quick)
www.bibme.com

Web Conferencing
www.freescreensharing.com
http://vyew.com

Conference Calls
www.freeconferencecall.com

Remote Access/Synching
www.logmein.com

Domains & Web Hosting

Cheap Domain Registration
and Hosting with 24/7 Support
www.godaddy.com 

Cheaper Web Hosting
(as low as $1/mo)
www.siteflip.com for ($1/mo)
www.hostmonster.com 

Free Web Hosting
(with awkward URLs and pop-ups)
www.tripod.com

Free
Content Management Systems (CMS)

WIX: Create a Cool
Website (easily)
www.wix.com

WordPress:
Industry standard CMS
www.wordpress.com

Blogger:
Google's CMS
www.blogger.com

Advanced Content Management System Platforms
www.drupal.org
www.joomla.org

Free Web Goodies


Create Your Own Online Forums
www.freeforums.com

Create Your Own
Mobile App with Easy Templates
Mobile Conduit is like WordPress for Mobile Apps

Create Your Own Wiki
www.EditThis.info

Create a Social Network
(like FaceBook)
www.socialgo.com
www.spruz.com

Create Your Own Blog or Web Site
www.wordpress.com
www.blogger.com

Search Engine for your Site
www.google.com/cse

Captcha
www.google.com/recaptcha

Open Source

Organizations and Web Resources

Electronic Frontier Foundation: http://www.eff.org/
Free Software Foundation: http://www.fsf.org/
Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/
Open Source Foundation: http://www.opensource.org/
GrokLaw: http://www.groklaw.net

Graphics

GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) : http://www.gimp.org
Inkscape : http://www.inkscape.org
Scribus : http://www.scribus.net
MyPaint: http://mypaint.intilinux.com/
Pencil: http://www.pencil-animation.org/

Video

Kdenlive : http://www.kdenlive.org
VLC: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
FreeMix: http://freemix.forja.rediris.es/
ffmpeg: http://www.ffmpeg.org/
PiTiVi:    http://www.pitivi.org/
Cinelerra: http://cinelerra.org/
Kino: http://www.kinodv.org/

Audio

Audacity : http://audacity.sourceforge.net
Ardour : http://ardour.org
Pure Data : http://puredata.info/
Mixxx: http://www.mixxx.org/
SuperCollider: http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/
Qtractor: http://qtractor.sourceforge.net/qtractor-index.html
LMMS: http://lmms.sourceforge.net/

Programming

Processing : http://www.processing.org
Arduino: http://www.arduino.cc
Cinder: http://libcinder.org/
OpenFrameworks: http://www.openframeworks.cc
Eclipse: http://www.eclipse.org

3D

Blender : http://www.blender.org
Wings3D: http://www.wings3d.com/
K3D: http://www.k-3d.org/wiki/Main_Page
BRLCad: http://sourceforge.net/projects/brlcad/
FreeCad: http://www.ar-cad.com/freecad/index.html
Art of Illusion: http://www.artofillusion.org/

Game Engines

Panda3D: http://www.panda3d.org
PyGame: http://www.pygame.org
Alice: http://www.alice.org
Cocos2D: http://www.cocos2d-iphone.org/, http://www.cocos2d.org
CrystalSpace: http://www.crystalspace3d.org/
OGRE: http://www.ogre3d.org/
Irrlicht: http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net/
Delta3D: http://www.delta3d.org/

Other

LibreOffice : http://www.libreoffice.org/
Firefox : http://www.mozilla.com
Gnome Desktop: http://www.gnome.org/
KDE Desktop: http://kde.org/
Linux Kernel: http://www.kernel.org/

Linux Distributions

Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com
Linux Mint: http://www.linuxmint.com
Fedora: http://www.fedoraproject.org
Debian: http://www.debian.org
OpenSuse: http://www.opensuse.org
ArtistX: http://www.artistx.org
PureDyne: http://www.puredyne.org
DistroWatch: http://distrowatch.com/