Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
Robin Good: Thimble is a new web editor from Mozilla that makes it very easy for anyone to create and share their own web pages.
From the official site: "It’s an intuitive visual editor that lets you write and edit HTML right in your browser, preview and correct your work, and then publish and share fully functional web pages with a single click.
Thimble removes many of the barriers for novice users trying to learn code, and includes a series of starter projects and templates to help anyone get started quickly."
"Write and edit HTML and CSS right in your browser. Instantly preview your work. Then host and share your finished projects with a single click."
Find out more: https://thimble.webmaker.org/en-US/ ;
If you are looking for a free alternative to Prezi, then try Impress.js and Impressionist. Impress.js is a free presentation tool inspired by the Prezi platform that can be used for creating attractive presentations.
Robin Good: If you are looking for a series of tools and services that can allow you to publish slideshows and video clips on your web site while using personalized skins and templates Cincopa provides such resources.
The Cincopa multimedia platform allows you to enhance your web site with video, photo galleries, slideshows, podcasts and music by providing a large set of plugins and templates for all major web publishing systems dedicated to these tasks.
"Cincopa is the most complete rich media kit for WordPress, Joomla, Blogger and many other CMS systems. Cincopa includes many videos players, slideshows, galleries, podcast, music players in many different shapes and sizes, in total over 40 skins."
Robin Good: SocialGimme is a web app which allows you to easily create as many websites as you likes by utilizing a unique approach.
You add content by selecting first the "type" of content you need among over 14 different alternatives including: video, subscription box, article (with or without an image), RSS feed, Social feeds from Facebook and Twitter, and several more.
Content components can be dragged and dropped on your web site canvas, and can easily be rearranged.
A great use for this tool, easpecially for news journalists and curators, is one of personal monitoring dashboard, where you collect and can easily browser your custom-created RSS and social feeds.
Robin Good: TalkTyper is a web-based app that allows you to talk into any microphone connected to your computer and to have your words immediately typed and ready to copied and pasted into any traditional document.
TalkTyper goes beyond simple real-time transcription by offering you:
-> alternative words and interpretations
-> the ability to edit the transcription on the fly
-> the option to immediately save the transcribed text in a special editable area, and to then send it out via email, Twitter, or to translate automatically into another language.
I have personally tried the app, which is extremely simple to use, and I must say that as long as you do not use fancy words, and keep your pace rather slow, TalkTyper does an impressive job of capturing and transcribing your words into actual text.
It is possible also to insert punctuation marks while you talk by calling them up specifically during dictation.
TalkTyper works in over 16 different languages including English (US and UK), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Russian.
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