Free tools and resources

Free resources and tools

We all need a helping hand when getting started!

This section is filled with as many free tools and Open source software we could find!

Check them out and use what you need to help you chase your passion!

CANVA

Description

Canva is an online design and publishing tool – For anyone wanting to design anything, from logos and social media content to prints and more. Huge variety of free templates and stock media. 

Main use :

Create single size posts – Short media videos.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Very flexible tool.

Pricing :

Large available function on Free plan – Paid service included to allow for greater templates and function, But not required for a Beginner!

DROP BOX

Description

Dropbox is a digital workspace that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Easy to get to your files from multiple devices—computers, phones, and tablets. Free plan available for beginners.

Main use :

File storage and File sharing.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Very flexible Tool.

Pricing :

Free plan allows for an account to be used across devices, with a limit of 2GB use on the Free plan. Additional features available on paid plans.

UNSPLASH

Description

Unsplash wants to make photography a universally accessible art form. Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash.

Main use :

Free stock photography.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Very flexible site.

Pricing :

Free to use, high-definition photos.

BEN SOUND

Description

Bensound provides quality royalty free music for use in Videos.

FREE License with Attribution
You can use the music for free in your multimedia project as long as you credit Bensound.com (in the description for a video).

Main use :

Add music to your Video/posts.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Very flexible site.

Pricing :

FREE License with Attribution – (in the description for a video).

AUDACITY

Description

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The app lets you easily import, mix, and combine audio files.

Main use :

Record and edit Audio on your device.

Devices :

Desktop function across all OS systems.

Pricing :

Audacity is free, open source software. 

DAVINCI RESOLVE

Description

DaVinci Resolve is a color grading and video editing developed by Blackmagic Design. DaVinci Resolve combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool.

Main use :

Video and Audio editing Tool.

Devices :

Desktop function across all OS systems.

Pricing :

Free download available with full functionality. 

Link tree

Description

A single page for you to add in all of your social media accounts, websites, stores, and more. It is all listed as links within your very own customisable bio landing page. Perfect for a creative with many channels!

Main use :

Landing page with multiple links.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Very flexible site.

Pricing :

Free to use with basic version.

BEHANCE

Description

Behance is an online platform to showcase & discover creative work. Users showcase their work in the form of profiles comprised of Projects. main focus is to showcase and discover creative work.

Main use :

Creative inspiration.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Very flexible site.

Pricing :

Free to view social platform.

BLENDER

Description

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
 

Main use :

Creating animated films, visual effects.

Devices :

Desktop function across all OS systems.

Pricing :

Free and open-source software.

FLIP HTML5

Description

FlipHTML5 is an online publishing platform that helps users create and publish digital magazines, brochures, catalogs, photo albums, annual reports, newspapers, and more. Website tool available.

Main use :

Create an eBook.

Devices :

Desktop function across all OS systems.

Pricing :

Free to use with host logo. Paid service available for no logo.

LOTTIE

Description

Lottie is an open source animation file format that’s high quality, interactive, and can be manipulated at runtime. A Lottie is a JSON-based animation file format.

Main use :

Create website Lottie animations.

Devices :

Desktop function across all OS systems.

Pricing :

Open source animation site – Free for use.

MAZWAI

Description

Mazwai is one a great site for high-quality HD videos, perfect for any project or video creation.  Free stock footage clips, simple licensing, and no sign-up required.

Main use :

Free high quality stock videos.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Very flexible site.

Pricing :

Free to use but you must credit the author.

VN Video Editor

Description

VN is a free video editing app with no watermark. It allows you to create professional and high-quality videos from your Android or iPhone with no cost included. Easy-to-use interface within this App.

Main use :

Mobile Video editing with no Watermark.

Devices :

Android and iPhone through PlayStore as an App.

Pricing :

Free and open-source software when downloaded as an App. Perfect for those with only a Smartphone and no PC.

MailChimp

Description

Mailchimp is a marketing automation platform and email marketing service. This is a Free resource to use when wanting to send out mass-marketing emails to your customers. Create a template and add in your contacts.

Main use :

Large scale emails for your advertising and marketing.

Devices :

Desktop function across all OS systems and Mobile.

Pricing :

Free to use with basic version. Paid service available for additional features but not needed.

MIRO

Description

Miro is a whiteboarding platform, specializing in collaboration, design, development, visualization and more. A great place to set up one screen and discuss your teams operations.

Main use :

Brainstorm and collaboration sessions.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Very flexible.

Pricing :

Free version for starters with no obligations to purchase. Additional options available at cost.

FIGMA

Description

Figma is a online design tool that lets you create websites, user interface design, logos, and more. Figma is a great tool for beginners and experts, all for FREE.

Main use :

Unser interface design, web design, and animation.

Devices :

Mobile, Tablet or Desktop – Flexible options.

Pricing :

Free version for all with no obligations to purchase. Additional options available at cost.

Business fonts

Description

This blog has over 70 different fonts that you can download and use for your business. They are all listed as free for use with no limitations on commercial use.

Main use :

Business font styles.

Devices :

Desktop function across all OS systems.

Pricing :

Free license for commercial and personal use for all font styles listed within this blog review.

1001 Free fonts

Description

Free fonts with categories such as calligraphy, handwriting, script, serif and more. Large and impressive collection of commercial free fonts that are high quality and easy to install.

Main use :

Unique font styles.

Devices :

Desktop function across all OS systems.

Pricing :

Limited Copyright use – Refer to each item for available usage regarding the downloadable fonts.

With any Free resource always ensure you check the licensing terms for use specific to what you will be using it for on each resource website.

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Free tools and resources