Productivity Tools View 1

Includes various free tools for Designers/Freelancers/Small business owners - especially for communication, engineering and web design etc. A lot of these are useful for current Penn State or recent graduates, but truly free alternates can be found in many cases if needed! Also, a University near you would have similar options. Ask around!

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1. Research

1.1. Data analysis with local university/colleges

1.1.1. Penn State Libraries

1.1.2. Schlow library

1.2. Scientific Databases

1.3. Writing

1.3.1. Scrivener

1.3.2. Scrhiffon

1.3.3. Hemingway App

2. Idea Visualization

2.1. Planning/Idea stage

2.1.1. Mindmeister (free/$upgrades)

2.1.2. Cmap tools (free)

2.2. Voice Notes/Memos

2.2.1. Transcribe App

2.2.2. Phone - Record Calls Button* (* with permission)

2.2.3. Evernote/Onenote

3. Artistic

3.1. Sketching

3.1.1. Sketchpad.io

3.1.2. Pixlr

3.2. Animations

3.2.1. Exquisite Forest

3.2.2. Crowd Contributed

3.3. Design Tools

3.4. IDEO

4. Collaboration

4.1. Conferencing

4.2. Email Scheduling/ Response Reminders

4.2.1. Boomerang (scheduler)

4.2.2. Dropbox's Inbox

4.2.3. Google's Inbox

4.3. Cloud Storage

4.3.1. Google Drive (15 GB)

4.3.2. Onedrive (5 GB)

4.3.3. Dropbox (2 GB)

4.3.4. Box (15 GB)

4.3.4.1. PSU NPA UNLIMITED Terabytes

5. Analytical

5.1. Design & Modeling

5.1.1. Autodesk (full suite) Free 3 years -Student/Mentor/Faculty

5.1.2. Qubism (Mobile 3D App)

5.1.3. Blender 3D Modeling

5.1.4. Google Sketchup Make

5.2. Computing

5.2.1. PSU Libraries

5.2.2. Lynda.com (psu)

5.2.3. Institute of Cyber Science

6. Business Aspects

6.1. Other Recurring Tasks (Suggestions needed/)

6.2. Expenses (Wave)

6.2.1. Wave (free) expense receipts

6.2.2. Shoeboxed ($)

6.2.3. Evernote

6.3. Legal

6.3.1. PSU Legal Clinic

7. Nari Soundarrajan CC BY 4.0