Tools I Use
My ID, LXD, and L&D Tools
I often get asked which tools I am using in my projects, to stay on top of tasks, and in web development. Most of the tools I use are quite affordable or free.
I’ve arranged the tools by topic for easier navigation. Clicking on a link below will take you directly to the appropriate section. To return to the list, click on the box in the lower right corner with the up arrow.
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Audacity: free, open-source audio editor. I actually use this for all of my narration projects and really appreciate its power. The interface is very basic (think: old-school MS Access), but it is mighty! There are also loads of plugins available and a passionate community with helpful documentation and wikis.
Pexels: free stock photos and videos. No attribution is required.
Unsplash: free stock photos videos. No attribution is required.
Airtable: platform for building collaborative applications..
Asana: web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work. Asana is a great way to collaborate on projects and tasks. Interested in training on Asana? Let’s chat! I’m an Asana Ambassador!
Google Drive: free, cloud-based apps and storage. I use Docs, Sheets, and Slides as an easy, free, cloud-based method of collaborating on projects with others.
Canva: graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. Canva’s free plan is awesome, but their paid plan (super cheap) is what I use and I create almost all of my graphics in Canva!
HelloFax: platform allowing faxes to be sent and received 100% online. Their rates are very affordable (whether you pay per page or subscribe to a monthly plan). You can send and receive faxes from other HelloFax users and standard fax machine users.
LinkedIn: free professional networking site offering career development, networking opportunities, and job services. I am regularly sharing content on LinkedIn and have met some amazing folks there. I was also hired for my two most recent roles via LinkedIn!
Grammarly: cross-platform cloud-based writing assistant using AI to review spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes. Grammarly is a life-saver for me, as I tend to type quite fast and make a lot of errors.