Digital tools

There are many tools and apps out there designed and developed to help you do more and achieve the best results. We have compiled a list of the best digital tools out there which we hope you find useful for your current or next project.

Communication

  • Weebly – Create a website or blog in minutes by using a simple drag and drop interface.
  • Mail Chimp – Online email marketing solution to manage subscribers, send emails and newsletters and track results.
  • Pickto Chart – Piktochart is an easy infographic design tool that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high quality graphics.
  • WordPress – Create a free website or a blog. Hundreds of free, customisable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.
  • Why pay – Permanent, free and instant telephone conference rooms
  • Skype – With Skype you can make video and audio calls, exchange chat messages including group video calls.

Manage Projects

  • Hootsuite – Hootsuit helps manage and enhance all your multiple social media accounts in one place.
  • Eventbrite – Create and promote your event with online ticketing tool.
  • Slack – Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s a real-time messaging, archiving and search tool for modern teams.
  • Mind Meister – MindMeister lets you share your mind maps with as many friends or colleagues as you want and collaborate with them in real-time.
  • Google Drive – A file storage and sharing service. It allows you and your team to store files in online, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators.
  • Trello –  Trello is a web-based project management tool. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.
  • You can book me – The Easiest Way To Take Bookings Online. Let people book fixed length slots straight into your Google Calendar.
  • Google alert – Google Alert monitors and scans the net for news and updates that are of interest to you.

Measuring outcome

  • Google Analytics – Get the data you need on your website and online presence to make intelligent and informed decisions with Google Analytics.
  • Survey Monkey – Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time.

Crowd sourcing and sentiment mapping

  • Nextdoor– Nextdoor is a local social network which provides a free and simple place for residents, community groups, local officials and businesses to discuss their locality.
  • voXup – With voXup you can create quick and easy feedback loops centred on topics in your communities.
  • Commonplace – With Commonplace you can understand how people feel about a place and measure their sentiments about their locality.
  • Stickyworld – Sticky world helps you involve others in conversations about your plans and projects.
  • Dialogue – Dialogue helps you gather ideas through structured online discussion.

Learning

  • We Learn Local – a Coventry based organisation that makes it easy to find and enjoy learning opportunities
  • Digital Garage – Free online courses on everything from Google.
  • Khan Academy – A personalized and free learning resource for all ages
  • Courcera – Free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations.
  • Learn my way – Free courses for beginners, helping people develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.