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Useful Tools for use with the cLc and the internet.
Listed below are a series of links to software freely available on the Internet. They are grouped into different categories:
1. Free Multimedia players which are used to view embedded multimedia (video/audio) within the cLc.
2. Free Image/Audio/Video tools that allow you to create multimedia/web 2.0 content
3. Free Readers/Viewers which allow you view some of the resource content on the cLc, without having to have the software installed.
4. Free Security Software you can use to make your PC/laptop secure from viruses and hackers,
5. Other Useful Tools.
Please feel free to copy and paste these links into your cLc platform. These links have been checked and are given in good faith. UniServity does not accept any liability if any software downloads are corruptable. If in doubt whether to download any software, please check with your school network manager/ICT technician. 
Do you use any useful tools that we could share with other users?

1. Free Multimedia Players

Apple’s audio player and music download software.
Apple’s software for playing audio and video files.
Windows Media Player
Microsoft’s software for playing audio and video files.
Independent software for playing audio and video files.
Macromedia Flash Player
For Macromedia animations, usually found on impressive looking web sites
Windows Movie Maker 2.1
With this software you can create, edit, and share video footage
Audacity 1.2.6
With this software you can create, edit, and share audio footage
With this software you can capture images, record video, and share online through the cLc.
A fast, easy, unlimited video sharing and storage tool 
Photo Story 3 for Windows
Photo Story 3 includes features that enable you to create a slideshow with your digital pictures, edit your pictures, create your story with original music, and add narration.
A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.   Click here for more


Animoto, a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design.


Great online tool for creating slide shows of images with sound


Microsoft Power Toys for Windows XP.
Including Microsoft Image Resizer - enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.


Free Online image resize and crop tool.                                                                  


ISpring Solutions converts your PowerPoints to Flash.



Formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With all the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once.


Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames.


Soungle is a free site, developed by Southern Codes, for finding all kind of sound FX and musical instruments samples on our mega online library


Download Scratch
Scratch is a new programming language that lets you create your own interactive stories, games, music, and art.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Type or paste text into the generator and create an eye-catching image made up of the words you entered.  Excellent for class homepages.  Thanks to Mrs. Fairhead at The Cavendish for sharing!

Aleosoft - Flash Banner Maker

This wonderful tool will allow you to generate flash intros or Flash banners, Flash slideshow, Flash AD and ecards in just a few clicks!

Cool Text

Cool Text is a free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work.  Simply choose what kind of image you would like.  Then fill out a form and you'll have your own custom image created on the fly.

Cool Text is the worlds most popular graphics generator.  Online since 1998, their servers have rendered over 300 million free images.

scribblar is great for:

  • Online training and tutoring
  • Revising artwork and images
  • Creative brainstorming
  • Sales and product demos
  • Interviews and tests
  • Try our public room
free online mind mapping
Allows you to share mindmaps online
Provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.


Adobe Acrobat Reader
Needed to read pdf files, (portable document format).
Word Viewer 2003
Needed to read Microsoft Word documents.

Excel Viewer 2003
Needed to view Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

PowerPoint Viewer 2003
Needed to view Microsoft Powerpoint presentations.
  The amazing free web browser plug-in that lets you view, play, print,
 transpose and save scores from the Internet.       


Free Antivirus software.
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Free Anti-Spyware software.
Free Firewall software.
Google Toolbar
This useful but non-invasive toolbar includes a free pop-up blocker.
Free Online Virus Scanner
This scans your computer for Viruses whilst you’re connected via the Internet.
Free Online Spyware Scan
This scans your computer for spyware whilst you’re connected via the Internet.


Java(J2SE v1.4.2_10 JRE)
A small Java application needed to create/view content on the cLc and other websites.
Mozilla Firefox
An alternative Web Browser to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
Open Office
An alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes.
Useful for compressing or uncompressing big files.
Smart Board
Software for Smart Boards