Software that is useful for students, all free, all online. Most of these need to be downloaded, but once done you can often use them offline.

I want to….

… write an essay

AbiWord https://www.abisource.com/
OpenOffice https://www.openoffice.org/

… add references to my essay

Menderley https://www.mendeley.com/
Zotero https://www.zotero.org/

… make a presentation

OpenOffice https://www.openoffice.org/

… make a spreadsheet

OpenOffice https://www.openoffice.org/

… edit some photos

GIMPShop https://www.gimpshop.com/

… play music or films

VLC Media Player https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

… play music and create playlists
MusikCube https://musikcube.com/

… organise accounting

TurboCASH 5 http://turbocash.ning.com/page/landing
GnuCash https://www.gnucash.org/

… protect my computer against viruses

ClamWin http://www.clamwin.com/

… attend an online course

Coursera https://www.coursera.org/

edX https://www.edx.org/

… listen to an inspirational talk

TED Talks https://www.ted.com/

… have access to academic journals

DOAJ https://www.doaj.org/

JURN https://www.jurn.org/

Academia.edu https://www.academia.eu/

Open Library of Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org/

… read academic books

Library Genesis https://gen.lib.rus.ec/

Google Books https://www.books.google.com/

Project Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/

Open Library https://openlibrary.org/

Open Textbook Library https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/

Open Educational Resources https://oercommons.org/

 

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