AI productivity tools

AI productivity tools

Quickly discover and book leading experts for your news stories with this AI-powered newsgathering platform built by journalists, for journalists. Find experts, scan the news cycle 10X faster, access a preloaded news planning calendar, even get social engagement scores for your published content. The site also features Information Tracer, which tracks disinformation spreaders on social media.

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Provides a wide range of features, including AI-powered design tools, text transformation, background remover, mockup generator, premium fonts, illustrations, and more.

AI-powered text-to-video tool. You can embed article URLs in the interface to create social videos on-the-fly. It also does horizontal video, too.

Advanced NLP techniques such as Entity Recognition and Sentiment Analysis to structure news archive content.,Sentiment analysis to gauge the mood and tone of the news articles and help users quickly filter for positive or negative sentiment. Suggestions for related articles, topics, and themes to help users discover new content and generate fresh ideas.

Nota offers a suite of assistive AI tools that can reformat human-created content into multiple different text, audio and video formats. You can use tools individually or plug them into your CMS for seamless integration. It creates SEO headlines, social posts, short videos, image generation and generates newsletters from stories. Paid tool.

An all-in-one AI tools suite built specifically for journalists.

AI Tools for Local Newsrooms
From PAI, an AI nonprofit that partners with journalism organizations.

Comprehensive list of AI tools by category.

Future Tools
Find the exact AI tool to fit your needs

Super Tools Database
A large collection of AI tools organized by skills. You can filter by free/paid tools.

Upgrades your AI workflow with integrations with Gemini, Claude, Midjourney etc.

Adobe Acrobat AI Assistant
Get quick answers and one-click summaries from PDFs.

An enterprise AI management and enablement platform that helps companies adopt and scale their use of generative AI with security, transparency, and simplicity that truly democratizes AI solutions across all job functions and skill levels. Developers and business users can quickly build AI applications using various models and data sources, allowing them to accelerate time to solution, adoption, and ROI. 

Scans an removes malware from PDFs and other docs. Run it through here if you are unsure of a document’s source.

Database Search Engine
Perform domain, name and keyword searches across more than 1,300 databases.

There’s an AI for That Database
Searchable AI tool aggregator

AI-driven workflow tool

A competitor to ChatGPT. You can search, code, write, and create images all in one place.
Find, clean and visualize data

Summarizes any podcast with AI

AI-powered research tool

AI-powered form builder

Non-Writing AI Tools Every Journalist Should Know About

Hugging Chat
ChatGPT alternative that uses Llama

CommandBar for Mobile
AI-powered user assistance for mobile apps

Vondy – Next Generation AI Apps
AI content creator. A deep list of chatbots that work with a variety of tools and sites.

Sune AI
Collaborate, automate, and streamline workflows for your team

Virtual AI assistant that manages your email inbox
Notebook augments text as you type.

Innovating with AI
A no-code free AI toolkit

A daily, AI-powered news brief

Get real-time alerts when things go sideways with your AI model 

An AI workflow assistant

Question Maker GPT
A GPT to create engaging academic questions from PDFs

This app extracts information, people, location, music, etc. from screenshots.

Recall AI
Summarizes any online content

Helps you discover the latest trends with AI

AI Researcher
Perlego’s AI Researcher enables users to enter any search query and in response it suggests relevant excerpts from an extensive library of over a million textbooks that best answer that query.

Aan enterprise AI management and enablement platform that helps companies adopt and scale their use of generative AI with security, transparency, and simplicity that truly democratizes AI solutions across all job functions and skill levels. Developers and business users can quickly build AI applications using various models and data sources, allowing them to accelerate time to solution, adoption, and ROI.

AI Valley Tools Library
Discover the newest AI tools and prompts.
Content conversion tool. E.g.: Convert a YouTube video into a Twitter thread.

Builds news quizzes, crossword puzzles and other games using AI

Turn any process into a step-by-step guide

Streamline app development with AI-powered backend workflows and APIs (link)

A time tracking tool that helps you understand where your time goes.

Albus AI
A live board that will help you explore any topic you like in new ways, from different perspectives. Think of it as Google meets Pinterest.

AI copilot for your own research, notes and conversation.

AI-driven bookmark management and chat

An AI voice assistant that proactively manages your calendar and email

Get answers from your documents
This Large Action Model (LAM) is a system that can infer and model human actions on computer applications, perform the actions reliably and quickly, and is well-suited for deployment in various AI assistants and operating systems.
​​From automated content curation to first party data activation and predictive decisioning engines, Sophi’s AI-powered platform helps modern publishers make vital strategic and tactical decisions to transform their business.

Asana AI Teammate
Tackle complex workflows and elevate teamwork

Write email faster and better.

AI file renaming and organization

Transform any website content into bilingual text

Zapier: How to Train ChatGPT to Write Like You

Forbes: How to Train ChatGPT to Write Like You in 5 Easy Steps

Save, search, and chat with bookmarks 

Schedule meetings, tasks, etc.

AI-driven PDF management tool

Scans any calendar into your phone

AI tool to help you practice for job interviews
AI workflow automation suite

API Hunt
Access over 500 tech APIs

Keep It Shot
Instantly rename and find messy screenshots with AI

Helps with daily tasks and boost productivity

Create surveys and other online forms

AI-powered document review for law firms

HyperWrite AI Agent
An AI agent to automate repetitive workflows

Visually build workflows, automation, and powerful backend logic for your apps, powered by AI.

AI Convert
Use prompts to convert files.

Highperformr Suite of Social Media AI Tools

AI productivity tools on one tab

Spam detection tool

Wonder Tools Toolkit
More than 100 productivity tools from CUNY’s Jeremy Caplan

GPT Workspace
Create and share your GPT without an OpenAI subscription

Build presentation decks in minutes

Search all your apps, at once.

A visual workspace that boosts brainstorming and creativity for teams.

Deep database of AI-driven tools.

The Free No-Code AI Toolkit
Writing, calendar management and all your office tasks into AI-powered automations.

Pact Monster
AI tool to help with meeting productivity

A tool to manage tasks and workflows using AI assistance.
Generate emails, newsletters, threads, tweets, and Linkedin posts, etc.

TinyWow AI Writing Tools
The popular all-in-one productivity tool now features a page of AI writing tools. Use with caution and fact-check/edit anything produced by AI.

Open-source ChatGPT alternative that runs 100% offline on your computer Agenda Hero Magic
Creates AI-generated calendar events

SciSpace Copilot
Chrome plugin that helps you understand scientific literature.

Research Rabbit Discovery App
Unlocks a completely novel way to search for papers and authors, monitor new literature, visualize research landscapes, and collaborate with colleagues.

Video Translation by Akool
Translate and adapt your videos with a single click

AI-powered workplace search assistant

AI-driven bookmark management and chat

Deep search tool

Productivity tool

Job application assistant

Schedule, manage and automate work
Email management tool. Send up to 5,000 in one blast.
Free newsletter and hundreds of tools listed

Automatically dubs your videos and podcasts

Fact-check any ChatGPT result

All-in-one platform with tools for writing, generating images, research, developing applications, web browsing, etc.

Prompt engineering tool

Finds any font from any image

AI assistant that lets you choose from powerful models, chat with files, browse the internet, bring your team, customize assistants, share chats, and much more.
Find more than 1,500 AI tools using this platform 

Audio Notes AI
Transform disorganized thoughts into structured notes with AI

AI test and quiz maker
Get instant insights from any site or PDF

Upload a PDF and ask questions of it.

Convert SVG to 3D

Athina AI
Monitor LLMs, prevent hallucinations, and manage prompts in one spot

Generate course outlines in minutes

Unbelievably good AI-written meeting notes and powerful automations with Notion, Slack, HubSpot, and more. Try for free.*

Web page summarization and collection

Creates custom presentations with AI

Writes patents using AI
An AI project management tool. Freemium account up to $100 monthly for a pro account

Build social media posts, images, advertising copy
AI personal assistant

Angry Email Translator

AI-powered document assistant

Athina AI
Monitor LLMs, prevent hallucinations, and manage prompts in one spot

OneConvert is an online platform that provides a diverse array of conversion utilities, spanning from unit conversions to PDF file transformations. The platform prioritizes precision, efficiency, and user confidentiality, guaranteeing swift outcomes and safeguarding data privacy. With accessibility across various devices and operating systems, OneConvert aims to streamline usability and secure file exchanges. for Magento is an AI-based extension for Magento that generates various content including meta titles, product descriptions, and keyword analysis. The tool offers two modes – ‘Single’ for customized text for individual items, and ‘Bulk’ for generating content for multiple products at once. This extension supports multiple languages, enabling global market reach, and it works with an unlimited number of e-commerce sites and user accounts at no extra cost.

Chuchotis (French word for whisper) is a fee-based speech-to-text application based on OpenAI’s whisper. It runs fully locally on any M-silicon-based Mac, to preserve privacy of recordings and transcriptions.

Smart Tools AI
Smart Tools AI is a hub for best AI tools that help streamline the work of the users. It offers different tools in multiple categories such as keyword analysis, unit conversion, online calculation, website development, website management, domain analysis, password management, image conversion, text analysis, website tracking, online PDF and binary conversion.

Generate course outlines in minutes
Describe your business as you would to a customer or in an advertisement and it generates some URLs for you to consider.

GIJN: Top 10 Investigative Tools of 2023
Excellent list of research tools

Hiccup App
Notebook for managing thoughts and ideas

Bellingcat Auto Archiver
Preserve video evidence in seconds. Quickly download social media clips and archive them in a Google Sheet.

Speeds workflow with AI-powered design tools

AI-powered email builder

Draft patent applications using AI

Stripe Your GPTs
Monetize GPT ideas instantly with Stripe

Forms will flow data into tables for easy analysis.

Survey Monkey

Microsoft Forms

Gemini vs. GPT
Compare prompts between Google Gemini and ChatGPT
All-in-one app for data, alerts, and tools

Video courses you can talk to

Ideaflow notes
A note-taking app that augments your intelligence

Document management using AI

COA Beat Assistant
Filipino journalist Jaemark Tordecilla created a custom GPT to analyze documents from the Commission on Audit (COA) for investigtative journalists in his country.

Custom AI-curated news digest

Organize and prioritize your links, notes, and data

Captures and organizes screenshots with AI

Depth Tale
Craft interactive stories easily with a modern, user-friendly platform

Mashable: 18 AI Products to Boost Your Productivity in 2024

Tool bad actors based on their Google reviews

A tool that tracks social media accounts from 12 different platforms.

Deepchecks LLM Evaluation
Validate, monitor, and safeguard LLM-based apps

Turns tribal knowledge into step-by-step actions

​​Free ChatGPT and search engine

Personalized AI notes for your meetings

Multilingual text line detection model for document MyMap  generates mindmaps with ease

Minimalist AI mindmap generator

MyMap AI
Create mindmaps with AI prompts

Turn  ideas and documents into mindmaps

Generates photorealistic images in minutes

Makes video creation faster and more simple

Alt Text Helper by Good Good Good
Alt Text Helper is trained on accessibility best practices to quickly create alt-text.  Just drop your image into the chat and it’ll write descriptive alt-text to make your image accessible to all when you publish it.Arvin AI
Arvin is an innovative text-to-image AI that creates artwork from your words in seconds. Simply describe anything you can imagine. Available as a phone app or browser plug-in.

AI library for content understanding and generation

Inbox Zero
Open-sourced AI email cleanup management
An all-in-one social media production tool. Create videos and time posts.

Helps you overcome writer’s block with AI

IJNet: Tracking Disinformation? These AI Tools Can Help

Lingostar AI
Refine your language fluency with live conversations
Post the link to a YouTube video and get a written summary of that video in a few minutes.

Speech to Note
Turn your spoken words into summaries

Uses AI to summarize research, documents and links
AI-driven summaries of YouTube videos

Notta is an AI-based voice-to-text transcription software that supports 104 languages. Notta excels at transcribing and summarizing audio or video files, online meetings, and voice recordings. Additionally, Notta offers a suite of team alignment features, enabling users to schedule and transcribe Zoom, Google Meet, and Teams meetings, among other functionalities.

AI Summarizer
Free tool that also has paraphrasing capabilities
High-quality book summaries generated from source.

Monica Browser Plug-in
AI assistant that can do many things, including summarizing videos.

Converts images into summarized text with AI

Thousands of books summarized into five bullet points each.
An online learning platform that  generates personalized video lessons.

Allows users to easily extract data from websites and convert it into a JSON or CSV file. 

Huru – An AI-powered tool that helps you master job interview preparation with over 20,000 mock interviews, instant feedback.

GPT for Sheets and Docs
Chrome extension that lets you use ChatGPT in Google Sheets and Docs. Get the full power of AI for inspiration data cleaning, classification, extraction, translation, edition, summarization, writing

Unique and powerful GPTs. Includes file converters and many other productivity tools

AI-written action items and meeting notes. Paid site with a free trial.

Screenshot to Code
Automatically create HTML and Tailwind CSS websites using just a screenshot. Open source download off Github.

AI-driven meeting notes. Freemium account

OpenZeppelin AI Assistant
Create and deploy smart contracts

Wofram Alpha
Search facts on many topics. Also solve math problems.

Sending/receiving documents using AI

Solves math problem with AI

Create across multiple platforms

StoryChief streamlines content collaboration for teams

Quicky AI
Use AI on any website instantly just by selecting text. Basic plan starts at $5 month

Use AI to ecord and summarize meetings 

ChatGPT alternative for team collaboration

Links to dozens of free AI writing tools.
A social network for creating artwork and sharing AI-generated content

Browse AI
Train a robot in 2 minutes to extract and monitor data from any website

IntelTechniques Search Tool
Resources for backgrounding people, all housed in one place.

Create quizzes, flash cards, etc.
Build AI workflows without code to save more time and get more done.

Summarizes anything with AI

AI summarization tool

Parse Policy
An AI that reads privacy policies for you.

Mayday Calendar
All-in-one planning tool

AI search engine for research

Find any doc, create new ones, and follow your teammates’ projects. All from your new tab. eesel doesn’t compromise on privacy and doesn’t require any setup – you don’t even need to login. Add to Chrome browser as an extension, too. 

Build presentations with AI 

Generates PDF reports from CSV files

Project management tool that automates tasks

Fastest open source Generative AI model APIs

Decktopus AI
Presentation building tool
From simply monitoring website pages that have a change (such as watching prices, restock notification), to deep inspection such as PDF text support, JSON and XML monitoring and extensive text triggers.

Automate your notes

Spikes Studio
Video shortening AI

Organize your email

Free desktop note-taking app

Social media post generator

AI-driven research assistant

TLDR This – Article Summarizer & Online Text Summarizing Tool

Summarize PDFs, webpages, Youtube videos, blogs and more


Open-source illustrations for any idea
Generate written and visual content in seconds. $25 per month with free trial.

Write with Transformer
This site, built by the Hugging Face team, lets you write a whole document directly from your browser, and you can trigger the Transformer anywhere using the Tab key. It’s like having a smart machine that completes your thoughts

Create mockups and designs from a hand drawing.

Organize travel and appointments

AI-powered article summarizer

Document Pro
Extract invoices and other text from PDFs and images with this AI-driven scraping tool

Resume-building tool.

Comprehensive list of AI tools by category.
A collection of AI tools ranging from video/image enhancement to audio

Streamlines your video conference capabilities

Netmind Power
The decentralized machine learning and AI platform

Receive AI-generated insightful summaries for each uploaded screenshot, especially for text-heavy and unstructured diagrams. Uses GPT-4 to allow you to make text queries on screenshot content. Seven-day free trial, then $8 a month.
Text to video AI tool. Free trial with packages as low as $8 a month.

Ramble Fix
An audio to text tool. Speak your mind and it will paraphrase/rewrite what you say. Five free uses per month, then $10 monthly for more recordings.

PDF Parser
Analyze, visualize, and communicate data for insights

Pull nsights from qualitative data and enable decisions at scale

A tool for competitor research, from tracking real-time pricing changes to analyzing feature developments

Strut AI
AI workspace for writers

Use AI to extract the main points from a body of text and create a presentation. Freemium tool

Polywork AI
Paste your LinkedIn to generate a personal website in 60 seconds

Generate quick email summaries. Freemium tool
Intuitive search/research tool. Upgrade to CoPilot and ChatGPT–4.

AI-powered Document Chatbot. Ask anything about your files, get summaries, outlines and answers instantly. PDF, Word, Excel, PPT, ePub and even scanned documents supported. You can upload a file within 200 pages for free.

An AI creative lab on a mission to unlock creativity through powerful and intuitive generative audio and video. Upload a song, add a touch of your artistic style, and let its audio analysis technology do the visual work. Monthly plans ranging from $5 to $25 with a free trial.

Krisp improves the productivity of online meetings with its AI-powered Voice Clarity and Meeting Assistant.

Text-to-speech tool. Free account with paid upgrades.


An AI-powered journal. Get personalized mentorship and feedback for improving your mindset, cognitive skills, mental health and fitness.

Automatically convert documents (text, video, audio) into dynamic active learning content through the use of our AI.

Analyzes a Twitter profile using AI and creates a detailed report for free.


Durable: AI Website Builder and Service Business Software

Create original pieces of music using AI tools.

Build AI-driven music videos

LinkedIn engagement tool

Social media on autopilot.  solution that empowers you to create social media content, automate your calendar, and achieve time-saving efficiency using AI-powered tools.

Innovating with AI
A free no-code AI toolkit

Rotating proxies API for web scraping

Text-to-speech tool
Much like GPT, assign it a task and it will complete it start to finish.

Takes notes automatically in meetings

Create slideshow presentations with AI

Similar to ChatGPT but for a website or document.

Create great presentations with this AI tool.

AI assistant for WhatsApp and Telegram

Another AI assistant for WhatsApp and Telegram

Create a chatbot that talks like a human

Create a personalized AI chatbot
Create articles, images and manage SEO in this all-in-one tool.
Manage finances without spreadsheets

AI-driven presentation generator

Takes meeting notes for you.

SEO tools and analysis.

GPT-powered chatbot that Syncs with any public URL or your existing help center
Personalized chatbot for businesses
Uses AI to track updates to web pages you want monitored.

Monitor web pages for changes. Lots of pro features. Daily/weekly summary email. Monitor pages which require clicks or submission of values. Monitor specific parts of a page. Download data. Free plan monitors up to five pages.. $5 a month after that.

Keep track of key changes to your competitors’ websites. Get alerts on key changes, including staff changes, pricing tweaks, new products, address changes, and more. Free trial, then paid

Compint Competitor Website Monitoring
Track competitors website changes on a daily basis while controlling frequency and sensitivity. Free tool.

Chatbot Live Integration

AI Visual Creator’s Toolkit
Heather Cooper’s AI tools database.

Build no-code apps in minutes

An AI super assistant for work

Syllabus Maker Pro
An excellent syllabus-making Custom GPT from CUNY’s Jeremy Caplan

YouTube Video Summaries with Eightify AI
This extension powered by GPT-4 will summarize or extracts key insights from any YouTube videos.

Finchat – ChatGPT for Finance
This ChatGPT for finance offers the latest information on more than 750 companies and super investors

Monica – Your ChatGPT AI Assistant Chrome Extension
Helps you run ChatGPT on any site.

Slack plug-in app helpful for many things, including help with writing SEO headlines.

Decktopus AI
On- demand AI presentation generator.

DeepL Translator
Works similar to Google Translate. Paste a block of text in and translate into other languages.

People AI
From chatbotkit, use these AI-driven chats to learn from some of the most influential and significant figures in human history.

Newsroom Robots Podcast
All you need to know about AI for journalism.

A personal productivity app, designed exclusively for macOS. Subscription-based tool.

Rewrites and transforms your writing instantly

Turns articles into AI podcasts

Provides daily satellite data that helps businesses, governments, researchers, and journalists understand the physical world and take action.

Before Sunset
An excellent day-planner app. Freemium with $10 monthly upgrades.

An AI-powered quiz maker

Records everything and anything 

Identify AI-generated content
PDF analysis tool

ChatGPT Online: AI Advanced Chatbot by OpenAI
Discover the ultimate collection of high-quality and effective AI tools on this website, designed to meet the needs of businesses and individuals alike. Explore world-renowned tools such as ChatGPT and GPT 4, which excel in natural language processing and writing skills. For designers and creatives, the revolutionary DALL-E 2 allows users to generate custom images based on textual prompts.

10Web – AI -Powered WordPress Platform

Explain Like I’m Five
An AI-powered tutor who can have conversations with you about almost anything.

OpenAI Playground


A simple outlining tool that works in any browser or as an app on your device: Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS.

Roam Research
Bi-directional linking that assists with note-taking and research.

Great for note-taking, time-tracking, making handouts, etc. An all-in-one workspace.

Collaborative team documents. Works well for spreadsheets and data projects.



An iOS & macOS app tool that is perfect for journalists and professionals to quickly and easily capture every great idea. Noted is enhanced with the unique #TimeTag feature, which makes recalling important information like #Highlights and #ToDos quick and effective. Noted solves both problems by letting you take notes while recording time-stamped Zoom/ video and audio recordings, saving you lots of time to review each session.

AI-powered writing assistant. You can visually create, organize and connect notes and see how your story outline is coming together on use it as an infinite whiteboard. AI finds similarities between ideas so you can see hidden connections, be more creative and fill the page. It’s useful for investigative journalists to conduct research and turn files, docs, and notes into insightful discoveries faster.

AI writing tool
AI-driven Twitter writing tool
Document-creation tool with AI features

A self-organizing workspace. It’s the world’s first AI-powered workspace that’s personalized to you.

Easily turn raw notes into tasks, bugs, follow-ups and more. No more context switching, copy-and-pasting, or ad hoc spreadsheets and docs. Moving out of private beta in 2023.

Gives you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions. Instead, it provides a real live preview feature to help you concentrate on the content itself.

Open-source text substitution tool for Windows

GIJN: Tips for Using Open-Source Tools When Reporting from Home

Keyboard Shortcut List
Shortcuts and Hot Keys Reference for Windows, Mac OS, Linux.
Download streaming video from YouTube and other sites to edit and use in your video.

Turn YouTube Videos into GIFs by Adding GIF to URL

Toggl Track
Time-tracking software.

A Swiss Army knife collection of browser-based web editing and productivity tools along the lines of TinyWow.

Time-tracking tool for freelancers.

BBC Africa Eye: Digital Forensics Dashboard
A collation of some essential tools tailored to journalists using open source intelligence (OSINT) to carry out investigations.

Timeular Time-Tracking Cube

Remote meeting tool that includes a notes-sharing doc and other useful features. Free trial before purchase and you can test it in the browser.

Paymo Project Management App

Awesome Screenshot
Capture any part of a page and add text, graphics. Plug-in for Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

After the Deadline
Download this desktop tool to check grammar and style, do contextual spell check and more. It’s more advanced than Microsoft Word.

Google Test My Site for Mobile/Desktop
Test your site’s performance across mobile and desktop devices.

Evaluates your site based on SEO, design-friendliness, etc.
A great visual mashup that allows you to pinpoint Twitter topics trending across the country.

Becoming: Hundreds of Digital Tools from Stephen Goforth
Tools for engagement, mobile, maps, polls quizzes and more.

Descript Audio Editor
Track other websites and get notified of when they make changes to the site/pages.

Tiny Wow
A great collection of tools that solve file management issues.

Twitter data export tool. Allows downloading historical tweets since 2006, exporting unlimited followers and followings, and gathers historical Twitter trends in 63 countries and 400 cities.

Down Detector
Sends you alerts when your favorite social platforms and sites are down.
Generate written and visual content in seconds through cutting-edge artificial intelligence. $25 per month with free trial.

Google Tables
Great for collaboration with Google Sheets and other docs. Set up workspaces, templates, etc. Works similar to AirTable.

GIJN Online Research Tools
An extensive list of digital tools, including Journalist’s Toolbox.
Great image storage resource.

7 Best Free OCR Software Apps to Convert Images into Text
Website change detection and notification, monitors changes in website content, easily alerts you via slack, discord, telegram, email and 80-plus more. Easily setup keyword triggers, compare pages. Also monitors JSON feeds and other data.

Post notes on a visual board and draw connections to other ideas

Create mood boards with text, images, links, etc.

A digital bulletin board for ideas.
Tool for automating workflows. Good for autoposting social media.

Create a video from plain text in minutes. Good for creating a talking avatar

Text-to-speech tool

Organize your images online.

Center for Cooperative Media: Useful Links and Websites
A table of great resources that’s downloadable as a CSV file.

Record and transcribe Zoom meetings and interviews. Video Converter
Convert videos to different file formats including MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV, and more.

Adobe Fresco Painting App
Sketch something and size it up from the original size without pixelation.
Build a super profile for your social accounts. Post audio, ebooks, video, etc.

Google Journalists Guide
Launched in April 2022, this guide helps journalists learn about the best digital tools and resources from Google and beyond, to help you find, verify and tell engaging stories. Take a course to discover Newsgathering, Data & Visualization and Specialist topics.

Tab and bookmark organizer for your browser.

Remove bg: Remove a Background from Images

A great way to manage e-newsletters in one place, away from your regular email. Transcription Tool
Transcribe audio and video to text online. Automatic transcription in just one click.

Personal email digest tool. The links you can’t miss, the best content from your favorite creators and newsletters, in a daily email digest.

Reliable free field surveys.

Ice Cream Apps: Screen Recorder

Tool for making introductions.

PDF Candy
Free suite of PDF and file conversion tools.

The GIMP Tutorials
A tutorial site that covers everything you might want to do in GIMP (an open source image editing program), from basic editing operations to advanced custom brush creation and RAW photo editing workflows.

Listen Notes
A podcast search engine.

Productivity plug-in for Google Chrome browser.

NewsDeck – from OneSub
Find, filter and analyze thousands of articles, daily. NewsDeck uses the power of OneSub’s intelligent newsreader AI to give you realtime access to the global news cycle.

A website for creating and sharing lists. Examples of lists published on Listium include products, places, collections, directories and links. Listium is typically used as an alternative to: spreadsheets, when you want something simpler and more attractive; or text lists and tables, when you want more functionality like the ability to sort and filter the list, and also to change its appearance (eg. from a table to an article to a map to a slideshow).

Read up to 150 social media accounts in this reader.
Track website updates. Enter a URL and it sends you an update when a website has been updated.

A powerful content reading platform, which allows you to discover and consume relevant information on any topic. It can convert any meaningful information stream into a feed and the content is curated and served at a single and convenient place – a website or an app.

GIJN: Google Pinpoint As a Search Engine for Documents, Photos and Video
Claims to be the “wikipedia for productivity tools.” Curated by Keep Productive.

A treasure chest of AI tools

Anonymous email forwarding

A basic countdown timer for Windows

Tweek Weekly Planner

Screen-recording tool

How to Find Public Google Docs (and Slides, Forms, Sheets, and Drawings Too)
Capture screenshots of web pages.
Capture screenshots of web pages.
Capture screenshots of web pages.

Fotor Background Remover
An AI background remover can automatically remove image bg in smooth cut out way without any manual work. It helps edit pictures–journalists need photo editing tools.
Edit things out of photos quickly with this browser-based tool
App stacks of some of the top tech companies in the world. See what tools they’re using.

Create Free AI videos from this browser-based tool.

PDF 24 Tools
Edit, merge, split and convert PDF documents
Annotate the web, with anyone, anywhere, including social media annotation.

Capture anything around you on your phone and drop it onto your laptop seamlessly.

A free whiteboard tool.

A digital bulletin board that works well for teaching. Install as a Mac app or use in browser.

A good tool for managing data journalism projects.

Noun Project
Add icons to your presentations, sites, etc.

Digital bulletin board tool.

Collaborate with your remote team and get better at what you do with a simple, intuitive tool.

A good day-planning app

An application that lets you share stories from all over the world. Create your own news by adding photos, videos, text, and links to other sources and share instantly with your head office.

A solid calendar/planning app

Record your screen as a video with your voice & face, an annotated image, or a GIF and instantly share it as a link to get your point across. Works for Mac, PC, Chrome, iOS, etc.

Too much email kills focus. Analyze your inbox and prioritize what’s important.

Phone app for creating and sharing lists.

Wonder Tools
A great newsletter from CUNY’s Jeremy Caplan on all types of productivity tools for journalists and others.
Document creation tool along the lines of Google Docs.

Load a link from a Trello board, Notion, Markdown, Figma, etc. into this browser-based tool and it converts it into a slideshow presentation.
Chrome extension that tracks analytics on YouTube videos.

This tool automates the creation of how-to guides via a desktop app or Chrome extension. Users follow a process on the web or in tools they use, this app records clicks and keystrokes and turns it into a guide with text and images. Guides can be shared internally or externally, and embedded in web pages or wikis. This tool is helpful for educators who create digital tools guides, and community- and solutions-focused journalists can speed the document creation process to better help their audiences.

Schedule meetings without back-and-forth emails.
Just type a few words about your product and CopyAI does the rest. It’s like having a legion of copywriters spoon-feeding you ideas and crafting copy that converts. No more writer’s block, missed deadlines, or stale copy.

The audio slideshow tool is back with an upgraded HD version.
Create high-converting ads, product descriptions, emails, and more in seconds – never start from a blank page again. Paid but has a free trial.

The Fix: How to Easily Turn All Your Articles into Audio Articles
Create charts, infographics, timelines, presentations and more. Set up a free account in seconds

Facebook Video Downloader
Be careful with copyright issues.

Things Task Management Tool

Workflowy Project Management Tool

Machine Translation
Provides access to all available machine translation engines for journalists to easily translate their work into the target language with the best results.

Popular with social media users who want to list all of their accounts in one place.

Want to avoid paying for academic articles? Try this free and legal browser extension which simply monitors the internet for an alternative source where a paper is free.

Publishing platform for magazines, zines and other pubs.
Create cool presentations.
Great interactive video and other multimedia through the templates in this desktop app.

Type in a name of a piece of paid software and the site will give you a free alternative. Example: Type in Photoshop and it will give you a list of free, browser-based photo editors such as Fotor.

Remove BG
Remove a background from an image quickly with this free browser-based tool.

Google Chrome and Firefox extension to organize browser tabs.

Audio Hijack
Record any application’s audio, including VoIP calls from Skype, web streams from Safari, and much more. Save audio from hardware devices like microphones and mixers as well. You can even record all the audio heard on your Mac at once! If you can hear it, Audio Hijack can record it.
Good for building flowcharts and other basic graphics and static charts.

GIJN Guide: Business Tools for Newsrooms
Productivity and management tools for small newsrooms, including communication, management, file sharing, audience engagement, data visualization, security, passwords and more.

A social media aggregator. It saves researchers and journalists the time and effort of scrolling for compelling material on Twitter. Instead, Murmel carefully bundles news and trending items shared by one or more of their Twitter friends. The result is an informative and compact daily email digest. Free 30-day trial and pricing plans as low as $5 after that.

A list of 50 great current productivity tools, voted on users.

12 Ft Ladder
Insert a link to an article behind a paywall and read it for free.

Beeline Reader
Makes reading on-screen easier, faster, and more enjoyable. Uses a simple cognitive trick — an eye-guiding color gradient — to pull your eyes through long blocks of text.

A simple Mac-only desktop app that mutes any sound notifications while you record.

The Artificial Creativity Landscape
More than 180 AI tools in a downloadable PDF. Just click on the icons to find your next AI tool for creative and knowledge work.

How to Search Closed Caption Text on YouTube
Personalized and easy-to-digest news briefs based on your topics of interest and/or Twitter network.
A technology solutions company that has developed a cutting-edge email finder and verifier tool. It helps to find professional emails for any company or website and verify their quality through a browser extension, API, or web interface.

ComputerWorld: Seven Best Tools for PDF to Excel Conversion
Sharon Machlis reviews the best tools for converting the files.

The Wayback Machine
A new version of that searches screengrabs of old website designs.

Naptha: Capture and Copy Text from Images
A great browser plug-in.

Connects your apps to help your workflow become more efficient.

Whiteboard Fox
Share a whiteboard in real-time on any web browser.

Great for storyboarding, planning and organizing a deep story.

Event-hosting site for Zoom. Similar to Eventbrite.

A tool that alerts journalists when online content changes.

Design Hornet
Post your publication to the web in a magazine/publication format.

Great for organizing a photo workflow. Search, share, etc.

An easy-to-use forms tool.
Download rights-free music.

Lose the Very
Gives you synonyms to words to help avoid using the word very. It’s VERY effective.

As its name implies, this to-do list desktop application that is simple and easy to use.

Another organization tool that’s easy to use.

Training Videos: 30-Minute Skills
The New England First Amendment Coalition presents a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment. The program — called “30 Minute Skills” — provides reporters and other citizens knowledge they can use immediately in newsgathering, data collection, storytelling and other areas of journalism and First Amendment law. The lessons are featured in a 30-minute format to accommodate the demanding schedules faced by many working in New England newsrooms.
Find free illustrations

Cardsmith Digital Stickyboard Tool

What You Need to Know: Embedding Videos into a Site
A free web-based service for extracting data tables from regular and scanned PDF files into fully editable Excel spreadsheets. Email address is not required; converts PDFs of any size and does not impose any limits on the number of files that can be converted for free. It can come handy to investigative and data journalists for extracting tabular data from PDFs to .XLSX format for free, especially when working with the big tables.

Open Source Intelligence Tools Handbook (OSINT)
An exhaustive list of current digital research tools– social media, phone records, data scraping, crypto, site-mapping, image search, dark web, etc.

Work OS based on the Chromium browser. Designed to be the ultimate online work experience, it brings together your team and every web tool you use – all in one interface.

Virtually attend any Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, WebEx, Goto Meeting, Goto Webinar video meeting. Get a recording sent to you of the meeting for later viewing and archival purposes.

Free drawing tool that lets you build cool charts.

Docs Online Viewer
Chrome plug-in that lets you view and document right in your browser.

Create an app in a Google Sheet in five minutes. For free.

Receive voice messages from your audience directly from your website.

The smart way for teams and individuals to collect, organize, and discuss anything on the web.
Easily exports all comments from your social media posts to Excel file.

Monitor when your favorite services are down or having problems. Good for tracking outages on social accounts, government sites, etc.

Professionally designed templates in this cool presentation slide-building tool.

Convert Powerpoints into online videos. Free and paid models

Record your PDF as a slidecast.

​​Create, edit, compose, or convert digital images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, GIF, WebP, HEIC, SVG, PDF, DPX, EXR and TIFF. ImageMagick can resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

Video editor, screen recorder, meme-maker, green screen and more. Good for editing social video and has templates for Facebook and TikTok. Plans start at $5 a month but it has a free trial.

Photo collage-maker app for your laptop.

EasySub is an automatic subtitle generator that provides the most refined automatic subtitles and free subtitle translation on the internet. It helps journalists transcribe audio and video faster, and can perform simple video editing, providing functions such as adding watermarks, modifying video resolution, video format and background color.

Create royalty-free illustrations with a variety of skin tones, body types and backgrounds.

Topic-based channels where you can collaborate, share, and just talk about your day without clogging up a group chat. Good option to Slack.

YouTube Audio Library
Find hundreds of rights-free music tracks.

PageMark Browser Extension
The PageMark add-on for Firefox helps journalists gather, document, and annotate source material for reporting. Make highlights as you read articles in the browser, annotate those highlights, then save your work to a local file so you never lose track of the most important bits of primary documents again. Once saved, notes may be edited or added, and highlights may be tagged, rated, and filtered so important archived information is always just a few clicks away.

Single-page view of the year ahead.

Top 10 Timeline-Making Tools
Free and paid resources.

An index of useful Google Sheets and Docs.

Free in-browser video editor, compressor and converter.

Google Web Apps

What You Need to Know: Embedding Video

Web app to transcribe audio interviews.

Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer
Breaks down photos to show what photoshop work or alterations have been made. Also has a browser button to sort right off the page. Type in link or upload the photo from your desktop.

How to Embed Vertical Video from YouTube or Vimeo

Five Free Tools for Finding and Verifying YouTube Videos in News
Web site helps to calculate main text statistics. Text entered can always be saved in proper format. Even PDF documents can be loaded and analyzed.

Send/share large video files.
Organize your social media and other online accounts.

Re: Format Gmail Inline Quoter
For gmail users who run chrome, it helps you break up replies to long emails by making a quick highlight+push-button flow. Helpful for email-heavy workflows, and the formatting we insert makes the quoted sections pretty obvious.

This tool makes it simple for journalists to securely share video, photos, and audio files over any Internet connection. latakoo handles large files fast and preserves great quality.

Timeline Setter
Tool from ProPublica.

Check the speed of your internet connection.

Free Online Database Creators

Able2Extract Professional
A PDF converter, creator, editor and more. Convert .PDFs into Excel.
Great all-in-one workspace tool.

Send and receive large files.

Github: Haccer Tweep Scraper Tool

Github: Twitter-Scrape

Promo Free Image Resizer
Similar to Landscape from Sprout Social, you can drag an image into this browser-based tool and resize images to fit various social platforms.

A free tool that lets you create a deck automatically from a Notion or Trello link or markdown text.
AI text-generation tool.
AI text-generation tool.

Knight Lab: Beginners Guide to Collecting Twitter Data

Scraping Expert: Best Way to Scrape Data from Twitter

Damon Kiesow: Tools to Improve Your Research and Writing Workflow

Suite of tools for analyzing media use.

Event Registry
Collects and analyzes news articles published by more than 30,000 news publishers worldwide.
A reverse lookup of You can locate a site by registrant.

Do screen captures of your browser.

Dead Link Checker
Free and paid versions to help you fix/remove bad links on your site.
Build a personalized productivity page.
Collaborate with others like you’re in the same room. Screen-sharing tool that lets you work with colleagues on each other’s screens.

Keeps a mini-archive of the last 100 things you’ve copied. Useful if you copy/paste a lot.

Airtable: Journalism-Related Database Tools

Airtable Chrome Web Clipper Extension

Coda: Create Collaborative Docs
The database collects flight data and tracking information to generate statistics around aviation. Using data from different sources, we try to provide information not available on other sites. The site uses a variety of freely available data to generate the information. Those include airlines, airports and tracking data from planes. We are always looking for additional information so please get in touch if you would like to provide your data.

How to Set Up a Secure Phone
David Koff’s Medium post walks you through the steps. Important for investigative reporters and international correspondents.

Lots of information, tutorials, webcast on finding and verifying information. Free Grammar Checker
Build killer slides and presentations.

Mind-mapping tool.

A powerful tool that enables researchers to save time and organize their knowledge. Upload a paper and it will create audio of the paper.

A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite and share research.

Manage multiple email accounts in one place.

Compares two or more text files and tells you how similar or different they are. Good for catching plagiarists.

This site lets you tag photos with audio and a lot more.
Free, open platform to support research and enable collaboration.

Bellingcat Online Investigation Toolkit

Promo Free Image Resizer
Similar to Landscape from Sprout Social, you can drag an image into this browser-based tool and resize images to fit various social platforms. 15 Successful Journalists Reveal Top 3 Productivity Tools

Design tool for social media posts, slides, infographics and other visual elements.

Figma helps teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish.

Create, prototype, collaborate, and bring your ideas to life with the design platform used by over one million people — from freelancers, to the world’s largest teams.

Thousands of rights-free stock images.

Creates an online test that engages your colleagues, pupils, or friends. It creates multiple choice test or exam and inspire learning in a fun and engaging way.

Tool for building WordPress themes. Free and paid versions.