We don’t have to tell you that summer reading season can be kind of…insane. (But in a good way! Like the Christmas shopping season for retailers, we suppose.)
Anyway, to help you get organized, be more productive, and even manage your stress levels, here are 24 free apps and other resources we thought you might like to know about. After all, even if it’s just a resource that saves you from having to hunt around for a stock photo, every second counts! Hopefully, some of these will make this summer a little easier.
OK. Let’s get to the FREE stuff!
When things get crazy, these apps will help you mellow out a little.
Keeping Things in Order
Some cool to-do list apps to keep everything in line
Trello Keeps track of everything
Search for topics that are popular in general or near your library
Image Optimizers & Editors
So that you don’t have to open up Photoshop every time you want to edit an image—or, hey, if you don’t even have Photoshop!
Compressor.io Compress and optimize images for the Web (up to 90% size reduction)
Canva One of the best image editors for the non-designer
Skitch Use annotations, shapes and sketches on your images
Meme Generator Make your own memes
Free Stock Photo Websites
These aren’t your grandma’s stock photo sites
Unsplash Amazing stock photos that you can do ANYTHING with
Gratisography Very cool high-res images
Death to the Stock Photo Free stock images delivered to your inbox every month
PicJumbo Free stock photos for commercial and personal projects
Bookmarking & Annotations
Cool tools to keep your place in the articles you’re reading and places to store them for easy access
Diigo A multi-tool for knowledge management
Markticle Mark your reading progress in articles, so you can continue reading them later
Pocket Save articles, videos, and links you want to view later—all in ONE place
These apps work so well, it’ll upset you.
Well, that’s it. If you have some cool apps and resources that you routinely use, let us know in the comments. And if you know someone that could benefit from some of these tools, send them our way!