A round-up of some of the most useful web tools
An online visual dictionary that generates mind maps of related words. Beautiful!
Build your vocabulary with this online tool which gives synonyms, definitions and pronunciations of words.
A free online tool to help you manage tasks and projects, using visual boards. Create lists with draggable cards, then add links, colour coding, checklists, reminders and more.
Learn the useful skill of touch typing with this free online tool. Register, practise and track your progress.
A simple online Pomodoro timer, which counts down from 25 minutes, or shorter break times. Find out more about the Pomodoro technique.
Record audio on your smartphone or tablet and it will be transcribed. View, listen and edit online. Watch the Otter ai video here.
Coggle is a free and easy-to-learn mind mapping tool. Watch the Coggle video here.
Rewordify is an online tool which simplifies texts and defines difficult words. Watch the Rewordify video here.
Natural Reader Online
A text-to-speech tool with natural-sounding voices. Customise speed, voice and highlighting to suit. You can also upload documents, PDFs and PowerPoints to read out loud. Watch the NRO video here.
Evernote/Evernote Web Clipper
Save, organise and annotate images, webpages, photos, scans and files and sync across all your devices. Online, app (iOS and Android) and extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge.
Virtual note board where you can write tasks, add notes, upload files and save online content. Available online, as a Chrome extension or a mobile app (iOS and Android).
If a webpage is no longer available, Wayback Machine will look for an archived version which you can open. Online and available as an extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge.
Save links, images and notes and sync these between your devices. Extension works with Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Also online and app for iOS and Android.
Checks your spelling, punctuation and grammar as you write. Extension works with Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge.