Toolbox | Trousse


Websites | Sites web

Creative Platforms |Des plateformes créatives

http://www.bitstrips.com/

Online comic-making tool allowing users to create comics strips and cartoon characters. Free trial for subscribers. French version available.


http://www.blender.org/

http://www.commentcamarche.net/faq/10508-comment-mettre-blender-en-francais#q=Blender+en+francais&cur=1&url=%2F (Instructions for installing French version)

3D content creation suite used for modeling, unwrapping, texturing, rigging, simulations, animating, rendering, editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, including games, animated film, or visual effects. Free download. French version available.


http://sourceforge.net

http://download.cnet.com/windows/?tag=hdr

http://www.canadiancontent.net/tech/freeware/

Software/freeware repositories


http://comiclife.com/

Comic desktop publishing program allowing users to create comic strips and picture albums. Purchase prices vary. French version available.


http://download.cnet.com/Dia/3000-2075_4-10833704.html?tag=mncol

Image-editing software with tools for drawing customized flowcharts and different kinds of diagrams. Free download. French version available.


http://www.serif.com/free-graphic-design-software/

Graphic design software allowing users to design logos, sketch, paint and make web graphics. Free download.


http://download.cnet.com/FreeMind/3000-2051_4-10076598.html?tag=mncol;1

Mind mapping software allowing users to visualize ideas, projects, concepts, brainstorming, and internet research. Requires Java 1.4 or higher. Free download. French version available.


http://live.freeplaymusic.com/#highlight=4

Site offering music for multimedia projects. Allows users to use (broadcast, synchronized and/or copied) musical compositions and recordings. Free downloads for personal and student use in class projects.


http://www.glogster.com/

Online resource for digital expression allowing users to create and share interactive posters with text, graphics, music, and videos. Free to subscribers. Copy/paste French text in.


http://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/index.html

http://www.google.fr/intl/fr/earth/index.html (French Version)

Virtual globe, map and geographic information program. The software allows users to view, save and share 3D maps of the Earth and customise maps by including photos, video content and text annotations. Free download. French version available.


http://www.serif.com/free-video-editing-software/

Movie editing software. Free download for Windows users.


http://chronoplexsoftware.com/index.htm

Genealogy software allowing users to create a family tree, to view photo slideshows of family members, review family events on a timeline display or analyze family statistics. Free download for Windows users. French version available.

http://www.openoffice.org/product/index.html

http://www.openoffice.org/fr/ (French version)

Multiplatform office productivity suite including desktop applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation manager, graphics, and databases. Free download. French version available.


http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

Image and photo editing software. Free download for Windows users. French version available.


http://www.serif.com/free-photo-editing-software/

Digital photo editing software. Free download for Windows users.


http://download.cnet.com/Photo-Story-3-for-Windows/3000-12511_4-10339154.html

http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-CA/windows-live/photo-gallery-get-started (French version)

Multimedia presentation tool allowing users to create digital stories using still images combined with text, narration and music. Free download for Windows users. French version available.


http://www.serif.com/digital-scrapbooking/

Digital scrapbooking and crafting software. Free download for Windows users.


http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus

http://www.serif.com/desktop-publishing-software/

Desktop publishing/layout software includes a broad set of page layout features allowing users to create documents of all kinds. Free download. French version available.


http://stykz.net/

Stick figure animation program allowing users to create, manipulate and animate stick figures. Free download.


http://storybird.com/

Online publishing platform for writers and artists allowing users to make (using a French key board), share, and print (PDF downloads) stories. Free to subscribers. Printing fees apply.


http://www.wordle.net/

Free online application for generating and printing word clouds from French text.


http://wordpress.org/

http://fr.wordpress.org/ (French version)

Web software allowing users to create websites or blogs. Free download. French version available.