Seminar of digital democracy

Exploring the challenges for democracy in the digital age.

Apps & Tools

Creating digital products has become much easier than in the early days of the Web. Yet, you need to know the right tools for the job. One cannot drive a nail with a screwdriver.

Discover here great software to help you craft your digital project, and act like a genius even if you’re not that tech-savvy.

Most of the tools featured are free or have free options available. And they’re quite accessible—you should be able to quickly learn how to use them.

‌The tools are sorted by category and in alphabetical order.

Name Description Price
📱 Social media
Buffer Manage and get analytics from your social media publications freemium
Typefully Write, publish and get analytics from your Twitter threads freemium
TweetDeck Manage your Twitter account in a more powerful dashboard free
🎥 Audio & Video production
Acast Host and distribute your podcast freemium
Aclass Essentials Learn tips to produce great, original audio content from home free
Anchor Create, host and distribute your podcast (owned by Spotify) free
Audacity Edit audio content free & open-source
Auphonic Use AI-based audio algorithms to automatically improve your audio content with this post-production tool freemium
Captivate Host your podcast and access a whole marketing suite paid (free trial)
Descript Edit podcasts or videos and get transcripts from your content in an all-in-one tool that works as easily as a doc freemium
Eddy Edit podcasts or videos in your browser free
Forecast Automate your podcast post-production and encoding workflow free (macOS only)
Free Music Archive Download royalty-free music free
GarageBand Create and edit audio content with this simple audio creation studio free (macOS & iOS only)
Headliner Create videos from your podcast automagically freemium
Kapwing Edit videos (and much more) in your browser freemium
iMovie Edit simple videos on your Mac free (macOS only)
LumaFusion Edit videos on your iPad paid (iPad only)
Logimix Create and edit audio content with this simple audio creation studio free & open-source
Podcastle Fully produce, edit and distribute your podcast with this AI-powered audio & video creation platform freemium
Podcast production checklist Get started in podcasting with this simple podcast production checklist free
Reaper Create audio content with this complete digital audio workstation (DAW) at an affordable price paid (free for 60 days)
Sound effects library Royalty-free sound effects to use in your podcasts or videos free
YouTube Audio Library _Music and sound effects for your videos and other content free
Zencastr Record guest audio online, and produce, edit and distribute your content with this all-in-one podcasting platform freemium
✍️ Blog & Newsletter
Medium Create a blog and publish your stories free
Revue Curate, write and publish your newsletter (recently bought by Twitter) free
Substack Write and publish your newsletter or podcast free
🎨 Design
Figma Design and prototype free
Photopea Create and edit images and other graphics directly in your browser free
Pitch Create stunning presentation freemium
🧑‍💻 Website & app builders
Bubble Build digital products without coding knowledge freemium
Framer Design, publish and manage your website freemium
Glide Turn your data into software freemium
Potion Create custom Notion websites in minutes paid (free trial)
Super Publish your Notion website in a breeze freemium
Webflow Build your website without knowing how to code freemium
⚙️ No-code swiss knives Design interactive content (presentations, infographics, small games…) freemium
Notion Take notes, create databases, organize and share your knowledge from your own customized working environment freemium
🔍 Research & references management
Zotero Manage all your sources and references in one place free
ZoteroBib Create a clean bibliography in a snap free
Scene VR Create VR stories free & open-source
Storyline JS Tell a story behind numbers free & open-source
StoryMap JS Tell a story based on a map  free & open-source
Tally Build forms as easily as writing a doc freemium
Thinglink Create interactive visuals paid (free trial)
Timeline.js Create beautiful timelines from a Google sheet free & open-source
Typeform Create surveys or ask simple questions in the most beautiful forms builder freemium

Found a gem that isn’t listed here? Please submit your cool digital tool here. Thanks! 🙏