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Personal Productivity Tools: Writing Tools

Find software and online tools to help you manage your research projects, your time, and your team.

Writing & Presentation Tools

Office Suites

  • OpenOffice, NeoOffice, and LibreOffice - These free opensource programs can be downloaded onto Mac, Linux, and Windows computers.
  • Google Apps for Work - Includes web-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.  Fully integrated into other Google products such as Drive.


  • Scrivener - content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents


Presentation Tools

  • Prezi - A presentation tool that you to pan and zoom to various parts of the canvas and emphasize the ideas presented there.
  • Google Slides - Free web-based or app-based program which includes thousands of fonts, themes, animations, and images.
  • Padlet A virtual wall that allows people to post comments and move them around the screen. Works well for collaboration within a team or feedback in a presentation.

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