The tools I use to create my content.
I thought I would give you a list of my daily tools as several people have been asking me lately about this.
To create Videos:
Aside from Hangouts-on-air, I use Camtasia from Techsmith to record my instructional videos.
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html (none of the links are affiliate links, btw)
To create Images:
I now use Snagit from Techsmith.
Techsmith products are available for PC and Mac.
I use a MacBook Pro, but have a Chromebook as well.
The programs above don’t work on the Chromebook though, which is one reason I use the Mac daily.
What I use for Audio:
I use a Snowball from Blue.
How I create animated gifs from YouTube videos:
This is an AWESOME tool: gifyoutube.com
(and super simple to use)
For creating images:
I use Canva.com – you can share links with team members and work on projects together. REALLY good.
Where I buy my images:
I tend to use www.shutterstock.com and quite recently took up the 7 day trial from https://www.bigstockphoto.com/free-trial/ (I cancelled before I was billed anything but like their stock and navigation).
Here is the reason why I buy my images:http://www.martinshervington.com/google-plus-copyright-issues-sharing-images/
My intros and outros to my videos have been created by +David Stickney, who will never let me pay for anything despite my best efforts!
Document creation and collaboration:
+Google Drive of course! This has transformed how I work, especially on collaborative projects.
Why am I sharing this information with the Google+ community?
Since I began on Google+ I believe that we are in this together and if works for me, it may well work for you too. I really hope it does.
Here is to a very commoogely 2014!