Top 200 Tools for Learning

The Top Tools for Learning 2020 was compiled by Jane Hart from the results of the 14th Annual Learning Tools Survey, and released on 1 September 2020. For general information about the survey and this website, visit the About page. For observations and infographics of this year’s list, see Analysis 2020.

Below you will find a table ranking the top 200 tools, It also shows their place on 3 sub-lists PL100 | WL100 | Ed100, ie the Top 100 Tools for Personal Learning (PL100), the Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning (WL100) and the Top 100 Tools for Education (Ed100). The shading shows where most popular usage is). Their tool categorization is also included. Click on a tool name to find out more about it.

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Tool Category PL100 WL100 ED100
1 SAME YouTube web resource (videos) 1 4 1
2 UP 8 Zoom video meeting platform 5 1 3
3 DOWN 1 Google Search search engine 2 3 6
4 DOWN 1 PowerPoint office tool / suite 9 5 2
5 UP 6 Microsoft Teams collaboration platform 15 2 8
6 UP 1 Word office tool / suite 10 6 5
7 DOWN 1 Google Docs & Drive office suite | file sharing platform 11 10 4
8 DOWN 3 LinkedIn social network / community 3 8
9 DOWN 5 Twitter social network / community 4 28 25
10 UP 4 WhatsApp chat tool 6 9 10
11 DOWN 3 Wikipedia web resource 7 7 20
12 UP 6 Facebook social network / community 8 19
13 UP 3 Excel office tool / suite 30 11 14
14 DOWN 5 WordPress blogging/website platform 12 21 18
15 UP 121 Google Classroom learning platform / LMS 75 7
16 UP 77 Google Meet video meeting platform 28 48 9
17 DOWN 5 Slack collaboration platform 32 12 61
18 UP 16 Canva content dev tool (graphics) 37 31 11
19 SAME Skype chat tool 18 14 22
20 UP 8 Trello collaboration platform 39 13 64
21 DOWN 6 Feedly news reader & alert tool 13
22 DOWN 9 LinkedIn Learning online courses 14 24
23 UP 7 Padlet collaboration platform 58 15 12
24 DOWN 3 Kahoot live engagement tool 18 13
25 DOWN 8 Dropbox file sharing platform 22 16 38
26 UP 15 Mentimeter live engagement tool 17 24
27 UP 19 Gmail email tool 16 59 21
28 UP 20 Instagram social network / community 17
29 DOWN 3 Google Forms forms and survey tool 42 15
30 DOWN 10 Articulate course authoring tool 19 42
31 DOWN 9 OneNote digital notebook 25 20 59
32 UP 13 Google Translate translation tool 19 36 41
33 UP 5 Outlook email tool 59 22 35
34 UP 32 Vimeo web resource (videos) 38 23 65
35 SAME Google Chrome web browser 20 39 37
36 UP 14 Moodle learning platform/LMS 32 16
37 UP 40 Google Maps productivity tool (mapping) 21 50 46
38 UP 34 Flipgrid video meeting platform 17
39 UP 8 Prezi office tool / suite 73 53 23
40 DOWN 16 TED Talks web resource (videos) 23 46
41 UP 14 OneDrive file sharing platform 55 25 39
42 SAME Easygenerator course authoring tool 26 76
43 DOWN 20 Camtasia content dev tool (screencasts) 27 36
44 DOWN 17 Snagit content dev tool (screen capture) 29 60
45 UP 79 Whereby video meeting platform 89 30 56
46 DOWN 21 Evernote digital notebook 24 47
47 UP 23 Canvas learning platform/LMS 26
48 DOWN 17 Pinterest curation platform 26 45
49 UP 43 Screencast-O-matic content dev tool (screencasts) 79 27
50 UP 6 Pocket curation tool 27
51 UP 8 hihaho content dev tool (interactive video) 33 57
52 UP 27 Wakelet curation tool 41 28
53 UP 22 Vyond content dev tool (animation) 34 75
54 DOWN 25 Udemy online courses 29 56
55 UP 76 Google Sites blogging/website platform 29
56 UP 8 Cisco Webex video meeting platform 37 32
57 DOWN 4 Coursera online courses 31
58 DOWN 25 SharePoint collaboration platform 38
59 UP 32 Quizlet games & testing tool 30
60 UP 63 DeepL translation tool 33 58
61 UP 10 Kindle web resource (e-books) 34 82
62 UP 115 Quizizz games & testing tool 31
63 DOWN 6 H5P content dev tool (HTML5 content) 39 54
64 UP 77 aNewSpring learning platform/LMS 40
65 DOWN 26 Google Scholar web search engine 33
66 NEW Mural online whiteboard 41
67 DOWN 6 Audible web resource (audio books) 35
68 DOWN 6 Poll Everywhere live engagement tool 77 34
69 DOWN 15 Apple Podcasts web resource (podcasts) 36
70 UP 11 Adobe Connect video meeting platform 43 93
71 NEW Netflix web resource (documentaries) 40
72 DOWN 40 Diigo content curation tool 42 85 67
73 DOWN 37 Yammer collaboration platform 72 44
74 DOWN 9 Degreed learning platform/LMS 75 45
75 NEW Miro online whiteboard 49 98
76 UP 6 Adobe Spark content development tool (graphics) 88 40
77 DOWN 25 Blogger blogging/website platform 43 80
78 DOWN 38 iSpring course authoring tool 51 62
79 DOWN 1 Grammarly productivity tool (grammar checker) 44 81
80 UP 36 getAbstract web resource (book summaries) 45 89
81 DOWN 7 Apple Keynote office tool / suite 46 80 74
82 UP 68 Nearpod lesson authoring tool 43
83 NEW Spotify web resource (podcasts & music) 47
84 BACK MS PowerBI data analytics & visualisation tool 52
85 UP 13 Google Workspace (prev G-Suite) collaboration platform 62 44
86 NEW Snip & Sketch content dev tool (screenshots) 54 99
87 DOWN 14 Genially content dev tool (graphics) 55 47
88 UP 31 Socrative live engagement tool 48
89 UP 50 Google Alerts news alert tool 48
90 DOWN 53 Adobe Captivate course authoring tool 57 63
91 DOWN 33 Duolingo language learning app 49
92 UP 34 Totara learning platform/LMS 60
93 UP 17 Loom content dev tool (screen recording) 49
94 DOWN 51 Tweetdeck social network (Twitter dashboard) 50
95 UP 35 Blackboard Learn learning platform/LMS 50
96 DOWN 8 Adobe Acrobat Pro content development tool (PDFs) 61 79
97 DOWN 21 Inoreader news reader & alert tool 51
98 UP 27 Firefox web browser 52
99 DOWN 16 Google Keep digital notebook 61 51
100 DOWN 56 Adobe Photoshop content dev tool (photo editing) 63 52
101 UP 21 Thinglink content dev tool (interactive media) 53
102 UP 11 Jamboard online whiteboard 64 94
103 DOWN 43 Workplace by Facebook collaboration platform 65
104 DOWN 18 Adobe Premiere Pro content dev tool (video) 66
105 DOWN 4 edX online courses 53
106 DOWN 11 Adobe Illustrator content dev tool (graphics) 67
107 UP 41 Screencastify content dev tool (screencasts) 55
108 DOWN 9 Adobe After Effects content dev tool (video) 68
109 NEW Jitsi Meet video meeting platform 86 58
110 UP 19 MS Stream content dev (video streaming) 69 85
111 DOWN 14 Survey Monkey forms & survey tool 70
112 DOWN 63 Audacity content dev tool (audio/podcasts) 66
113 DOWN 9 Adobe Audition content dev tool (audio/podcasts) 71
114 NEW Coggle mind mapping tool 68
115 DOWN 64 Medium blogging/website platform 54
116 UP 54 Freemind mindmapping tool 56
117 UP 25 Big Blue Button video meeting platform 93 69
118 UP 35 Apple iMovie content development tool (videos) 70
119 DOWN 12 Quora web resource (Q&A site) 57
120 NEW WebinarGeek video meeting platform 72
121 DOWN 58 Mindmeister mindmapping tool 60 73
122 DOWN 16 MS Forms forms & survey tool 74 91
123 DOWN 39 Stack Overflow social network / community 62
124 NEW ClickUp collaboration platform 76
125 BACK EdPuzzle lesson authoring tool 71
126 DOWN 48 Adobe InDesign content dev tool (interactive PDFs) 76
127 BACK Blackboard Collaborate video meeting platform 72
128 NEW MS Whiteboard online whiteboard 81
129 BACK Wooclap live engagement tool 82
130 DOWN 28 Plickers live engagement tool 73
131 DOWN 23 Google Calendar productivity tool (calendar) 63
132 DOWN 43 Slideshare web resource (slide sets) 64
133 DOWN 18 Udacity online courses 65
134 UP 9 Mailchimp email tool (newsletters etc) 83 95
135 DOWN 32 FutureLearn online courses 66
136 UP 29 Omnigraffle content dev tool (diagrams) 67
137 UP 26 DuckDuckGo search engine 68
138 BACK Asana collaboration platform 84
139 DOWN 4 Lectora course authoring tool 87
140 UP 43 Notability digital notebook 69 97
141 DOWN 72 Anders Pink curation platform 90
142 DOWN 48 Sway content dev tool (presentations) 91 86
143 NEW Ayoa mindmapping tool 70 92
144 NEW Apple Mail email tool 71
145 DOWN 55 Flipboard curation tool 74
146 DOWN 79 Powtoon content dev tool (animation) 97 77
147 NEW ilovepdf.com content dev tool (PDFs) 78
148 UP 18 Apple Pages office tool / suite 76
149 NEW Factile games & testing tool 83
150 DOWN 63 Unsplash content dev tool (image library) 84
151 DOWN 55 Biteable content dev tool (video) 94
152 DOWN 67 isEazy course authoring 95
153 DOWN 15 Blinkist web resource (book summaries 77
154 NEW Handbrake content dev tool (video conversion) 87
155 BACK Safari web browser 78
156 DOWN 7 WeTransfer file sharing platform 79 96
157 DOWN 20 Nuzzel news alert tool 80
158 UP 20 Zotero research tool 88
159 DOWN 13 Overcast web resource (podcast player) 81
160 DOWN 42 Xing social network / community 82
161 SAME gomo Learning course authoring tool 96
162 NEW Hot Potatoes games & testing tool 89
163 DOWN 6 Podcast Addict web resources (podcast player) 83
164 DOWN 6 Highbrow online courses 84
165 NEW Google Lens productivity (image recognition) 85
166 DOWN 39 Scoopit curation tool 86
167 DOWN 67 Piktochart content dev tool (infographics) 90
168 DOWN 12 Pluralsight online course platform 87
169 NEW Apple Numbers office tool / suite 88
170 DOWN 10 IFTTT productivity (workflow automation) 90
171 DOWN 4 MS Edge web browser 91
172 DOWN 1 Zapier productivity (workflow automation) 92
173 DOWN 1 Bing search engine 93
174 DOWN 23 Mind Tools online course platform 94 98
175 DOWN 2 Khan Academy online course platform 92
176 NEW Google Arts & Culture web resource (virtual visits) 95
177 NEW MS Learn online courses 96
178 DOWN 34 Evolve course authoring tool 99
179 NEW Gimkit live engagement tool 100
180 NEW Telegram chat tool 97
181 NEW Brave web browser 98
182 DOWN 71 Pixabay content dev tool (image library)
183 DOWN 55 Axonify learning platform/LMS 100
184 UP 9 Google Analytics web traffic analysis
185 UP 10 LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin
186 NEW OpenLearn online courses 99
187 NEW Otter.ai content dev tool (live transcription)
188 NEW Google Currents collaboration platform
189 NEW MasterClass online courses 100
190 NEW MS Publisher content development tool (DTP)
191 UP 5 Thinkific learning platform/LMS
192 NEW AskDelphi learning platform/LMS
193 NEW Drillster learning platform/LMS
194 DOWN 12 Docebo learning platform/LMS
195 DOWN 5 Adapt course authoring tool
196 UP 4 Bluejeans video meeting platform
197 DOWN 18 edCast learning platform/LMS
198 DOWN 13 AnswerGarden live engagement tool
199 NEW Open edX learning platform/LMS
200 NEW GoBrunch video meeting platform
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