Top 100 Tools for Learning 2022

As a result of the 16th Annual Tools for Learning survey, I have, this year, generated a list of 100 Top Tools for Learning. Why, since last year I produced a list of 300 tools? There are two main reasons for this: firstly, fewer people voted this year, but secondly, and more significantly, far fewer tools were nominated this year.

In fact, it has become clear that whilst 2021 was the year of experimentation – with an explosion of tools being used as people tried out new things, 2022 has been the year of consolidation – with people reverting to their trusty old favourites. In fact, many of the tools that were knocked off their perches in 2021, have now recovered their lost ground this year.

So, with a smaller number of tools on the Top Tools list this year, I decided to drop the separate tools lists for personal learning (PPL), workplace learning (WPL) and education EDU), and instead I have simply indicated where most votes were placed on the list below. Note: this doesn’t mean tools aren’t or can’t be used in other contexts, just that that this was were the majority of people showed they used them. The graphic (in the right-hand column) provides a visual representation of 2022’s Top 100 Tools, and where they are being used. Click the image for a downloadable PDF.  For a more detailed analysis of this year’s tools list, visit Analysis 2022.

+/- TOP 300 Tool brief DEscription PPL WPL EDU
0 1 YouTube video hosting and sharing platform
+3 2 PowerPoint presentation software
0 3 Google Search search engine
0 4 Microsoft Teams enterprise collaboration platform
-3 5 Zoom video meeting platform
0 6 Google Docs & Drive office suite/file sharing platform
0 7 LinkedIn professional social network
+4 8 Word document tool
+4 9 Canva graphics tool
-1 10 Wikipedia online encyclopaedia
0 11 Slack team collaboration platform
+3 12 Excel spreadsheet tool
-5 13 Twitter social network
+7 14 WordPress blogging/website platform
+4 15 Articulate e-learning tools
+2 16 Kahoot live engagement tool
+3 17 Mentimeter live engagement tool
+7 18 Instagram photo sharing social network
-5 19 Facebook social network
+19 20 Vimeo video hosting and sharing platform
-11 21 WhatsApp messaging app
0 22 Gmail email client
+6 23 Camtasia screencasting tool
+6 24 Miro online whiteboard
+41 25 Snagit screen capture tool
+7 26 Spotify audio/podcast platform
-3 27 Trello project/team tool
-1 28 Feedly RSS reader
-3 29 Padlet organize content on a virtual corkboard
+4 30 Outlook email client
+20 31 LinkedIn Learning  online course platform
-15 32 Google Classroom learning platform
-1 33 OneNote digital notebook from Microsoft
+29 34 SharePoint social intranet platform
+47 35 DuckDuckGo non-tracking search engine
+1 36 Quizizz games/testing tool
+42 37 Prezi online presentation tool
-7 38 Telegram messaging app
-1 39 Moodle learning platform
+52 40 Screencast-O-matic screencasting tool
+1 41 Easygenerator e-learning authoring tool
+58 42 Pinterest curation platform
+19 43 Vyond animation authoring tool
-16 44 Dropbox file sharing platform
+5 45 hihaho interactive video tool
-6 46 Genially graphics tool
+37 47 Loom screen recording tool
+54 48 Powtoon animation tool
-13 49 Google Chrome web browser
-15 50 Mural online whiteboard
-35 51 Google Meet video meeting platform
+1 52 Whereby video meeting platform
+48 53 Netflix documentaries/films
+18 54 OneDrive file sharing platform from Microsoft
+42 55 TED Talks inspirational videos
-7 56 Udemy online course platform
-3 57 Quizlet games/testing tool
-15 58 Flipgrid video meeting platform
+14 59 Apple Keynote presentation software. from Apple
-16 60 Audacity audio recording/editing tool
0 61 Duolingo language learning app
-7 62 OBS Studio live streaming platform
+8 63 Adobe Photoshop photo editing tool
+31 64 DeepL online translation tool
+23 65 Google Scholar academic search engine
+1 66 aNewSpring learning platform
-44 67 Google Forms online forms/survey tool
0 68 Diigo curation/bookmarking tool
-22 69 Google Translate online translation tool
+131 70 Blinkist book summaries
+44 71 Google Workspace suite of Google tools
-15 72 Canvas edu learning platform
+13 73 Wordwall create teaching resources
+125 74 Survey Monkey survey platform
-34 75 Kindle Reader App e-book reader
+22 76 H5P HTML5 authoring tool
+40 77 Discord messaging app
-20 78 Pocket curation tool
+39 79 Biteable video creation tool
+113 80 Adobe Premiere Pro video creation/editing tool
-17 81 Grammarly grammar checker
-22 82 Inoreader RSS reader
+105 83 MS Stream video streaming platform
-19 84 Coursera online course platform
+27 85 Audible audio books
-3 86 Panopto video platform
+54 87 Google Sites website platform
+66 88 MS Forms online forms/survey tool
+21 89 Google Alerts alerts to new web resources
-13 90 Google Calendar online calendar
-46 91 Apple Podcasts podcast player/app
+24 92 Screencastify screencast tool
+44 93 getAbstract book summaries
+167 94 TikTok video sharing social network
-5 95 Evernote digital notebook
+32 96 Firefox web browser
+105 97 Slideshare presentation sharing platform
-13 98 Zapier workflow automation tool
+48 99 Thinglink create interactive media
+199 100 Live Worksheets create interactive worksheets
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