SMS Up can be thought of as a What’s App by SMS. It enables users to share time sensitive information and to self organize easily using an SMS distribution list that does not require an internet connection.
FireChat is a messaging app that uses peer-to-peer mesh networking technology to connect people and mobile devices even when no Internet connection or mobile data service is available.
Refunite helps reconnect refugee families across the globe with missing loved ones through an online platform (also accessible on mobile phones).
WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging app available for Android and other smartphones that uses phone’s Internet connection to message and call people.
Viber is an instant messaging app that also allows users to exchange images, video and audio media messages.
Skype provides video chat and voice calls from computers via the Internet to other computers.
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”.
Facebook is a free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends.
Google Hangouts enable people to discuss together remotely using group video calls for free.
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.
Google translate is a free online language translation service that instantly translates text and web pages.
Bing Translator enables users to instantly translate texts from one language to another with Bing Translator.
Duolingo offers free language instruction and enables anyone to learn languages for free.
Mailchimp enables users to send newsletters to their contacts. The newsletters are pre-designed. The service is free until 12 000 mail sent to less than 2000 contacts.
Asana enables teams within an organization to work without email, sharing a single dashboard.
BASECAMP is an online project management text that includes documents, to-do lists, time tracking and facilitates file sharing and discussions.
Wunderlist enable users to create lists and share them with other users.
Doodle simplifies the process of scheduling events, meetings, appointments, etc by enabling users to create polls.
Survey Monkey enables users to create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time.
Dropbox is a file management tool used for file sharing and collaboration.
Hightail enables users to securely share files and folders with anyone from any device.
Google docs enable users to create and share documents online with others.
Google maps is a web mapping that offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets.
Converter Plus is a unit converter with very extensive list of currencies and units in hundreds of categories.
Linkedin enables users to manage their professional identity, build and engage with their professional network and access professional opportunities.
ASYLUM ACCESS REFUGEE RIGHTS TOOLKIT
The Asylum Access Refugee Rights Toolkit is an open access online platform which seeks to develop the leadership capacity of refugee rights leaders toward the end of replicating the Asylum Access model in different local contexts. It is aimed at people setting up or managing refugee rights initiatives anywhere in the world.
Change.org enable users to create petitions for free.
Avaaz is a campaigning community enabling users to sign or create petitions online.
Act.ly is an online tool for creating Twitter petitions. People can sign petitions by retweeting it.
Education / Courses
ACUMEN + COURSES
+Acumen online free courses aim to equip emerging change leaders with the tools to change the way the world tackles poverty and build a world based on dignity.
Coursera is a for-profit educational technology company that offers massive open online courses.
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created to provide a free, world-class education. Micro lectures are available in the form of YouTube videos.
EdX offers free online courses and classes.
The Open University offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications.
Worldreader provides e-books to people in low-income countries via Kindles in schools and libraries and Java-enabled and Android phones and tablets.
Rumie brings free educational content to the world’s underprivileged children through low cost technology.
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