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Arts & Creative Industries Subject Guide: Creativity Tools

This is the subject guide for the School of Arts & Creative Industries

Creativitiy Tools

Apps galore

See my colleague Laura Ennis's Apps Libguide for lots of ideas. The App of the Week offers a closer look at selected products.


Here are some other gadgets that might aid with creativity - I haven't tried all of these, but I hope they would be fun to explore.

  • Yutonga: ongrowing ideas- "By using the ideation process of yutongo you can solve any creative problem as finding a name, coming up with a s smart product or service idea or even finding an intelligent solution for complex technical problems"

  • Crayon - Create your own newspaper. "CRAYON is a tool for managing news sources on the Internet and the World Wide Web. The result is a news page customized for you with the daily information that you are most interested in."

  • ToonDoo - world's fastest way to create cartoons.

  • MindTools - toolkit containing more than 700 management, career and thinking skills. Includes a section on Creativity. Not everything is free.

  • PowToon - create animated videos and presentations

  • - create interactive infographics

Ideas and inspiration

  • TED: Ideas worth spreading -  "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world" 

  • JISC Digital Media - This is an archived site, no longer maintained, but it still contains a lot of useful information to guide people through the process of finding, creating, managing, delivering and using digital media.