About this list

In the following we have compiled a list of helpful tools and online offers. 

The following list does not claim to be complete. 


Some of the solutions listed here are offered by companies based outside the European Union. We cannot exclude the possibility that individual providers process the personal data generated in data centres outside the European Union. Although most providers guarantee the security of personal data on their websites and refer to the European standard contractual clauses, among other things, the transfer or processing of data outside Europe (e.g. in the USA) cannot be ruled out in individual cases. Whether a secure DSGVO-compliant use of the offers is possible must therefore be checked in each individual case before use. 

The following list also contains links to external third-party websites over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the content of the linked sites. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time of linking. However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indications of a legal violation. If we become aware of any infringements of the law, we will remove such links immediately.

List of tools


very likely DSGVO compliant (without guarantee)
Presumably DSGVO-compliant (e.g. because European provider), but without final review
GDPR compliance not certain - further examination necessary
Caution, e.g. provider is located in a third country (e.g. USA). Use is not excluded, but special attention should be paid to the use of personal data.

Media creation


TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
WORTLIGAText analysisThe WORTLIGA text analysis checks texts for comprehensibility, conciseness and stimulating language.DE
HEMINGWAY APPText analysisText analysis examines texts for comprehensibility, conciseness and stimulating language. EN
GRAMMARLYText analysis & Spell check

digital writing assistant supports clear and effective communication. Checks on mistakes and style. Can be integrated in other applications like Word or Google Mail, etc. 

WRITEWELLWriting App and Tips

Free Online Writing Tool. Comes with Essay Templates and Essay Examples

DEEPLTranslationsTranslate individual texts and complete documents. Online as well as offline version for PCDE

Image & Graphic

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
CANVADesigntoolAllows easy creation of graphics from stock images or with your own graphics and images. Canva Pro is free for education and non-profit organisations.DE/EN/ES
INFOGRAMDesigntoolEnables the simple and quick design of infographics and diagrams. With the help of graphics, facts and figures can be presented professionally and clearly.DE/EN/ES
GIMPImage editingThe Free & Open Source Image Editor. Enables image editing, creation of icons, graphic design elements and graphics for user interface components and mockups. No online tool, download requiredDE/EN/ES
INSCAPEIllustrationsThe Free & Open Source Illustration Editor. Enables the creation of vector graphics. No online tool, download requiredDE/EN/ES
PIXLRImage editingPixlr is the brainchild of Swedish developer Ola Sevandersson and was launched in August 2008 to enable anyone to easily create, edit and share images online. Today, Pixlr is an integral part of the INMAGINE creative ecosystem, which aims to make design simple and accessible to all.DE/EN/ES
KRITAIllustrationsKrita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone. No online tool, download requiredEN

Create social media graphics on the fly. Easy-to-use graphic design tool for bloggers, business owners, and social media marketers


An open-source GUI prototyping tool. Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms. Download required

FIGMAProtoyping 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Figma helps teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish. Collaboration possible - 

Design, layout and prototyping online. free up to 2 editors and 3 projects but unlimited viewers.

MOQUPSPrototypingMoqups is one of the better-known mock-up tools and is a pure web application.DE/EN/ES
WIREFRAME.CCPrototypingWireframe.cc is a comparatively minimalist tool for creating solid, clear wireframes.EN


TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
AUDACITYDates and surveysenables the recording and editing of audio files. No online tool, download requiredDE/??
ACASTPodcastAcast is a podcast platform that aims to connect podcast listeners, podcast creators and advertisers. 
OBSBroadcast SoftwareVideo recording, streaming and screencasting. No online tool, download requiredDE/EN/ES

Video & Animation

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
ANIMAKERVideo creationenables the creation of animated and real film videos.DE/EN/ES
LUMENVideo creationvideo maker for social media marketing. From the Website: "The Lumen5 media library gives you easy access to millions of photos, video clips, and audio files, so you always have the elements you need to create the perfect video."EN
GIFMAKERAnimated GIFsGIFMaker.me allows you to create animated gifs, slideshows, and video animations with music online freely and easily, no registration requiredEN
DAVINCI RESOLVEVideo editingThe DaVince Resolve software shines especially in the area of colour correction of video material. The programme is free in its basic version, but not open source, and is available for download in the free version for Windows and Mac. In principle, the suite is suitable for complete processing of even very extensive projects from front to back and is also used in the professional sector. No online tool, download requiredDE/EN
SHOTCUTVideo editingThe open-source freeware programme Shotcut represents a middle ground between complexity and range of functions on the one hand, and intuitive operability and user-friendliness on the other. No online tool, download requiredEN
BLENDERAnimationBlender's main task is not to cut videos. The open-source software is probably the most powerful and free 3D modelling and animation solution on the market. From figures including texturing to 3D effects with correct physics to rendering with two integrated engines. No online tool, download requiredDE/EN

More creative tools

Colours and colour palettes

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
SWATCHBOOKERColour palettesReads color swatches from different image sources. No online tool, download requiredEN
PALETTONColour palettesSearch new colors and color combinations with this online tool. EN
COLORWHEELColour palettesAdobe Color CC *is still known to most people as Adobe Kuler. Adobe Color CC is one of the most comprehensive tools and offers many extras in addition to the colour wheel, such as filtering for complementary colours and composite or custom colours.DE/EN/ES
COLORDROP.IOColour palettesColorDrop.io is a colour combination service. The website shows a hundred different colour combinations and offers the possibility to save your own.EN
COLLORZILLAColour palettesA tool to analyse colours. The browser add-on is available for Chrome and Firefox.EN
PALETTABLE.IOColour palettesA tool to create your own colour palettesEN

Useful helpers

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
FIREFOX SCRENNSHOTSScreenshots Firefox allows you to take and save screenshots - included by default with every Firefox browser.DE/EN/ES
SNIPPING TOOLScreenshots Windows allows you to take and save screenshots via the "Snipping Tool" (included by default with Windows).DE/EN/ES

Find free usernames on different services…




TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
PREZIPresentationOnline presentation programme. The software can be used to create a presentation on a virtual, large sheet of paperDE/EN/ES
GOOGLE SLIDESPresentationGoogle Slides is a presentation programme from Google. It is part of the free services available to all users with a Google account. 

Appointment determination

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
NUUDELDates and surveys"Non-saving appointment tool" - For creating surveys for making appointments or other simple surveys. The software used is free of charge and is called Framadate. No user tracking, no IP addresses are stored, German data centres.DE/EN/ES

Chatwall, Online-Voting & Quizzes

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR

Chatwall, Online-Voting and Quizzes

anonymous real-time feedback for events, free of charge for smaller assignments with a 24h session durationDE/EN
PINGOOnline-Voting and QuizzesPINGO enables you to interact with your audience. Start live polls in your browser. Everybody with a device that is connected to the internet can take part. PINGOfree is free of charge and can also be used commercially free of charge.DE/EN
MENTIMETEROnline-Voting and Quizzes

Create interactive presentations & meetings, wherever you are - Use live polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&As and more to get real-time input. Easy to use. Participants can easily access the current presentation and/or poll by entering a 6-digit code. free for up to 2 question slides and up to 5 quiz slides

EN mainly

Digital Q&A board

Fragmich.xyz is an open online tool for collectively collecting and evaluating questions in the context of events.

FRAG.JETZTDigital Q&A boardSimple Q&A tool (see also Fragmich.xyz)DE

Productivity, Working together

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
LIBREOFFICEOffice solutionLibreOffice is a free compilation of typical standard software for office activities. LibreOffice includes programmes for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and for creating drawings. A database management system and a formula editor are also included. No online tool, download requiredDE/EN/ES
ETHERPADWriting texts together

set up a pad, share the link and start collaborating. Etherpad allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time, much like a live multi-player editor that runs in your browser. Etherpad is an open source project.

Sites running Etherpad: LIST OF PAGES

ZUMPADWriting texts togetherThe ZUMpad is the Etherpad of the Zentrale für Unterrichtsmedien im Internet e. V. (ZUM.de). The ZUMpad pages will each be deleted after some time.DE
PADLETCommon collections

Shared collaboration space for different use cases. Invite collaborators to add content, comment, like and make edits in real-time. Add photos, documents, web links, video, and music. Create boards, documents and web pages that are easy to read and that others can contribute to.

OPHIRWhiteboardWBO is a free and open source collaborative online whiteboard that allows many users to draw simultaneously on a large virtual whiteboard. The whiteboard is updated in real time for all users and its content is saved. It can be used for a variety of applications, including art, entertainment, design, teaching and learning.DE/EN/ES
FLINGAWhiteboardFlinga is a web-based tool that makes it very easy to design online collaboration environments. Basically, a brainstorming environment (Flinga Wall) and a collaborative whiteboard (Flinga Whiteboard) are available for selection. 5 Flingaboards are for free.EN
MIROCollaborative whiteboardMiro is an online whiteboard on which several people can collaborate. Texts, graphics, notes, existing Google Docs and videos (also via URL) can be added to the interface and individually edited or commented on. The tool also offers templates for brainstorming or feedback scenarios, for example.DE/EN/ES
CONCEPTBOARDCollaborative whiteboardAlternative to MIRO. Hosted in germany.DE/EN


TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
TRELLOPlanning and structuringTrello is a Kanban-based task management online service from the Atlassian company. A board represents a project or a place where you keep track of information. Whether you are publishing a new website or planning a holiday, this is how you use a Trello board to organise your tasks and collaborate with your team of friends, family or colleagues.DE/EN/ES
WEKANPlanning and structuring

Open-Source kanban. An open source alternative to Trello.

RESTYAPlanning and structuringRestyaboard is another alternative to Trello that offers familiar features in a familiar design.EN
EASYNOTEAufgabenmanagementeasynote.io offers unlimited lists, task reminders, tasks, users and markers.EN

File repositories

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
GDRIVEFile storage and collaborationGoogle offers storage space to every user with a Google Account. With Google's own variants of a Word, spreadsheet and presentation, documents can be edited online. In addition, individual files can be shared and documents can also be worked on simultaneously with other users.DE/EN/ES
CRYPTPADFile storage and collaborationGoogle offers storage space to every user with a Google Account. With Google's own variants of a Word, spreadsheet and presentation, documents can be edited online. In addition, individual files can be shared and documents can also be worked on simultaneously with other users.DE/EN/ES
BOX oder DROPBOXFile storage Free cloud services where documents, images, videos can be stored and shared.DE/EN/ES

Webinar and video conferencing

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR
GOOGLE MEETChat and video conferencevideo conference from Google.DE/EN/ES
SKYPEChat and video conferencevideo conference from Microsoft.DE/EN/ES
MICROSOFT TEAMSChat and video conferencevideo conference from Microsoft. Meetings, chats, phone calls and collaboration in one place. Service based on Microsoft Sharepoint.DE/EN/ES
JITSIvideo conferenceOpen source video conferencing solution. Can also be operated on own servers.DE/EN/ES
ZOOMvideo conferencevideo conference solutionDE/EN/ES
EDUDIPWebinareGerman webinar-software DE/EN
ALFAVIEWvideo conferenceVideo conferencing solution for online meetings and live trainingsDE/EN

Learn online

TOOLcategory DescriptionLanguagesGDPR

Create Simple and easy learning apps.

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