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Media Production Guide: Virtual Assistance

This guide provides information about resources and services supported by Media Production staff.

Online Apps & Tools

Check out the following list of media production software apps and tools.

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Free AUDIO Editing Apps


  • Audacity | Popular and stable open source audio editor/recorder. Highly recommended. (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • AV Audio Editor | Simple editor with an array of file options for export (Windows)
  • Cakewalk | Compose, record and edit audio projects with this longtime DAW (Windows)
  • Ocenaudio | Open source audio editor with analysis tools (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • WavePad | Audio editor with a range of effects and export options (Windows/Mac/Android/iOS)
  • Wavosaur | Editing, processing and recording software (Windows)


  • Beautiful Audio Editor | Google Chrome extension with ability to link to G-Drive

  • Sodaphonic | Recording and editing interface with simplified tools 

  • Bear Audio Tool | Cut and trim audio clips and export to a variety of different formats

  • Hya-Wave | Recording and splicing workstation with many FX to add 

  • TwistedWave | Mono track audio editor with a time of up to 5 minutes in length


  • Soundtrap | Portable DAW with tons of features and cloud uploads for collaboration with friends

Free VIDEO Editing Apps


  • Avidemux Editor with all the basics, including importing/exporting of multiple file formats (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Blender | Open source 3D creation software where you can model, animate, simulate and edit your video projects (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • DaVinci Resolve | Robust video editor known for color correction and usability (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • HitFilm Express VFX specialty video editing platform (Windows/Mac)
  • iMovie | Classic Apple video edit software (Mac)
  • Lightworks Simplified user interface for all your editing and trimming needs (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Machete Video Editor Lite Quick and simple interface for splicing and mixing of clips (Windows)
  • Openshot Simple and quick to learn video editing software (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Shotcut Wide format supporting editor with an array of audio and video effects (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • VideoPad Fully packed video editing software with tons of effects and support of popular file formats (Windows/Mac)
  • VSDC Free Video Editor Editing and recording interface with audio improvement and screen capturing capabilities (Windows)


  • InVideo Template based video editing for every theme and occasion 
  • Clipchamp Video editing made easy within your online browser
  • WeVideo Everything you ever needed to make simple and creative videos
  • Online Video Cutter Cut, crop, rotate, trim and edit all of your videos in an easy to use browser platform


  • Quik Add photos and videos from your phone to this simple video editing app (iOS/Android)
  • Adobe Premiere Rush Everything you love about Adobe Premiere now in the palm of your hand (iOS/Android)
  • Horizon Filters, zoom and 2k horizontal recording put this app at the top of your editing list (iOS/Android)
  • Promo | Make professional marketing videos with templates and other layout options (iOS/Android)


UW-IT supports many software downloads at reduced or no cost. From Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office, to Sophos Anti-virus and to Tableau data visualization software, learn more at their website:


UW Libraries is piloting several digital publishing platforms, including Manifold, Pressbooks, Omeka, and Scalar. To learn more email or visit this website:

Free IMAGE Editing Apps


  • Gimp | Free open-source photo and drawing application (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Krita | Professional and open-source painting app (Windows/Mac/Linux)


  • Autodesk Sketchbook | Sketch and paint from the comfort of your mobile device (iOS)
  • Snapseed | Professional photo editor with an array of tools and filters (iOS)

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