Category Archives: PDF Tools

Tools used to create PDFs and/or convert documents to PDF or vice-versa

04 – Google Docs/Drive


Create and share docs, spreadsheets and presentations – individually or collaboratively. Build online forms for data collection

Cost: Free.
Available: Hosted
Categories: documentationpdfpresentations, spreadsheetsforms/polls/surveyscodesignfilesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 4  2014: 2  2013: 2  2012: 3  2011: 3  2010: 3  2009: 5  2008: 17  2007: 24

Comments from those who selected Google Drive/Docs as one of their Top  Tools 

“For everyday collaboration and transparent cooperation, these have become my go-to tools. There is a lot of room for improvement, but their wide acceptance makes them very useful.” Ben Carmel, 2015

“This is where students and teachers create docs and designs at school and then finish them at home if necessary” Theresa Corpus, 2015

“This tool enable signals me to collaborate with others on documents. Moreover, I can access important resources on every device I use. I use Google Forms to identify opinions of participants in workshops” Wilfred Rubens, 2015

“Google Forms –  I am making all my quizzes this year in Forms and grading with Flubaroo. Google Google Slides – I use this in lecture and students use to create” 2015

94 – Adobe Acrobat Pro


Adobe Acrobat Pro lets you create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure distribution, collaboration, and data collection

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Download
Categories: pdf

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015:

  • 2015: 94  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: 88=  2008: 59=  2007: 72=

Comments from some of those who selected it as one of their Top Tools

“deliver secure study guides with hyperlinked index pages” Louisa van der Linden, 2015

“to create fillable documents, which we use in our learning platform” 2015

“because it’s easy to edit and reduce size of PDF handouts” Marie Desjardin, 2015

Booklet Creator

BookletCreator is a simple tool that allows you to create a booklet from a PDF document. It reorders pages so that after printing and folding the pages, a small book is created.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Download
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning: –
Categories: pdf