Freebies while working from home
During this outbreak of COVID-19, many governments across the world are encouraging citizens to work from home, because of that, some companies are giving free products for a limited time. Come and check this post, where I have compiled some of the current offers.
Looks like we are going to be spending more time at home, but it doesn’t mean we are not going to be doing something or making the most of the situation. The following is a list of freebies made available to make more pleasant the time at home while in self-isolation. I will be updating it regularly.
The online collaborative whiteboarding platform to bring teams together, anytime, anywhere. Where distributed teams get work done.
MURAL enables innovative teams to think and collaborate visually to solve important problems. People benefit from MURAL’s speed and ease of use in creating diagrams, which are popular in design thinking and agile methodologies, as well as tools to facilitate more impactful meetings and workshops.
HBO, Marvel comics, Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition and lots more, including movies, books, guitar lessons and exercise classes.
MUSIC: Digital Concert Hall
If you like the clasical music, the Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone. The Philharmonie is closed – so we will come to you! Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL by 31 March and receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.
Watch 1,150 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors.
TOOL: Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams, which is more of an Office 365 feature than a separate service these days. In response to the virus threat, Microsoft is offering a new six-month Office 365 E1 trial offer that includes full meetings, collaboration and workflow capabilities and will enable all global customers—e.g., hospitals, schools and businesses—to start using Teams immediately. In addition, beginning March 10, Microsoft is rolling out updates to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on user limits and make it possible for users to schedule meetings for video calling and conferencing.
Its free tier allows unlimited 1-to-1 meetings group sessions of up to 40 minutes and 100 participants. Zoom is currently working to test its network to “ensure maximum reliability amid any capacity increases, as uptime is paramount,” according to a blog post from the company’s CEO. Additionally, it has also extended its free plan in China to allow unlimited meeting times and breakout rooms, and removed restrictions on participant limits.
TOOL: LogMeIn GoToMeeting
LogMeIn is another experienced video conferencing company now, according to the company, starting immediately, it will provide critical front-line service providers – including eligible healthcare providers, educational institutions, municipalities, and non-profit organizations – and current LogMeIn customer with free, organization-wide use of many LogMeIn products for three months through the availability of Emergency Remote Work Kits. This includes its flagship program, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar.
TOOL: Google Hangouts Meet
Google isn’t offering free conferencing services to new users, but it is rolling out free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all its G Suite and G Suite for Education customers. This includes larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per calll live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain; and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.
TOOL: Cisco WebEx
Long-time conferencing service WebEx’s default-free plan offers you conferencing for up to three users with HD video, screen sharing on desktop and mobile devices, and limited recording options. Webex is offering unlimited usage with no time restrictions, support for up to 100 participants, and toll-call dial-in in addition to existing VoIP capabilities. This offer is being made with a free 90-day license to businesses that are not already Webex customers.
MUSEUM: British Museum
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.
MUSEUM: Museo del prado
The Prado Museum, officially known as Museo Nacional del Prado, is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It is widely considered to have one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and the single best collection of Spanish art.
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Spain’s national museum of 20th-century art. The museum was officially inaugurated on September 10, 1992, and is named for Queen Sofía. It is located in Madrid, near the Atocha train and metro stations, at the southern end of the so-called Golden Triangle of Art.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum (in Spanish, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza (named after its founder), or simply the Thyssen, is an art museum in Madrid, Spain, located near the Prado Museum on one of city’s main boulevards. It is known as part of the “Golden Triangle of Art”, which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado’s case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, while in the case of the Reina Sofia it concerns Impressionists, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the 20th century.
MUSEUM: Google Cultural Institute
Founded in 2011, the Google Cultural Institute is a not-for-profit initiative that partners with cultural organizations to bring the world’s cultural heritage online. We build free tools and technologies for the cultural sector to showcase and share their gems, making them more widely accessible to a global audience.
GAME: Forma8 Go (iOS)
forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore. As the small exploration probe forma.8 you’re stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it’s too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions await you.
GAME: Atomine (iOS)
Atomine is a twin stick procedural shooter rogue-lite set in a virtual world with minimalist design, where the player recounts on the screen the real events of STUXNET, the first weapon ever created in the form of computer virus. In every run the player has to clear the level area from all the enemies in order to unlock the portal to the next level. During the run every killed enemy will leave on the ground XPs, energy and/or weapon modules.
GAME: Lone Wolf (iOS)
Lone Wolf is back, as a video game series with a brand-new story, a new combat system, stunning graphics and much more! Make meaningful choices and carve your own path through this epic non-linear story. Test your strength with the dynamic turn-based combat system, prove your skill with the lock-picking minigame and accept the challenge of wits posed by the mysterious Shianti Cube!
GAMES: Epic Game Store
It always has 1, 2 or 3 games for free, check it out, it’s probably there is something you want to play to kill some time.
GAMES: STEAM Free to Play Section
Herte you can find the clasic section of free to play games in Steam.
Video Calls and Collaboration Tools
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