Lockdown freebies for aiding remote working, learning & entertainment

All around the globe people are finding themselves in a position where they must work, school or entertain themselves from home for an unknown period of time. The internet is proving to be our saving grace as we pull ourselves through this sorry mess.

Many of the web-based tools we’ve been using to keep in contact with friends and family are already free, and most online streaming subscriptions offer free trials. But it’s been incredible to watch as a great number of companies recognise that their premium tools and services could provide a much-needed lifeline – especially to those who are clinging to every penny as we face an uncertain financial future.

Below we’ve compiled a list of some of these now free online tools and services that you can take advantage of during lockdown. We’ll keep adding to the list as we come across them.

Be sure to also check out our NordVPN competition – we have 10 annual passes to the number-one consumer VPN that will help secure your data while working from home. RingVPN is also offering free access to its virtual private network during the outbreak.

Free IObit tools to clean up and speed up your computer

Free kids TV from Amazon

27 free GOG games for PC

Free Steam games including Drawful 2 and Football Manager 2020

Free Sleep Cycle Premium

Extended trial of Auro Personal Training App – and discounts for NHS staff

Free three-month subscription to Fender Play

Free LinkedIn Learning course on remote working

Three months free access to Rosetta Stone for students

Free Minecraft Educational Content for kids

Free Audible stories for kids

Free security software subcriptions

Free LogMeIn Emergency Remote Work Kits

Free access to Microsoft Teams Premium features

Free access to Google Hangouts Premium features

Relaxed restrictions on Discord Go Live

Free TechSmith software for businesses

Free Adobe Creative Cloud access for existing users


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