Free or discounted tools to support the creative community during the Covid-19 crisis

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We've seen so many tools and apps pull their socks up this past week and generously give back to the creative community in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

They've recognised that many of us are struggling, worried about cashflow or trying to survive these next few months and they're now offering discounts on their products and services. In some cases, they've extended their free trials, too.

This is an unprecedented time for all of us and the kindness of these brands will not be forgotten. Please note, we'll keep adding to this list over the coming days and weeks. If you think we've missed something, please tweet us @creativeboom.

Adobe Creative Cloud

For those of you struggling to pay for your Adobe tools, the company is offering two months access for free. Just login to your account and go to "cancel your subscription" and you'll get access to the offer, apparently. If you're a student, you can get free access until the end of May 2020.

Affinity

Affinity is providing a new 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of its whole suite, plus a 50% discount for those who would rather buy and keep the apps on Mac, Windows PC and iPad. And it's pledging to engage more than 100 freelance creatives for work, "spending the equivalent of our annual commissioning budget in the next three months". Epic.

Loom

Loom has removed the recording limit on its free plan, making it unlimited. And Loom Pro was $10/month and is now $5/month. The company has also extended all trials of Loom Pro from 14 to 30 days.

G Suite

Starting this week, Google will begin rolling out free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call; live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.

Slack

Nonprofits get paid Slack plans for free. As Covid-19 affects workforces across the globe, they can now also access free Standard and Plus upgrades for the next three months.

1Password

The folks at 1Password are removing the 30-day trial period on its 1Password Business so companies can "start keeping their teams secure without getting finance involved". You can sign up for 1Password Business today and get your first 6 months free.

Skillshare

Skillshare is giving us two months of free access to its Premium Membership for students. If you sign up today, you can unlock full access to over 24,000 classes taught by creators from around the world. No commitments. Cancel anytime.

Learn Squared

Learn Squared is offering the first lesson of each course for free until the 30 May 2020. You just need to sign up and make an account to access the content.

Vonage

Vonage announced several free solutions for those of us that need to operate in remote environments during the Covid-19 health crisis. It's giving access of up to 250 mobile-only licenses free for up to 90 days. A standalone video conferencing solution for anyone to use free of charge for up to 90 days. And it's even offering healthcare providers, educational organisations and non-profit customers that need a more permanent solution the first 90 days of VBC service for free with Virtual Workplace Offer.

Zoho

Zoho has launched a Small Business Emergency Subscription Waiver to help its small business customers weather the storm. For up to 20,000 qualified paying customers with 25 employees or less, Zoho is waiving the cost of every single application for up to three months for existing users only.

UnderPinned

UnderPinned is offer its services for free until September to help ease financial pressures facing millions of freelancers as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. The offer will give new and existing members full access to UnderPinned's Virtual Office platform and every feature in the essential plan – offering a saving of £54. This includes everything from a portfolio and proposal builder to project management tools and an automated invoice system. Members will also be offered a COVID-19 special resource, outlining available support and providing advice on how to diversify and improve revenue streams.

Layers

Design resource creation site Layers is offering 25% off everything in its store to help out studios and designers promote their work. Use the discount code: LAYERS25.