Cool Tools, Tips, and Services

With so many resources, services, and possibilities available to UW-Madison students, it can be hard to know where to start.

This collection of tools, tips, tricks, and resources will help set you up for success academically and beyond!

UW-Madison Services

These are some of the campus-provided tools and services that help you make technology work for you, rather than against you.

Academic Tools

These are some of the tools and services that you’ll use for course work and other academic-related activities.

Hardware and Software

Explore some of the useful software and hardware that is available to you as a student, instructor, or staff member at UW-Madison.

Storage and File Management

These are some of the tools and services that help you store, manage, and share coursework, project files and other data online.

Writing and Citation Management

Tools and services that will help you streamline your writing process so you can focus on learning rather than fighting with your tools


Some of the many tools and technology solutions for taking and organizing good notes.

Productivity and Task Management

Tools and services to help you stay on top of your workload and manage your projects.

Coding Tools

There are a huge number of coding and programming-related resources out there, and these are some of the ones that will help you get started working with code right away.

Design and Graphics

Learn about some different tools available for creating visually pleasing documents, flyers, posters, and more.

Passwords and Privacy

These are tools to help you keep track of passwords, block intrusive advertising and tracking, and avoid unwanted email spam.

Services for Students

Some of the services, resources, and groups on campus that support the student experience outside the classroom.

Campus Life

Learn about resources and activities that will help you make the most of your time on campus.

Random and Fun

A list of items that aren’t exactly related to your academics but can still help improve your quality of life.