I wrote a post back in July about the most popular screenrecorders on the market, which are very useful for turning dull PowerPoint Presentations in to a more exciting visual/audio experience and for creating cool demo videos.
In this post I was going to focus on other types of content creation tools that can be used for building courseware, assessments, interactive content and games. However, there is no point in re-inventing the wheel, and recently some great blog posts have been written about content creation or eLearning authoring tools.
A recent personal favorite comes from Camy Bean's blog 'Learning Visions' where an amazing map has rapidly, and collaboratively, taken form using MindMeister. The diagram maps out the most popular authoring tools on the market and then the pros/cons for each, as seen by learning professionals from all over. Take a look for yourself as I think it gives amazing insight in to a) the tools available and b) the areas in which they excel. This should help you make an informed decision as to which tool will be right for the content you have in mind.