What kind of data should the tool work with?

HEURIST ( is an extremely flexible, end-user oriented, web-based data management system designed specifically for Humanities data. Developed since 2005, it has been in active use across many projects since 2009. It is available both as a free web service for researchers (hosted at the University of Sydney Data Centre) or for installation on a physical or virtual server (Open Source on gitHub).

Researchers can design, create, manage, analyse, visualise and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without the need for a programmer(s). Quite complex databases can be built in a few hours by borrowing structures and vocabularies published by other users. Databases can be designed and built incrementally, as existing data are not affected by changes in structure. Databases created by Heurist are stored in MySQL with a repeatable structure facilitating independant access by other software.

Advanced features include record linking, graph structure, drill-down facet searches, rule-based queries, custom reports, linked map-timelines, network visualisation, normalised spreadsheet import, crosstabulation, XML feeds, XSLT transforms. The team provides initial email and skype assistance for project setup at no cost, and special customisations at modest cost.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 13 Oct 2018

There is an unlimited number of videos, PDFs, etc. that can be used for education, training, instruction, or professional development.

Finding and curating them into playlists, integrating with existing workflow, and sharing with others is time consuming, inefficient, and often limited by ‘vendor lock-in.’

Media Share is a productivity tool that saves time, requires no training to use, and does not limit how or where content can be used.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 25 Oct 2017

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage, and share web pages from a centralized source.

Last updated: 18 May 2016

Bitly is a link shortening service that also helps you share, track, and analyze your links. Now includes "bundles" which can be public or private, to gather your links by categories you choose. A social network style feed of other people's bitly links can be added to your dashboard.

An iOS app is available for iPhone. Wordpress plugin and API are available. Site includes a sub-site about the API for developers here:

Last updated: 6 Aug 2015

BibSonomy is a social bookmarking and publication-sharing system. It aims to integrate the features of bookmarking systems as well as team-oriented publication management. BibSonomy offers users the ability to store and organize their bookmarks and publication entries and supports the integration of different communities and people by offering a social platform for literature exchange.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2015

Snapzen is a browser tool that is used to collaborate with others about the information on any web page - right from your browser.

Discuss information on web pages with your colleagues, friends or family. It is easy to collaborate with others because they see exactly what you see on the web pages.

If you still use copy and paste, screenshot tools, email or chat to discuss web pages, Snapzen will show you a better way.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 15 Jun 2015

Listango is a free online bookmarking app. Users can save links to web pages and articles using a bookmarklet, organize their links into public or private lists, and share links with friends using Facebook, Twitter or email. Because it is web-based, users can access their bookmarks from any device, anywhere. Listango also offers a free IOS bookmarking app.

Listango is designed to work on all modern web browsers, including Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

Pinboard is a social bookmarking website that describes itself as "a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site for people who value privacy and speed." The service lets users bookmark content from any web browser, offers browser plugins, and a way to save open tabs in a minimal, fast, and secure environment.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

A text-mining system for scientific literature. Textpresso's two major elements are (1) access to full text, so that entire articles can be searched, and (2) introduction of categories of biological concepts and classes that relate to objects (e.g., association, regulation, etc.) or describe one (e.g., methods, etc).

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 28 May 2015

Silk is a platform for sites that contain collections of information. It's like the Tumblr for websites that have structured content–like software reviews, information about designers, a site with UN datasets, and more.

Last updated: 22 May 2015

ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. Major features are:
* Save Web page
* Save snippet of Web page
* Save Web site
* Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks
* Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
* Editing of the collected Web page
* Text/HTML edit feature resembling Opera's Notes

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Instapaper is a tool to save web pages for reading later. This tool allows you to read on the computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Kindle, or on paper.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Diigo ("Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff") allows users to bookmark web pages, annotate, highlight and share them. You can also discover resources other people have bookmarked.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014 is a recording toolbar for your web browser. It records all the web pages you visit while you research. You may also save, review, and share your research with friends or colleagues.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Blackboard Scholar is a social bookmarking service customized for education. It allows students and instructors to find educational resources on the Web. Available only to users of the Blackboard Learning System.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Trailfire allows you to create "trails" -- or guides -- that link together web sites, add notes, and find content via other people's trails.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Readability is a web & mobile app that zaps online clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Gathers smart search results based on user feedback. Similar to Google Alerts but you can give a thumbs up/down to improve the search results.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Meaki allows you to clip, organize and share web pages into a visually engaging Clipset. It is similar to other pinboard applications like Pinterest, but allows users to clip entire websites rather than just images and organize them in a sharable, visual collection. Meaki has a built in social component, clipsets are public and can be browsed by anyone.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Mediathread is an open-source platform for exploration, analysis, and organization of web-based multimedia content. It interoperates with a variety of image and video collections (such as YouTube, Flickr, library databases, and course libraries), enabling users to lift items out of these collections and into a scholarly analysis environment. In Mediathread, items can then be clipped, annotated, organized, and embedded into compositions and other written analysis.

Code license: GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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