Communication

Exceed is a PC X server system which allows for graphical user interface (GUI) interactions with networked computers. Exceed provides data exchange among applications on different platforms including UNIX, Linux, VMS, X Window Based System and IBM mainframes. Enables users to connect Microsoft Windows desktops to a wide variety of X Window-enabled servers and access X applications.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Sep 2014

Coggle is a web-based tool for non-linear structuring and visualization of information. Easy to create visually appealing diagrams with little to no technical expertise. Supports Markdown and LaTeX formatting (use LaTeX via the \\( \\) or \\[ \\] escape sequences). Users can add images by dragging and dropping them in the browser, view change history for each diagram and revert to previous states, and download their work as PDFs or images. Also enables real-time collaboration with others.

Possible use cases for Coggle may include:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 31 Aug 2014

Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool that allows users to organize projects in a dashboard view, containing one or more project-oriented boards. The dashboard provides a real-time overview of what is being worked on, who is working on what, and overall progress toward project milestones. Useful for organized task management, delegation, communication, and collaboration across teams.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 31 Aug 2014

Doodle is an online scheduling tool to help collaborators find a common time to meet. An organizer can set up a number of proposed meeting times and send a survey to participants who indicate availability. The free version offers scheduling and the option for a MeetMe page, which allows users to see your available time slots; paid versions include options such as calendar integration, automatic reminders, SSL encryption, and seeing who is missing. Private plans are $39 a year and business/group plans vary in price, which is dependent on the number of Doodle organizers.

Last updated: 11 Aug 2014

The Altmetric Explorer is a powerful web app that allows you to track the conversations around scientific articles online. Altmetric collects and analyzes hundreds of thousands of postings about tens of thousands of articles and datasets each month. It makes this data available to end users through an intuitive user interface and to developers through an API.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Project management software for sharing files, messages, and task management, including options for daily update emails, and real time document editing.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Slack is a team-based communication and archiving platform. It allows for both synchronous and asynchronous communications, channels for managing specific streams, full user management and integration with a wide variety of social media and storage providers. It is free for limited (rather generous) use and provides one the best means to allow for individual communication patterns within a managed project to be facilitated.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Conference and festival organizers use Sched.org to manage their website's schedule of events, seamlessly integrate social networking and provide their attendees with tools like personal agenda builders, dynamic attendee directories and mobile applications.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Pivotal Tracker provides agile-oriented task and project management with integration to wide variety of communication and social media tools. Although designed specifically to support software development teams it can be used for a wide variety of tasks and applications.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Skype allows free voice and video computer-to-computer calls, and calls to phone numbers for a fee. Video is only available for person-to-person calls, but multiple users can join a voice call.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Create a survey to measure and record your students' progress against curriculum outcomes. Use Likert questions to rate students based on a rubric and text questions to record qualitative data to share with parents and faculty.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Annotation Studio is an open source, web-based annotation application that integrates a powerful set of textual interpretation tools behind an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users can upload their own texts, and annotate with styled text, video, images, and weblinks. To date, the project has been used with great success in disciplines such as Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages, Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and others at institutions including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Barnard College, and Washington University.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 17 Jul 2014

Pundit is a semantic annotation and augmentation tool. It enables users to create structured data while annotating web pages.

Annotations span from simple comments to semantic links to web of data entities (as Freebase.com and Dbpedia.org), to fine granular cross-references and citations. Pundit can be configured to include custom controlled vocabularies. In other words, annotations can refer to precise entities and concepts as well as express precise relations among entities and contents. Read more on semantically structured annotations

Last updated: 23 Jun 2014

All Our Ideas is a research project that seeks to develop a new form of social data collection by combining the best features of quantitative and qualitative methods. Using the power of the web, we are creating a data collection tool that has the scale, speed, and quantification of a survey while still allowing for new information to "bubble up" from respondents as happens in interviews, participant observation, and focus groups.

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 20 Jun 2014

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as Tweets, photos and videos. You search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers.

Last updated: 18 Apr 2014

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.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2013

WordPress plug-in for archiving tweets.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2013

Edit Flow gives you custom statuses, a calendar, editorial comments, and more, all to make it much easier for your team to collaborate within WordPress.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2013

TagCrowd is a web-based word cloud generator that can accept a URL, text, or an uploaded plain text file.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Twitter allows users to send 140-character messages. There is a thriving digital humanities community of Twitter users.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

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