Task management

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HEURIST (http://HeuristNetwork.org) 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: 15 Sep 2017

Aeon Timeline is more like an abstract temporal entity management program. I t happens to use a visual timeline, but it allows for conceptual linking of people, places, events in a rather clever fashion. It is intended for brainstorming and collecting via flexible input and export.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 6 May 2016

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source tool designed to help researchers manage the entire research workflow: planning, execution, reporting, archiving and discovery. It is part collaboration software and part version control system. The OSF can be used to manage individual projects or large collaborative ones. Privacy and sharing settings allow for fine-grained control over access to files and materials stored on the platform - share privately with collaborators or publicly with the community at large.

Code license: Apache License
Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

Projects allows researchers to organise and manage all their research outputs in a safe, simple and structured way. It’s designed to help academics, at any stage of their career, keep track and stay on top of all their results. It’s a light, useful and slick application that integrates into a researcher’s existing workflow to help them work more efficiently and ensure they have more time for making discoveries.

Last updated: 19 May 2015

Afloat is a utility that adds new window management functionality to OSX, including keeping a window on top, or turning a window into an overlay on the screen. This can be particularly useful in full-screen view (e.g. during a presentation) when you want to keep another small window, such as a Twitter client, visible somewhere on the screen.

Last updated: 5 May 2015

JIRA is a project management and issue tracking solution that can integrate with other Atlassian products like the Confluence wiki.

JIRA is available either for installation on a local server or via cloud hosting. Open source projects can request a free license.

Last updated: 5 May 2015

OmniFocus is task management software that can sync between Macs and iOS devices.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2015

Apache Subversion Version System (SVN) is an open source version control system. Access and revision to objects are carefully controlled, to prevent unauthorized access and alteration. Developers use SVN to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation.

Their Vision:

Code license: Apache License
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

XML-based software application for structured authoring and editing documents and content collaboration.


Features:

  • Spellchecker, thesaurus, track changes and other word processing functionality
  • Configurable document view (normal, tagged, plain text)
  • Resource Manager may be used to locate and insert items such as image files and text fragments.
  • Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    CHET-C, or Chapel Hill Electronic Text-Converter, is a browser based software tool designed to convert digital texts that employ standard epigraphic conventions such as the Leiden sigla into EpiDoc-compliant XML files.

    The tool can be accessed online at http://www.stoa.org/projects/epidoc/stable/chetc-js/chetc.html. Fragments of epigraphic text using standard sigla (eg Leiden convention markup) are pasted into the tool and Epidoc compliant XML is generated.

    Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    InDesign is a desktop publishing (DTP) software application which can be used to create periodical publications, posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. The latest version, InDesign CS5.5 , is the twelfth generation in the product line.

    Features:

    • Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software
    • Dynamic cross-reference support that updates content when moved within a document
    • Spread rotation
    Last updated: 30 Jan 2015

    Adobe Bridge is a media management application used for organizing, browsing, locating, and viewing creative assets. It was provided as a part of the Adobe Creative Suite, beginning with CS2, and is now in version CS5

    Features:

    • Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software (except for the standalone version of Adobe Acrobat 8)
    • Extensible through use of Javascript
    Code license: Closed source
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    A software application that enables relational databases to be created, managed and queried. The database management system enables multiple users to access a database through an appropriate interface. As an open source tool, MySQL underpins a number of free software projects, such as WordPress, phpBB and other software built on a LAMP infrastructure. Although widely used, there are a number of performance issues that limit its use in some environments. For example, it is unable to use multiple CPU cores to process a single query, potentially limiting its use as a data warehouse.

    Code license: GNU GPL, Open source
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    MLA, APA, Chicago / Turabian and most-common Bluebook forms as an integrated citing and note-taking platform for individual or group projects. Prompts for analysis of source types and is unique in offering teaching support and personal help on any citation. Instructor / librarian view allows teacher to comment on work-in-progress providing just-in-time feedback in-context. Archives copies of web pages and pdfs which can be annotated. Dashboard provides long-term access to a portfolio of work.

    Code license: Closed source
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    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: 29 Dec 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: 29 Dec 2014

    WikiPack is a web based personal information organizer and Markdown editor that uses Dropbox for synced storage. Using plain text Markdown files and WikiWords, WikiPack gives information context and links entries together by turning your Markdown pages into a private, password protected wiki. The easy to use Markdown language lets you create and edit your wiki pages without having to learn complex wiki syntax.

    Code license: Closed source
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    Org mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, doing project planning, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system.

    Org is not a standalone application but is a plugin in GNUEmacs and is now available in some Emacs distributions. As an Emacs plug in it is a linemode text based note manager rather than a gui tool

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

    Easy to use task management software for Mac, iPad, and iPhone with synchronisation between all three

    Code license: Closed source
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    ProProfs Knowledge Base is a powerful online knowledge management software that empowers HRs, trainers and top management of a company to manage employee and organizational knowledge. With support for over 90+ languages, ProProfs Knowledge Base allows businesses to easily retain and share knowledge with employees by uploading company documents and files to a central location. HRs can easily share company policies and procedures with new hires and quickly orient them to the company’s culture via a private intra-company knowledgebase.

    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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