Duplicate Text Finder is for comparing two sets of text files to find files in one set which are either exact duplicates of files in the other set or nearly exact duplicates (if an initial segment of text is passed over).
This is a Windows program for generating and searching a KWIC concordance of a document ("KWIC" = "Keywords in Context"). A KWIC concordance is a list of the different words occurring in the document, with each instance of each word shown in context (that is, within a phrase). Word frequency is shown. Context size is user-definable, anything from 3 to 19 words long. The software acts on text files and on MS Word docx files, skipping over "stop" words. The concordance can be displayed alphabetically or by frequency, and can be written to a file.
Analyse-it Method Validation Edition provides the statistical analysis you need to validate and verify analytical and diagnostic methods to meet the demands of regulatory compliance. With support for 11 CLSI protocols, it lets you:
• Validate or verify analytical performance characteristics (precision, trueness, linearity, interferences, detection capability) of a measurement procedure to ensure they meet requirements for intended use or manufacturer's claims.
Analyse-it Standard Edition provides you with the powerful statistical analysis and regression you’d expect from an expensive statistics package, but without the complexity or the cost.
• Describe your data with a wide range of statistics.
• Visualize distributions, see trends and patterns, and spot outliers with powerful charts from histograms to scatter plots.
Analyse-it Quality Control & Improvement Edition provides the statistical analysis you need to understand processes, bring them under control, and find improvements that better your product.
• Bring processes under statistical control so they are stable and predictable with powerful Shewhart, cumulative sum, and moving average control charts. Include Xbar-R, Xbar-S, R, S, I-MR, time weighted CUSUM, UWMA, EMA plots, and WECO, Nelson, Montomery or custom rulesets.
Survey Anyplace improves your data collection by improving your surveys. Most surveys today overlook the respondent’s experience, which is why they produce low response rates. Our modern-looking surveys entice respondents, and are easy to interact with, using the latest mobile features.
FabulaMaps is a completely online, code-free, map making tool that allows anyone to make interactive story-maps right in their browser window. It's different from other GIS tools due to it's ease of use, making it fairly approachable for any one that has no technical experience. Fabula can be used as either a classroom tool, perhaps as a lecture aid or to collaborate with students, or as a place to record on-going data.
MyIndicators (http://myindicators.net/) is a digital, easy-to-use tool allows researchers, educators, students or anyone, to build their own tailored indicators (e.g. goals, strategies, parameters, survey, questions, calories intakes, alcohol consumptions or quantified self in terms of training, mood tracking or sleeping quality etc.)
Jotform allows users to create web forms (for surveys, etc.) using a drag-and-drop interface.
A server-side software application that enables databases conformant to a relational data model to be created, managed and queried. Information, most commonly text may be stored as one or more records contained within a table. The table may exist in isolation or have some relationship to other tables. Information may be manipulated using a set of T-SQL or ANSI SQL commands. Several editions of SQL Server 2014 are available, including SQL Server Business Intelligence, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Standard and Web.
- Service Broker
A set of dataset management and statistical plugins for Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010 & 2013 including single and multiple linear regression, polynomial regression, and scatter plot with fit, fit confidence and prediction bands. The program can be used to generate visualizations and data reports. Requires Microsoft Excel.
ERDAS Imagine is a suite of geospatial data authoring software. The suite contains a raster graphics editor and remote sensing application that performs advanced remote sensing analysis and spatial modelling to create new information. ERDAS IMAGINE can also visualize results in 2D, 3D, video, and on cartographic quality map compositions. It is primarily designed for geospatial raster data processing and the creation of digital images for mapping use in GIS or CAD software.
- Image Analysis, Remote Sensing
ZeeMaps quickly maps point data on Google base maps in two ways:
1) The user uploads a .csv file of data points and their locations.
2) A group of users all add their own data location points to the map, on their own time from their own devices.
Each point can include text, video, image, or audio annotations.
Basic functionality is free; larger uploads and large numbers of maps require a paid subscription.
BatchGeo is an online service that maps address data as points. The cut and paste interface makes it easy to convert a spreadsheet of street addressed into a map can be embedded or downloaded as a KML file. A limited number of addresses can be mapped for free; large files require a subscription.
ArcGIS is a suite of software that comprises of Desktop GIS, Server GIS, Mobile GIS, and ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS is a platform for building a complete geographic information system (GIS) that lets you easily create, edit, and analyse geographic knowledge on the desktop; publish data, maps, globes and models to a GIS server and/or share them online; and use them on the desktop, on the Web, or in the field.
- View and query maps
- Manipulate shapefiles and geodatabases
Visualizes a series of events across both time and space. Allows researcher to create of an interactive timeline and map that are linked together. Users of the timeline can press "play" to watch the timeline scroll forward and the map zoom from place to place as they highlight each event (and the researcher's attached images and text) in turn. Users can also pause the progress of history, move forward or back at their own pace, and zoom in or out of either the map or timeline to examine areas of interest.
Compare to: StoryMap JS, MapStory, Odyssey.js
Papers helps users collect and curate the research material that they're passionate about. From citations to search, Papers will improve the way users find, organize, read, and cite.
Federated search across 25+ search engines. From PubMed and Scopus to arXiv and Google Patents.
Focus on reading with the full-screen reader, which supports highlights, annotations, and tabs.
Throw out those folders of uncategorized PDFs and let Papers organize your documents.
A tool to convert Normal/Scanned PDF and Image to Word, Excel, PPT, Keynote, Pages, Text, etc. on Mac.
- Convert PDF to Word (.doc), Excel (.xlsx), and More Common Office Format Files
- Convert PDF to Pages and Keynote
- Convert PDF to Graphics Files
- Convert Scanned PDF with Accurate OCR
- Convert Multilingual PDF Files
- Support Password-Restricted PDF Files
Quadrigram describes itself as a "visual programming environment" for living data. It is a web-based tool for data visualization that allows the user to customize and publish interactive visualizations with a range of data types. Visualization possibilities range from basic charts and graphs (e.g., pie chart, bar graph), to more sophisticated visualizations for exploring complex datasets (e.g., networks, geo-data, zoomable tree map, quadrification, stacked flow).
Roambi Flow is an iOS online publishing service. Roambi allows you to transform Excel data and other publications to visualizations compatible with mobile, and also send them to the iPhone or iPad.
An (optical character recognition) engine for creating editable and searchable electronic files from scanned paper documents, PDFs and digital photographs.
- Recognition of Digital Camera and Mobile Phone Camera Images
- Comprehensive Language Support
- Complete Integration with Popular Office Applications
- PDF conversion, archiving and security
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.
Part-of-Speech (POS) tagging software for English - the classification of words into one or more categories based upon its definition, relationship with other words, or other context, also known as wordclass tagging. CLAWS (Constituent Likelihood Automatic Word-tagging System) uses several methods to identify parts of speech., most notably a system called Hidden Markov models (HMMs) which involve counting examples of co-occurrence of words and wordclasses in training data and making a table of the probabilities of certain sequences of words.
Smallpdf is a free online tool to compress, merge, split and convert PDF documents. It is simple to use and free to use. It can be useful to compress research papers, merge several documents together or extract graphs and images from PDF files.
Online Digital Asset Management (DAM) and collaboration platform for business use. Offers user management, custom branding and password-protected folders.
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.
Text 2 Mind Map is a web-based tool for mind mapping. Very basic interface and functionality. Requires users to structure information in a linear text outline, which it returns as a diagram.
This software is for indexing and searching Word docx files, HTML files, XML files, text files or files of a similar kind (such as XML files) in any folder of a hard disk, CD-ROM, etc.
This program does not simply create a list of files or simply search for character strings in a file. It indexes every word in every file, and any file containing a particular set of words (or any of those words, or an exact phrase) can be found by searching for those words. Indexed files can be edited lightly without needing to re-index.
AroniSmartIntelligence™ is an application that performs text analytics on RSS articles, reviews, feedback, chat data or other unstructured texts organized into sub-folders. The output may be further input into other advanced statistical analytics or data mining modules available in AroniSmartIntelligence™, including regression analysis, econometrics, segmentation and Bayesian models.
CloudConvert supports the conversion between more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats.
The CloudConvert API offers the full functionality of CloudConvert and makes it possible to use the conversion services in your own applications.
Lucidchart is an online diagram tool that enables users to easily visualize complex information through flow charts, mind maps and other diagram types. Multiple users can work together simultaneously to edit a document. Lucidchart integrates with many platforms including Google Apps/Drive, Confluence, JIRA, Slack, ec. Free accounts are provided for educational use.
Google Docs is an online environment for editing and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, drawings, and tables. Google Docs documents can be public or private, or shared with anyone with a Google account, e-mailed, or downloaded in various formats, including conversions to PDF and other formats not identical to the original or to the proprietary format used at creation. Designated people with whom items are shared can be given permission to comment or edit the files, thus providing a quick way to collaborate on creating and editing documents and presentations.
import.io is a free web-based platform that puts the power of the machine readable web in user's hands. Using their tools users can create an API or crawl an entire website in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, no coding required. Their highly efficient and scalable platform allows users to process 1,000s of queries at once and get real-time data in any format you choose. They also offer an easy to use client library to make exporting, integrating and using data as simple as extracting it.
Figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models. Users of the site maintain full control over the management of their research whilst benefiting from global access, version control and secure backups in the cloud.
TwapperKeeper is now called Hootsuite Archives and can be accessed from within Hootsuite.
yWorks is a powerful set of tools for creating diagrams using any number of frameworks. There are tools for working with HTML, FLEX, AJAX, Silverlight, Java and .NET.
yEd is also available from the yWorks site. This free graph editor can be used to create diagrams manually, or to import data for analysis.
Zoho provides a drag-and-drop interface for creating database-driven applications, such as forms.
NVivo is commercial software for qualitative analysis of unstructured data, in a range of formats and from diverse sources. Enables users to collect, organize, and analyze content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media, videos, and webpages.
Mapline (previously Topo.ly) is a free and paid online service for capturing and geocoding spatial data from spreadsheets and creating point, territory and heat maps. It is free for limited use (quite generous) and paid when you need to map significant (we are talking substantial) datasets. It's intuitive, easy to use and produces high quality interactive maps. Free service has only minimal map customization options and does not include the visual analysis that is included with the fee options.
Simple screencasting and image capture tool. SnagIt is part of TechSmith's family of screen capture and video editing products. Jing offers fewer features, but is a free alternative. Camtasia is the most fully featured of the products, but also the most expensive.
A cross-platform XML editor that may be used to create and validate XML documents and associated schema. It fully supports XSL (both XSLT and FO), DTD, Schema (Relax RNG and W3C), Database, XQuery and CSS. OXygen XML Editor works with all XML-based technologies, including XML databases, XProc pipelines, and web services and comes with ready-to-use DITA, DocBook, TEI, and XHTML support.
Frequently updated and supported, and with a very large set of features, this software tool has proved popular with digital humanists.
Easy-to-use web-based animation software. Offers educational pricing.
Camtasia is Mac/Windows software for recording screencasts and editing video. Videos can be sent directly to YouTube or integrated with Google Drive. Camtasia is the high end of a suite of screen capture products. SnagIt is a cheaper alternative with fewer features. Jing, the most basic of the TechSmith screen capture products, is free.
CONTENTdm is digital collection management software that allows for the upload, description, management, and access of digital collections. CONTENTdm is mostly used by libraries, archives, museums, government agencies, universities, corporations, historical societies, and other organizations that wish to host a digital collection.
- Collection storage, management, and delivery to users across the web, in any format (e.g., local history archives, newspapers, books, maps, slide libraries, audio, video)
SentimentBuilder is an online tool that performs text analytics on emails, reviews, feedback, chat data or any unstructured texts via Natural Language Processing. It's the only tool where you can upload a file for processing and then visually view the results in a Sankey Flow Report to quickly identify trends, issues and strengths and then customize each view, save and share! Export any result for your own offline analysis! Try the Always Free version today and upload your own data or try one of our sample files.
OttoBib generates a bibliography or citation with just an ISBN. Additionally, the reader or teacher can see the books, their covers, links to Amazon or other online references.
nodegoat is a web-based data management, analysis & visualisation environment.
Using nodegoat, you can define, create, update, query, and manage any number of datasets by use of a graphic user interface. Your custom data model autoconfigures the backbone of notegoat's core functionalities.
MapTiler allows efficient and fast multi-core paralellized rendering of raster geodata (TIFF/GeoTIFF, MrSID, ECW, JPEG2000, Erdas HFA, NOAA BSB/KAP, Ozi Explorer OZF2/OZFx3, JPEG, GIF, PNG and more…) into map tiles suitable for Google Maps API mashups (OpenStreetMap, Microsoft Bing, MapQuest, MapBox, Google Earth; MBTiles format is supported), native mobile applications (iPhone/iPad/Android) with Apple MapKit, RouteMe or OSMDroid.
DEVONthink is a database that helps users organize, manage and collaborate on digital files, including Office files, links, e-mails, research data and PDFs.
A visual development tool for creating, publishing, and managing websites and mobile content: Dreamweaver offers a graphics-based WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You GET pronounced wizzywig) and code-based user interface for the development of web pages and sites. The tool may be used to simplify the process of web site development (in comparison to creation of individual web pages), through the provision of a templating system that allows single-source update of shared code and layout across entire sites without server-side includes or scripting.
ORBIS is an "interactive scholarly work" that allows a user to determine the cost, time, and distance of various land, sea, and river routes among hundreds of sites in the ancient world, at various times of day and in various seasons. The work can be (and has been) used as a tool to study questions in various fields of study about antiquity, including trade and social interaction.
Citavi's core features are reference management, knowledge organization, and task planning.
Zoom feature for high resolution images to be embedded in websites.
Hosted website for online exhibitions of uploaded images, text video and sound.
Metadata management for digitised items.
Clear interface allows for searches and comparisons.
Free to use but one must apply for an invitation.
Microsoft Excel is spreadsheet software with calculation, graphing tools, and pivot table options for analyzing data. A cloud-hosted version is available as part of Office 365.
TimeRime is a web-based tool allowing people to create, view, and compare interactive timelines.
Paperpile is a web-based commercial reference management software with special emphasis on integration with Google Docs and Google Scholar. It imports data from academic publisher websites and from databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, Google Books, and arXiv. Paperpile can retrieve and store publication PDF files to the user's Google Drive account.
Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook that allows you to gather notes and information in a central environment, and search across your shared notebooks to better manage information and work with others. OneNote used to be available as paid software, but is now free across platforms.
Created by musicians for musicians, Forte is a unique and easy to use score writing software for everyday musicians, teachers and choir leaders. If you are looking for a tool that fits your needs, is easy to use and affordable. The website also offers free sheet music to get you started.
Active Server Pages (ASP) was a proprietary server-side script engine for dynamically generated web pages, developed by Microsoft. It was discontinued in 2000.
VoxcribeCC has the most accurate speaker-independent and topic-independent desktop speech recognition technology. It is used for media (audio\video) transcription and video-captioning.
Please watch VoxcribeCC Usage Video to learn using VoxcribeCC just in 2 minutes.
This is a simple tool for creating custom notetaking sheets (ie blank, ruled, or graph style). You may automate the generation of the sheets to customize them with your name, date etc.
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.
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.
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:
4th Dimension is a graphic environment for developing database-driven single-user, client/server and Web applications.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that includes cloud storage, personal cloud, file synchronization, and client software across multiple platforms. Dropbox allows users to create a folder on each of their computers where any type of file can be saved, synchronized, and made available across all computers. Contents of the Dropbox folder are also accessible via dropbox.com and mobile applications. Individual files and folders can be shared with other Dropbox users or made publicly accessible.
Twitter allows users to send 140-character messages. There is a thriving digital humanities community of Twitter users. This tool is great for communicating and sharing ideas, micro-blogging, real-time communication. You can follow tweets about digital humanities https://twitter.com/hashtag/digitalhumanities.
iPhoto is a digital photograph manipulation software application developed by Apple Inc. It has been included with every Macintosh personal computer since 2002, originally as part of the iLife suite of digital media management applications. iPhoto can import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos.
Web-based image editing with special effects and image manipulation features that can import content from PhotoBucket, Facebook, MySpace, Picasa, Flickr, Phanfare, or Smugmug. A free account is needed to save images.
FotoFlexer also offers an Open API to provide a simple interface for external websites to use the editing features - no API keys, REST or SOAP.
Picnik closed on April 19, 2013.
Picnik was a simple web-based image editor that could import photos from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search, Google Plus, and also has upload capabilities. It was acquired by Google in 2010.
Minitab provides tools for statistical analysis and visualization. It includes tools for creating graphics, and working with variance, regression, reliability, sample size, time series, forecasting, equivalence tests, tables, simulations, and distributions.
Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application designed to simulate the appearance and behaviour of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking. It is meant to be used with a graphics tablet or mouse.
The software offers a range of traditional artists' tools and materials (watercolour, oil paint, pastels, air brush, felt pens, chalk, charcoal & coloured pencil) and non-traditional effects (Image Hose, pattern pens, F/X, distortion, etc). Corel offers an online webinar library, tutorials, and other learning tools through their website.
Clipping Magic lets you easily edit out the background of photos. Mark up the foreground and background in the editor, use the scalpel tool for precision selections, then download the new image. You can upload and edit as many images as you like but you must have a paid subscription to download ($4 - $15 per month depending on the number of download credits needed).
Lynks provides an easy to use, in-browser tool that helps you to create your own networks. Lynks is an initiative by Centre for Innovation, part of Leiden University (Campus The Hague). The software has been developed in 2014 in co-creation, with expertise from Dr. Eelke Heemskerk from University of Amsterdam. The software development has been supported by the financial contributions from the European Union Fund for Regional Development (EFRO) and the Municipality of The Hague.
TypePad is a commercial, fully hosted blogging platform. Provides library of customizable blog designs.
bubbl.us is a web-based mind mapping tool, useful for organizing ideas, brainstorming, analyzing relationships, and visualizing data. Simple interface, with basic and easily understood functionality. Free to try without creating an account. Also available as an iOS application for iPad.
Text analysis software aimed at beginners to qualitative research, and using live visualizations as the interface. Quirkos supports standard code-and-retrieve operations, searches and queries on the data, and can visualize connections between topics and themes.
Find more information at http://www.quirkos.com/qualitative-data-analysis-software.html
Evernote is note-taking software in the cloud, with options for private and shared notebooks. Users can take text notes, and upload files to attach them to notes. Evernote has built-in OCR for images with printed or handwritten text. A premium account allows access to notebooks offline, as well as more storage and embedded PDF search.
SearchTeam is a collaborative search engine that allows individuals and groups to curate search results in a public or shared SearchSpace.
Full-featured app for reading, annotating, organizing, and sending PDFs. Offers ability to annotate PDFs with pen, highlighter, audio recordings, and photos. For iPad or Android tablet.
This software scans one or many Word DOCX, text and text-like files (e.g. HTML and XML files) and counts the number of occurrences of the different words or phrases. There is no limit on the size of an input text file. The words/phrases which are found can be displayed alphabetically or by frequency. The program can be told to allow or disallow words with numerals, hyphens, apostrophes, underscores or colons, to ignore words which are short or which occur infrequently, and to ignore words (e.g., common words such as 'the', a.k.a. stop words) contained in a specified file.
This software scans a Word DOCX file or a text file (including HTML and XML files) with text encoded via ANSI or UTF-8 and counts the frequencies of different words. The words which are found and displayed can be ordered alphabetically or by frequency.
Balsamiq Mockups is a simple, flexible, and collaborative software for building wireframes for websites, apps, and other digital media. Users may purchase a desktop license or pay a monthly subscription fee for the web app. Free desktop software is available for classroom use.
Academia.edu is a social platform that allows academics to share research papers, gray literature, reviews and other scholarly materials. The site provides user statistics on the number and geographic origin of profile and document views. Academic affiliation is displayed in a tree-like format, grouped by universities and departments.
Scrivener is software for writing that includes virtual index cards, outlining, version control, import/export options, and scriptwriting features, and provides a management system for notes and documents plus support for document metadata.
It allows the creation of documents from sub documents, ebook (epub and Kindle/mobi) and TeX and LaTeX export as well as ODF, PDF and Microsoft Word exports.
A Linux version is in beta, and an iOS version is reportedly under development
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. It allows users to generate bibliographies, find and import papers of interest, access your papers from anywhere online, and collaborate with other researchers online. Mendeley has also developed an iOS app that allows users to sync across devices and access their libraries from wherever they are.
OmniGraffle is a comprehensive diagramming and drawing application. Drag and drop to create wireframes, flow charts, network diagrams, UI mockups, family trees, office layouts, etc.. Upgrading to OmniGraffle Pro adds Visio support, shared layers, presentation mode, object-geometry controls, AppleScript and Actions support and more.
Creately is a web based diagramming tool with real-time collaboration to work together on diagrams. If you're not comfortable storing data on the cloud you can use the desktop version. It lets you create workflows, mind maps, concept maps, business process models, wire-frames, org charts and many more diagram types useful in research projects.
Oracle Database is a powerful and extensive relational database management system (RDBMS). There are restrictions on the free version of the software.
- Supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP)
- Stores data logically in the form of tablespaces and physically in the form of datafiles
- Transportable tablespaces
- Advanced Queuing (AQ)
- 64-bit database
- Data Mining Option
Wiggio is a free service that allows users to create groups, host virtual meetings and conference calls, manage events, create to-do lists, poll members, send messages, and upload and manage folders. You can connect with your FaceBook account or create a new and free account with Wiggio. They are no longer supporting previously available Wiggio apps.
Web-based tool for managing courses (especially online courses) that allows you to save grading feedback, discussion reply posts, files, lectures, and so forth. Features a user community to discuss the tool, teaching in general, and includes a job board.
Tiki-Toki provides users with the ability to create interactive and stylish timelines either through a web application or through a desktop app. Timelines created through the web interface can be shared or embedded. Timelines created through the desktop app are only available locally, and can be used for presentations, or for creating timelines using data that you wish to store locally. Users with a free account can create one timeline that can't be embedded. Paid users can create multiple timelines that can be embedded, as well as edited by multiple users.
A software tool for performing concordance – the analysis of a set of words within its immediate context - on a body of text. The tool performs full concordance, reading and analysing each and every word in a text. It was initially written for the analysis of English texts, but has since been extended to cater for other Western languages. Limited support is also provided for text in East Asian scripts, such as Chinese and Korean.
Pretty cool reference tool which is free to use. The team behind it will build referencing styles free of charge and change there product based on feedback. They're keen to learn
Adlib Archive is archival management software that allows archives to create records for objects and make them available online. Adlib Archive is also available as software-as-a-service.
Adobe Acrobat Distiller was software for converting Postscript files to PDF. It was discontinued in 2013, with the exception of a server-based version.
Sketchbook Pro is a professional grade digital sketchbook. It offers a number of brushes and tools that give the illustration created a natural feel. It is easy to use and along with the use of a graphics tablet can quickly allow for the mock up of a visual concept or can be used in the creation of storyboards for a audio visual production.
It also comes as an app that can be used on android tablets or the ipad offering flexibility in order to suit your work flow methods.
SpatialNote is a 3D note-taking software. The workspace consists of cubes. SpatialNote allows for working with details from the inside the cube view, and with the big picture from the outside structure view. The idea behind making a 3D note-taking solution is to include spatial memory into the process, and boost memorization by implicit spatial metaphors.The application doesn't require any special skills in 3D.
WriteLaTeX is a free service that lets users create, edit and share their scientific ideas easily online using LaTeX, a comprehensive and powerful tool for scientific writing. Users can start projects with quality LaTeX templates for journals, CVs, resumes, papers, presentations, assignments, letters, project reports, and more.
Google SketchUp is easy-to-use free 3D modeling software.
Sumo Paint is a free online Flash-based image editor that works in a web browser, without needing to install anything on your device.
It has functionality similar to Photoshop and offers many of the same tools but is focused on illustration rather than photo editing.
Sumo Paint offers community features such as uploading, commenting, and rating images for users who create free accounts.
The paid pro version of the software features a downloadable version of the software which runs on Adobe AIR.
Photoshop Express allows simple web-based image editing and cloud storage (2 GB free via Adobe Revel), as well as video storage and streaming, slideshow templates, and a photo gallery. Features include online galleries and slideshows, exporting and searching images, and privacy settings. Android, Windows and iOS (including iPad) apps are available.
Picasa is an image organizer and viewer for organizing and editing digital photographs that includes an integrated photo-sharing website.
Data Desk implements traditional statistical techniques using a simple graphic display interface for data exploration. The program focuses specifically on the visual exploration of data.
MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, and Fortran.
ConfTool is a conference management system that helps users register participants, submit and review contributions, and schedule the conference program. Non-commercial events with less than 150 participants can request a free license. The paid ConfTool Pro version includes additional features like bidding for reviews, assignment to reviewers based on biddings and topics, paper downloading by reviewers, bulk mailing, and data export.
A simple word cloud generator with customizable font and color options. Word clouds are generated by pasting text into a box, or by entering the URL of any blog, blog feed, or any other web page that has an Atom or RSS feed.
GitHub is a web-based repository service which offers the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of GIT with a graphical user interface, desktop, and mobile integration. It also provides collaboration tools such as access control, wikis, task management, code review, bug tracking, and feature requests. It offers free accounts, often used to host opensource software projects, and private (paid) repositories.
EndNote is a reference management tool developed by Thomson Reuters that allows users to
- Search databases right within EndNote
- Collect full-text PDFs in one click
- Organize references
- Organize, rename, annotate, search and open PDFs
- Sync desktop and online libraries
- Build and format bibliographies
- Write, polish and publish
- Share research with colleagues and team members
- Network and collaborate privately with your own team, or openly with the wider research community
QuarkXPress desktop publishing software is commonly used to create page layouts for a variety of print publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, posters and brochures. Similar in function to InDesign, the main differences are Quark's unique features for exporting documents as interactive webpages as well as its widespread use by printers, typesetters and page designers.
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.
MAXQDA is a tool for qualitative data analysis, evaluation, and text analysis. You can export parts or all data into reports in Word, Excel, XML, or Images. The MAXQDA Multimedia Browser enables to code audio and video files directly without having to create a transcript. You can code your information however you like for easy retrieval and organization.
The main programs that comprise the Information processor are called the analyst server and query or knowledge processor. The analyst program can be called from a command line, from an html form, or through a TCP/IP socket protocol. The query processor can be accessed with any browser using HTML commands. It analyzes text and allows the user to search it.
Blogger is simple blog publishing software owned by Google.
Survey Monkey is a web-based survey creation and distribution site, with free and paid plans that allow users to create surveys and collect responses through a link, email, Facebook, or being embedded in a website or blog. Survey Monkey also allows for the collect and analysis of data.
Paletton (a.k.a. Color Scheme Designer 4) presents the user with a color wheel and several color scheme styles:
- Free style
By moving arrows around the color wheel, users can look at and compare different color palettes suitable for web design, logos, etc. A preview option is available for checking what the color scheme would look like as part of a light or dark website.
A text editor designed for use by software developers and web designers to edit, search, and manipulate text. BBEdit provides native support for several programming and scripting languages. Third party custom modules are available, created by users, to handle languages that are not supported in the native application.
A digital asset management system for the storage, management and delivery of raster images, audiovisual content, documents and other digital asset types. The software provides limited eCommerce functionality for use by institutions that wish to use the system to sell digital products. It may be installed in-house on a Windows/Linux/Unix system or hosted on a system operated by the developers.
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
- Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software (except for the standalone version of Adobe Acrobat 8)
iShowU is publishing and recording software for Mac. It enables you to record audio and video on your screen, capture full screen shots, and program recording settings.
BibMe is an automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills information, allowing you to build easily a works cited page. You can download your bibliography in either MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turbian formats.
ScreenFlick enables large-resolution recording, allowing you to make videos of screencasts with audio.
ScreenFlow is a screen recording software for the Mac that allows you to record, edit and share audio and video on your computer.
TipCam is a screen recording software for Windows, which allows you to record images and audio on your screen, and upload to YouTube. Latest version was released in 2008, likely not supported anymore.
Reference management entails the collection, annotation, curation, and citation of published information. Bookends simplifies these tasks. Bookends can perform Internet searches to retrieve references and associated pdfs or web pages, or immediately find and import references for which you already have the pdf. Versatile groups (static, smart, and virtual), term lists (keywords, authors, etc.), reference cross-linking (links), multiple notecards per reference, PDF annotation, tag clouds, and instantaneous live searches help organize and find information in your personal collection.
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.
Qiqqa is a research management software that allows you to organize large numbers of papers; find new papers to read and new information about papers you already have; review materials and create annotation reports. Qiqqa has several PDF tools that also allow you to convert from PDFs to text, and use a clipboard function to cut and paste text into your document.
RefWorks allows users to create personal databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. The databases can then be used to manage, store, and share the information. Users can automatically insert references from their database into their papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds.
RefWorks allows you to…
Sente is a full-featured reference manager for Macs, iPads and iPhones. It helps users build, organize and use very large research libraries so they will always be in control of their research literature.
- read, annotate, take notes
Skitch is a free screenshot editing utility for OS X, iOS, Windows 8, and Android.
The app permits the user to add shapes and text to an image, and then share it online using Evernote. Images can also be exported to various image formats.
Originally developed by Plasq, Skitch was acquired by Evernote on August 18, 2011.
WriteRoom is an alternative to Microsoft Word, that removes distractions on your computer while you're writing. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment that has certain functions like word count and autosave. WriteRoom for iOS is synced with Dropbox, and your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition application that allows you to speak and instantly see your text content from email messages to blog posts on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
Save time and effort with TextExpander! Whether it's a simple email signature or several paragraphs of a standard response, you'll love how easy it is to use TextExpander to avoid typing the same thing over and over.
StoryKit allows you to create an electronic storybook.
Express Scribe is a professional audio player software for PC or Mac that assists in the transcription of audio recordings.
Cluuz is a search engine that shows not only links to related pages, but also entities (people, companies, organizations) and images that are extracted from within the search results. In addition to the results, Cluuz displays a tag cloud of the most relevant entities extracted from returned results, as well as a semantic graph view of a cluster of terms.
TouchGraph is a Java application that creates network graphs of websites returned in Google searches.
Gliffy is a tool that makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams. Gliffy works directly in your browser and can be used to build flow charts, organization charts, network diagrams, workflows, technical drawings, and wireframes.
Hackety Hack will teach you the absolute basics of programming from the ground up. No previous programming experience is needed! With Hackety Hack, you'll learn the Ruby programming language. Ruby is used for all kinds of programs, including desktop applications and websites.
Hackety Hack is an interactive downloadable tutorial system
A simple and easy tool for creating EPUB, MOBI, and other ebook formats.
ANVIL is a free video annotation tool. It offers multi-layered annotation based on a user-defined coding scheme.
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.
SiteCrawler is a website downloading application that allows users to capture entire sites or selected portions of sites like image galleries.
SpiderOak provides an private and secure online backup, sync, sharing, access & storage solution for all file and data types. It was designed with a 'Privacy-as-a-Platform' approach. The 'Zero-Knowledge' privacy cloud technology provides a central, private place to store data, free from surveillance by private and public entities. Data is fully encrypted end-to-end (not only during transit) and only the user is able to unlock it using their password. Passwords are never stored by SpiderOak and the company cannot see the names of files or folders in your account.
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.
Plugin for Omeka and WordPress that allows you to automatically tweet new additions to your Omeka archive or WordPress blog.
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.
Web-based discussion tool (not a full-fledged learning management system, but you can link to Piazza from your LMS, including Blackboard, Moodle, and Coursera) that allows student to ask questions and interact with instructors and other students in a public space. A wiki style format enables collaboration in a single space and features LaTeX editor, highlighted syntax and code blocking. Questions and posts needing immediate action are highlighted and instructors endorse answers to keep the class on track. Anonymous posting encourages every student to participate.
Insync extends Google Drive's web functionality to your desktop by integrating with Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Insync allows for built-in sharing without a browser, multiple account support, on-demand shared file syncing, desktop notifications and more.
Zotero add-on for Firefox to manage your attachments: automatically rename, move, and attach files to Zotero items, sync PDFs from your Zotero library to your (mobile) PDF reader (e.g. an iPad, Android tablet, etc.) and extract annotations from PDF files.
- Attach New Files to Zotero Items
- (Batch) Rename and Move Attachments based on Zotero Metadata
- Sync PDFs with your iPad or Android tablet
- Extract Annotations from PDF Files
Mac and Windows tool for taking multiple screenshots, annotating them, and combining them into a single document.
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. **This item is being upgraded to PollDaddy: Your login details and account will remain the same, you will now login at Polldaddy.com.
Manage and publish your existing journal, or lead the Open Access movement in your field by starting a new journal. Scholastica makes it easy to collaborate on a journal and publish scholarship at the click of a button.
The DocScanner app uses a device's built-in camera to scan documents. Features include image optimization, OCR, document type recognition (document, business card, receipt, etc.), autosorting, and ability to upload documents to Evernote, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
Project management software for sharing files, messages, and task management, including options for daily update emails, and real time document editing.
Easy to use task management software for Mac, iPad, and iPhone with synchronisation between all three
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.
Statwing is an easy-to-use, web-based tool for data analysis and visualization. Upload data, select variables of interest, and Statwing automatically selects statistical tests and visualizations, then distills the results into plain English sentences (as well as traditional statistical output for those so inclined).
Free trial available, as well as multiple pricing plans:
Artifex Press is a publishing and technology company that digitally publishes catalogues raisonnés, a comprehensive, annotated documentation of all of the known artworks by an artists. They have developed a proprietary, patented software platform and a dedicated publishing program in order to create digital catalogues raisonnés. They offer both their own digital catalogues raisonnés and the ability to licence the software to produce your own projects.
ProProfs Training Software is a powerful online course creator that allows instructors and educators to create and deliver online courses and assessments to learners. It is an integrated software, using which educational institutions and businesses can create online courses, assessments, surveys and polls for developing comprehensive online training and educational programs. ProProfs supports the facility to upload different kinds of learning materials to online courses such as documents, PDFs, PPTs, videos and even web content such as wikis and blogs.
ProProfs Flashcards Maker is very popular with both teachers and students for creating memory aids and review lists. Using ProProfs Flashcards, learners can create engaging and informative flashcards by adding images and web-links to flashcards. Learners can create their own sets or even re-use any flashcards set from ProProfs 100,00,00+ flashcards library. Users can also create branded flashcards by customizing the fonts, colors and text to go with their brand. With no complicated software to download or learn, ProProfs is the ideal place to create public or private flashcards.
A powerfully simple eLearning authoring tool, ProProfs eLearning Software is ideal for the creation of online trainings or educational programs. Easy to use and extremely effective, ProProfs authoring tool can be used by educators and trainers alike to create high-quality courses and assessments that can be accessed anytime and from anywhere in the world. The eLearning software makes it easy for companies to save time and money by scheduling online training sessions for a team that may be spread across the world.
LMS or Learning Management Software allows compelling training programs to be delivered online. LMS is the result of the amalgamation of powerful software combined with digital frameworks that manages curriculum, training materials and evaluation tools. The Learning Management System developed by ProProfs helps trainers and educators to create courses and tests online that can be accessed anywhere and at any point in time. The LMS includes the Quiz software, which is used to create assessments within courses, as well as the Survey and Poll software that is perfect for collecting feedback.
Writefull is a light-weight app that uses data from Google Books (5+ million books) and the Web to improve your writing, It compares small sections of your text to a large data set of writing found online and in Google Books. All you need to do is select a chunk of your text in your browser or text editing software, activate the Writefull popover, and choose one of its five options:
1) check the number of results (how often the chunk appears in Google Books or the Web);
A marketing technology company offering cloud-based digital asset management that facilitates finding/organizing/sharing images, and media files (video, etc.) Although pricing is custom built based on required features and users, they do offer discounts for non-profit and education institutions.
This is a free to use online image editor with a fair amount of features. I use this primarily for quick editing jobs such as resizing and cropping small images. The online editor will load images from your computer or via url which is incredibly handy. There is a firefox plug-in available too which makes the time it takes to view an image, edit, and save it, a fast process. The source code for the application is closed, but the dev team does offer a free API. Pixlr also has tools for mobile devices, one of which is paid app for $1.
NowComment makes it easy to have rich, engaging discussions of online documents no matter how large (or small) your class or collaboration group. It's fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, highlight with multiple colors and meanings, and much more. Integrates to any LMS via LTI. Used in universities and K12 schools for the past 6 years.
Best Media Converter for Mac to convert video or rip DVD to 160+ formats, burn to DVD, download online video, and share to YouTube easily.
- Convert video/audio files and rip DVD to 160+ formats including 4K Ultra HD
- Burn video to DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO files
- Batch download streaming videos from 50+ popular Websites
- Share to YouTube with a pop-up login window instantly
Managing your customer reference information and content is an intrinsic part of CRM. If Salesforce is your CRM solution then you want your Sales team to find reference functionality and information where it’s most convenient: Opportunities, Accounts and Contacts. The marketing team should operate in the same environment as Sales, enabling effortless navigation between reference management tasks and standard Salesforce records such as Accounts, Contacts, Cases and Opportunities.
Easiest to use music notation software
“Like Google Translate for music”
ScoreCloud instantly turns your songs into sheet music. As simple as that!
- Instant Score from MIDI or Audio
- Arrange and Edit your Score
- Print, Export and Share
Ideal for musicians, students, teachers, choirs and bands as well as composers and arrangers.