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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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 21 Jun 2017

TravelTime Maps make it possible to create isochrones (travel time areas) on a map by selecting a start point, the maximum travel time and preferred transport mode. For example users can visualise all locations within 15 minutes drive time from their current location. It also uses walking, cycling and public transport times. It' also possible to download a CSV of all postcodes that fall within this area on request or export to a KML.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 17 May 2017

DiscoverText allows users to import data from a variety of sources (including free and premium Gnip Twitter feeds, plain text, Word, Excel, public YouTube comments, blogs/wikis, PDF, etc.), to view, search, filter, deduplicate, code and machine classify the data. This is a collaborative, web-based platform widely used by academics.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Feb 2017

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 3 Feb 2017

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.)

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 2 Sep 2016
Last updated: 23 Oct 2017

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.

Find
Federated search across 25+ search engines. From PubMed and Scopus to arXiv and Google Patents.

Read
Focus on reading with the full-screen reader, which supports highlights, annotations, and tabs.

Organize
Throw out those folders of uncategorized PDFs and let Papers organize your documents.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 May 2016

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).

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 May 2016

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 18 May 2016

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.

Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 3 May 2016

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 23 Mar 2016

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 1 Mar 2016

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 30 Oct 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 10 Sep 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 17 Aug 2015

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.

Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 Aug 2015

Xendo is an online research tool that provides unified search across cloud-based storage (such as Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, OneDrive) and email (such as Gmail, Office 365) and other services such as Slack, Trello and Asana (25 integrations to-date). Xendo offers advanced search capabilities such as proximity searching (looking for term or phrase within a number of words of a second term or phrase). Xendo uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to make scanned documents searchable. For some services, Xendo offers a content preview to speed research.

Last updated: 2 Aug 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

Lucidchart is a cloud-based diagramming and visual communication app with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Features include professional templates and an extensive shape library. Team users can edit the same file together in real time. With over four million users, Lucidchart is an excellent tool for making flowcharts, mockups, network diagrams, and more.

Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

Lucidpress is a free online editor for making pamphlets, brochures, flyers, magazines, and more. Features include real-time collaboration, digital publishing, and easy sharing, all of which come in an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface. Upgrade to a professional account for increased storage space and access to additional templates.

Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 25 Jun 2015

InqScribe is a low-cost, easy-to-use software for creating transcripts from video or audio files. It has a lot of simple customization features which make it easy to use, but not a lot of extra stuff that might bog a new user down. It's best for transcription, but it can also be used for creating subtitles for videos (it can be set up to export a video with the transcript overlaid on it during playback) and even for coding data (best for codes that do not need durations associated with them). It exports to a range of formats (like CSV) for easy analysis.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 22 May 2015

WordPress is an easy-to-use web publishing platform originally designed around blogging that has now evolved with functionality as a robust content or learning management system, with many themes and plugins for extra functionality.

Code license: GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 19 Oct 2016

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 18 May 2015

Statistical Lab is a graphical user interface designed to make statistical analysis easier to understand. This interactive tool will connect and display data frames, frequency tables, random numbers or matrixes. Statistical Lab uses R to run calculations, conduct analyses and perform multiple simulations and manipulations.

Code license: GPL
Last updated: 17 May 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 May 2015

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

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 3 May 2015

Cross-platform app for analyzing text, video, and spreadsheet data (analyzing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research)

Last updated: 2 May 2015

ScraperWiki is an online tool to make that makes the process of data scraping simpler and more collaborative. Anyone can write a screen scraper using the online editor. In the free version, the code and data are shared with the world. Because it's a wiki, other programmers can contribute to and improve the code.

Code license: GPL
Last updated: 1 May 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 21 Apr 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Mar 2015

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photo processor and image organizer developed by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X. It allows viewing, organizing and retouching a large number of digital images. Lightroom's edits are non-destructive. However, despite sharing name with Adobe Photoshop, it is incapable of performing many of Photoshop functions such as doctoring (adding, removing or altering the appearance of individual image items), rendering text or 3D objects on images or modifying individual video frames.

Last updated: 20 Mar 2015

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

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 May 2015

Google SketchUp is easy-to-use free 3D modeling software.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 16 Feb 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.
Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 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: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Adobe Illustrator is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animators, and video professionals. Adobe Creative Suite products, including Illustrator, have recently moved to a subscription based service model. Adobe Illustrator CS6 was the last version released on disk. Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud is now available starting at $19.99/month.

Features of Adobe Illustrator CC include:

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

ScreenFlick enables large-resolution recording, allowing you to make videos of screencasts with audio.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Code license: Closed 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

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.

Code license: Closed source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Mac and Windows tool for taking multiple screenshots, annotating them, and combining them into a single document.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 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. **This item is being upgraded to PollDaddy: Your login details and account will remain the same, you will now login at Polldaddy.com.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Create polls, surveys and quizzes and get ratings/feedback on content from users. "All languages supported." The free version has fewer options.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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