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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

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 13 Dec 2016

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 10 Nov 2016

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: 2 Sep 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

DEVONthink is a database that helps users organize, manage and collaborate on digital files, including Office files, links, e-mails, research data and PDFs.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 10 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.

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Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 Aug 2015

Citavi's core features are reference management, knowledge organization, and task planning.

Reference management

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 2 Aug 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

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

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

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Tableau Public is a free service that lets anyone publish interactive data to the web. Once on the web, anyone can interact with the data, download it, or create their own visualizations of it. No programming skills are required. No plug-ins are required. You just need a browser with JavaScript enabled.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 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

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
Last updated: 5 Mar 2015

Freedity can create an RSS feed from any web page, with the number of feeds and update interval varying based on the tier of the subscription.

Last updated: 5 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

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.

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.
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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

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.

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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

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.

  • gather
  • organize
  • read, annotate, take notes
  • sync
  • cite
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Plot.ly is a free to educational (public) user web-based graphic tool that combined leading edge visualisations with a user-friendly, guided creation experience. Accepting data in a variety of forms, it leads the user through creation and sharing and then facilitates discussion around the output objects. The data, the code and any algorithm transformations are freely accessible to all users and products are easily embedded in other documents for presentation purposes.
Plot.ly also offer their services on a paid basis to enterprise users.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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