Omeka.net provides a web-publishing platform to curate collections and create exhibitions of digitized content. Omeka.net has grown out of the Omeka project. Omeka.net provides some of the same functionality as Omeka, but does not require the user to provide hosting or to maintain their installation in any way. However, use of Omeka.net limits customization, and hosting more than 500MB of content requires a paid account.
Omeka is a content management system designed for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.
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.
Pastpin is a cultural search engine that aims to showcase the 7M historical images available from Flickr Commons.
Users are prompted to add new metadata (geocodes, temporal data) to existing images that they may recognise based on their current location. The goal of the project is to crowdsource spatial and temporal metadata for these objects.
Visitors to the site can search or browse by using free text, or by going directly to the map and clicking on a thumbnail to view images directly.
Pastpin is a cultural search engine that aims to showcase the 7M historical images available from Flickr Commons. Users are prompted to add new metadata (geocodes, temporal data) to existing images that they may recognise based on their current location. The goal of the project is to crowdsource spatial and temporal metadata for this objects.
Visitors to the site can search or browse by using free text, or by going directly to the map and clicking on a thumbnail to view images directly.
Recogito is an online platform for collaborative document annotation.
Recogito provides a personal workspace where you can upload, collect and organize your source materials - texts and images - and collaborate in their annotation and interpretation. Recogito enables you to make your work more visible on the Web more easily, and to expose the results of your research as Open Data.
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
Scripto is an open-source tool for community transcription of documents, images, and multimedia files. Registered users are permitted to view digital files and transcribe them with an easy-to-use toolbar. The tool includes a versioning history and editorial controls to make public contributions more manageable, and supports the transcription of a wide range of file types.
Recollection is a platform developed by Zepheira for the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), allowing users to create and share embeddable interfaces to digital cultural heritage collections. The Library of Congress released its latest version of Recollection as Viewshare, built to increase the ease of finding, using, and sharing the project's software.
RedZ is a 3D search engine that displays its results in the form of web page snapshots. The user may navigate through these relatively large snapshots, which are displayed in a Cover Flow layout.
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
Crowdmap allows the investigator to set up a Web map around a particular topic and invite multiple users (participants, research subjects, collaborators, multiple assistants) to contribute information to the map on their own time and from their own device.
For $10/month, users can buy fee-based services including private maps and custom branding.
SepiaTown is a cultural history project that aims to provide a window to the past by merging photography, geography, and technology, by acting as a forum for institutions and individuals to share and map historical images.
Once they have signed up, users may upload historic images to the site individually or in batches. Each image is given a title, description and keywords, as well as a spatial location represented by a marker on a map.
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
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).
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
DM is an environment for the study and annotation of images and texts. It is a suite of tools, enabling scholars to gather and organize the evidence necessary to support arguments based in digitized resources. DM enables users to mark fragments of interest in manuscripts, print materials, photographs, etc. and provide commentary on these resources and the relationships among them.
Online Digital Asset Management (DAM) and collaboration platform for business use. Offers user management, custom branding and password-protected folders.
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.
The LC Newspaper Viewer is an open-source web application that understands how to model newspaper data created according to a set of technical guidelines, with the goal of publishing an online archive like Chronicling America.
Sigil is a free, open source, multi-platform e-book editor, designed for editing books in EPUB format.
- Full UTF-16 support and full EPUB 2 spec support
- Multiple views: code view (complete control over directly editing EPUB syntax), book view (WYSIWYG), and preview view
- Table of contents generator, metadata editor, multi-language user interface, spell checking tool, EPUB compliance validator, support for find and replace
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.
CulturalAnalytics is an R package containing functions for statistical analysis and plotting of image properties, including statistics such as the standard deviation and mean in the RGB and HSV color spaces, image entropy and histograms in greyscale (intensity) and color, and for plotting color clouds and image scatter charts.
Easy-to-use web-based animation software. Offers educational pricing.
Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS), enabling users to build websites and applications.
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)
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.
DH Press (originally called diPH) is a toolkit conceived as an easy-to-use WordPress plugin which allows potentially every kind of user to visualise and mashup historic and geographic information, documents and various types of multimedia content to develop digital humanities project.
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.
Plone is a powerful, flexible, open source Content Management System (CMS) built on top of Zope application server and CMF.
- Flexible and adaptable workflow
- Free add-ons
- Versioning, history and reverting content
- Support for multiple mark up formats
- Multilingual content management
- RSS feed support
- WebDAV and FTP support
- Integrates with Active Directory, Salesforce, LDAP, SQL, Web Services, LDAP and Oracle
PolyMeta is a metasearch engine that displays the search results in the form of clusters and images. The results are sorted according to source and category.
KORA is an digital repository that allows institutions to ingest, manage, and deliver digital objects and metadata.
VisualEyes is web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video, and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations.
iBoogie is a clustering search engine that puts documents with similar content or with related topics into the same group. Each group is assigned a label based on the content of the documents. The results are presented to the user in a hierarchy of topics (clusters) for browsing.
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.
Zenodo builds and operates a simple and innovative service that enables researchers, scientists, EU projects and institutions to share, preserve and showcase multidisciplinary research results (data and publications) that are not part of the existing institutional or subject-based repositories of the research communities.
Inkscape is a ‘find’ an oasis of creativity. It is open-source software which allowed me to take my first step in my journey towards creating 2D graphics.
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.
TimeRime is a web-based tool allowing people to create, view, and compare interactive timelines.
Editors' Notes is an open-source, web-based tool for recording, organizing, preserving, and opening access to research notes, built with the needs of documentary editing projects, archives, and library special collections in mind.
Cirilo is an application developed for content preservation and data curation in FEDORA-based repository systems. Content preservation and data curation include object creation and management, versioning, normalization and standards, and the choice of data formats. The client offers functionalities which are especially prone to be used as tools for mass operations on FEDORA objects, such as ingest or replacement processes.
JuxtaposeJS helps tell stories by comparing two image frames, including photos and gifs. It provides a means, by a draggable pane, to see the changes and visually analyse the differences between the two images.
It’s an adaptable storytelling tool that is ideal for highlighting then/now stories that explain slow changes over time (growth of a city skyline, regrowth of a forest, etc.) or before/after stories that show the impact of single dramatic events (natural disasters, protests, wars, etc.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
A free (under the GNU General Public License) toolkit for the development of document image recognition systems.
- Custom dictionaries may be created to assist with analysis of specific record types
- Extensible functionality
- Optical character recognition (OCR) toolkit plugin
An image viewer and converter with simple editing features; can also generate slideshows and save them as .exe files. Includes support for Photoshop filters.
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.
Users can upload photos and organize them into albums, and they can search photos that have been posted in public albums and filter the results by license (any Creative Commons license, licenses that allow commercial use, licenses that allow remixing).
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).
This is a frames-based page turner servlet with search functionality using XPATH.
Tumblr is a blogging/microblogging platform with a focus on data sharing between individual blogs. Users can create and disseminate data in a visual or HTML editor, using standard Tumblr posting formats: text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio, and video.
Built-in customization tools allow users to manipulate the appearance of their blog with little knowledge of web development. Tumblr also provides a CSS/HTML customization panel for more advanced users, including theme documentation and the ability to upload/alter theme asset files (e.g., CSS, JS).
TypePad is a commercial, fully hosted blogging platform. Provides library of customizable blog designs.
MDID is software for teaching and learning with digital images, with tools for discovering, aggregating, and presenting digital media in a variety of learning spaces.
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It also allows users to publish to the internet or CD-ROM. Software interface and documentation available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Kazakh.
Gallery is an open source web-based photo album organizer that enables the integration of albums into websites. The newest edition includes video and audio sharing.
LiveJournal is a community publishing platform, with features characteristic of both blogging and social networking platforms. The site is longstanding, originally established in 1999 as a blogging platform and online community built around personal journals. Today comprises more than 50 million journals, with topical focuses such as politics, entertainment, fashion, literature, and design.
FromThePage is free software that allows volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents on-line. It's easy to index and annotate subjects within a text using a simple, wiki-like mark-up. Users can discuss difficult writing or obscure words within a page to refine their transcription. The resulting text is hosted on the web, making documents easy to read and search.
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.
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.
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.
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
Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework. Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.
Inkscape is an open-source vector based imaging programme similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X.
GIMP is image editing software, much like Photoshop. It is a multi-platform software application primarily used for image composition and editing. The basic tool may be augmented by plug-ins and extensions that allow the use of new file formats, effects filters and batch processing capabilities. GIMP was initially created to manipulate raster images, but has been extended to provide limited vector image and moving image support. A number of free extensions are available in the plugin registry.
Google SketchUp is easy-to-use free 3D modeling software.
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.
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.
The UVic Image Markup Tool allows you to "describe and annotate images, and store the resulting data in TEI XML files," all within a "simple enough interface that it can be used by people with little or no experience in editing XML code." Designed to be Windows-only, but can be successfully run on Linux using Wine. Guenther Goerz has created a Mac version of the Image Markup Tool using Wine Bottler (it's a large download).
Snipshot has been acquired by Ansa instant messaging service.
A browser bookmarklet that-- when used-- allows a user to select any of the images on the page to edit (basic color enhancement, cropping, etc.). Allows users to save the resulting image in a variety of formats, or email the image.
960 Grid System is a CSS template that comes with corresponding Acorn, Fireworks, Flash, InDesign, GIMP, Inkscape, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Visio, Exp Design, and printable templates to facilitate different stages of the web design process.
The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is concept mapping software that can integrate with multiple repositories to pull in, organize, and analyze data. Multiple features for advanced management of digital resources for teaching, learning, and research.
Image Map Tool allows you to upload an image (or specify the URL of an image found online) and turn it into a clickable image map.
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.
Blogger is simple blog publishing software owned by Google.
Edublogs is an educational blogging service for teachers and students to create, manage, and publish on their own WordPress sites. Provides cloud hosting and a simplified interface, as well as additional account options at the university level.
"The Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives (VLMA) is an educational tool for collecting and reusing in a structured fashion the online contents of museums and archives with visual components. With VLMA, you can browse and search collections, construct personal collections, export these collections to xml or Impress presentation format, annotate them, and share your collections with other VLMA users."
The Virtual Lightbox enables online image comparison, with features like an image-centric whiteboard. There are two versions, application and applet, which have different functionalities.
DownThemAll is a Firefox plugin that allows users to download all the links or images contained in a webpage.
Fedora (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) was originally developed by researchers at Cornell University as an architecture to store, manage, and access digital content in the form of digital objects. Fedora defines a set of abstractions for expressing digital objects, asserting relationships among digital objects, and linking behaviors to digital objects.
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)
A software suite for displaying, converting and editing still images stored in a raster image format. Image manipulation may be performed via the command line, API libraries, or through a simply graphical user interface.
- Software control through API and command line
- Format conversion
- Image transformation
- Transparency support
- Format identification
- Text to image conversion
- Read, process, or write mega-, giga-, or tera-pixel image sizes
- Distributed pixel cache
- Perceptual hash
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.
MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects. It is designed to be run on a large server farm for a website that gets millions of hits per day.
StoryKit allows you to create an electronic storybook.
Journler is a daily notebook and entry based information manager. Scholars, teachers, students, writers, and everyday users may use this on a daily basis to integrate their notebook content to other sources of media such as audio and video.
The site has not been updated since 201. It looks like Journaler is now available open source though the option to purchase is still displayed.
eLaborate is an online work environment in which scholars can upload scans, transcribe and annotate text, and publish the results as on online text edition which is freely available to all users.
Jarnal is an open-source application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document - including pdf - or collaborating using a stylus, mouse or keyboard. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal and to the earlier Mimeo whiteboarding and Palm notepad applications.
Project Pad is web-based system for media annotation and collaboration for teaching and learning and scholarly applications. Project Pad provides tools for browsing and working with audio, video, and images from digital repositories. The user may organize and annotate excerpts within their own "online notebook." Available as a standalone web application or set of Sakai tools.
LiveShare allows you to create photo streams, invite friends to add their photos, and share your photo stream online. Available for iPhone and Android.
Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory containing raw text files in various formats, runs it through Textile or Markdown and Liquid converters, and creates a complete, static ready-to-publish website suitable for serving with your favorite web server. Jekyll also happens to be the engine behind GitHub Pages, which means you can use Jekyll to host your project’s page, blog, or website from GitHub’s servers for free.
DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. It is free and easy to install "out of the box" and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.
DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. DSpace has an active community of developers and is used by thousands of institutions worldwide.
Search Flickr for photos, sort according to license types. Contains commercial as well as Creative Commons licensed photos.
Available as a web-based service and as an app for iOS, Mac, PC, and Android, Google Drive allows users to create, store, edit, and share files across all their devices. Online and offline file access available. Requires a Google account for use, but allows files from Drive to be shared with non-Google users.
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.
Windows tool for annotating, editing, and sharing screen shots and images.
Mac and Windows tool for taking multiple screenshots, annotating them, and combining them into a single document.
A Web-based image annotation tool, built specifically for integration with existing Web pages or portal environments. Annotorious is also available as a plugin to the Annotator Web annotation system by the Open Knowledge Foundation.
Kaleidoscope is one of the world's best tools for spotting differences in images and text, and now it supports merging of files and folders, too. Kaleidoscope integrates directly with Git, Subversion, Mercurial, and Bazaar to fit perfectly in your workflow.
Mediathread is an open-source platform for exploration, analysis, and organization of web-based multimedia content. It interoperates with a variety of image and video collections (such as YouTube, Flickr, library databases, and course libraries), enabling users to lift items out of these collections and into a scholarly analysis environment. In Mediathread, items can then be clipped, annotated, organized, and embedded into compositions and other written analysis.
Digitate is a free application designed for use on the iOS platform, specifically on iPad devices. The application allows scholars and enthusiasts with an interest in the visual and material elements of a cultural artefact to make notes and annotations directly on an image of such an artefact.
For example, a literary scholar might use it to annotate the material or bibliographic elements of a rare text or first edition, while an art historian might do the same on an image of a painting.
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.
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.
Gerbil is a generic framework for visualization and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral data that strives to both bring new innovations in analysis capabilities and be of use in a wide range of hyperspectral data applications. In a nutshell, Gerbil lets you…
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.