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CoolTool is an online platform for market research. Collaborative, easy-to-use platform allows you to do absolutely everything, from creating stunning professional surveys to running affordable biometric research. CoolTool NeuroLab includes eye tracking, EEG, emotions measurement and mouse traking solutions. All of which are easily integrated into your questionnaire. This allows you to conduct neuromarketing projects with an ease of cloud technology.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Jan 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

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.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 6 Jul 2016

TagCrowd is a web-based word cloud generator that can accept a URL, text, or an uploaded plain text file. Options are provided to show word frequency, exclude particular words, and more.

Last updated: 15 Jun 2016

OpenLayers is a Javascript library that can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source in web browser. It provides an API for building rich web-based geographic applications.

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Ushahidi is an open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping, to build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. It has been used for election monitoring, crisis and emergency response, civil society, city/community building, arts and even where to find the best burger.

Specific tools:

Crowdmap: A simple map-making tool, built on an open API, that allows for collaborative mapping

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Weave (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment) is a visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose. Weave is an application development platform supporting multiple levels of user proficiency — novice to advanced — as well as the ability to integrate, disseminate and visualize data at “nested” levels of geography.

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

WorldMap is a web-based map collaboration platform hosted at Harvard, which allows anyone to store, organize, visualize, edit, collaborate, and publish geospatial information. Upload your own map layers or use maps others have contributed.

The system attempts to fill the growing gap between powerful desktop-bound mapping applications, and lightweight web map solutions with limited storage capacity.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Geographically Encoded Objects for RSS feeds. GeoRSS was designed as a lightweight, community driven way to extend existing feeds with geographic information.

As RSS and Atom become more prevalent as a way to publish and share information, it becomes increasingly important that location is described in an interoperable manner so that applications can request, aggregate, share and map geographically tagged feeds.
RSS Map of Digital Humanities centers

Last updated: 7 Jun 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

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

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 6 May 2016

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 Mar 2016

Bookworm is a tool that visualizes language usage trends in repositories of digitized texts in a simple and powerful way. It is a tool for culturomic exploration through the observation of chronological trends for words and phrases in large digitized collections of textual documents with metadata facets.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 11 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

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2015

Exploratree is a web-based library and editing application for "interactive thinking guides," which are templates useful for mind mapping, brainstorming, planning, and visualization. Originally developed for use in the classroom, to help students refine and focus their ideas, as well as manage plans to further their investigation. Thinking guides can be edited, printed, and downloaded directly from the browser.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 6 Oct 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

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.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

TimeMapper is an open source timeline tool that takes information in a Google spreadsheet and uses it to generate a timeline that can then be published, shared, or embedded on the web. It utilizes components from other open source tools like TimelineJS and Leaflet maps. It is simple to use, but not easily customizable.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

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.

Last updated: 16 Jul 2015

TimeRime is a web-based tool allowing people to create, view, and compare interactive timelines.

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

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:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 Jun 2015

PhiloGL is a framework for data visualization using WebGL, a library that extends Javascript to allow it to generate interactive 3D graphics.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
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

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 6 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

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.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

RAW

Raw is an open web app to create custom vector-based visualisations utilising the D3.js library through a simple interface.
It is an open and customizable project and forkable via GitHub. Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, RAW allows to export visualizations in vector (SVG) or raster (PNG) format and embed them in your web page.

Code license: GNU LGPL
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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