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Topincs is a online database software. Given a data model, it allows

Last updated: 28 Mar 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: 2 Sep 2016

Onodo is a user friendly tool for doing basic visualisation and analysis within a browser making it cross-platform right out of the box. Data can be entered via their intuitive, in-browser node and edge creation tables or imported from a file. As data is added it is instantly previewed and displayed. The visual appearance can be tweaked on the fly and customised in a variety of ways (including applying a unique image or URL to each node). Once created, visualisations can be embedded and shared outside of the Onodo browser environment.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 16 Aug 2016

Timesheet.js is a javascript library to construct and display simple timelines. There are no external dependencies, no jQuery is needed and no Angular.JS. Timelines are rendered within your browser but do not offer the advanced interaction of products such as Timeline.js or SIMILE Timeline/Exhibit.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 11 Jul 2016

Timesheet.js is a javascript library to construct and display simple timelines. There are no external dependencies, no jQuery is needed and no Angular.JS. Timelines are rendered within your browser but do not offer the advanced interaction of products such as Timeline.js or SIMILE Timeline/Exhibit.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 11 Jul 2016

Timesheet.js is a javascript library to construct and display simple timelines. There are no external dependencies, no jQuery is needed and no Angular.JS. Timelines are rendered within your browser but do not offer the advanced interaction of products such as Timeline.js or SIMILE Timeline/Exhibit.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 11 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

The goal of the Alpheios project is to help people learn how to learn languages as efficiently and enjoyably as possible, and in a way that best helps them understand their own literary heritage and culture, and the literary heritage and culture of other peoples throughout history. One of the principal tools, a Firefox plugin, allows a reader to browse a web page with Latin, ancient Greek, or Arabic, click on a word, and get a definition and morphological analysis of the word.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

StoryMapJS is a project by KnightLab which aims to help journalists and historians tell stories by using maps using a straight-forward and simple authoring tool. It is constructed around a framework of highlighting the locations of a series of events. As an editing tool, it is relatively intuitive and easy to use.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Skype allows free voice and video computer-to-computer calls, and calls to phone numbers for a fee. Video is only available for person-to-person calls, but multiple users can join a voice call. Skype can be used for free by educators in the classroom: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/complete-guide-to-use-of-skyp...

Last updated: 29 May 2016

Sigma is a JavaScript library that allows for the deployment of a graph file. It makes it easy to publish networks on Web pages, and allows developers to integrate network exploration in rich Web applications.
It is highly interactive and allows a researcher to extend their work from a dedicated graph analysis package such as Gephi and share it via the web to allow for communication of research outputs, while permitting viewers to explore and discover their own findings from the raw graph network.

Code license: MIT License
Last updated: 14 Nov 2015

Jing allows you to take screenshots, record screencasts, and instantly share information. Jing is the low end of a suite of screen capture products. SnagIt provides a few extra features (such as saving videos in formats other than SWF) for a small fee. Camtasia is at the high end, with full video editing capabilities.

Last updated: 5 Oct 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 2 Oct 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 Sep 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 4 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

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.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 10 Aug 2015

CiteULike is a free service to help you to store, organise and share the scholarly papers you are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details, so there's no need to type them in yourself. It all works from within your web browser so you can access it from any computer with an Internet connection. CiteULike supports annotation and rating of items, and upload of attachments (e.g. PDF file). (Attachments are only accessible privately by individual users).

Code license: GNU GPL
Last updated: 5 Aug 2015

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.

Code license: GNU GPL
Last updated: 2 Aug 2015

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.).

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

Open Conference Systems (OCS) is a free Web publishing tool that can create a complete Web presence for scholarly conferences. It is a highly flexible management and publishing system that can be downloaded for free and installed on a local Web server. It has been designed to reduce the time and energy devoted to the clerical and managerial tasks associated with managing a conference, while improving the record-keeping and efficiency of editorial processes.

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

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.

Code license: Apache License
Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media, including photos and videos. You can search multiple social networks from one place, drag individual elements into your timeline, and create a story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers. There are built in features to notify your followers of a story update.

Last updated: 30 May 2015

BuddyPress is a variant of WordPress that includes social networking features.

Code license: GNU GPL
Last updated: 24 May 2015

WordPress plug-in for archiving tweets. "This plugin hasn't been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress."

Last updated: 24 May 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 21 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

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 12 May 2015

HUBzero is a web publication platform and content management system designed to facilitate collaboration on research and learning. In addition to standard blog and discussion features, HUBzero's most distinctive traits are a built-in environment that can run interactive software that scholars have developed within the browser, a tool development area, and the ability to share data and documents privately between members of the hub.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 9 May 2015

Afloat is a utility that adds new window management functionality to OSX, including keeping a window on top, or turning a window into an overlay on the screen. This can be particularly useful in full-screen view (e.g. during a presentation) when you want to keep another small window, such as a Twitter client, visible somewhere on the screen.

Last updated: 5 May 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 21 Apr 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 Mar 2015

SlideShare is a community for sharing presentations. You can use this free online service to share slides from a talk, share lesson plans, or disseminate information.

Last updated: 3 Jan 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

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

ECHODamp is a multi-channel audio mixer and echo controller designed primarily for the High-Bandwidth Musical Video-teleconference environment and is meant for audio-engineers and musicians to share high quality audio in video-teleconferencing.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

IssueLab is an online research archive in the nonprofit sector. In addition to archiving social policy research by nonprofits at no cost, IssueLab distributes this research online with a broad audience via e-newsletters, RSS feeds, and social media. Additionally, IssueLab advocates for the broad use of open licenses and the overall adoption of open access standards, to allow people to find and reuse nonprofit materials.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Bibliogo is a journal article web app that allows you to create and share bibliographies, manage journal alerts, follow feeds, tag citations, and order articles. You can connect your LinkedIn account, and others, with this web-based app.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Web by providing curated lists and web sites publishing peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid, global dissemination of social science research. The SSRN electronic library consists of an abstract database containing abstracts on over 574,300 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, as well as an electronic paper collection with over 475,8000 downloadable, full-text PDF documents.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Google Scholar Citations lets you track citations to your publications, check who is citing your publications, graph your citations over time, compute citation metrics, and view publications by colleagues.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Open peer review tool for items in Mendeley. Offers a method to monitor all feedback on scientific work for authors and allows others to review work. A watchlist feed keeps track of mentions and reviews of papers you're interested in.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Social networking platform, not unlike Facebook, that works with other Google services and allows users to connect with and see what friends are doing. Users can create posts and share links or multimedia items with select groups (called Circles). The Hangouts feature allows group video chat.

Last updated: 27 Jan 2015

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

Project management software for sharing files, messages, and task management, including options for daily update emails, and real time document editing.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Slack is a team-based communication and archiving platform. It allows for both synchronous and asynchronous communications, channels for managing specific streams, full user management and integration with a wide variety of social media and storage providers. It is free for limited (rather generous) use and provides one the best means to allow for individual communication patterns within a managed project to be facilitated. Allowing for the quick and informal communications, hashtagged for quick scanning and searching as well as targeted messaging makes it a very compelling project tool.

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

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.

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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