HEURIST is an extremely flexible data management system designed specifically for Humanities data - see http://HeuristNetwork.org. It is available as a free web service for researchers (hosted at the University of Sydney Data Centre) or for local installation (Open Source). Any confident researcher can design, create, manage, analyse, visualise and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without programmers or consultants. Quite complex databases can be built in a few hours through 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. Advanced features include record linking, drilldown facet searches, rule-based queries, custom reports, linked map-timelines, network visualisation, normalised spreadsheet import, crosstabulation, XML feeds, XSLT transforms.
Topincs is a online database software. Given a data model, it allows
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.
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.
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
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.
DEVONthink is a database that helps users organize, manage and collaborate on digital files, including Office files, links, e-mails, research data and PDFs.
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.
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.
This is a simple tool for creating custom notetaking sheets (ie blank, ruled, or graph style). You may automate the generation of the sheets to customize them with your name, date etc.
Snapzen is a browser tool that is used to collaborate with others about the information on any web page - right from your browser.
Discuss information on web pages with your colleagues, friends or family. It is easy to collaborate with others because they see exactly what you see on the web pages.
If you still use copy and paste, screenshot tools, email or chat to discuss web pages, Snapzen will show you a better way.
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.
Zotero is a free tool that collects, manages and cites research sources. It stays on your web browser where you do your work and it's easy to use. It's being downloaded as a firefox extension, used with the chrome and safari browsers or used as a standalone tool. It allows you to attach pdfs, notes and images to your citations, organise them into easily searchable collections for different projects, and open office using any of over 2800 citation styles.
Weft QDA is a free and open-source tool for the analysis of textual data. You may import documents from plain text or PDF, apply character-level coding, category and document memos, retrieve coded text, apply simple coding statistics, apply free-text search, and export to HTML and CSV formats.
HyperRESEARCH enables users to code and retrieve, build theories, and conduct analyses of your data. You may work with text, graphics, audio and video sources.
Qualrus is an innovative qualitative data analysis tool that helps you manage unstructured data. Additionally, Qualrus learns your coding trends, provides a visual semantic network display, and gives advice and technical support.
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.
Cross-platform app for analyzing text, video, and spreadsheet data (analyzing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research)
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.
ANTHROPAC is a menu-driven DOS program for collecting and analyzing data on cultural domains. The program assists with the collection and analysis of structured qualitative and quantitative data, and provides analytical and multivariate tools.
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.
NB is designed for faculty and students to collaboratively annotate PDFs in an online environment. The faculty member can upload course material (e.g. readings), and make it available to their students. Students can then create public and private annotations on those PDFs. NB includes a feature for faculty and (optionally) students to download the resulting fully-annotated PDFs.
Commentpress is a theme and plugin for WordPress that enables granular public commenting on texts.
TAMS Analyzer is a program that works with TAMS to let you assign ethnographic codes to passages of a text just by selecting the relevant text and double clicking the name of the code on a list. It then allows you to extract, analyze, and save coded information.
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.
Skim is a PDF reader and note-taking software, with different colors of highlighting, annotation, sticky notes, numerous export formats and searching and filtering notes.
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.
Calibre is a free and open source ebook library management application, including options for syncing to devices and converting between a large number of formats. Calibre also has a built-in e-book editor for EPUB and AZW3 formats.
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.
The Versioning Machine displays multiple versions of text encoded according to TEI Guidelines and allows for comparisons of annotation and introductory materials. This is a text editor and allows editors "to immediately see the consequences of their editorial decisions." This tool does not appear to have been updated since 2011.
SARIT (Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts" is a collection of electronic editions of Sanskrit and other Indian-language texts that have dated and embedded notes about their change history. You can perform a text search, retrieval and analysis of works in SARIT, as well as download all the texts and convert them to PDF, HTML, etc.
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.
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.
Annozilla allows you to view and create annotations associated with a web page. To use Annozilla you need to install the packages and get set up with an account with the W3C test server.
Co-ment is a text annotation and collaborative writing tool. Co-ment provides a friendly graphic user interface for text annotation, collaboration and writing texts online.
Digress.it is a WordPress plug-in that allows paragraph-level commenting in the margins of a text. Use digress.it as a collaboration tool for blog-style comment threads off individual paragraphs. Host your project on digress.it or download it for use with your own WordPress installation.
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.
The Annotator's Workbench is a software tool that enables users to create a collection from a set of existing video files, segment that collection, create annotations and assign vocabulary terms to the segments, and control access. This tool is part of the Ethnographic Video for Institution and Analysis (EVIA) Digital Archive Project at Indiana University and the University of Michigan.
MyStickies allows you to place virtual sticky notes on websites, viewable each time you visit the page. Requires users to create an account, and install either a browser extension or bookmarklet. When logged in, MyStickies provides an interface to browse, search, sort, and edit existing sticky notes. May be useful for annotating research from multiple online resources, or for collaborative, interactive editing across a team.
Pliny is a scholarly note-taking and annotation tool. It may be used with both digital (web pages, images, PDF files) and non-digital (books, printed articles) materials, run as a desktop application on the user's computer. Pliny is useful for taking and managing annotations and notes while reading, as well as subsequently developing and presenting an interpretation.
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.
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.
This online tool can be used for a wide variety of annotation tasks, including visualization and collaboration.
brat is designed in particular for structured annotation, where the notes are not freeform text but have a fixed form that can be automatically processed and "interpreted" by a computer. brat also supports the annotation of n-ary associations that can link together any number of other annotations participating in specific roles. brat also implements a number of features relying on natural language processing techniques to support human annotation efforts.
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.
Designed for journalists, a web-based service for working with primary sources that features search and analysis, highlighting and annotation, and document sharing. Uses Tesseract for OCR and allows users to upload documents and search other its document collection.
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.
Circos is a software package for visualizing data and information. It visualizes data in a circular layout — this makes Circos ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions. There are other reasons why a circular layout is advantageous, not the least being the fact that it is attractive.
Circos is ideal for creating publication-quality infographics and illustrations with a high data-to-ink ratio, richly layered data and pleasant symmetries. You have fine control each element in the figure to tailor its focus points and detail to your audience.
Nomenklatura is a reference data recon server. It is a service that allows users to define and manage manage lists of canonical entities (e.g. person or organization names) and aliases that connect to one of the canonical entities. This helps to clean up messy data in which a single entity may be referred to by many names.It includes a user interface, an API, and a reconciliation endpoint for OpenRefine for matching data from data sets with the canonical entries.
ProProfs Training Software is a powerful online course creator that allows instructors and educators to create and deliver online courses and assessments to learners. It is an integrated software, using which educational institutions and businesses can create online courses, assessments, surveys and polls for developing comprehensive online training and educational programs. ProProfs supports the facility to upload different kinds of learning materials to online courses such as documents, PDFs, PPTs, videos and even web content such as wikis and blogs.
ProProfs Flashcards Maker is very popular with both teachers and students for creating memory aids and review lists. Using ProProfs Flashcards, learners can create engaging and informative flashcards by adding images and web-links to flashcards. Learners can create their own sets or even re-use any flashcards set from ProProfs 100,00,00+ flashcards library. Users can also create branded flashcards by customizing the fonts, colors and text to go with their brand. With no complicated software to download or learn, ProProfs is the ideal place to create public or private flashcards.
Annotation Studio is an open source, web-based annotation application that integrates a powerful set of textual interpretation tools behind an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users can upload their own texts, and annotate with styled text, video, images, and weblinks. To date, the project has been used with great success in disciplines such as Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages, Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and others at institutions including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Barnard College, and Washington University.
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.