Welcome

This wiki is intended as a repository of tools that academic researchers use. Please include a brief description of how you've used (or would use) the tool you reference and the URL of the site.

Reference Manager

Mendeley [@veletsianos]
Citation management / Annotate PDF's. Nice.
http://www.mendeley.com/
haven't been able to get the Word plugin to work to cite while you write [@tomfullerton]

http://www.refworks.com/

EndNote [@DrGarcia]
bibliography builder, "cite while you write," web interface, reference list sharing, online library searches from w/n the tool
THE MOST INTELLIGENT $ I'VE EVER SPENT
http://www.endnote.com/
EndNote v.5
Not stable on Mountain Lion [@tomfullerton]

Enter ISBN, create a citation:
http://citationmachine.net/
http://easybib.com/

Scrivener - research publication. Keep your writing organized:
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.html

Zotero (free)
http://www.zotero.org/
New version has apparently worked out kinks. Standalone or browser-based. Works with google Docs.

Papers (Mac $)
Organize your research.
http://mekentosj.com/papers/

Notes & organizers:

DevonThink (Mac, $$)
http://www.devon-technologies.com/products/devonthink/
DEVONthink is the one and only database for all your digital files, a practical, powerful document manager that uses built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help you collect and organize everything from emails to PDFs, whether they’re located on your Mac or on the web
http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/movabletype/archives/000230.html

SOHO Notes (Mac only, $)
http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/sohonotes.html
A notebook for your life.
SOHO Notes is the premier digital note-taking application for your Mac. Use it to capture, organize, sync, and share all of your stuff including text notes, PDF's, images, voice recordings, videos, forms, and web archives.

Evernote (Mac / Windows / Mobile, free)
https://www.evernote.com/
Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer or device you use. For free.



Sharing your research:

NVivo [@DrGarcia]
Analyze qualitative data, robust coding & schema building.
http://www.qsrinternational.com/products_nvivo.aspx

Tinderbox (Mac only, $$$)
Analyze qualitative data
Jonathan Strang included a post about Tinderbox on his blog:
http://jrstrang.ca/?p=318
The embedded video by Tom Webster gives you a walk-through of the functionality of Tinderbox to make sense of qualitative data:
http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/index.html

SPSS (Mac & PC, ~$200)
http://www.spss.com/
Statistical Package - not necessarily most powerful stats package, but what I use and has been pretty easy to learn

Dragon Naturally Speaking (PC) or MacSpeech Dictate (Mac) ($150 - $200)
Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking Solutions (both products from this company)
Great for transcribing interviews or taking very quick verbal notes while watching video or during field observations.

Foxit Reader
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/
View, print and annotate any pdf

iPhone Apps:
Evernote
Quickoffice
Egretlist
Dragon Naturally Speaking
ReaditLater
Instapaper
Stanza
Kindle
Twitter
iAnnotate
Papers (goes with Papers listed below) - they have an iPhone/iPad app.

Android Apps
Augmented Reality: Layar&Wikitude
Storage: Dropbox
Diigo: PowerNote
YouTube: TubeMate
Productivity: ThinkFree Office
Wiki: WikiDroid

Aggregators:
- Netvibes
- iGoogle
- Pageflakes: http://www.pageflakes.com/
- RSS Readers:
- Google Reader
- RSS Owl: http://www.rssowl.org/


Productivity:
- Evernote: http://www.evernote.com/
Tutorial: http://www.howcast.com/videos/168597-How-To-Capture-Every-Brilliant-Idea-With-Evernote
- Readability: http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/
- Read it later: http://readitlaterlist.com/
- PDF my URL: http://pdfmyurl.com/
- Symbaloo: http://www.symbaloo.com/ca/


Social Bookmarking:
- delicious
- diigo

Converters:
- Media-Convert: http://media-convert.com/
- Zamzar: http://www.zamzar.com/
- Mark Up and Review Documents Online: http://crocodoc.com/
- Convert Audio Online: http://media.io/
- Docs Pal document converter: http://www.docspal.com/
- PDF to Word:
http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf2word/index.asp
http://www.pdftoword.com/
http://www.convertpdftoword.net/

Web Tools:
- Download videos:
http://clipnabber.com/
http://keepvid.com/
http://deturl.com/http://kickyoutube.com/

Social Networking:
- Twitter:
- Tweetdeck: http://www.tweetdeck.com/
- Hootsuite: http://hootsuite.com/
- Tom's twitter apps for educators: http://sqworl.com/u5ar8k


Browsers:
- Firefox:
- a wealth of plugins available for this popular opensource browser (download flash files)
- Flock:
- built for the social media user


Voiceover IP (VOIP) / Video Chat:
- Skype