Posts by Category: Research Resources

HandBrake – Open Source Video Transcoder

March 29, 2017

HandBrake – Open Source Video Transcoder
https://handbrake.fr/

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Reasons you will like HandBrake: a) Convert video from nearly any format, b) Free and Open Source, and c) Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Linux). This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Shift

March 28, 2017

Shift
https://tryshift.com

These days, many email users have more than one Gmail account. This can make things a bit tricky when users try to take advantage of Google’s productivity and document sharing features, such as Google Drive and Google Calendar. Shift is a desktop application that enables users to quickly and easily switch between Gmail accounts. For example, users can check the Google Calendar on their personal Gmail account while using Google Docs on their professional email account. Shift also provides users with desktop notifications so they can stay up-to-date about new messages, events, or shared materials on both of their accounts. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, Shift offers a free Basic account for users to toggle between two Gmail/Inbox/Outlook accounts. Users interested in simultaneously using three or more email accounts have the option of purchasing Shift Pro. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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VIZE – Experiment With Data On the Fly

March 28, 2017

VIZE – Experiment With Data On the Fly
http://www.vize.io/

Vize is an agile data experimentation platform. It helps you prepare, discover, and analyze data on-the-fly without coding, and gives real-time visual feedback on every action. Thanks to its lightning-fast proprietary technology, Vize renders the results of everything you do instantaneously. Change input variables continuously, and watch calculated variables get updated in front of your eyes. Experiment with real-time synchronous highlighting and dynamic aggregations. You can even change data values by directly manipulating data objects on a chart. Create and modify complex analytical dashboards with simple clicks and drag-and-drops. Explore scatter plots with millions of data points. Analyze time-series down to the millisecond. Work with custom GeoJSON maps. Vize empowers you to solve the advanced data problems than can’t be solved with business intelligence solutions. Vize Software was founded on the mission to make it more intuitive to experiment and work with data. We strive to improve every possible aspect of software development, from UI to architecture and performance, in order to provide the smoothest user experience. We believe in disrupting the status quo of traditional spreadsheets and statistical packages, and empower more users to perform advanced data tasks without coding. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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diigo – Your Learning Simplified

March 27, 2017

diigo – Your Learning Simplified
https://www.diigo.com/

Diigo is a multi-tool for personal knowledge management that dramatically improve your workflow and productivity and easy and intuitive, yet versatile and powerful. Features: a) Collect – Save and tag your online resources for easy access anytime, anywhere; b) Annotate – Annotate web pages and PDF’s directly as you browse online; c) Organize – Organize your links, references and personal input to create a structured research base through Outliner; and d) Share – Share your research with friends, classmates, colleagues or associates. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Quick Topic – Super-Easy Single-Topic Web Forums

March 27, 2017

Quick Topic – Super-Easy Single-Topic Web Forums
https://www.quicktopic.com/

For group discussions, QuickTopic free message boards are better than e-mail. Start a message board in ten seconds. Friends can post on your board here or from their own e-mail. It’s private, or you can easily link to it. QuickTopic fills the gap in social tools between plain old email, broadcast sites like Facebook and Twitter, and long-term solutions like threaded web bulletin boards or mailing lists. Email is cumbersome for long-ish group discussions. Conversations are scattered in in-boxes. Facebook and Twitter are mostly about broadcasting to your friends. Heavyweight collaboration systems are hard to set up and confusing to use. QuickTopic fills the gap by providing a super-easy single-topic web forum that’s also fully email-enabled. You can start a topic in ten seconds, and participants can use just email to participate, or they can use the web board, or both. QuickTopic is mobile-friendly too. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Freesound

March 24, 2017

Freesound
http://freesound.org/browse

From the Musical Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain comes Freesound, a collection of “audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps” that have all been released under Creative Commons licenses to allow their reuse. Intended for sound artists to use as they create songs and other works, this collection may also appeal to anyone looking to integrate sounds into a professional presentation or educational video. New users may want to start by checking out licensing information, available in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Help page. Visitors can learn about how to properly attribute sounds to ensure that they use this service legally and fairly. Visitors can also browse a large collection of sounds, accompanied by descriptions, via the Sound section. Available sounds range from short instrumentals to the sound of heavy rain to a “windy farmland” recorded in the Netherlands. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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LETTERSPACE – Notes

March 24, 2017

LETTERSPACE – Notes
https://programmerbird.com/letterspace/

Think about all of the notes you have to take on a daily basis. It’s something we all do. Good note taking is based on being able to get your thoughts and ideas on the page quickly and efficiently. Letterspace doesn’t distract you. It provides a noise free space to jot things down. So simple, so powerful. Features: a) Swipe Bar – Taking notes made easy – Letterspace for iPhone and iPad comes with a swipe bar. When you run your finger across this bar. The cursor moves back and forth across your text. Editing text on iPhone has never been this fun; b) Todo List – To create a To Do List start a new line with a dash and a pair of squared brackets. On iPhone & iPad, Letterspace smart symbol suggestion also presents these characters when you start a new line. To mark it as completed just tap on it like a checkbox; and c) Inline #Hashtag – Organize as you type – Use #hashtag and @mentions anywhere in your notes. Letterspace automatically indexes and groups them together. In case you forgot to tag, we also have Full-Text search that support Asian languages right from the start. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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droplr – Enhance Team Communication

March 23, 2017

droplr – Enhance Team Communication
https://droplr.com/

Get your point across with Droplr, a simple but powerful file sharing and screen capture tool. A happy marriage of browser and desktop. Droplr is how you capture, it’s how you communicate, it’s how you collect. And it’s simple. Features: 1) Share – Snag images or videos of your screen and have them share-ready in a few quick clicks and seconds. a)Snag an image anywhere on your device; b) or record activity as a gif or video; c) pop a link in chat or email; and d) all in a couple of clicks; 2) Markup Screenshots – Snag images or videos of your screen and have them share-ready in a few quick clicks and seconds. a) Share only what you want to show; b) add notes; c) preview images for what you share; and d) control when it disappears; 3) Get Organized – Tag Drops with keywords for simple organization. No messy folder or headaches here. Clean up your desktop with Droplr. a) Auto-classify everything shared; b) build your team’s library of content; and c) access collections in one click. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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oTranscribe

March 23, 2017

oTranscribe
http://otranscribe.com/

A free web app to take the pain out of transcribing recorded interviews. Features include: a) No more switching between Quicktime and Word; b) Pause, rewind and fast-forward without taking your hands off the keyboard; c) Interactive timestamps to navigate through your transcript with; d) Automatically saved to your browser’s storage every second; e) Private – your audio file and transcript never leave your computer; f) Export to Markdown, plain text and Google Docs; g) Video file support with integrated player; h) Open source under the MIT license. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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PREFORMA – Future Memory Standards

March 22, 2017

PREFORMA – Future Memory Standards
http://www.preforma-project.eu/

PREFORMA, PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives, is a new Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project started on January 1st, 2014, and co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme. Aim of the project is to address the challenge of implementing good quality standardized file formats for preserving data content in the long term. The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be ingested into archives. The third phase of the public PCP launched by PREFORMA started on 16 February 2017, with the virtual kick-off meeting of the testing phase. After an analysis of the results achieved and of the software released by the three suppliers that completed the prototyping phase in January 2017, the PREFORMA Evaluation Committee decided to award all the three consortia with a new contract. This phase will last until end of July 2017. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.

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