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A Digital Tool Box for Historians

A Digital Tool Box for Historians

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

Vard 2, an interactive piece of software produced in Java designed to assist users of historical corpora in dealing with spelling variation, particularly in EModE texts. (

Pear Note, for taking notes during presentations - allows you to sync text, audio, video, and slides. (dirt.projectbambo...)

co-ment, a text annotation and collaborative writing tool. Co-ment provides a friendly graphic user interface for text annotation, collaboration and writing texts online. (dirt.projectbambo...)

Classical Text Editor, designed to enable scholars working on a critical edition or on a text with commentary or translation to prepare a camera-ready copy or electronic publication without bothering much about making up and page proofs. (

Trello, a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process. (

Archivemania, a free and open-source digital preservation system that is designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects. (www.archivematica...)

Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. (

Xena, free and open source software developed by the National Archives of Australia to aid in the long term preservation of digital records. Xena is an acronym meaning Xml Electronic Normalising for Archives. (xena.sourceforge....)

Projects, allows researchers to organise and manage all their research outputs in a safe, simple and structured way. It’s designed to help academics, at any stage of their career, keep track and stay on top of all their results. (

Juxta, an open-source tool for performing bibliographical collations for scholarly use in textual criticism. (

Springpad, a free online application and web service that allows its registered users to save, organize, and share collected ideas and information. (

NC Live, free access to eBooks, audio books, videos, online magazines, newspapers, journals, and more. (

Scrivener, a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. (www.literatureand...)

Apache OpenOffice Base, a fully featured desktop database management system, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users, from just tracking your personal CD collection, to producing a corporate monthly departmental sales report. (www.openoffice.or...)

FileMaker Pro, quickly and easily create and share solutions on iPad, iPhone, and desktop. (

Microsoft Access, an easy-to-use tool for quickly creating browser-based database applications that help you run your business. (

Adobe Acrobat Pro, the leading PDF converter. It's packed with smart tools that give you even more power to communicate. (

ABBYY FineReader, provides optical character recognition, document capture and language software for both PC and mobile devices. (

ClipNotes, an iPad app to help you retrieve pre-selected segments of a video and show them together with any notes you might wish to present while the segments are showing. (

ClipNotes on the App Store on iTunes

PDF Expert, a great tool to read, annotate, sign and fill out PDF forms on the iPad. PDF Expert has all the essential tools for annotating PDF files more intuitively. (

iAnnotate, turns your tablet into a world-class productivity tool for reading, marking up, and sharing PDF documents, Word/PowerPoint files, and images. (

GoodReader, Besides reading, you can also sync your files with remote servers: sync with Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync and any WebDAV, AFP, SMB, FTP or SFTP server. (

AnnotateIt, take notes directly on any webpage and share those notes. (

A.nnotate, a web service for storing and annotating documents. (