Bibliopedia is an open source, semantic wiki research platform designed to crawl scholarly resources including JSTOR, the Library of Congress, the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, and similar data sources, extract metadata about works cited, convert that data into a semantic web format, aggregate the different repositories, then display the results on a wiki-style website for the scholarly community to verify, add to, annotate, elaborate, and discuss.
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.
Coggle is a simple, beautiful way of structuring information that you can use to collaborate in real-time with others.
It supports LaTeX and Markdown formatting (use LaTeX via the \\( \\) or \\[ \\] escape sequences), images can be added by drag & drop, you can view the change history of each diagram, and documents can be downloaded as PDFs or images.
Confluence is enterprise wiki software, available either for installation on a local server or via cloud hosting. Open source projects can request a free license. Confluence integrates with other Atlassian products like JIRA.
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.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.
With ediarum researchers can comfortably transcribe, encode and edit manuscripts in TEI-XML, as well as publish their results in an online or print edition. The solution, developed by TELOTA, is based on three software components: exist-db, Oxygen XML Author, and ConTeXt. These are combined, supplemented with additional functions, and tailored to fit a project's needs.
Editors' Notes is an open-source, web-based tool for recording, organizing, preserving, and opening access to research notes, built with the needs of documentary editing projects, archives, and library special collections in mind.
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.
FromThePage is free software that allows volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents on-line. It's easy to index and annotate subjects within a text using a simple, wiki-like mark-up. Users can discuss difficult writing or obscure words within a page to refine their transcription. The resulting text is hosted on the web, making documents easy to read and search.
Google Docs is an online environment for editing and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, drawings, and tables. Google Docs documents can be public or private, or shared with anyone with a Google account.
A web-based cloud storage service where files saved in the Drive folder are automatically synced to all of your other devices (ie desktop, laptop, mobile) with Drive. Offers free and paid accounts - the free account comes with 5GB of space. Drive is also the new platform for Google Docs.