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The Qualitative Report
A weekly online journal dedicated to qualitative research since 1990
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Mobile and Cloud Qualitative Research Apps


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PaperShip
Annotate PDF via highlighting, note-taking, and drawing features; manage, organize, synchronize, and search your papers from Mendeley and Zotero library; and share articles with colleagues via email and social networks
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Toodledo
Organize tasks using folders, tags, contexts, and subtasks to organize, search and sort through your tasks; improve productivity with hotlist, customizable alarms, and sortable online to-do list to help complete tasks on-time; and collaborate with others on shared projects with Toodledo's collaboration tools
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LiquidPlanner
Create new projects, packages and tasks and manage projects on-the-go by accessing planning and scheduling features such as updating progress, collaborating with team members, commenting and making checklists, assigning tasks and browsing projects; browse projects, participate in comment streams, view tasks, track time, edit or create new tasks, view attached files and more
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EverClip 2
Collect websites, texts and images to Evernote; edit, annotate, organize, and make changes to your content before saving to Evernote; categorized content by tag or notebook, group clippings from the same URL together automatically, and find them easily
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Socialsuite
Visualise the social outcomes of your programs using an outcomes "logic map;" design your own outcomes logic map, or choose from our database of commonly used outcomes logic maps; create a data collection plan that automatically ties data back to short term, medium term and long term outcomes; Record participant attendance at activities and collect outcomes data, using smart phones and tablets; and automatically generate weekly, monthly and quarterly outcome reports
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Fulcrum
Data collection tool to design custom forms and conduct field data collection; customize your own data collection apps; create your own data collection forms on the web with easy-to-use form designer; import your own data to update in the field; geolocate your data using on-board GPS, or link to external GPS units; use online or offline & sync with the cloud; attach geotagged photos to your forms; download your imported data to your device to update in the field; generate PDF reports right on your device to print or email; and Share & collaborate on data collection
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Skitch
Communicate your ideas using annotation and markup tools making your points with shapes, arrows, and quick sketches; provide feedback on documents, photos, maps; share files with team members and research participants; and use with Evernote
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Sticky
Keep notes, dreams, ideas, and memories by creating notebooks to think, organize, and express yourself with colorful text, images, and layouts; save bookmarks from the web in a graphical form; customize backgrounds; move multiple items around the screen; email, print, and share notes; and use voice dictation
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Dropbox
Access your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily in the cloud-based service from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website; receive 2 GB of space free when you sign up and earn up to 3 GB additional free space when you upload files
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Sketch Pad 3 - Ultimate Canvas
Use your finger as a pen to doodle, sketch, or draw; write lists or memos; jot down notes during lectures; erase all or portions of your drawing; edit of pen-strokes with undo and redo functions; and export to Twitter, Evernote, Google docs, Picasa, Dropbox, PDF, Air-Printing compatible printer, other apps, email, photo library and Mac
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MultiNote
Organize notes for capturing your thoughts, ideas and to-dos on the run; keep relevant information together in a single note that can include text, images, video, audio, maps and files; turn notes into action items by quickly adding to-dos and reminders, and hyperlink information; organize notes in folders, allocate topics within folders to group relevant items together, archive feature to hide less frequently needed info, and conduct full text search function; and share and integrate notes and lists by email
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Weave
Organize and keep track of projects by planning, including co-workers, divvying up and collaborating on tasks; sync data between your iPhone and your iPad; coordinate and collaborate by sharing projects and to-dos with optional notes, due dates and alerts; keep a record of time and money spent on projects; note progress of each project quickly identifying what's been done and what still needs attention
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Ethnographer
Promotes knowledge exchange between residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP) and scientists studying the history of the UP allowing residents and scientists to discuss ethnographic themes and upload interviews about UP's recent cultural history including interviews and photographs
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HMP: HelpMePublish
Designed to help researchers analyze, harness and contribute to the publication of research by providing databases on 13 major subject areas containing information on more than 6000 reputable academic journals provided by journal editors, subject experts and academic users; users can rank journals in terms of acceptance rates, refereeing policies, publication time, quality of editorial advice, realtime journal readership data and readership.
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Fetchnotes
Add notes on the web, iPhone, or Android via text, email, or their Chrome Extension; organize and find notes by using hashtags to group notes; share with anyone in your address book, a username, an email or a phone number to share; collaborate instantly by receiving notification whenever someone shares or edits a note with you
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Flava Note/Journal
Note/diary application with personal timeline supporting text, photo, voice, video, location data, book / music / movie libraries, URL availability for composition of a single page entry all at the same time; thematic icon and text tagging for page organization; and exportation of selected pages of pictures within Flava timeline via Facebook and Twitter.
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WiseHunch
Plan, conduct, record, and organize customer development interviews with customizable interview templates; generate and share interview reports; organize interview notes and findings into people-friendly reports and share them via email and Dropbox; and send your interviewees' contact details to MailChimp
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Quadrant
Track participants, manage and collaborate on your participant based qualitative and mixed-method research projects with this secure, ethical and efficient online collaborative project management tool; comment and make notes on all aspects of your project; and export all or subset of your data to any analysis program
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miituu
Innovative application for collecting video feedback from many audiences by gathering responses from individuals with or without an Internet connection and receive responses in video and audio so that real human emotions and feelings are captured and communicated.
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Zotero
Research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to collect all your research in a single, searchable interface for PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and then adding it to your personal library with a single click
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FreeNote
Free note app for android features unique hybrid model for combined handwriting and keyboard note taking; note text, paint, voice, photo, and video; includes calendar, alarm, and todo features
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FocusPad
Focus on your todos by creating simple and elegant list divided into clean, easy-to-review pages; reviewing todos and choosing ones on which to take action; and synching with Mark Forster's Final Version to add time management
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GRID
Create and manage your ideas, projects, and plans by keeping and organizing notes, pictures, people, locations, and places via the apps grid system; collaborate with others on your grid to bring ideas together from your iPhone or iPad; use the built-in tool - Maestro -to collect, organize, and visualize your results in lists, tables, collages, storyboards and presentation forms
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Pear Note
Integrate traditional text notes with audio recordings by synching notes with exact point in recording that corresponds to your note; navigate throughout the entire recording by tapping on text; create rich text notes, including bulleted and numbered lists, highlighting, and text styles; incorporate images; search function; and record while switching to another app
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atlas.ti Mobile
Create ATLAS.ti projects; record, assign, segment, and code photos, audio, and videos; assign, segment and code existing photos, audio, and videos, create and edit text documents; create fine-grained quotation segments in text, images, audio and video files; create and edit memos; tag images, recordings, videos, and documents with geo-location info; and export projects via Dropbox or iTunes file shares
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Reframer
Value and feasibility based decision engine helps you quantify qualitative data by organizing your data on your terms based on meaningful descriptors, using their intelligent theme finder to identify relationships in your data and to show connections strengths, and involving others in the decision process to pitch concepts and assess feasibility
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Trunk Notes
Note taking app and personal wiki for creating, formatting, geotagging, and linking notes together; for creating a personal wiki with dynamic content, images, sound recordings and more; for keeping private information private with AES-256 encryption; for adding images from the camera and photo library; for recording sound; and for syncing to a Dropbox account to allow easy working on multiple iOS devices
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WhiteNote
Create digital notebooks with free-form text positioning and basic free-hand drawing; insert images from the photo album or a web page; import PDF files as images, insert one PDF page per notebook page; insert one or more audio recording on a page and record sound while taking notes or drawing; search and use real-time collaborative white boarding, and content sharing features; and create subjects categorize the notes
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Idea Store
Take quick text notes and save them to build on them later; date, group, and flag ideas for organization; sync entries between iPhone and iPad via Dropbox; share entries with Twitter, Facebook, or other social media; and export with iTunes file sharing
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NoteFile
Make quick notes and view them quickly from anywhere on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; sync notes between all iOS devices, as well as with company's free Dashboard widget for Mac; view and edit notes on junecloud.com's web site; and supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion
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Appreciative Inquiry
Work with the interactive models of the Appreciative Inquiry 4-D cycle of discover, dream, design, destiny; read stories that illustrate the principles of Appreciative Inquiry; use in-built camera to document the world through the appreciative eye, in-built audio to record personal insights, and notepad for recording thought; and utilize Facebook and Twitter pages to share outcomes in communities of practice
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Ushahidi
Free and open source platform for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping; synchronization with any Ushahidi or Crowdmap deployment allowing mobile viewing and creation, loading of multiple deployments at one time, quick filtering through incident reports, exploring incident locations on the map, viewing incident photos, news article, and sharing incident reports via email, sms or Twitter
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Vesper
iPhone tool for collecting notes, making lists, or saving anything you want to remember; use tags to group related items into playlist-like collections; attach photos to notes; and organize and curate notes in whatever way comes naturally to you
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Mental Note for iPad
iPad digital notepad app for combining pictures, voice recordings, drawings, and text all on the same page; features include adding audio to a page by recording with the built-in microphone while continuing to edit note, attaching Calendar events to notes, exporting notes and backups to iCloud and/or Dropbox accounts, and mapping location at which a note was created
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MrQual
"On-demand" software web application or Software-as-a-service (SaaS) online qualitative research app for creating diaries, blogs, synchronous and asynchronous bulletin board focus groups, market research discussion forums, individual depth interviews, and market research communities
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itracks Mobile
Manage global, qualitative studies by conducting online discussion boards with video and text questions and responses, send users mobile notifications, filter participants, and generate polls
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MagicalPad
Multifunctional app for mindmapping, outlining, notetaking, and checklist creating; visualize ideas from brainstorming sessions; and upload notes and lists to Google Docs, Evernote, Dropbox, or email
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ActionNotes
Intuituve notetaking app with integrated to do list functions as virtual notebook with covers, dividers, note pages, color coding, and search capabilities; and share files via email or Dropbox
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JournalPro
Keep journals and record other information in separate and completely customizable journals; include multiple photographs per journal entry, choose from three security levels to keep journals safe, search journals for words and phrases, and share via email
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Capture 365 Journal PRO
Create diaries and journals, attach photos to journal entries, add location information to journal entries, sync and store data using iCloud, secure with password protection, and share via email
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Cloud Outliner
Organize your thoughts and manage your projects by creating and sharing outlines between your various devices and your Evernote account, allowing for collaboration and distribution.
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te.to.te
Differs from other note-taking and drawing applications by making collaboration central to design and operation; ties in with your Google account allowing for brainstorming and public/private sharing of drawings, images, and documents
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iDo Notepad
Note-taking application well-suited for keeping diaries or journals, add multiple entries, search and sort notes, assign unique icons to code different topics or kinds of notes, and use calendar to select different dates notes
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Mindomo
Mind-map plans and ideas by creating thought chains to show detail and clarity to your creative flow of ideas, display central ideas and link connecting thoughts, assign task to each idea, and sync and share ideas with others
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CaptureNotes
Write, type, or record audio notes; pinpoint critical items with Flags; import PDFs; add and take photos; and share notes to Dropbox and Evernote
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Penultimate
Handwrite, scribble, and sketch notes; draw pictures, charts, and tables; utilizie handwriting recognition tool; and sync with Evernote to search your notes on any computer or mobile device you use
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SenseMaker
Capture pictures, recordings and writing in various combinations, allow respondents to reflect how they are making sense of the world and then interpret their own stories into a series of abstract constructs
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WordPress
Use a blog to create and edit posts; write, add photos, and create links; and moderate, edit, or reply to comments
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nativeye
Gather real-time, real-place insight from customers' experiences, conduct mobile ethnography, gain instant insight from mobile research communities, and facilitate secret shoppers
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Notes Plus
Tools for writing, drawing and marking up files, and recording audio notes with a wide selection of typefaces, colors, point size for type, line thickness for drawing, and even opacity for highlighting; importing existing files and images; and organize and share files
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EthnoHub
Cloud-based tool for researchers to prompt mobile phone users to email diary entries with text and/or photos) and code the data and to capture clues and findings
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PaperDesk
Take notes by writing and typing on the same page with a large selection of colors and font styles; record audio, add images/pictures, and sketch on the same page; manage notes in scrapbooks; and share/export files
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Notability
Capture ideas, share insights, and present information by integrating handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing notes
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UPAD
Scribble and write thoughts and ideas, add photos to highlight or accentuate ideas, and draw and sketch figures and images
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Qualvu Mobile App
Video consumer feedback application allows consumers to record responses to investigator's information needs while shopping, using a product, or whenever convenient and familiar for them
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Endnote
View, edit, organize, and share bibliographic research material and PDFs from EndNote by utilizing tools for searching, organizing, and sharing research, and creating bibliographies
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Popplet
A mindmapping app to incorporate photos and drawings so visual thinkers can merge pictures with prose
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PaperPort Notes
Note taking and document mark-up app for combining documents, web content, audio, typed text, and hand written notes into a single, sharable document
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PaperFetch
4-in-1 product designed to simplify PubMed management with automated multi-paper download and PDF self-organizing algorithms
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Qwiki
Turn pictures and videos from events captured on iPhone into brief movies and then share the movies via Facebook, Twitter, Email or SMS, and also embed them on a blog or web page
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GoodReader
Read, highlight, and underline PDF documents; add personal notes; upload, save, and share files; and sync all versions on multiple devices
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inScribe
Note taking application for typing notes with the virtual keyboard or draw with your finger; add photos, resizable shapes and pre-drawn stencils; create and playback audio recordings; e-mail notes as PDF files; and search for text across all your notebooks
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SimpleMind
Mind mapping tool for brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device with built-in visual styles; and for sharing with Dropbox integration.
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Mobilenoter
Note-taking application for syncing with Microsoft OneNote notebooks, handwriting input and drawing, audio recording and playing media in your notes; and adding, moving and deleting images on your pages
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YouTube Capture
Record video in fewer clicks and less lag time; edit with automatic color correction, stabilization, trimming, and music tracks; and upload videos to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter simultaneously, or share privately with friends and family
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Capture
Capture and upload audio, video, and images from your iPad then publish and share with clients and colleagues via the ActiveGroup Lobby for mobile ethnography and shop-alongs
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MAXQDA Mobile App
Import photos, videos, text documents, and audio via Dropbox to your desktop MAXQDA
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Simplenote
Keep notes, lists, ideas, and more on the web, your mobile device, and your computer; and find notes quickly with instant searching and simple tags
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Springpad
Create Springpads with things you find on the web or on the go: clip an article, snap a photo, scan a product barcode, record a voice memo, or save a place nearby; and then access it anytime, anywhere
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OneNote Mobile
Take new notes with text, pictures, and bullets including audio notes and open existing OneNote notebooks on mobile devices; and then keep notes in sync using Microsoft SkyDriveŽ online storage to access, edit and manage notes from your PC or almost any web browser
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UX Recorder
Records on-screen activity and gestures along with video from the front facing camera and audio; intended to replace a document camera for recording user testing sessions of mobile Web sites
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TagPad
Record interviews with an animated interview schedule displaying your interview questions and recording the interview and dynamically tagging the recorded audio by question for quick access and preliminary analysis
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ethos - Ethnographic Observation System
Both a mobile device application for conducting fieldwork and a link to a web-based project management system
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Revelation Mobile
Mobile device app seamlessly integrates with Revelation Project, making it simple to add mobile projects into larger studies
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Evernote
A suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving
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AudioNote Notepad and Voice Recorder
Combines a notepad with an audio recorder to create synchronized notes with audio
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EthnoCorder
Multimedia enabled field research with over 20 types of multimedia elements that can be used in either questions or responses
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myResearch
Field market research application for capturing live point-in-time feedback from respondents using video, audio, image recording and quantitative data
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FocusGroup
Conducting live feedback research via focus groups with anonymous feedback
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Over The Shoulder
Allows users to answer questions and provide opinions for research purposes with in-the-moment ideas, photos, videos and innovation inspiration
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Observe
Collect data in the field, add codes for specific phenomena, mark transcription times, and share with colleagues
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Liveminds
Enables participants to share thoughts and record experiences in 1-to-1 Interviews, Group Discussions, Auto Ethnography, and Diaries & Blogs
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MyInsights
Conduct qualitative research connected to a closed web environment, where projects can be created, participants and observers can be invited and where you can view and download the results
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myServiceFellow
Mobile ethnography for service design via customer structured research based on perceived service sequence and service components importance through journey mapping and touchpoints sequences
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dscout
Web and mobile service to engage scouts in sharing real-world experiences, in the moment ideas and real-time feedback
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Lifelapse
Captures your life by taking a picture every 30 seconds and lets you share it through a one-minute video
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Instaviz
Pocket whiteboard for sketching rough shapes and lines, and turning them into laid-out diagrams
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QuickVoice
Record voice notes, reminders, dictations, meetings, interviews, and entire lectures and multi-session seminars
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Interview Assistant
Platform to prepare, conduct, document, and review interviews
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Recorder
Use as a voice recorder or sound recorder to record memos, discussions, interviews, and ideas
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MyNotes
Create and manage notes, lists, and clippings, store ideas and thoughts, or write a diary
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MindNode
Mindmapping application for collecting, organizing and outlining your thoughts and ideas as mind maps for to-do lists, brainstorming, research, writing, and project management
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Recall It!
Create notes with text and pictures, and then assign tags to each note so you can recall them
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YouNote
Take different types of note like AudioNote, PictNote, DrawNote, TextNot, WebNote and MultiNote
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iTalk
Record conversations, interviews, speeches, performances, and the sounds of nature up to CD-quality sound, and then email your recordings or sync them through iTunes
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Audio Memos
Voice recorder with simple and intuitive interface pause record, pause play, slider, quality control, volume meter, volume boost, volume normalizing, voice activated recording features
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Dragon Dictation
Voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking to speak and instantly see text content for everything from email messages to blog posts
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Best Dictation
Virtually divide an audio file and play each part repeatedly so you can divide an audio file of an interview or speech into several sentences and listen each sentence repeatedly
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Dedoose
Web app to analyze text, video, and spreadsheet data through the integration of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approaches
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Wordle
Generate "word clouds" from text that you provide, give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text, and tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes
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nineteen
Designed to allow quick visually-assisted explorations of large qualitative/quantitative datasets to help researchers to spot patterns through easy access to visually-coded and abstracted representations of their data
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Many Eyes
Choose your data set, upload it to the web, select a visualization method, customize your visualization output, and publish your results
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Fineo
Implements a visualization technique based on the Sankey diagram for visualizing continuous data and representing relations between categorical data
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Gelphi
Interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs
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TagCrowd
Web application for visualizing word frequencies in any text by creating what is popularly known as a word cloud, text cloud or tag cloud
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MindMeister
Create, view and edit conceptual mind maps, share them with friends and colleagues online, and sync with the online MindMeister service
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QUALocator
Comprehensive online search and comparison resource for qualitative research facilities and related technology providers developed in collaboration with the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA)
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Cohdoo Highlight
Shine new light on recording user research, interviews, lectures, and more by starting a recording, marking "aha" moments as you hear them, pausing and resuming the same recording, adding more highlights, reviewing your highlights, adding notes and sharing recordings with your team
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FieldNotes
A note taking tool to take on the road for locating your position using GPS, viewing a satellite map of the location, taking notes, collecting photographs all in geo-referenced format, and then transmit this information via e-mail as a kmz or text to any destination
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SoundNote
Tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, and while playing back your recording, tap a word and SoundNote will jump to that point in the audio
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NoteBooks
Allows you to create as many virtual books as you need to write, store and structure your detailed notes, and serves as a repository for all your journals, ideas, notes, drafts, diaries, projects, task lists and everything else you want to keep close at hand
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NoteBook
Focuses on simple functionality for creating, sharing, and editing your notes and allows you to share your notes from anywhere with Dropbox sync so you can collaborate with others, keep your notes on all your iOS devices, and add, edit, and modify them on your Mac and PC
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iAnnotate
Productivity tool for reading, annotating, organizing, and sending PDF files allowing you to add detailed notes to your annotations that inform you or your collaborators of your opinions and decisions and with bookmarks, you can set and navigate directly to the relevant information, passages, and annotations
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Note Taker HD
Write and organize handwritten notes, diagrams, etc. and annotate PDF files, organize them by tags, date/time last modified, favorites, and email one or more pages as a single PDF file
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Corkulous
Provides a virtual "corkboard" for visualizing tasks, notes and images, for moving them around for mind mapping, and for sharing with others via Dropbox
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iThoughts
Mind mapping tool enables you to visually organize your thoughts, ideas and information for list making, brainstorming, project planning, goal setting, concept mapping, and note taking activities
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Mendeley Reference Manager (Lite)
Indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into your own personal digital library, gathers document details from your PDFs allowing you to effortlessly search, organize and cite, looks up PubMed, CrossRef, DOIs and other related document details automatically, and imports papers from resources such as Google Scholar, ACM, and IEEE
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PubMed On Tap
Searches PubMed to find and display reference information stores references (with pdfs) in your personal and searchable library, retrieves pdfs from the Web, and e-mails references (with pdfs) from within the application
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