Free Digital Tools for Researchers

  • Find innovative ways to communicate science and development
  • Figshare helps you connect with other researchers by uploading any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that your figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated.
  • Reference Management - Mendeley and Zotero
  • SumoPaint allows you to edit images online without installing any software
  • GIMP
  • writeLaTeX is a free service that lets you create, edit and share your scientific ideas online using LaTeX
  • Gliffy allows you to visualize your data - create flowcharts, diagrams, technical drawings and more.
  • draw.io is another alternative for online diagramming but built for speed and simplicity
  • For specific types of graphs with text, try textexture
  • Keep Google -allows you create sticky notes really fast
  • Trello is a web-based project management tool where you can organize projects in a dashboard view, containing one or more project-oriented boards
  • WorkFlowy is another organizational tool to collaborate on large team projects, take notes, write research papers or keep a journal.