Digital Tools, Platforms, Repositories, and More

This is a running tab of useful information gathered in one location. Eventually I will try to provide some of my thoughts on each tool (stay tuned). This list is by no means comprehensive. It represents tools I’ve been using or sites I’ve found useful.

Video and Audio Production

  1. Screenflow
  2. Screencast-O-Matic (a free version exists)

Image and Video Annotation Tools

  1. Thinglink
  2. Youtube Annotation
  3. Zotero (this probably should be under “other”)
  4. Animoto
  5. Prezi

Platforms and CMS

  1. WordPress
  2. Omeka
    1. Learn about how to use Omeka on Omeka Gym (great tutorials)
    2. Here is another great resource on how to use Omeka from
  3. Scalar
  4. Drupal Gardens


  1. Google Maps
  2. Google Fusion Table
  3. Georeferencer
  4. NYPL Map Warper
  5. Story Map JS
  6. Geolocation for Omeka (requires you to install it)

Data Mining

  1. Google N-gram
  2. Bookworm
  3. Voyant-Tools
  4. Open Calais
  5. Serendip-o-matic


  1. Excel
  2. Voyant-Tools (you can make bubblelines, etc.)
  3. Wordle
  4. ImagePlot
  5. ViewShare
  6. Palladio

Timeline Visualization

  1. ViewShare
  2. Dipity
  3. Neatline (plugin for Omeka)
  4. Timeline JS

Major Repositories

  1.  See the College Art Association’s updated list
  2. The Digital Art Historian’s Toolkit List (from UCLA’s Beyond the Digitized Slide Library)


  1. CommentPress


  1. Hemingway App

Learning to Code/Web Development/Web Design

  1. CodeAcademy
  3. Treehouse
  4. The Women’s Coding Collection (WCC)–my favorite at the moment (sadly, the WCC is no more!)

For design:

  1. Design-seeds: gorgeous color palettes with hex-codes.


  1. Tin Eye–a reverse image search
  2. Anthologize–Make online content into an e-book