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wikidPad

wikidPad

wikidPad is a Wiki-like note taking application for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords. wikidPad allows you to get a better undestanding of your research and documentation and allow you to better explore and rediscover your knowledge.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
Windows
macOS
Linux
Free
Gitter

Gitter

Gitter is an open-source instant messaging and chat room system for developers designed to make community messaging, collaboration and discovery as smooth and simple as possible. Gitter is provided as software-as-a-service and integrates with GitLab and GitHub repositories to make discussion around code even easier. With Gitter, you can can easily create, organise and grow your communities, inviting others to join just in one click. Over 1.5M users across 100K communities use Gitter to discuss code and development progress.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
Social & Communication
Windows
macOS
Linux
Android
iOS
Web
Free
MediaWiki

MediaWiki

MediaWiki is a free and open source wiki engine used by thousands of organizations and websites across the globe. It's the software that powers Wikipedia, which was released as a free and open source project under the name MediaWiki, a year after the release of Wikipedia. The software allows people to collect and organize knowledge in cooperation with one another, and make it available on the web. MediaWiki is now built by a community of open source developers and provides plugins can be used to extend the software further. Allowing sister sites like Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata to utilize the same code base.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
PHP
Self-Hosted
Web
Free
XWiki

XWiki

Developed for more than 10 years, XWiki is a long standing project trusted by individuals and high profile corporations. XWiki is a free and open source Wiki software written in Java and released under the GNU Lesser General Public License. XWiki provides a WYSIWYG editing, OpenDocument based document import/export, semantic annotations and tagging, and advanced permissions management fit for enterprise use. The extensible XWiki platform allow you to customaize and improve your Wiki as the content, userbase or usecase grows and evolves.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
Self-Hosted
Java
Free
ReadTheDocs

ReadTheDocs

ReadTheDocs is a huge resource that millions of developers rely on for software documentation. With ReadtheDocs it simple to create documentation for your development project that will be hosted free, forever. ReadTheDocs integrates with your favorite version control system, be it Git, Mercurial, Bazaar, or Subversion. Allowing you to push documentation along with project updates through your CI/CD pipeline.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
Web
Free
Zim

Zim

Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
BSD
Windows
macOS
Linux
Free
Wiki.js

Wiki.js

With Wiki.js you can run a blazing fast Wiki built with performance in mind. Wiki.js is an extensible, free and open source Wiki software written in JavaScript. Wiki.js brings a modern approach to documentation and Wiki writing, it provides a simple to use WYSIWYG editor, a Markdown editor and a visual builder to please all types of workflows. All content moderation is also tracked on a Wiki.js-powered site, which means that you can an revert to a previous state or recover a deleted page at any time and get a broad overview of content evolution. Allowing you to visually compare two versions of the same page to see exactly what changed. Wiki.js runs on virtually any platform and is compatible with either PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, MS SQL Server or SQLite.

Education & Reference
Self-Hosted
JavaScript
Node.js
Free
Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha

WolframAlpha is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced "curated data" rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer, as a search engine whould. Additional data is gathered from both academic and commercial websites such as CIA's The World Factbook, the United States Geological Survey, Chambers Biographical Dictionary, the Catalogue of Life, CrunchBase, the FAA and optionally a user's social network account.

Education & Reference
Web
Freemium
MkDocs

MkDocs

MkDocs is a fast, simple and open-source static site generator that's geared towards building project documentation for software projects. With MkDocs it's easy to setup documentation with source files that are written in Markdown, and configured with a single YAML configuration file. When it is time to host your documentation, MkDocs builds completely static HTML sites for GitHub pages, Amazon S3 or a hosting provider of your choice.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
Self-Hosted
Web
Free
SoloLearn

SoloLearn

With SoloLearn you can learn to code for free. Take part in interactive lessons that are served on-the-go with practise, quizzes, lessons, and peer support. Over 42 million people are using SoloLearn to learn to code through lessons and fun practice sessions that grab your attention and keep you focused, for guaranteed best results.

Education & Reference
Web
Free
Docusaurus

Docusaurus

Docusaurus makes it easy to maintain open source documentation websites. With Docusaurus you can wriet docummentation and blog posts using Markdown and save time when doing so. Docusaurs automatically publish your files as static html files ready to serve on the web.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
Self-Hosted
Free
BookStack

BookStack

BookStack is a free and open-source, self-hosted, easy-to-use platform for documenting, organizing and storing information. BookStack is written in PHP, on-top of the Laravel Framework and can be hosted on most web hosting platforms, VPSs and cloud instances. The software is configurable and allow you to setup BookStack for your particular user case. It allows you to change, the name, logo, theme and registration options. It also provides a page editor with a simple WYSIWYG interface that can be used to edit content by anyone. BookStack is developed as a truly free and open software and is released under the MIT license.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
PHP
Self-Hosted
Web
Free
Pluralsight

Pluralsight

At Pluralsight, technologists and tech teams can learn the latest skills to perform the jobs effectively. Pluralsight is an educational platform that can be used by both students and team leaders to improve success of future projects. The platform provides both the skills valuable for the students and data needed for team leaders to succeed.

Education & Reference
Web
Udemy

Udemy

An online learning platform and teaching marketplace with over 100,000 courses and 24 million students. As a student at Udemy you can take part in on-demand courses in programming, marketing, data science and much more.

Education & Reference
iOS
Android
Web
Lynda.com

Lynda.com

An educational platform dedicated to teaching software, creative, and business skills. With Lynda.com people can achieve their personal and professional goals for a fraction of the cost and time when compared to traditional education.

Education & Reference
Web
Commercial
Coursera

Coursera

Coursera is an online learning platform that offers courses, specializations, certificates, and degrees. With Coursera people can learn from top courses from universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM.

Education & Reference
iOS
Android
Web
Freemium
SkillShare

SkillShare

Skillshare is an American online learning platform that provides on-demand learning material in photography, design, development and much more. The courses on Skillshare is focused on interaction rather than lecturing, with the main goal of learning by creating or completing projects and objectives.

Education & Reference
iOS
Android
Web
Freemium
edX

edX

edX is an online education platform that provides courses and classes for Data Science, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Design. With edX you can take part in courses and programs provided in virtual environments that includes quizzes and open respones assesemts.Courses on edX are avalible in Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian.

Education & Reference
Web
Commercial
Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a free library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP, SAT, and more. Khan Academy was created in 2008 as a non-profit educational organization with the goal to provide educational tools as an online service.

Education & Reference
Web
Free
TiddlyWiki

TiddlyWiki

TiddlyWiki is a personal wiki and a non-linear notebook that provides an interactive way to manipulate and structure data for web consumption. The free and open source application is written as an SPA (Single Page Application) with JavaScript by Jermolene. TiddlyWiki is designed from the ground up to easy to customize and re-shape depending on your use-case, while also providing tools that can be used to split up and reuse content.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
Self-Hosted
JavaScript
Node.js
Free
MindNode

MindNode

With MindNode you can capture, organize, style and share your thoughts one one neat app. MindNode is a brainstorming and mind map application that provides ways to capture and organize thoughts and ideas. Keep track of tasks and plan your new project by outlining and style you mind maps and share them with others.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
iOS
Freemium
Docz

Docz

Docz is a free and open source documentation software that makes it easy to write and publish beautiful interactive documentation for your code. It allows you to create markdown files showcasing your code and Docz turns them into a live-reloading, production-ready site. Docz is powered by GatsbyJS and is highly optimized for fast build times and end-user perfomance, while also allowing you toleverage GatsbyJS's huge ecosystem of plugins and tools. The software is written in TypeScript and Docz provides native TypeScript support for TSX components and can generate documentation from your prop types and comments in your code.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
Self-Hosted
Web
Free
PandaDoc

PandaDoc

Document automation from PandaDoc simply allows revenue teams to get more deals done. Not only can you make it easier for salespeople to create beautiful documents, you'll also have the insights you need to create a more predictable, repeatable, and scalable pipeline.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
iOS
Android
Web
Freemium
SlideDog

SlideDog

Slidedog is a presentation software that seamlessly lets you switch between presentation files, interact with your audience and present like a professional.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
iOS
Windows
Android
Web
Freemium
LinkAce

LinkAce

LinkAce is a free and open-source, self hosted archive to store and organize links of your favorite websites. It allows you to host your own service where you can store links and search though them and categorize them with the helpd of tags and lists. LinkAce also provides automated backups and monitoring of your self hosted service.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
PHP
Self-Hosted
Web
Free
AhaSlides

AhaSlides

Interactive presentations for your meetings, classroom, trivia nights. AhaSlides makes it easy to add polls, live charts, fun quizzes, engaging Q&A sessions to your presentation.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
SaaS
Web
Commercial
SlimWiki

SlimWiki

SlimWiki is a web-based wiki tool that can help teams documents their projects. It provides simple, versatile and powerful features out-of-the-box, that allow companies to spend more time on business related tasks and less time documenting their creations. SlimWiki is designed with a mobile-first approach and provides simple drag/drop features for placement and layout of images and files that helps you produce rich and easily consumable content.

Education & Reference
Web
Freemium
Academic Presenter

Academic Presenter

Academic Presenter is a web-based presentation and slideshow application.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
Web
Free
Quora

Quora

Quora is a Questions and Answers website where people can gain and share knowledge. On Quora you can ask questions and connect with people who has unique insights and quality answers.

Education & Reference
Web
Free
Grammarly

Grammarly

Grammarly is used by milions of writers across the globe. It's a AI-powered software for writing enhancement which checks your text for grammar, spelling mistakes and providing corrections as you type. Grammarly can organizes your writing feedback by theme, so you can see how each change will help your readers better understand your message. The tone detector can also provide vital information on how your message will be perceived by scoring your tone for individual metrics such as formal, confident, optimistic, friendly, casual and so on. Grammarly offers native desktop clients for both Windows and macOS and browser extensions for popular web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
Chrome
Freemium
LibreOffice Impress

LibreOffice Impress

LibreOffice Impress is a free and open source presentation and slide show software that allow you to create interactive slide shows for your next presentation.

Office & Productivity
Education & Reference
Windows
macOS
Linux
Free
fxSolver

fxSolver

fxSolver is a web-base equation library, graphing calculator and math solver for engineering and scientific equations. With fxSolver add formulas, fill in your input variables and get your results in the press of a button. fxSolver got predefined formulas for Aerospace Engineering, Astronomical Engineering, Biology Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Economics, Finance, Electrical Engineering, Geoscience, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical, Physics and Social Sciences.

Education & Reference
Web
Free
DevDocs

DevDocs

DevDocs provides fast, offline, and free documentation browser for developers. Search 100+ docs in one web app including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, Go, C, C++, and many more.

Education & Reference
Web
Free
Pinboard

Pinboard

Pinboard is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site for people who value privacy and speed.

 

Education & Reference
Social & Communication
Web
Free
Foam

Foam

Foam is a free and open-source, personal knowledge management and sharing system for Visual Studio Code and GitHub. The project takes inspiration from the Roam Research app. With Foam you can organize research, writing long-form content discover old notes and if you please, publish it all to the web.

Education & Reference
Development & DevOps
Visual Studio Code
Self-Hosted
Free
GeoGebra

GeoGebra

GeoGebra is an interactive geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus application, intended for learning and teaching mathematics and science from primary school to university level. GeoGebra is available on multiple platforms, with apps for desktops, tablets and web.

Education & Reference
Web
Free
LiveAgent

LiveAgent

With LiveAgent you can stand out from your competitors with a strong customer service culture​. LiveAgent is a SaaS-provided customer support management and help desk tool. LiveAgent include features like ticketing system, contact forms, real-time chats, cloud-based call center, interactive voice responese, unlimited call recordings, customer portal and integrations with social networks and services like Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Twitter, Viber and more.

Education & Reference
Sales & Marketing
SaaS
Web
Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange is a Q&A platform for a variety of topcis. In total, Stack Exchange has over 170 communities that is managed by people who are passionate on each indicidual topic. Experts like yourself can be part of any community and post, vote and bring forth the best answer to any given question.

Development & DevOps
Education & Reference
Social & Communication
Web
Free
Monkeytype

Monkeytype

Monkeytype provides you with a minimalistic typing test, featuring many test modes, an account system to save your typing speed history and user configurable features like themes, a smooth caret and more. The free and open-source tool features leader boards and a community that thrives on the idea of typing fast. By default, the tool uses the most common 200 words in the english language to generate its tests. However, it allow you to configure the settings to challenge you further, and improve in areas where your typing lacks.

Education & Reference
Web
Free
SpeedCrunch

SpeedCrunch

SpeedCrunch is a free and open-source high-precision scientific calculator. The application features a fast, keyboard-driven user interface that displays results as you type. SpeedCrunch comes with over 80 built-in mathematical functions, if that's not enough, you can define your own functions. A library of built-in formulas that allows to you to review and insert commonly used formulas is also included. SpeedCrunch can be downloaded for macOS, Linux and Windows, and is licensed under the GNU General Public License.

Education & Reference
Windows
macOS
Linux
Free
Olark

Olark

With Olark you can instantly recognise your customers needs and interact with them as soon as they reach your website or application. Olark is a web-based live chat software for sales and customer support.

Education & Reference
Sales & Marketing
SaaS
Web
Commercial
HelpCrunch

HelpCrunch

With HelpCrunch you can stay intouch with your customer-based with ease. HelpCrunch is a customer communication software for your Support, Marketing & Sales combining a Live Chat tool, Email Marketing Automation, Help Desk, and Knowledge base.

Education & Reference
Sales & Marketing
SaaS
Web
Commercial
Wix Answers

Wix Answers

A help desk software built and used by Wix to support over 160 million users. The software, Wix Answers is now available as a SaaS-offering for companies that are looking to improve their support channels. Wix Answers provides features that can be used to create knowledge bases, allow customer tickets, chats, and calls. All in a unified experience, both for your customers and your organization.

Education & Reference
SaaS
Web
Commercial

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