Here’s a list of tools and programs that were recommended by speakers (David Dobbs, Brian Switek and me) and by the collected wisdom of the audience in the Tools & Tips for Project Workflow session at ScienceOnline 2012 this morning:
xkcd is a webcomic created by Randall Munroe. The comic's tagline describes it as "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." It has been recognized in such mainstream media as The Guardian and The New York Times.
A time-based detail of the range of shapes and patterns within several species of flora and fauna. Genetic diversity visualized by forms which simultaneously reflect balance, symmetry, and an infinite potential for variation.
American designers Joshua Resnikoff and Aaron Panone have created a product that transforms your everyday canning jar into a cheap and durable travel mug, which they named Cuppow.
Twitter's purchase of Summify, which delivered an email summary of interesting links from a user's social networks, shows Twitter is trying to get smarter about how it filters the flood of information users are exposed to. It's a challenge that's only going to grow.