There are lots of useful tools for writing reports, project planning, drawing figures and make presentations that you can use in your degree project. Here is a list of some useful tools:
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- Mendeley – tool for managing references
- EndNote – another tool for managing references. Many features, but some are only available in the non-free version.
- ShareLaTeX – online LaTeX editor
- LaTeX installer, Windows
- LaTeX installer, Mac
Spelling and grammar
- Grammarly – a very useful spelling and grammar checking service. The free version finds a lot of common errors, and it is well worth paying for a month subscription when writing the final version of your report.
Figures and flowcharts
- Gliffy – draw flowcharts and class diagrams online.
- Draw.io – another tool for drawing flowcharts online.
- Project Plan 365 – online project planning tool. Create tasks, timelines, deadlines and Gantt charts.
- Gantter – Free cloud-based project planning and scheduling tool. Especially useful for online collaboration.
- Emaze – create presentations online. Many features (some cost money though)
- Prezi – create presentations online. Lots of animations and visual features. It is generally difficult to make good presentations using Prezi, and it is not recommended for thesis presentations.
- EZ Statistics is a web service that supports some of the most common statistical tests such as T-tests, ANOVA and Wilcoxon.