Tools Bibliography

Here is a basic list of tools used during the project.

The listing provides a link to the main software website. However, if you search for related posts on this blog, I usually give more details about using the tool and links to resources.  I tried to mark Free Software as (Free), although all items listed are cost free.  If I high recommend a tool, I have marked it with *** three asterisks!

General resources:

Creative Commons License choosing widget, http://creativecommons.org/choose/?lang=en

“What is Free software,” http://www.fsf.org/about/what-is-free-software

Linux Command Line, http://LinuxCommand.org

Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders [crowd source editing of ebooks], http://www.pgdp.net

DIY Book Scanner [community with guides on how to do your own digitization], http://www.diybookscanner.org

EPUB:

Sigil *** [EPUB editor/creator (Free)], https://github.com/user-none/Sigil

Writer2epub [EPUB export extension for Open/LibreOffice (Free)], http://writer2epub.it/en

Calibre *** [ebook management and editing (Free)], http://calibre-ebook.com

HTML:

Bluefish Editor *** [powerful text editor for web development and programming (Free)], http://bluefish.openoffice.nl

PDF Readers:

Sumatra PDF *** [multi-purpose reader (Free)], http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/free-pdf-reader.html

Evince [multi-purpose reader (Free)], https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince

PDF Readers, http://pdfreaders.org

PDF Utilities:

PDF Shaper [Freeware simple PDF utilities], http://www.glorylogic.com/pdf-shaper.html

Briss [cropping utility with page clustering (Free)], http://briss.sourceforge.net

K2PDF [PDF reformatter for ereaders (Free)], http://www.willus.com/k2pdfopt

jPdf Tweak [“Swiss Army Knife for PDF files”(Free)], http://jpdftweak.sourceforge.net

iText RUPS [PDF structure utility (Free)], http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextrups

diff-pdf [document comparison utility], http://vslavik.github.io/diff-pdf

OCR Engines:

Tesseract *** (Free), https://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr

Ocrad (Free), http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad

CuneiForm [main website is broken, get it from a repository (Free)], http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CuneiForm_%28software%29

OCR GUIs:

YAGF *** (Free), http://sourceforge.net/projects/yagf-ocr

OCRFeeder *** (Free), https://wiki.gnome.org/OCRFeeder

SimpleOCR, http://www.simpleocr.com/Download.asp

Lector, https://code.google.com/p/lector

gImageReader, http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimagereader

Image Processing:

ScanTailor *** [post-processing suite for scanned images (Free)], http://scantailor.org

GIMP *** [raster image editor (Free)], http://www.gimp.org

ImageJ [advanced scientific image processing and analysis (Free)], http://rsbweb.nih.gov/ij/index.html

Fiji [=ImageJ], http://fiji.sc/Fiji

FastStone Image Viewer, http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Office Suites:

LibreOffice *** (Free), http://www.libreoffice.org

OpenOffice *** (Free), https://www.openoffice.org

Other Utilities:

Notepad++ *** [text file editor with many plugins and features (Free)], http://notepad-plus-plus.org

Juxta [text collation tool (Free)], http://www.juxtasoftware.org

7-zip [archive package manager (Free)], http://www.7-zip.org

DownThemAll! [download manager, Firefox extension (Free)], http://www.downthemall.net

AdvancedRenamer [file and directory batch renamer], http://www.advancedrenamer.com

GPRename [file and directory batch renamer], http://gprename.sourceforge.net/index.php

 

 

 

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