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Academic publishing and copyrights

  • Academia.eduAcademia.edu http://academia.edu/ is an online platform where users can share research papers, track research around specific topics and monitor the impact of research.
  • MendeleyMendeley is a reference manager and an academic social network. Users can search research data and collaborate online with other users. 
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  • ResearchGateResearchGate is an online social media platform for researchers. At ResearchGate one can create a personal profile and connect and collaborate with other researchers. Users are able to share their publications, create groups and discuss their work with other users. Users can also create blogs.

E-mail

  • Google Mail / GmailGmail is an e-mail service provided by Google you can use with web browser or mobile devices.  Gmail also has a chat and video call function.
  • HushmailHushmail is a Canadian email service offering encrypted communications and a secure messaging option.
  • ProtonMailProtonMail is a Swiss email service offering encrypted communications and a secure messaging option. The company is founded by former CERN scientists and developers.

File and media storage and sharing

  • Apple iCloudiCloud is Apple's cloud synchronizing service. It works between several platforms such as iOS, OS X, Windows. Service allows user to store data on remote computer servers.
  • BambuserBambuser is a web- and browser-based real-time video transmission service.
  • CloudMeCloudMe is a file storage, sharing and synchronization service. Automatic file synchronization need installation of client software. Supported platforms are Windows, Mac and Linux. CloudMe is available also for Samsung SmartTV, WD TV and GoogleTV.
  • DropBoxDropBox is a file sharing service that automatically synchronizes files from user’s computers and other devices for file backup, access and sharing. In addition to sharing files Dropbox can be used simply for saving files. DropBox supports several platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, and some other mobile platforms.
  • EduuniEduuni is a service environment for collaboration across organisation and ecosystem boundaries. Eduuni services are provided by CSC - IT Center for Science. Eduuni is part of the agreement between CSC and the Ministry of Education and Culture as an additional services that enable interoperability in the sector of education, science and culture. Cost based pricing and in-house principle are applied to the procurement of the Eduuni services.
  • EvernoteEvernote is a web service, designed for notetaking. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have file attachments.
  • FlickrFlickr is an image hosting and video hosting website. 
  • Funet FileSenderFunet FileSender is a browser-based application that allows authenticated users to share large files up to several gigabytes to other users.
  • Google DriveGoogle Drive is a file storage service. User can upload, store and share files and synchronize files between different devices. Service can be used with a browser or with client software on computers, tablet computers and smart phones.
  • Google PhotosGoogle Photos is a free picture storage service. Users can upload, store and share photos and synchronize files between different devices. Service can be used with a webbrowser.
  • Microsoft OneDriveMicrosoft OneDrive is a file storage service. User can upload, store and share files and synchronize files between different devices through the service. Editing Microsoft Office documents is also possible with a browser or OneDrive applications.
  • PeriscopePeriscope Real Time video streming service is owned by Twitter. https://twitter.com/  You can use it by Mobile phone of GoPro camera for example.
  • PreziPrezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
  • SlideShareSlideShare is a cloud service for slide sharing which is nowadays owned and controlled by LinkedIn. Supported file formats are PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote and OpenOffice. Users can share files privately or publicly. SlideShare also provides users possibility to rate, comment, and share link to the slideshow.
  • SpotifySpotify is a music streaming service. Spotify is available for most mobile platforms and it can be used either by web-browser or client application.
  • VimeoVimeo is Online Video service. Basic use is free of charge. Paid services are also available . Vimeo supports 4K Ultra HD.
  • WebExWebex is an online tool for real-time webmeetings and training sessions. With WebEx it is possible to share and handle dokuments in collaboration with other participants, share your desktop, record the meetings and chat with other participants practically device independently. Basic service (free version) includes 3 people per meeting, 1 host license, Standard-quality video.
  • YouTubeYoutube is a video-sharing service provided by Google. The service enables the sharing of video material publicly or privately through a link. Watching videos does not require registration, but in order to upload or comment videos a Google account is needed.

Informing, blogging and microblogging

  • Apple iMessage, FaceTimeMessaging, telephony, videophone and collaboration service for iOS and MacOS devices
  • FacebookFacebook is a social networking service. Users must register and create a profile account before using the service. After registration users can communicate with friends, share pictures and join groups and follow interests & people. Service can be used for informing purposes.
  • Google+Google+ is a social network provided by Google. The service enables creating a profile and joining user managed groups known as Circles. Users can also for example notify about events and invite other users to join. Video calls are also made possible via the Google Hangouts service.
  • InstagramInstagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos.
  • LinkedInLinkedIn is a social media platform intended for professional networking. LinkedIn can be used for searching recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners. On LinkedIn users can create their online CV, connect with other users, follow companies and organizations as well as join groups of their interest. Users are able to endorse and recommend each other. Companies and organizations can publish news and recruiting announcements on the site. LinkedIn offers both a free-of-char
  • SignalSignal is an encrypted communications application for Android and iOS. There is a desktop plugin for Google Chrome as well (beginning from beta version published 7. April 2016)
  • SkypeSkype offers audio calls for free of charge to anyone who uses also Skype. IMs and file deliveries are also free.
  • SlackSlack is a cloud-based team collaboration system
  • TelegramTelegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app
  • TumblrTumblr is a micro blog service and a video and image sharing platform. User's Tumblr pages are often called image blog.
  • TwitterTwitter is an online social networking and microblogging service. It enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters, pictures, videos and links to other web-pages. Tweets can be read without registration but to send your own material registration is required.
  • WhatsAppWhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smartphones and selected feature phones that uses the Internet for communication. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages as well as their location using integrated mapping features. Users can create messaging groups to service.
  • YammerYammer, Inc. is a social networking service for organizations. Access to a Yammer network is based on user email address, organisation users should use firstname.lastname@orgnanisation.xxx mailto:firstname.lastname@orgnanisation.com address for yammer registration.

Miscellaneous

  • SecondLifeSecond Life is an online virtual world. Second Life has also been applied to education in the form of online campuses and lectures.

Queries, log data, analytics, preference and voting

  • DoodleDoodle is an online service for scheduling meetings with multiple people.
  • FoodleFoodle is a service for simple surveys or polls and for scheduling meetings.
  • Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics is a service that generates detailed statistics about a website's traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales. Google Analytics can provide the user with reports at regular intervals. Service is put into operation by signing up to a Google account and setting a tracking code to the website.

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