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NamePurpose / DescriptionFile formatsPlatformFree or Paid?Link to toolNotes
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AliViewGenomics data viewer
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AmnesiaFinds direct and indirect identifiers
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ArcGISOpening and checking spatial data filesWindowsPaid
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ArtemisGenomic sequence visualizationBrowserFreehttps://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/tools/artemis
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AstroPiFITS files (astrofiles)
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AutoDesk ViewerCADIn-browser (Firefox, Chrome tested)Freehttps://viewer.autodesk.com/Account necessary for use.
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BamViewGenomic sequence visualization for .BAM filesMacOSX, Windows and UnixFreehttp://bamview.sourceforge.net/
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BulkExtractorOutput is a file tree
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Bruker TopSpinAllows viewing and processing of NMR data files (Bruker)https://www.bruker.com/service/support-upgrades/software-downloads/nmr.htmlFree for academic users (with .edu email address)
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ChemDraw.MOL files (chemical structures - lossy)
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Code OceanAllows you to reproduce coding environment to verify Paid
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Excel Archival ToolProgrammatically convert Excel files into open-source formats and extracts charts/figures, etc.WindowsFreehttps://github.com/mcgrory/ExcelArchivalToolU of M grad student built. Any issues, contact him!
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FiguresObscure figure/graph raw files (igor)
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FijiScientific image processing (aka giant files)Windows, MacOS, LinuxFreehttps://fiji.sc/
Fiji is an image processing package—a "batteries-included" distribution of ImageJ.
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Free File SplitterBreaks large files into more maneagable "chunks" to work with, can rejoin files after evaluation or changes are made Freehttps://www.filesplitter.org/
Only works for brute force splitting - will break off in the middle of a line of text or code
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GeoNetwork
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GLOGGOpens massive text fileshttp://glogg.bonnefon.org/index.html
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HashMyFilesMaps files, shows hashes
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Identity FinderTries to detect well-formatted sensitive informationWindows / Server level
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IDLAstronomical/Atmospheric files (space .py package)
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ImageJScientific image processing (aka giant files)Windows, MacOS, LinuxFreehttps://imagej.nih.gov/ij/
ImageJ is a public domain Java image processing program.
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iNMRAllows you to view and process NMR data files
Free limited use (each work session is limited to 30 minutes)
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Jena3D molecular structure/Crystallographic fileshttp://jenalib.leibniz-fli.de/
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JHOVEFile verification
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MangoCT/MRI image files
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MatlabComputation and visualizationWindows, MacOS, LinuxPaidhttps://www.mathworks.com/
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MediaInfoMediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files.Audiovisual filesFreehttps://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo
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MesquitePlant genetics/evolutionary biologyWindows, MacOS, LinuxFreehttps://www.mesquiteproject.org/
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MicroView
MicroView is a 2D/3D image viewer and analysis tool. It is written in Python and uses VTK for all of its graphical capabilities.
Freehttps://sourceforge.net/projects/microview/
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MRICROCT/MRI image files
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MZmineMass spec data files
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NARA File AnalyzerForensic tool - detects if file is what it says it is
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NCAR command languageClimate science (netCDF)
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NCViewClimate science (netCDF)
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NotePad++Opens most files if another tool won't, does other diagnostic things
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Octavehttps://www.gnu.org/software/octave/
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OmeroMicroscopic images
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OsiriXCT/MRI image files
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PanoplyJava application for climate science (netCDF)Windows, MacOS, LinuxFreehttps://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/panoply/
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Print WindowMaps files
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QGISOpening and checking spatial data filesFreehttps://qgis.org/
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Repro ZipAllows you to reproduce coding environment data was analyzed in (like docker)
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RStudio
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SciLabOpen source alternative to MatlabWindows, MacOs, LinuxFreehttps://www.scilab.org/
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TADOpens CSV files (and keeps table structure)
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TreeMaps file directoriesFreehttps://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-export-directory-tree-folder-windows
Command line in Windows: tree /a /f > ~/Desktop/output.txt
Command line in Mac (first install Tree with Homebrew): tree -hF > ~/Desktop/output.txt
https://rschu.me/list-a-directory-with-tree-command-on-mac-os-x-3b2d4c4a4827
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WebAIM Contrast Checker
checks image contrast and color accessibility, has bookmarklet!
Web-basedfreehttps://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/
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