Frontline SMS allows users to send text messages to large groups of people anywhere there is a mobile signal. It has a desktop interface that connects to a mobile phone. An internet connection is not necessary.

Google Docs

Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.

Google Maps

Google Maps is a web mapping service application and technology provided by Google, free (for non-commercial use), that powers many map-based services, including the Google Maps website, Google Ride Finder, Google Transit, and maps embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API. It offers street maps, a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or public transport and an urban business locator for numerous countries around the world.

Google Sites

Google Sites is a structured wiki offered by Google as part of Google Apps. It was launched on February 28, 2008. It replaces Google Page Creator, Google's previous webpage creation service.


Joomla! is an open source content management system platform. It is written in PHP, stores data in MySQL and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.


JOSM is the "Java OpenStreetMap Editor", a desktop application originally developed by Immanuel Scholz and currently maintained by Dirk Stöcker. Currently it supports loading stand alone GPX tracks and GPX track data from the OSM database as well as loading and editing existing nodes, ways, metadata tags and relations from the OSM database.

Many Eyes

Many Eyes is an online visualization tool by IBM. The site is set up to allow the entire internet to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people.

Many Eyes Wikified

Many Eyes Wikified is a wiki: a website where anyone who visits can edit and create pages using a simple markup language. However, unlike most wikis, this website also lets you record and visualize data. You can add data tables or text documents to a Wikified page. These can be embedded directly in the page or linked from an external website. You can then easily create a number of rich visualizations of your data, laid out on the page however you like.


MediaWiki is a free web-based wiki software application used by all projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, and many other wikis. It is written in the PHP programming language and uses a database. The first version of the software was deployed to serve the needs of the free content Wikipedia encyclopedia in 2002.

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables and a macro programming language called VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). Excel forms part of Microsoft Office.