Useful software

Mind map and conceptual mapping programs

Compendium

Compendium is a very full featured software for mind mapping and dialogue mapping. Java based so runs on Windows, OsX and unixes. FREEWARE/Open Source

Text analysis and transcription

Transcriber

Transcriber is a tool for assisting the manual annotation of speech signals. It provides a user-friendly graphical user interface for segmenting long duration speech recordings, transcribing them, and labeling speech turns, topic changes and acoustic conditions. It is more specifically designed for the annotation of broadcast news recordings, for creating corpora used in the development of automatic broadcast news transcription systems, but its features might be found useful in other areas of speech research. Works for windows, linux and osx FREEWARE