Digital Humanities Tools

3D Modeling

  • Blender – Open source 3D modeling software.
  • TinkerCADFree, web based 3D modeling application.
  • Meshmixer Free software for editing and repairing 3D models.

Data Analysis

  • Tableau Public A free data visualization software. It allows users to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web.
  • Orange – Open source machine learning and data visualization. Build data analysis workflows visually, with a large, diverse toolbox.
  • GephiOpen-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs.


  • StoryMapJS – StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events.
  • Padlet Interactive teaching tools, map, timeline and more.
  • QGIS – A cross-platform free and open source desktop geographic information systems (GIS) application that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis capabilities.
  • NeatlineA suite of add-on tools for Omeka, Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines.

Text Analysis

  • Google Books NGram Viewer – Analyzes historical word occurrence, usage and changes over time and allows users to download data for more intensive research
  • –  Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts.
  • JuxtaJuxta is a cross-platform tool for collating, comparing, and analyzing any kind or number of textual objects.


  • TimelineJS TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines.
  • Tiki Toki – Create beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the web.

VR/AR and 360 Photos

  • SceneVR – SceneVR turns your collection of panoramic and VR-ready photos into a slideshow of navigable scenes, allowing you to create unique 360° narratives.
  • Unity – Widely used game development software, free for students.

Website Building

  • WordPress – A free and open source blogging tool and content management system, whose flexibility as a digital humanities tool stems from its extensive library of plugins.
  • Drupal – Drupal is a free, open source software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.
  • Bootstrap – lightweight site building framework.
  • Omeka – A project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. 
  • Scalar – A free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.