What is this?
This page is intended to be a collection of useful software that a researcher / thesis worker might find helpful. The general idea here is that if you have no idea what software you should be using to do whatever it is you are doing you can check out if this page has a tool listed fort that purpose.
Unless you know what you are doing do not reinvent the wheel, use the tools listed below in your work. They've been tested by others and should work well.
Google Drive Suite (and add-ins)
Typesetting / publishing
Qualitative data analysis
Java, C, C++, PHP+HTML5, (Python)
Good for writing unit tests (JUnit, CUnit..)
Integrates to version control systems like Git, Mercurial and SVN
Has addons/plugins for several frameworks like Yii, Zend Framework, etc.
Services on the web
Works like a charm in Linux/Mac/Windows/iOS/Android/WP/…
One can share files through different computers (e.g. you have a same folder in home and work computer → No need to take laptop home, files are already there)
Files can be achieved also through web-interface
Folders can be shared with other users
Other (is there any?)