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Soft­ware Tools

TagLast edit: 5 Aug 2020 12:41 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Specific pieces of software (downloadable or cloud/​browser-based) that may be of interest to people on this site. The focus is on software with a practical application: for games, see Gaming (videogames/​tabletop).

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Ar­bital postmortem

alexei30 Jan 2018 13:48 UTC
185 points
109 comments19 min readLW link

We’ve built Con­nected Papers—a vi­sual tool for re­searchers to find and ex­plore aca­demic papers

discordy8 Jun 2020 18:44 UTC
171 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

De­sign thoughts for build­ing a bet­ter kind of so­cial space with many webs of trust

MakoYass6 Sep 2020 2:08 UTC
46 points
41 comments12 min readLW link
(makopool.com)

Ideas for an ac­tion co­or­di­na­tion website

Yoav Ravid8 Mar 2019 13:32 UTC
17 points
36 comments5 min readLW link

Pre­dict—“Log your pre­dic­tions” app

Gust17 Aug 2015 16:20 UTC
26 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

In­tro­duc­ing Fore­told.io: A New Open-Source Pre­dic­tion Registry

ozziegooen16 Oct 2019 14:23 UTC
79 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

Tools for keep­ing focused

benkuhn5 Aug 2020 2:10 UTC
119 points
28 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Vim

lsusr7 Apr 2021 6:35 UTC
39 points
50 comments18 min readLW link

[Re­quest] Soft­ware or Ar­ti­cles on fi­nan­cial life planning

whpearson16 Mar 2012 19:06 UTC
4 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Recom­men­da­tion re­quest: Bud­get­ing/​ac­count­ing soft­ware for a non-profit

XFrequentist29 Jan 2014 15:16 UTC
2 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Best causal/​de­pen­dency di­a­gram soft­ware for fluid cap­ture?

Arkanj3l8 Apr 2013 19:20 UTC
2 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Soft­ware tools for com­mu­nity truth-seeking

Johnicholas10 Mar 2009 13:20 UTC
2 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

De­bate tools: an ex­pe­rience report

Morendil5 Feb 2010 14:47 UTC
50 points
77 comments3 min readLW link

A Year of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Jul 2015 22:30 UTC
170 points
26 comments13 min readLW link

A Se­cond Year of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast1 May 2016 22:14 UTC
65 points
30 comments21 min readLW link

Idea: Self-Im­prov­ing Task Man­age­ment Software

rlp1027 Feb 2013 13:04 UTC
19 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Is there soft­ware for goal fac­tor­ing?

philip_b18 Feb 2020 19:55 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Soft­ware tools for effi­cient scholarship

lukeprog15 Sep 2011 0:17 UTC
12 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Soft­ware for Crit­i­cal Think­ing, Prof. Ge­off Cumming

MichaelBishop30 Mar 2011 17:13 UTC
4 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Tiddly­wiki for or­ga­niz­ing notes and research

eukaryote1 Sep 2019 18:44 UTC
42 points
7 comments3 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

[Question] What is your Per­sonal Knowl­edge Man­age­ment sys­tem?

sayan16 Jul 2019 20:20 UTC
18 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist horo­scopes: A low-hang­ing util­ity gen­er­a­tor.

AdeleneDawner22 May 2011 9:37 UTC
78 points
78 comments2 min readLW link

Anti-akra­sia tool: like stickK.com for data nerds

dreeves10 Oct 2011 2:09 UTC
78 points
88 comments2 min readLW link

Why “Referer”?

jefftk23 Oct 2019 13:40 UTC
27 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Mul­ti­vari­ate es­ti­ma­tion & the Squig­gly language

ozziegooen5 Sep 2020 4:35 UTC
44 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Note­book for gen­er­at­ing fore­cast­ing bets

Amandango26 Sep 2020 20:36 UTC
25 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Col­lAc­tion his­tory and les­sons learned

Ron17 Jan 2021 15:01 UTC
34 points
3 comments8 min readLW link

How I use Google Forms in my Workflow

Harri Besceli26 Jul 2020 12:17 UTC
33 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Ideas for a fact check­ing widget

Yoav Ravid18 Mar 2019 14:25 UTC
9 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

In­ter­net Search Tips: how I use Google/​Google Scholar/​Lib­gen

gwern12 Dec 2018 14:50 UTC
51 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Less Wrong EBook Creator

ScottL13 Aug 2015 21:17 UTC
62 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

A List Of Ques­tions & Ex­er­cises For Re­view­ing Your Year

Krishaan Khubchand29 Dec 2017 12:59 UTC
18 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Edi­tor Mini-Guide

Ben Pace11 Mar 2018 20:58 UTC
23 points
51 comments2 min readLW link

Bayes-Up: An App for Shar­ing Bayesian-MCQ

Louis Faucon6 Feb 2020 19:01 UTC
51 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Does any­one use ad­vanced me­dia pro­jects?

ryan_b20 Jun 2018 23:33 UTC
33 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

My workflow

paulfchristiano9 Dec 2012 21:16 UTC
63 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Show LW: Di­as­pora Pro­ject Map and Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion Database

namespace5 Dec 2017 6:02 UTC
22 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

How I see knowl­edge aggregation

zulupineapple3 Feb 2018 10:31 UTC
24 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Archiv­ing Ya­hoo Groups

jefftk18 Oct 2019 11:20 UTC
43 points
9 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

A map of LWers—find mem­bers of the com­mu­nity liv­ing near you.

acchan13 Mar 2015 17:58 UTC
48 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What LessWrong/​Ra­tion­al­ity/​EA chat-servers ex­ist that new­com­ers can join?

habryka31 Mar 2019 3:30 UTC
54 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

In­visi­ble Choices, Made by Default

lsusr20 Oct 2019 2:09 UTC
42 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Wikipe­dia pageviews: still in decline

VipulNaik26 Sep 2017 23:03 UTC
23 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tionBook.com—Track your calibration

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Oct 2009 0:08 UTC
40 points
53 comments1 min readLW link

ProbDef: a game about prob­a­bil­ity and inference

abstractapplic2 Jan 2018 0:22 UTC
20 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

A Ra­tion­al­ist Guide to OkCupid

Jacob Falkovich3 Feb 2016 20:50 UTC
41 points
67 comments1 min readLW link

Less Wrong Study Hall: Now With 100% Less Tinychat

MalcolmOcean9 Nov 2015 0:25 UTC
38 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Ten small life improvements

paulfchristiano20 Aug 2017 19:09 UTC
38 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

How time track­ing can help you prioritize

lynettebye16 Dec 2019 17:07 UTC
30 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

Anki decks by LW users

Pablo2 Apr 2013 17:50 UTC
43 points
60 comments1 min readLW link

Pos­i­tive Bias Test (C++ pro­gram)

MBlume19 May 2009 21:32 UTC
30 points
79 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What are good prac­tices for us­ing Google Scholar to re­search an­swers to LessWrong Ques­tions?

DonyChristie18 May 2019 21:44 UTC
28 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What’s the best ap­proach to cu­rat­ing a news­feed to max­i­mize use­ful con­trast­ing POV?

bgold26 Apr 2019 17:29 UTC
25 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The why and how of daily updates

VipulNaik5 May 2019 15:21 UTC
30 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Hack­ing Less Wrong made easy: Va­grant edition

Morendil30 Jan 2012 18:51 UTC
44 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

In­ter­ac­tive In­fo­graphic on Simp­son’s Paradox

Antisuji20 Sep 2013 17:37 UTC
39 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

A sug­ges­tion on how to get peo­ple to read the Sequences

AdeleneDawner25 Oct 2010 19:21 UTC
43 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Vi­su­al­iz­ing the power of mul­ti­ple step se­lec­tion pro­cesses in JS: Gal­ton’s bean machine

gwern12 Jan 2019 17:58 UTC
27 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Towards an Al­gorithm for (Hu­man) Self-Modification

moridinamael29 Mar 2011 23:40 UTC
37 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

The Great Brain is Lo­cated Externally

Alicorn25 Jun 2009 22:29 UTC
30 points
53 comments2 min readLW link

microCOVID.org: A tool to es­ti­mate COVID risk from com­mon activities

catherio29 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
151 points
35 comments1 min readLW link
(microcovid.org)

How a patholog­i­cal pro­cras­tinor can lose weight [Anti-akra­sia]

dreeves18 Apr 2009 20:05 UTC
28 points
31 comments5 min readLW link

Ex­plor­ing Botworld

So8res30 Apr 2014 22:29 UTC
34 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] If there were an in­ter­ac­tive soft­ware teach­ing Yud­kowskian ra­tio­nal­ity, what con­cepts would you want to see it teach?

MikkW2 Sep 2020 5:37 UTC
25 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

The great de­cline in Wikipe­dia pageviews (con­densed ver­sion)

VipulNaik27 Mar 2015 14:02 UTC
27 points
11 comments27 min readLW link

Bucket Bri­gade Singing

jefftk3 Nov 2020 15:40 UTC
41 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

5-minute timer tool

Gust5 May 2018 15:58 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(gusbicalho.github.io)

Less Wrong Karma Chart Website

ScottL15 Feb 2016 12:36 UTC
36 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Life-track­ing ap­pli­ca­tion for android

Alexei11 Dec 2010 1:48 UTC
26 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Does there ex­ist a de­tailed Bayesian COVID tracker?

Optimization Process12 Nov 2020 5:06 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tionBook: A Short Note

Jayson_Virissimo10 Nov 2011 15:10 UTC
30 points
37 comments2 min readLW link

Less to Greater, Book­marklet Edition

Three-Monkey Mind11 Oct 2018 4:21 UTC
19 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.threemonkeymind.com)

[Question] Writ­ing tools for taboo­ing?

abramdemski13 Dec 2020 19:50 UTC
15 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity Power Tools

Nic_Smith19 Sep 2010 6:20 UTC
27 points
67 comments6 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing predictions

Nathan Galt28 Mar 2019 21:01 UTC
21 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] LW-re­lated iOS Short­cuts?

JasperGeh25 Mar 2020 12:08 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

[Question] [Meta?] Us­ing the LessWrong code­base for a blog

George20 Dec 2020 3:05 UTC
19 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

What I Learned From Run­ning a Pol.is Conversation

hamnox5 Jan 2021 0:14 UTC
17 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Word­tune review

KatjaGrace26 Jan 2021 9:40 UTC
46 points
9 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Creat­ing A Kick­starter for Co­or­di­nated Action

Lumpyproletariat3 Feb 2021 4:57 UTC
12 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

A DIY cryp­tocur­rency hard­ware wallet for free

jorges10 Apr 2021 17:36 UTC
6 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What’s a good way to test ba­sic ma­chine learn­ing code?

Kenny11 Mar 2021 21:27 UTC
5 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
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