Thursday, 13 September 2012

Useful Tools

Here is a list of useful tools that I have come across.  I'm always forgetting what I've found so here is a list!

Development Tools

Toad
http://www.toadworld.com/
Brilliant SQL editor and database management tool.

Console
http://sourceforge.net/projects/console/
Really useful Windows Command wrapper with gives tabs, resizing, etc

MPutty
http://ttyplus.com/multi-tabbed-putty/
Manages multiple putty windows

SoapUI
http://www.soapui.org/
Tool for testing soap services.

IETester
http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage
Tester to allow rendering in multiple different IE versions.

SourceTree
https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/
Windows app for accessing Git repositories

Text Editors

JEdit
http://www.jedit.org/index.php?page=download
Great cross-platform tool.  Drag to select is cool as is the encoding support.

Textpad
http://www.textpad.com/
Good integration with windows.

Notepad++
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download
Good general text editor.

Zip / Archive

7-zip
http://www.7-zip.org/
Easily the best free zipper around (IMHO!)

File Transfer

Filezilla
http://filezilla-project.org/
Free FTP file transfer tool - very good.

WinSCP
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
Another good FTP / SFTP tool.

PC Cleanup

CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Cleans up temp files and scans and cleans registry.


Audio / Visual

HD Converter
www.koyotesoft.com

Converts HD formats.

Camstudio
http://camstudio.org/
Record video / audio from the activity on your computer.

GIMP
http://www.gimp.org/
GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Music file manipulation.

Virus / Malware

Malwarebytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Good malware and virus scanner.

Spybot
http://www.safer-networking.org/dl/
Good spyware killer.

Sophos Anti-rootkit
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit.aspx
Tries to find and remote root-kits from your computer.

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