My Must Have Utilities

Monday, March 17, 2008 11:30 AM by nairdo

Must Have Utilities

  • A run-as-needed SMTP 'server' for your Windows workstation when your developing stuff that needs to send email : smtp4dev (free)
  • gathers information on the memory used in your system : CPU-Z (free)
  • powerful utility for gathering tons of details about your system: PC Wizard (free)
  • developer's software project feature/defect/task tracking: OnTime (free for single users; or $1 each for 5 users)
  • HTML/CSS troubleshooting: Firebug plugin for Firefox (or IE Developer Toolbar) (free)
  • simple text editing: UltraEdit
  • screen capture: SnagIt
  • code generation: CodeSmith
  • file/directory/text comparsion: WinMerge (free)
  • file compression: 7-Zip (free)
  • Instant Messaging: Digsby (or Trillian or Pidgin) (free)
  • ftp client: FileZilla (free)
  • process/task manager: Process Explorer (free)
  • jQuery libs
    • prettyPhoto (a rock solid photo/content lightbox) (free/dontate)

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