2008 July edition.
FireFox 3 – Extensions have made this my main browser
FireBug – The best toolkit for any web developer out there.
Web Developer Toolkit – I uses this less and less with Firebug getting the job done 90% of the time.
Better Gmail – Makes gmail go over a SSL connection and also replaces attachment images with a nice icon representation. ColorZilla – A great tool to quickly find the HEX value of anything on any web page.
Visual Studio 2008 – Visual Studio is still the standard for IDE’s. Of course it could always be faster but it is really nice.
Resharper – Love rescharper, cleans my code as I type.
iTunes – I use iTunes to manage my podcast listening list. It does a great job at that.
Microsoft SQL Server – Most .NET projects connect to this so it’s a good idea to have a local copy running
Management Studio – At first I wasn’t a Management Studio fan, give me back the 2000 version of Enterprise Manager and Query Editer. Nevermind. Management Studio is double sweet for the price of one.
Office 2007 – The biggest upgrade in Microsoft’s office line in some time. The ribbon bar is nice and I love how they brought really useful features to the forefront.
mRemote – Where would I be with out this terminal services manager.
Notepad++ – My texteditior and most of the time PHP ide of choice. Fast, simple, customizable, a few nice plugins.
Witty Twitter Client – Definitely the best looking Twitter client. Witty is WPF and WPF done nice.
Windows Live Writer – Who knew Microsoft could put out a nice Web 2.0 , errrr, Windows client. Writing this post in Live writer as we speak…
Fireworks – I guess the new photoshop has most of these features, so that will work too.
Blackberry Manager – For upgrading your firmware on your crackberry and other crackberry tasks.
WinSCP – A free opensource SFTP manager for when you have to work on the nix machines.
FileZilla – Free, open source, clean, simple FTP client.
SlickEdit – A nicer version of notepad++
Navicat – My preferred mysql manager of choice, although their query interface needs improvement.
7Zip – Can handle tar, zip, gz, and other compressed formats, free too.
CodeIgniter – Loving this PHP MVC framework. Simpler then cakePHP. I’m building a little something, something in this, more to come on that front.
CCleaner – Free PC crap cleaner.
IE Tester – A must for web developers. Test against IE 5 and up all on the same machine.
Surround SCM – Of course my version control software of choice. Cross platform, really nice GUI, intuitive interface. Plus integrates on almost all IDEs.
TestTrack Pro – Our bug tracking software. Great workflow engine.
QA Wizard Pro – Automated testing tool.
Foxit – PDF reader software. Runs so much smaller then Adobe.
FreeRam XP Pro – RAM manager
Process Explorer – Free microsoft add on, this should replace task manager.
SlickRun – Launcher program