This is a list of tools I use everyday.
- Total Commander – it is much easier to manage your files with TC than with standard Windows Explorer.
- OneNote – I am using it for my todo list, GTD, ideas/projects notes and store everything what can be useful in the future.
- Notepad2 – extended version of system Notepad. I replaced my system notepad with Notepad2. Performance the same like standard Notepad. I like especially line numbers.
- PureText – allows to paste not formatted version of text from clipboard (default: WIN+V).
- IrfanView – small and fast photo browser and editor.
- Paint.NET – extended Paint. It has lots of Photoshop features. Since I start using it, I do not need Photoshop anymore.
- Key Jedi – small application written by Roy Osherove. It displays used key shortcuts. Good for presentations.
- ZoomIt – better version of Windows’ Zoom. More comfortable key shortcuts (e.g. CTRL+4), no app window and it allows to draw on the screen.
- Fiddler – network traffic sniffer, good for Web Debugging.
- ColorZilla (for Chrome and Firefox) – allows to copy color from web page by one click.
- Everything search engine – super-fast app for search files and folders on your hard drives.
- Sumatra PDF – free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.
- ConEmu – Windows console with tabs and customization enabled.
- ScreenToGif – application that allows you to record part of your screen and save it as an animated gif.
- LiceCap – ScreenToGif alternative for Mac.
- Carnac – keyboard shortcut visualizer (similar to Key Jedi, but shows also single letters).
- WinDirStat – visualize the sizes of files on hard drive.