Tools of the trade for 2012

Categories productivity

Tools are at the heart of everything that we do, so here is my updated list for 2012.

  • Fences – can help you structure your desktop icons into groups and most importantly (a feature I use very often during product demos or training sessions), it can hide all your desktop icons except for a specific group

http://winmerge.org/

http://www.albahari.com/queryexpress.aspx

http://www.linqpad.net/

http://shotty.devs-on.net/en/Overview.aspx

http://they.misled.us/dark-room

http://www.tomighty.org/

http://smtp4dev.codeplex.com/

http://proxyswitcher.net/

http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/

http://stevemiller.net/puretext/

These tools are here because I use them on a daily basis. Most of them I’ve used for years, some of them are new.

If you’re interested in even more cool tools, there’s a list that I check out from time to time created and updated by Scott Hanselman over at http://www.hanselman.com/tools.

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