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Re: Cool Windows Utilities

Postby matts on Sun May 03, 2009 3:24 pm

Shells:
PuTTY (for SSH, et al)
cygwin

Configuration:
TweakUI
ClearType Tuner

Diff:
WinMerge

Testing:
Sun VirtualBox

Version Control:
TortoiseSVN
msysgit
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Re: Cool Windows Utilities

Postby lbolognini on Wed May 06, 2009 10:07 am

Can't live without:

1) IrfanView (image editor, batch conversion/rename, hex viewer, etc...)
2) EditPad Lite (until sublime adds its awesome text encoding support)
3) Foobar2000 (media player)
4) Altap Salamander
5) Sumatra PDF (good-ish and very light PDF viewer)
6) 7-zip (but does anybody still use WinZip?)

L.
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Re: Cool Windows Utilities

Postby atourino on Fri May 08, 2009 10:46 pm

sublimator wrote:Regular Expressions

RegexBuddy http://www.regexbuddy.com/


I second that. I have moved to the Mac platform and keep a Windows VM for a few tools, RegexBuddy included.
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Re: Cool Windows Utilities

Postby gpfsmurf on Mon May 11, 2009 7:07 pm

AutoHotkey - it's magic, get it

Explorer replacement:
XYplorer; very customizable.
It does NOT feature a two pane layout. For a good Norton Commander / XTree Gold replacement, Altap Salamander is pretty good

Virtual desktop manager:
Dexpot. Good alternatives are goScreen and XDesk

Other useful tools:
Ultramon - for multiple monitors
Foxit reader - lightweight PDF reader
DropBox - file synching between computers
Expresso - free alternative to RegexBuddy
Paint .NET - when MS Paint doesn't cut it, and photoshop is overkill
ATnotes - sticky notes

If you use your mouse:
StrokeIt - mouse gestures, hasn't been updated since 2005, but still the best
Stardock Objectdock - osx-like dock, fast and smooth
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Re: Cool Windows Utilities

Postby SteveCooperOrg on Mon May 11, 2009 8:23 pm

Text Processing

- Sublime Text
- Python
- Pandoc (http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/) -- for translating between Markdown, RTF, LaTeX, HTML, and more

Source Control

TortoiseSVN, AnkhSVN, and SVN command line
TortoiseHG -- just got into this, but it's very interesting, and the source control system of both Mozilla Firefox and Python language core.
WinMerge - external merge app.

Browsing

Firefox with these addins -- Adblock plus, XMarks, It's All Text!, and LoL
WikiTaxi -- allow offline browsing of full wikipedia text. Useful when on a laptop with no network connection.
AdMuncher -- to avoid seeing ads in both firefox and IE.
Maybe what you're looking for is at the http://www.sublimetextwiki.com
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Re: Cool Windows Utilities

Postby lbolognini on Mon May 11, 2009 9:49 pm

sublimator wrote:
2) EditPad Lite (until sublime adds its awesome text encoding support)


I'm not sure what you mean here. UTF8 isn't cutting it for you?


Yeah, usually it does, except when it doesn't ;-)

Sometimes you don't get to choose the encoding to work with. Most web pages in Europe are served with some specific encoding or windows 1252 (aka latin 1)

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