Time to update the Ultimate Tools List
It's time to update the Ultimate Tools List, my friends. It's been 18 months, and I'm going to go through my c:/utils folder to reflect what I've learned over the last year and a half.
Talk to me people, what is The List missing? What incredibly useful tool have I never heard of?
A while back, a buddy called me Scott "if it exists I've installed it at least once" Hanselman, and sometimes it feels true. However, give me a scoop on some tools that I can't live without.
Here's some criteria on what I consider an indispensable tool:
- Elegant - does what it needs to and no more. Has a clean and fresh UI. Jeff Key is the reigning master of the "Util-let" in my opinion. If I were half as cool as Jeff, I'd be a pretty cool guy and a good programmer as well. SnippetCompiler is G*d's gift.
- Indispensable - you should install it and go "Doh!" why didn't Windows freaking include that! Paint.NET is an example. Zoomin is another.
- Easy to run - If I have wait, it's too heavy.
Help a brother out.