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Tool belt

Everyone has a couple of applications that they can not live without. Here’s mine:

7zip
A free (both as of cost and as in open source) (de)compression tool that handles all the formats worth mentioning, including zip, gzip, bz2 and rar.

Fences
A great tool which enables you to create “fences” on your desktop. This means that’ you’re grouping icons together like I’ve done on the screenshot

Filezilla
Open source FTP client which supports FTP, FTPS, FTPES and SFTP.

Live Mesh
Great tool which enables you to share folders between computers, and users. You can also access these folders from the web, if you’re for instance sitting in a internet café. I’ve written a blog post about this. You can read it here.

TreeSize
A little tool which lets you easily view in a tree how much space every folder uses like in the screenshot to the right.
 

Virtual CloneDrive
This is a tool to mount ISO files. I’ve been using daemon tools for many years, but this is truly better. For starters, you don’t need to restart either on desktops or servers.

You see any tools that I should be using? Please comment!
For the record, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office etc aren’t tools you can have in your tool belt. They’re too big 🙂

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