- 7-Zip - http://www.7-zip.org/ - A great zip utility supporting a variety of formats, including tar, tar.gz, zip, and more
- Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ - Beats the old notepad and adds support for regex replacements, search in files, and a lot more.
- Launchy - http://www.launchy.net/ - A Windows utility that allows you to essentially launch applications with a hotkey and a quick search. Recommended to me by a coworker, and I'm not looking back. Very strong catalog and if it is missing something, you can add a shortcut to the programs menu in Windows, right-click launchy, select rebuild catalog, and boom!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
So, every now and again I review utilities for my Windows PC that I use and see if something better has come along. Sometimes I find it online, sometimes by asking. Here are some of my most heavily used utilities that I require on any PC I'm going to be developing on: