13 IT Pros and their tools

By TechRepublic, 13 IT Pros and their tools 

#1: John Bartow, consultant

RoboForm Pro and Portable : Password manager, form filler, and password management. 

CCleaner : File system and registry cleaner.

Autoruns:  Startup process manager; shows programs configured to run during system bootup or login.

Process Explorer : Lets you see which handles and DLL processes are open.

Vipre : Antivirus, malware, and rootkit software. 

Spybot S&D : Suite of PC security products. 

SIW : Software Information for Windows; gathers and displays detailed information about system properties and settings. 

DotNet cleanup tool  (dotnetfx_cleanup_tool): Aaron Stebner’s tool Automated cleanup tool for removing the .NET Framework.

Auslogics Disk Defrag : Hard drive defragmenting software.

Auslogics Registry Defrag : Registry defragmenting software.

#2: Sterling Camden, consultant

Vim : “Powerful” text editor. 

Google Chrome : Windows browser that’s getting a lot of good reviews. 

Ruby : “One of the most popular scripting languages.”

Synergy/DE : Suite of advanced cross-platform software tools for Windows, UNIX, and OpenVMS.

PVCS Version Manager : Source control.

PuTTY : Telnet and SSH for Windows and

FileZilla : Open source FTP client and server. 

VMware : Virtualization technology products.

Visual Studio 2008 : Suite of development tool

 #3: John W. Colby, consultant

 C2DbFW3G: Custom framework for Access.

MZ-Tools : Enhanced programming tools for VB and VBA programmers. 

LogMeIn Hamachi : VPN service. 

VNC : Integrated security. 

VMware Infrastructure : Virtualization for individual machines and servers. 

Comodo Internet Security : Firewall and Antivirus suite. 

  ThreatFire : Antivirus software.

#4: Donna Cook, applications analyst

CSVed : Manipulate Excel files (.xls). “…great tool for anyone who hates Excel.”

Copernic Desktop Search : Windows Desktop Search tool. 

Irfanview : Fast graphic viewer/conversion tool for Windows.

eCleaner : Strips HTML symbols, formatting codes, and so on. 

CoreFTP : Free, user-friendly, secure FTP application for Windows.

SiSoft Sandra : Gathers information about a machine.

Lan MonitorSendToAny : Displays information about every network adapter on your computer. : Extends the Windows Send To menu to include anything on your Program

 #5: Deborah Elam, consultant

DNS source script : Creates DSNs from code. “…moving computers and new user

#6: Steve Erbach, software development

HardCopy : Screen capture utility. “…relaxed shar

Paint.NET : Image and photo editing software.

ColorPic : “Superb” pop-up color picker control

Irfanview : Fast graphic viewer for Windows.

Windows Grep : Graphical text search and rep

CPU-Z : Quickly review information about system’s devic

FireBug : Web debugging tool. “… absolutely outstanding…no

SpinRiteAutoHotKey : Data recovery.  : Automate keystrokes.”

Process Explorer : Lets you see which handles and DLL processes are open. “Excellent and detailed information…”

FileMonProcess MonitorRootkitReveale 

Belarc Advisor : Profile system

WinPatrolWin2PDF : Improve system performance.  : Install PDF fun

XML Notepad 2007 : Browse and edit XML

MZ-Tools : Enhanced more than a million driver u

Disktective : Disk-space reporting. 

KeePass : Password manager. 

ToDoList : NET-based to-do list. 

TreePad : Personal Information M

#7 Athur Fuller, business analyst

NoteTab; Award-winning text and HTML editor. “Try this and you will never again load NotePad.”

xPlorer2 : Desktop File Management

#8 Stuart McLachlan, IS 

Irfanview: Fast graphic viewer/conversion tool for Windows

Polestar Virtual Printer : Virtual PDF and image printer.

Foxit Reader : “Fast” PDF reader with “neat” capabilities. 

AutoIt : “BASIC-like” scripting language for automating W

PowerBASIC : A Windows compiler. “…small, fast, no depe

ZTree  : “The best file/directory manager out there.”

VirtualBox : Virtualization products for x86 systems. “Great for developintesting in others.”

FireFTP : FTP client plug for Firefox. 

NetSetManPro : Network settings manager. “I can go to any of my clients’ sites and hook my laptop into their network witho

#9 Kren Rosenstiel, Web dev

UltraEdit: “…an excellent all-around program

UltraCompare : Compare and merge files, directors, documents, zip archives, and so on. 

#10: Francisco Tapia, database administrator

SQL Compare : Moves SQL Server data from development to production. 

SQL Diagnostic Manager : Monitors SQL Server. 

#11 Jon Tydda, IT technician

Ad-Aware: The original anti-spyware

Spybot-S&D: Detects and removes spyware. 

ZoneAlarm: A suite of security products. 

AVG Anti-Virus : Antivirus and Internet security. 

Startup Control Panel : A simple user interfacestart your computer. 

Process Explorer : Lets you see which han

Trojan Hunter : Protects system from Trojans.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware : Detects and removes malware “where others fail.”

#12 Dan Waters, business systems

MZ-Tools: Enhanced programming tools for VB and VBA

Find & Replace Add-in for Microsoft Access that lets you quickly rename design objects.

Access Analyzer:

#13 Drew Wutka, network administrator

Remote Administrator (radmin): “Great tool for admin

MoveWindows : Custom application that captures all of the open windows on your machine. “Handy for multiple monitor issues when an application gets lost.


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