San Diego User Group (8/22/06) - Toolbox Meeting
On Tuesday I was one of several presenters at the San Diego .NET User Group's second
annual Toolbox meeting. The presentations were supposed to be "rapid-fire
(15 – 20 minutes), brief presentations", but I kind of took it to the extreme. I
presented eleven of my favorite tools in under 18 minutes.
I was shooting for something like Scott Hanselman's presentation for GrokTalks - Ten Utilities in 10 Minutes (WMV download), but
even at 100 seconds per utility I felt like I was rushing like crazy.
Here are my notes. I'd like to do a more in depth post on this some time with
screenshots and descriptions and stuff, but until then here are the notes I
//San Diego .NET User Group - Tools
//Why bother with tools?
-Outsource busywork (it really adds up)
-Minimize repetition - minimize stupid mistakes
-Keep your focus on what's important
-Windows and Visual Studio are NOT optimized for you...
//My Short List
ClipPath - Right-Click copy file path to clipboard
Copy Path - A little better than ClipPath, but same idea
Cropper - Simple screen capture
Notepad++ - A great Notepad replacement
ClipX - Clipboard history
Paint.NET - Simple image editor
Colibri - Launcher that learns
TimeSnapper - A black box for your computer
Reflector - View source for .NET compiled code
WinMerge - A nice diff / merge tool
TortoiseSVN - Makes Subversion (SVN) easy
//Where to find more...
//Scott Hanselman's Developer Productivity Tools Screencasts