My Favorite Tools

I like to list my favorite tools, so I can keep track of them and I can also point friends/students/colleagues to this list. This is a first draft. I will add more items as I remember/discover/have time.

  • Windows SysInternals: Collection of the best and most advanced system tools for the windows operating system. It has many tools that deserve their own separate entry.
  • WinDirStat: Why is my hard disk full? The best free tool I found to answer this question.
  • Meld: I love Beyond Compare but it is not free. Meld is the best free tool I found. I’ve also used WinMerge, but Meld seems to have a more intuitive UI.
  • FlashBack Express: I’ve used the free version of Flashback Express for several semesters to record my lectures. It’s the best free tool I’ve found and I have no complaints!
  • VSCode is my favorite general purpose editor. Specially when working in a ‘Directory’. I regularly use it for python, HTML, LaTeX, C++, Jekyll, … .
  • ConEMU: I open many terminal windows for various tasks. It’s nice to have them all in one window, but different tabs.
  • Windows Password Reset: I tried several tools. This one worked for me on Windows 10.

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