Must have tools for developers and power users

Every Windows developer should give this list a once over when setting up a new PC:

Scott Hanselman’s 2014 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows

There aren’t many I can add to that list – Scott has pretty much covered everything.

Here are a few things I would also suggest:

  1. FFMPEG – if you do any work with video at all, FFMPEG converts things by command-line so you don’t have to install some dodgy app just to turn a mov file in an mp4 or whatever. It is complex to learn, but its easy to find and adapt command examples on superuser or the web in general
  2. SQLiteAdmin – strangely absent from Scott’s list are any SQLite tools. SQLite admin lets you poke around in SQLite databases and perform queries.
  3. SQLYog Community Edition – SQL Management Studio for MySQL

I don’t even install these, I just keep them in a dropbox folder synced between all PC’s.