I recently had to re-install ALL of the applications that I use at work when they gave me a new Windows 7 based computer, so I thought I would list out the apps that I HAVE to have to operate.
These are listed in no particular order:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
- Visual Studio 2012 – Didn’t really want to, but I had to for SSIS packages at work.
- Visual Studio 2013
- Microsoft SQL Data Tools
- Visual Studio Power Tools – Lots of helpful tools.
- Jetbrains Resharper Ultimate– A GREAT suite of tools for developers. I am so thankful that my work provides this for us.
- Scooter Software’s Beyond Compare (V3)
- Linqpad Pro
- WinSCP for terminal sessions into a UNIX box
- LastPass – For password management!
TreeSize Pro – For space management, not as necessary on this machine because I have more space, but … it might be a good idea for me to keep it clean. 🙂
- Snagit – The best screen capture out there. If you want a free app, I used Greenshot before I got Snagit and it was pretty great also.
- Notepad++ – a great free editor, but I am now playing with Brackets from Adobe.
- Dual Monitor Taskbar – This great free app lets me have a task bar on my 2nd monitor. It has a few bugs in it, but for the most part it is very helpful to have the running apps in a task bar on that 2nd monitor.
- Microsoft Attunity Drivers for Oracle 2.0 – for those pesky Oracle SSIS projects.
- SAP Crystal Reports 2013 – I worked with Crystal Reports a LONG time ago and I used to like it very much, but there are so many better options for reports now. I inherited a old project at work that uses this, so I had to have it, until we can re-write this application.
- Logi Analytics – This is a charting and dash boarding tool that is pretty cool. We are doing some pretty complicated things with it at my job.
- Chrome – My go to browser. It hosts some great plugins for me such as Feedly, Lastpass, and Advance Rest Client (for developing REST apps, but I see a LOT of people using Postman, so I will try that out next time.) I also restored my shortcuts that I had backed up before I got my new machine.
Internet Explorer Shortcuts and Favorites – Restored Short cuts that I had backed up.
- UC4 – For scheduling batch and nightly jobs here at work.
- Ditto – a great free clipboard manager. Somewhat better than ClipX that I have tried.
If you have seen something new, give them a try.