Here are a list of tools that I recommend tech professionals should have at any time:


Atom – a text editor that’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

Visual Studio Code – A code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.

Cmder – Portable console emulator for Windows.

Notepad++ – a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.


Chocolately – The package manager for Windows

Puppet – IT automation for cloud, security, and DevOps.

Vagrant – Create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments for pretty much any type of virtualization technology.

Packer – is easy to use and automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images. Packer brings machine images into the modern age, unlocking untapped potential and opening new opportunities.


GitHub – Millions of developers use GitHub to build personal projects, support their businesses, and work together on open source technologies.


7-Zip – A file archiver with a high compression ratio.

TXTcollector – Free Text File Merging Tool – TXTcollector grabs all .txt files from the directory of your choice and combines them into a new (larger) text file.

GreenShot – Open-Source Screen Capture Tool

Snaigit – Screen Capture and Recording Tool ( Nothing wrong with Greenshot, but I like SnagIT because its all in one tool!)

WinMerge – is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

FastStone Image Viewer – An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and camera raw files. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, color adjustments, musical slideshow and much more.

Cloudberry Explorer – Allows to view, download, copy, move files from popular cloud providers. (AWS, Glacier, Azure, Google, etc.)

Fiddler – The free web debugging proxy for any browser, system or platform

OBJ::SID and vice versa is a program written in C++ and used to translate SID/OBJ conversions. The program is able to detect object or SID that can be queried by the Global Catalog or the local SAM within the process machine. Querying OBJ/SID is within the scope of the user privileges.