Helpfull Utilities

Below is a list of utilities that I have used or would recomend.

General

  1. Audio Switcher
    Allows you to assign hotkeys to switch audio input and outputs
  2. HWMonitor
    Monitors various hardware   values on your system like fan speed & tempature etc.
  3. Link Shell Extension
    Allows right click functionality in File Explorer for creating NTFS Directory Junctions & symbolic links and more.
  4. SourceTree
    Sourcetree simplifies how you interact with your Git repositories so you can focus on coding.
  5. SnapIt
    A window manager for Windows 10. Organizes your windows to improve your productivity when working with wide and multiple screens.
  6. Open Broadcaster Software
    Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
  7. SyncBackFree
    Backup, Synchronize, Find, Secure, Delete or Undelete your Windows Files.
  8. Paint.Net
    Paint.NET is image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows.
  9. Audacity
    Free, open source, cross-platform audio software.
  10. VideoLan Player
    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Programming

  1. LinqPad
    Simple fast programming environment
  2. RoslynPad
    A simple C# editor based on Roslyn and AvalonEdit. Alternative to LinqPad.
  3. Visual Studio Code
    Code editing. Redefined. Free. Built on open source. Runs everywhere.
  4. JustDecompile
    Free. For everyone. Forever. With an open source decompilation engine.

Visual Studio.NET

  1. Auto Deploy
    The extension copies files from output directory to specified directory after each build.
  2. Codealike
    Have you ever wondered how much time you spent debugging? Automatically track everything you do when you code. See reports and metrics in real-time and never forget again what you did on the code.
  3. Devart Code Compare
    File diff tool that reads structure of C#, C++,VB code for better results. Includes: folder comparison tool.
  4. DocPreview
    XML Documentation Preview. Generates HTML preview of the code XML documentation from the comment region under the current caret position.
  5. GhostDoc
    Generate XML Comments from your code, maintain clean and up-to-date documentation, produce help docs in multiple formats, use intelligent source code Spell Checker in Visual Studio.
  6. Jetbrains Resharper
    The legendary .NET productivity tool: find and fix errors and code smells; navigate and refactor; run unit tests and write quality code faster.
  7. Match Margin
    This feature highlights all the textual matches of token at the caret location in the Editor.
  8. Output Enhancer
    Output enhancer is extension that add styling to Visual Studio output window.
  9. Project File Tools
    Provides Intellisense and other tooling for XML based project files such as .csproj and .vbproj files.
  10. Solution Error Visualizer
    This feature adds error, warning, and message squiggles to Solution Explorer.
  11. WakaTime
    Visual Studio extension to quantify your coding using https://wakatime.com/
  12. File Icons
    Adds icons for files that are not recognized by Solution Explorer
  13. Automatic Versions 2
    Automatically increments or updates version numbers in a project, based on configurable settings.
  14. BuildVision
    A Visual Studio extension to visualize the building process.

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