Windows Hot Keys with AutoHotKey

I’m a big fan of keeping my hands on the keyboard as much as possible and having real quick easy ‘one-touch’ access to my favorite apps, web sites, and tasks.  It’s just amazing how much more productive one can be when using the keyboard instead of the mouse.  Think of any common app you use…

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Awesome Screen Image + Video Capture with Jing

TechSmith, makers of my (up to now) favorite SnagIt and Camtasia have created the Jing Project, a new screen image & video capture tool.  It is slick, simple, easy, and fun.  I just installed it and am loving it.  Right now it’s complete FREE, thanks TechSmith.  It hooks up to screencast.com to make sharing online…

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How-To-Geek Blog

This is one of my favorite new blogs, http://www.howtogeek.com/.  It rocks with tons of great tips and reviews on cool little tools.  Lowell does a great job reviewing tools, tricks and tips, and his blog is well organized and looks solid. I’ve been having a fun time trying out some new tools, including Sizer, DriverView,…

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ShellExec (a tiny tool)

Download ShellExec (source code) Here’s a really simple but surprisingly useful little tool.  It performs a shell execution of a command.  That’s it.  Some applications only allow you to specify an executable to run as opposed to a file or URL.  This is because they spin up a new process from the executable instead of…

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SnagIt - Top Notch Screen Capturing

In my quest to blog a little review of most of my favorite apps, I come to SnagIt by TechSmith.  SnagIt is a fantastic screen capture tool that lets you do two key things very well: Capture Just What You Want Annotate the Capture Capture Just What You Want In SnagIt’s main form you can select…

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Swift To-Do List

To Do List management on the PC has been a long time struggle for me to find the right app.  A few weeks ago I posted what’s proven to by my #1 most popular post yet (and it isn’t even “technical”), Task Management Software.  Well I’m happy to say I think I’ve found the answer! …

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Search Work Items, Team System Addin

The ability to quickly and easily search for work items using a little search box seams to be a popular Team System wishlist feature.  Teamprise has a Java Team Explorer client, which they say they make sales because of their search capabilities alone. This plugin puts a little search box right into Visual Studio to…

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Folder Size for Windows Explorer

Latest Update, WinDirStat (6/18/08) Found a newer and better tool!  WinDirStat is also free and shows a nice graphical chart of the types of files and folders. Update for Windows Vista I’ve been using Vista now for awhile and the tool below does not support Vista.  I’ve been using TreeSize Free which is working out…

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Cool Developer Downloads

What’s better than free bits to make life better?  As in life I’m refering to a developer’s life in code.  I was just digging around and found these golden nugets to share.  The last two are non-Microsoft apps I’ve used for awhile. XML Notepad 2007A little app for working w/ XML  ASP.NET AJAXAdd AJAX power…

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Master Config Your PC

All of us geeks know ways to tweak our PC in various ways, but there are just so many entry points that I wanted to do a post on them.  The most popular PC settings, designed for the average user, are of course available through the Control Panel.  This post is about settings beyond just…

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