My favorite tools

Below you will find tips of useful tools and utilities. Basically this is the tools I use in each category, most of the on a daily basis.

Mobile/Tablet swiss army knife

  • Evernote
  • Wunderlist
  • ShowOff
  • Dropbox
  • SplashID
  • Paper
  • i-nigma

Productivity tools

These are my favorite productivity tools, most of them is platform independent (some even works on phones and tablets):

  • Notes: Evernote
  • Todo: Wunderlist
  • Checklist/shopping list: Cheddar
  • Passwords: LastPass

My favorite tools and utilities (for Windows computers)

I’ve got a new special item in this section, Ninite, which is a great tool for installing various neat tools and applications. Additionally I would like to recommend the Lifehacker Pack for Windows which contains a great compilation of useful tools and with a summary of each application. All of these applications can be downloaded using the Ninite tool.

  • Launchy: Application launcher and general utility to boost efficiency using the keyboard
  • SublimeText: Text/code editor
  • PeerBlock: Internet security utillity, blocks incoming connections from supposedly bad sources (based on whitelist and blacklist)
  • 7-Zip: File compressor
  • CrashPlan: Backup utility with support for both local backup sources and internet (cloud) based storage (slow from Sweden)
  • KeepIt: Internet/cloud based off-site backup service (good upload performance)
  • SpeedFan: Keep track of all the fans and temperatures in your computer, also with the ability to control fan speeds
  • FileZilla: FTP Client
  • FreeFileSync: Directory sync utility – Fast and efficient tool to quickly synchronize/mirror directories
  • ESET Nod32: Anti virus and internet security
  • Hotkeys/Macros: AutoHotkey
  • Notes: Evernote
  • Foxit Reader: Fast and lightweight PDF reader
  • TrayPal: Small utility with some handy features for developers (mainly)

My favorite Mac OS tools and utilities

  • Alfred: Application launcher and general utility to boost efficiency using the keyboard
  • Text/code editor: SublimeText
  • FTP Client: FileZilla

Building a Windows based home server/NAS

My favorite tools when building a simple Windows based home server (NAS):

  • Internet security and privacy: PeerBlock, ESET Nod32
  • Text editor: Sublime Text 2
  • Fan controller and temperature monitor: Speed Fan, CoreTemp
  • Hardware info: CPU-Z, GPU-Z


  1. Jag saknar TrayPal 0.9.4 i listan.


    • mikaelleven · July 5, 2013

      Då ska vi ordna det 😉


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