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Here is a brief list of tools that I use either for development or in general. I cannot survive without them (actually I can but you get the point):

1. JetBrains ReSharper - I cannot live without this tool. Honest. Buy it and prepare to be amazed how how much it will save you time. Upgrade to Visual Studio 2005 and realize how much you miss it. JetBrains is working on a new version for Visual Studio 2005.

2. CodeKeep - A free and extremely useful add-in to Visual Studio 2003 that you use to store code snippets. According to the website, a new version is in the works for Visual Studio 2005.

3. Cropper - In my humble opinion, this is simply the best (if not the only) FREE screen capture utility of its kind out there for a variety of reasons I find appealing.

4. Paint.NET - I'm not sure if I really need to say anything about this application to any of you. Indespensible tool for graphics work from icons to just about anything else you might need to do for that special project you're working on. Not only that, but it's also a freebie.

5. Microsoft Reporting Services - If haven't used it yet, please start learning about this powerful tool. It is simply fabulous.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank the team at Microsoft for Visual Studio 2005. My hat's off to you with this release.

- Jeff

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:29 PM | Back to top

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Thought you might like to know that the CodeKeep add-in for VS 2005 is now available (
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