Ed’s Toolkit – Main Page


ToolkitI was once asked what tools do I use throughout the day  to make my IT Life easier.  So, since I have started this blog, I thought I would compile the list below – what I like to call Ed’s Toolkit – an ever-growing list with a description of the tool, hyperlink so you can get it yourself AND I plan on eventually reviewing as many of these as I can.  If you have a tool that you think I should check or would like have added to the list – please email me at edbell@outlook.com.

That is what blogging is all about – everyone helping each other.



Directory Toolkit Displays a single or side-by-side directory comparison using color coding for alike, different, or missing files. You can copy, move, & rename files while retaining long filenames.
Firebug Firefox extension that is useful for Web page source viewing and testing real-time modifications
Jmeter Apache JMeter is an Apache project that can be used as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services, with a focus on web applications.
Notepad ++ Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
ProcMon Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon.
Unicod Character Identifier Pretty self explanatory – You enter your characters either into the “Identifier” or the “Finder” and the system provides an output.
UnLocker Unlocker is a utility for bypassing some of the more frustrating restrictions on files in Windows, allowing you to delete or access files that were previously “off limits.”
WinMerge 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.
Network Admin
Advanced IP Scanner Scan the network for devices, Scan ports, connect to PCs and more
AutoRuns Shows and manages programs that are configured during bootup and/or login, and in what order.  Submitted by Rophic
Back| Track The definitive Hacking/Security OS that runs from CD, DVD or PC. Linux Based
BitLocker Drive Encryption
Ccleaner System Optimization Tool
Combofix Malware detection and repair.  Very Powerful and very effective.  Submitted by Rophic
Domain Check See if Domains are available
Domain Dossier Investigate Domains and IP addresses My Review
Email Dossier Verify Email Addresses
Explainshell Write down a command-line to see the help text that matches each argument
Fast Software Audit Quickly gather installed software details and Windows product keys from remote computers My Review
Helge’s Switchblade Tool suite for the Network Admin and PC Tech in you
inSSIDer Diagnose problems with the wireless network, signal strength in the office or possible interference from other networks.
Nmap Network and Vulnerability Scanner
Pinouts Guide Information about hardware interfaces of modern and obsolete devices, including pinouts of ports, expansion slots, and other connectors of computers and different digital devices.
RawCap Command line network sniffer for Windows
Scanner (formerly Diskpie) This tool uses a sunburst chart to display the usage of your hard disk or other media. The chart shows all major files and folders from all directory levels at once. Submitted by Rophic
SCORM Cloud A simpler way to deliver e-learning.  SCORM Cloud lets you deliver training where your learners live.  Submitted by Rophic My Review
TeamViewer All-in-One software for Remote Support and Online Meetings.  Submitted by Rophic
In The Office
Evernote If you are looking for the OneNote replacement – This is it
Office Remote Use your Windows Phone as a remote control when presenting in front of groups, you can navigate between PowerPoint, Excel and Word via Bluetooth. My Review
OpenOffice The Definitive Free and Open Productivity Suite if you do not want to use MS Office
Pinstriped Place a Skin over your messy desktop before presentations. My Review
PortableApps List of Portable Apps to take with you on the go
Winamp Excellent Music player My Review

3 thoughts on “Ed’s Toolkit – Main Page

  1. Sean Miles

    Ed, couple of others, Been meaning to get on and add these

    Putty, SSH – Telnet and so on.
    WinSCP – SSH GUI, file copy and such, real use full SSH tool.
    Fiddler – HTML(X) monitor and debugger. I just started using this.
    Wireshark – Ethernet capture and some debug. Toolkit

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