The tools I use

Created 13 years ago by Matt,
Last updated February 27th 2018, 1:51:55 pm

I've been meaning to write this post for a while, It's more for my own memory than anything else, and I'm sure my millions of readers will be very un-interested to read it, but after a recent install of a new operating system on my Uni machine (Windows Vista to Windows 7), I thought I would list the tools I use on a daily basis to organise my working/online/offline life.

  • Thunderbird - Email and Contacts
  • Firefox - Web Browsing etc.
  • Filezilla
  • (Apache, PHP, MySQL, FTP)
  • Tortoise SVN
  • SVN Client (command line)
  • Putty
  • WinSCP
  • Eclipse - IDE
    • Texclipse
    • Subclipse
  • MS Office Suite
  • MS Visio
  • SCite text editor (Scite CVS Version from a long way back!)
  • 7zip
  • Avast Anti-Virus
  • Skype
  • Seesmic Desktop
  • Digsby
  • Pidgin
  • Mendeley Desktop
    • Online tools
      • Delicous (mattstabeler)
      • Mendeley (
      • Google Scholar (shared items)
      • Remember the milk (matt_stabeler)
      • Google Reader
      • Google Contacts
      • Twitter (mattstabeler)


  1. I really enjoy posts like this and will write a similar one when I next upgrade my machines. You're missing: Firebug, Page Speed and Xmarks in your Firefox collection. Ad-blocker Plus is fantastic too. - Steve Neely on Tue Nov 10 2009 15:48:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
  2. Suppose it's not such a great idea to advertise every piece of software I use though.... :D - Matt on Tue Nov 10 2009 15:59:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)