June 12, 2018

Share free tools that you can't believe they are free.

Let us share some tools that are either free or have a generous free offer that you cannot believe its free (without self-promotion please).

For me it will be:

https://www.putty.org/ (protocol terminal tool)

https://www.7-zip.org/ (WinZip alternative)

https://trello.com/ (project management with generous free tier)

https://filezilla-project.org/ (FTP client)

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock (best ad blocker - uBlock Origin)

https://www.voidtools.com/ (for its Everything tool, that is a must-have for Windows users)

https://www.google.pl/maps/ (I think most of us take for granted this one)

https://duolingo.com/ (awesome for learning new languages)

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ (it just works)

Can you list more?

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      Sweet, I have not seen this one before!

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      +5 this one. Love this app.

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    I think gitlab deserves a mention. Especially, for indie hackers. It gives you free private repositories and free continuous integration tools. Started using it for my most recent side project and so far it's been great.

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    A few less-than-obvious ones:

    • Github Pages for static web hosting

    • Serposcope for tracking SEO rank over time

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    Waze - For mobile traffic and sat nav (has saved me countless hours in traffic).

    Visual Studio Community (or VS Code) - Allows Indie Devs to create Enterprise Ready applications.

    crisp.chat - Online live chat with Mobile App (similar to Intercom)

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    Gimp, LibreOffice, CentOS, KiCad, VirtualBox, Atom, Eclipse, Nagios... very thankful for these :-)

    Thank you for mentioning VoidTools Everything. I have been looking for something like this since Google shut down Google Desktop. Windows Search is such a pain.

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      Ah yes, "Everything" is a lifesaver! Superb tool compared to Windows Search.

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    For windows users: https://www.nirsoft.net/