Paint.NET

Fed up of editing images in MS Paint? This tool is free and as good as paid for software.

Paint.NET

Edit and Save .ico images

Don't forget to add the plugin to Paint.NET for editing icons.

.ico plugin

Beyond Compare

WinDiff on steroids. The best comparison tool out there.

Beyond Compare

LINQPad

How do you manage writing SQL without LINQPad?

LINQPad

Agent Ransack

Windows search + the functionality you always wanted.

Agent Ransack

Resharper

Visual Studio on steroids

Resharper

Rich Copy

Great utility from Microsoft that puts a GUI onto the ever popular RoboCopy command line utility.

Rich Copy

Notepad2

Much better than Notepad. Great editor with Syntax highlighting.

Notepad2

keepass

Keep your passwords securely instead of writing them down or keeping them in a spreadsheet.

keepass

Photo Properties

Ever wanted to know what information is in your image files. This tool will tell you.

Photo Properties

Photo GPS Extract

A neat utility to show you on Google Maps where the photo was taken based on its EXIF data.

Photo GPS Extract

Cryptor

Great for encrypting sensitive files you may need to store or email to someone. Just tell them the password you used and get them to install the utility so they can decrypt it.

Cryptor

MP3 Tag

A great utility for editing the metadata held inside MP3 files.

MP3 Tag