Name the tools you can't live without!

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on /r/sysadmin

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  • ShareX

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to many supported destinations you can choose from.

    I used ShareX, like Greenshot but has way more tools and is still being updated.

  • greenshot

    Greenshot for Windows - Report bugs & features go here: or look for information on:

    I prefer Greenshot, the built-in image editor is a godsend for making quick markups

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

    Sublime Text and/or VS Code

  • Ditto

    Ditto is an extension to the Windows Clipboard. You copy something to the Clipboard and Ditto takes what you copied and stores it in a database to retrieve at a later time.


  • Vim

    The official Vim repository

    Vim for text editing

  • pandoc

    Universal markup converter

    Pandoc for writing documentation.

  • sublime_text

    Issue tracker for Sublime Text

    Sublime Text and/or VS Code

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • ANGRYsearch

    Linux file search, instant results as you type

    To the extend that ~8 years ago, when I switched to linux, I missed it so much I would not accept the searches linux had to offer. IMO not comparable with Everything... and actually went and learn python and pyqt just to fucking make somewhat similar alternative that would get me that instant results as I type results. Was actually surprised how little was needed to get it going... called it ANGRYsearch.

  • fsearch

    A fast file search utility for Unix-like systems based on GTK3

    Still remember those days of arguing on /g/ where linux longbeards stallman fanboys tried to say how this or that tool was good search... but I dont want to just find something, I want to use it that second, and I want the entire system indexed... after getting some webms to showcase that instant feel it got the message across, though later someone appeared with some dmenu trickery being similarly fast and useful... anyway Fsearch that appeared soon after me is the real deal.

  • TiddlyWiki

    A self-contained JavaScript wiki for the browser, Node.js, AWS Lambda etc.

  • ConEmu

    Customizable Windows terminal with tabs, splits, quake-style, hotkeys and more

    Conemu if your a fan of that quake style terminal and tabbed terminals

  • ExplorerPatcher

    This project aims to enhance the working environment on Windows

    I personally prefer ExplorerPatcher:

  • Open-Shell-Menu

    Classic Shell Reborn.

    OpenShell (I honestly have a hard time to navigate any Windows version > W2K without it)

  • FarManager

    File and Archive Manager

    FAR Manager

  • PSDiscoveryProtocol

    Capture and parse CDP and LLDP packets on local or remote computers

    PSDiscovery Protocol or any variety of getting LLDP/CDP info

  • Tabby

    A terminal for a more modern age

    I've taken quite a liking to Tabby

  • lsd

    The next gen ls command


  • yori

    Yori is a CMD replacement shell that supports backquotes, job control, and improves tab completion, file matching, aliases, command history, and more.


  • SaaSHub

    SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews. SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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