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Best Designer / Developer tools & Apps ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ExpertPixels.com, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. ExpertPixels.com

    ExpertPixels.com Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    I just wanted to see what other designers / developers are using in terms of Apps / programs.. I just saw "Coda" which is a paid text editor / advanced editor and i must say it looks great but i was hoping that others here could provide a list of free apps that come close to having all those features.

    I get by with the following:

    - Wampserer
    - Photoshop
    - Notepad++ (Never really looked into the addons)
    - Filezilla
    - PicPick

    I am just trying to find out if i am missing out on anything since not being very active for a good year really and am hoping to improve my work output.

    Please note: Ive been out of action for quite some time due to some health issues but am getting back to being a 24/7 designer / webmaster again.

    Regards, Darren
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  2. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

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  3. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    Sublime Text 2 - text editor, using it on both Mac and Windows
    CyberDuck - FTP and WebDav client, using it on both Mac and Windows
    Photoshop - duh
    FileMerge / WinMerge - file comparison tools
    Git - command line version control system used by almost everyone these days. See github.com

    I'm staying away from *AMPP servers. It is very easy to setup server software separately without using bundle. It gives full control over configuration and ability to easily switch versions of PHP as needed.
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  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Switched to Sublime recently. That + Transmit. Basically all I need.
  5. Arantor

    Arantor Active Member

    I personally run with Notepad++ (and use it via CrossOver on OS X on the rare occasions I'm on OS X), TortoiseSVN, WinMerge and WinSCP... I only ever break out FileZilla if I'm working on someone else's site and they don't have SFTP (since I use it exclusively on mine)
  6. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 Well-Known Member

    I must be the only one who prefers Notepad 2 to Notepad++.
  7. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I use Dreamweaver CS6 and Photoshop.
  8. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I use Sublime Text and FileZilla usually.

    PuTTy of course.
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  9. TheBoss

    TheBoss Well-Known Member

    Mediachance's RealDRAW Pro is a must for me for designing logos, txts etc etc..

    Filezilla or LeapFTP
  10. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    Sublime Text, FileZilla and EasyPHP (occasionally). I now usually just edit on the server tho.

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