Command line tools and replacements
- Cygwin – When you need the power and flexibility of a bash shell but can't give up Windows.
- Cygwinports – A growing collection of pre-compiled ports for cygwin.
- ConEmu – A console emulator. Provides direct access to Windows command line, PowerShell, even Cygwin and other custom shells–but with resizable windows, multiple tabs, macros–basically all of the features Microsoft should have included since the late 90s.
- DOSBox – a DOS emulator for running old DOS programs.
Secure shell tools for Windows
- PuTTY – the gold standard for SSH and TELNETting on Windows
- MTPuTTY – extend PuTTY to enable multi-tabbed windows, scripting, hierarchical sessions
- WinSCP – secure copy over SSH
- KeePass – manage all your passwords, securely
- Gpg4win – public key manager for Windows (based on PGP)
- Evernote –
- XMind –
- Remember the Milk –
- Notepad++ –
- Graphviz – Makes creating visual representations easy.
Virtualization and Testing