Whether you’re a web designer, eCommerce manager, or simply someone who runs his own website, having the right tools at hand will have a huge impact on your efficiency; from maintenance and website management, to customization and design.
Here’s is a very selective list of free tools anyone who runs a website should have:
- The Web Developer Extension is also a nice add-on to the Firefox browser.
PHP, HTML, CSS, and Text Editor
- Screen grab (Add-on for Firefox)
Note: Many people report that they have problems with corrupted uploads or incomplete uploads due to timeouts or other issues which can occur while using SmartFTP and CuteFTP. So I recommend against using those products. Usually WinSCP or FileZilla have no difficulties whatsoever.
File and folder comparison tools
- WinMerge (Windows) and TextWrangler (Mac)
- Beyond Compare (Windows) – this is the only tool in this list that is not free. I decided to include it anyway because it’s simply an essential tool and I personally use it every day.
File Archiver/Zip/Unzip tools