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Thomas Hampel
 9 November 2010

Working in the IT business for several years brings a lot of experience of using different tools to increase our own productivity.
Within this article I'm goping to share some tools which I believe are essential for a Domino Administrator.

  • IBM Support Assistant
  • GIMP, a freeware image editor for complex graphics
  • Picasa, useful for managing a large amount of pictures
  • SnagIT
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Total Commander , file manager for people who grew up without a mouse.
  • FreePDF XP , create PDF documents by printing them
  • VideoLAN
  • Google Earth
  • Notepad++
  • Wireshark - an excellent network traffic analyzer
  • FaJo TimeTool, a gread freeware application to track time spent for different projects
  • Dia or YEd as a replacement for Visio. Visio viewer will help

Lotus Notes Tools
  • Teamstudio
  • Ytria
  • NotesPeek , allows to analyze Notes applications

Browser plugins
, (of course for Firefox)
  • AI Roboform - store and manage your (Web-) passwords in a secure way.
  • IBM Support Bar - direct access to support material of IBM
  • Firefox Sync - sync bookmarks across different computers/operating systems, incl. sync to iPhone
  • BetterPrivacy - delete supercookies on the fly
  • FireBug - even if you're not a web developer, this tool is a musthave to analyze HTTP related problems
  • NoScript - musthave to keep a browser secure.

Other Interesting tools
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