The Toolsmiths Toolbox
A collection of solutions for tools development problems.
Tools that are listed here were mentioned by Game Developers in Slack Teams, Forums, Game Conferences, Twitter…
CompactGUI is a standalone GUI to make using the Windows 10 compact.exe function easier to use.
Balsamiq is a rapid wireframing tool
Lazarus is a Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE for Rapid Application Development
An online icon editor
Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.
QML Asset Exporter from Photoshop
A full featured Markdown editor with live preview and syntax highlighting. Supports GitHub flavored Markdown.
An integrated environment for developing Python in Visual Studio
A Visual Studio Extension which aims to provide a better UI to manage your command line arguments.
VSColorOutput can change the color of a line emitted to the output window based on specified rules.
Productivity and other
ConEmu-Maximus5 is a Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.
FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager.
Combining the two creates a powerful automation tool with a powerful scripting back-end with access to all the power of the Python standard library.
ScreenToGif allows you to record a selected area of your screen, edit and save it as a gif or video.
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
Share one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers (Windows, macOS and Linux)
vswhere is designed to be a redistributable, single-file executable that can be used in build or deployment scripts to find where Visual Studio - or other products in the Visual Studio family - is located.
Tools for profiling
Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
It allows you to spy/browse the visual tree of a running WPF application (without the need for a debugger) … and change properties ... amongst other things.
Windows Debug Utils
Debugview++ started as a viewer for Win32 OutputDebugString messages in the style of Sysinternals DebugView
An open-source modern Dependency Walker
Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.
A suit of tools for managing processes (PsKill - kill processes by name or process ID; PsList - list detailed information about processes...)
XML Explorer is an extremely fast, lightweight XML file viewer.