Tiernan's Comms Closet

Useful Web and Desktop Apps 2016 edition

  • Forestry: CMS for managing Static sites
    Platform: Web Based
  • Term Bin: Pastebin for your termianl. Handy when you cant copy or paste
    Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac
  • Station 307: Send and receive files directly, with ease, including from the command line
    Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac, Web
  • Atom: A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. My new "Go To" editor
    Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac
  • Visual Studio: Its Visual Studio, what more can i say? Mind you, Code, is now a cut down edtion for other platforms too
    Platform: Windows (Full Visual Studio, and code), Mac and Linux (Code only)
  • CaastMe: ever surfing a page on your android phone and want to view it on a bigger screen? with CaastMe installed, just to the site on your desktop, and share the link using cast me on your phone. Scan the QR code, and all is done. Wish it was available for iOS!
    Platform: Web, android
  • GitHub Desktop: a very nice GUI for managing git projects, not just limited to GitHub.
    Platform: Windows, OSX
  • BitTorrent Sync: BitTorrent Sync, from the creators of BitTorrent, is a very handy (and fast) way of syncing data between machines, phones, tablets, and pretty much anything else!
    Platform: Windows (phone and desktop), Linux, OSX, Android, iOS, and a load of NAS devices too
  • Base on Ubuntu on Windows: yes, its a mouthful of a name, but Bash on Ubuntu on Windows allows you to run a lot of Linux command line tools on Windows. It uses the [Windows Subsystem for Linux](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Subsystem_for_Linux), and makes Windows even handier for Development. It also allows you to run [Jekyll on Windows](https://www.tiernanotoole.ie/2016/04/11/installing-jekyll-on-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows.html) which is how i test this blog.
    Platform: Windows 10 (as of April 2016, only in Windows Insider versions)
  • GitHub: GitHub is how people build software. With a community of more than 14 million people, developers can discover, use, and contribute to over 35 million projects using a powerful collaborative development workflow.
    Platform: Windows, Linux, OSX, Web, anything that has GIT
  • GitLab: another git web service. Can be hosted in house
    Platform: Windows, Linux, OSX, Web, anything that has GIT
  • C9: C9 is a cloud based IDE. Very handy for updating code when you have no full environment, or are using a remote machine.
    Platform: Web
  • Diskovery: Diskovery collects and displays the details of data storage facilities of the computer, including its physical drives, disk arrays, partitions, volumes and mount points.
    Platform: Windows
  • Jekyll Admin: A Jekyll plugin that provides users with a traditional CMS-style graphical interface to author content and administer Jekyll sites. The project is divided into two parts. A Ruby-based HTTP API that handles Jekyll and filesystem operations, and a Javascript-based front end, built on that API.
    Platform: Web
  • this page is autogenerated using Jekyll. You can find the raw list of tools here.