Below are links to some of the tools I use on a daily basis (well the free ones)

Putty – SSH Client

WinSCP – SSH / SCP client

Pumpkin – TFTP server & Client

Wireshark – Network Sniffer

nmap – Network scanner

Nagios – Network monitor (quite a complex setup and requires a linux server)

ACSyslog099 – Small portable syslog server

7zip – File archive/unarchive

Audacity – Audio editing

FileZilla – FTP server and client

Notepad++ – Great text app

Foxit Reader – PDF reader much quicker than Adobe and window 8’s built on one

Dropbox – Free file storage and sync

inssider – Used too be free before this release and you can still find it on

Shimo – Mac only and not free, but the best VPN client ever!

Install most of the above with a single installer – ninite


Please use the comments box to tell me of any I have missed.

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