Tools I always install:

  • Vim
  • WinMerge: Diff & Merge, with the next two [Windows]
  • TortoiseSVN: Makes easier SVN and is required for the following [Windows]
  • VisualSVN: To integrate SVN to Visual Studio [Windows]
  • Launchy: Makes you way more productive [Windows, testing on Linux]
  • IMy: Integrates Live Messenger with Launchy. I’m thinking on extending it to Pidgin for Linux.
  • Ext2 IFS for Windows: Access ext2/3 filesystems on Windows for dual boot environments
  • 7Zip
  • PuTTY and WinSCP
  • Cygwin
  • ViEmu: Vim emulator for Visual Studio.
  • GIMP and Inkscape

Firefox addins:

  • Firebug
  • YSlow
  • Clear Cache
  • Cooliris