Top 10 tools that I use daily to make my lifeΒ easy.

Originally, posted as a Twitter thread, thought to post it as a blog as this would be a good reference for the future too πŸ™‚

Finding the right tool comes after a huge hidden cost of evaluation, learning, and experimentation.

Here you go!

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(1/10) #XMind 2021 by @xmind

– Ultimate Mindmapping Software
– Makes it easy to take notes, Visualize concepts
– Presentations (Pitch Mode) πŸ”₯

Free / Evaluation Mode is also available.

Tool Link: xmind.net

Tool Overview: What the Product: #3 – XMind 2021

(2/10) #Vimium Browser Extension

– Makes navigation fun & easy
– Customizable Shortcuts
– Powerful Tool for Vim Fans

Tool Link:

VimiumThe Hacker’s Browser

(3/10) Magical by @get_magical

– Automating what you repeatedly type
– Smart & Customizable Auto Text Expander
– Huge Time-Saver Tool if you work mostly on a Web Browser.

Tool Link:

Magical: Text Expander | The Smartest Way to Work on the Web

(4/10) ZoomIt by @Microsoft

First got to know about it via @shanselman

– Zoom Screen Easily
– Life Saver using presentations
– Has Annotation & Timer Facility too

Tool Link: ZoomIt

(5/10) AutoHotkey by @AutoHotkey

– Works similar to Magical but for the whole Windows.
– Can be used to speed up key press.

Got to know about this from @gauravkhuraana and have been using it since then.

Essential Tool for Bugathons

Tool Link: http://www.autohotkey.com/

(6/10) Grammarly by @Grammarly

– Helps me to reduce mistakes in English writing.
– Get Quick Synonyms

I always sanitize my documents with Grammarly before sharing them with others.

Tool Link: http://www.grammarly.com

(7/10) Pairwise Online Tool

– Generate Quick Pairs
– Share Test Data with Others Quickly
– Supports All Combination Generation too.

Tool Link: https://pairwise.teremokgames.com/

(8/10) Bug Magnet Browser Extension

– Quick Test Data to expose bugs in Web Applications
– Quick Data for testing boundaries, limits, localization, etc.
– Must-have tool for every (web) tester.

Tool Link:

Bug Magnet: Exploratory Testing Helper

(9/10) Lightshot by @Light_shot

– Screenshot Tool
– Supports Annotation using Text, Pen, etc.
– Copy to clipboard facility available.

Tool Link:

Lightshot (screenshot tool)

(10/10) bit.ly by @Bitly

– URL Shortner
– Remember URLs easily
– Analytics Support

Tool Link: Bitly | Custom URL Shortener

Other Suggested Tools:

  • Obsidian
  • Greenshot

I know there are many other beauties out there that are worth the attention of every tester πŸ™‚

Please help me by adding them to this list.

Thanks πŸ™‚ 

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