Software Tool of the Week - ShareX

ShareX is the best free and open source tool that lets you take screenshots, annotate those images, and then upload to a variety of locations. If there's something you want to do with a screenshot, ShareX is the best tool. The most common way I use ShareX is to capture…

Software Tool of the Week - BatteryBar Pro

Windows 8 and 10 removed information about your laptop's battery from the task bar. BatteryBar Pro fills that gap. It provides you valuable information on the status of your battery when you are draining or charging. Over time, BatteryBar Pro determines how long it takes to charge your battery and…

Software Tool of the Week - Chocolatey

When you get a new computer or are forced to reinstall windows, getting common programs back on your computer can be a pain in the butt. You spend a lot of time looking for the download button, and then clicking through all of the installs for each of the 40…

Software Tool of the Week - RescueTime

Do you find yourself distracted by non-work related websites at the office? RescueTime is a great tool that illuminates where you spend your time when you're using your computer. It integrates in Windows or Mac and also uses browser plugins to log which websites you visit. Using that data, RescueTime…

Software Tool of the Week - AutoHotKey

AutoHotKey is one of those tools that you'll use and then in a year you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. At heart, AutoHotKey is a scripting language that let's you automate tasks, assign keyboard shortcuts, and launch programs Wikipedia lists several common tasks people use AutoHotKey: Remapping…

Software Tool of the Week - Sunrise Calendar

Sunrise Calendar is the best calendar tool you'll use on your desktop and mobile phone. It works with all of the major calendars out there: Google Calendar, iCloud, Exchange, Outlook.com, and Office 365. It also integrates with everything else you use: Facebook TripIt LinkedIn Meetup Here's a full list…

Software Tool of the Week - Buffer

The Tool I'm finishing this blog post up at about 6am. Once I finish, I might not want to immediately share it on Twitter because most people aren't on twitter yet. Buffer makes it easy to queue up items to share on social media at the best times. It also…

Software Tool of the Week - TinyPNG

The Tool If you work with images for the web, it can be a challenge to reduce file size. Each time we reduce file size, we reduce our bandwidth and our sites load faster. TinyPNG was created for this purpose. It works with both .png and .jpg files. I took…