Tools I Use – 2009-03-18

I’ve never done a post where I discuss some of the tools that I use on a daily basis to help me accomplish the many goals I have.  So today we’re going to look at some tools.

Windows Live Writer – Hands down the best blog editor available for Windows.  Oddly enough it’s also written by Microsoft and will connect to just about any blogging platform available today (including the extremely popular WordPress).  I use this to write posts for this website and my family’s site at TheKobys.com.

Digsby – I use Digsby to handle my computing IM needs and keep track of my Facebook & LinkedIn accounts.  It connects to all manner of IM services (Google Talk, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, etc), does social networks like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, and all from the system tray.  A fantastic piece of software if you need something for IMing and keeping up with your social networks.

Twhirl – I use this to monitor and update my Twitter account.  I use this over Digsby because I do not Digsby’s Twitter implementation.  Twhirl is simple and easy to use and makes updating Twitter a breeze.

KeePass – When it comes to password security, I’m a nut (even my wife says so).  I’m crazy about using secure passwords and using as many different passwords as possible.  To keep track of it all, I use KeePass Password Safe.  This allows me to generate highly secure passwords and have a different password for each website.  There is also a BlackBerry KeePass application that allows me to sync my passwords with my phone, so I’m never without my passwords.

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2 Responses to Tools I Use – 2009-03-18

  1. I just downloaded KeyPass. Man! I don't know how I could live without it now. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I just downloaded KeyPass. Man! I don't know how I could live without it now. Thanks for the tip!

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