Everyone and their blogger is linking to Scott Hanselman’s 2005 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List, so I figured I would as well. Scott has some awesome tools listed here. A lot of my favorites made the list (Windows Desktop Search, Notepad2,SysInternals,SyncBack, Del.icio.us, Paint.NET).
One of the listed xml tools, XmlSpy, solved a data conversion problem that I had been fighting for over an hour in just under 5 minutes. If you are doing anything with Xml: authoring, data conversion, whatever, you need to check out this tool.
It’s going to take a while to digest the full list. Thanks to Scott for bringing this together on one place!