This is a list of software that we commonly use for development and other fun things.

Big Rex Software GitHub Repository

Big Rex Software GitHub


Site Ground (Aff Link. This is where we are hosted. See how fast it is?)



Taiga Agile Project Management


Wasabi Cloud Storage

CloudBerry Explorer for Amazon S3 (Used with Wasabi Cloud Storage)



Online Web Tools

Facebook for Developers Sharing Debugger (McAfee Website Categorization Tool)

PageSpeed Insights (Website performance measuring)

.NET Development Tools

Visual Studio Community (Windows, Mac – .NET development IDE)

JetBrains ReSharper (Visual Studio extension for .NET developers)

JetBrains dotPeek (Free .NET decompiler and assembly browser)

Linux Workstation

Oracle VirtualBox (Free – Run Linux as a Virtual Machine)

Rufus (Free – Create bootable USB flash drive to install Linux ISO)

Linux Mint (Free – Linux OS with Libre Office and Firefox)

Download Ubuntu Desktop

Visual Studio Code (Windows, Mac, Linux – .NET development IDE)

How to Install Visual Studio Code on Linux Mint

Visual Studio Code Documentation

.NET Hello World Tutorial (.NET SDK Installer)

Higher Screen Resolution in VirtualBox

Python Development Tools

Anaconda (Python/R Distribution for Data Science)

JetBrains PyCharm (Python software development IDE)

Eclipse (Software development IDE)

PyDev (Python IDE for Eclipse)

Python Tools for Visual Studio – PTVS (Python IDE for Visual Studio)

R Development Tools

The R Project for Statistical Computing

R Studio (R development IDE)

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Supporting Development Tools

Notepad++ (Enhanced text editor)

Beyond Compare (File and folder compare)

Postman (API development environment)

FileZilla (Free FTP transfer software)


OBS Studio (Screen and video capture for recording and streaming)

DaVinci Resolve (Video editing)

OBS Virtual Cam (OBS plugin for Webex)

General Tools

Display Fusion (Multiple monitor support)

VeraCrypt (Encrypted disk partitions)

Eraser (Encrypted file deletion)

HFS+ For Windows (Read macOS hard drives in Windows)

7-zip (Multiple format file compression tool)

Bitvise SSH Server (SSH tunneling server for Windows)

PuTTY (SSH and telnet client for Windows)

Paint.NET (Freeware photo editing)

Teamviewer (Secure remote desktop access)

WinDirStat (Windows directory statistics)

TreeSize Free (Windows directory statistics)

Net Uptime Monitor (Internet connection monitor)

Audacity (Sound File Editor)

Lame MP3 Library (Use with Audacity)