Must-have tools for every developer

Realm Digital 27 February 2017

At Realm Digital, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our processes and way of work remains efficient. If there’s a more proficient way of doing something, we want to be certain we’re eliminating waste in terms of time and resources.

We asked our development team to share some of their must-have tools, and here’s what they had to say:

Notepad ++

Notepad ++ is a lightweight text and source code editor for Windows. Our team loves that it’s open source, and free. This nifty tool is much like notepad as it is fast to open and does syntax highlighting too.


7-Zip is an open source file archiver used to compress files. Our team likes it’s because free, supports tons of compression formats, and is lightweight. 

This nifty tool is ideal for quick image editing and compressing without the bloat of Photoshop. It has about 80% of Photoshop’s features, and it’s free!


Not only our developers, but our entire organization makes use of Slack – a messaging tool which takes team communication to the next level. Slack allows you to create open channels for specific teams or projects which creates a transparent view for everyone.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Another one not just for developers, but for an entire company. Shave hours of your working year with these nifty keyboard shortcuts.

Technology has enabled us to be so much more efficient in the workplace. Talk to us about how digital transformation in the workplace can benefit your organization.

Do you have any must-have tools that are worth sharing? Do let us know!