Lifehacker Awards 2013: Nominate Your Favourite Development Tool

Our Lifehacker Awards nominations continue! The second category we're seeking suggestions for is best development tool.

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Software development tools run the gamut from gigantic behemoths like Visual Studio to indispensable services such as GitHub to simple text editors that make coding easier. Whatever resource you can't live without, you want to hear about it.

Tell us your must-have tools in the comments and we'll include all the best ones in next week's official vote.

Throughout this week, we'll be asking for your nominations in additional categories relating to technology, organisation and productivity. Keep visiting the site every day to see when you can nominate your favourites, and make sure you're back when voting starts next Monday.


    I use Github everyday for reporting bugs. but my nomination goes to Qt Creator. Multi platform awesomeness

    Sublime Text is my favorite text editor which I use for a bunch of development, though I've been using PHPStorm for more specific PHP work of late.

    I feel almost icky nominating a platform-specific commercial behemoth, but really, I'm not sure I could live without Visual Studio 2012 + Resharper. Some devs will scoff at things like IntelliSense for making writing code 'too easy', but it's amazing how much faster and cleaner it can make the whole development process.

    Notepad++ is very simple, yet extremely useful. Much better than the default Microsoft Notepad.

    My must have tools
    1. eclipse -
    2. chrome developer tools
    3. cloudforge -
    4. colorscheme designer -

    - Sublime Text
    - Chrome Dev Tools

    I thought I'd have more, but they're pretty much the essentials!

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