Not really a word, but Toolage best describes the development and acquisition of a a set of fine tools to approach a technical task. It is said that one of the aspects that separates man from the other mammals is that (s)he is a tool builder. Working with elegant, effective, simple tools has always been a joy of mine and I have to share those for them to be as effective for the rest of you as they are for me. My favorites list:

  1. Search and Replace - Funduc Software
  2. Beyond Compare - Scooter Software
  3. WS FTP
  4. TextPad
  5. SlayerOffice Color Palette
  6. VisiBone