Tools Used with Xojo

  1. 7 months ago

    Jay M

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Austin TX
    Edited 7 months ago

    A few years ago i started tread on this forum that was valuable, So, I thought I would do it again.

    What tools do you use from day to day along side Xojo that make you life easier?

    I find that I use the following apps every day directly alongside Xojo:

    Yoink : A drag and drop "extender" for Mac
    Flycut : Remembers you last 50 or so copy and past rest string
    ScreenFloat : Allows you to do quick screen grabs and keeps the window on top for quick comparisons.
    Atext : a text expander like "textExpander" but cost $2.
    Spectacles : For quick Window management.

  2. Dave S

    1 Feb 2019 San Diego, California USA

    well for me. none of the above (nor similar tools). Most of the tools are ones I wrote myself

    • PaintDS - a MSPaint clone for macOS, for icons, graphics etc.
    • iconResizer - creates all the required icons from a master image (icons for iOS, Android, Xojo and AppStore)
    • Tadpole - SQLite Database Manager
    • UltraEdit - text editor for non-XOJO code related tasks (note : this one I DID NOT write)
  3. Kem T

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers Connecticut

    Keyboard Maestro - Macro app on steroids.

    Valentina Studio Pro - SQL database manager.

    XsEdit - XojoScript editor of my own creation.

    BBEdit - Text editor that doesn't suck.

    SourceTree - Source control.

  4. Bob K

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Kansas City

    AppWrapper - for Mac code signing

    Base - Lightweight SQLite editor

    Navicat - (MySQL, Postgres, and SQLite) for heavier lifting with databases

    DMG Canvas - created mac Disk images

    Parallels - Virtual OS for testing many varieties of Linux and Windows, and even some old Mac OS'

    Cocoa JSON Editor - edit JSON files. Apparently this app has been discontinued. Bummer. :(

  5. Jean-Yves P

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (France, Besançon)
    Edited 7 months ago

    @Bob K Cocoa JSON Editor

    been replaced by smart json editor ?

    source :

  6. Tim D

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers Richmond, VA

    Paw - API tool for the Mac

  7. Andrew L

    1 Feb 2019 San Francisco, CA, USA

    Notepad++ for advanced text editing, includes a JSON viewer/formatter

    Everything for super-fast indexing/searching of files by name (Windows only)

    VirtualBox for VMs

    Github desktop for source control

  8. Joost R

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro The Netherlands

    Navicat for SQLite, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgresSQL, SQLServer
    NCReport and Open RPT
    Help and Manual
    Some homemade 'couldn't do without anymore' tools, of course MADE WITH XOJO

  9. Tim H

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers Portland, OR USA

    Snagit - screen capture
    Sqlyog - MySQL/MariaDB
    WinSCP - ftp client
    Drupal - web application development
    PHPStorm - web application development
    Wamp - local apache/php/mysql stack

  10. Jay M

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro NC, USA

    Platform = Mac
    Path Finder A great Finder replacement - lots of features and utilities
    ClipMenu Free clipboard manager with definable snippets
    Parallels - as already mentioned, but also gives you Parallels Toolbox for free - a great assortment of utilities
    Valentina Studio Pro - as already mentioned, but also for creating/embedding reports into apps
    Yummy FTP Pro FTP client
    BBedit - a great programming/text editor, as already mentioned

  11. Beatrix W

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers Europe (Germany)

    Find any File : for searching files
    Prefs Editor: for editing preferences files
    Arbed: Swiss Army Knife for Xojo files
    Affinity Designer: replacement for Adobe Fireworks to make icons
    Viper FTP: isn't the Yummy guy dead?
    Redmine + Wunderlist: manage my chaos
    Hexfiend/0xEd: when every byte counts
    Rapidweaver: for manual and website
    Screenium: makes videos to document bugs
    JWildfire: when I can't see any code anymore

  12. paul t

    1 Feb 2019 Seattle, WA

    Free Windows Utilities:

    Everything: Instantly searches entire hard drive!!

    ClipCip: Clipboard Manager

    SQLiteExpert: SQLite DB Manager

    XnView: Photo Manager

  13. scott b

    1 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro local coffee shop

    in no order:

    RegExEx - for working out the RegEx voodoo.
    atom - for text files/perl/python/ruby/bash/dockerfiles/etc
    sqlitemanager - sqlite
    Valentia Studio - sqlite/postgres
    shellcraft* - ssh client for the mac
    safari/firefox/chrome - web browser (chrome is such a hog I limit its use)
    gitlab (self hosted) - git repos and CI/CD pipelines
    docker - for microservices
    vmware - for VMs (both Fussion on Mac and ESXi as a server)
    rapidweaver - website design
    Affinity Photo* - image editing
    Pixlemator* - image editing
    sourcetree - git client
    tower - git client

    * item are bought off the App Store so I dont have links.

  14. Andre K

    2 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers

    Total Commander (Windows)
    MidnightCommander (Linux)
    Gnome Commander (Linux)
    IE, Edge, Opera and FireFox webbrowsers
    DBExplorer (homebrew Sqlite and Mysql webprogram)
    IrfanView (Photoviewer/-editor/-resizer)
    Keycode (homebrew keycode scanner)
    Oracle VM Virtual box
    Ashampoo Winoptimizer
    VNC-viewer and server (for Raspberry Pi and Pine 64 Arm-Linux tests)
    Etcher for burning SD-cards for Linux and Windows
    Context Programmer's editor
    Antechinus Javascript editor
    and for relaxing and fun: Shisen Sho made by William Yu.

  15. Joost R

    2 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro The Netherlands

    @Andre K Total Commander (Windows

    I use this great tool for 22 years already. It stil gets updates, 64 bit etc., and it's often the first program I install on a new Windows box/vm. And, for working at somebody else' machine I have the portable version on a stick. Simply can't do without anymore, don't even know how Windows Explorer works.

  16. Paul S

    2 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (Netherlands, Den Haag)
    Edited 7 months ago

    Platform: Mac

    Affinity Designer : For making icons.
    CloudMounter : Direct access to cloud disks.
    DropDMG : Creating disk images (dmg) with background and may more.
    iClip : Great clipboard manager.
    IconJar : Fantastic app to store icons.
    Navicat : To maintain databases.
    Parallels Desktop for Mac : Easiest way to use Windows on my Mac.
    RapidWeaver : For creating and maintaining the websites I created for customers.
    Snagit : Very versatile screen capture app.
    UltraEdit : A great editor.
    xScope : Very nice screen measuring tool.

  17. Emile S

    2 Feb 2019 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    I created a simple Text Editor that deals with RTF (Read/Write), so I can generate rtf files my xojo projects are happy with…

    Apple’s TextEdit do not do that and all other (LibreOffice for example) applications I have do the same.

    Like you, I also have a bunch of home made applications that help me on an everyday basis (Icons, SQL, html, File Manager, etc.)

  18. Joost R

    2 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro The Netherlands

    @Paul S - you forgot at least one:
    - QueryDb - the fantastic SQL-tool (+ classes) we have build 2 years ago.

  19. Sascha S

    2 Feb 2019 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Germany, Lower Saxonary

    @Joost R I use this great tool for 22 years already.

    10.11.2002 here :)

  20. Emile S

    2 Feb 2019 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    I created a demo (based on a Hierarchical Listbox) years ago that I expanded lately and added minutes ago a button to set Visible displayed items because my Firefox folder (in the System files) named Profiles holds 9 invisibles folders (1.92GB).

    Go figure !

    PS: I wasted sometimes with AppleScript (more than one hour), then make a search (a quest!) on the internet and even with some advices, all the scripts failed. So I turned my energy to Xojo and that project (and I once more waste time, but this time it was to find the project !).

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