Top 14 Free Software Utilities for Pharmacy IT Administrators

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page forms part of my GPC CPD portfolio and is therefore my personal opinion and in no way reflects the opinion or policy of my employer.

The following Opensource or free programs are useful to have a look at if you are in a similar kind of line of work as I am.  Listed in no particular order.

Top 14 Free Software Utilities for Pharmacy IT Administrators
autohotkeyAutohotkey – A very useful tool for automating Windows.
heskHesk – An amazing web-based helpdesk system.
winmergeWinmerge WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.
Notepad++ – A very useful program whether for editing CONFIG files or writing some code.
greenshotGreenshot – A a free screenshot tool optimized for productivity.
Web-Harvest – Awesome tool that enables you to harvest data from web sites.
Paint.Net – Great for annotating screenshots or manipulating images. The blur tool is excellent for masking confidential data.
7-Zip – A great little compression/extraction tool, much more sophisticated than the one built into Windows.
Cute PDF Writer – Free “Print to PDF” utility. The Cute PDF professional offering is also impressive.
Bulk Rename Utility – A great utility for renaming batches of files.Does exactly what it says on the tin!
MyDefrag 4.0 – One of the better disk defrag tools that I have come across.
Filezilla – I love Filezilla and is the only tool I need for FTP!
Keepass – A great opensource password storage tool, ideal for place for storing all of those admin passwords.

Web Developer Plugin
 – An amazing web development plugin for Chrome and Firefox from Chris Pederick. I’m just assuming you’ll be allowed to install one of these browsers 🙂