Free Software Tools

The following software tools complement our commercial tools and are available for free download.

We wrote these tools to allow us to build our commercial software tools.

After a while started using these tools to debug customer problems as well as internal problems.

It’s a logical next step to make these tools available to a wider audience. If these tools help solve a problem for you, that’s great.

The tools are grouped by groups of related tasks. Some tools fall into more than one groups, so you may see them repeated on this page, once for each group they are in.

No nagware

All of these tools are free (Except Bug Validator). Download them, they’ll run forever, no licence key, no nagware, no bloatware, no trial licence. Learn more….

(Bug Validator won’t run forever, as it’s perpetually in a state of experimentation, and is updated periodically, via email notifications).

Tools by activity

Tools are grouped by activity.

Automated Testing

Tools that can be run from the GUI or the command line, and that can be dropped into your smoke tests, regression tests, continuous integration tests. Catch and prevent bugs before they enter production!

Automated Build

Tools that can be run from the GUI or the command line, that can find and fix problems with your Visual Studio projects, and automate your builds.

If you have any ideas for other free tools, please contact to let us know.

Memory Usage Analysis

Tools for analysing memory usage.

Thread Monitoring

Tools for analysing threading behaviour, automatically finding locking errors and for analysing your source for common thread locking mistakes.

Flow Tracing

Tools for analysing application flow and observing anomalous behaviour.

Debug Information Tools

Tools for analysing debugging information.

Minidump Tools

Tools for creating, inspecting and visualising minidumps and event logs.

Visual Studio Tools

Tools for automating Visual Studio. Tools for fixing problems with Visual Studio projects.

Mistake Detection Tools

Tools for identifying mistakes made by tired software engineers.

Fully functional, free for 30 days