The most useful tools and applications that can help you accomplish your web development tasks are usually free or open source, which means anyone can utilize them without any restrictions of having to purchase a license.
The best feature of any open source tool is usability and functionality. My top three choices have definitely helped me on many web development projects. Of course there are countless open source tools and applications you should definitely look into, but I’ve narrowed my list down to the just the ones I use on a daily basis.
Here are my three favorite open source tools that are my go-to resources when building a new website:
To quickly access the backend of your websites and transfer files between your local machine and the server, I’d recommend FileZilla. Not only is it the most popular file transfer protocol (FTP) application out there, it’s also the most effortless one I’ve used to date. What I like most about this free application, is that it prompts a notification before every file transfer (you can opt out of this easily) just in case you’ve already made the transfer or clicked on the wrong file to move onto the server. This application also makes it easy to edit HTML, CSS, and other code files easily internally, but can also utilize external applications for you to edit your code.
Did I miss one? Let us know your top open source tools in the comments below and maybe they’ll make our next list.