Below are some of my favorite tools and IDEs.

Development

Database

Project/Task Management

  • Trello (AWESOME, FREE web-based software for task management based on Kanban)
  • LeanKit

Change Management

I user Trello daily to keep track of what I have going on and coming up.  It has become an invaluable resource!  I use this for work and personal stuff.  I encourage you to check this out!  LeanKit is better suited for larger scale projects.

I swear by the Toad family of products and support is fantastic!  Dell Software (formerly Quest Software) has a great staff and everyone I have ever dealt with (sales, development, management, support) is great.  These products have become a staple in my day-to-day activities and make database-related work much more efficient.