Cockos Incorporated's LICEcap is a very simple and easy-to-use tool for creating animated GIFs from areas of your screen. I find that a quick animated GIF can drive home a concept very effectively in blog posts and documentation.
The web server included in Version 2 is a powerful upgrade. It's great being able to have the iOS simulator open with your website open in Mobile Safari, writing in Sass, and watching the new styles get injected into the page without even touching it.
Words: Chris Coyier
This article originally appeared in net magazine issue 256.