Useful tools for SharePoint Administrator/Developers

Following are free or open source SharePoint Tools which are useful for Administrators and Developers. Please have a look:

Tools URL
SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit       Link       
Load Testing Kit Link
SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010 Link
CAML Query Helper for 2007, 2010, and 2013 Link
Master Pages for SharePoint Link
Feature Administration and Clean Up Tool Link
SharePoint 2010 FBA Pack            Link
Log Viewer Link
SharePoint 2013 FBA Pack Link
Patterns & Practices SharePoint Guidance Link
SP Doc Gen    Link
Google Maps in Sharepoint List    Link
AutoSPInstaller    Link
Google Analytics SharePoint 2013 / Office 365    Link
SmartTools for SharePoint    Link
Basic SharePoint-Google-Maps-WebPart for SharePoint-Lists    Link
Document Importer For SharePoint Link
AuditLog For Sharepoint 2010    Link
SharePoint Tips Utility Pack    Link
Site Security Management Utility    Link
SharePoint Versioning Manager Link
SharePoint 2013 weather web part    Link
User Profile Sync    Link
Chat Web Part    Link
Sharepoint 2010 Capacity Planning and Sizing Tool    Link
SharePoint URL Shortener    Link
SharePoint 2010 CSV Bulk Taxonomy TermSet Importer/Exporter    Link
SharePoint 2010 Batch Edit    Link
SharePoint 2010 Bulk Document Importer    Link
Sharepoint Permissions Manager    Link
SharePoint Column & View Permission    Link
SharePoint Metro Grid    Link
SharePoint Cascaded Lookups - JavaScript based    Link
SharePoint Chat    Link
Send Documents as attachments with SharePoint 2010    Link
SPSFarmReport Link
HP Sizer for Microsoft SharePoint    Link
SharePoint Solution Installer    Link
Fusion Charts Free for SharePoint Link
SP Profile Data Import Export    Link
SharePoint (2010) Farm Backup    Link
SharePoint Event Receiver Manager (2007 & 2010)    Link
SharePoint Document Converter    Link
AD Password Changer    Link
Import Excel data to SharePoint List    Link


SharePoint Command Builder: As the name implies, you can use this tool to build SharePoint PowerShell commands that can simplify your daily work. Link

SharePoint Designer: Microsoft SharePoint Designer (SPD), formerly known as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, is a discontinued HTML editor freeware specialized in creating or modifying Microsoft SharePoint sites, workflows and web pages. It is a part of Microsoft SharePoint family of products. Link

SharePoint 2013 Search Query Tool: After running the query, you can view all types of result sets returned; Primary Results, Refinement Results, Query Rules Results, Query Suggestions, in addition to the actual raw response received from the Search service. Link

WinDirStat: WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for various versions of Microsoft Windows. Link

SharePoint Manager: The SharePoint Manager 2013 is a SharePoint object model explorer. It enables you to browse every site on the local farm and view every property. Please be mindful that you should have this tool running on a machine which has SharePoint installed on it. Link

SharePoint Feature Administration and Clean Up Tool: Feature Administration is a tool for SharePoint administrators and developers to manage SP features. It finds and cleans faulty Feature Definitions and orphaned reminders. The Feature Admin Tool finds faulty Feature Definitions and cleanly uninstalls them. It finds feature remainders in sites, Site Collections, WebApps and in the Farm, caused e.g. by forcefully uninstalled Features from a farm without deactivating them before. Link

Advanced REST Client plugin for Google Chrome: SharePoint Developers would probably know the power of this tool . There’s an awesome plugin for Chrome called Advanced REST Client which allows you to investigate the REST calls and configure your queries pretty simply through the UI. You get to see the results and the request times directly in the browser and you can play with the parameters etc easily . Link

Fiddler: The Fiddler tool helps you debug web applications by capturing network traffic between the Internet and test computers. The tool enables you to inspect incoming and outgoing data to monitor and modify requests and responses before the browser receives them. Fiddler also includes a powerful event-based scripting subsystem, which you can extend by using any .NET Framework language. Link

SharePoint Host name site collection creator : The SharePoint Host named Site Collection (HNSC) Creator SharePoint Admins to create HNSC via a GUI instead of PowerShell. This can be used by two ways. One of them is a Windows Forms application that needs no installation, and the second one is a SharePoint 2013 farm solution that plugs in the Central Admin for a native SharePoint experience. Link

ULS Viewer: A windows application for viewing SharePoint ULS log files more easily. Supports filtering and easy viewing of data. Link

SharePoint Client Browser for SharePoint Online and SharePoint on premises: Remote SharePoint development is getting more important. Especially with SharePoint Apps. To speed up development, find hidden lists/items/documents, discover the structure or specific artifact properties use the SharePoint Client Browser which supports SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online (Office 365). Link

SharePoint Log Viewer: SharePoint Log Viewer is a Windows application for reading and filtering Microsoft SharePoint ULS Logs. Link

SharePoint Manager 2013 Online : If you’re using SharePoint Online, then this tool could be your best friend. SharePoint Manager 2013 Online, provides the user a quick and easy overview of the structure and data hidden behind the scenes. Unlike the server version on codeplex, this app only uses html and JavaScript leveraging the SharePoint REST API. Link

Network Monitor: Network Monitor tool can be used for capturing network traffic and protocol analysis. Link

Watched Folder for SharePoint & Office 365: Free (Watched Folder / Automated Importer / MFD Integration for SharePoint / MFP Integration for SharePoint / Automatic monitoring) of network directories for new documents. Link

Data Importer for SharePoint & Office 365: Free (File / Document / Document Set / List Item / Folder / Wiki Page / Publishing Page / CSV / OleDB / Database / Access) Bulk Import For (SharePoint / Office 365 / SharePoint Online / 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / Server / Foundation). Link

Link Inspired by FileZilla, the fantastic free FTP client, SPFileZilla allows you to navigate and manage SharePoint as if it were an FTP Server. Browse site lists, document libraries, folders, and files. Download and upload files and folders, including support for nested folders hierarchies. Create new folders, rename existing files and folders, and delete files and folders. Also, you can copy paths to files and folders to your clipboard. Drag and drop folders/files into the application to upload to SharePoint.SPFileZilla = FileZilla for SharePoint:


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