The following is a partial list of software you may find useful to maintain and administer your Dolphin site.

I will be adding to this list in the future.

Recently Added:

Sublime Text Editor - Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance. This one is probably my favorite text editor at the current time. Great features, easy to use, and a very stable solid performer.

Screencast O Matic: FREE - One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE! It does require that you have Java on your computer. Easy to use, allows you to resize, and save to several different formats.

Komodo Edit: FREE - Free Code Editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor.
PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, Tcl, XML, HTML 5, CSS 3? Yes, with (customizable) syntax coloring, folding, background syntax checking, and intelligent auto-complete and calltips. What else? Fast Open (no more slow poking around for files); remote file editing; Vi keybindings (good ones); and a Toolbox with shell command integration, macros and code snippets--all wrapped around a sweet editor and Firefox-style extensibility.

Wink: FREE - Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.

Also worth checking out: - Optimize and compress your images online. Compressor is a lossy and lossless photo compression tool.

Pixlr Editor - Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor, for all your editing needs. Have full control over your images, including layers and effects.

IETester - FREE Browser compatibility check for Internet Explorer Versions 5.5 to 9. Check and see how your web site looks or displays in Internet Explorer verisons 5.5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 on Windows 7, Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.
IETester - Info & Download

LiveZilla - Freeware! LiveZilla is a great simple to use Live Support / Chat system that you can easily integrate into your Dolphin site, or any other web site. If you have been thinking about adding or providing Live Support for your site or members, then check out LiveZilla when you get a chance.
LiveZilla Homepage

Notepad ++ is a nice free little program that does a much better job with copy and paste then your standard windows notepad or wordpad. It has a handy line counter, and it's packed with a bunch of advanced features that can come in handy for administering your Dolphin website.

Keypass is another handy dandy little program. It basically helps you store and keep track of all your logins and passwords. Whether it be your Dolphin login details, or any other site. It comes with some heavy duty security encryption. If you are like most people you probably have a list of passwords and logins a mile long. This program can help you manage them and keep them safe.

Gimp - Some powerful features similar to Photoshop, without the price Photoshop wants. Gimp is FREE!! Check this out if you are looking to do some graphic, design, image editing and creating, etc. The price is definately right on this one!!
Supports a number of operating systems.

dAMP by is short for - Dolphin Apache MySql PHP. dAMP is a FREE custom WAMP (Windows - Apache - MySql - PHP) server stack designed specifically for Boonex Dolphin. dAMP comes with Dolphin pre-installed including the database. It has a friendly built in Windows based Dolphin cron feature that you can start and stop with a click of your mouse.
Dolphin Apache MySql PHP With dAMP

XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start.

(Also see my article here: How To Install Dolphin On WAMP )

WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. It also comes with PHPMyAdmin and SQLiteManager to easily manage your databases.

WampServer installs automatically (installer), and its usage is very intuitive. You will be able to tune your server without even touching the setting files.

WampServer is the only packaged solution that will allow you to reproduce your production server. Once WampServer is installed, you have the possibility to add as many Apache, MySQL and PHP releases as you want.

WampServer also has a trayicon to manage your server and its settings.

(Also see my article here: How To Install Dolphin On WAMP )

Putty: FREE
A free telnet and SSH Client for Windows and Unix platforms.

PHP Designer 2007 - Personal 5.0.2 - FREE Version
Download FREE Version from Cnet

PHP Designer Homepage

-PHP Designer 2007 is a free PHP Editor/IDE for both beginners and professional developers.

The personal edition is a free simplified version that contains a smaller selection of features found in the professional edition.

Although the personal edition provides a smaller selection of features it is still a simple PHP IDE that is enjoyable and efficient with less experienced and demanding developers in mind who will need a simple but powerful development environment for learning writing applications and websites powered by PHP!

The personal edition gives you right to create works solely for your own PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may NOT use it or works created with it for any commercial, business, governmental or institutional purpose of any kind.


WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.

filezilla: FREE
A really good ftp client program for uploading/downloading files to your host. And it's FREE.

winrar: Trial
One of the better zip/unzip programs out there.

7zip: FREE
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

Dolphin Database Maintenance FREE based on cpanel but will work for others: The actual free script

Highly recommended Google related tools:

Google Analytics: FREE
Google Analytics
A tracker by Google that provides a ton of statistics about your site visitors and traffic.

Google Adsense: FREE
Google Adsense
Make money by running Google ads on your site. Customizable to match your site, run text ads, image ads, or a combination. Get paid per click.

Google Webmaster Tools: FREE
Google Webmaster Tools
Find out information about your site. How google sees your site, how Google crawls your site, any errors google finds, etc.

Google AdWords/Keywords Generator: FREE
Google Adword/Keyword Generator
Another useful tool by Google for creating keywords. Analyze your site or page find statistics about the popularity of a keyword or keyphrase and much more.