I have found the following software tools useful:
- Mendeley: Comprehensive reference management software that allows highlighting, notes, sharing, exporting to BibTex etc. It’s free too.
- Eclipse: I am using this IDE with the TeXlipse plugin to generate my main thesis document using LaTex.
- MATLAB: Main programming environment for developing and testing deep learning models.
- Dropbox: Document backup.
- GitHub: Code backup.
- Spotify: Good for getting into the zone.