In working on various projects over the last month I found a couple of tools that are really great
First is Max – great for batch conversion of voiceover files. It’s free and the GUI is lighter than soundbooth when i don’t need to patch anything.
Second is SWFDecompiler, just a really nice interface on OS X, produces clean organized code and i like the built in preview.Used another for a while but i didn’t like the widget feel to the interface.
Third is .minerva which lets you read .sol files. Really useful during dev testing etc. It’s an .AIR app, so you need he runtime installed.
The other thing i started using was FIVe3D-really nice 3d library for vectors. I’m also going to check out vectorvision but FIVe3D was really quick to set up and get rolling with.