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WinEdt is by far the best TeX editor out there. The main downside is that it's not free (although it is free to try for 30 days). It also has a bit of a learning curve; it's fully customizable, and it takes some time to optimize it to your preferences. But believe me, if you're planning to write in TeX for at least one more year of your life, the investment is well, well worth it. There are many innovative features here. One example is that typing \cite{} brings up a list of all citations; simply click on one and it gets entered. (Same goes for equation references.) There are special modes which make entering matrices and tables a snap, there's a spell-check dictionary and thesaurus, there are LaTeX to HTML converters, etc. And did I mention WinEdt is fully customizable? Every single menu option, shortcut, and command can be changed to whatever you like.
Incidentally, I strongly recommend you download and set up SumatraPDF. It's free, works very well, and synchronizes beautifully with WinEdt.
This page quickly generates the LaTeX code for any commutative diagram or lattice of subgroups you might want. An awesome tool. Make sure you load the tikz-cd package in your LaTeX file.
GeoGebra quickly generates the LaTeX code for any geometric construction you might need. Despite a few small bugs, it works well. (I usually use it to generate a draft the code I need, and then fix it up by hand.)
Tables Generator quickly generates the LaTeX code for any table you like. An extremely well-designed and useful site. (WinEdt already has this functionality built in, but if you're using an inferior TeX editor this website is useful.)
If you ever want to include a picture in a LaTeX -- whether an illustration or the graph of a function -- you should check out the package TikZ. To get you started, this website has a bunch of sample TeX code and corresponding output. (I've linked to the 3D examples, mainly because they look cool. There are tons of other examples on the page, which can be found by navigating the links on the right margin.)
Detexify is the realization of a neat idea: you draw your symbol on the screen, and the website attempts to identify which TeX symbol you're looking for. It's far from perfect, but it's fun to play with (and occasionally useful).
Euclid the Game! is an interactive ruler-and-compass construction game. As you go, you collect extra tools (e.g. once you pass the level where you construct a perpendicular bisector, that's added as a tool for all future levels). Lots of fun!
Matrix calculator is the best online matrix calculator I've found. (A word of caution -- I've seen more than one online matrix calculator which gets simple operations (like calculating the determinant) wrong!) Although at first it looks like it only handles square 3x3 matrices, this is not the case -- you can input and manipulate matrices of arbitrary size and dimension.