If you’re on a Mac and using Yaesu rigs, here are a few tools you might find useful:
MacMemoriesManager, a memory manager for the 897/817. It plays well with my microHAM USB Interface III.
MacLoggerDx, a contacts manager for contesting and whatnot. I’m not thrilled with its memory management — it can only tune frequencies from a list and can’t set options — but it’s very good for logging and looking up contacts. If you program your radio’s memories/settings then use MacLoggerDx in “read-only” mode, it’ll work quite nicely.
VX-7 Commander, which is a Windows program for managing VX-7 settings but if you tweak the comms settings it’ll work nicely under VMWare.