I just use the lobby filters at stars. Right click on any column heading in the ring game lobby, to set the sorting filters.
There is a new version of PT in beta called PT3. Try it for free, the HUD will be in beta soon. Holdem Manager is new competition, and costs 55-80$. The upcoming 1.04 release will be unlimited hand import trial for a few days. Also coming out beta soon is the new PokerEV with HUD.
As far as additional tools, there are more and more every day. PokerStove is a must, and the new PokeRazor is really impressive as well.
The best thing to do, is start browsing the bigger threads here, in software - and ask questions here or in the respective, dedicated threads.