Workplace colleague Sukitha showed me a couple of neat tools. Nothing fancy, but just adding a little more productivity to an otherwise boring life.

First, a wrapper for the Windows Console (or any other shells you might be running) courtesy of Console, featuring multiple tabs, resizeable console area (I really missed this in cmd.exe), configurable copy/paste options (I’m on Shift+Select to copy and Scroll button to paste), transparency and the ability to link any shell or command line tool as the shell.

Second was Launchy, a cool tool that’s like a totally revamped Run dialog box. Features skinnable UI, plugins (it does Google and Wikipedia search, among others) and the ability to show you a list of available commands / folder locations etc when you’ve typed in the first few letters.

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