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PowerToys for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 0.21.1
  • 5
  • (1)
  • Security Status

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Set of freeware system utility tools

Increase your productivity with PowerToys. The desktop program is for those already using the native Microsoft PowerToys program. This is an additional set of utilities that will fine-tune and streamline your user experience. It is also a reboot of the PowerToys project but with more functionality; it allows you to customize your workflow for it to meet your specific needs. Programming enthusiasts can also join in improving PowerToys as this is an open-source program. 

How do I use PowerToys on Windows 10?

Microsoft PowerToys has been around since Windows 95; this program is an exact mirror of the original one, but has been updated to keep up with modern Windows systems. It’s set of freeware system utilities continues to cater to those that use the advanced features of their hardware and software. Otherwise known as power users, this version meets the needs that these users have including renaming multiple programs and finding an alternative to the Alt+Tab hotkey. 

The main draw of this program is its ability to improve your work process. Among the utilities that this program offers, FancyZones is the most practical. It is a window manager that arranges and snap windows into a well-organized layout. You get to decide the locations the windows will be placed. Once it’s on the zone, the window will automatically adjust its size and position to fill in the area.

Another simple yet innovative feature it offers is the PowerRename tool. The file management tool is responsible for renaming files in bulk. This is made possible by the search and replace method or the advanced regular expression matching. You will see that the preview area shows which of the items will be renamed as you are typing the keywords in the input field. 

Practical tool for power users

PowerToys is a simple yet effective program for PC users. In addition to FancyZones and PowerRename, it offers more productivity tools that you will benefit from. All its features will benefit users in the IT, business, and creative industries; however, you will need to be familiar with the advanced features of your device. PowerToys offers a wide range of tools but you will be the one to adjust the preferences an make it right for you.

PROS

  • Mirrors original PowerToys program
  • Packed with productivity tools
  • Suited for users in many industries

CONS

  • Designed for experienced power users

PowerToys for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 0.21.1
  • 5
  • (1)
  • Security Status

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