Have you ever thought windows console looks boring and it doesn’t look good as Linux ones? Lot of programmers do so including me and try to customize the same. All Window’s consoles including PowerShell, Microsoft’s next generation shell doesn’t have much features for customization . So most of the users go for Cygwin and use XTerm instead which is quite unnecessary if you just don’t like the UI. A small tool called Console solves the problem by providing console window enhancement equivalent to Linux.
Console gives you the look of Unix terminal in Windows and much more. Console comes with features like multiple tabs which allows you to open multiple command prompts, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles. You can also use this awesome tool with bash/gnu utils from Cygwin and you can do your regular scripting jobs. Its good to run batch scripts and you can even set the number of rows for the windows command-line from this tool. The downside of the tool is, there is no windows 7 support yet as it is developed and supported by a very small developer community. All I can say is, Its the best tool to replace the standard windows command line.