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Microsoft release PowerToys v0.37.0

Microsoft have released the latest version of PowerToys, a collection of utilities for power users to tune and streamline Windows.

There are some great tools available in PowerToys including:

  • ColorPicker: An eye-drop tool which allows you to use an eyedropper (which is accessed by default by pressing Win+Shift+C) to find out the Hex, RGB or HSL colour beneath the eyedropper.
  • FancyZones: Allows you to create window layouts to make multitasking easier.
  • File Explorer add-ons: Allows you to manage Windows Explorer custom handlers, including .svg and .mp files.
  • Image resizer: Allows you to resize images by right-clicking on them.
  • Keyboard Manager: A handy keyboard remapper that’s applied across Windows 10.
  • PowerRenamer: An extension to the Windows shell for advanced bulk renaming using search and replace or regular expressions.
  • PowerToys Run: Accessed by ALT + Space by default, opens a quick launcher.

PowerToys can be downloaded from GitHub.

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Apps Windows

Got a device with pen support? Try Journal

Garage, the skunkworks division of Microsoft, have today launched Journal, a free ink-space to jot down your ideas.

Source: Microsoft

From the webpage:

“Journal, a Microsoft Garage project, is an app for Windows that invites people who love to journal to pick up their digital pen, express themselves quickly, and evolve their ideas.

Of all the different methods of device interaction, digital ink is unique in the speed and degree of natural expression and in aiding memory. With Journal, disparate ideas can be connected, drawings can be sketched, annotations can be freely inserted, information can be located with search, and you can easily connect your ink across other apps to grow your best ideas. Journal provides an ink-first solution that delivers new AI, intuitive gestures, and connected experiences for Microsoft 365 for work and school (subscription required, sold separately) . “

It’s designed for people who thrive when writing out their ideas, notes, and sketches.

You can download Journal from the Microsoft Store.