Why You Need to Try Out Microsoft PowerToys

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What Is PowerToys

Microsoft has recently come out with a great new app that makes the Windows experience even better! I strongly recommend you try it out. 

PowerToys is an app that enhances Windows to make it easier to use. Basically Microsoft decided to develop their own tool to do things that people had been using other freeware to accomplish. Here’s a link to download it:

What Does PowerToys Do

Fancy Zones

This is incredible and will revolutionize your working experience. This tool allows you to create custom layouts for your desktop and easily snap your applications to the screen just by dragging them and holding shift.

Color Picker

The Color Picker tool is a great tool that allows you to find any color on your screen and get it in whatever format you want (RGB, CMYK, HEX, etc). This is super helpful if you’re doing any kind of graphic design and need to quickly get a color you see and like. 

Image Resizer

Another handy tool that allows you to quickly resize images to they can be uploaded to a website that requires a certain size.

Power Run

This tool is like the Windows search on steroids. You can activate it by pressing Alt+Space and then type in anything you want and quickly navigate to it. 

Other Tools

There are also other tools you may want to check out:

  • File Explorer Add-On's
  • PowerRename
  • Shortcut Guide
  • Keyboard Manager

Find Out More

If you want to find out more, here's some more in-depth information about PowerToys from Microsoft.

Try It Out

1)             Download the installer:

2)             Run the installer

3)             Reboot if prompted

4)             Open PowerToys and play around