This application replaces the boring command window with a multipane dialog box full of extra information but doesn't adequately explain command usage. PromptPal's easy-to-understand interface features a dual-pane window, allowing the user to view command results in the second pane.
The status bar quickly displays options as the command is entered. The program operates either as the traditional Windows command prompt or as a Run box replacement. Those who rarely use the command prompt will appreciate the program's suggestion function. Type the first letter of a command and a drop-down list appears, allowing you to simply select the command. The Command Info wizard easily adds, edits and removes available commands.
Despite its ease of use, PromptPal is not for command-line novices, as it doesn't explain why and when commands are used. However, command-line experts will appreciate PromptPal's usability, interface and command customization. Everyone who needs to use the command line on occasion will find PromptPal a great help.
PromptPal is a replacement GUI (graphical user interface) for the command prompt console, previously known as the DOS prompt. It turns the antiquated console into a friendly and helpful Windows program, whilst still routing all your instructions through Microsoft's dependable command processor. PromptPal is highly configurable, and provides full Windows-style editing, command completion, command history, and syntax help.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.1 has updated Help file and Installer.