For those who are a fan of yakuake terminal on GNU/Linux systems, Humanized has something serious to offer for windows platform with Enso. Although the program seems fairly simple it works wonders for those who don’t want to move their hands off the keyboard, especially the laptop users. Before going in the details I must specify, that few of the things that Enso provides you can be implemented by Windows terminal, but the program has more to it.
Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal explains:
Enso is dead simple to use. You just hold down the Caps Lock key and type an Enso command, which is displayed in a translucent overlay. Once the command is typed, you simply release the Caps Lock key to activate it, and the overlay disappears. If you type fast, it all happens in a flash. For instance, to launch the Firefox Web browser, you just hold down the Caps Lock key and type “open firefox.” To look up the meaning of the word “proclivity,” you just hold down the Caps Lock key and type “define proclivity.”
A simple example is this
The program can be configured to open the programs you want, with the tag you want. Like by default firefox opens with “mozilla firefox” but i prefer “firefox” over default. Enso gets it’s initial list of programs through your start menu, so after install you are good to go.
Using the single “CAPS LOCK” key they offer
Enso Map Anywhere v0.1
Easily add maps to your documents and emails, and look up phone numbers and addresses.
Enso Media Remote Control v0.2
A remote-control for your music: Play, pause, and skip tracks in your favorite music player from any application.
Enso Web Search Anywhere v0.1
Provides commands for performing web searches using a variety of web services, from Amazon to Youtube to your Gmail account.
Enso Translate Anywhere v0.1.1
The power to translate English to and from eight other languages. In any application.
Enso TeX Anywhere v0.1
Effortlessly render TEX markup into beautifully type-set equations (and convert them back again) everywhere from Powerpoint to Gmail.
So for all the touch typing enthusiasts, try this application out. I bet you won’t be disappointed.
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Tags: Windows, Linux, Technology