DevToys is like an open-source Microsoft PowerToys for developers

DevToys

We have written about PowerToys quite a lot here on BetaNews. Microsoft has put a lot of work into building a useful collection of tools and utilities for Windows 11 users, and it is incredible to see each new addition and development.

PowerToys is aimed at power users looking to get more from their computers, and now there is a utilities collection designed with developers in mind. Described as a "Swiss Army knife for developers", DevToys comprises 14 outrageously useful tools and has just hit a major milestone.

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If you have had your ear to ground, it is possible that you have heard of DevToys before. It has been available as beta / pre-release software for a little while, but now it has hit version 1.0. Whether you're an app developer, or your focus is on web development, you're sure to find several tools of use in the free suite.

There's a lot to explore in this open-source utility collection, and the developers say of it:

An Open-Source Swiss Army knife for developers. DevToys helps in everyday tasks like formatting JSON, comparing text, testing RegExp. No need to use many untruthful websites to do simple tasks with your data. With Smart Detection, DevToys is able to detect the best tool that can treat the data you copied in the clipboard of your Windows. Compact overlay lets you keep the app in small and on top of other windows. Multiple instances of the app can be used at once.

Many tools are available.

– Converters

| - Json <> Yaml

| - Number Base

- Encoders / Decoders

| - HTML

| - URL

| - Base64

| - JWT Decoder

- Formatters

| - Json

- Generators

| - Hash (MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512)

| - UUID 1 and 4

- Text

| - Inspector & Case Converter

| - Regex Tester

| - Text Comparer

| - Markdown Preview – Graphic

| - PNG / JPEG Compressor

... and more are coming!

DevToys is available to download from the Microsoft Store, or you can grab it (and its source code) from GitHub. There is also more information on the DevToys website.

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