Cmder

Cmder is an alternative console to the windows command prompt or power shell. I downloaded because the standard console that comes with windows continues to blink the cursor even while moving it, which makes it difficult to keep track of. Cmder disables blinking while the cursor is in motion, which earned a download.

Cmder also has better color scheme's built in. The one major disadvantage that I've found is that it captures many hotkey commands, which doesn't play well with emacs—a program with its own fully-featured hotkey system. Cmder is built out of ConEmu, which itself is highly compatible with the Far Manager. The Far Manager appears to be a command line alternative to the file explorer.