Seer – Quick Look for Windows 10

On my journey on a switch from OS X to Windows 10 one of the missing bits in the daily usage was the „Quick Look“ / Preview feature in OS X. Its annoying having to double click in explorer lists, just to see whats in the  file.

Throwing in seer, which does exactly that – its customizable with shortcuts and extendable via plugins (autocad, office etc.).


The office plugin isn’t the best to be honest, the natve picture, pdf etc. previes are working as expected: fast and stable.

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And then I found MobaXterm

The only thing which was sticking me to OS X was the abiltiy to use the terminal for ssh connections and native stuff.

Well, I just found mobaxterm for windows which is SO_MUCH_MORE than just a terminal, its a joke I didn’t find out earlier about it. Its a cygwin wrapper, but only roughly 20MB.

Its not only a full blown xterm, but it´s

  • build in graphical sftp client which follows the terminal (!) (dragndrop)
  • tabbed ssh terminal
  • Lean Texteditor
  • VNC client
  • graphical SSH tunnel builder
  • Network Scanner
  • Portscanner
  • Network Packets capturing
  • and much more

I have to say I am truly impressed – its a huge productivity boost for me.

Hint, if you need to find the bin folder: echo „/bin PATH = $(cygpath -w /bin)“