PowerCommands is a set of extensions for Visual Studio which adds functionality to the IDE. It is the #1 downloaded/rated plug-in for Visual Studio 2008 and 2010. So I felt a bit silly as I had never heard of it until a few days ago. Some things always bugged me about Visual Studio (ie: having to collapse each project in a solution one at a time, not being able to close all open documents at once, not being able to open the containing folder of a document from the document window, etc). PowerCommands has these features and many more.
I’d encourage developers who use Visual Studio regularly to check it out. It’s free and easy to install. Below are the links to the 2 versions of PowerCommands:
PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008
PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2010