PSScriptPad – PowerShell Editor

PSScriptPad – PowerShell Editor2020-07-22T18:08:25+00:00


The tiny, little editor for PowerShell!

PSScriptPad is part of the PowerShell Pro Tools Suite.

PSScriptPad now supports PowerShell 7!

Curious how it compares to VS Code, the ISE or Visual Studio? Click here

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Why PSScriptPad?


PSScriptPad x86
PSScriptPad x64


Super, Simple Scripting Environment

A zero-configuration editor and debugger for PowerShell scripts.

Zero-Config, Zero-Install

PSScriptPad is a single exectuable file that’s less than 4MB. There’s no need to configure anything to write and debug PowerShell scripts.

Faster than your average editor

PSScriptPad is fast. It can be up and running in 3 seconds vs 13 seconds for Visual Studio Code.

Form Designer

PSScriptPad features a built-in Windows Form Designer. Drop controls on the designer and set properties just as you would with more expensive editors.


PSScriptPad can use .NET Core to package PowerShell scripts into executables with a single click of a button.

Variable Explorer

Explore the variables that are currently defined in your PowerShell instance with the click of a button.

License Information

  • Licensed per developer

  • Run on any computer used by that user

  • Free upgrades for a year

  • Money Back Guarantee

PowerShell Pro Tools Suite

$9999Per Developer
  • Free updates for a year


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is PSScriptPad a replacement for VS Code?2020-01-11T23:53:14+00:00

No. PSScriptPad is just an alternative to VS Code. It currently only supports Windows PowerShell and doesn’t have all the features and extensibility you will find in VS Code. That said, it’s much smaller and faster to launch. It’s great for quickly editing and debugging scripts but might not be suitable for working on large projects. That said, it has features that VS Code does not including a Windows Form Designer and script packaging.

How does PowerShell Pro Tools licensing work?2019-09-06T03:14:56+00:00

PowerShell Pro Tools is licensed per user. Each user will need their own license. That user can use that license on as many machines as they are using but only if they are the sole user.

How does PowerShell Pro Tools compare to Sapien PowerShell Studio?2019-09-06T03:13:55+00:00

PowerShell Pro Tools augments PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Code PowerShell extension. Rather than a dedicated PowerShell scripting environment, PowerShell Pro Tools integrates into existing development environments. PowerShell Pro Tools supports GUI creation via Windows Forms, packaging as executables and services and even creating installers, just like Sapien PowerShell Studio. Because PowerShell Pro Tools is built into Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, you also benefit from all the features of those environments such as Git integration. PowerShell Pro Tools even offers features, such as code conversion, that PowerShell Studio does not.

What do I get with a PowerShell Pro Tools license?2019-09-06T03:10:27+00:00

PowerShell Pro Tools provides a Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and PowerShell solution. The same license key applies to all three. If you choose to build forms in Visual Studio but package scripts in Visual Studio Code, you can use the same license for each. The license is good for one year of upgrades.

Can I get a free trial of PowerShell Pro Tools?2020-03-22T13:05:17+00:00

Yep. PowerShell Pro Tools provides an unlimited trial with limited features. We also offer a free trial of PowerShell Pro Tools for 21 days. You can request one here.