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What is ISESteroids?

ISESteroids is a PowerShell module designed to specifically extend the built-in ISE PowerShell editor. ISESteroids adds virtually hundreds of sophisticated, efficient and slick features to the ISE editor, and leaves plenty of room for you to customize, configure, and “make it yours”.

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Because ISESteroids is a module, you simply load that module to add professional editing, refactoring, and security functionality. No installation required, no special privileges needed.

Explore the Features!

To quickly discover what ISESteroids can do for you, take a look at the feature overview with plenty of 5-Minute-Walkthroughs. Or join the fun, and start your ISESteroids trial right now. It’s free, and it takes less that 5 minutes to get it up and running.

Remember, ISESteroids is a module. It’s a simple copy&paste operation. No messy installations. And nothing to clean up if you don’t like it. Simply delete the ISESteroids folder if you want to get rid of it again. Nothing to loose, much to gain.

Free Trial

When you download and install ISESteroids, you have plenty of time to test-drive all of its features. 10 distinct testing days without any feature restrictions get you going. We recommend once you installed ISESteroids, visit the Walkthrough section and enjoy some of the walkthroughs we have prepared for you.

During the trial, you get the chance to experience the difference between ISESteroids Professional and ISESteroids Enterprise. Simply open the menu “Level”, and choose the version you want to test. You can switch anytime, back and forth. Or take a look at the feature section. It tells you exactly what features are exclusive to ISESteroids Enterprise.


If you come to the conclusion ISESteroids is right for you, and you made up your mind about the ISESteroids version, please get yourself a license.

Licensing helps fund this project, and we are confident the time and effort ISESteroids will save you pays for the license in no time. As our thank-you for licensing, we give you unlimited updates for ISESteroids 2.0. So any new feature and any improvement we add to ISESteroids 2.0 will be available to you, too – for free, no subscriptions or other nonsense required.

If you have sales or license related questions about payment options, license types, or paying by invoice, please take a look at the Q&A section at the bottom.

Deployment and other Considerations

You are thinking about using ISESteroids in your company? Then you might be interested in the recommeded deployment strategies, and get background information on ISESteroids installation and preferred install locations.

Get in Touch!

We love to hear from you! Should you have any question that we could not answer here, or find glitches or suggest new features, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

At work hackathon and so happy I have ISEsteroids to help me debug my module a lot faster


Shoutout to ISESteroids at auteched. Go check it out everybody!

David O'Brien

Pulled the trigger on ISESteroids Enterprise after calculating the ROI. No brainer. Thanks!

Chris Wahl

Digging the risk assessment in ISESteroids 2.0. That is pretty slick..

Jaded Treebeard

love Powershell? but want a more Visual Studio like editor with ReSharper capabilities? one stop: ISESteroids!

Mike Martin

Now use ISESteroids everyday for powershell scripts development. My 'other' IDE is now retired.

Juerg Steiger

This is by FAR! the coolest add-on/extension ever for Powershell !! ISESteroids rules!

Mike Martin, Microsoft Azure MVP

I just love the ISESteroids PowerShell ISE add on.

Narayanan Lakshmanan, Microsoft PowerShell Team

I first tried ISE Steroids with some trepidation but was actually immediately impressed.

Andrew Johnson

HEADS UP I'll evaluate all the contest scripts using ISESteriods. I've been using it to clean up my scripts.

Jeffrey Snover, PowerShell Architect and Mastermind

Wow!  ISESteroids makes ConvertFrom-String SO EASY! This is really amazing. Office should do this!

Stephen Owen

ISESteroids is by far my favorite add-on.

Michael Noe

It really is an awesome PowerShell add-on. Neat, clean & REALLY useful.

Ben Wilkinson

Seriously..  If you do any sort of #PowerShell coding...ISESteroids is awesome.  Well worth the Investment!


Been using ISESteroids for two months now and it's already a vital part of my scripting process

Thomas Rayner

I just discovered how to view the refactoring rules for ISESteroids 2.0 and assume I can now write my own rules - Sweet!

Matt McNabb

After 10 mins convinced that PowerShell ISESteroids is worth its price. What an awesome tool!

Stefan Stranger

ISESteroids increased my productivity

Ryan Yates

ISESteroids will safe you hours of work. Do the math. Buying a license is a no-brainer.

Stefan Stranger

People keep raving about PowerShell ISESteriods. I've got to install it and give it a try

Jeffrey Snover, PowerShell Architect and Mastermind

If you haven't tried it yet, #ISESteroids is AWSOME! Go download a preview right away!

Simon Wahlin

One of my favorite tools...

Daniel Sörlöv

I could not have been more impressed. You have truly done some amazing work with the ISE. You have taken it from being a great tool to a remarkable tool.

Scott Kearny

If you're a regular user of Powershell you MUST check out IseSteroids. And yes - that's an order!

Iain Brighton

ISESteroids V2 version control is just what I needed for my powershell scripts!

Jason Benway

using Isesteroids with  Powershell remote tab and psedit on Nanoserver LOVE IT!!!

Manuel Henke

Everyone else writing Powershell IDEs should stop what they’re doing and jump on the ISESteroids team!

Chris Rogers

I’m lucky if I use probably a quarter of the features of ISESteroids.  It’s an integral part of my code writing now.


ISESteroids - must have!

Reinhard Teischl

ISESteroids is f**king awesome!!! Shut up and take my money!

Kevin Bhunut

Just received my license for ISESteroids! Looking forward to increasing my productivity!

Trevor Sullivan, Microsoft PowerShell MVP

It’s one of those rare products that makes working so much more enjoyable and productive. Thank you!

Nicholas Ferguson

Check out ISESterioids! Great PowerShell ISE addin!

Lee Holmes, Microsoft PowerShell Team

ISESteroids: Visual Studio features for PowerShell ISE

Scott Kearney

ISESteroids is like ReSharper for ISE! Just beautiful!

Guido Oliveira

Keep up the good work - this is a great product and  the first real professional add-on for the ISE!

Matt McNabb

Not sure if it’s WMF5 or the ISESteroids V2 but my DSC writing experience is now vastly improved.

Jason Morgan

Want to see how AWESOME PowerShell ISE can be? Go grab ISESteroids today!

Bartek Bielawski, Microsoft PowerShell MVP

IseSteroids helps script sharing by analyzing security risks! This is EXACTLY what I wanted to happen!

Jeffrey Snover, PowerShell Architect and Mastermind

ISESteroids is awesome! If it can refactor the mess that is PowerSploit, I'm sold.

Matt Graeber

The tool is what we have been looking for, and it is incredibly slick just being a module

Amit Katwa

Powershell debugging with ISESteroids, helpful features like Break On Variable Read/Write. save me a lot of time

Florian Zoller

This really is the ISE on steroids … and not just a small sneaky dose of anabolic steroids either; this beast would get the ISE banned from athletics for life!

Andrew Johnson

How to get best experience in PowerShell ISE? Use ISESteroids!

Rudolf Vesely

Just got my ISESteroids license. Life is grand!

Stein Peterson

Rapid Function Creation in ISESteroids is amazing!

Adrian Rodriguez

You like PowerShell ISE? Take a look at ISESteroids by @TobiasPSP ... It's like Red Bull for ISE and gives IDE functionalities!

Jeff Wouters, Microsoft PowerShell MVP

If you write PowerShell, make sure you get hold of a copy of ISESteroids - Awesome utility

James Bannan

This enhancement to the ISE is pretty damn powerful

Jimmy Madrid

I’ve got the solution. I will continue my religion just use ISESteroids as the religion converter!

Adam Bertram

If you haven't tried out PowerShell ISE on Steriods do it now

Thomas Strömberg

I am really impressed with #Powershell ISESteroids. You must take a look,

Laerte Junior, Microsoft PowerShell MVP

Awesome ISESteroids got even more awesome! PowerShell Risk Assessment with ISESteroids 2.0

Bartek Bielawski (PowerShell MVP)

Quick Overview

Here is some video footage covering some of the features found in ISESteroids:


Interview with the Maker

ISESteroids is created by PowerShell MVP Dr. Tobias Weltner. He has written many books on PowerShell and is an experienced PowerShell consultant, trainer, and conference speaker.

With ISESteroids, Weltner aims to create your “personal PowerShell consultant”, helping you to learn, master, and leverage PowerShell whenever you code.

Listen to an interview recorded by Microsoft MVP Jeff Wouters at the European PowerShell Summit 2014 in Amsterdam, interviewing Dr. Tobias Weltner (you may want to pay special attention to minute 3 when PowerShell Inventor and master-mind Jeffrey Snover bursts in).


Support and Feedback

ISESteroids is a trademark of Dr. Tobias Weltner