Conemu is a very awesome terminal extender for Windows it allows the user to have a quake style drop down terminal. It also has many features such as hooking GUI apps into its window allowing the app to run in a terminal window.
it also can add a context right click menu that allows you to open a terminal at a location and also make it part of the Explorer window effectively embedding a terminal in your file manger.
It has a profiles feature allowing you to specify tasks to do in a row allowing custom terminal environments to do specific tasks such as a node environment or a python shell.
Overall its a very useful tool that can hook into shell and GUI programs alike and allow you to have a tidier workspace and separate profiles for each job