Serialist is a helpful little utility we built to list your serial ports under Windows and easily launch terminal programs or other utilities on those ports.
This is handy when you are developing with Arduino or other microcontrollers and have multiple COM ports that can be difficult to keep track of. Also you may wish to launch different terminal programs with different settings, or use programs such as LabView or Processing scripts to interface with your serial devices.
We often use TeraTerm when interfacing with Arduino and other COM devices since it works better than Hyperterminal and adds capability over the Arduino terminal window. Serialist users should install TeraTerm or change their Serialist configuration to launch another program.
You can also launch the Windows Device Manager from Serialist in case you need to change Serial Port number assignments or other serial port properties.