If you are a tech artist and Blender user like me, and you are often faced with long repetitive tasks, you will probably write a short python script to do it for you. These kinds of scripts are usually very circumstantial and too specific to be turned into a full fledged addon, but not small enough to be one-liners suited for the python console.
They are something you'd usually write in the built in text editor, but executing them can be a pain, especially since running them is usually done in Text Editor, which is a different context than then one you usually want to execute them in, such as 3D viewport. So there is often more friction actually running the short script than writing it, especially if you plan to do it repeatedly.
This simple, elegant addon solves that. It simply collects all scripts in the currently opened Blender file, which have # scriptrunner as their first line into a hotkey-activated menu, where they can be launched from anywhere in Blender.
How to use:
1. Install the addon
2. Start any script you write in the built in Text Editor with a line that says "# scriptrunner" (without the quotes, with the space after #)
3. The script will appear in the menu and can be run from anywhere in Blender
4. Default keyboard shorcut is Alt+R but can be reassigned in the Addon preferences.
Script Runner Addon for Blender