Whether you are new to Java or didn't get into GUI (yet), there are a lot of occasions where you want to make a console application. If you would like to share your application with others, you would have to share the .jar and make them execute it on the command line. You could also add a little script for them to execute. However, the first solution isn't user friendly and the second solution isn't platform independent.
That's why I developed this simple Console library that creates a console window for you and let's you use System.out, err and in just as before. Besides that, you can also change the appearance of the console.
Instructions for Eclipse:
Right-Click the project > "Build Path" > "Add External Archives..." > select the .jar
Library: Download here!
Documentation: Download here!