Gary Sherman has just published a new Python plugin for QGIS that I think people will find very handy, I know I will. The plugin allows you to run Python scripts inside QGIS for tasks that don’t really require, or warrant, a whole plugin.
Go check out Gray’s post about the new plugin at http://spatialgalaxy.net/2012/01/29/script-runner-a-plugin-to-run-python-scripts-in-qgis/
The new plugin can be installed via the Plugin Installer using the “runner” or “script”. The Plugin Installer is another one of my favorite plugins for QGIS, being able to push out a new plugin and know that everyone can get it is a good feeling :)