SlowHandCuke is a simple cucumber formatter whose sole purpose is to give you feedback on the currently running step in the console.
With the stock cucumber formatters you only find out which steps are running after they have completed running. If you have slow running tests it can be confusing during a test run if you cannot see the currently running test.
gem install slowhandcuke cucumber --format 'Slowhandcuke::Formatter'
Check out a 10 second screencast . The second run (with --format pretty) shows what the stock console output looks like without SlowHandCuke.