I’ve been all-in on the command line for a while now. I basically live in a complex set of tmux panes. If you’re interested in doing the same, here’s a list of the apps I use regularly.

  • tmux – tmux is a terminal multiplexer. Ties everything together.
  • Mutt – There’s no better way to handle email
  • Vim – The perfect text editor
  • VimWiki – I’ve fallen in love with vimwiki.
  • jrnl – The Command Line Journal. Writes to either plain text files or to Day One.
  • WeeChat – IRC client. I find it easier to use than irssi.
  • doing – Brett Terpstra’s simple app for recording what I’m doing. I use this for time tracking.
  • turses – Curses-based Twitter client. This is new to me and I’m not sure how often I’ll use it but it’s the best one I’ve found.
  • Remind – A ridiculously flexible calendar/reminder app.
  • Wyrd – Nice front end to Remind.
  • Taskwarrior – Manages lots of tasks without getting in the way.
  • Vit – Makes Taskwarrior feel like Vim.