My favourite software
Aug 12, 2019 · 1 min read
This is a list of software which improved the way I use my computer.
I use Borg which allows me to efficiently backup my files, it supports encryption and deduplication of files, allowing me to use a fraction of space compared to a traditional method.
Text editing & document processing
I use neovim because it is fast, minimal and just works. Editors like VS Code and Atom sucks, a text editor shouldn’t be using 500-700MB of RAM to open a small text file.
Linux/Unix utilities and programs
- maim: a simple command-line based screenshot program.
- zsh/Oh My Zsh: my favourite shell environment setup.
- sxiv: a perfect, minimal image viewer.
- zathura: a light PDF viewer which uses Vi keyboard shortcuts.
- Claws Mail: a mail client which is lightweight and delightful to use.
- My window manager is dwm, modified to support volume, brightness, display and
spt) support, and theme colour changed. I like the way dwm arranges windows (compared to i3wm).
- My terminal emulator is st, which seems to just work well.
Articles from blogs I follow around the net
You can also read my newsfeed.
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