Linux Exclusive Tools

One reason, among many, for using Linux over Windows is the almost exclusive availability of nifty little applications like calcurse. In this post, I will list similar applications that would make you want to use linux.

  • calcurse: a calendar and scheduling application for the command line. And it is pretty and customizable.
  • cmus: command-line music manager and player. It sounds crazy to play music from the console, but once you give it a try, the ease and speed of managing and playing your songs will make you stay.
  • rofi: similar to macOS spotlight minus the file search. The appearance is highly customizable
  • mps-youtube: lets you play youtube videos from command-line . You can choose to just play the audio; you can also search for yt videos and create local playlists. Downloading is also possible
  • tty-clock: slick and customizable cli clock
  • jrnl: cli journal [also ‘on’ Windows]

These are the ones I can think of right now. They make my switch to windows unlikely. And of course there is this master list of applications that includes many more specialized applications available on linux—Arch linux, there in particular.