taffybar VS envy

Compare taffybar vs envy and see what are their differences.

Our great sponsors
  • InfluxDB - Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale
  • WorkOS - The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS
  • SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
taffybar envy
7 1
685 149
0.1% -
6.8 3.3
3 months ago 28 days ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of taffybar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-16.
  • Xmobar tray
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 31 Jan 2023
    just use taffybar https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar
  • Help installing taffybar
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 1 Feb 2022
    Now I'm getting a couple of actual build errors, which are on taffybars end (the issue on github: https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar/issues/542 if anyone would like to fix it :P). I'll try installing the project from source instead and see where that takes me.
  • How to do fancy setup
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 31 Jan 2022
  • Anyone here using Taffybar?
    2 projects | /r/xmonad | 16 Nov 2021
    You likely need to copy over the config file if you didn't do that already. Check the bottom of the github page. https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar
  • Guide on Taffybar
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 23 Sep 2021
    To be short as possible, you cannot use taffybar unless you use the nix pkg manager to install it. Anyway the guide is here: - https://hackage.haskell.org/package/taffybar - https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar
  • Bars used other than xmobar
    2 projects | /r/xmonad | 25 Dec 2020
    Use taffybar: https://github.com/taffybar/taffybar


Posts with mentions or reviews of envy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-01.
  • I’ve tried to learn Haskell several times. But keep failing
    8 projects | /r/haskell | 1 Jun 2021
    when you already know how to compile and run single-module interactive console programs, it takes about a day to understand basics of Cabal, and about a week to learn about input parsing and output formatting. Do you need CLI args? Use optparse-applicative. Env vars? Use envy. JSON? Use aeson. Don't think about performance and/or API conventions, that's not what you should be concerned of at this point, as you are just learning to compose things together from indivdual parts.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing taffybar and envy you can also consider the following projects:

xmobar - A minimalistic status bar

huck - 'Cause just like in the classic mis-adventure, Tom doesn't really pull his weight. So Huck is gathering all the toml parsers and making them betterer.

nix-deploy - Deploy software or an entire NixOS system configuration to another NixOS system

bench - Command-line benchmark tool

hackage-search - An application that lets you search for anything on Hackage


cabal-query - Helpers for quering .cabal files or hackageDB 00-index.tar

xmonad-entryhelper - xmonad-entryhelper makes your compiled XMonad config a standalone binary.

libsystemd-journal - Haskell bindings to libsystemd-journal

splitmix - Pure Haskell implementation of SplitMix pseudo-random number generator

angel - Process Monitoring/Management, Like Daemontools