I use the default file browser in vim (netrw). I know there are plugins that a lot of people like. Should I switch?

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  • vim-vinegar

    vinegar.vim: Combine with netrw to create a delicious salad dressing

    I just recently got into the "plugin frenzy", and since I was already using netrw, I ignored all the tree-style options and just installed the tpope's vim-vinegar to extend it.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • fzf.vim

    fzf :heart: vim

    I do all my file operations from the command line. But to open and search files I use fzf

  • vim-plug

    :hibiscus: Minimalist Vim Plugin Manager

    I encourage you to add plugins to your vim (tip: use vim-plug). Use vimawesome.com for inspiration.

  • nerdtree

    A tree explorer plugin for vim.

    I personally use nerdtree. Add nerdtree-git-plugin too, that's nice when looking at your project (for files, use vim-gitgutter).

  • vim-awesome

    Awesome Vim plugins from across the universe

    I encourage you to add plugins to your vim (tip: use vim-plug). Use vimawesome.com for inspiration.

  • nerdtree-git-plugin

    Discontinued A plugin of NERDTree showing git status

    I personally use nerdtree. Add nerdtree-git-plugin too, that's nice when looking at your project (for files, use vim-gitgutter).

  • vim-gitgutter

    A Vim plugin which shows git diff markers in the sign column and stages/previews/undoes hunks and partial hunks.

    I personally use nerdtree. Add nerdtree-git-plugin too, that's nice when looking at your project (for files, use vim-gitgutter).

  • SaaSHub

    SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews. SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives

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  • ctrlp.vim

    Active fork of kien/ctrlp.vim—Fuzzy file, buffer, mru, tag, etc finder. (by ctrlpvim)

    But I mostly use ctrlp when I work with projects. A can recommend vim-ripgrep too, it lets you find strings/patterns in your project files.

  • vim-ripgrep

    Use RipGrep in Vim and display results in a quickfix list

    But I mostly use ctrlp when I work with projects. A can recommend vim-ripgrep too, it lets you find strings/patterns in your project files.

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