Ask HN: Is there other software similar to Vim and Emacs?

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  • xmonad

    The core of xmonad, a small but functional ICCCM-compliant tiling window manager

  • nnn

    n³ The unorthodox terminal file manager

    You should also check out nnn ( if you're looking for terminal-based file manager.

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  • awesome

    awesome window manager (by awesomeWM)

    I eventually found my dream WM, and it's Awesome:

    It's pretty far from suckless philosophy, which for me is a good thing. I think this makes it way more flexible and usable. Great documentation, loads of features, and infinitely extensible with lua configuration. If you aren't bothered by your WM using a few megs of memory then I think it's the best choice.

  • Weechat

    The extensible chat client.

  • fzf

    :cherry_blossom: A command-line fuzzy finder

  • micro-editor

    A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor

  • Surfingkeys

    Map your keys for web surfing, expand your browser with javascript and keyboard.

    Surfingkeys is a browser extension for surfing web with vim like interface. It has lots of built-in functionality, for example: focus on the first input, edit URL and visit the changed URL, go one path up in URL, go to audio playing tab, copy column(s) of a table, copy code blocks... It's extensible, you can bind JS functions to keymaps.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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