What are some must-have packages for emacs?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/emacs

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  • vertico

    :dizzy: vertico.el - VERTical Interactive COmpletion

    Vertico, Consult, and Marginalia by Daniel Mendler make minibuffer completion and a bunch of other basic actions awesome. I prefer these to ivy or helm—they feel much faster and stable.

  • github-orgmode-tests

    This is a test project where you can explore how github interprets Org-mode files

    Org-mode for plain-text life management, if you're into that (I 100% am)

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  • consult

    consult.el - Consulting completing-read

    Vertico, Consult, and Marginalia by Daniel Mendler make minibuffer completion and a bunch of other basic actions awesome. I prefer these to ivy or helm—they feel much faster and stable.

  • magit

    It's Magit! A Git porcelain inside Emacs.

    Magit is the incomparable Git front-end. Nothing better.

  • marginalia

    :scroll: marginalia.el - Marginalia in the minibuffer (by minad)

    Vertico, Consult, and Marginalia by Daniel Mendler make minibuffer completion and a bunch of other basic actions awesome. I prefer these to ivy or helm—they feel much faster and stable.

  • company-mode

    Modular in-buffer completion framework for Emacs

    Company is a classic, though corfu and cape, also by Daniel Mendler is really excellent.

  • corfu

    :desert_island: corfu.el - Completion Overlay Region FUnction

    Company is a classic, though corfu and cape, also by Daniel Mendler is really excellent.

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    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • cape

    🦸cape.el - Completion At Point Extensions (by minad)

    Company is a classic, though corfu and cape, also by Daniel Mendler is really excellent.

  • lsp-mode

    Emacs client/library for the Language Server Protocol

    LSP-mode for all your programming languages.

  • straight.el

    🍀 Next-generation, purely functional package manager for the Emacs hacker.

    straight.el and use-package for package management are the best.

  • use-package

    A use-package declaration for simplifying your .emacs

    straight.el and use-package for package management are the best.

  • evil

    The extensible vi layer for Emacs.

    evil-mode if you like vim bindings, like me.

  • awesome-emacs

    A community driven list of useful Emacs packages, libraries and other items.

    Awesome Emacs, a community driven list of useful Emacs packages, utilities and libraries

  • beacon

    A light that follows your cursor around so you don't lose it!

    beacon which-key auto-package-update dired-hacks helm

  • emacs-which-key

    Emacs package that displays available keybindings in popup

    beacon which-key auto-package-update dired-hacks helm

  • auto-package-update.el

    Automatically update Emacs packages.

    beacon which-key auto-package-update dired-hacks helm

  • dired-hacks

    Collection of useful dired additions

    beacon which-key auto-package-update dired-hacks helm

  • helm

    Emacs incremental completion and selection narrowing framework (by emacs-helm)

    beacon which-key auto-package-update dired-hacks helm

  • diff-hl

    Emacs package for highlighting uncommitted changes

    Yeah. I also like diff-hl even though it's a little buggy.

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