Showing posts with label tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tools. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy new year!

My software pick of 2013
* So the year is coming to the end, time to evaluate, when I look back at
2013, to see what software I used the most, compare to 2012, one piece of software
come to mind vimwiki, a personal wiki system for vim, I know it don't sound
like much, but it is just so much more, the wiki part refer to the way it use
links, in the previous version vimwiki used CamelBack to make a link, in the
latest all words can be used as a link, and you can link to files on your pc
or on the web.

from the homepage:
* With vimwiki you can
* organize notes and ideas
* manage todo-lists
* write documentation

* I use it for many purpose, note, blogs, todo, appointment, projects etc.
Before vimwiki I used zim it's a nice gui wiki, but the great think with
vimwiki is all the time I used to learn navigate in vim pays of, so I jump
around in my wiki-pages with a speed no gui tool can match, and all is kept
in text files, so the footprint on the harddrive is very small.

* I been using vimwiki for most of 2013 and my wiki-folder is only 392K, so
it's fast even if you put it on dropbox or local server, vimwiki has many
options to fit your needs, look up the vimwiki help file to learn more, a nice
thing is that you can have as many wiki's as you need, like one for work and
one private, one for a single project. I can't encourage you enough to read the
help file. So you can get the most out of this handy tool. I use it all day
every day, the speed and power from vim, in a wiki-tool, don't get better
then this.

* Thanks to habamax for this wonderful plugin.

* What is your software pick of 2013?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

vifm a true gem

filemanager goes vim

  * A ncurse file manager, with vim like UI for a vim user you will feel right
at home, command like the dd delete line just like in vim, and move to other
window and type p past the line in the "clipboard" to it. And the normal move
command like the hjkl works as expected jk down/up item in list and hl
up/down directory. like in vim most settings are made in it's rc file, the
vifmrc is in ~/.vifm to get an idea about all the option you have in vifm go
to it's amazing what you can do
with vifm, if you like me has been using vim for sometime this filemanager is
a true gem. And much like vim, the options are "endless" browse on the project
homepage or at You will find the sourcecode/setup and help to make your own
setup. I often look at the config/setup on github to get idea's and mabye
improve my setup.

* On is the documentation for vifm.

* I must say after using vifm for some time, and done some github'ing made my
own vifmrc some nice filetype setting and hard-bookmarks, it's like vim the
more you use it, and add to your rc file the better and faster it get.

  * So thanks to ksteen & xaizek for this power-tool.
Don't look as much, but it is ;)