Yet Another List of (mainly) CLI apps

My personal selection of useful and interesting (mainly) CLI apps. Some are mainstream, other are less popular, but worth of interest. There are a couple of GUI-based programs. They are included in this list due to their minimalistic, key-based philosophy, very much resembling CLI tools.

On the other hand, I did not include most of the classical UNIX command-line programs (e.g., grep, du, cat, echo, just to mention a few). I believe that these tools should be part of the standard know-how of all the geeks who use the CLI daily. However, there are many interesting non-trivial and non-common usages that may surprise most of the users (myself included): I may thus think to include some of these tools in the future.

Summary

To date, 140 apps/tools covered, divided into more than 25 categories; 8 related sites reviewed and listed:

Some links to related resources.

I’m always interested to new tools, so if you have any suggestion please drop me an email at toolleeo@gmail.com.

Topics

Communication

Chat and instant messaging (IM)

Data transfer

Email

Content: Email clients (Mail User Agents - MUA), mail synchronization

Web browsers

Web development

Content: static site generators (staticgen.com reports a comprehensive list of available options), load test tools.

Games and funny

Games

Funny tools

File and file system management

Content: file managers, tagging, bookmarking, directory traversal

Backup

Conversion

File managers

File systems

Versioning

Multimedia

Graphics

Sound and music

Viewers

Productivity

Organizers and calendars

Content: Todo managers, calendar managers

Presentation

Spreadsheet

Security

Content: cryptography, ciphered archive managers, encrypted file-systems

System tools

Shells

System monitoring

Terminals

Text manipulation

Editors

Font management

Text processing

Related resources

A list of some online resoures that contribute interesting links to apps and info: