That’s the Awesome Stuff #3. Awesome Stuff is an ongoing series of blogposts that introduces several awesome, crazy or senseless tools. This post lists a few useful tools for tiling window managers, especially i3.

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qutebrowser is a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python, PyQt5 and QtWebKit and free software, licensed under the GPL. It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.


Very nice replacement for i3status. Written in Python and supports click events, is very well documented and offers several useful modules.


Profanity is a console based XMPP client written in C using ncurses and libstrophe, inspired by Irssi


A dmenu/rofi frontend for pass


Very flexible screenshot tool; supports area, whole screen und window mode. The homepage is crap; I instead link to the arch linux wiki.


Nice and leighweight notification daemon for tiling window managers


Image viewer optimized for tiling window managers; scales the images better than feh does.


Automounter for udisks/udisks2. Very useful in i3 to get your USB sticks mounted automatically.


Suckless Terminal; Very leighweight; in i3 map <super>+<return> to st -e tmux