The Best Software For Every Need

When I first started programming, I didn’t use a terminal multiplexer and finding tmux was a sort of revelation. I joked once on discord that “life before tmux was not life”. It strikes me there are probably many other programs that I am not aware of that would be useful to know about.

I’ve occasionally found Luke’s The Best Textbooks on Every Subject thread useful, so I thought a similar thread about software may be interesting.

Here are the rules:

  1. Post the name of a program for a given need.

  2. You must have tried at least 2 other programs designed for the same/​similar class of problems.

  3. You must briefly name the other programs you have tried and why you think your chosen program is superior to them.