Archive for May, 2018

A few new tools.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Here a few new tools.

Google Keep

This tool is google’s latest note tool.  It is very similar to Apple Notes or a simplified Evernote, except Free 🙂 I’m just starting to use it for note taking.  It does have an iOS and Android app.  It is a rich text editor, which makes things a little messing for pasting in code, and almost a complete turn off.  It also does not support markdown without installing a chrome plugin.


A neat little password manage that looks to encrypt a text file that is essentially a password.  It then uses the standard folder structure to help with navigation.  It is written is shell, and seems easy to install.  Then encryption is done through GPG.  It looks kinds of neat a small, but it does have a lot of  dependencies. Hmmm…I wonder if it could be modified to use open ssh which comes with most machines.

Fish Shell

Fish shell, is a simplified shell that seems to have a some tools, man autocomplete, a browser based color settings??, lots of colors!  To be honest not my choice of shells, might be good for someone just starting out using shell.  I prefer oh-my-zsh.


This is my preferred shell, it is simply zsh with a LOT of really useful tools.  It’s really easy to install and get started.  I would highly recommend it.