Integrations with other tools#

kitty provides extremely powerful interfaces such as Control kitty from scripts and Custom kittens and icat that allow it to be integrated with other tools seamlessly.

Image and document viewers#

Powered by kitty’s Terminal graphics protocol there exist many tools for viewing images and other types of documents directly in your terminal, even over SSH.

termpdf.py#

A terminal PDF/DJVU/CBR viewer

mdcat#

Display markdown files nicely formatted with images in the terminal

ranger#

A terminal file manager, with previews of file contents powered by kitty’s graphics protocol.

nnn#

Another terminal file manager, with previews of file contents powered by kitty’s graphics protocol.

hunter#

Another terminal file manager, with previews of file contents powered by kitty’s graphics protocol.

term-image#

Tool to browse images in a terminal using kitty’s graphics protocol.

koneko#

Browse images from the pixiv artist community directly in kitty.

viu#

View images in the terminal, similar to kitty’s icat.

nb#

Command line and local web note-taking, bookmarking, archiving, and knowledge base application that uses kitty’s graphics protocol for images.

w3m#

A text mode WWW browser that supports kitty’s graphics protocol to display images.

timg#

A terminal image and video viewer, that displays static and animated images or plays videos. Fast multi-threaded loading, JPEG exif rotation, grid view and connecting to the webcam make it a versatile terminal utility.

System and data visualisation tools#

neofetch#

A command line system information tool that shows images using kitty’s graphics protocol

matplotlib#

Show matplotlib plots directly in kitty

KittyTerminalImages.jl#

Show images from Julia directly in kitty

euporie#

A text-based user interface for running and editing Jupyter notebooks, powered by kitty’s graphics protocol for displaying plots

gnuplot#

A graphing and data visualization tool that can be made to display its output in kitty with the following bash snippet:

function iplot {
    cat <<EOF | gnuplot
    set terminal pngcairo enhanced font 'Fira Sans,10'
    set autoscale
    set samples 1000
    set output '|kitty +kitten icat --stdin yes'
    set object 1 rectangle from screen 0,0 to screen 1,1 fillcolor rgb"#fdf6e3" behind
    plot $@
    set output '/dev/null'
    EOF
}

Add this to bashrc and then to plot a function, simply do:

iplot 'sin(x*3)*exp(x*.2)'

onefetch#

A tool to fetch information about your git repositories

patat#

Terminal based presentations using pandoc and kitty’s image protocol for images

wttr.in#

A tool to display weather information in your terminal with curl

wl-clipboard-manager#

View and manage the system clipboard under Wayland in your kitty terminal

dmenu-term#

Run applications on your system with fuzzy find inside a kitty window

Editor integration#

kitty can be integrated into many different terminal based text editors to add features such a split windows, previews, REPLs etc.

kakoune#

Integrates with kitty to use native kitty windows for its windows/panels and REPLs.

vim-slime#

Uses kitty remote control for a Lisp REPL.

vim-kitty-navigator#

Allows you to navigate seamlessly between vim and kitty splits using a consistent set of hotkeys.

vim-test#

Allows easily running tests in a terminal window

hologram.nvim#

Terminal image viewer for Neovim

Scrollback manipulation#

kitty-search#

Live incremental search of the scrollback buffer.

kitty-grab#

Keyboard based text selection for the kitty scrollback buffer.

Miscellaneous#

kitty-smart-tab#

Use keys to either control tabs or pass them onto running applications if no tabs are present

kitty-smart-scroll#

Use keys to either scroll or pass them onto running applications if no scrollback buffer is present

kitti3#

Allow using kitty as a drop-down terminal under the i3 window manager

weechat-hints#

URL hints kitten for WeeChat that works without having to use WeeChat’s raw-mode.

glkitty#

C library to draw OpenGL shaders in the terminal with a glgears demo