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.

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 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 nvim

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