BlueBird Shell is a showcase of terminal software written and maintained by the Devottys, a merry band of digital artisans who have devoted themselves to creating delightful tools and useful diversions in the terminal.
Many of our tools are based on VisiData, because.. well, if you've used it, you know why. It's incredibly useful.
Currently the party consists of:
Our software fits within a terminal window, but that is only a constraint, not a limitation. There are technical, logistical, psychological, and even emotional advantages to using the terminal. In skilled hands, a well-designed terminal program is a tremendous asset, making it easier to do excellent work.
The terminal endures not because it has so much, but because it needs so little. There has been some progress in the past 30 years, however. In 2021, the year the Devottys were founded, the vast majority of terminals supported:
Our software takes advantage of these features to great effect.
BlueBird Shell is a prosocial network of like-minded devottys. Our charter includes: