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Pentadactyl Alternatives

Pentadactyl is described as 'free browser add-on for Firefox, designed to make browsing more efficient and especially more keyboard accessible. Largely inspired by the Vim text editor, the appearance and finger feel of Pentadactyl should be familiar to Vim users' and is an app in the web browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pentadactyl for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Firefox and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Vimium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pentadactyl are hunt-n-peck, Vieb, cVim and Vimac.

This page was last updated Jul 5, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Firefox

Pentadactyl is a free browser add-on for Firefox, designed to make browsing more efficient and especially more keyboard...

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  1. Vimium icon

    Vimium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    The Hacker's Browser. Vimium provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim . Vimium helps you navigate the web without touching the mouse.

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  2. hunt-n-peck icon

    hunt-n-peck

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Simple vimium/vimperator style navigation for Windows applications based on the UI Automation framework. In essence, it works the same as screen readers or accessibility programs but with the goal of making any Windows program faster to use.

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  3. Vieb icon

    Vieb

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Vim is the Vim Inspired Electron Browser: Vim bindings for the web by design.

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  4. cVim icon

    cVim

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    An extension adding Vim-like bindings to Google Chrome.

    Discontinued

    As of April 23, 2020, the last update to GitHub was January 29, 2019, over a year ago. The most similar alternative is Surfingkeys (https://github.com/brookhong/Surfingkeys) or a fork of cVim, vb4c (https://github.com/dcchambers/vb4c).

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    Vimac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Stop using your clunky trackpad/mouse now. Vimac is a productivity application that revolutionizes the way you navigate macOS.

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  6. Vim Vixen icon

    Vim Vixen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Firefox

    Vim Vixen is a Firefox add-on which allows you to navigate with the keyboard on the browser. Firefox started to support WebExtensions API and will stop supporting add-ons using legacy APIs from version 57. For this reason, many legacy add-ons do not work on Firefox 57.

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  7. Surfingkeys icon

    Surfingkeys

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Chromium

    Rich shortcuts to click links/switch tabs/scroll pages or capture full page, use Chrome like vim for productivity.

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  8. Tridactyl icon

    Tridactyl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Replace Firefox's default control mechanism with one modelled on the one true editor, Vim.

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  9. Shortcat icon

    Shortcat

    • Mac

    Shortcat is a keyboard tool for Mac OS X that lets you "click" buttons and control your apps with a few keystrokes. Think of it as Spotlight for the user interface.

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  10. Vimperator icon

    Vimperator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Firefox

    Vimperator is a Firefox browser extension with strong inspiration from the Vim text editor, with a mind towards faster and more efficient browsing. It has similar key bindings and you could call it a modal web browser, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in.

    Discontinued

    Didn't make it a WebExtension

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