Fig - Command overview for the terminal on Mac

On macOS you can use the terminal to use certain commands for different purposes. From system settings to creating an installer to fine-tuning an app, everything can be done. Especially if you often work with the terminal, could Fig be interesting for you. Fig for the Apple Mac provides a Portextension that, when entering commands, displays a drop-down menu with suggestions for how to proceed. This allows complex commands to be entered faster and without errors. In addition to macOS commands, Fig also knows inputs for CLI tools. Details and download on the official website.

The Fig add-on for macOS Terminal, iTerm, Hyper and VSCode provides a command library for faster code entry. The suggestions appear as a drop-down menu and can be selected with the keyboard or mouse. Details and links for a free download can be found here.

The Fig add-on for macOS Terminal, iTerm, Hyper and VSCode provides a command library for faster code entry. The suggestions appear as a drop-down menu and can be selected with the keyboard or mouse. Details and links for a free download can be found here.

Fig - Type and execute terminal commands faster

If you want to change certain system settings, give programs permissions or regulate communication with servers in the Apple Mac command line, you can use Fig to speed up your work. In addition to the terminal, the free add-on also works with iTerm, Hyper and VSCode. In addition, the tool provides a command library for various services that can be controlled in the command line. These include Git, NPM, Kubernetes, Docker, Heroku, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. The focus is on using the keyboard. The suggested commands and completions can also be selected with the mouse. 

Fig command line add-on is open source and works locally

The Fig add-on for the macOS Terminal and the programs mentioned above is open source and works locally on the computer. This means that no data is tapped and forwarded. In addition, developers can use the source code of the open source app to write their own version, add their own command libraries and so on. If you are interested, you will find the necessary resources on GitHub. There, as well as on the website linked above, you will find the free fig download and further information. Do you know other tools for using Terminal and other command lines faster? Then feel free to leave a comment on the topic!

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5 comments

  1. Martin Schellmoser says:

    Great tip, thanks! That looks really useful!

  2. Beatrice Willius says:

    The program looks super useful. But it's rather strange. The developer forgot again that some (old fashioned) users like to see scrollbars. Fig sends a "ping" for EVERY autocomplete. No thank you. Then I blocked the mothership with Little Snitch. Now I can't get the setup completed.

    App deleted.

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hi Beatrice! I'm sure you're right in your criticism, but I didn't get it technically. 😊 But I think your comment will help readers with technical understanding...

      • Beatrice Willius says:

        Scrollbars: the scrollbars are always displayed for me. System Preferences -> General -> Show Scrollbars -> Always. Must be old fashioned. Fig isn't the first app that still doesn't show the scrollbars.

        Why is the app broadcasting ALL actions?

        Little Snitch: Fig tries to contact the mothership in the setup. After blocking that with Little Snitch, I couldn't get out of the setup. If the app needs anything during setup, there may well be a message like "Fig needs to download info from xxx because of yyy". But there was nothing.

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