I find evil mode to be an essential plugin to make use of the Vim muscle memory I've developed over the years for editing. Another reason is that I find modal editing to be less straining for extended typing compared to Emacs', notorious strain on hands due to key combinations. Emacs plugins like god-mode can somewhat help with the key combination situation, Vim modes takes it a couple of notches higher.
This is a pretty useful plugin for working with /projects/. Projects are usually any source controlled directory, or any directory with a
.projectile(empty) file. Projectile allows, among other things, to apply commands in bulk mode within the current buffer's project. This is best explained via some examples,
projectile-kill-buffers- This command will close all the buffers of thecurrent project you are working on.