A menu of many buffers
I’m often manipulating over 100 files when I’m making modifications to various software components. Generally, the buffers menu in Vim (X11/Motif) handles this okay, unless all of the files are named with the same letters. In a recent batch of changes, 90 of my files were named “Makefile”, “prototype_com”, or “pkginfo.tmpl”; this results in the buffers menu being larger than the vertical height of the screen.
I tried a few of the publically available scripts, and found BufExplorer to be all I needed and more: since it turns the list into an additional buffer, with various viewing and sorting options, it’s easy to search and select the correct buffer to modify. And your fingers need never leave the keyboard.