py3status is an extensible i3status wrapper written in python.
Using py3status, you can take control of your i3bar easily by:
- using one of the availables modules shipped with py3status
- writing your own modules and have their output displayed on your bar
- handling click events on your i3bar and play with them in no time
- seeing your clock tick every second whatever your i3status interval
py3status has a standalone mode allowing to bypass i3status when you need
a py3status-modules-only i3bar.