Waybar VS i3status-rust

Compare Waybar vs i3status-rust and see what are their differences.


Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors. :v: :tada: (by Alexays)


Very resourcefriendly and feature-rich replacement for i3status, written in pure Rust (by greshake)
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Waybar i3status-rust
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5,353 2,773
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9.7 9.0
4 days ago 7 days ago
C++ Rust
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Waybar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-09.


Posts with mentions or reviews of i3status-rust. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-19.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Waybar and i3status-rust you can also consider the following projects:

eww - ElKowars wacky widgets

i3blocks - The hacker-friendly status_command for Sway and i3

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

pywal - 🎨 Generate and change color-schemes on the fly.

rofi - Rofi: A window switcher, application launcher and dmenu replacement

nwg-panel - GTK3-based panel for sway and Hyprland Wayland compositors

i3blocks-contrib - Official repository for community contributed blocklets


polybar-themes - A huge collection of polybar themes with different styles, colors and variants.

wayfire - A modular and extensible wayland compositor

i3status - Generates status bar to use with i3bar, dzen2 or xmobar