metastream VS crosshare

Compare metastream vs crosshare and see what are their differences.


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metastream crosshare
10 31
2,188 55
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0.0 1.7
about 2 months ago 8 months ago
TypeScript TypeScript
MIT License GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of metastream. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-09.


Posts with mentions or reviews of crosshare. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-25.
  • [Crosswords] The (New York) Times They are a-Changin'
    3 projects | | 25 Jul 2022
    Adam Aaronson and Ross Tredeau are great. Sometimes I'll scroll around and do some midis. There are some other suggestions in this comment section from other users.
    3 projects | | 25 Jul 2022
    All in all, things are slowly improving. The Times revamped their submission process, and though some outlets are steadfast in appealing to an older crowd, plenty of independent and smaller publishers are doing really good work to improve diversity. USA Today (which had the plagiarism scandal) got a new editor, Erik Agard, who publishes majority women, and Universal and the New Yorker both also have noticeably more diversity in construction than other outlets. Other people choose independent outlets to publish on just for fun, which democratizes the hobby in general.
  • Anyone get a NYT response recently?
    2 projects | | 12 Nov 2021
  • Overriding the Crossshare color scheme? 7xwords accessibility issue.
    3 projects | | 9 Aug 2021
    I created this issue if you'd like to track progress or give feedback:
    3 projects | | 9 Aug 2021
    There is now an "open on" link on the bottom of the begin/pause screen for embeds - right next to the "powered by" link :)
    3 projects | | 9 Aug 2021
    The way it works for embeds is that the embedder gets to choose their own color theme. One fear I had when I added that was that it could mess w/ readability depending on what they chose, but I figured it was up to the embedder to get it right. But I like the idea of letting the solver choose to override it. Or maybe it'd be sufficient to just add an "open on" button to the embed that takes you to the puzzle's page on crosshare which will then use your chosen color theme?
  • Browser extension for downloading .puz/.jpz files from Crossword applets
    3 projects | | 10 Jun 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing metastream and crosshare you can also consider the following projects:

syncplay - Client/server to synchronize media playback on mpv/VLC/MPC-HC/MPC-BE on many computers

wordler - find solution to wordle every day and create an issue for each day

Phil - A crossword maker.

crossword - Scraping personal NYT crossword stats

neko-rooms - Selfhosted collaborative browser - room management for n.eko

HomeBrew - 🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

neko - A self hosted virtual browser that runs in docker and uses WebRTC.

xword-dl - ⬛⬜⬛ Command line tool to scrape crosswords from online solvers and save them as .puz files ⬛⬜⬛

screensy - Simple peer-to-peer screen sharing

cloudbeaver - Cloud Database Manager

CrosswordScraper - Browser extension which downloads crosswords from crossword applets for offline solving.

Neko - A self hosted virtual browser ( clone) that runs in docker.