Rust MacOS

Open-source Rust projects categorized as MacOS

Top 23 Rust MacOS Projects

  • alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

  • Project mention: Terminal Latency | | 2024-03-19

    It's opinionated, which comes with upsides and downsides. I won't blame the maintainer to keep things focused, feature creep (even for worthy features) can kill a FOSS project.

    Another example is sixel support, there's a fork where it all works but is not sufficiently "proven" (code quality just as well as sixel being the best fit for the problem)

    It may be annoying but I get the reasoning, and there are other terminals.

  • ChatGPT

    🔮 ChatGPT Desktop Application (Mac, Windows and Linux)

  • Project mention: What AI assistants are already bundled for Linux? | | 2024-03-01

    > I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a native Linux AI-assisted assistant.

    On Mac when I press Command + Space, it brings up Spotlight search

    That can't easily be added to be the equivalent of some kind of LLM prompt on GNOME/KDE/XFCE?

    I don't quite know what you'd ask it/do with it that would be of much value? Seems like a quicker way/a wrapper around either asking an LLM questions via CLI or basically Electron wrapping HTML (like this

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • wasmer

    🚀 The leading Wasm Runtime supporting WASIX, WASI and Emscripten

  • Project mention: Bebop v3: a fast, modern replacement to Protocol Buffers | | 2024-03-12

    This is awesome. I'd love to have upstream support in Wasmer ( )

  • sniffnet

    Comfortably monitor your Internet traffic 🕵️‍♂️

  • Project mention: Sniffnet 1.3 released! | | 2024-04-08

    Sniffnet is an open source, Rust-based network monitoring tool I’ve been working on for almost two years now.

  • tokei

    Count your code, quickly.

  • Project mention: XAMPPRocky/tokei: Count your code, quickly | | 2024-04-09
  • espanso

    Cross-platform Text Expander written in Rust

  • Project mention: You don't have to type faster to type faster | | 2024-04-03

    If you want a standalone cross platform text expander I currently enjoy using Espanso[1]


  • yazi

    💥 Blazing fast terminal file manager written in Rust, based on async I/O.

  • Project mention: Use Midnight Commander like a pro (2015) | | 2024-01-21
  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • watchexec

    Executes commands in response to file modifications

  • Project mention: Watchexec ignore directory? | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-04-26

    Hi, I am using Watchexec ( to monitor folder changes, but I want to exclude some folders. What parameter should I use to perform the route exclusions?

  • winit

    Window handling library in pure Rust

  • Project mention: Linux version of Warp terminal is here | | 2024-02-22

    Hi! I’m Aloke, an engineer at Warp.

    I’m really excited to share that Warp is now available on Linux! If you’re interested in trying it out, you can download Warp:

    Building Warp on Linux was quite an undertaking. Warp uses a custom Rust-based UI framework that we built in house and renders natively on the GPU. To get Warp running on Linux, we built a version of our UI framework that supports winit [1] as a windowing backend. We also built a version of our renderer that uses wgpu [2]. Reducing complexity by using these well-supported, cross platform, frameworks let us bootstrap a version of Linux quicker than expected and should make it easier to build Warp for other platforms (like Windows).

    Please let me know what you think! Happy to answer any questions, either about the product or about technical challenges.


  • FlyingCarpet

    Cross-platform AirDrop. File transfer between Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, and Windows over ad hoc WiFi. No network infrastructure required, just two devices with WiFi chips in close range.

  • Project mention: FlyingCarpet: File transfers over ad-hoc WiFi | | 2024-01-21
  • trippy

    A network diagnostic tool

  • Project mention: FLaNK Stack Weekly 11 Dec 2023 | | 2023-12-11
  • display-switch

    Turn a $30 USB switch into a full-featured multi-monitor KVM switch

  • Project mention: Show HN: Multi-monitor KVM using just a USB switch | | 2024-02-10

    I’ve been using display-switch[0] for this for a while now. No problems whatsoever. Works on windows/mac/linux.


  • zenith

    Zenith - sort of like top or htop but with zoom-able charts, CPU, GPU, network, and disk usage

  • Project mention: Nvtop: Linux Task Monitor for Nvidia, AMD and Intel GPUs | | 2024-03-12
  • chat-ai-desktop

    Unofficial ChatGPT desktop app for Mac & Windows menubar using Tauri & Rust

  • sysinfo

    Cross-platform library to fetch system information

  • cacao

    Rust bindings for AppKit (macOS) and UIKit (iOS/tvOS). Experimental, but working!

  • Project mention: So You Want to Ship a Command-Line Tool for macOS | | 2024-02-21

    This is really specific, but for this point in the article:

    > There’s a long guide on Embedding a Command-Line Tool in a Sandboxed App, so I followed that, and then slowly, painfully, factored Xcode out of it, so that I wouldn’t have to figure out how to get a 10GB Xcode install onto the CI machine (remember, you need to be signed in to an Apple ID to download Xcode, and there’s no way to do it from the command-line).

    You could actually solve this with Rust and no Xcode whatsoever. cacao [1] and cargo-bundle [2] will produce an app bundle you could sign/notarize/distribute without needing to ever open Xcode.


  • kondo

    Cleans dependencies and build artifacts from your projects.

  • Project mention: Show HN: Kondo, OSS drive cleaner for devs | | 2023-12-19
  • topgrade

    Upgrade all the things (by topgrade-rs)

  • Project mention: Saving Linux Desktop. Unifying repositories is the only way | /r/linux | 2023-12-07

    I don't understand why more people aren't aware of this: -I use it for Linux and Windows.

  • nix-installer

    Install Nix and flakes with the fast and reliable Determinate Nix Installer, with over 2 million installs.

  • Project mention: A new Debian package helper: debputy | | 2024-02-03

    This is a way improved[1] version of the official installer, capable of uninstallation among many other things, there is no need to use the official one:


  • rinf

    Rust for native business logic, Flutter for flexible and beautiful GUI

  • Project mention: slint VS rinf - a user suggested alternative | | 2024-01-24

    I really hope that people try Flutter as Rust's GUI with Rinf. Flutter doesn't involve webview, which is more like native.

  • Tickeys

    Instant audio feedback for typing. macOS version. (Rust)

  • folderify

    :file_folder: Generate pixel-perfect macOS folder icons in the native style.

  • Project mention: Does anyone know where to find a macOS blue folder icon that has the Arc browser logo on it? As you can see in this screenshot, I need it to perfect the aesthetic of my current folders on my MacBook. It's not on so idk where to look. | /r/MacOS | 2023-06-03

    Anyway, I much prefer using the folderify utility instead of creating them by hand.

  • mprocs

    Run multiple commands in parallel

  • Project mention: is there a way to make xargs into a columns layout? | /r/commandline | 2023-08-28

    You might script something like that using tmux or your specific terminal app, or you might get along with mprocs.

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-04-09.

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What are some of the best open-source MacOS projects in Rust? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 alacritty 52,639
2 ChatGPT 46,827
3 wasmer 17,735
4 sniffnet 13,630
5 tokei 9,913
6 espanso 9,115
7 yazi 7,840
8 watchexec 4,825
9 winit 4,390
10 FlyingCarpet 3,047
11 trippy 2,989
12 display-switch 2,770
13 zenith 2,265
14 chat-ai-desktop 1,949
15 sysinfo 1,760
16 cacao 1,733
17 kondo 1,605
18 topgrade 1,541
19 nix-installer 1,534
20 rinf 1,436
21 Tickeys 1,418
22 folderify 1,348
23 mprocs 1,314

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