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Top 10 Vala Linux Projects

  • GitHub repo peek

    Simple animated GIF screen recorder with an easy to use interface

    Project mention: How To Take Static And Animated Screenshots On Ubuntu | | 2021-06-07

    To do so my go-to guy is Peek. Peek is a really simple tool that does one thing, recording animated GIFs of your screen, and does it well.

  • GitHub repo Akira

    Native Linux App for UI and UX Design built in Vala and GTK

    Project mention: Potemkin villages and the autocracy of design | | 2021-06-08

    For example, Akira is probably the most notable complex app designed and built from scratch with modern elementary HIG. Its first commits date back to 2017, and now it's still in alpha after 3 and a half years. Is this because elementary's HIG sucks? No, because if you look at the mockups from 2017, it looks pretty much identical to the current implementation. In fact, Akira really just look like any typical UI design app out there (most notably Sketch), on any platform.

  • Scout APM

    Scout APM: A developer's best friend. Try free for 14-days. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo budgie-desktop

    I Tawt I Taw A Purdy Desktop

    Project mention: Dropbox, Bitwarden, Telegram. | | 2021-07-27

    On my main machine I still use Gnome. Never the less, I recommend everyone to have a look at Budgie. This is what Gnome could have been. Actually, given that the Gnome Foundation has way more ressources available compared to the Solus developers: It could have even been way better than that.

  • GitHub repo komorebi

    A beautiful and customizable wallpapers manager for Linux

    Project mention: Komorebi videos doesn't work on PopOS 20.10 | | 2021-06-15

    I got the file from

  • GitHub repo plotinus

    A searchable command palette in every modern GTK+ application

    Project mention: Plotinus: A searchable command palette in every modern GTK+ application | | 2021-05-22
  • GitHub repo Notes-up

    Markdown notes editor & manager

    Project mention: High School Laptop | | 2021-01-27

    Note-taking can be done on all these operating systems. On macOS, applications such as Drafts and Bear allow note editing, and even to-do list management. On Linux, applications such as Joplin, Simplenote, and Notes-up can provide for one's note-taking needs. On Windows, OneNote comes pre-installed, and offers a feature-rich and modern personal organization experience.

  • GitHub repo komorebi

    A beautiful and customizable wallpaper manager for Linux (by Komorebi-Fork)

    Project mention: Live Wallpaper Software Needed | | 2021-05-30

    You can try to compile it. I tested this on Budgie. Open the terminal and run the following commands: sudo eopkg up to make sure you are updated. sudo eopkg it -c system.devel sudo eopkg it git clutter-gst-devel clutter-gtk-devel libgee-devel libwebkit-gtk-devel vala git clone cd komorebi meson build --prefix=/usr cd build && meson compile sudo meson install

  • SaaSHub

    SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews. SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives

  • GitHub repo installer

    Installer front-end for Linux-based OSes (by elementary)

    Project mention: Can't get Nvidia Drivers on Elementary OS 6 Beta 2. (Link to Stack Exchange) | | 2021-07-09
  • GitHub repo iridium

    Native Linux IRC client built in Vala and Gtk for elementary OS (by avojak)

    Project mention: Show HN: Iridium – The IRC client designed for elementary OS | | 2021-03-25
  • GitHub repo QRit

    With QRit you can create awesome QR codes 🤖️

    Project mention: Eos Development Apps Ideas | | 2020-12-22

    I prefered the second, using GtkTemplate, and then you can use the GtkChild in every element, less code, the same functionality.

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 2021-07-27.


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

Project Stars
1 peek 7,912
2 Akira 4,324
3 budgie-desktop 2,321
4 komorebi 2,271
5 plotinus 955
6 Notes-up 547
7 komorebi 158
8 installer 128
9 iridium 39
10 QRit 20