My Open-Source toolkit for 2024

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on dev.to

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  • SurveyJS - Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App
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  • Outline

    The fastest knowledge base for growing teams. Beautiful, realtime collaborative, feature packed, and markdown compatible.

  • Outline is another open-source tool I’ve been using lately for note-taking and knowledgebase purposes. Previously, my app of choice for this was Bear.app. It worked out well for markdown notes, but I needed something more like a wiki to organize content. I discovered Outline in late 2022 and found it to be a snappy experience and just what I needed: nestable collections, markdown, and a decent search experience. Outline delivers that and more. It also offers real-time collaborative editing like Google Docs and public shares for either a single page or for all nested pages of a share.

  • open-saas

    A free, open-source SaaS app starter for React & Node.js with superpowers. Production-ready. Community-driven.

  • OpenSaaS – I was curious what the latest starter kit for building out SaaS apps looks like. I wrote my own a whole decade ago github.com/eddywashere/node-stripe-membership-saas.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • node-stripe-membership-saas

    This project is a boilerplate express app for creating a membership/subscription site with Stripe.

  • OpenSaaS – I was curious what the latest starter kit for building out SaaS apps looks like. I wrote my own a whole decade ago github.com/eddywashere/node-stripe-membership-saas.

  • serpbear

    Search Engine Position Rank Tracking App

  • SerpBear – I’ve been getting back into SEO and search engine position tracking. I’ve been using this tool to see how my site and others are doing over time.

  • Listmonk

    High performance, self-hosted, newsletter and mailing list manager with a modern dashboard. Single binary app.

  • Listmonk – An open-source alternative to Mailchimp just released version 3. It’s great as a stand-alone newsletter. Also seems like a low lift for capturing leads for side projects.

  • signal-cli-rest-api

    Dockerized Signal Messenger REST API

  • n8n – Zapier alternative. I just set up a workflow that calls my SerpBear API, sends that to quickcharts to create a graph, and then sends me a message on Signal with signal-cli-rest-api. I’m thinking of building some templates through the creator’s program. Let me know what you’d be interested in seeing.

  • Kanboard

    Kanban project management software

  • I kicked off 2024 with an attempt to get more organized and continue my quest to rely less on big tech. To start things off, I’m trying out an open-source taskboard called Kanboard. It’s like Trello but without all the integrations or surprises. I’ve been using it for personal tasks and side projects. I like these boards for dumping out the things I want to do and then visually sorting them into their status and priority. Doing the things is still hard, but at least I know what I’ve got on my plate.

  • 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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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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