Top 23 Productivity Open-Source Projects
🙃 A delightful community-driven (with 1800+ contributors) framework for managing your zsh configuration. Includes nearly 300 optional plugins (rails, git, OSX, hub, docker, homebrew, node, php, python, etc), over 140 themes to spice up your morning, and an auto-update tool so that makes it easy to keep up with the latest updates from the community.Project mention: Oh My Zsh | dev.to | 2021-05-10
If your Linux distro is non-ubuntu based, then check out this for your preferred distro.
:love_letter: An extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web. Forks welcome!Project mention: Fed up with the Mac, I spent six months with a Linux laptop | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-02
> - Finding a mail client I don't hate on linux is tricky. I've never been able to get on with the console clients, and I actually quite like Mac Mail. Thunderbird is kinda okay.
If you're not a mailing list based developer, I would recommend Nylas Mail, which is both snappy any polished.
Scout APM - Leading-edge performance monitoring starting at $39/month. 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.
Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagramsProject mention: Excalidraw+ | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-05-04
Excalidraw is horrible for this purpose! Don't use it!
There are 2 huge issues.
1. The biggest issue, it does not propagate selections so the interviewee selects something to highlight what they are talking about but doesn't realize that the indication the object is selected does not appear on the interviewer's version of the document. It makes talking about your diagram nearly impossible.
Google Slides doesn't have this problem
2. Excalidraw has this horrible design where placing a shape actually places 2 objects, a shape object and a text object. You type some text and then try to move the "labeled object" and only one of them moves. This is different than every drawing program in existence for the last ~35 years and is a bad UX
An open-source screen recorder built with web technologyProject mention: rust-analyzer changelog #74 | reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-04-26
Not OP but the best options I've found are Kap on Mac, and ShareX on Windows. No idea about Linux. I'm sure there are dozens of options that almost work! :-P
A community Bash framework.Project mention: Happens more often than I'd like to admit... | reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace | 2021-04-19
Same here with Bash-It
n³ The unorthodox terminal file managerProject mention: Anyone have a beginner-friendly intital configuration for nnn? | reddit.com/r/commandline | 2021-05-08
Install nnn and any dependencies you need. All files are opened with the desktop opener by default.
Nyxt - the internet on your terms.Project mention: Ask HN: Who is hiring? (May 2021) | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-05-03
Atlas Engineer | Intern | Remote | https://nyxt.atlas.engineer
We're working on a Common LISP, open-source, power browser. If you are interested in intellectually challenging, complex problems, please contact us ([email protected]). In your email to us, please list your expectations (for yourself, and for us).
Thanks for your time.
The most powerful screen recorder & annotation tool for Chrome 🎥Project mention: I earn a living selling my open source software | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-11
I used the Quicktime Player screen-record feature in OS X. Though thanks for the rec.
Here's another one I like when I want my face and audio in: Screenity https://github.com/alyssaxuu/screenity (very easy code to work with too).
Headless CMS with automatic JSON API. Featuring auto-HTTPS from Let's Encrypt, HTTP/2 Server Push, and flexible server framework written in Go.Project mention: To Drupal or not to Drupal… Putting my foot down in the Webform module's issue queue | reddit.com/r/drupal | 2021-04-26
A Markdown Editor for the 21st century.Project mention: Zettelkasten3 App by Author: Daniel Lüdecke. Need help, just starting out. | reddit.com/r/Zettelkasten | 2021-04-30
First of all, sorry that I can't help you with the Zettelkasen3 app. However, I'm reading the same book you mention and if I may I can give you a suggestion. If you haven't tried it, I recommend you give Zettlr a try.
The best free and open-source automated time tracker. Cross-platform, extensible, privacy-focused.Project mention: Some KDE app concepts since I can't actually make them | reddit.com/r/kde | 2021-05-06
Try this? https://activitywatch.net/
OctoLinker — Links together, what belongs together
Build and manage real-life data science projects with ease.Project mention: Downloading files from S3 with multithreading and Boto3 | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-10
It is a bit of a hidden gem but Metaflow includes a Boto-based highly parallelized, error-tolerant S3 client that Netflix uses routinely to get 10-20Gbps throughput between EC2 and S3.
Technically it is independent from Metaflow, so you could use it as a stand-alone, high-performance S3 client.
(I wrote it originally - AMA if curious)
Franz is a free messaging app for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more.
To-do list & time tracker for programmers and other digital workers with Jira, Github, and Gitlab integrationProject mention: Which file should I download on GitHub for Linux? | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 2021-05-05
I want to download an software called Super Productivity. I want to download it directly from GitHub, not Snap. Which file should I download for Linux?
Monitor a process and trigger a notification.
CLI and local web plain text note-taking, bookmarking, and archiving with linking, tagging, filtering, search, Git versioning & syncing, Pandoc conversion, + more in a single portable script.Project mention: Show HN: Hackernews_tui – A Terminal UI to Browse Hacker News Discussions | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-24
I built a command line bookmarking tool that does this:
Content is cleaned up and saved into bookmark files, which are then browsable in terminal and GUI web browsers.
Cross-platform Text Expander written in RustProject mention: looking or a self hosted journal for sysadmins | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2021-05-10
- Use https://espanso.org/ to create your timestamp on the fly
🧔🏽 Ferdi helps you organize how you use your favourite apps by combining them into one applicationProject mention: Aggregator of messaging apps | reddit.com/r/AppIdeas | 2021-05-05
you mean something like this: https://getferdi.com
Archivy is a self-hosted knowledge repository that allows you to safely preserve useful content that contributes to your own personal, searchable and extendable wiki.Project mention: An Emacs wallabag client - the Emacser way to manage web pages! | reddit.com/r/emacs | 2021-04-12
Offline Toolbox for DevelopersProject mention: DevUtils: Offline Toolbox for Developers | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-15
What are some of the best open-source Productivity projects? This list will help you: