Open-source projects categorized as Windows
Related topics: #Linux #MacOS #Android #Python #GUI

Top 23 Window Open-Source Projects

  • GitHub repo the-art-of-command-line

    Master the command line, in one page

    Project mention: Should I buy a 'Linux Command Line Second edition' book by William Shotts? | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 2021-01-22

    Keep https://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ and https://github.com/jlevy/the-art-of-command-line handy

  • GitHub repo node

    Node.js JavaScript runtime :sparkles::turtle::rocket::sparkles:

    Project mention: Node.js v16 released | reddit.com/r/javascript | 2021-04-20
  • GitHub repo Atom

    :atom: The hackable text editor

    Project mention: pdf-view stopped working | reddit.com/r/Atom | 2021-04-20

    Go to this link and download Atom v1.55 portable version. These are the zipped archives. For windows, specifically atom-windows.zip (32-bit) or atom-x64-windows.zip (64-bit) . These do not update, can coexist with your existing atom installation, and uses the same configuration.

  • GitHub repo PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

    Project mention: "ha8800_screensaver" playback does not start | reddit.com/r/FansOfsaUCE | 2021-04-21

    An easy way to do this is with Microsoft's PowerToys - once installed, it can add a batch rename option to the right-click explorer menu.

  • GitHub repo x64dbg

    An open-source x64/x32 debugger for windows.

    Project mention: Legalizing Gay Marriage in Crusader Kings III with Ghidra | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-05
  • GitHub repo alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Project mention: arcade game made with rust and amethyst | reddit.com/r/rust_gamedev | 2021-04-16

    I see alacritty went through something similar: https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/issues/4206

  • GitHub repo edex-ui

    A cross-platform, customizable science fiction terminal emulator with advanced monitoring & touchscreen support.

    Project mention: eDEX-UI is a fullscreen, cross-platform terminal emulator and system monitor that looks and feels like a sci-fi computer interface. ---we need themes from you at cyberDeck | reddit.com/r/cyberDeck | 2021-04-18

    and specifically for raspi users, I saw this: https://github.com/GitSquared/edex-ui/issues/313#issuecomment-443465345

  • GitHub repo mkcert

    A simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates with any names you'd like.

    Project mention: How can I create a certificate so that I can use TLS in Socket connections? (crypto/tls) | reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-04-19

    Either use OpenSSL itself or use this tool to generate a self signed one: https://github.com/FiloSottile/mkcert

  • GitHub repo nativefier

    Make any web page a desktop application

    Project mention: Native Linux Twitch Application Release | reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-04-17

    In fact, the version you just released is not up to date. It's using nativefier v42.2.1 (while the latest version is v43.0.2), so you're already missing on a bunch of security fixes and potential RCEs.

  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: Can we get RDCMan released as open source? | reddit.com/r/microsoft | 2021-04-20
  • GitHub repo Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

    Project mention: At Pro | reddit.com/r/CrackedPlugins | 2021-03-30


  • GitHub repo N1

    :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.


  • GitHub repo sherlock

    🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

    Project mention: I Made an OSINT tool that can find a person's social medias accounts and email addresses + Breached emails | reddit.com/r/Python | 2021-04-19

    Very nicely done, reminds me of sherlock.

  • GitHub repo calculator

    Windows Calculator: A simple yet powerful calculator that ships with Windows

    Project mention: Bug in Notepad Involving Asterisk in Title Bar | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-20

    I mean, React Native is not a bad choice for a "new notepad", similar to how they did with the calculator. It can even get the "Microsoft OpenSource Project" seal

    Speaking about the calculator app, did you know it is OpenSource[1]? You can only compile to windows as of now though

    [1]: https://github.com/microsoft/calculator

  • GitHub repo Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: 🔝Top 10 C# Projects on GitHub (Q1 2021) and the trend | dev.to | 2021-04-15

    View on GitHub

  • GitHub repo marktext

    📝A simple and elegant markdown editor, available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

    Project mention: Markdown editor that supports RTL **and** LaTeX for mac? | reddit.com/r/Markdown | 2021-04-17

    As does Mark Text : https://github.com/marktext/marktext/issues/421

  • GitHub repo libGDX

    Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework

    Project mention: How to know if mouse wheel is pressed? | reddit.com/r/libgdx | 2021-04-18
  • GitHub repo notable

    The Markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

    Project mention: Learning a new programming language? Take notes (literally). | reddit.com/r/learnprogramming | 2021-04-15

    - and Notable (Win/Mac/Linux)

  • GitHub repo Boostnote

    A markdown editor for developers on Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Project mention: New using Boostnote and I'm really confused | reddit.com/r/Boostnote | 2021-04-06

    - Old: https://github.com/BoostIO/Boostnote

  • GitHub repo libuv

    Cross-platform asynchronous I/O

    Project mention: Managing Multiple Threads In Node.JS | dev.to | 2021-03-31

    There is a layer of Node that's already multithreaded and that is the libuv thread-pool. I/O tasks such as files and folder management, TCP/UDP transactions, compression and encryption are handed off to libuv, and if not asynchronous by nature, get handled in the libuv's thread-pool.

  • GitHub repo Awesome

    :computer: 🎉 An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows. (by Awesome-Windows)

    Project mention: Is there an updated list of useful or must-haves PC software? | reddit.com/r/pcgaming | 2021-03-28
  • GitHub repo Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: Multiple OS's on one USB stick | reddit.com/r/computerscience | 2021-04-21

    You need to use a tool like Ventoy (haven't used myself)

  • GitHub repo nvm for Windows

    A node.js version management utility for Windows. Ironically written in Go.

    Project mention: What Version Manager do you use? | reddit.com/r/node | 2021-04-16

    prev to that it was nvm-windows. It's not using node to manage node runtimes, it's an executable written in go.

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 2021-04-21.


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

Project Stars
1 the-art-of-command-line 85,452
2 node 78,352
3 Atom 54,820
4 PowerToys 53,148
5 x64dbg 36,631
6 alacritty 30,859
7 edex-ui 30,476
8 mkcert 28,937
9 nativefier 26,658
10 PowerShell 25,710
11 Motrix 25,655
12 N1 24,603
13 sherlock 24,447
14 calculator 21,829
15 Wox 19,981
16 marktext 18,511
17 libGDX 18,316
18 notable 17,463
19 Boostnote 17,337
20 libuv 17,178
21 Awesome 16,013
22 Ventoy 15,799
23 nvm for Windows 15,768