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Top 23 Window Open-Source Projects

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

    Master the command line, in one page

    Project mention: How to make the color of the text before the prompt sign different? | | 2021-06-12
  • GitHub repo node

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

    Project mention: Build a Landing Page using Airtable as a CMS with SyncInc | | 2021-07-26

    Node.js 10.13 or later

  • GitHub repo PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

    Project mention: Ask HN: Does anyone use keyboard/mouse extra buttons for coding? | | 2021-07-26

    Sometimes I get frustrated with the button combinations that I have to press over and over again.

    I don't do it every day, but creating a macro can help a lot in that situation.

    I have a lot of Razer gear and also a few pieces of Cooler Master gear.

    The real frustrations I have though involve disabling or changing buttons in deeper ways. For instance, I love the alacritty terminal, but it uses ctrl+shift+c and ctrl+shift+v to cut-and-paste. One of those buttons opens the dev tools on my browser, which I could tolerate if it didn't also scroll the browser to the top, losing my place. So disabling keys or remapping them in applications helps.

    Another pet peeve is that I fat finger the "insert" button on a laptop keyboard about once per minute so it is a candidate for disabling. Tools from the likes of Razer and Cooler Master only work with their gear, even Alienware's tools only work on the extra buttons and not on your existing buttons. So you need something like

    As for the mouse the value of remapping buttons is more limited IMHO since the act of pressing a button will usually cause a little bit of motion and screw up the alignment of what you were doing.

  • GitHub repo Atom

    :atom: The hackable text editor

    Project mention: Getting Started with JavaScript - Ultimate Free Resources | | 2021-07-16


  • GitHub repo x64dbg

    An open-source x64/x32 debugger for windows.

    Project mention: Kifflom? | | 2021-04-26

  • GitHub repo alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Project mention: Vim renders slowly the highlight/rest of buffer even with small files, what to do? | | 2021-07-25

    Try using Alacritty. I’m getting similar performance to MacVim on it.

  • GitHub repo edex-ui

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

    Project mention: The Expanse UI Design | | 2021-06-09

    Also previously posted, but if you want to TECHNICOOL your workstation a la Hollywood:

  • GitHub repo mkcert

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

    Project mention: Efficient dev workflow for developing a mobile WebApp that requires access to Geolocation API | | 2021-07-19

    Run the server locally and expose it over https using ngrok. Then connect with your phone.

  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: New PowerShell Version - v7.2.0-preview.8 Release of PowerShell | | 2021-07-23
  • GitHub repo nativefier

    Make any web page a desktop application

    Project mention: Show HN: I developed a native macOS Hacker News client | | 2021-07-20

    Look forward to trying it out, thanks!

    If you find yourself in a position of not wanting a specific website mixed in with your browser tabs again but not caring enough to make another native app, check out nativefier. Quickly makes an electron wrapper for any website.

  • GitHub repo Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

    Project mention: Motrix - best download manager out there? | | 2021-07-22
  • GitHub repo sherlock

    🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

    Project mention: Osint on Laptop | | 2021-07-16 (used to be pip-able :/)

  • 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 | | 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 calculator

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

    Project mention: Not a mockup, nor feedback... a proposition. | | 2021-07-17

    So caret browsing doesn't mean it's webview. Even on 10 it's available for several uwp apps (mail, calculator, photo etc), you can dig through the C++ source code for the calculator app if you want to see how they implemented caret browsing.

  • GitHub repo Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: How do I make Bootable USB in Linux? | | 2021-07-25

    Download using this link (direct link)

  • GitHub repo Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: Every day the windows search strays further and further from sanity... | | 2021-05-31

    Here is link number 1 - Previous text "Wox"

  • GitHub repo marktext

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

    Project mention: Compare AsciiDoc and Markdown | | 2021-07-05

    Check this free markdown WYSIWYG editor I guess it is inspired by Typora which is the first I saw. It is very impressive. Not sure about the image drag and drop. That is app specific.

    I wished we had that for ASCIIDoc because it looks more powerful than the half backed Markdown.

  • GitHub repo libGDX

    Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework

    Project mention: Difficulties adding Universal-tween-engine to HTML Project | | 2021-07-22

    So, I found this :

  • GitHub repo notable

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

    Project mention: How can I access my backed-up data/be sure that it's saved? | | 2021-07-20

    For example, Joplin, Obsidian, Notable

  • GitHub repo libuv

    Cross-platform asynchronous I/O

    Project mention: How to properly port C++ classes to C? | | 2021-07-09

    An interesting codebase to look for inspiration is libuv. Look at include/uv.h, especially anything pertinent to uv_handle_t. (It gets messy, but that's the ugly guts of a multi-platform C library that ultimately has a very nice public API.)

  • GitHub repo Boostnote

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

    Project mention: Where is the insert date shortcut? | | 2021-06-20

    Also, if this is a feature request, you can open one here for boost note next:, or for old boost (legacy) note:

  • GitHub repo nvm for Windows

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

    Project mention: windows for coding? | | 2021-07-11

    If you want to do node development on Windows, I would recommend at minimum nvm-windows, Windows Terminal and PowerShell 7+. Once you get past knowing your way around PowerShell instead of bash you should be mostly fine.

  • 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? | | 2021-03-28
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 2021-07-26.


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

Project Stars
1 the-art-of-command-line 93,109
2 node 80,543
3 PowerToys 57,335
4 Atom 55,752
5 x64dbg 37,045
6 alacritty 33,715
7 edex-ui 33,166
8 mkcert 31,033
9 PowerShell 27,838
10 nativefier 27,781
11 Motrix 26,794
12 sherlock 26,098
13 N1 24,619
14 calculator 22,394
15 Ventoy 21,377
16 Wox 20,472
17 marktext 19,100
18 libGDX 18,665
19 notable 18,107
20 libuv 17,792
21 Boostnote 17,434
22 nvm for Windows 16,649
23 Awesome 16,606