Open-source projects categorized as Windows | Edit details

Top 23 Window Open-Source Projects

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

    Master the command line, in one page

    Project mention: Hands-on Linux/CLI course? | | 2021-09-20

    art of command line

  • GitHub repo node

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

    Project mention: How to Build a Blazing-Fast Astro Blog with Cosmic CMS | | 2021-10-18

    You need to have installed the latest stable version of Node JS and NPM. You will have no problem following the tutorial if you have a basic understanding of:

  • Syncfusion

    Build stunning web applications quickly using Syncfusion JavaScript UI controls.. The Syncfusion JavaScript suite offers more than 65 cross-platform, responsive, and lightweight JS/HTML5 UI controls for building modern web applications.

  • GitHub repo PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

    Project mention: Looking for Software that can preview svg images in file explorer | | 2021-10-16

    PowerToys can do it

  • GitHub repo Atom

    :atom: The hackable text editor

    Project mention: How does updating versions work? | | 2021-10-10

    By thirty party I mean RPMFusion, Brave Browser, Google Chrome,, FlatHub (besides not being an DNF one is a thirty party one)

  • GitHub repo x64dbg

    An open-source x64/x32 debugger for windows.

    Project mention: Scripting with .exes - Can it be done with any and how to figure out syntax? | | 2021-10-08

    It looks like Matt is using x64dbg.

  • GitHub repo alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Project mention: YTFZF: How do I make the thumbnails less pixelated ? | | 2021-10-16

    Issue is still open, so sixel isn't supported by Alacritty yet.

  • GitHub repo edex-ui

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

    Project mention: What is the most unique Linux UI? | | 2021-09-20


  • 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 mkcert

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

    Project mention: Kickin - bootstrap your Eleventy project | | 2021-10-18

    We use mkcert to generate SSL certificates. Make sure you installed it on your local machine as well.

  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: PowerShell 7 7.1.5 | | 2021-10-18

    Releases · PowerShell/PowerShell · GitHub

  • GitHub repo nativefier

    Make any web page a desktop application

    Project mention: Reddit App | | 2021-10-16

    There's a way to create your own with nativefier. It's an app that lets you create an electron app out of any webpage. I've used it for Twitch in the past and it worked well. Main downside is disk space usage is a bit high due to all the overhead.

  • GitHub repo Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

    Project mention: guys where do you get ur software from....? | | 2021-08-07

    if commandline's not your thing an excellent electron-based (yuck electron, but meh) frontend for aria2 called Motrix which is under the MIT License.

  • GitHub repo Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: A New Bootable USB Solution | | 2021-10-16

    Check the "Binaries" section. This was addressed in an issue:

    Not sure how comprehensive that list is though.

  • GitHub repo sherlock

    🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

    Project mention: Struggling with a case and looking for advice | | 2021-10-11

  • 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: Is it realistically possible to add functionality to a desktop app? | | 2021-09-06

    If the source code to the program has been published, like the Windows calculator, it's much easier to modify.

  • GitHub repo Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: Any features like Quick Commands in other browsers? | | 2021-08-11

    Though you can get something like Wox, - you can use that to do a lot. The default I believe to bring the Wox command line up in Windows is alt-space. You can do a lot that way.

  • GitHub repo marktext

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

    Project mention: Markdown to PDF with inline images? | | 2021-10-14

    Try a free and open source markdown app, Mark Text. Clicking the link will take you to their website. I tried adding an inline photo from a link, and it worked for me in Mark Text. The picture comes from Pexels.

  • GitHub repo libGDX

    Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework

    Project mention: What software do you use to draw the UI? | | 2021-10-09

    I'm using LibGDX TexturePacker2 standalone version to pack images into atlases. I wrote my own .atlas file parse that loads the files (it's a very simple textual format).

  • GitHub repo notable

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

    Project mention: Notable | | 2021-10-18
  • GitHub repo libuv

    Cross-platform asynchronous I/O

    Project mention: I need a good and simple networking library for C++ | | 2021-10-06

    cmake include(FetchContent) FetchContent_Declare(libuv URL "") FetchContent_MakeAvailable(libuv)

  • GitHub repo nvm for Windows

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

    Project mention: Set Up Windows for Node.js Development with NVM | | 2021-10-15

    Now, instead of installing node.js from the official website, we should install the Node Version Manager and download node versions from there. In case you already have node installed this should not be a major problem as NVM will overwrite any node-related environment variables and symlinks, but I'd recommend you to uninstall it anyway as this process will render the current installation completely useless. Go to the NVM for windows project page and download the latest available version's from the releases page. Note that this is not the same as the UNIX-based NVM project, although it is functionally equivalent. "Similar, not identical" as the project itself discloses. Unzip the folder's contents and run nvm-setup.exe. You'll be prompted to agree with the project's terms of use (currently it's the MIT License), then the installer will ask where to install nvm, which will also be the same location as the downloaded node versions and their globally-enabled packages; the roaming app data folder under your current user should be perfectly fine. However, you'll then be prompted to indicate where to keep the node.js symlink, and (at least in versions up to 1.1.8) there's a catch: you cannot keep the symlink under a path which contains whitespaces, and unfortunately the default installation path (currently C:\Program Files\nodejs) steps right into this trap.

  • GitHub repo Boostnote

    This repository is outdated and new Boost Note app is available! We've launched a new Boost Note app which supports real-time collaborative writing.

    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 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 2021-10-18.


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

Project Stars
1 the-art-of-command-line 97,577
2 node 82,310
3 PowerToys 61,693
4 Atom 56,150
5 x64dbg 37,525
6 alacritty 35,103
7 edex-ui 33,905
8 mkcert 32,196
9 PowerShell 30,086
10 nativefier 28,712
11 Motrix 28,279
12 Ventoy 27,498
13 sherlock 27,302
14 N1 24,633
15 calculator 22,887
16 Wox 20,828
17 marktext 19,506
18 libGDX 19,053
19 notable 18,533
20 libuv 18,254
21 nvm for Windows 17,561
22 Boostnote 17,429
23 Awesome 17,098
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