Open-source projects categorized as Electron

Top 23 Electron Open-Source Projects

  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

    Project mention: How to Setup Tailwind CSS in React JS with VS Code | dev.to | 2023-09-23

    VS Code is a popular code editor that provides a seamless development experience for developers. You can download it for free from the official VS Code website and install it on your computer.

  • Electron

    :electron: Build cross-platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

    Project mention: CVE-2023-4863: Heap buffer overflow in WebP (Chrome) | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-09-12

    It does, see [0]. Fun fact: Signal desktop, which uses Electron under the hood, is running without sandbox on Linux [1][2].

    [0] https://github.com/electron/electron/pull/39824

    [1] https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop/issues/5195

    [2] https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop/pull/4381

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The open-source backend cloud platform. The open-source backend cloud platform for developing Web, Mobile, and Flutter applications. You can set up your backend faster with real-time APIs for authentication, databases, file storage, cloud functions, and much more!

  • Playwright

    Playwright is a framework for Web Testing and Automation. It allows testing Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API.

    Project mention: Show HN: Paisa – Open-Source Personal Finance Manager | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-09-22

    I don't know about a service that does this, but you might be able to script the website logins with https://playwright.dev/

  • marktext

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

    Project mention: Show HN: I've built open-source, collaborative, WYSIWYG Markdown editor | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-06-23
  • Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

    Project mention: true story | /r/PiratedGames | 2023-06-21

    I'm using Motrix (https://motrix.app) at the moment, because it was the easiest and gave me the best download speeds by far. It's also open source! (https://github.com/agalwood/Motrix)

  • Joplin

    Joplin - the secure note taking and to-do app with synchronisation capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

    Project mention: Why note-taking apps don’t make us smarter | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-08-25

    I can't recommend the Zettlekasten Method enough: https://zettelkasten.de/introduction/

    You can do it with index cards or you can use software to practice the method and grow your note collection. I now prefer Zettlr (https://www.zettlr.com) after using Joplin (https://joplinapp.org), which are both FOSS.

    One of the core strategies of the Zettlekasten Method is to link notes to each other. That's how knowledge grows: connections and synthesis (internalization/application of the connections)

    Here's a 3-year-old video on the method that serves as a good primer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFZHuWLA09M

  • nativefier

    Make any web page a desktop application

    Project mention: Slack sucks on Dex. Any tools like Nativefier for android to package the desktop website into an electron app? | /r/SamsungDex | 2023-08-17
  • Amplication

    Amplication: open-source Node.js backend code generator. An open-source platform that helps developers build backends without spending time on boilerplate & repetitive coding. Including production-ready GraphQL & REST APIs, DB schema, DTOs, filtering, pagination, RBAC, & more.

  • TypeORM

    ORM for TypeScript and JavaScript. Supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, SQLite, MS SQL Server, Oracle, SAP Hana, WebSQL databases. Works in NodeJS, Browser, Ionic, Cordova and Electron platforms.

    Project mention: TypeOrm transaction doesn't work [Help] | /r/node | 2023-09-18
  • N1

    :love_letter: An extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web. Forks welcome!

  • awesome-electron

    Useful resources for creating apps with Electron

    Project mention: Ask HN: Any Good Electron.js Resources? | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-01-31

    Looking for great boilerplate, OAuth, live-audio streaming with backend, live updating components, checking if a meeting had opened on Teams/Zoom, and beyond the awesome list examples (https://github.com/sindresorhus/awesome-electron) of apps people have built! New to the ecosystem and Google is already a close friend of mine. Thought HN may have some specific examples.

  • Quasar Framework

    Quasar Framework - Build high-performance VueJS user interfaces in record time

    Project mention: An Overview of 25+ UI Component Libraries in 2023 | dev.to | 2023-09-10

    Quasar: It does not consider itself a library, but more of a framework. That, in my eyes is a bit confusing as it is based on Vue, but the idea is that you can use it to create websites and apps, meaning it uses a CLI to generate different outputs for web, mobile, desktop, SPA (Single Page Apps), SSR (Server Side Rendering), and more.

  • Trilium Notes

    Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

    Project mention: Seltsames Problem mit Erreichbarkeit eines selbst gehosteten Servers | /r/de_EDV | 2023-09-21
  • AFFiNE

    There can be more than Notion and Miro. AFFiNE is a next-gen knowledge base that brings planning, sorting and creating all together. Privacy first, open-source, customizable and ready to use.

    Project mention: Tell HN: Nearly all of Evernote’s remaining staff has been laid off | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-07-05

    3. Affine: https://github.com/toeverything/AFFiNE

  • notable

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

    Project mention: Welche Note taking/Wiki App nutzt ihr, falls überhaupt? | /r/de_EDV | 2023-07-10
  • electron-react-boilerplate

    A Foundation for Scalable Cross-Platform Apps

    Project mention: Express with electron-react boilerplate | /r/electronjs | 2023-06-18
  • PicGo

    :rocket:A simple & beautiful tool for pictures uploading built by vue-cli-electron-builder

  • SwitchHosts

    Switch hosts quickly!

  • responsively-app

    A modified web browser that helps in responsive web development. A web developer's must have dev-tool.

    Project mention: Our Team's Favourite Open Source Projects Right Now | dev.to | 2023-09-12

    Website: https://responsively.app Github: https://github.com/responsively-org/responsively-app

  • Lowdb

    Simple to use local JSON database. Use native JavaScript API to query. Written in TypeScript. (supports Node, Electron and the browser)

    Project mention: How to show CRUD projects on Github? | /r/learnprogramming | 2023-05-08
  • RxDB

    A fast, offline-first, reactive Database for JavaScript Applications https://rxdb.info/

    Project mention: Show HN: ElectricSQL, Postgres to SQLite active-active sync for local-first apps | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-09-20

    Congrats to the team. Once I’ve tried https://rxdb.info/ and it wasn’t funny at all to do the remote replication (PG) and to deal with conflicts. I do need to check this out!

  • Nightmare

    A high-level browser automation library.

  • Zulip

    Zulip server and web application. Open-source team chat that helps teams stay productive and focused.

    Project mention: Wog wog | /r/flightgear | 2023-08-23
  • theia

    Eclipse Theia is a cloud & desktop IDE framework implemented in TypeScript.

    Project mention: Is the source of Google Cloud Shell Editor publicly available for self hosting? | /r/selfhosted | 2023-09-19

    Its based on https://theia-ide.org/

  • SurveyJS

    A Non-Cloud Alternative to Google Forms that has it all.. SurveyJS JavaScript libraries allow you to easily set up a robust form management system fully integrated into your IT infrastructure where users can create and edit multiple dynamic JSON-based forms in a no-code form builder. Learn more now.

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 2023-09-23.

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

Project Stars
1 Visual Studio Code 151,225
2 Electron 109,150
3 Playwright 54,904
4 marktext 41,465
5 Motrix 40,166
6 Joplin 38,699
7 nativefier 34,265
8 TypeORM 32,113
9 N1 24,759
10 awesome-electron 24,681
11 Quasar Framework 24,286
12 Trilium Notes 22,653
13 AFFiNE 22,323
14 notable 21,954
15 electron-react-boilerplate 21,860
16 PicGo 21,460
17 SwitchHosts 21,125
18 responsively-app 20,716
19 Lowdb 20,024
20 RxDB 19,651
21 Nightmare 19,447
22 Zulip 18,453
23 theia 18,410
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