Top 23 Gnome Open-Source Projects

  • peek

    Simple animated GIF screen recorder with an easy to use interface

    Project mention: I need a screen recorder for Ubuntu | /r/Ubuntu | 2023-01-23


  • material-shell

    A modern desktop interface for Linux. Improve your user experience and get rid of the anarchy of traditional desktop workflows. Designed to simplify navigation and reduce the need to manipulate windows in order to improve productivity. It's meant to be 100% predictable and bring the benefits of tools coveted by professionals to everyone.

    Project mention: Kera Desktop: A brand-new desktop environment in the development | /r/linux | 2023-06-09

    I'm confused. How does that work? Is it like a GNOME extension or something; similar to how Material Shell works?

  • Klotho

    AWS Cloud-aware infrastructure-from-code toolbox [NEW]. Build cloud backends with Infrastructure-from-Code (IfC), a revolutionary technique for generating and updating cloud infrastructure. Try IfC with AWS and Klotho now (Now open-source)

  • SparkleShare

    Share and collaborate by syncing with any Git repository instantly. Linux, macOS, and Windows.

    Project mention: hE Is nOT qUaLifIeD! | /r/ProgrammerHumor | 2023-03-02
  • photoshopCClinux

    Photoshop CC v19 installer for Gnu/Linux

    Project mention: dGPU Passthrough on a laptop using just the LCD panel? | /r/qemu_kvm | 2023-06-07
  • dash-to-dock

    A dock for the Gnome Shell. This extension moves the dash out of the overview transforming it in a dock for an easier launching of applications and a faster switching between windows and desktops.

    Project mention: Why is there a 1 on the files app/how do I clear it? | /r/gnome | 2023-03-14
  • gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect

    KDE Connect implementation for GNOME

    Project mention: Things You Can Do with KDE Connect on Linux | | 2023-05-12

    I'm using GSConnect on Ubuntu. I have first disabled "Clipboard Sync". There are a number of Actions for which keyboard shortcuts can be defined for a device [1]. One of them is Clipboard Push. I assigned Shift+Ctrl+Alt+V to that, so whenever I execute that contrived key combination, the clipboard is synced to my mobile. I suppose KDE Connect has a similar feature.


  • firefox-gnome-theme

    A GNOME👣 theme for Firefox🔥

    Project mention: Gnome Web crash all the time! | /r/gnome | 2023-06-02

    Together with it's all you will ever need

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Burn-My-Windows

    🔥 Disintegrate your windows with style.

    Project mention: So recently i found this unholy feature in KDE's desktop... | /r/kde | 2023-04-21

    Source code:

  • spot

    Native Spotify client for the GNOME desktop

    Project mention: Spotify-Qt | | 2023-05-09

    Also this one, which I've come around to quite like :)

    ncspot is another amazing option if you're comfortable with the terminal.

  • la-capitaine-icon-theme

    La Capitaine is an icon pack designed to integrate with most desktop environments. The set of icons takes inspiration from the latest iterations of macOS and Google's Material Design.

  • gnome-pomodoro

    A time management utility for GNOME based on the pomodoro technique!

    Project mention: Pomodoro/Focus hours integrated withing Gnome Clocks | /r/gnome | 2022-08-02

    I use this app and it's already very integrated with Gnome.

  • terminator

    multiple GNOME terminals in one window

    Project mention: How to Install and Set Up Terminator + Oh My ZSH! on Ubuntu 23.04 | | 2023-05-23

    For terminal software, I really enjoy using Terminator, because it allows me to spawn several tiled terminals in a single window, with a custom arrangement that can expand and shrink easily.

  • flat-remix

    Flat Remix is an icon theme inspired by material design. It is mostly flat using a colorful palette with some shadows, highlights, and gradients for some depth.

    Project mention: [Arch Linux] Comment décompressez-vous les fichiers en arch? | /r/enfrancais | 2023-04-19
  • argos

    Create GNOME Shell extensions in seconds

    Project mention: The curse of being good in IT | | 2023-04-14

    I’ve heard this called “the defaults lifestyle” on the Software Defined Talk podcast. I’m forever locked out of nirvana because I have an iPhone but not a Mac, but that’s fine.

    Occasionally plugins are worth the expense though. I finally discovered Argos[0] and I’m using it to show time in UTC and a couple other time zones. Super handy.

    But if I try some new software and find that I have to tweak it a bunch to make it usable, that means the devs have different aesthetics and I should probably try something else.


  • vimix-gtk-themes

    Vimix is a flat Material Design theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell etc.

  • flat-remix-gnome

    Flat Remix is a GNOME Shell theme inspired by material design. It is mostly flat using a colorful palette with some shadows, highlights, and gradients for some depth.

    Project mention: I started my journey away from Windows with Pop back in May 2020 (last screenshot) and switched to Arch after 6 months to get more familiar with Linux. Faced challenges and learned a lot. Now, as a professional 3D artist, I return to Pop OS for stability—full circle after 3 years! | /r/pop_os | 2023-05-21

    I'm using the Flat Remix theme by Daniruiz! As for the workspace, I'm not entirely sure what it is you are asking for specifically, but I turned off most of Pop_OS's COSMIC extensions in the Extensions app (if you don't have it, you can get it with sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions) to get my desktop back to vanilla Gnome. COSMIC is really cool, but it's not compatible with a lot of Gnome extensions you need to customize your desktop further.

  • Kooha

    Elegantly record your screen

    Project mention: Video recording in Wayland (Gnome) is giving me all sorts of problems. | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-05-23

    Kooha, no matter what setting i change, gives me a recording with frozen images, i opened an issue in their Github, but it's been a week and no support And looking at the frequency of updates, the project looks unmaintained.

  • Qogir-theme

    Qogir is a flat Design theme for GTK

    Project mention: How do I get rid of the ugly orange? | /r/pop_os | 2022-09-10

    Some shell themes have a different accent color (for example A word of caution though: custom shell themes might be less stable than the default Pop theme. If you want to change the log in screen theme, find a theme that also includes GDM (such as

  • Sweet

    Light and dark colorful Gtk3.20+ theme

    Project mention: Opening these gifts will take a long,long time. | /r/MASFandom | 2023-06-05

    I hope these two are useful to you: Sweet theme Candy Icons

  • Numix

    A modern flat theme with a combination of light and dark elements.

  • blur-my-shell

    Extension that adds a blur look to different parts of the GNOME Shell, including the top panel, dash and overview

    Project mention: Using extensions to improve Gnome workflow | /r/gnome | 2023-06-03

    Blur my Shell - Blurs the background in the overview.

  • plotinus

    A searchable command palette in every modern GTK+ application

  • i3-gnome

    Use i3wm/i3-gaps with GNOME Session infrastructure.

    Project mention: hello | /r/i3wm | 2023-05-07
  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

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 2023-06-09.

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

Project Stars
1 peek 9,710
2 material-shell 7,004
3 SparkleShare 4,814
4 photoshopCClinux 3,839
5 dash-to-dock 3,517
6 gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect 2,731
7 firefox-gnome-theme 2,573
8 Burn-My-Windows 2,331
9 spot 1,984
10 la-capitaine-icon-theme 1,900
11 gnome-pomodoro 1,831
12 terminator 1,626
13 flat-remix 1,602
14 argos 1,574
15 vimix-gtk-themes 1,557
16 flat-remix-gnome 1,496
17 Kooha 1,488
18 Qogir-theme 1,399
19 Sweet 1,242
20 Numix 1,182
21 blur-my-shell 1,021
22 plotinus 998
23 i3-gnome 909
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