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Top 15 Spotlight Open-Source Projects

  • Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: I am genuinely curious - why Microsoft thinks this is an acceptable default search behavior? | | 2022-06-01

    Other options that are open source are wox, cerebro and flow launcher

  • driver.js

    A light-weight, no-dependency, vanilla JavaScript engine to drive the user's focus across the page

  • 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!

  • omni

    The all-in-one tool to supercharge your productivity ⌨️

    Project mention: This weekend I build ⌘-k for Google Calendar | | 2022-05-04

    Hey hey!

    This weekend I hacked together a quick command bar for Google Calendar. There are so many "Superhuman for Calendar" startups, but I don't really care about anything except the ⌘-k bar, so I just built a really good implementation myself.

    It's already a way better Command Bar than most existing command bars from Superhuman or Raycast because it uses a LLM to do some of the parsing.

    I did the overlay using a Chrome extension [1]. So I called it "Lui" (Language User Interface) and I'm going to make it work for more sites like Webflow, Mixpanel, Typeform and even Jira. What Lui's do you want to see?

    My ambition is to make the web as wonderful to use as the terminal (once you've learned it, of course). But there's a reason GUI killed DOS, it's just super unforgiving. I think my Lui fixes that problem.

    Chrome has yet to approve my app so you can't download it yet but if you put in your email I'll send you the `dist` so you can load it unpacked. I'm also consider open-sourcing some of it if people are interested, since I can't possibly build all the Lui's myself so other people should.

    [1] Inspired by Alyssa X's Omni bar (

  • iRingo

    解锁完整的 Apple功能和集成服务

    Project mention: 有没有在大陆地区使用美区Apple ID的健委?最近想合租一个Apple one 。 | | 2022-02-27
  • Spotlight

    Android Library that lights items for tutorials or walk-throughs etc...

  • autocomplete

    🔮 Fast and full-featured autocomplete library (by algolia)

    Project mention: So, You Want to Build an @mention Autocomplete Feature? | | 2021-11-02

    The article promotes using Algolia's Autocomplete JS library to build it. Never heard of it but I'll give it a shot.

  • leader-line

    Draw a leader line in your web page.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • Flow.Launcher

    :mag: Quick file search & app launcher for Windows with community-made plugins

    Project mention: I am genuinely curious - why Microsoft thinks this is an acceptable default search behavior? | | 2022-06-01

    Other options that are open source are wox, cerebro and flow launcher

  • Flashlight

    :mag_right: Enhance Spotlight with plugins on macOS (by w0lfschild)

  • sol

    MacOS launcher & command palette

    Project mention: The Struggle. 😰 | | 2022-05-31

    Have a look at Raycast ( or the new & open source Sol ( both available through Homebrew.

  • AwesomeSpotlightView

    Awesome tool for create tutorial walkthrough or coach tour

  • spotlightify

    The Spotify overlay controller

  • pinpoint

    Keystroke launcher and productivity tool. macOS Spotlight and Alfred for Windows. Alternative to Wox. (by dkgv)

    Project mention: What's a program you made that you actually use regularly? | | 2021-08-28

    Don't have a video unfortunately, but you can download it from here: (pick the stand-alone release unless you have .NET 5 installed already)

  • arvis

    Extendable cross-platform launcher that aims to help you run, edit, create any workflow simply

    Project mention: Arvis: cross-platform launcher compatible with Alfred-workflow | | 2021-08-10
  • security-slacker

    Pokes users about outstanding security risks found by Crowdstrike Spotlight or vmware Workspace ONE so they secure their own endpoint.

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 2022-06-01.

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

Project Stars
1 Wox 21,881
2 driver.js 13,653
3 omni 4,785
4 iRingo 4,043
5 Spotlight 3,272
6 autocomplete 2,138
7 leader-line 2,126
8 Flow.Launcher 1,679
9 Flashlight 1,110
10 sol 621
11 AwesomeSpotlightView 294
12 spotlightify 213
13 pinpoint 103
14 arvis 43
15 security-slacker 20
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