Open-source projects categorized as Windows

Top 23 Window Open-Source Projects

  • Flutter

    Flutter makes it easy and fast to build beautiful apps for mobile and beyond

  • Project mention: Show HN: Shorebird 1.0, Flutter Code Push | | 2024-04-08


  • the-art-of-command-line

    Master the command line, in one page

  • Project mention: The-art-of-command-line: Master the command line, in one page | | 2024-02-19
  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

  • Project mention: Unlock Web Dev Superpowers with PowerToys | | 2024-03-23

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  • node

    Node.js JavaScript runtime ✨🐢🚀✨

  • Project mention: Avoiding lock-in for your image pipeline with Nuxt Image and Netlify Image CDN | | 2024-04-19


  • Windows Terminal

    The new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host, all in the same place!

  • Project mention: Deleting Software I Wrote Upon Leaving Employment of a Company | | 2024-03-15

    > convince management of the value

    This presupposes that such convincing is even possible. Many, many companies have leadership that are simply terrible at identifying value. If you've never been part of a majority of developers advocating for, if not outright begging for, some huge ROI initiative to get the green light, you are very fortunate.

    There are great counterexamples, like Valve, which is known for giving developers an extreme degree of autonomy, and they benefit greatly from that approach. For each Valve, though, there are dozens of companies that manage to succeed despite themselves.

    Take Microsoft, for example. One tiny, yet representative, example: the way the Windows Terminal team handled a suggestion from Casey Muratori to take their software from abysmally slow to lightning fast:

    A quote from one of the Terminal developers, dismissing the suggestion:

    > I believe what you’re doing is describing something that might be considered an entire doctoral research project in performant terminal emulation as “extremely simple” somewhat combatively…

    Just how difficult was such an endeavor in actuality? Well, given that Casey implemented his own terminal emulator from scratch and incorporated the functionality he was proposing in a mere weekend... not a whole lot. Relatively minor effort for a huge return on investment. It took Casey explaining the concepts, then providing a working proof of concept, and finally a bunch of backlash online towards the Terminal team to get them to do the right thing for themselves and their users.

  • Netdata

    The open-source observability platform everyone needs

  • Project mention: A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to devops and infradev | | 2024-02-05 — Netdata is an open-source tool to collect real-time metrics. It's a growing product and can also be found on GitHub!

  • v2rayN

    A GUI client for Windows, support Xray core and v2fly core and others

  • Project mention: v2ray no games | /r/dumbclub | 2023-05-03

    maybe you need to use tun mode/ vpn mode in your client if you are using nekoray try it by enabling vpn mode, and for v2rayn use latest version which is this download and extract it. and in properties enable run as administrator.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

  • Project mention: Tools for Linux Distro Hoppers | | 2024-03-27

    Ventoy is an open-source tool to create a bootable USB drive for ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files. Using Ventoy, we can create live USB for multiple distros in one flash disk. This is a revolutionary feature compared to other tools, e.g., Etcher, Rufus, etc, that can only create one live USB at a time. This tool is so important. Don't call yourself a distro hopper if you don't know this tool.

  • alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

  • Project mention: Terminal Latency | | 2024-03-19

    It's opinionated, which comes with upsides and downsides. I won't blame the maintainer to keep things focused, feature creep (even for worthy features) can kill a FOSS project.

    Another example is sixel support, there's a fork where it all works but is not sufficiently "proven" (code quality just as well as sixel being the best fit for the problem)

    It may be annoying but I get the reasoning, and there are other terminals.

  • sherlock

    🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

  • Project mention: Checking all accounts associated with my email address? | /r/PrivacySecurityOSINT | 2023-11-12

    In the interest of cleaning my digital life a bit I really want to delete all of my old accounts that I no longer use. The terminal application "Sherlock" on github can search for instances of a username you input and find associated websites. Sherlock

  • ChatGPT

    🔮 ChatGPT Desktop Application (Mac, Windows and Linux)

  • Project mention: What AI assistants are already bundled for Linux? | | 2024-03-01

    > I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a native Linux AI-assisted assistant.

    On Mac when I press Command + Space, it brings up Spotlight search

    That can't easily be added to be the equivalent of some kind of LLM prompt on GNOME/KDE/XFCE?

    I don't quite know what you'd ask it/do with it that would be of much value? Seems like a quicker way/a wrapper around either asking an LLM questions via CLI or basically Electron wrapping HTML (like this

  • mkcert

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

  • Project mention: Mkcert: Simple tool to make locally trusted dev certificates names you'd like | | 2024-03-15
  • 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 | | 2023-06-23
  • PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

  • Project mention: PowerBI: déployer une passerelle sur AWS pour $0.12/j | | 2024-03-14


  • x64dbg

    An open-source user mode debugger for Windows. Optimized for reverse engineering and malware analysis.

  • Project mention: we need a 2015E revival. | /r/oldrobloxrevivals | 2023-12-07
  • Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

  • Project mention: Motrix: A full-featured download manager | | 2024-02-24
  • nvm for Windows

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

  • Project mention: NVM – Node Version Management | | 2024-01-31

    I usually develop on Windows so I installed NVM for Windows from here, but if you’re on other OS I’m sure you can find a version that supports it, probably this is the answer.

  • ImHex

    🔍 A Hex Editor for Reverse Engineers, Programmers and people who value their retinas when working at 3 AM.

  • Project mention: Ask HN: What Underrated Open Source Project Deserves More Recognition? | | 2024-03-07


    “A Hex Editor for Reverse Engineers, Programmers and people who value their retinas when working at 3 AM.”

    I actually used it not too long ago to inspect why a mp4 file wasn’t valid. The pattern language that they have is quite nice and having sections of the hex highlighted and being able to see what structures they represent and what data was on those structures was very useful!

  • Files

    Building the best file manager for Windows

  • Project mention: Files | | 2024-03-18
  • calculator

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

  • Project mention: Exemples of medium WPF open-source projects? | /r/csharp | 2023-11-14
  • Awesome

    :computer: 🎉 An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows. (by Awesome-Windows)

  • Project mention: Fresh windows 11 - what should I install? | /r/buildapc | 2023-06-03

    If you just want recommendations on apps, the awesome-windows list is a great place to start.

  • Rufus

    The Reliable USB Formatting Utility

  • Project mention: Warn if (Windows ISO) media will no longer be bootable after Q1 2024 (Rufus) | | 2023-12-23
  • cmder

    Lovely console emulator package for Windows

  • Project mention: Ask HN: What CLI Apps? | | 2024-04-13

    [Windows only]

    I recently discovered Cmder:

    It's a portable console emulator and gives you the ability to "place your own executable files into the bin folder to be injected into your PATH" when it's run.

    So far I've added:


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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 2024-04-19.

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

Project Stars
1 Flutter 161,649
2 the-art-of-command-line 148,297
3 PowerToys 104,153
4 node 103,634
5 Windows Terminal 93,402
6 Netdata 68,064
7 v2rayN 60,789
8 Ventoy 57,566
9 alacritty 52,492
10 sherlock 51,142
11 ChatGPT 46,827
12 mkcert 45,618
13 marktext 44,592
14 PowerShell 43,197
15 x64dbg 43,128
16 Motrix 43,107
17 nvm for Windows 34,445
18 ImHex 32,832
19 Files 31,870
20 calculator 28,837
21 Awesome 27,177
22 Rufus 26,764
23 cmder 25,538
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