Top 23 Window Open-Source Projects

  • Flutter

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

    Project mention: (Ajuda) Pergunta aos amigos programadores do sub. | | 2022-12-01
  • the-art-of-command-line

    Master the command line, in one page

    Project mention: November 28, 2022: FLiP Stack Weekly | | 2022-11-28
  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • node

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

    Project mention: AWS Lambda support Node.js 18 now. Should we update the version of Node.js in the Lambda runtime? | | 2022-11-29

    The Lambda Node.js 18 runtime also enables you to take advantage of new Node.js 18 language features. This includes improved performance for class fields and private class methods, JSON import assertions, and experimental features such as the Fetch API, Test Runner module, and Web Streams API.

  • PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

    Project mention: Is there any software that combines the zones of FancyZones + simultaneous window resizing? | | 2022-11-27

    There's a FancyZones feature request but I don't think it will be implemented any time soon.

  • Atom

    :atom: The hackable text editor

    Project mention: is being sunset on December 15, 2022 | | 2022-11-26
  • alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Project mention: Tmux startup issue with Alacritty | | 2022-11-29
  • Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: Instalacija Ubuntu | | 2022-12-01

    Napravi bootabilni USB sa Ventoy, Bog i batina za nas distro hoppere. Bukvalno mozes natrpat citav USB sa ISOima. Takodjer ima secure boot support, pa mozes instalirat i windows i linux preko ventoya.

  • Sonar

    Write Clean JavaScript Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 300 unique rules to find JavaScript bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

  • x64dbg

    An open-source x64/x32 debugger for windows.

    Project mention: Is there a tool that can show you an EIP trace of a game? | | 2022-11-30

    If you want to also do dynamic analysis (debugging) you can use

  • new-pac


  • mkcert

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

    Project mention: How to create SSL certs for local domain? | | 2022-11-24

    mkcert is an easy to use tool for local certs:

  • sherlock

    🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

    Project mention: I want to get back in contact with some old friends but I don’t know how? | | 2022-11-29

    GitHub repo

  • marktext

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

    Project mention: Writing down what I do – in Obsidian | | 2022-11-08

    I have used syncthing + marktext[0] and or ghostwriter[1] depending on the content of my notes. For a daily journal I like to use ghostwriter as it has almost no distraction and it forces me to focus. It just got shifted over to being maintained by the KDE team and I really enjoy it.

    I liked marktext over joplin for similar reasons. But I am probably a little overzealous in my search for distraction free note taking. I assume joplin provides more feature sets, I just happened to want less features for what I do on a day to day.


  • PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: Powershell script to connect a known device? | | 2022-12-01
  • Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

    Project mention: 盜版蛆來,推薦一下下載BT&磁力連結的軟體,迅雷狗都不用 | | 2022-11-21
  • nativefier

    Make any web page a desktop application

    Project mention: Nice little note taking app - Memos | | 2022-11-21

    To make a desktop app from memos, I recommend

  • calculator

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

    Project mention: Ask HN: Examples of Top C# Code? | | 2022-10-25
  • Files

    Building the best File Manager for Windows

    Project mention: Did you know that at one point Windows 10 too had tabs in File Explorer? | | 2022-11-30

    Did you know that there is a free file explorer app on the ms store called Files that has tabs and more on Windows 10?

  • N1

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

  • nvm for Windows

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

    Project mention: Node Version Manager (NVM): how to install and use (step-by-step guide) | | 2022-11-16

    I assume that most of you already have Node.js installed at this point (if not yet, then NVM will do it for you a little later). And if we turn to the official manual, it states that before installing NVM we need to uninstall any existing versions of Node.js:

  • Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: Sol: Open-source Alfred/Raycast alternative for macOS | | 2022-08-09

    I shared the exact same sentiment when I transitioned to Windows after a long period of only using macOS. I eventually began building a launcher myself using C# and over time it has become my daily driver. Feel free to check it out at, PRs welcome :-)

    A few other nice candidates I found include:

    - Keypirinha:

    - Wox:

    - ueli:

  • Rufus

    The Reliable USB Formatting Utility

    Project mention: "i forgot my pin" doesn't work | | 2022-11-28
  • Awesome

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

    Project mention: What do you do post Windows clean install? | | 2022-11-24
  • libGDX

    Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework

    Project mention: How to convert gradle project to ant project? | | 2022-11-03

    assuming you use that ( as your starting point. You first have to ask what it is that your build should cover. Do you need all the spotless checks and release flags and so on or do you just need to package everything up so that it could run.

  • Zigi

    The context switching struggle is real. Zigi makes context switching a thing of the past. It monitors Jira and GitHub updates, pings you when PRs need approval and lets you take fast actions - all directly from Slack!

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 2022-12-01.

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Project Stars
1 Flutter 146,800
2 the-art-of-command-line 119,293
3 node 91,857
4 PowerToys 82,596
5 Atom 58,756
6 alacritty 43,188
7 Ventoy 41,857
8 x64dbg 39,470
9 new-pac 38,754
10 mkcert 38,562
11 sherlock 37,549
12 marktext 37,201
13 PowerShell 36,262
14 Motrix 34,547
15 nativefier 32,273
16 calculator 26,279
17 Files 25,284
18 N1 24,693
19 nvm for Windows 24,485
20 Wox 22,443
21 Rufus 20,932
22 Awesome 20,813
23 libGDX 20,796
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