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Top 23 Window Open-Source Projects

  • GitHub repo the-art-of-command-line

    Master the command line, in one page

    Project mention: Hands-on Linux/CLI course? | | 2021-09-20

    art of command line

  • GitHub repo node

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

    Project mention: Automating email verification for online accounts using JavaScript | | 2021-11-29

    cd into it and npm init (assuming you have node.js installed

  • Scout APM

    Scout APM: A developer's best friend. Try free for 14-days. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

    Project mention: PowerToys Release v0.51.0 | | 2021-11-30

    Full changelog and download:

  • GitHub repo Atom

    :atom: The hackable text editor

    Project mention: I made a video player in Pygame so I can watch stuff while coding! | | 2021-11-29

    Can I ask why you use Atom? (vs other or previous dev environment you have used?)

  • GitHub repo x64dbg

    An open-source x64/x32 debugger for windows.

    Project mention: How to increase the font size of x64dbg? | | 2021-11-07

    If not in Wiki then it is not baked in

  • GitHub repo alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Project mention: Emojis in xterm? | | 2021-11-29
  • GitHub repo mkcert

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

    Project mention: Best local development Environment | | 2021-11-03

    MAMP5 mkcert Local

  • Nanos

    Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels.

  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: Import-module in class and -Parallel | | 2021-11-29

    See this issue for more detail.

  • GitHub repo nativefier

    Make any web page a desktop application

    Project mention: Thanks Microsoft | | 2021-11-20

    I believe you can trick Microsoft into thinking that you're using the web version instead of the app with the use of something like nativefier ( (Use your browsers user agent instead of electron).

  • GitHub repo Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

    Project mention: Motrix: A full-featured download manager. | | 2021-11-22
  • GitHub repo Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: How to format Win10 compatible USB-stick? | | 2021-11-29
  • GitHub repo sherlock

    🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

    Project mention: Looking for similar tools on github? What are your favorite tools on github? | | 2021-11-28
  • GitHub repo N1

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

    Project mention: Fed up with the Mac, I spent six months with a Linux laptop | | 2021-04-02

    > - Finding a mail client I don't hate on linux is tricky. I've never been able to get on with the console clients, and I actually quite like Mac Mail. Thunderbird is kinda okay.

    If you're not a mailing list based developer, I would recommend Nylas Mail, which is both snappy any polished.

  • GitHub repo calculator

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

    Project mention: Rewrite KCalc app? | | 2021-11-16

    I would like to contribute but have no experience in this department. Check Microsoft Calculator. It have a lot of good features.

  • GitHub repo Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: Any features like Quick Commands in other browsers? | | 2021-08-11

    Though you can get something like Wox, - you can use that to do a lot. The default I believe to bring the Wox command line up in Windows is alt-space. You can do a lot that way.

  • GitHub repo marktext

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

    Project mention: A cross-platform Markdown editor focused on speed and usability | | 2021-11-29
  • GitHub repo libGDX

    Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework

    Project mention: I hate font rendering | | 2021-10-28

    An easy to use tool that generates font atlases and the corresponding metadata is Hiero.

  • GitHub repo notable

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

    Project mention: Typora 1.0 needs a license code to use | | 2021-11-27

    Never meta a WYSIWYG markdown editor I liked since all efforts of making it WYSIWYG impacts text editing.

    For all markdown docs now I've moved to just using VS Code with a live reload UI, the best DevUX I've found is VitePress [1] which immediately updates on save and shows the real thing, i.e. exactly how the docs will look including rendering any custom markdown-it extensions or Vue Components embedded in the page.

    One free Markdown editor I've started using is Notable [2] which has become a worthy replacement to Notepad for manually managing TODO notes & sporadic text files in a neat simple UI with built-in search, pin working docs and custom labels for quick organization and retrieval. It works exactly how I wanted it to as a minimal UI for editing static .md files in a directory with all metadata stored in frontmatter that displays preview mode by default and an unobtrusive text mode when editing it.



  • GitHub repo libuv

    Cross-platform asynchronous I/O

    Project mention: Introduction to NodeJS | | 2021-11-22

    Node uses Libuv as the event loop implementation. To use a Node asynchronous API, you pass a callback function as an argument to that API function, and during the event loop, your callback is executed.

  • GitHub repo nvm for Windows

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

    Project mention: Installing and using Tailwind CSS 3.0 | | 2021-11-18

    Access the nvm-windows repository, and on the right side, where it says Releases, click on the one that appears, which should be the last.

  • GitHub repo Boostnote

    This repository is outdated and new Boost Note app is available! We've launched a new Boost Note app which supports real-time collaborative writing.

    Project mention: Where is the insert date shortcut? | | 2021-06-20

    Also, if this is a feature request, you can open one here for boost note next:, or for old boost (legacy) note:

  • GitHub repo Awesome

    :computer: 🎉 An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows.

    Project mention: Lesser known free software | | 2021-10-31

    An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows.

  • GitHub repo Rufus

    The Reliable USB Formatting Utility

    Project mention: I just got an old laptop that hasn't been turned on for a long time, and now it won't boot without switching boot mode from UEFI to Legacy. What's wrong with it? | | 2021-11-30

    The operating system installed is not installed as UEFI. You can install it as UEFI by using a tool to create USB devices from an ISO image (I recommend Rufus: and select UEFI GPT, then booting to the USB, and installing the operating system

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 2021-11-30.

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

Project Stars
1 the-art-of-command-line 98,548
2 node 83,262
3 PowerToys 63,905
4 Atom 56,346
5 x64dbg 37,718
6 alacritty 35,802
7 mkcert 32,783
8 PowerShell 31,025
9 nativefier 29,084
10 Motrix 29,074
11 Ventoy 28,772
12 sherlock 28,249
13 N1 24,654
14 calculator 23,155
15 Wox 21,012
16 marktext 19,883
17 libGDX 19,293
18 notable 18,761
19 libuv 18,485
20 nvm for Windows 18,293
21 Boostnote 17,417
22 Awesome 17,397
23 Rufus 16,742
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