Open Source projects to follow

This list contain all the open-source projects I think are really cool and you should check out.

  • Self-hosted or online

  • searx

    Free Linux Web Android Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    It anonymize your search queries and uses several search engines (such as Google and DuckDuckGo)


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  • Invidious

    Free Mac Linux Web Docker Website

    Alternative interface for YouTube, also, it anonymize everything you do on it, and you don't have any ad.


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  • Nextcloud

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted F-Droid Cloudron Website

    Very cool cloud and more. You can connect tons of add-ons available for download very easily.


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  • PeerTube

    Free Web Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    A very nice alternative to YouTube protected from all the possible abuses that YouTube has. It's also made by the best free software organization ever. It works with ActivityPub, which means that it's compatible with all the other ActivityPub websites.


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  • Gitea

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted ... Raspberry Pi Cloudron Website

    I host my code on Gitea because I love the simplicity of this tool.


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  • Codeberg

    Free Web Website

    Codeberg is the Gitea instance I am using. It's very nice and you should check it out, and maybe give them a donation.


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  • On my smartphone

  • Signal

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Ubuntu Touch Website

    Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

    • Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
    • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
    • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
    • Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
    • Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
    • Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
    • Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
    • Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
    • View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub ( ).
    • Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.


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  • Silence

    Free Android Website

    Silence is very similar to Signal, except you don't need 4G to use it. It's simply clear-encrypt your message over SMS


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  • Mastodon

    Free Web Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    The grandpa of all ActivityPub websites. It's like Twitter, but way more friendly with a limit of 500 letters instead. It's compatible with all the other ActivityPub websites.


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  • On my laptop

  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Snapcraft ... FLATHUB Haiku AmigaOS Website

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.


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  • ST - Simple Terminal

    Free Linux BSD Website

    st is a simple terminal implementation for X.

    What is wrong with Small xterm iconxterm ?
    xterm is bloated and unmaintainable. Here’s an excerpt from the README:

    > Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here
    This is undoubtedly the most ugly program in the distribution. It was one of the first "serious" programs ported, and still has a lot of historical baggage. Ideally, there would be a general tty widget and then vt102 and tek4014
    subwidgets so that they could be used in other programs. We are trying to clean things up as we go, but there is still a lot of work to do.

    Needless to say things have not changed, it’s still ugly. It has over 65K lines of code and emulates obscure and obsolete terminals you will never need. The popular alternative, Small RXVT iconRXVT has only 32K lines of code. This is just too much for something as simple as a terminal emulator; it’s yet another example of code complexity.

    Terminal emulation doesn't need to be so complex.


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  • ncdu

    Free Mac Linux BSD Website

    When you don't have anymore space on your computer. Just run "ncdu" (mostly on Linux) and it will list, in order, the directories and files that takes the most place on your computer. Just by pressing "d" you can remove an item (directly, without getting into the trash)


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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    VLC is the video player I use, it will never fail me.


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  • Kdenlive

    Free Windows Linux BSD KDE Website

    Even if it's sometimes a bit buggy, it's the video editor I use when I need to create a video.


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  • LMMS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    I suck at music production but LMMS is still a nice software for that.


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  • MuseScore

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD iPad Website

    Musescore can be used to view, listen, edit, find, print or create music scores of any kind.


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  • Freeplane

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Java Website

    I use Freeplane to create Mind Maps for school.


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  • Cura

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    I use Cura to 3D prints objects on my Creality Ender 3 Pro (nice cheap printer, I recommend)


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  • OpenSCAD

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    OpenSCAD is a software to create 3D objects to print, with CODE!


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  • Python

    Free Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD ... AROS Haiku AmigaOS OpenSolaris MorphOS Website

    My prefered language for almost everything.


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  • YunoHost

    Free Linux Self-Hosted Debian Website

    Very nice server OS. You got plenty of tools that you can use for managing your server. Also, you can install apps without even opening a terminal. But if you prefer terminal, you can still use SSH.


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  • Lemmy

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    Lemmy is a Reddit alternative that will get federated using ActivityPub soon!


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  • Wikipedia

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire MediaWiki Website

    Wikipedia is a free, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia has 17 million articles (3.5 million in English), which have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access the Wikipedia website.


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  • Thunderbird

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Website

    The best email manager I ever used. It's fast, very powerful and very clear. I also use it to manage RSS feeds.


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  • Wine

    Free Mac Linux Android Android Tablet BSD Website

    Tool I use to run most Windows app. Actually, by the fact I mostly use open-source apps, they are all available on Linux. But when I need to use a Windows only, proprietary app, I use Wine and it works fine.


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  • GNU nano

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku Website

    I usually use this to write my tool because I think vim is too complicated, and other IDEs are not working on my computer (it's a toaster, but I love it)


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  • Codeberg Pages

    Free Web Website

    Same thing as GitHub pages, but for Codeberg. I don't have a website on it yet, but maybe later I will.


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  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Snapcraft Haiku Fire TV Gecko Website

    The browser I am using to write this list.


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  • dmenu

    Free Linux Website

    I use dmenu with dwm as application menu. My shortcut for this is WIN + P


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  • dwm

    Free Linux BSD Website

    I use vanilla dwm as desktop manager. You only need the keyboard to use it and the keyboard shortcuts are very handy. You need a good knowledge of the terminal though. But that's what I want.


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  • Xubuntu

    Free Linux Website

    Xubuntu is my actual Linux distribution I use everyday. Very easy, lightweight and easy to customize.


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  • Hypercast

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    This app is a peer-to-peer live streaming service over the dat:// protocol. It sounds really nice.


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