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8 best opensource projects you should try out in 2022
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8 best opensource projects you should try out in 2022

There are lots of open-source projects which are just 🤯. From productivity tools to B2B applications open source projects are there for you. Let's see some projects worth using and some projects which completely replace paid software 👀.

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1. Chatwoot

chatwoot

Chatwoot is an open-source alternative to Intercom, Zendesk, HubSpot, Salesforce Service Cloud. Not just live chat, it has support for multiple channels like Email, Facebook page, Twitter handle, WhatsApp, etc.

Features:

  • Shared inbox - Collaborate with your team easily with a shared inbox means you can assign different tasks from the same inbox to different agents.
  • Live chat - Add a live chat widget to your website and improve your customer experience.
  • Channels - Support for multiple channels like Email, WhatsApp, Twitter, Twilio, Facebook, Instagram, and Line. Also, you access all the channels from one place, no need to jump between channels.
  • Automations - Automate repetitive tasks.
  • Chatbots - Build chatbots with Dialogflow or Rasa and connect to your inbox.
  • Mobile apps(IOS & Android) - Engage with customers instantly from anywhere with Chatwoots' IOS and Android apps.
  • Integrations - Integration options available for Slack, WordPress, Dialogflow and Rasa.

Learn how to integrate a Live chat widget into your website:

https://blog.itsrakesh.co/how-to-integrate-chatwoot-on-your-website

2. Amplication

amplication

Amplication is a low-code/no-code tool. Generate your NodeJs application along with a beautiful React admin panel within minutes. Your NodeJs app is just a few clicks away.

Features:

  • React Admin-UI generated with react-admin.
  • NodeJs app with Postgres database.
  • GraphQL and RESTAPI.
  • Sync with GitHub or download the code as a zip file.
  • Sandbox environment to develop and test your app without setting it up locally.
  • Docker support to deploy to the cloud.

Read how to quickly setup Amplication project:

https://blog.itsrakesh.co/auto-generate-your-nodejs-app-admin-ui

3. Docz

docz

Docz is a documentation tool based on MDX. It is a simple and easy alternative to Docusaurus. Don't waste time building a documentation website. Use docz to quickly document your project.

Features:

  • Powered by Gatsby - Fast development experience and speed build times.
  • Zero configuration
  • Customize however you want.
  • Based on MDX
  • Plugins
  • Typescript support

4. Partytown

partytown

Partytown is a lazy-loaded library to help relocate resource-intensive scripts into a web worker, and off of the main thread. Its goal is to help speed up sites by dedicating the main thread to your code and offloading third-party scripts to a web worker.

If you have so many third-party scripts like Google tag manager, Live chat widget, A/B testing, and trackers they make the website load slowly, hence effects performance. With Partytown you can load your code from the main thread and third-party scripts in a web worker.

Features:

  • Integration support for Astro, Gatsby, HTML, NextJS, Nuxt, React, Remix, Hydrogen(Shopify)
  • Support for various third-party scripts

5. Typesense

typesense

Does your product need a superfast, easy-to-integrate search engine? Typesense is for you. Typesense is an open-source search engine, an alternative to Agolia and Elasticsearch.

Features:

  • Typo tolerance
  • Easy to set up, operate and scale.
  • Fast
  • Dynamically sort results based on a particular field at query time.
  • Faceting and Filtering
  • Group similar results together.
  • Search across multiple collections in a single HTTP request.
  • and more...

6. BackdropCMS

BackdropCMS

Backdrop is a free and open-source Content Management System built on top of Drupal. Build highly customizable websites for free. With a backdrop, you can build anything from a personal blog site to an e-commerce website.

Features:

  • Addons
  • Modules
  • Different themes
  • Layout templates

7. Hoppscotch

hoppscotch

HoppScotch is an open-source alternative to Postman.

Features:

  • Lightweight
  • Fast
  • Themes
  • PWA
  • GraphQL and REST API
  • All the features postman offers

8. NocoDB

nocodb

NokoDB is an open-source alternative to Airtable. Convert any database into a smart spreadsheet. Cool #nocode tool 😎.

⚠️ Don't forget to leave a ⭐ on Github to these amazing projects.


There are thousands of amazing open-source projects available. I shared some of them that I found interesting. Share your favorite open-source projects in the comments.


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