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Electron minbrowser.github.io

Min – a smarter, faster web browser

I love how people continue to experiment in browserland. Min has some cool stuff going: Tabs in Min take up less space, giving you more room to browse the web. Pages you haven’t looked at in a while fade out, letting you see what’s important, and Focus Mode hides your other tabs to prevent you from getting distracted. It also sports built-in ad blocking (table stakes for new browsers to compete?) and DDG integration in the search bar. Min is built on Electron, so while it may be fast it possibly isn’t memory efficient. But what browser is, these days? It’s also worth noting that Min runs on an older version of Chromium, so it’s likely missing some security fixes. (More on that right here.)

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Electron buttercup.pw

The open source password manager you deserve

Buttercup claims to be secure, simple, and free. That’s a powerful trio if it can deliver on its promises. It has a cross-platform desktop app (thanks in part to Electron), iOS and Android apps, and extensions for every major browser. That’s a lot! Especially for an open source project created primarily by just two people. Could this steal marketshare from the big guns such as 1Password and LastPass?

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Electron github.com

Pennywise – a cross-platform app to open anything in a floating window

Sometimes you’re watching YouTube or referencing some documentation while you code and you just want that particular window to stay in view no matter what else you’re up to. This does just that (and only that). Pennywise allows you to open anything in a small floating window that always stays on top of the other applications all the time, allowing you to multitask with ease

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React github.com

Reacto – an IDE built just for React

Boasting a built-in package manager, smart/fast autocomplete, and component previewing, Reacto is an interesting option if you do React work all-day-every-day. Here’s the why: There is absolutely no free software, all-included for React development. The idea is to create the right tool for everyone, to build ideas faster. This is a community project, using plain React code. Anyone can contribute and make it better. Anyone can suggest ideas and help everyone having the perfect tools in their hands. This is what Reacto aims to be: useful.

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Nathan Sobo github.com

Xray – the Atom team's experimental new text editor

An exciting new project from Nathan Sobo and team: an experimental Electron-based text editor informed by what we’ve learned in the four years since the launch of Atom … this project is a testbed for rapidly iterating on several radical ideas without risking the stability of Atom Xray’s priorities are high performance, collaboration, extensibility, and web compatibility. Needless to say, we’ll be keeping our 👀 on this project over the coming months.

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