Newsletter Crew September 4, 2020

Show me your Free/OPEN-SOURCE (ALSO Free) product/app/article and if it fits on my newsletter I can feature it. 1k plus Subscribers

𝙈𝙄𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙀𝙇 𝘼𝙉𝘿𝙍𝙀𝙐𝙕𝙕𝘼 @Michael_Andreuzza

Hello people,

I am looking for FREE, open-source projects for web developer and digital designers.

With free I mean no PRICING at all.

They have to be towards that audience if you want to know more if they suit for the newsletter you can read and see past issues here:

This is the new newsletter.

Here is the old one on Substack.

I am going to send this Tuesday the second last email from Substack, then I
made my own templates.

Also, if you have a product that could help developers and designers and you are looking to sponsor and reach a tech audience 1268 subscribers. get in contact.
here: [email protected]

or visit the site and fill-up the form.

To be clear: From Issue N21 I will only feature free products. If a paid product wants to be a feature, then it should go through sponsorships.

Thank you, everyone!

Edit:

I forgot.
Do not link me to a sea of ads or affiliate stuff.
no Spam

I will answer each and everyone of you when I get home tonight. 5.9.20

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    Hi Michael! I am working on an open source mock API tool called Mocki that let's you create mock REST APIs running locally or in the cloud. You can check it out here: https://mocki.io/.

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      Hey Karl, it is open source but it has a price tag...sorry

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        You can run it completely free if you use the library at https://github.com/adalyte/mocki. And the hosted solution is currently 100% free.

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          you are linking to GitHub, where it has a link to your paid product.

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            Not associated with Karl in any way, but I think many many successful open source projects are commercial open source products. For instance Grafana/Loki/Cortex, Elasticsearch/Kibana/Logstash, Prometheus, Vue, NestJS, ....

            They all provide some enterprise features (such as support or additional features) which helps them to finance the development of these products. This is a win/win situation imo.

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              As I mentioned, nothing with price tags is going to be featured.

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    Hey there!

    https://midnight.pub - it's a virtual pub/writing platform where people can discuss about their days. A tiny social network. Many people in there are working in software. It's completely free. Thanks!

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      As mentioned it has to be exactly toward web developers and digital designers.

      just a bit of feedback. Please enable the scrolling bar, for accessibility more than anything.

      thank you.

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    FYI the button on your signup form simply says "button."

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      Sorry man I am still working on that page still...and I haven't notice that.

      Updated.

      Thanks a lot mate

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    Not sure if this is applicable but I recently wrote a list of free resources for web devs https://austinrepp.com/best-developer-resources/

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      Is it like a tutorial place?

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        Yea I try to write helpful articles of all kinds for developers and people building software businesses.

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          Hey Austin, I am featuring yours. Good workmate. I will feature you this Tuesday.

          btw, I made colorsanfonts.com it would be a pleasure to be in that list :-)

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            Awesome, thanks! I will check out your site and add it if it fits on the list 😀

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              hahaha, I loved that come back. Of course man, you welcome, have a good one!

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          I liked it, very interesting.

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    Nice opportunity! I don't have anything to offer tho 😅

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      Time to give back to Indiehackers after learning so much...

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        that's the proper way! 🙏

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          Like my grandma used to say, a stone gives you less...

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    I maintain a list of free Python books, which may be of interest to backend developers.

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      I will put you in this Tuesday.

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        Thanks, looking forward to it.

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      Grazie Paolo, back end devs are also on the list.

      Will deffinately include it. Great work, wow..

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        Thank you! I love books and I'm a text learner, so when approaching a new language or technology I always look for good books.

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    Not sure if it fits your newsletter but here goes nothing!

    I just released Good Code's MVP (It's on Github at the moment, but I plan on moving to an actual domain if I validate the idea). The website offers free Adobe XD templates to help people with their HTML and CSS skills.

    Here's the link https://moeminm.github.io/goodcode - let me know what you think :)

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      You are in. Loved it.

      You give the templates for free and I am charging on other project...mamma mia.

      Great job buddy.

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        Thanks, appreciate it.

        Just trying to explore the idea further before committing to anything (be it migrating to an actual domain, charging people, etc). Glad you liked it!

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          btw, In am trying to navigate, and I think the animated illustration/lottie has higher z-than the navbar, because I can't click the links.

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            Just wanted to let you know I've made one of the templates paid, thanks for offering the opportunity to be featured on the newsletter tho :)

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              Well, in that case I will have to leave it out.

              I mentioned that already before. Thank you for being honest, really much appreciated it.

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                No problem :) Good luck!

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            Thanks for letting me know, looking into it.

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    Check out my completely free app to create and share you tech stack and tools profile page - http://stackpal.me/

    Sample Profile - https://stackpal.me/profile/YYDVWgBG2VhXhZnog1rlqyTAORX2

    It's free and will stay free, and is aimed exactly at developers, designers and tech people.

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      Great work buddy. Will feature it this upcoming Tuesday...
      Unicornsfeed.com

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        Much appreciated! Subbed to your newsletter.

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    Hi, I have seen this post a little bit late and I don't know if you are still looking for some other projects. Here is my mine: https://github.com/ixartz/Eleventy-Starter-Boilerplate

    It's an open source starter code for building a static generated blog on Eleventyjs.

    Lately, I have built my website https://creativedesignsguru.com from scratch and I thought it would be great to create a boilerplate from the project. So, I have built this open source project.

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      This comment was deleted 2 months ago.

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    Interesting new Free Ebook of 118 pages about Digital Transformation during Covid period.

    https://www.pimclick.com/ebook/

    Please allow me to share Pimclick's most recent conclusions on which role the digital transformation can play, particularly during the times of a global pandemic. The research and conclusions are based on Pimclick's most recent experiences as well as publications, identified as valuable by Pimclick.

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      you are in!

      Will be out the 15th.

      Are you actually from Helsinki?

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        I am from Pakistan living in Helsinki.

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          That's curious, Been living there. Now I am on the Åland Islands.

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            Do catch up if you visit Helsinki, coffee on me.

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              Same to you buddy! We go very often will definitely let you know!

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    Unsure if this is relevant, and I created a 5 year newsletter financial model template in google sheets that newsletter creators can use.

    The post with more context and assumptions of the model is here and the model itself is here for anyone that wants to make a copy

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    Hi! This sounds like a great opportunity.

    I am working on Staq, a JavaScript library for building SaaS businesses.

    Main site: https://staqjs.com
    GitHub Repo: https://github.com/staqjs/staq
    Blog: http://blog.staqjs.com/

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      you have a price tag on your demo, sorry.

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        That is just to show how users of the tool can add subscription billing to their product. The library is 100% free and open source.

        If you have a suggestion about how to make that more clear I'm interested to hear what you think.

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          As you can see, the library is available for download on NPM. No purchase necessary.

          https://www.npmjs.com/settings/staqjs/packages

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          probably, that has thrown away some possible users.
          Just put underneath, for demo purposes.

          and you are in. This Tuesday. https://unicornsfeed.substack.com/

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            Great! I updated the demo site to include a disclaimer near the pricing section.

            And I subscribed to your newsletter! Looking forward to Tuesday :)

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    Is an "advanced" theme for Publish (the Swift static site generator) https://github.com/sowenjub/CasperishTheme the kind of thing you might be looking for? It's a great way to quickly setup a blog.

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      are you the one that made the template or do you guys have something in common?

      https://www.tailwindtoolbox.com/templates/ghostwind-home

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        I wrote the Swift theme for Publish that generates a site similar to Ghost Casper.
        To write the HTML structure, I used Ghostwind as a starting point and modified/improved it in some places. It is published under the MIT license.

        Is the way I credit them not enough? I’ll ping them. (Edit: done and all clear!).

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    https://conferfly.com

    Conferfly is a free conference room tool that lets you join calls on Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, and more from your conference room with a single click. Full integration Microsoft 365/ G-Suite room calendars, with auto-update, plus customizable rooms, security features and quick setup.

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      please, I put up a huge image saying do not spam with paid products, and you go and do it.

      sometimes, is not worth it backlinking...

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        my bad, it's really free, we don't charge for it now
        Thanks, Micheal

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            they all free now, we still updating the frontend to reflect that

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    Here is my tool for creating photo stories. It is open-source on GitHub and completely free!

    https://github.com/haltakov/simple-photo-gallery

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      You are in bro. Loved, it. scheduled Tuesday 15th here https://unicornsfeed.substack.com/
      Thanks a lot.

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        Cool, thanks a lot! This is a hobby project and something I built, because I needed it myself. I'll be happy if more people use it.

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    Baserow - open source online database and Airtable alternative https://baserow.io

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      you have a price a tag, sorry.

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    https://isoflow.io - A diagramming tool for cloud infrastructures

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      Hey Mark, I just realized that it was already featured on this issue https://unicornsfeed.substack.com/p/issue-n16

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    I'm making an open source todo list + calendar app at https://getartemis.app. I'm still working on it though, I just have an email list for now, does that matter?

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      yes, because is not usable, and i don't know what it is. sorry, maybe in the future if you are still around. Just hit me up.

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    Hi Michael,
    I'm working on Moufette. a feedback tool but I'm pivoting to behavior analysis

    1. 1

      is there a live demo or something?

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    EvenCart.co - Open Source Headless Hybrid multi-database eCommerce software

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      you have a pricing tag, sorry.

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        It's actually dual licensed. The source code is completely open source and FREE under GPLv3.

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          that comment shouldn't have gone to you actually...I think it got messed up. You will be featured next Tuesday 15.

          colorsandfonts.substack.com

  21. 1

    Hello! I'm open sourcing the netcoresaas.com frontend later today (live demo on vue.netcoresaas.com). It is a boilerplate for SaaS apps, built with VueJS, TypeScript and TailwindCSS. It has Marketing, Admin and App pages, its multi-theme, multi-language, multi-organization, and more. You can checkout the repository (when its public).

    GitHub repository: https://github.com/netcoresaas/frontend-vuejs-tailwindcss

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      you have a pricing tag, sorry.

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        No problem. However the open source is free for commercial use, the pricing tag is for those who want the .NET Core backend, if they don’t they could implement any backend they want.

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          i completely understand, but on the repository, you have a link to a paid product.

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    https://openstartup.dev A collection of open startups with their metrics

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      You have been skimming right?
      Read the text completely please.

  23. 1

    Hi,

    I wrote The Python Guide For Beginners.

    A series of articles for you to learn the core of the language in a matter of hours (instead of weeks).

    It follows the 80/20 rule: learn in 20% of the time the 80% of a topic.

    https://renanmf.com/the-python-guide-for-beginners/

    There is also a free PDF version:

    https://renanmf.com/python-guide-beginners/

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      sorry, you have a link to a paid product.

  24. 1

    Hi Michael, I'm not sure if this is entirely applicable, but I'm creating a task management suite (currently focused around desktop power users). The app features custom project organization and management, customized issue tracking, a calendar view, a kanban view, and an embed resources manager.

    https://centercontrol.io

    The app is completely free, there's no subscriptions, ads, or anything of the like.

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      yes is a suitable one mate. You are in on Tuesday 15th here https://unicornsfeed.substack.com/

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        Sweet, thanks Michael. Looking forward to the upcoming newsletter releases!

  25. 1

    Hey! I'm working on a javascript widget that makes easy to integrate WhatsApp communication with your customers, here's the link!

    https://github.com/mascarell/whatswidget

    Also subscribed to the newsletter, keep up the good work!

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      this is actually really cool. I am probably going to use it somewhere.

      Are you subscribed? really cool hope you like it. you are going to be featured this Tuesday 8.

      Thanks a lot.

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        Thanks Michael!

        Glad you liked it, I'll try to add a couple more small features before Tuesday :)

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    I released last month a GraphQL API for WordPress, fully open source: https://github.com/GraphQLAPI/graphql-api-for-wp

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        This is the demo for playing with GraphQL:

        If you want to play with the plugin inside the wp-admin, no, I don't have a demo for that, so you'd have to download the plugin and install it on some demo WordPress site.

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          you are in, this Tuesday.

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