40+ of the best open-source tools to build your startup

Jul 2, 2024
In this post, we'll explore some of the best open source projects available that can help startups get up and running in no time.

Open source CMS & web tools 🌏

  • Builder - Drag and drop page builder and CMS.
  • Plasmic - The headless page builder for singe-page frameworks.
  • Directus - Open Data Platform for instantly turning any SQL database into an API and beautiful no-code app.
  • Webiny - Enterprise serverless CMS.
  • Hoppscotch - API development ecosystem to help create requests faster, saving precious time on development.
  • Keycloak - User authentication and session management framework.
  • Appwrite - Backend server with REST APIs to manage core backend needs.
  • Supabase - The alternative to Firebase to create a backend in two minutes.
  • Nextcloud - Self-hosted productivity platform solution.
  • Medusa - The open source alternative to Shopify to build an ecommerce store in a few minutes.

Infrastructure, analytics & observability 📊

  • Netbox - Infrastructure resource modeling application designed to empower network automation.
  • Signoz - Open-source APM to monitor applications & troubleshoot problems.
  • Grafana - Open source analytics & monitoring solution for every database.
  • Sentry - Application monitoring and error tracking software.
  • Plausible - Analytics tool you can use to check web traffic. It is a simple, lightweight and privacy-friendly Google Analytics alternative.
  • Preset - Modern BI platform powered by Apache Superset.
  • Matomo - Google Analytics alternative that protects your data and your customers' privacy.
  • PostHog - Product analytics platform.
  • Prometheus - Monitoring system with a dimensional data model, flexible query language, efficient time series database and modern alerting approach.
  • Pulumi - Infrastructure as Code SDK to create and deploy cloud software that use containers, serverless functions, hosted services, and infrastructure, on any cloud.

Customer engagement and data platform 📈

  • Odoo - Business apps that cover all your company needs: CRM, eCommerce, accounting, inventory, point of sale, project management, etc.
  • Rudderstack - All your customer data pipelines in one platform.
  • Jitsu - Fully-scriptable data ingestion engine for modern data teams.

Cybersecurity 🛡

  • CloudQuery - Assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your cloud assets.
  • CrowdSec - Collaborative IPS able to analyze visitor behavior and to provide an adapted response to all kinds of attacks.
  • Firezone - VPN Server & Firewall for teams.
  • Gravitl - WireGuard virtual networking platform (VPN).
  • Nikto - Web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items.
  • Wireshark - network protocol analyzer to see what's happening on your network at a microscopic level.

Design, product management & tooling 🛠

  • Budibase - Low-code platform for internal tools.
  • Gimp - A powerful open source photo and image editing tool.
  • Jitsi - Video conferences platform and SDK.
  • BigBluebutton - Virtual classroom software that can be used for remote meeting or events.
  • OpenProject - Project management software. Efficient classic, agile or hybrid project management in a secure environment.
  • Focalboard - Alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana - helps software development team stay aligned to complete tasks, reach milestones, and achieve goals.
  • Mattermost - secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.
  • Renovate - Get automated Pull Requests to update your dependencies.
  • Gitlab - end-to-end software development platform with built-in version control, issue tracking, code review and CI/CD.
  • Taiga.io - Easy and intuitive open source project management software for agile teams. Kanban or scrum.
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