8 Open-source Projects to Help Your Business Run Efficiently by@itsrakesh

8 Open-source Projects to Help Your Business Run Efficiently

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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 open-source projects worth using. You may find that some of these projects could help you completely replace your paid software 👀.


1. Chatwoot

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, 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 are available for Slack, WordPress, Dialogflow and Rasa

2. Amplication

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 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


3. Docz

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


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, it can make your 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

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

6. BackdropCMS

BackdropCMS

BackdropCMS


Backdrop is a free and open-source Content Management System built on top of Drupal. Build highly customizable websites for free. With 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


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

NocoDB


NocoDB 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.

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