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A SimpleExplorer Built With ElectronJs, ReactJs,and Typescript

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I promise to say the truth and nothing but the truth.

Here it comes.... the truth...Drum rolls.

I have been busy

I have been busy

Yeah, that is the truth , I said it. I am free.

It doesn't look like something I should be scared to say but then, I believe I should not be too busy to finish a project I started.

Anyways, it happened. I started a project and left it unfinished.

This is not an article about the love and hate relationship most developers have with electron apps. It is more about a Simple File Explorer App I created with Electronjs. I have been on it for a while and I hope someone might just tell me what he or she thinks about it.

Here are some details about it:

Github REPO: Simple Explorer

  • It is an ElectronJs App
  • It is meant to be a File Explorer for PCs/Macs
  • It has a bundle of features like file preview for some media content types
  • It can read Code files and preview it with good indenting, all thanks to some wonderful react libraries.
  • The architecture of the app was cannibalized from the Museeks App, meaning I downloaded Museeks Source Code, removed the core codebase while leaving the file structure and configuration behind, then I added my own codes to make SimpleExplorer.

Why did I Cannibalize Museeks?

  • Museeks as a project was too attractive. It was architectured for Typescript & React usage. What else can be more wonderful?

What do I need from you?

  • Tell me what you think
  • Adopt this project as yours
  • Contribute to it
  • Be a friend.

Thanks for taking your time to read. Expecting your response.

Discussion (1)

seanmclem profile image

I've always wanted to delve into something like this with electron. Definitely going to. As soon as I'm not busy...