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3 Good quality apps for windows to make your computer seems modern

kimlimjustin profile image Justin Maximillian Kimlim ・2 min read

Are you bored with the layout of windows apps? Try to make your computer modern with these three open-source applications!

Before going through, here's a video of these three applications:

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  1. Files Files

Files is a file manager which leverages the latest features of the Windows platform including Fluent Design, seamless updates, and APIs which enable the performance and lifecycle behavior that users expect. Whether you want to simplify your experience with your files or try something new, Files is a one-stop solution for exploring your files on the fly.

In short, Files is a modern file explorer that pushes the boundaries of the platform.

Documentation site: https://files-community.github.io/
GitHub link: https://github.com/files-community/Files
Get it from Microsoft Store: https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9NGHP3DX8HDX

  1. Modern Flyout Modern Flyout) Modern Flyout is an open-source, modern, and Fluent Design-based replacement for the old Metro-themed flyouts present in Windows 10. This application aims to provide a Fluent Design System based replacement for the old, built-in, Metro Design based Audio/Airplane mode/Brightness flyouts present in Windows.

Documentation site: https://modernflyouts-community.github.io/
GitHub link: https://github.com/ModernFlyouts-Community/ModernFlyouts
Get it from Microsoft Store: https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9MT60QV066RP?ocid=badge

  1. Lively Wallpaper wallpaper_video

Lively is a Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) for animated desktop wallpapers. Lively turn Video & GIF Files, Emulators, HTML, Web address & Shaders, Games into Windows desktop wallpaper or screensavers; Wallpapers will completely pause playback( 0% cpu & gpu usage) when fullscreen application/games are running.

Documentation site: https://rocksdanister.github.io/lively/
GitHub link: https://github.com/rocksdanister/lively
Get it from Microsoft Store: https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9NTM2QC6QWS7?cid=storebadge&ocid=badge

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Mikey

Don't forget Rainmeter and Notepads!

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Sebastian

I have had a look at Files. It looks nice and clean, yet shows a lot of lagging when it comes to navigation and operation. Still, worth another shot in a year or two.

BTW, your numbering is off 😜

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Justin Maximillian Kimlim Author

Thanks for your comment, yes, FIles got a bunch of bugs but I'm sure that it would be as good as the File Explorer. And actually, the numbering is off due to the markdown syntax (I actually put 2. and 3. but the markdown decided to let it become 1) xd.

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Sebastian

Thanks, Justin, for this post. And yeah, Markdown can be a pain sometimes ;)