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Justin Maximillian Kimlim
Justin Maximillian Kimlim

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

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. Xplorer Xplorer win

Xplorer is a file explorer built from ground-up to be fully customizable and without customization, it also looks modern!
It is cross-platform, built using Electron Technology that allowed our File Explorer to be run not only in Windows, but also Linux and MacOS alike.
It also allowed file preview directly inside it, not only pictures or documents, but also videos!

So to summary, Xplorer's features contain:

  • Looks modern
  • Easy to use
  • Cross-platform
  • File Preview, even videos!
  • Most importantly, FOSS, Free and Open Source, which mean you can change components inside if you see fit

Documentation site: https://xplorer.vercel.app
GitHub link: https://github.com/kimlimjustin/xplorer

  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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terabyte.

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 ;)

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