A cool new progress bar for python!

rsalmei profile image Rogério Sampaio de Almeida ・1 min read


I'm the author of alive-progress, a new kind of Progress Bar for python like you've never seen, with real time throughput, eta and very cool animations!

It's also very easy to use and feature-packed, take a look!


There's a plethora of builtin spinner styles to choose from!


And you can easily create your own, there's builtin support for several special effects like frames, scrolling, bouncing, delayed and compound spinners! Get creative!

Also bar styles!


To install, just:

$ pip install alive-progress

That's it, you're good to go!

More details in alive-progress, enjoy!

Kind Regards,

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Rogério Sampaio de Almeida


A Python aficionado, perfectionist and curious about the art of computer programming in general.


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This look sick! for years I have used tqdm. recently I stole the source of pipx for a couple of small projects. I really like its dancing dot animation and the context manager approach. Your ascii animations are killer! I will definitely be using this one.


Thank you man! Appreciated!
Yeah, the context manager approach is not only visually good, but also useful! It allows you to call bar() just when you want, not necessarily in all iterations! So you can count at the same time the total and "broken" items, or "ok" items, so at the end you nicely get a receipt of "4800/5000", giving you more information than tqdm ever could.


Wow this looks so cool, thanks for sharing !


Now this is a keeper. Well done!