My List of Static, Unhosted FOSS Web Apps

I have a set of static web apps that I like. They have no backend or server-side components. Some of them have a piece of storage; for example, they can store the data back to the user's CouchDB, browser's localStorage, URL, or remoteStorage. They all run in the browser. They are also called Unhosted apps.

Also known as "serverless", "client-side", or "static" web apps, unhosted web apps do not send your user data to their server. Either you connect your own server at runtime, or your data stays within the browser.

unhosted web apps

Some examples are below, but my collection has 35+ apps.

  1. Cyber Chef - The Cyber Swiss Army Knife - a web app for encryption, encoding, compression and data analysis
  2. NoteSelf - Wiki based on TiddlyWiki, which can sync to a given CouchDB
  3. Tic80 - A fantasy computer
  4. YasGUI - a SPARQL client

Various people and teams have written them as FOSS projects; I have collected them together and have hosted them on Github pages as a collection. They can run locally as well. You can see the collection here on GitHub. I have left the README files of each project as they are. So you can go back to the source, check the license, etc. Let me know if I need to include any similar FOSS app you think is useful. I will add them. Also, if I still need to credit someone, in case I have missed someone. Please create an issue. I will do that. 

There is an index of all the apps. I am making that Index page better, but you can access the apps from that page. 

You can use it from my URL or deploy it on your static web server. You can also run locally by downloading the whole repo and starting a Python HTTP server.

git clone
cd apps
python3 -m http.server

Here is the repo. And here is the URL - that you can bookmark if you want to use my deployed version. But I suggest you to host your own version internally and use it.

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1 Response

  1. Daniel Rodríguez Rivero says:

    Glad to see there is people still using NoteSelf, I thought I was the only one