Welcome to The 7th Annual StackShare Awards! 🎉 (Check out the 2019 awards if you missed them).
This year we analyzed over eight million data points shared by you- the StackShare community- to bring you these rankings 🔥
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And now, what you've all been waiting for... here are the categories for the winners of the StackShare Top Tools Awards 2020:
As always, this is our biggest undertaking of every year- we comb through our enormous data set to find the good stuff- the best tools that you should know about, try out, or already be using. We aggregated usage from 300K+ tech stacks , over 3.2M follows , and millions more developer comments, reviews, and votes (more on methodology below) . Let’s dive in!
We'd be lying if we said this one wasn't a surprise to us. The fact that everyone went into lockdown across the globe due to COVID-19, meant that remote work tools were hot in 2020 🔥 We saw a massive uptick in traffic to Stackups (comparisons) for Zoom, Google Meet, Discord, and tons of other tools that people were researching to make working from home easier. Yet amidst all of this, 2020 may actually go down as the year of the freelancer, thanks to Simple's creator Rasmus Myhrberg, a Swedish designer and founder.
Fortunately, software developers and engineers all over the world were able to not only keep working during the lockdown but many ended up working even more. With everyone working outside of the office, it probably shouldn't be a big surprise that a tool to make sure you keep track of your work time is number one. Simple is exactly what it sounds like: a dead simple way to track tasks and how long you're spending on them. Simple syncs in real-time across your devices: mobile, desktop, and tablet. Give it a try if you want to see what all the excitement is about. Head over to Simple's website to learn more.
» Follow Simple | » Tell developers why you chose Simple
We call the right person on your team when your site goes down.
» Better Uptime's profile | » Better Uptime's website
Node library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API (By Microsoft)
» Playwright's profile | » Playwright's website
GNU end-to-end encrypted alternative to Zoom and Jitsi
» Jami's profile | » Jami's website
No code mobile app builder like Bubble with faster drag/drop
» Gappsy's profile | » Gappsy's website
Open-source crisis management framework (By Netflix)
» Netflix Dispatch's profile | » Netflix Dispatch's website
Modular and accessible UI components for React apps
» Chakra UI's profile | » Chakra UI's website
Streamlined issue tracking for software teams
» Linear's profile | » Linear's website
Open-source IDE to control your Kubernetes clusters
» Lens's profile | » Lens's website
Easily build, manage, and deploy bots with a no-code interface
» Power Virtual Agents's profile | » Power Virtual Agents's website
Build web and mobile apps without writing code
» Amazon Honeycode's profile | » Amazon Honeycode's website
Always ready to code - spin up fresh, automated dev environments for each task, in the cloud, in seconds.
» Gitpod's profile | » Gitpod's website
Open source video conferencing apps for iOS, Android and web (By Twilio)
» Twilio Video App's profile | » Twilio Video App's website
The open source Firebase alternative
» Follow Supabase | » See recent tech decisions about Supabase
Open source identity and access management
» WSO2 Identity Server's profile | » WSO2 Identity Server's website
Tables helps teams easily track & automate tasks (by Google)
» Tables's profile | » Tables's website
Build your own PaaS in just a few minutes
» CapRover's profile | » CapRover's website
Cutting Edge WebRTC Video Conferencing
» Mediasoup's profile | » Mediasoup's website
Open-source software for video recording and live streaming
» OBS Studio's profile | » OBS Studio's website
Online Proofing Software for Agencies and Brands
» Ziflow's profile | » Ziflow's website
Secure storage for your passwords & personal information
» Passwarden's profile | » Passwarden's website
Free/Libre Open Source Software Binaries of VSCode
» VSCodium's profile | » VSCodium's website
Open-source product analytics for developers
» PostHog's profile | » PostHog's website
APIs for enterprise features like SSO/SAML
» WorkOS's profile | » WorkOS's website
Airtable for your product’s actual database
» Follow BaseDash | » See recent tech decisions about BaseDash
Your path to advanced deep learning (By Google Brain)
» Trax's profile | » Trax's website
The adaptive interface system for modern web experiences
» Microsoft Fast Design's profile | » Microsoft Fast Design's website
Peer-to-Peer Databases for the Decentralized Web
» OrbitDB's profile | » OrbitDB's website
Build third-party application APIs without backend
» NoCodeAPI's profile | » NoCodeAPI's website
Run local Kubernetes clusters using Docker
» Kind's profile | » Kind's website
Fast, scalable, serverless time series database
» Amazon Timestream's profile | » Amazon Timestream's website
Open source Firebase alternative with GraphQL
» Nhost's profile | » Nhost's website
Free chart maker & visual exploration for spreadsheet data
» Explore's profile | » Explore's website
Secure, fully featured, and completely free video conferencing
» Jitsi Meet's profile | » Jitsi Meet's website
The Type-safe Web Framework for Builders
» IHP's profile | » IHP's website
Build, share & run developer workflows in the CLI + Slack
» CTO.ai's profile | » CTO.ai's website
Video chat, messaging, white board, doc editing and more
» Apache OpenMeetings's profile | » Apache OpenMeetings's website
Ready-to-use OCR with 40 languages
» EasyOCR's profile | » EasyOCR's website
» Redwood's profile | » Redwood's website
Localize your digital product while you sleep
» Localazy's profile | » Localazy's website
The fastest open source time series database
» QuestDB's profile | » QuestDB's website
A note-taking tool for networked thought
» Roam Research's profile | » Roam Research's website
Chrome Dev Tools but for Serverless
» Serverless-Dev-Tools's profile | » Serverless-Dev-Tools's website
Open source framework to build powerful custom internal apps
» Appsmith's profile | » Appsmith's website
Never lose your OTP tokens again
» Monotp's profile | » Monotp's website
The CDP for developers
» Rudderstack's profile | » Rudderstack's website
Register your company In The U.S globally
» Blook's profile | » Blook's website
CI/CD for Machine Learning Projects
» Continuous Machine Learning's profile | » Continuous Machine Learning's website
React editor for busy developers
» Material-UI Builder's profile | » Material-UI Builder's website
Enterprise-class web analytics.
» Follow Google Analytics | » See recent tech decisions about Google Analytics
Powerful, self-serve product analytics to help you convert, engage, and retain more users
» Follow Mixpanel | » See recent tech decisions about Mixpanel
A single hub to collect, translate and send your data with the flip of a switch.
» Follow Segment | » See recent tech decisions about Segment
Experimentation platform for marketing, product, and engineering teams, with feature flags and personalization
» Follow Optimizely | » See recent tech decisions about Optimizely
User analytics to fuel explosive user growth
» Follow Amplitude | » See recent tech decisions about Amplitude
Scalable, pay-as-you-go compute capacity in the cloud
» Follow Amazon EC2 | » See recent tech decisions about Amazon EC2
The Realtime App Platform
» Follow Firebase | » See recent tech decisions about Firebase
Build, deliver, monitor and scale web apps and APIs with a trail blazing developer experience.
» Follow Heroku | » See recent tech decisions about Heroku
Automatically run code in response to modifications to objects in Amazon S3 buckets, messages in Kinesis streams, or updates in DynamoDB
» Follow AWS Lambda | » See recent tech decisions about AWS Lambda
Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
» Follow Microsoft Azure | » See recent tech decisions about Microsoft Azure
A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
» Follow NGINX | » See recent tech decisions about NGINX
Open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows
» Follow Apache HTTP Server | » See recent tech decisions about Apache HTTP Server
An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
» Follow Apache Tomcat | » See recent tech decisions about Apache Tomcat
A web server for Microsoft Windows
» Follow Microsoft IIS | » See recent tech decisions about Microsoft IIS
A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX
» Follow Gunicorn | » See recent tech decisions about Gunicorn
Only complete API development environment
» Follow Postman | » See recent tech decisions about Postman
Open Source, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine
» Follow Elasticsearch | » See recent tech decisions about Elasticsearch
Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery
» Follow Google Maps | » See recent tech decisions about Google Maps
Public webpages freely hosted and easily published.
» Follow GitHub Pages | » See recent tech decisions about GitHub Pages
A highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service.
» Follow Amazon Route 53 | » See recent tech decisions about Amazon Route 53
A safe place for all your files
» Follow Google Drive | » See recent tech decisions about Google Drive
The Web Performance & Security Company.
» Follow CloudFlare | » See recent tech decisions about CloudFlare
Build the power of Dropbox into your apps
» Follow Dropbox | » See recent tech decisions about Dropbox
Content delivery with low latency and high data transfer speeds
» Follow Amazon CloudFront | » See recent tech decisions about Amazon CloudFront
We're redefining content delivery.
» Follow Fastly | » See recent tech decisions about Fastly
A free web-based e-mail service
» Follow Gmail | » See recent tech decisions about Gmail
Create and edit spreadsheets online, for free
» Follow Google Sheets | » See recent tech decisions about Google Sheets
A spreadsheet program included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications
» Follow Microsoft Excel | » See recent tech decisions about Microsoft Excel
Beautiful accounting software - online, simple, smart & magical.
» Xero's profile | » Xero's website
Track expenses, customise invoices, run reports and more, all from one place
» Follow QuickBooks | » See recent tech decisions about QuickBooks
Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects
» Follow GitHub | » See recent tech decisions about GitHub
Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation.
» Follow Docker | » See recent tech decisions about Docker
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
» Follow Visual Studio Code | » See recent tech decisions about Visual Studio Code
» Follow npm | » See recent tech decisions about npm
An extendable open source continuous integration server
» Follow Jenkins | » See recent tech decisions about Jenkins
Bring all your communication together in one place
» Follow Slack | » See recent tech decisions about Slack
The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software.
» Follow Jira | » See recent tech decisions about Jira
Your entire project, in a single glance
» Follow Trello | » See recent tech decisions about Trello
One place to share, find, and collaborate on information
» Follow Confluence | » See recent tech decisions about Confluence
Collaboration and productivity apps for Business
» Follow G Suite | » See recent tech decisions about G Suite
Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications.
» Follow Twilio | » See recent tech decisions about Twilio
Bulk and transactional email-sending service.
» Follow Amazon SES | » See recent tech decisions about Amazon SES
Email Delivery. Simplified.
» Follow Twilio SendGrid | » See recent tech decisions about Twilio SendGrid
The Email Service for Developers.
» Follow Mailgun | » See recent tech decisions about Mailgun
Send transactional, triggered, and personalized email, then track results.
» Follow Mandrill | » See recent tech decisions about Mandrill
The world's most popular open source database
» Follow MySQL | » See recent tech decisions about MySQL
The database for giant ideas
» Follow MongoDB | » See recent tech decisions about MongoDB
A powerful, open source object-relational database system
» Follow PostgreSQL | » See recent tech decisions about PostgreSQL
Open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store
» Follow Redis | » See recent tech decisions about Redis
Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
» Follow Amazon S3 | » See recent tech decisions about Amazon S3
Prototyping & Collaboration For Design Teams
» Follow InVision | » See recent tech decisions about InVision
The collaborative interface design tool.
» Follow Figma | » See recent tech decisions about Figma
The industry standard in design, photography, video editing & more
» Follow Adobe Photoshop | » See recent tech decisions about Adobe Photoshop
UX/UI design and collaboration tool
» Follow Adobe XD | » See recent tech decisions about Adobe XD
Professional Digital Design for Mac
» Follow Sketch | » See recent tech decisions about Sketch
Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
A clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.
» Follow Python | » See recent tech decisions about Python
» Follow Node.js | » See recent tech decisions about Node.js
» Follow TypeScript | » See recent tech decisions about TypeScript
A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible
» Follow Java | » See recent tech decisions about Java
» Follow React | » See recent tech decisions about React
A progressive framework for building user interfaces
» Follow Vue.js | » See recent tech decisions about Vue.js
» Follow jQuery | » See recent tech decisions about jQuery
» Follow Redux | » See recent tech decisions about Redux
» Follow jQuery UI | » See recent tech decisions about jQuery UI
The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines
» Follow Django | » See recent tech decisions about Django
Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss
» Follow Spring Boot | » See recent tech decisions about Spring Boot
A PHP Framework For Web Artisans
» Follow Laravel | » See recent tech decisions about Laravel
Web development that doesn't hurt
» Follow Rails | » See recent tech decisions about Rails
A PHP full-stack web framework
» Follow Symfony | » See recent tech decisions about Symfony
A framework for building native apps with React
» Follow React Native | » See recent tech decisions about React Native
An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
» Follow Android SDK | » See recent tech decisions about Android SDK
An innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.
» Follow Swift | » See recent tech decisions about Swift
Cross-platform mobile framework from Google
» Follow Flutter | » See recent tech decisions about Flutter
» Follow Kotlin | » See recent tech decisions about Kotlin
Visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack
» Follow Kibana | » See recent tech decisions about Kibana
Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
» Follow Grafana | » See recent tech decisions about Grafana
Collect, Parse, & Enrich Data
» Follow Logstash | » See recent tech decisions about Logstash
Monitor AWS resources and custom metrics generated by your applications and services
» Follow Amazon CloudWatch | » See recent tech decisions about Amazon CloudWatch
See performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize code health.
» Follow Sentry | » See recent tech decisions about Sentry
Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account
» Follow PayPal | » See recent tech decisions about PayPal
Payments for developers
» Follow Stripe | » See recent tech decisions about Stripe
Accept payments in your app or website today
» Follow Braintree | » See recent tech decisions about Braintree
An incredibly easy method for websites to send and receive bitcoin payments
» Blockchain 's profile | » Blockchain 's website
One integration allows businesses to accept 250 payment methods, from wherever people pay
» Follow Adyen | » See recent tech decisions about Adyen
A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
» Follow WordPress | » See recent tech decisions about WordPress
Easy email newsletters
» Follow Mailchimp | » See recent tech decisions about Mailchimp
A program that allows bloggers and website owners to make money by displaying Google ads
» Google AdSense's profile | » Google AdSense's website
All the software you need to do inbound marketing.
» Follow HubSpot | » See recent tech decisions about HubSpot
The leading cloud-based customer service software solution.
» Follow Zendesk | » See recent tech decisions about Zendesk
As we say every year, these rankings are brought to you, by YOU. The StackShare community makes these awards possible by sharing not only what you're using, but more importantly, why you chose your stack. This year we launched our most exciting collaboration feature yet: Stack Advice , an easy way to get and give advice on specific tech stack decisions. Stack Advice is a new way for you to connect with a growing community of well over half a million developers to get help making important technology decisions.
So for this year's awards we wanted to recognize the community members that chose to give their fellow developers advice in their time of need, on all sorts of important tech stack decisions. In just 6 months, you and the rest of the community have participated in over 3,000 discussions via Stack Advice 🎉
While there are thousands of developers that contributed in a major way to all this awesome stack advising- the 15 below deserve special recognition for being willing to take so much time out of their days, just to help someone out.
Thank you to everyone who asked for advice and to everyone who chimed in with their recommendations! You can click each developer's link below to see all the Decisions and advice they shared!
For tool rankings, scores are calculated using a combination of # of stacks a tool was added to, number of votes for one-liners contributed by the community, # of follows, and profile views for the year. New Tool rankings were chosen from tools that were created and added to StackShare in 2020 with follows weighing more than other metrics since new tools don’t just enter stacks overnight.
As usual, we removed Git from the rankings in the DevOps rankings since many developers don't list it in their stack (and instead only list Git collaboration platforms like GitHub).
If you have any questions about the rankings, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!