The Top 100+ Developer Tools 2023


Welcome back to the Annual StackShare Awards! 🎊 (Check out last year's awards here).

This year we analyzed well over 12 million data points shared by you- the StackShare community- to bring you these rankings 📈

There's well over 100 tools in this list so make sure to bookmark this so you can come back to it later 📌

ICYMI: in 2023 we announced the release of The Tech Stack File - the universal standard for tech stack data. techstack.yml is a single file that lists the entire tech stack of a Git repo, with metadata about each technology. You can read more about it in the announcement and in the press release. Try out the free Stack File GitHub App today!

We also released over 40 new StackShare Enterprise features! Including tons of API improvements and new endpoints, Tech Radar visualization (pictured below), additional report filters, profile updates, dashboard improvements, new multi-org features, tons of new package manager support, and more!

Check out the full list of new enterprise features here.

And now, the winners of the StackShare Top Tools Awards 2023:

As usual, this is our biggest undertaking of the year- we comb through a massive data set to find the best tools that you should know about, try out, or should already be using. We aggregated usage from 1M+ tech stacks , over 10M+ follows , and tons more developer comments, reviews, and votes (more on methodology below) . Let’s dive in!

New Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: LangChain

2023 was the year of AI in developer tools land. Week after week we saw new language models, LLM tooling, and data solutions being released. Amongst the thousands of tools that were introduced in 2023, there was one that emerged as the dominant building block for AI: LangChain. While it technically debuted in 2022, it took off last year as developers tried to keep up with all the new models and the changes to those models. LangChain became so popular largely because it was viewed as a wrapper around all the most popular LLMs, making it easier for your application to utilize more than one model and also keep up with changes more easily. While there are pros and cons to that approach, it's clear that LangChain struck a chord with the developer community. Congratulations to the entire LangChain team on building an incredibly valuable open source framework and now an entire community. LangChain has an MIT license and has over 75K stars on GitHub. Head over to LangChain's website to learn more.

» Follow LangChain | » Learn more about LangChain

#2: Autobackend

No Code Platforms

Create an AI-generated backend with just a few sentences

» Autobackend's profile | » Autobackend's website

#3: shadcn UI

UI Components

Beautifully designed components built with Radix UI and Tailwind CSS

» shadcn UI's profile | » shadcn UI's website

#4: Vercel AI SDK

Large Language Model Tools

An interoperable, streaming-enabled, edge-ready software development kit for AI apps

» Vercel AI SDK's profile | » Vercel AI SDK's website

#5: tRPC

API Tools

Build fully typesafe APIs without code generation or schemas

» tRPC's profile | » tRPC's website

#6: Auto-GPT

GPT Tools

An experimental open-source attempt to make GPT-4 fully autonomous

» Auto-GPT's profile | » Auto-GPT's website

#7: FauxPilot

Code Automation Tools

An open-source GitHub Copilot server

» FauxPilot's profile | » FauxPilot's website

#8: Pinecone

Search as a Service

Build high-performance vector search applications

» Pinecone's profile | » Pinecone's website

#9: Watermelon

Code Review

GPT-powered code contextualizer

» Watermelon's profile | » Watermelon's website

#10: privateGPT

GPT Tools

Interact privately with your documents using the power of GPT, 100% privately, no data leaks

» privateGPT's profile | » privateGPT's website

#11: Writeout.ai

Translation Service

Transcribe and translate any audio files

» Writeout.ai's profile | » Writeout.ai's website

#12: AI Commits

Git Tools

A CLI that writes your commit messages for you

» AI Commits's profile | » AI Commits's website

#13: Cody AI

AI Programming Assistant

The AI that knows your entire codebase (By Sourcegraph)

» Cody AI's profile | » Cody AI's website

#14: PentestGPT

Penetration Testing Tools

A GPT-empowered penetration testing tool

» PentestGPT's profile | » PentestGPT's website

#15: Chroma

Large Language Model Tools

The AI-native open-source embedding database

» Chroma's profile | » Chroma's website

#16: Chart-GPT

GPT Tools

Text to beautiful charts within seconds

» Chart-GPT's profile | » Chart-GPT's website

#18: Chat Thing

GPT Tools

Custom ChatGPT bots using your data

» Chat Thing's profile | » Chat Thing's website

#19: SupportGPT

ChatGPT Tools

Generative AI for customer support automation

» SupportGPT's profile | » SupportGPT's website

#20: Sweep

Tools for GitHub

Open-source AI-powered junior developer

» Sweep's profile | » Sweep's website

#21: LlamaIndex

Large Language Model Tools

A central interface to connect your LLMs with external data

» LlamaIndex's profile | » LlamaIndex's website

#22: Flowise

Large Language Model Tools

Drag and drop UI to build your customized LLM flow using LangchainJS

» Flowise's profile | » Flowise's website

#23: LLM

Large Language Model Tools

A Rust Crate/CLI for CPU inference of LLMs

» LLM's profile | » LLM's website

#24: AlpineJS

Javascript UI Libraries

A lightweight JavaScript framework for building interactive web interfaces

» AlpineJS's profile | » AlpineJS's website

#25: Autolabel

Machine Learning Tools

Label, clean and enrich text datasets with LLMs

» Autolabel's profile | » Autolabel's website

New Tool of the Year: Runner-Up (2023)


#26: aider

GPT Tools

GPT powered coding in your terminal

» aider's profile | » aider's website

#27: Aikido Security

Code Review

Get an instant overview of all your code and cloud security issues

» Aikido Security's profile | » Aikido Security's website

#28: K8sGPT

Container Tools

Giving Kubernetes SRE superpowers to everyone

» K8sGPT's profile | » K8sGPT's website

#29: SQL Chat

Database Tools

Chat-based SQL client for the next decade

» SQL Chat's profile | » SQL Chat's website

#30: Stable Diffusion

Text To Image LLM

A latent text-to-image diffusion model

» Stable Diffusion's profile | » Stable Diffusion's website

#31: GPT Engineer

GPT Tools

Platform for devs to tinker with AI programming tools

» GPT Engineer's profile | » GPT Engineer's website

#32: Dagster

Analytics Integrator

An orchestration platform for the development, production, and observation of data assets

» Dagster's profile | » Dagster's website

#33: Buildt

Code Search

Search, understand and augment your codebase in seconds using AI

» Buildt's profile | » Buildt's website

#34: Antimetal

Cloud Monitoring

Use AI to save up to 75% on your AWS bill

» Antimetal's profile | » Antimetal's website

#35: LLaMA

Large Language Models

A foundational, 65-billion-parameter large language model (By Facebook)

» LLaMA's profile | » LLaMA's website

#36: FinGPT

Large Language Models

Open-source Large Language Model for Finance

» FinGPT's profile | » FinGPT's website

#37: Anvil Platform

Document Signature

An end-to-end document management platform for PDF-heavy businesses

» Anvil Platform's profile | » Anvil Platform's website

#38: Quivr

Knowledge Management

Your second brain, empowered by Generative AI

» Quivr's profile | » Quivr's website

#39: Trigger.dev

Web Service Automation

The open source Background Jobs framework for Next.js

» Trigger.dev's profile | » Trigger.dev's website

#40: AgentGPT

GPT Tools

OSS to deploy autonomous AI Agents in the browser

» AgentGPT's profile | » AgentGPT's website

#41: Planar

Code Review

Add 10X features to GitHub code review

» Planar's profile | » Planar's website

#42: Neon Database

PostgreSQL as a Service

Serverless, fault-tolerant, branchable Postgres

» Neon Database's profile | » Neon Database's website

#43: Continue

Tools for Text Editors

The open-source autopilot for software development

» Continue's profile | » Continue's website

#44: Upstash

Redis Hosting

Serverless data for Redis® and Kafka®

» Upstash's profile | » Upstash's website

#45: LazyVim

Tools for Text Editors

Neovim config for the lazy

» LazyVim's profile | » LazyVim's website

#46: AnythingLLM

Large Language Model Tools

A full-stack personalized AI assistant

» AnythingLLM's profile | » AnythingLLM's website

#47: Tabby AI Assistant

AI Programming Assistant

A self-hosted GitHub Copilot

» Tabby AI Assistant's profile | » Tabby AI Assistant's website

#48: Automatisch

Web Service Automation

Open source workflow automation, an alternative to Zapier

» Automatisch's profile | » Automatisch's website

#49: Plane

Issue Tracking

Open-source alternative to Jira

» Plane's profile | » Plane's website

#50: OpenLLM

Large Language Model Tools

Fine-tune, serve, deploy, and monitor any LLMs with ease

» OpenLLM's profile | » OpenLLM's website

Analytics Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: Google Analytics

General Analytics

Enterprise-class web analytics.

» Google Analytics's profile | » Google Analytics's website

#2: Mixpanel

General Analytics

Powerful, self-serve product analytics to help you convert, engage, and retain more users

» Mixpanel's profile | » Mixpanel's website

#3: Google Tag Manager

Analytics Integrator

Quickly and easily update tags and code snippets on your website or mobile app

» Google Tag Manager's profile | » Google Tag Manager's website

#4: Segment

Analytics Integrator

A single hub to collect, translate and send your data with the flip of a switch.

» Segment's profile | » Segment's website

#5: Optimizely

A/B Testing Analytics

Experimentation platform for marketing, product, and engineering teams, with feature flags and personalization

» Optimizely's profile | » Optimizely's website

Application Hosting Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: Firebase

Realtime Backend / API

The Realtime App Platform

» Firebase's profile | » Firebase's website

#2: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Cloud Hosting

A comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform

» Amazon Web Services (AWS)'s profile | » Amazon Web Services (AWS)'s website

#3: Amazon EC2

Cloud Hosting

Scalable, pay-as-you-go compute capacity in the cloud

» Amazon EC2's profile | » Amazon EC2's website

#5: Microsoft Azure

Cloud Hosting

Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.

» Microsoft Azure's profile | » Microsoft Azure's website

Web Server of the Year (2023)


#1: NGINX

Web Servers

A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.

» NGINX's profile | » NGINX's website

#2: Apache Tomcat

Web Servers

An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies

» Apache Tomcat's profile | » Apache Tomcat's website

#3: Apache HTTP Server

Web Servers

Open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows

» Apache HTTP Server's profile | » Apache HTTP Server's website

#4: Microsoft IIS

Web Servers

A web server for Microsoft Windows

» Microsoft IIS's profile | » Microsoft IIS's website

#5: Gunicorn

Web Servers

A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

» Gunicorn's profile | » Gunicorn's website

Application Utility of the Year (2023)


#1: Postman

API Tools

Only complete API development environment

» Postman's profile | » Postman's website

#2: Google Maps

Mapping APIs

Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery

» Google Maps's profile | » Google Maps's website

#3: Elasticsearch

Search as a Service

Open Source, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine

» Elasticsearch's profile | » Elasticsearch's website

#4: GitHub Pages

Static Web Hosting

Public webpages freely hosted and easily published.

» GitHub Pages's profile | » GitHub Pages's website

#5: Shopify

Ecommerce

Quickly and easily create a beautiful online store with Shopify.

» Shopify's profile | » Shopify's website

Assets & Media Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: Google Drive

File Storage

A safe place for all your files

» Google Drive's profile | » Google Drive's website

#2: CloudFlare

Content Delivery Network

The Web Performance & Security Company.

» CloudFlare's profile | » CloudFlare's website

#3: Dropbox

File Storage

Build the power of Dropbox into your apps

» Dropbox's profile | » Dropbox's website

#4: Amazon CloudFront

Content Delivery Network

Content delivery with low latency and high data transfer speeds

» Amazon CloudFront's profile | » Amazon CloudFront's website

#5: Uploadcare

File Uploads

File uploads, media processing, and adaptive delivery for web and mobile

» Uploadcare's profile | » Uploadcare's website

Back Office Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: Gmail

Email Services

A free web-based e-mail service

» Gmail's profile | » Gmail's website

#2: Mailcheap

Email API

Dedicated email servers without any user/domain limits and complete API support for email administration

» Mailcheap's profile | » Mailcheap's website

#3: iRedMail

Email Services

Open Source Mail Server Solution

» iRedMail's profile | » iRedMail's website

#4: Google Sheets

Spreadsheets Online

Create and edit spreadsheets online, for free

» Google Sheets's profile | » Google Sheets's website

#5: Superhuman

Email Marketing

A blazingly fast Email client

» Superhuman's profile | » Superhuman's website

Build, Test, & Deploy Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: GitHub

Code Collaboration & Version Control

Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects

» GitHub's profile | » GitHub's website

#2: Visual Studio Code

Text Editor

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft

» Visual Studio Code's profile | » Visual Studio Code's website

#3: Docker

Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers

Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation.

» Docker's profile | » Docker's website

#4: npm

Front End Package Manager

The package manager for JavaScript.

» npm's profile | » npm's website

#5: GitHub Actions

Continuous Integration

Automate your workflow from idea to production

» GitHub Actions's profile | » GitHub Actions's website

Collaboration Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: Slack

Group Chat & Notifications

Bring all your communication together in one place

» Slack's profile | » Slack's website

#2: Jira

Issue Tracking

The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software.

» Jira's profile | » Jira's website

#3: Trello

Project Management

Your entire project, in a single glance

» Trello's profile | » Trello's website

#4: Confluence

Project Management

One place to share, find, and collaborate on information

» Confluence's profile | » Confluence's website

#5: Discord

Web and Video Conferencing

All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone

» Discord's profile | » Discord's website

Communications Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: Twilio

Voice and SMS

Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications.

» Twilio's profile | » Twilio's website

#2: Amazon SES

Transactional Email

Bulk and transactional email-sending service.

» Amazon SES's profile | » Amazon SES's website

#3: Twilio SendGrid

Transactional Email

Email Delivery. Simplified.

» Twilio SendGrid's profile | » Twilio SendGrid's website

#4: Mailgun

Transactional Email

The Email Service for Developers.

» Mailgun's profile | » Mailgun's website

#5: Nodemailer

Transactional Email

A module for Node.js applications to allow email sending

» Nodemailer's profile | » Nodemailer's website

Data Store/Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: MySQL

Databases

The world's most popular open source database

» MySQL's profile | » MySQL's website

#2: PostgreSQL

Databases

A powerful, open source object-relational database system

» PostgreSQL's profile | » PostgreSQL's website

#3: MongoDB

Databases

The database for giant ideas

» MongoDB's profile | » MongoDB's website

#4: Redis

In-Memory Databases

Open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store

» Redis's profile | » Redis's website

#5: Amazon S3

Cloud Storage

Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web

» Amazon S3's profile | » Amazon S3's website

Design Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: InVision

Interactive Mockups

Prototyping & Collaboration For Design Teams

» InVision's profile | » InVision's website

#2: Figma

Graphic Design

The collaborative interface design tool.

» Figma's profile | » Figma's website

#3: React Sketch.app

Open Source Design Tools

Render React components to Sketch ⚛️💎

» React Sketch.app's profile | » React Sketch.app's website

#4: Adobe Photoshop

Graphic Design

The industry standard in design, photography, video editing & more

» Adobe Photoshop's profile | » Adobe Photoshop's website

#5: Locofy

Mockups to Code as a Service

Ship your products 3-4x faster — with low code

» Locofy's profile | » Locofy's website

Language of the Year (2023)


#1: JavaScript

Languages

Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions

» JavaScript's profile | » JavaScript's website

#2: TypeScript

Languages

A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output

» TypeScript's profile | » TypeScript's website

#3: Python

Languages

A clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

» Python's profile | » Python's website

#4: Node.js

Frameworks (Full Stack)

A platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications

» Node.js's profile | » Node.js's website

#5: Shell

Languages

A shell is a text-based terminal, used for manipulating programs and files. Shell scripts typically manage program execution.

» Shell's profile | » Shell's website

Front-end Framework of the Year (2023)


#1: React

Javascript UI Libraries

A JavaScript library for building user interfaces

» React's profile | » React's website

#2: Vue.js

Javascript MVC Frameworks

A progressive framework for building user interfaces

» Vue.js's profile | » Vue.js's website

#3: AngularJS

Javascript MVC Frameworks

Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework

» AngularJS's profile | » AngularJS's website

#4: jQuery

Javascript UI Libraries

The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library.

» jQuery's profile | » jQuery's website

#5: Redux

State Management Library

Predictable state container for JavaScript apps

» Redux's profile | » Redux's website

Backend/Full Stack Framework of the Year (2023)


#1: Django

Frameworks (Full Stack)

The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

» Django's profile | » Django's website

#2: ExpressJS

Microframeworks (Backend)

Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple

» ExpressJS's profile | » ExpressJS's website

#3: Spring Boot

Frameworks (Full Stack)

Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss

» Spring Boot's profile | » Spring Boot's website

#4: Laravel

Frameworks (Full Stack)

A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

» Laravel's profile | » Laravel's website

#5: Flask

Microframeworks (Backend)

A microframework for Python based on Werkzeug, Jinja 2 and good intentions

» Flask's profile | » Flask's website

Mobile Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: React Native

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

A framework for building native apps with React

» React Native's profile | » React Native's website

#2: Flutter

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Cross-platform mobile framework from Google

» Flutter's profile | » Flutter's website

#3: Kotlin

Languages

Statically typed Programming Language targeting JVM and JavaScript

» Kotlin's profile | » Kotlin's website

#4: Swift

Languages

An innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.

» Swift's profile | » Swift's website

#5: Android SDK

Frameworks (Full Stack)

An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.

» Android SDK's profile | » Android SDK's website

Monitoring Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: Grafana

Monitoring Tools

Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor

» Grafana's profile | » Grafana's website

#2: Kibana

Monitoring Tools

Visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack

» Kibana's profile | » Kibana's website

#3: Sentry

Exception Monitoring

See performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize code health.

» Sentry's profile | » Sentry's website

#4: Datadog

Performance Monitoring

Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure.

» Datadog's profile | » Datadog's website

#5: Logstash

Log Management

Collect, Parse, & Enrich Data

» Logstash's profile | » Logstash's website

Payments Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: PayPal

Payment Services

Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account

» PayPal's profile | » PayPal's website

#2: Stripe

Payment Services

Payments for developers

» Stripe's profile | » Stripe's website

#3: Paddle

Payment Services

The better way to sell software

» Paddle's profile | » Paddle's website

#4: Paytm

Payment Services

A platform for shopping, mobile recharge, bill payments, movie ticketing experience and more

» Paytm's profile | » Paytm's website

#5: Razorpay

Payment Services

Neobanking for Businesses

» Razorpay's profile | » Razorpay's website

Support, Sales, and Marketing Tool of the Year (2023)


#1: WordPress

Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS

A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

» WordPress's profile | » WordPress's website

#2: Mailchimp

Email Marketing

Easy email newsletters

» Mailchimp's profile | » Mailchimp's website

#3: HubSpot

Marketing Automation

All the software you need to do inbound marketing.

» HubSpot's profile | » HubSpot's website

#4: Google AdSense

Advertising

A program that allows bloggers and website owners to make money by displaying Google ads

» Google AdSense's profile | » Google AdSense's website

#5: Zendesk

Help Desk

The leading cloud-based customer service software solution.

» Zendesk's profile | » Zendesk's website

Top Community Members (2023)


These rankings are brought to you, by the entire StackShare community of over one million developers. You make these awards possible by sharing not only what you're using, but more importantly, why you chose your stack. If you aren't familiar, Stack Advice is an easy way to get and give advice on specific tech stack decisions.

So we'd like to thank and 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.

While there are thousands of developers that help each other every year on StackShare- the 20 developers below went above and beyond the call of duty to give their peers advice over and over again.

We'd like to thank everyone who asked the community for advice and everyone who chimed in with their recommendations 🙏 See all the Stack Decisions and Stack Advice these special developers shared by checking out their stack decision feeds below!

Methodology:

For tool rankings, scores are calculated using a combination of number of stacks a tool was added to, number of votes, number of Stack Decisions shared, number of one-liners, number of follows, and number of profile views for the year. New Tool rankings were calculated from tools that were created and added to StackShare in 2023 with follows and views being weighted more heavily 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).

If you have any questions about the rankings, drop us a line at team@stackshare.io!