Awesome Common Lisp Application Software
This is a list of awesome application software built with Common Lisp.
We want to keep the 'master' list curated. If you want to uncurated list, see complete list branch.
Table of Contents
- Awesome Common Lisp Application Software
- Development Tools
- Desktop Environment
- File Manager
- Operating System
- Social news
- Video Player
- Wiki software
- Window Manager
- Mobile Applications
- Other Lists
- Guidelines to contribute
- Unsure how to contribute?
- OpusModus - a comprehensive computer-aided environment for the whole work of music composition. Proprietary.
- OM7 - a new implementation of the OpenMusic visual programming and computer-aided composition environment including a number of improvements on graphical interface, computational mode, and connection to external software libraries. [GPL3].
- Common Music - the repository of an ancient version of Common Music (version 2.12.0), the presumably last version which ran on Common Lisp dating from around 2007-09, before work on Common Music shifted to (scheme-based) cm3.
- Incudine - Music/DSP programming environment for Common Lisp. Useful to design software synthesizers or sound plugins from scratch. It is also a compositional tool that allows to produce high quality sounds controllable at the sample level, defining and redefining the digital signal processors and the musical structures on-the-fly.
- Shuffletron - a search-based music player for the terminal. MIT-style licence.
- Ernestine - Ernestine is a music management application in McClim. MIT.
- CLM - Common Lisp Music is a music synthesis and signal processing package in the Music V family. It provides much the same functionality as Stk, Csound, SuperCollider, PD, CMix, cmusic, and Arctic — a collection of functions that create and manipulate sounds, aimed primarily at composers (in CLM's case anyway).
- Open Music - a visual programming, computer-aided composition environment. [GPL3].
- PWGL - A Visual Programming Language for Music and Sound.
- Cliki2 - The wiki software behind cliki.net AGPL3
- Ext-blog - blog engine. It supports custom theme and you can port a WordPress theme for it. [No License Specified].
Static Blog Generator
- Coleslaw - Flexible Lisp Blogware.
- Lisp-chat - An experimental minimal chat. MIT.
- Potato - Delicious conversations platform in Common Lisp and ClojureScript.
- Collen - Common Lisp IRC bot with a modular framework.
- Lichat - Lichat client for Maiden. Artistic License 2.0
- Lisp-paste - Bots from #lisp. MIT.
- Alice - Alice Margatroid, a dollmaster that pretends not to be a doll itself. [No license Specified].
- Magitek - Whimsical robots infused with just a hint of magic. No license specified.
- Cepl - Code Evaluate Play Loop. 2-clause BSD.
- Quickutil - The solution to the Utility Library problem. [No License Specified].
- Quickdocs - Ready and Up-to-Date Documentation for All Common Lisp Projects. [No License Specified].
- Lake - Lake is a GNU make like build utility in Common Lisp. MIT.
- Asdf-viz - ASDF system dependency visualizer. LLGPL.
- Cl-bunny - Common Lisp RabbitMQ client based on IOLib.
- Eazy-project - Interactive Project Generator & Manager. [No License Specified].
- baf - A simple Nixpkgs and NixOS helper. CC0.
- Seed - Interactive software environment based on Common Lisp. GPL3.
- Sluglisp - Like Quicklisp, only slower (a web GUI based Quicklisp for searching the projects). [No License Specified].
- prometheus.cl - Prometheus.io Common Lisp client. MIT.
- Pgloader - Migrate to PostgreSQL in a single command!. PostgreSQL License
- Pgchart - A self-contained web application that takes as input an SQL query text and outputs its data as a chart. [No License Specified]
- LambdaLite - A functional, relational database in about 250 lines of Common Lisp. MIT.
- AllegroGraph - A modern, high-performance, persistent graph database.
- SLIME - The Superior Lisp Interaction Mode for Emacs.
- Sly - Sylvester the Cat's Common Lisp IDE (slime's fork)
For more, see Awesome-cl.
- Lem - Common Lisp editor/IDE with high expansibility. MIT.
- Second Climacs - Version 2 of the Climacs text editor. .
- MarkEdit - Markdown editor and previewer built with Ceramic. [No license specified].
- Med - Emacs-like text editor for the Mezzano operating system. MIT.
- Hemlock - Portable version of the Hemlock editor. [No Licence Specified].
- ACL2 - A theorem proving environment. 3-clause BSD.
- Axiom - Axiom is a free, open source computer algebra system.
- Biochat - Where biological datasets learn to talk to each other. MIT.
- Maxima - Computer Algebra System written in Common Lisp. GPL2.
- PVS - The People's Verification System . GPL2.
- Geiriadur - Dictionary lookup engine and a dictionary editing system. No license specified.
- Sparser - A natural language understanding system for English, [No License Specified].
- Weyl - Computer algebra substrate from Cornell University. [No License Specified].
- Filer - Mezzano File Manager.
- sucle - A Minecraft clone (voxel game engine). MIT.
- CotD - A roguelike battle of Angels and Demons in the streets of a Human city. GPL3.
- Jak and Daxter - Jak and Daxter. Proprietary.
- Option-9 - A Shoot'em Up Game. No license specified.
- Asteroids - Asteroids game in Common Lisp. [No License Specified].
- Cl-dino - A Chrome Dinosaur Robot. GPL3.
- Perfectstorm - Perfectstorm is a real time strategy game study. MIT.
- Notalone - You wake up nowhere in the night. Hungry zombies around, but your ol' pal "BOOMSTICK" is with you. GPL3
- Starwar - Starwar. [No License Specified].
- The-invaders - A remake of the classic game Space Invader. GPL2.
- Ninja-sphere - Ninja Sphere. No license specified.
- Sketch -A Common Lisp framework for the creation of electronic art, visual design, game prototyping, game making, computer graphics, exploration of human-computer interaction, and more.
- Snek - An experimental system for writing generative systems.
- Parasol - A Common Lisp painting application.
- Wigflip - image playground.
- PTC's 3d designer - 3D Design Software. Proprietary.
- Mirai - 3D editor built on the winged-edge data structure. Proprietary.
- Flow - Tools for the representation of graphs and flowcharts.
- McPixel - A toy Lisp program for drawing and animating pixel art. No license specified.
- Stektcheroo - 2D drawing and layout.
- Halftone - A simple image viewer in Common Lisp.
- Spectacle - A CLIM application for viewing opticl images. 2-clause BSD.
- cl-torrents - a library and app with a command line and readline interface to search for torrents on popular trackers.
- rssparser - A Web-to-RSS parser in Common Lisp for websites that don't have RSS feeds.
- Mezzano - An operating system written in Common Lisp
- Yalo - Lisp OS running on bare metal x86-64 hardware (WIP)
- Grammarly - Grammar checking. Proprietary.
- Turtl - a secure note taking, bookmarking and document storage app. [AGPL].
- Deftask - Painless task management for teams. [Partly Open Source].
- Ichiran - Linguistic tools for texts in Japanese language. MIT.
- Projectured - ProjecturEd is a generic purpose projectional editor. [No License Specified].
- cl-ledger - a port of the double-entry accounting system. 3-clause BSD.
- Mediaimport - Import media files (jpgs/movies) from cameras. [No License Specified].
- Hju - Simple command line (CLI) controller for Hue lights. MIT.
- Pocket Change - Converts leftover coins and bills to electronic money, gift codes, and coupons of your choice. Proprietary.
- Kindista - A social network for local sharing. AGPL3
- Cyc - Build a database of heuristics. Proprietary.
- Denso - A controller package suite for robots from Densowave based on open-industrial-ros-controllers. [No License Specified].
- Matrix Airfare Search - low-fare search engine. Proprietary.
- Missile Defense - Missile Defense at Raytheon. Proprietary.
- Orbitz - Travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine. Proprietary.
- Piano - A complete aircraft analysis suite. Proprietary.
- Routific - Route optimization and fleet management. Proprietary.
- Zen - The zen X server in Common Lisp. GPL3.
- DART - Application to optimize and schedule the transportation of supplies or personnel and solve other logistical problems.
- ICAD - A knowledge-based CAD system.
- Interleaf Publisher - A document processor.
- Itasca database - Database.
- Metal - Siemens machine translation system.
- Sk8 - A multimedia authoring environment.
- Action! - Expertelligence' Interface Designer.
- PRISM - The Prism project is a long term project to build software tools for radiation therapy planning, including artificial intelligence tools as well as manual simulation systems.
- Endless list. See complete list branch.
- CL REPLay - A REPL with simple editor. No license specified.
- Sokoban - Sokoban game. No license specified.
- Allegro Common Lisp Success Stories - by Franc Inc
- Awesome Lisp Company
- Cliki - CLiki the common lisp wiki
- Application - Stand-alone applications written in Common Lisp
- Common Lisp games
- Lisp Companies - by Peter Christensen.
- Lisp-lang Success Stories
- LispWorks Success Stories
- Paul Graham - Applications
- Wikipedia Common Lisp Software
Thanks to All of Github contributors and Everyone @ reddit.com/r/lisp ad r/Common_Lisp/ for many suggestions and compliments.
Guidelines to contribute
Please follow this format of the list
[Appname](#link) - description. [License].
if you want to make a contribution.
- Put the name of the application and link to its homepage in the list.
- Write a short description for the application.
- Add a license in the end of the list. see the list format above
- Make sure it is put under the appropriate topic.
- If the application doesn't fit in any existing topic, make a new one for it.
- Sort the item by its popularity.
- we come up with this approach since alphabetically sorted make people unnoticed which app has more active development and which app unmaintained or abandoned.
Unsure how to contribute?
- How to Use Github
- How to Git from the Command Line
- What is Markdown? - Markdown is the writing method used to create this list, if you want to know how to format properly, it's best that you learn how to use Github Markdown.
- Alternative Markdown Guide:
- You can learn about licenses in tl;drLegal
- There are so many Applications buit with Lisp, but most of them are more than 20 years old, this list will be endless as Rainer Joswig said, so here I wil only include the relevant application.
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