A collection of all things awesome about Rails. Inspired by other awesome-* stuffs.(see Notable Awesome Stuffs part below) Contributions and pull requests are kindly welcomed!

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Apps Made with Rails

Sources and demos (if available) of fully or partially apps made with Rails


  • publify - A self hosted Web publishing platform on Rails Live
  • obtvse2 - A clean and simple markdown blogging platform on Rails

Community Management

  • discourse -A platform for community discussion Live
  • loomio - A collaborative decision-making tool that makes it easy for anyone Live
  • campo - A lightweight forum application, base on Ruby on Rails Live
  • onebody - A private member portal for churches built with Ruby on Rails Live
  • calagator - An event aggregator based in Portland, OR

Crowdfunding & Fundraising

Developer Tools


  • Spree - Spree is a complete open source e-commerce solution for Ruby on Rails. Live


  • quant - Quant is a prototype/experiment of a personal health tracker
  • dgi-db - Rails frontend to The Genome Institute's drug gene interaction database Live
  • popHealth - An Open Source Population Health Reporting Prototype



  • Beatstream - App for streaming music from any computer running Ruby on Rails to anywhere
  • listenup - An application that allows users to search for songs and add them to friends playlist Live


Personal Management

  • tracks - A "Getting Things Done" application Live
  • hummingbird - A modern anime discovery platform that helps you track the anime you're watching, discover new anime and socialize with other fans Live


  • whitehall - Inside Government: how the UK Government works, what it's doing, and how you can get involved
  • askaway - Ask New Zealand's political parties your questions this election Live

Project Management

  • redmine - A flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails Live
  • teambox - The award-winning collaboration solution, inspired by Basecamp, Yammer and Twitter Live
  • kanban - A Trello clone in Rails and Backbone.js Live
  • openproject - A web based project management system built on Ruby on Rails Live
  • people - Manage people within the projects
  • WebsiteOne - A platform for online collaboration and crowdsourced project development Live
  • houston - Mission control for your projects and teammates
  • hours - A complete time registration app for teams Live

Social Networking

  • diaspora - Distributed and contextual social networking Live
  • coderwall - Professional network for software engineers Live
  • follow-all - Follow all the members of a Twitter list with a single click
  • Hashrobot - A social media assistant Live
  • socify - an open source social networking platform written in Ruby on Rails
  • RoRdit - Link aggregation web app similar with Reddit in Ruby on Rails Live
  • Mastodon - GNU Social-compatible microblogging server Live

Social Responsibility

  • adopt-a-hydrant - A Ruby on Rails application that allows citizens to "adopt" civic infrastructure, such as fire hydrants Live
  • planningalerts-app - Find out and have your say about what's being built and knocked down in your area
  • spokenvote - A social voting app for reaching consensus in a group of any size Live



Apps that aren't categorised yet

  • feedbin - A simple, fast and nice looking RSS reader Live
  • brimir - Email helpdesk built using Ruby on Rails and Zurb Foundation
  • lobsters - Rails code running the link aggregation site
  • otwarchive - An open-source web application intended for hosting archives of fanworks, including fanfic, fanart, and fan vids Live
  • peatio - An open-source crypto currency exchange Live
  • openstreetmap-website - Mirror of the Rails application powering Live
  • RapidFTR - An Android-based mobile application that lets aid workers collect, sort and share information about children in emergency situations
  • danbooru - A taggable image board written in Rails 3 Live
  • sharetribe - A platform for setting up your own peer-to-peer marketplace online Live
  • AsakusaSatellite - A realtime chat application for developers Live
  • sanataro - Simple Web Household Account Book. built with Ruby on Rails Live
  • opencongress - An open website for opening Congress
  • rletters - Web application designed to perform digital humanities research tasks on a database of journal articles Live
  • scholarsphere - A web application for ingest, curation, search, and display of digital assets
  • opensit - An open source meditation community Live
  • fromthepage - A wiki-like application for crowdsourcing transcription of handwritten documents Live
  • graff_mags - Upload and display collection of 2000+ graffiti magazines Live
  • trado - lightweight, easy to use e-commerce platform designed for sole traders and SME businesses
  • CoRM - Easier than a CRM Live
  • leihs - An easy inventory handling system
  • fairnopoly - A free market place in the hand of the users Live
  • AirCasting - A platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone Live
  • reservations - Manages reservations for equipment (allows student reservations) Live
  • ekylibre - Simple agricultural ERP Live
  • calcentral - An online portal that provides a unified and personalized one-stop way to access email, calendars, shared documents and class collaboration spaces Live
  • - Send encrypted messages by one click Live
  • eol - Encyclopedia of Life Live
  • crabgrass-core - A web application designed for activist groups to be better able to collaborate online
  • alaveteli - Provide a Freedom of Information request system for your jurisdiction Live
  • PasswordPusher - A Ruby on Rails application to communicate passwords over the web Live
  • rentmybikes-rails - A fully functional, deployable marketplace implementation using Balanced API for Rails
  • lavish - a rails app that generates Bootstrap color scheme from an image Live
  • coursemology2 - Rails 4 re-write of Coursemology
  • Helpy - Rails 4 Helpdesk. Includes Multilingual Knowledgebase, Email Tickets, Community Live
  • expertiza - web application where students can submit and peer-review learning objects (articles, code, web sites, etc).
  • covoiturage-libre - a Carpooling Open Source platform in Rails 5
  • hitobito - A web application to manage complex group hierarchies with members, events and a lot more - Live
  • ossfriday - a movement to encourage companies, people and maintainers to contribute to open source every Friday

Other Rails Tools


  • Nanobox - A micro-PaaS (μPaaS) for creating consistent, isolated, development environments deployable anywhere


Generator Ready to run Complex Apps Sets git Heroku
Rails Composer yes, but Stripe needs to be configured Example apps reaching a SaaS with Stripe. yes yes
Prelang Had to modify database credentials manually Customizable models. But no payments. yes no
Hobo Rails version problems, if using a late version It seems according screencast, helps a lot with MVC boilerplate. no no

Notable Awesome Stuffs