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Introducing Astral

Like many other developers, I spend a lot of time on GitHub. Whether it's pushing code, filing issues, or starring repositories, GitHub has become a natural part of my development workflow.

Starring repos on GitHub is great, because you can aggregate a collection of repositories that can either be useful to your project, or great to learn from. However, GitHub doesn't provide you many means of viewing and organizing your starred repos, beyond filtering them by language. I figured it was time to do something about it.

I'm happy to say that Astral is now available to the public. Astral is my solution to the starring problem, giving you access to tags, inline readmes, and a powerful search interface for organizing your starred repos on GitHub.

This is my first big personal project that I've released to the public, and the reception has been nothing short of fantastic! It feels great to give back to a community that gives so much.

Astral is 100% free to use, but if you're interested in helping cover the cost to run it, you can donate a small weekly amount through my Gratipay account. Any amount is greatly appreciated!

A big thank you goes out to all the awesome beta testers, who provided a wealth of great feedback that helped Astral really shine on launch day. Finally, thank you to everyone else for all the kind words through Twitter and email. I'm going to keep working hard to make Astral even more awesome.

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