npm package discovery and stats viewer.

Discover Tips

  • General search

    [free text search, go nuts!]

  • Package details


  • User packages



Optimize Toolset

I’ve always been into building performant and accessible sites, but lately I’ve been taking it extremely seriously. So much so that I’ve been building a tool to help me optimize and monitor the sites that I build to make sure that I’m making an attempt to offer the best experience to those who visit them. If you’re into performant, accessible and SEO friendly sites, you might like it too! You can check it out at Optimize Toolset.


Hi, 👋, I’m Ryan Hefner  and I built this site for me, and you! The goal of this site was to provide an easy way for me to check the stats on my npm packages, both for prioritizing issues and updates, and to give me a little kick in the pants to keep up on stuff.

As I was building it, I realized that I was actually using the tool to build the tool, and figured I might as well put this out there and hopefully others will find it to be a fast and useful way to search and browse npm packages as I have.

If you’re interested in other things I’m working on, follow me on Twitter or check out the open source projects I’ve been publishing on GitHub.

I am also working on a Twitter bot for this site to tweet the most popular, newest, random packages from npm. Please follow that account now and it will start sending out packages soon–ish.

Open Software & Tools

This site wouldn’t be possible without the immense generosity and tireless efforts from the people who make contributions to the world and share their work via open source initiatives. Thank you 🙏

© 2024 – Pkg Stats / Ryan Hefner




CLI tool to download updated boilerplates





CLI tool to download updated boilerplates

Boilerplates save us a lot of time when starting new projects, but they are usually outdated and bring a lot of files that are not needed for the forked project.

boilerp is a CLI tool that makes easier use existent boilerplates:

  • It clones the boilerplate git repo.
  • Detaches it from the original source.
  • Updates the dependencies to their last versions.
  • Update name references to the one you choose.
  • Clean up readme files.

Summing up, it copies the boilerplate and clean it up to start working with it.


$ npm install -g boilerp


$ boilerp {git_repo_url}

For example

$ boilerp

The prompt will ask you some questions:

  • What will be the name of the new project? The repo will be cloned in the folder called like the project, and package.json will be updated with the selected project name.
  • Do you want to update the dependencies? If so, dependencies found in package.json will be updated to their last versions. It may break the boilerplate itself if there are breaking changes in the new versions of the dependencies.
  • Do you want to clean readme files? If yes, readme, changelog, contributing or maintainers files will be cleaned up to be used for your new project.