Electron Alternatives

    Electron is described as 'If you can build a website, you can build a desktop app. Electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Electron for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Qt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Electron are Flutter (Free, Open Source), GTK+ (Free, Open Source), fman build system (Free Personal, Open Source) and NW.js (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 27, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Linux Mint
    • Python
    • React
    • Sailfish OS
    • Vue.js
    • Microsoft Visual Studio
    • Windows Mobile

    Features

    • Desktop app
    • Native application
    • Python
    • C++
    • Android Development
    • Cross-Platform
    • Lightweight
    • React
    • Ruby
    • Support for scripting
    • Studio
    • Support for WebAssembly
    • XAML
    • Native application compiler
    • Optimal performance
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Progressive Web App
    • QT Based
    • Rad
    • Lightweight wrapper

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Qt is a cross-platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no... View 40 alternatives to Qt
      Most users think Qt is a great alternative to Electron.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Flutter makes it easy and fast to build beautiful mobile apps. Flutter is a new mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android. View 13 alternatives to Flutter


    • GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. View 28 alternatives to GTK+
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
    • A framework for creating desktop apps for Windows, Mac and Linux. Based on Qt and Python, it is a lightweight alternative to Electron. View 14 alternatives to fman build system
      Almost everyone thinks fman build system is a great alternative to Electron.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • NW.js, previously known as "node-webkit" project, is an app runtime based on Chromium and... View 19 alternatives to NW.js
      Almost everyone thinks NW.js is a great alternative to Electron.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      NW.js vs Electron
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it provides similar wrappers to use node modules in a embeded browser and look like a desktop application
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      5


    • Neutralino is a lightweight application development framework. It lets you develop desktop apps, cloud apps and even browser based apps. View 7 alternatives to NeutralinoJS
      Almost everyone thinks NeutralinoJS is a great alternative to Electron.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      NeutralinoJS vs Electron
      pros, cons and recent comments
      08f20518 Ships with no extra browser and huge dependencies like Electron, but uses the platform's web toolkits and is thus very lightweight!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      1
      it's just faster than electron
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
    • React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. View 34 alternatives to React Native
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Use HTML and CSS to build cross-platform desktop apps. Sciter provides a stack of GPU-accelerated web technologies for desktop UI development. View 11 alternatives to Sciter
      Almost everyone thinks Sciter is a great alternative to Electron.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Sciter vs Electron
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Compact: 10..15 times smaller than Electron Monolithic: single DLL (dylib, so) Embeddable: works in the same GUI thread, does not create separate process for each window. Extendable: host application can provide native functions for script, call script functions, receive UI events and catch all requests to external resources (http, file, etc.)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
    • wxWidgets is a C++ library that lets developers create applications for Windows, OS X, Linux and UNIX on 32-bit and 64-bit architectures as well as several mobile platforms... View 26 alternatives to wxWidgets
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Ultimate++, also called U++, is a C++ cross-platform rapid application development framework focused on programmers productivity. View 57 alternatives to Ultimate++
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
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