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Google Cobalt Alternatives

Google Cobalt is described as 'Cobalt is a lightweight HTML5/CSS/JS application container that is designed to provide a rich application development environment with minimal resource consumption (deployment size, RAM, CPU, GPU)' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Google Cobalt for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Electron, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Cobalt are Apache Cordova, NW.js, Sciter and NoesisGUI.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. Electron icon

    Electron

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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. It takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.

    Create menubar apps
  2. Apache Cordova icon

    Apache Cordova

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript.

    Screenshot


  3. NW.js icon

    NW.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Node.js bridge to Webkit – package and distribute webapps on all platforms.

    Cross-platform
  4. Sciter icon

    Sciter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • 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.

    No screenshots yet
  5. NoesisGUI icon

    NoesisGUI

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • HTC Vive
    • Playstation VR
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    • Stadia
    • Oculus Rift

    NoesisGUI is a User Interface middleware for videogames and realtime applications:

    Vector based: The core of NoesisGUI is a resolution-independent and vector-based rendering engine that is built to take advantage of modern graphics hardware.


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    WebDGap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    WebDGap allows you to convert any website or HTML/CSS/JavaScript web application to a native Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome application.

    Discontinued

    This app was discontinued on April 13, 2018.

    WebDGap running on Windows 10
  7. Ultralight icon

    Ultralight

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Ultralight is and HTML UI kit for use with games and desktop apps. It's essentially a stripped and rebuilt version of WebKit designed for speed, performance and efficiency.

    No screenshots yet
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    Vuido

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Vue.js

    Vuido leverages the simplicity of Vue.js along with the open-source libui library to let you create lightweight, native desktop application. Applications can run cross-platform using native GUI components (different from Electron-based desktop web apps).

    Screenshot
  9. fman build system icon

    fman build system

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A framework for creating desktop apps for Windows, Mac and Linux. Based on Qt and Python, it is a lightweight alternative to Electron. Unlike other solutions, fbs makes packaging easy: Create an installer for your app in seconds and start distributing it to your users.

    Screenshot
  10. Chromely icon

    Chromely

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Chromely is a lightweight alternative to Electron.NET, Electron for .NET/.NET Core developers.

    Screenshot
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