pywebview Alternatives

    pywebview is described as 'lightweight cross-platform wrapper around a webview component that allows to display HTML content in its own native GUI window. You may think of as Electron for Python (minus huge executable sizes)' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to pywebview for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS and BSD. The best alternative is Qt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like pywebview are Electron (Free, Open Source), GTK+ (Free, Open Source), NW.js (Free, Open Source) and Sciter (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 8, 2021

    1. 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 change in the underlying codebase, while having the power and speed of native applications.
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    2. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      NW.js, previously known as "node-webkit" project, is an app runtime based on Chromium and Node.js. You can write native apps in HTML and Javascript with NW.js. It also lets you call io.
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    3. Embeddable HTML/CSS/script engine.
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    4. Tauri is a toolkit that helps developers make applications for the major desktop platforms - using virtually any frontend framework in existence. The core is built with Rust and the CLI leverages Node.
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      DeskGap is a framework for building cross-platform desktop apps with web technologies (JavaScript, HTML and CSS). To enable native capabilities while keeping the size down, DeskGap bundles a Node.js runtime and leaves the HTML rendering to the operating system‘s webview.
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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
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      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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Chromely is a lightweight alternative to Electron.NET, Electron for .NET/.NET Core developers.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Windows
      azula is a lightweight alternative to Electron. It is based on Ultralight, which is an embedding friendly Fork of WebKit, with less memory usage and low disk space requirements.
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