React Desktop Alternatives

    React Desktop is described as 'react-desktop is a JavaScript library built on top of Facebook's React library, which aims to bring a native desktop experience to the web, featuring many macOS Sierra and Windows 10 components. react-desktop works perfectly with NW.js and Electron'. There are more than 10 alternatives to React Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Electron, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like React Desktop are NW.js (Free, Open Source), Vuido (Free, Open Source), Proton Native (Free, Open Source) and WebDGap (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 19, 2021

    1. 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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • 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).
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • React
      Proton Native offers a React environment for building native desktop applications. It's sort of like React Native but for desktop apps.
      • 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.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      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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      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
    2. Native, high-performance, cross-platform desktop apps - built with ReasonML. Revery is kind of like super-fast, native code Electron - with bundled React-like/Redux-like libraries and a fast build system - all ready to go.
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