Ultralight Alternatives

    Ultralight is described as 'd 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' and is an app in the Development category. There are nine alternatives to Ultralight for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows Mobile and Android. The best alternative is Electron, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ultralight are Sciter (Freemium), NoesisGUI (Free Personal), DeskGap (Free, Open Source) and Google Cobalt (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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      electron isn't embedded nor does it run natively and/or on the gpu.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    2. Embeddable HTML/CSS/script engine.
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      • 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: - Fast hardware-accelerated vector graphics on GPU and multithreading-aware architecture - High efficient lightweight C++ library without external dependencies on third-party software - Write...
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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).
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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.
    3. Coherent GT is a user interface runtime for game UI based on a heavily modified version of WebKit. It removes unnecessary features of Webkit and involves rewriting of some elements to get it finely tuned for performance in games.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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