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What is MacGap?

MacGap provides HTML/JS/CSS developers an Xcode project for developing native OS X App. These Apps run in OS X's WebView and take advantage of WebKit technologies. MacGap exposes a JavaScript API for OS X integration, such as displaying native notifications or writing data to a file. MacGap is extremely lightweight and nimble; a blank application weighs less than 1MB.
MacGap is a tool in the Cross-Platform Desktop Development category of a tech stack.
MacGap is an open source tool with 3.6K GitHub stars and 238 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to MacGap's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses MacGap?

5 companies reportedly use MacGap in their tech stacks, including Slack, dev, and Montemedia.

Pros of MacGap
Remember that Mac app you always wanted to create... ?

MacGap's Features

  • open-source
  • tiny compiled app sizes
  • Mac App Store compatible
  • access to many Mac OS X-specific features

MacGap Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to MacGap?
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