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Alternatives to React Native Desktop

Electron, Proton Native, React Desktop, React Native, and JavaFX are the most popular alternatives and competitors to React Native Desktop.
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What is React Native Desktop and what are its top alternatives?

Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.
React Native Desktop is a tool in the Cross-Platform Desktop Development category of a tech stack.
React Native Desktop is an open source tool with 11.4K GitHub stars and 495 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to React Native Desktop's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to React Native Desktop

  • Electron

    Electron

    With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor. ...

  • Proton Native

    Proton Native

    Create native desktop applications through a React syntax, on all platforms

  • React Desktop

    React Desktop

    react-desktop is a JavaScript library built ontop of Facebook's React library, which aims to bring a native desktop experience to the web, featuring many OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 components. react-desktop works perfectly with node-webkit and Electron.js, but can be used in any JavaScript powered project! ...

  • React Native

    React Native

    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native. ...

  • JavaFX

    JavaFX

    It is a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms. ...

  • Qt5

    Qt5

    It is a full development framework with tools designed to streamline the creation of applications and user interfaces for desktop, embedded, and mobile platforms. ...

  • Element

    Element

    Element is a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers, with a set of design resources. ...

  • pygame

    pygame

    It is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries designed to be used with the Python programming language. ...

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Electron

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Build cross platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
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PROS OF ELECTRON
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    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
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    Open source
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    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
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    Because it's cross platform
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    Use Node.js in the Main Process
CONS OF ELECTRON
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    Uses a lot of memory
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    User experience never as good as a native app
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    Does not native
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    No proper documentation

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Slack's new desktop application was launched for macOS. It was built using Electron for a faster, frameless look with a host of background improvements for a superior Slack experience. Instead of adopting a complete-in-box approach taken by other apps, Slack prefers a hybrid approach where some of the assets are loaded as part of the app, while others are made available remotely. Slack's original desktop app was written using the MacGap v1 framework using WebView to host web content within the native app frame. But it was difficult to upgrade with new features only available to Apple's WKWebView and moving to this view called for a total application rewrite.

Electron brings together Chromium's rendering engine with the Node.js runtime and module system. The new desktop app is now based on an ES6 + async/await React application is currently being moved gradually to TypeScript. Electron functions on Chromium's multi-process model, with each Slack team signed into a separate process and memory space. It also helps prevent remote content to directly access desktop features using a feature called WebView Element which creates a fresh Chromium renderer process and assigns rendering of content for its hosting renderer. Additional security can be ensured by preventing Node.js modules from leaking into the API surface and watching out for APIs with file paths. Communication between processes on Electron is carried out via electron-remote, a pared-down, zippy version of Electron's remote module, which makes implementing the web apps UI much easier.

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The Slack desktop app was originally written us the MacGap framework, which used Apple’s WebView to host web content inside of a native app frame. As this approach continued to present product limitations, Slack decided to migrate the desktop app to Electron. Electron is a platform that combines the rendering engine from Chromium and the Node.js runtime and module system. The desktop app is written as a modern ES6 + async/await React application.

For the desktop app, Slack takes a hybrid approach, wherein some of the assets ship as part of the app, but most of their assets and code are loaded remotely.

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Proton Native

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A React environment for cross platform native desktop app
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PROS OF PROTON NATIVE
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    Very fast
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    Full cross plataform
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    Lightweight
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    React style
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    Is native
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    Code reuse with react native apps
CONS OF PROTON NATIVE
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    Low community for the moment

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React Desktop

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React UI Components for OS X El Capitan and Windows 10
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PROS OF REACT DESKTOP
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      React Native

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      PROS OF REACT NATIVE
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        Learn once write everywhere
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        Cross platform
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        Javascript
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        Native ios components
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        Built by facebook
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        Easy to learn
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        Bridges me into ios development
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        No compile
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        It's just react
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        Declarative
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        Fast
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        Livereload
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        Virtual Dom
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        Insanely fast develop / test cycle
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        Backed by Facebook
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        Native android components
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        It is free and open source
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        Easy setup
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        Great community
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        Highly customizable
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        Awesome
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        Scalable
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        Great errors
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        Win win solution of hybrid app
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        Everything component
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        Not dependent on anything such as Angular
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        Simple
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        OTA update
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        Awesome, easy starting from scratch
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        As good as Native without any performance concerns
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        Easy to use
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        Many salary
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        Can be incrementally added to existing native apps
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        Hot reload
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        Over the air update (Flutter lacks)
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        'It's just react'
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        Web development meets Mobile development
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        Ful
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        Nigger
      CONS OF REACT NATIVE
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        Javascript
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        Built by facebook
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        Cant use CSS
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        Some compenents not truly native

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      JavaFX

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      A Java library for building Rich Internet Applications
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      PROS OF JAVAFX
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        Light
      CONS OF JAVAFX
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        Community support less than qt
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        Complicated

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      Qt5

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      PROS OF QT5
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        CONS OF QT5
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          Element

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          A Vue 2.0-based desktop UI library for developers, designers and PMs
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          PROS OF ELEMENT
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            Very complete solution
          CONS OF ELEMENT
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            Buggy in parts

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          pygame

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          Open Source python programming language library for making multimedia applications
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          PROS OF PYGAME
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            Easy to install
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            Lightweigt by only being 12 mb
          CONS OF PYGAME
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            Has only 2d
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            Slow

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