Electron vs MacGap vs React Desktop

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Electron

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MacGap

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React Desktop

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Pros of Electron
Pros of MacGap
Pros of React Desktop
  • 61
    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
  • 45
    Open source
  • 10
    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
  • 4
    Because it's cross platform
  • 3
    Use Node.js in the Main Process
  • 3
    Remember that Mac app you always wanted to create... ?
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    Cons of Electron
    Cons of MacGap
    Cons of React Desktop
    • 13
      Uses a lot of memory
    • 7
      User experience never as good as a native app
    • 4
      Does not native
    • 3
      No proper documentation
    • 1
      Only for Mac
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      What is 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.

      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.

      What is 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!

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        What are some alternatives to Electron, MacGap, and React Desktop?
        Photon
        The fastest way to build beautiful Electron apps using simple HTML and CSS. Underneath it all is Electron. Originally built for GitHub's Atom text editor, Electron is the easiest way to build cross-platform desktop applications.
        React Native Desktop
        Build OS X desktop apps using 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.
        React
        Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
        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.
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