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Electron

7.3K
6.5K
+ 1
131
Proton Native

22
154
+ 1
9
React Native Desktop

14
151
+ 1
7
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Pros of Electron
Pros of Proton Native
Pros of React Native Desktop
  • 65
    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
  • 49
    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
    Very fast
  • 2
    Full cross plataform
  • 2
    Lightweight
  • 1
    React style
  • 1
    Is native
  • 0
    Code reuse with react native apps
  • 2
    Pretty awesome
  • 1
    Is native app
  • 1
    Memory usage reduced
  • 1
    Quickly convert react.js web app to desktop app
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Does not include any browser

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Cons of Electron
Cons of Proton Native
Cons of React Native Desktop
  • 17
    Uses a lot of memory
  • 8
    User experience never as good as a native app
  • 4
    No proper documentation
  • 4
    Does not native
  • 1
    Each app needs to install a new chromium + nodejs
  • 1
    Wrong reference for dom inspection
  • 1
    Low community for the moment
  • 0
    Memory usage reduced

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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 Proton Native?

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

What is React Native Desktop?

Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.

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    What are some alternatives to Electron, Proton Native, and React Native 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
    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.
    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.
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