Highcharts vs Chart.js: What are the differences?
Highcharts and Chart.js can be primarily classified as "Charting Libraries" tools.
Some of the features offered by Highcharts are:
- It works in all modern mobile and desktop browsers including the iPhone/iPad and Internet Explorer from version 6
- Free for non-commercial
- One of the key features of Highcharts is that under any of the licenses, free or not, you are allowed to download the source code and make your own edits
On the other hand, Chart.js provides the following key features:
- HTML5 based
Highcharts and Chart.js are both open source tools. Chart.js with 44.3K GitHub stars and 9.71K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Highcharts with 8.79K GitHub stars and 2.32K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Highcharts has a broader approval, being mentioned in 212 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Chart.js, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.