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MacGap vs Nativefier: What are the differences?

MacGap: Desktop WebKit wrapper for HTML/CSS/JS applications. 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; Nativefier: Wrap any web page natively without even thinking, across Windows, OSX and Linux. Nativefier is a command line tool that allows you to easily create a desktop application for any web site with succinct and minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron in an OS executable (.app, .exe, etc.) for use on Windows, OSX and Linux.

MacGap and Nativefier can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" tools.

MacGap and Nativefier are both open source tools. Nativefier with 20.1K GitHub stars and 1.15K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MacGap with 3.59K GitHub stars and 226 GitHub forks.

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    Remember that Mac app you always wanted to create... ?
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    Has a better Javascript support, and is much faster

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Cons of MacGap
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    Only for Mac
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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.

    What is Nativefier?

    Nativefier is a command line tool that allows you to easily create a desktop application for any web site with succinct and minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron in an OS executable (.app, .exe, etc.) for use on Windows, OSX and Linux.

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    What are some alternatives to MacGap and Nativefier?
    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.
    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.
    Element
    Element is a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers, with a set of design resources.
    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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