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MacGap vs Sciter: What are the differences?

Developers describe MacGap as "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. On the other hand, Sciter is detailed as "An HTML/CSS/scripting engine designed to render modern desktop application UI". It brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers, and developers, can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications.

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

Some of the features offered by MacGap are:

  • open-source
  • tiny compiled app sizes
  • Mac App Store compatible

On the other hand, Sciter provides the following key features:

  • Cross platform
  • Embeddable
  • Flexible

MacGap is an open source tool with 3.59K GitHub stars and 227 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MacGap's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of MacGap
Pros of Sciter
  • 3
    Remember that Mac app you always wanted to create... ?
  • 4
    Good for commercial projects
  • 4
    Cross platform apps
  • 4
    Faster than ElectronJS
  • 4
    Small bundle size
  • 4
    Use C++ API

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Cons of MacGap
Cons of Sciter
  • 2
    Only for Mac
  • 2
    Ultralight si lo es,aunque hay módulos comerciales
  • 1
    No es open source
  • 1
    Close source project
  • 1
    Less/bad documentation
  • 1
    Doesn't support Javascript

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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 Sciter?

It brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers, and developers, can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications.

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