Awesome Desktop JS Awesome

A curated list of awesome packages and frameworks for implementing javascript applications on the desktop.

Contents

GUI Frameworks

Chrome

  • Electron - a Node.js and Chromium runtime to build cross platform desktop apps
  • nw.js - a Node.js and Chromium runtime to build cross platform desktop apps

Web

  • Neutralino - a runtime to build desktop apps using the system's own web browser (Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Electrino - a runtime to build desktop apps using the system's own web browser (macOS only)
  • Quark Shell - a runtime to build desktop apps using the system's own web browser (macOS only)
  • Quark - a runtime to build desktop apps using the system's own web browser (Windows only)
  • carlo - a runtime to build desktop apps using the system's installed version of Google Chrome
  • graffiti - build desktop apps with react-native API, render them on GPU using Servo WebRender (Linux, macOS, and Windows)
  • DeskGap - a runtime to build desktop apps using Node.js and the system's own web browser (macOS 10.10+, Windows 1809+ and Ubuntu 16.04+)
  • azula - azula is a lightweight GPU accelerated HTML GUI for native JavaScript applications (Windows only, based on Ultralight)
  • Ultralight - lightweight, cross-platform, pure-GPU, HTML rendering engine for desktop apps and games. (macOS Sierra or later, Windows 7+ and Ubuntu or Debian 9.5+)
  • Tauri - Build desktop apps with Node.js and a system webview. For the webview, Tauri uses Cocoa/WebKit on macOS, gtk-webkit2 on Linux and MSHTML(IE10/11) or Webkit via EdgeHTML/Chakra on Windows.
  • deno_webview - This project provides deno bindings for webview using the webview rust bindings. Currently supports Linux & Windows.

LibUI

  • libui-node - Node.js native desktop GUI framework to build cross-platform (Windows, macOS, Linux) apps.
  • vuido - a Vue.js environment to build cross platform native desktop apps

Qt

  • Brig - a user interface toolkit based on Qt to build cross-platform apps
  • Quark - create cross platform desktop apps with Node.js and QML
  • NodeGUI - a library powered by Qt5 for building cross-platform native desktop applications with JavaScript and CSS
  • proton-native a React.js environment to build cross platform native desktop apps

Flexbox

  • Yoga - a layout engine which implements Flexbox to build cross-platform (node, browser asm, and standalone) apps
  • Yue - create cross platform desktop apps with Node.js and flexbox (via yoga)

System Tray

  • trayballoon - a system tray balloon on Windows
  • systray2 - a system tray icon and menu (Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • menubar - easily create a menubar Electron app (macOS only)
  • xtray - create a native menubar app via a node.js ⇆ Swift bridge using objc runtime (macOS only)
  • positron-bar - Electron bar for (Linux only)

Packaging

  • nexe - a cli which compiles your Node.js app into a single executable
  • pkg - a cli which compiles your Node.js app into a single executable
  • node-packer - a cli which compiles your Node.js app into a single executable
  • nectarjs - a cli which compiles your Node.js app into a single executable (Linux, Windows, WebAssembly, Arduino)
  • lone - a cli which compiles your Node.js app into a single executable
  • enclose - a cli which compiles your Node.js app into a single executable
  • launchui-packager - an API which packages GUI Node.js applications (Linux, Windows, macOS)
  • nbin - a cli which compiles your Node.js app into a single executable
  • boxednode - a cli (and API) which compiles your Node.js file into a single executable

License

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