Electron vs Electron Toolkit vs React Native Desktop

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Pros of Electron
Pros of Electron Toolkit
Pros of React Native Desktop
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    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
  • 52
    Open source
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    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
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    Because it's cross platform
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    Use Node.js in the Main Process
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      Pretty awesome
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      Is native app
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      Does not include any browser
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      Memory usage reduced
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      Quickly convert react.js web app to desktop app
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      Open source

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    Cons of Electron
    Cons of Electron Toolkit
    Cons of React Native Desktop
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      Uses a lot of memory
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      User experience never as good as a native app
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      No proper documentation
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      Does not native
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      Each app needs to install a new chromium + nodejs
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      Wrong reference for dom inspection
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        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 Electron Toolkit?

      GUI for Electron - package and built your app.

      What is React Native Desktop?

      Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.

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        What are some alternatives to Electron, Electron Toolkit, and React Native Desktop?
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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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