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Element vs Photon: What are the differences?

What is Element? A Vue 2.0-based desktop UI library for developers, designers and PMs. Element is a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers, with a set of design resources.

What is Photon? Framework for Electron apps. 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.

Element and Photon can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" tools.

Element and Photon are both open source tools. It seems that Element with 39K GitHub stars and 8.17K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Photon with 9.04K GitHub stars and 519 GitHub forks.

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      Buggy in parts
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      What is Element?

      Element is a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers, with a set of design resources.

      What is Photon?

      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.

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      What tools integrate with Element?
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      What are some alternatives to Element and Photon?
      Adobe Photoshop
      It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects.
      Adobe Lightroom
      It is a cloud-based service for people who love photography, it gives you everything you need to edit, organize, store, and share your photos across desktop, mobile, and web.
      Atom
      At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
      Component
      Component's philosophy is the UNIX philosophy of the web - to create a platform for small, reusable components that consist of JS, CSS, HTML, images, fonts, etc. With its well-defined specs, using Component means not worrying about most frontend problems such as package management, publishing components to a registry, or creating a custom build process for every single app.
      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.
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