DearPyGui VS kivy

Compare DearPyGui vs kivy and see what are their differences.


Dear PyGui: A fast and powerful Graphical User Interface Toolkit for Python with minimal dependencies (by hoffstadt)


Open source UI framework written in Python, running on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS (by kivy)
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DearPyGui kivy
256 165
11,485 16,463
- 0.6%
7.8 8.8
1 day ago 5 days ago
C++ Python
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of DearPyGui. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-29.
  • Need help with text alignment
    2 projects | /r/DearPyGui | 29 May 2023
    If it's just to align text in the centre or to the right of a box, you could use a button and, by using theming, hide the fact that it's a button.
  • Which GUI module is better in Python? tkinter or PyQt or kivy?
    7 projects | /r/Python | 26 Mar 2023
    Personally, i like PyQt or PySide they have basically everything you need to make a proper app or even simple apps, but there is another DearPyGui this is basically python version of imgui the c++ library, it provides some good customization options and can be used for simple or complex projects too, their discord is also very helpful.
  • Dynamic plot
    2 projects | /r/DearPyGui | 23 Mar 2023
    There are some examples in the showcase as well.
  • What tools are available to begin building a GUI for python?
    2 projects | /r/learnpython | 4 Mar 2023
    I was using PyQt5/PySide which will give you a nice native look but I eventually shifted over to DearPyGui for most of my smaller utilities. Its just faster for me. You will get more options and freedom with PyQt/PySide though and can use QT Designer to design your interfaces pretty easily.
  • Projects you've done
    8 projects | /r/Python | 23 Feb 2023
    With regard to structuring the files, I watched a few videos on Model-View-Controller and similar approaches for inspiration. I tried to separate the model, view and controller logic for the GUI and audio functionality, although that may not be 100% possible. It is partly dependent on the libraries that you are using, so your approach may vary. You could check out some of the apps in the Dear PyGui showcase gallery to learn how they structured their files.
  • Interactive Plots in Python Based Application
    2 projects | /r/learnpython | 19 Feb 2023
    Dear PyGui is a great GUI for creating interactive charts. You can check out various examples on the showcase gallery.
  • [Discussion] Python: GUI library that works well with OpenCV?
    3 projects | /r/opencv | 9 Feb 2023
  • What are you guys using for making GUIs nowadays?
    12 projects | /r/Python | 26 Jan 2023
    DearPyGui, here's the link
  • tkinter in 2023?
    3 projects | /r/Python | 25 Jan 2023
    It all depends on your requirements, e.g. license, documentation, appearance, performance, etc. You could also check out other GUI frameworks, such as Dear PyGui.
  • What python/C# GUI library would be best for my project?
    2 projects | /r/AskProgramming | 14 Jan 2023
    Your requirements are so basic that it can be done with pretty much any Python GUI library. Each framework will have its own logic, so it's up to you to find a framework that suits you. For example, have a look at applications made with Dear PyGui.


Posts with mentions or reviews of kivy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-14.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing DearPyGui and kivy you can also consider the following projects:

PySimpleGUI - Launched in 2018. It's 2023 and PySimpleGUI is actively developed & supported. Create complex windows simply. Supports tkinter, Qt, WxPython, Remi (in browser). Create GUI applications trivially with a full set of widgets. Multi-Window applications are also simple. 3.4 to 3.11 supported. 325+ Demo programs & Cookbook for rapid start. Extensive docs


KivyMD - KivyMD is a collection of Material Design compliant widgets for use with Kivy, a framework for cross-platform, touch-enabled graphical applications.

PySide - ATTENTION: This project is deprecated, please refer to PySide2

flet - Flet enables developers to easily build realtime web, mobile and desktop apps in Python. No frontend experience required.

Flutter - Flutter makes it easy and fast to build beautiful apps for mobile and beyond

Toga - A Python native, OS native GUI toolkit.

Eel - A little Python library for making simple Electron-like HTML/JS GUI apps [Moved to:]


pywebview - Build GUI for your Python program with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

Flexx - Write desktop and web apps in pure Python