Squid VS Grover

Compare Squid vs Grover and see what are their differences.

Squid

A Ruby library to plot charts in PDF files (by Fullscreen)

Grover

A Ruby gem to transform HTML into PDFs, PNGs or JPEGs using Google Puppeteer/Chromium (by Studiosity)
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Squid Grover
0 3
218 534
0.5% 2.8%
0.0 2.9
7 months ago 20 days ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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Squid

Posts with mentions or reviews of Squid. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning Squid yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

Grover

Posts with mentions or reviews of Grover. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-26.
  • Creating PDFs in a Ruby on Rails application
    6 projects | dev.to | 26 Oct 2021
    You have a few options when trying to create a PDF in a Rails environment. Prawn and Wicked PDF have been around for quite a while. I have been using both gems and they work fine. However, they have a few limitations that can make it difficult to handle more complex PDFs. I recently discovered Grover, which can remediate some of this inflexibility in creating PDFs.
  • Has anyone tried Grover to generate PDF files on Heroku?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rails | 16 Aug 2021
    I am looking for a PDF generation tool for a Rails project. I have looked Prawn, Wicked and PDFKit, but Grover seems to be the most easy to use. The only thing concerns me is: in order to run Grover on Heroku, I will have to add 2 additional build packs (one for node.js and one for puppeteer). Can someone share their experience on how will the extra build packs affect performance on Heroku? Because I really do not want to slow the app down. My use case is a styled HTML property list that will be mostly 2 pages long.
  • Converting HTML to PDF using Rails
    5 projects | dev.to | 7 Jun 2021
    The gem I recommend is called Grover. It uses Puppeteer and Chromium to "print" an HTML page into a PDF. So your PDF will look exactly how your page looks in Google Chrome's print preview. This will also allow you to reuse CSS from your app rather than having to write specific CSS just for your PDF exports.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Squid and Grover you can also consider the following projects:

Wicked Pdf - PDF generator (from HTML) plugin for Ruby on Rails

Prawn - Fast, Nimble PDF Writer for Ruby

Pdfkit - A Ruby gem to transform HTML + CSS into PDFs using the command-line utility wkhtmltopdf

Wisepdf - Wkhtmltopdf wrapper done right

HexaPDF - Versatile PDF creation and manipulation for Ruby

CombinePDF - A Pure ruby library to merge PDF files, number pages and maybe more...

Gimli - Utility for converting markup files to pdf files

Shrimp - a phantomjs based pdf renderer