GuiLite VS lvgl

Compare GuiLite vs lvgl and see what are their differences.


✔️The smallest header-only GUI library(4 KLOC) for all platforms (by idea4good)


Embedded graphics library to create beautiful UIs for any MCU, MPU and display type. It's boosted by a professional yet affordable drag and drop UI editor, called SquareLine Studio. (by lvgl)
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GuiLite lvgl
5 28
6,453 10,376
- 3.9%
5.2 9.7
about 1 month ago 6 days ago
C++ C
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of GuiLite. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of lvgl. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-25.
  • GUI Libraries on C++
    2 projects | | 25 Sep 2022
    Like this one
  • my very first project based on freeRTOS and lvgla.
    2 projects | | 6 Aug 2022
    I was going to use lovyanGFX together with LVGL. but I had a few difficulties running it so back to TFT_eSPI. this UI you are seeing is based on LVGL and TFT_eSPI is just acting as a graphics driver to drive to display.
  • Is there any MIT/BSD licensed UI framework for C++ ?
    19 projects | | 21 May 2022
    LVGL ( - MIT
  • Resources to learn how to create a display-driving embedded linux application?
    3 projects | | 19 Apr 2022
    If Qt licensing turns out to be unreasonable for you either way, there are a few other graphical toolkit options. One of my favorites is LVGL. That one might be closer to what you're used to in the microcontroller C space; very very light on resources, but could be a lot more work to develop (unless you're just so used to C that you pick it up naturally). Running it on Linux is a lot easier than on a microcontroller since you can use SDL or write direct to the framebuffer. LVGL UIs can also be prototyped fairly easily in a web browser playground.
  • GUI for software, not games, but lighter than Qt ?
    19 projects | | 8 Apr 2022
    LVGL. It is designed for embedded system, but can be used on virtually every platforms.
  • I made a shortlist of good libraries for my GUI C project and I want your thoughts and comments.
    7 projects | | 5 Apr 2022
    Good C library list: + C89, no dependencies, public license. 5/5 + good tutorial and wiki guides 5/5 + infinite possibilities - whole library for making games, forums, wiki - complicated, not many C tutorials, need to manage game states... 4/5 + good docs - for embedded systems 4/5 + Popular, inspired Nuklear - for C++ 3/5 + very efficient, used in Conky - uses X so only for Linux, just for displaying images and text and stuff 2/5 + simple, small - you need to handle your own drawing 2/5 GTK+ - no
  • Embedded GUI Contest
    3 projects | | 20 Mar 2022
    So RT-Thread IoT OS partnered with LVGL, STMicroelectronics, Nuvoton, and NXP to bring this contest, opening an opportunity for embedded developers that come from everywhere to explore more possibilities with embedded GUI.
  • What GUI library should I start with after learning C?
    3 projects | | 17 Feb 2022
    I actually ran across this and thought it would be fun to play around with
  • Are there any cross-platform GUI libraries out there?
    4 projects | | 12 Dec 2021
  • I Dread Writing Embedded GUIs
    3 projects | | 5 Nov 2021
    I think this is mostly a problem of finding good tools for your workflow. Admittedly, there are fewer of them in the space of embedded development than for the usual "apps", but there are some. Besides the already mentioned LVGL [1] for the actual GUI you'll need a proper build tool that can handle all that conversion stuff OP's talking about reliably. I can only recommend Bob [2] here. Unfortunately, it's very unknown but brings everything you need for embedded development (w/ or w/o GUI, higher-level stuff like custom Linux images, too). Using it for years professionally and for personal projects and will never look back.


What are some alternatives?

When comparing GuiLite and lvgl you can also consider the following projects:

TFT_eSPI - Arduino and PlatformIO IDE compatible TFT library optimised for the Raspberry Pi Pico (RP2040), STM32, ESP8266 and ESP32 that supports different driver chips

imgui - Dear ImGui: Bloat-free Graphical User interface for C++ with minimal dependencies

LovyanGFX - SPI LCD graphics library for ESP32 (ESP-IDF/ArduinoESP32) / ESP8266 (ArduinoESP8266) / SAMD51(Seeed ArduinoSAMD51)

qt5-webkit-container - A barebones WebKit container for pure HTML5 UI

littlefs - A little fail-safe filesystem designed for microcontrollers

go - The Go programming language

flipper - A desktop debugging platform for mobile developers.

TGUI - Cross-platform modern c++ GUI

hagl - Hardware Agnostic Graphics Library for embedded

gfxprim - Open-source modular 2D bitmap graphics library with emphasis on speed and correctness.

Simon-Arduino - Interactive hardware game based on memorizing blink pattern