iced VS orbtk

Compare iced vs orbtk and see what are their differences.


A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm (by iced-rs)
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iced orbtk
41 6
12,034 3,416
2.5% 1.7%
9.3 8.7
3 days ago 20 days ago
Rust Rust
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of iced. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-04.


Posts with mentions or reviews of orbtk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-20.
  • GTK and custom themes - what really happened
    5 projects | | 20 Sep 2021
    That said, I'm not totally convinced about SixtyFPS today. There are some other interesting options that are suitable GUI toolkits for Rust. Such as OrbTk and Iced. Each toolkit is approaching the GUI space in a different way, so it'll be interesting to see where we end up in a few more years. QML-esque SixtyFPS, ECS-based OrbTk, Elm-based Iced, and a few others out there.
  • Pop should join this new GTK fork
    2 projects | | 14 Sep 2021
    What's written in this article isn't the development of a GTK fork, but some reasoning for exploring alternatives to GTK. There aren't very many suitable candidates in this space, but Rust GUI toolkits like Iced have potential. Personally, I would add that OrbTk is also a suitable candidate.
  • Any stable crate to develop a cross-platform Rust desktop app?
    15 projects | | 6 Jun 2021
    I use orbtk, it is pretty easy to use, has an active dev team, works on windows mac and linux, and cross compiling from linux to windows is also easy with it. It is still pretty beta, but depending on the project you need it could work. (
  • Cross platform native guis in rust
    7 projects | | 3 Apr 2021
    Orbtk is an option. The default is backend is orbraq, which uses OrbClient. OrbClient will use SDL on Linux, and on Redox it should be a "pure" rust experience.
  • Rust GUI: Introduction, a.k.a. the state of Rust GUI libraries (As of January 2021)
    5 projects | | 19 Jan 2021
    OrbTK recompiling stuff has been fixed in the development branch as far as I can tell:
    12 projects | | 18 Jan 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing iced and orbtk you can also consider the following projects:

egui - egui: an easy-to-use immediate mode GUI in pure Rust

druid - A data-first Rust-native UI design toolkit.

yew - Rust / Wasm framework for building client web apps

Azul - Desktop GUI Framework

Druid - Apache Druid: a high performance real-time analytics database.

fltk-rs - Rust bindings for the FLTK GUI library.

sixtyfps - SixtyFPS is a toolkit to efficiently develop fluid graphical user interfaces for any display: embedded devices and desktop applications. We support multiple programming languages, such as Rust, C++ or JavaScript.

conrod - An easy-to-use, 2D GUI library written entirely in Rust.

imgui-rs - Rust bindings for Dear ImGui

Native Windows GUI - A light windows GUI toolkit for rust

rust - Rust for the xtensa architecture. Built in targets for the ESP32 and ESP8266