react-canvas VS Konva

Compare react-canvas vs Konva and see what are their differences.


High performance <canvas> rendering for React components (by Flipboard)


Konva.js is an HTML5 Canvas JavaScript framework that extends the 2d context by enabling canvas interactivity for desktop and mobile applications. (by konvajs)
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react-canvas Konva
4 12
12,737 6,754
0.3% 2.4%
0.0 8.4
almost 3 years ago 12 days ago
JavaScript TypeScript
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of react-canvas. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-12.
  • Google Docs will move to canvas based rendering instead of DOM | 2021-05-12
    I remember Flipboard using canvas to render their UI before using react, which has the same idea, you can look at the repo and their post about it:

  • Using KonvaJS as canvas with React | 2021-03-25
    React Canvas
  • Is it possible on react native ???
    You can also try using Canvas element in react
  • Any js game library where I can use react ? | 2021-03-02
    I'm confused, there is react-canvas. Does it just not work very good?


Posts with mentions or reviews of Konva. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-29.
  • [AskJS] What is the best canvas library to make an app like figma or integromat?
  • [Showoff Saturday] My huge resources collection for web developers just hit over 500 hand-picked links! I bet you'll find *at least* one thing that improves your work day. 🧰 | 2021-08-28
  • [AskJS] Where are simple 2D/3D non-Geo, non-fancy libraries to be found ?!
    Easel, Fabric, Konva, Mesh, P5, Paper, Pencil, Pixi, Pts, Scrawl-canvas, Three, Two.
  • How to achieve top-notch scrolling performance using HTML5 Canvas | 2021-08-05
    Either you use a frontend framework or vanilla JS/TS take a look at one of these wonderful libraries. Our choice is awesome Konva.js with react-konva bindings. It abstracts away low-level details, like redrawing, bubbling or layering inside canvas. Konva supports many useful shapes like Rect, Circle, Text, Arrow, that you can use out of the box to construct UI. So instead of imperative low-level code:
  • Proper Wrapping of Object Libraries from JavaScript using C# and Blazor? | 2021-07-04
    I am trying to wrap Konva, a very rich library for working with the HTML5 canvas.
  • Top 10 Animation Libraries – (CSS + JavaScript ) | 2021-06-16
    You can easily download it from here .
  • How to convert pdf, docx,docx files to html5 and render them on the client | 2021-05-28
    Instead, you could store the PDF server-side, render it to a client with PDF.js, then use something like Konva to edit the context
  • Shelly: under the hood | 2021-03-25
    Let's move to the canvas. Here, the main job is done by Konva, which provides us with a simple and performant layer on top of the raw HTML canvas element. Shelly uses a rather basic subset of Konva, as Shelly's drawings are composed mainly of lines, arches, basic figures, and SVG patterns (hearts, stars, cars, etc.). One aspect that was especially challenging, however, was properly handling the zoom & pan, using both on-screen controls and the mouse wheel.
  • Using KonvaJS as canvas with React | 2021-03-25
  • Ask HN: How do I improve boring README page? | 2021-03-22
    Personally I'd like to see a quick start guide e.g. [1] shows me the bare minimum code needed to get it to work. I'm not a fan of projects that simply use one-liners like `docker run [link]` because it tells me nothing about what I (a developer) will see in my potential future workflow.

    It would also be nice to see a comparison (performance, ease of use, etc.) with other frameworks on why I should use it vs whatever else comes up on Google


What are some alternatives?

When comparing react-canvas and Konva you can also consider the following projects:

PixiJS - The HTML5 Creation Engine: Create beautiful digital content with the fastest, most flexible 2D WebGL renderer.

React Konva - React + Canvas = Love. JavaScript library for drawing complex canvas graphics using React.

A-Frame - :a: web framework for building virtual reality experiences.

React ART

JsBarcode - Barcode generation library written in JavaScript that works in both the browser and on Node.js

x-spreadsheet - A web-based JavaScript(canvas) spreadsheet

GreenSock-JS - GreenSock's GSAP JavaScript animation library (including Draggable).

filedrop-svelte - A file dropzone action & component for Svelte.

ART - Retained mode vector drawing API designed for multiple output modes. There's also a built-in SVG parser.