react-native-desktop-qt VS react-nodegui

Compare react-native-desktop-qt vs react-nodegui and see what are their differences.


A Desktop port of React Native, driven by Qt, forked from Canonical (by status-im)


Build performant, native and cross-platform desktop applications with native React + powerful CSS like styling.🚀 (by nodegui)
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react-native-desktop-qt react-nodegui
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1,187 6,082
0.3% 0.4%
0.0 3.4
over 1 year ago about 2 months ago
JavaScript TypeScript
- MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of react-native-desktop-qt. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-26.


Posts with mentions or reviews of react-nodegui. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-19.
  • Windows App
    2 projects | | 19 Jul 2022
    If you are strictly looking to make a desktop app, I would suggest looking at it is really easy to use and develop.
  • Ask HN: Why aren't there any real alternatives to Electron?
    11 projects | | 26 Mar 2022
    I have to use Discord and Element on a regular basis (which both use Electron). They both use an unreasonable amount of RAM, and I feel this even more as my laptop is quite old and has 4GB of RAM.

    I keep looking for alternatives to Electron, which wouldn't require such heavy resources to run, but my searches always seem to come up short. There are a number of solutions that are either dead or are not ready for production yet, such as React NodeGUI[0], Proton Native[1] or react-native-desktop-qt[2].

    There's react-native-windows, but I'm not running Windows, and even if that did gain Linux compatibility it seems that they're quite focused on Microsoft-owned platforms.

    Is "just stick Chromium into all your apps" seriously the best we can do as an industry? It's resource-inefficient to high heaven, not to mention that it's slow and doesn't integrate with the native platform styles at all. As a JavaScript developer, I'm quite surprised this is the best there is for cross-platform JavaScript development.


  • 9 Ways You Can Use React Today in 2022
    13 projects | | 21 Jan 2022
    React NodeGUI is slowly gaining popularity for bringing react directly to the desktop development experience, powered by Qt5.
  • How do you create a cross-platform GUI without using Electron?
    21 projects | | 10 Sep 2021
  • Announcing Svelte NodeGUI, a lightweight Electron alternative with native UI, based on Node.js!
    6 projects | | 5 Mar 2021
    On the React and Vue github repos the README contains this disclaimer:

What are some alternatives?

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