redux VS redux-toolkit

Compare redux vs redux-toolkit and see what are their differences.


Predictable state container for JavaScript apps (by reduxjs)


The official, opinionated, batteries-included toolset for efficient Redux development (by reduxjs)
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redux redux-toolkit
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57,400 7,049
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8.9 9.7
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TypeScript TypeScript
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Posts with mentions or reviews of redux. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of redux-toolkit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-17.
  • Preventing Hero Culture In Software Teams
    1 project | | 26 Jan 2022
    On that note, we're actually working on a new "action listener" middleware for Redux Toolkit, which does exactly this. It's designed to cover probably 75% of the use cases that you might have used sagas for in the past (responding to actions, longer-running async workflows, "child tasks"), but for a fraction of the bundle size and with a much simpler API based based on async functions rather than generators. We've still got a few tweaks to make to its design, but it's looking very promising so far.
  • Should I use Redux on small projects?
    1 project | | 21 Jan 2022
    Speaking of simpler solutions though, I highly recommend checking out redux-toolkit. It's a package from the creators of Redux intended to make Redux as approachable and easy to use as possible. I used to appreciate the confidence Redux gave me, but disliked how much work it was to set up. It very much front-loaded the complexity. Once you had everything set up and configured, it was easy to use and extend, but getting it there was painful. Now that I've picked up toolkit, I find that pretty much all of my complaints of redux in the past are gone.
  • How to make a basic React.js CRUD app in simple redux(not using react-redux nor redux-toolkit)
    2 projects | | 17 Jan 2022
    First of all, you will need react-redux if you want to use Redux with React because React Redux are the official bindings. Secondly, you won't need to use Redux Toolkit (RTK) but I encourage you to use it because RTK reduces the amount of code needed to write Redux logic.
  • Which global state management can I use with React Query
    1 project | | 15 Jan 2022
    Out of curiosity, have you read through ?
  • As a solo front-end developer, how do I deal with imposter syndrome and bring my boss back down to reality?
    4 projects | | 13 Jan 2022
    - (it's basically a must have for large react apps in my opinion. redux might be a bit daunting at a first glance, but once you get how it works it is great -> managing state will become sorted and understandable) (also got the browser extension)
  • robodux: a powerful middleware and caching library for redux side-effects
    5 projects | | 11 Jan 2022
    I even tried to incorporate my slice helpers (e.g. createTable) into RTK but that idea was rejected. Even simple requests like making immer optional was rejected.
    5 projects | | 11 Jan 2022
    Interesting. I see at least a couple similarities to the in-development "action listener" middleware we've been working on for RTK, like using some AbortController-based cancelation.
  • Incrementally adopting TypeScript in a create-react-app project
    6 projects | | 11 Jan 2022
    For this tutorial, the app we'll be converting to TypeScript is a counter app built with redux-toolkit, if you're not familiar with redux, redux-toolkit or TypeScript, I highly suggest you take a look at their docs before doing this tutorial as I assume you have some basic understanding of all of them.
  • Beginner's Thread / Easy Questions (January 2022)
    4 projects | | 2 Jan 2022
    I would start with Redux Toolkit and their own docs. A lot of the tutorials you'll find elsewhere will be using the older redux patterns which are more complicated. If you prefer videos, I watched this tutorial on Redux Toolkit and RTK Query recently and found it clearer than others.
  • What's new in Redux?
    3 projects | | 30 Dec 2021
    Just read the official documentation.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing redux and redux-toolkit you can also consider the following projects:

redux-saga - An alternative side effect model for Redux apps

zustand - 🐻 Bear necessities for state management in React

react-query - ⚛️ Hooks for fetching, caching and updating asynchronous data in React

next-redux-wrapper - Redux wrapper for Next.js

redux-thunk - Thunk middleware for Redux

Immer - Create the next immutable state by mutating the current one

vite - Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

redux-persist - persist and rehydrate a redux store

effector-react - The state manager ☄️

Next.js - The React Framework