Build cross platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

Electron: 1.4.11 Node: 6.5.0 Chromium: 53.0.2785.143 V8: 5.3.332.47

It's easier than you think

If you can build a website, you can build a desktop app. Electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. It takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.

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Web Technologies

Electron uses Chromium and Node.js so you can build your app with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Open Source

Electron is an open source project maintained by GitHub and an active community of contributors.

Cross Platform

Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux, Electron apps build and run on three platforms.

The hard parts made easy

Get started

To get started with Electron, check out the resources below. Learn how to wrap your web app with Electron, access all the APIs, and generate installers.

Explore the Electron APIs

The Electron API Demos app interactively demonstrates the most important features of the Electron API. See what's possible with Electron with sample code and helpful tips for building your app.

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Spin up the Quick Start app to see Electron in action:

A minimal Electron app with helpful notations.

# Clone the Quick Start repository
$ git clone https://github.com/electron/electron-quick-start

# Go into the repository
$ cd electron-quick-start

# Install the dependencies and run
$ npm install && npm start

Or dive deeper and read the documentation.

Need Help?

Ask questions in the Discuss forum or our Slack channel. Follow @ElectronJS on Twitter for important announcements. Need to privately reach out? Email electron@github.com.

Apps built on Electron

With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker.


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Great tools from the community

Open source projects that help you build better apps.

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