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$ npm i -D electron@latest
# Electron   16.0.2
# Node       16.9.1
# Chromium   96.0.4664.55
$ npm i -D electron@beta
# Electron   16.0.0-beta.9
# Node       16.9.1
# Chromium   96.0.4664.35
$ npm i -D electron@alpha
# Electron   17.0.0-alpha.4
# Node       16.13.0
# Chromium   98.0.4706.0
$ npm i -D electron-nightly
# Electron   18.0.0-nightly.20211126
# Node       16.13.0
# Chromium   98.0.4706.0

Apps users love, built with Electron

Thousands of organizations spanning all industries use Electron to build cross-platform software.

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.

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 the OpenJS Foundation 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.

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

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

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

Try powerful experiments with Electron Fiddle

Electron Fiddle lets you create and play with small Electron experiments. It greets you with a quick-start template after opening – change a few things, choose the version of Electron you want to run it with, and play around. Then, save your Fiddle either as a GitHub Gist or to a local folder. Once pushed to GitHub, anyone can quickly try your Fiddle out by just entering it in the address bar.

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Or dive deeper and read the documentation.

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