Electron embeds Chromium and Node.js to enable web developers to create desktop applications.
Compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux, Electron apps run on three platforms across all supported architectures.
Electron is an open source project maintained by the OpenJS Foundation and an active community of contributors.
Desktop development made easy
Electron takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.
Native graphical user interfaces
Interact with your operating system's interfaces with Electron's main process APIs. Customize your application window appearance, control application menus, or alert users through dialogs or notifications.
Automatic software updates
Send out software updates to your macOS and Windows users whenever you release a new version with Electron's autoUpdater module, powered by Squirrel.
Use community-supported tooling to generate platform-specific tooling like Apple Disk Image (.dmg) on macOS, Windows Installer (.msi) on Windows, or RPM Package Manager (.rpm) on Linux.
App store distribution
Distribute your application to more users. Electron has first-class support for the Mac App Store (macOS), the Microsoft Store (Windows), or the Snap Store (Linux).
Use the tools you love
With the power of modern Chromium, Electron gives you an unopinionated blank slate to build your app. Choose to integrate your favourite libraries and frameworks from the front-end ecosystem, or carve your own path with bespoke HTML code.
$ npm init electron-app@latest my-app
✔ Locating custom template: "base"
✔ Initializing directory
✔ Preparing template
✔ Initializing template
✔ Installing template dependencies
If you want to figure things out for yourself, you can install the Electron package directly from the npm registry.
For a production-ready experience, install the latest stable version. If you want something a bit more experimental, try the prerelease or nightly channels.
$ npm install --save-dev electron@latest
# Electron 24.4.1
# Node 18.14.0
# Chromium 112.0.5615.204
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.
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.
Apps users love, built with Electron
Thousands of organizations spanning all industries use Electron to build cross-platform software.