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.
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.
Desktop development made easy
Electron takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.
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.
Try Electron out
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.
Electron's quick start tutorial will expose you to a mix of theory and practical code that will get you developing desktop apps like a pro in no time.
Learn how to run a web app in Electron, package your application, and distribute it to end users.Learn more
We recommend you install Electron locally in your devDependencies. For a production-ready experience, install the latest stable version. If you want something a bit more experimental, try the prerelease (beta or alpha) or nightly channels.
$ npm install --save-dev electron@latest
# Electron 20.2.0
# Node 16.15.0
# Chromium 104.0.5112.124
Apps users love, built with Electron
Thousands of organizations spanning all industries use Electron to build cross-platform software.